Looking for ways to improve my MB I seem to be alright with diamond theme and no backgrounds in coverflow makes it run good and smooth
But Id love to be able to have backgrounds on when browseing movies other themes are painfully slow sadly aswell
So what are the main ways to improve MBs speed for browseing
Im on the latest Version of MB 2.6 with WIN7
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 (32bit) Professional
System Manufacturer ACER
System Model Aspire M3641
System Type X86-based PC Processor Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz, 2403 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB Total Physical Memory 2.75 GB Available Physical Memory 1.59 GB Total Virtual Memory 5.50 GB Available Virtual Memory 3.75 GB
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 630i Manufacturer: NVIDIA Chip type: GeForce 7100 / nForce 630i DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_07E1&SUBSYS_01371025&REV_A2 Display Memory: 1401 MB
Dedicated Memory: 249 MB
Shared Memory: 1151 MB Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz) Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor Monitor Model: SONY TV Monitor Id: SNY2C02 Native Mode: 1920 x 1080(p) (60.000Hz) Output Type: HDMI Driver Name: nvd3dum.dll
Driver File Version: 8.17.0012.9610 (English)
Driver Version: 126.96.36.19910 DDI Version: 9Ex Driver Model: WDDM 1.0
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
When I was setting up my xbox 360 to do my MB playback I found the UI sluggish. I fixed that by changing my backdrops to 1280X720 instead of 1920X1080 and I scaled my movie folder.jpg files to 333X500 instead of 1000X15000. That fixed the 360 performance and made MB on all the household PCs a lot faster too. Since all the screens in use are, at most, 1080p, the smaller image files aren’t even visibly noticeable anyway. No reason the same thing can’t help you if you’re using local metadata.
What are your system specs? On my main machine with an i5, 8gb ram, gtx 460, with a ssd it runs about as smooth as anything could possibly run. On my secondary which is a c2d, 3gb, gt 430, and a conventional hdd it is a little slower but not by that much. I would put my money on a faster hard drive or a solid state drive to see the biggest difference.
Graphics card and SSD but I agree with wraslor. You shouldn’t be having poor performance with just backdrops. I would check your graphics drivers or update the card first – then try a SSD.
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 2.75 GB
What’s up with this? 32bit OS, I’m assuming.
Oh, wait, I bet your graphics card is on-board without it’s own memory…
There are some config tweaks that can help if you’re willing to give up certain things. But this question has been asked a million times so just try searching.
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1250607/windows-7-media-center-setup-guide-knowledge-base-support#user_4 great thread to read but below is a copy paste of the madvr.
MadVR is a high quality video renderer (GPU assisted), featuring high quality chroma upsampling, high quality scaling (bicubic, mitchell, lanczos, spline etc), high quality YCbCr –> RGB conversion, gamut & gamma correction for display calibration, full 16bit processing queue, final 16bit processing result is dithered down to RGB output bitdepth, bypasses graphics card’s video algorithms, all work is done via GPU shaders, no shortcuts, highest quality has priority over anything else.
LAV CUVID is a Video Decoder for NVIDIA graphics cards. It utilizes the CUDA Video Decoding API (“CUVID”), sometimes also referred to as simply CUDA decoding. LAV CUVID can use both full decode off-loading and partial acceleration, depending on your Hardware. In addition to decoding, it can also use the full hardware deinterlacer on NVIDIA GPUs, giving you the best deinterlacing quality currently possible in your system. LAV Audio is a multi-format audio decoder for DirectShow. It is based on ffmpeg and its main goal is to offer audio quality without compromise. LAV Audio supports Bitstreaming of DTS/DTS-HD Master Audio/Dolby Digital/Dolby TrueHD audio to a AV-Receiver through either HDMI or S/PDIF
As you may have noticed, LAV CUVID is only available for Nvidia GPUs. MadVR and DXVA are incompatible, so if you don`t have an Nvidia GPU to use LAV CUVID as a decoder, you need to use software decoding if you choose to use MadVR as the renderer.
run Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\System windows experience index
Ways to improve your computer’s performance
Speed up your computer with ReadyBoost ReadyBoost can speed up your computer by using storage space on most USB flash drives and flash memory cards. When you plug a ReadyBoost-compatible storage device into your computer, the AutoPlay dialog box gives you the option to use ReadyBoost. If you select this option, you can choose how much memory on the device to use for this purpose.
you could try alt ctrl delete
right click on ehshell set priority to high
and check affinity for all processors
Use an external Drive as extra RAM
This works if you have a 64bit system:
Control Panel/System and Security/System
Click on Advanced System Settings
A window ops up called System Properties
Click on the Advanced tab
Click on the Settings tab under Performance
A new window pops up called Performance Options
Click on the Advanced tab
Here you will see Processor scheduling & Virtual Memory
(Virtual Memory allows you to change parts of your External Hard Drives into RAM)
Click on Change
Uncheck Automatically mange paging file size for all drives
Choose one of your external drives to use as extra RAM
Check on Custom
Choose the amout of extra RAM in MB you want to add to your external drive.
Now your computer is so fast that there will never be a problem again!
Turning of transition animations in WMC speeds things up in MB a lot if your GPU isn’t very good at ‘pushing pixels’.
If you have the ram space, you can run the imageCache on a RAM drive (or even a fast USB drive), I’m not sure what performance gains is any this will have over a decent SSD, but if you have spare RAM or a spare USB drive it might be worth the time.