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Will MPCstar come out with a 64bit version for Win 7? It seams that the last 3 updates are locking up when playing M4V and H264 videos.

Or is it just a bug that needs to be worked on still. I went back to pre 5.0 version but I keep checking back here for news.

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The advantages of 64bit program is mainly it's ability to use more then 2gB of ram memory. I can't imagine wanting a video player to use anywhere near that, so I see no advantage of developing it.

As for the issues you're referring to, we (forum staff) believe it's a conflict with codecs installed on the users system. Hopefully development can resolve this and when they do it will be addressed in release notes of new version.

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If you are trying to buffer more than 2 GB of video, I really have to wonder what you're doing, and why. That's just a tremendous amount of very detailed information -- like, half a DVD in memory and instantly available. Just watching the DVD in sequence, it would take you an hour to get to the end of the data.

I guess there must be some sort of video application where that might be useful, but I can't imagine what it might be, and MPCStar isn't designed for whatever that is. Zooming into every detail of a full-body CAT scan? And you can't wait a few seconds to load it from disk? Doing microsurgery, are you? You should be looking at Crossfire and the like for this, with a gig of video RAM or two.

So, not dissing you, but this is really silly. There probably won't be a 64-bit video player that does anything a 32-bit can't do, or not until we have holodecks.

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I think most average users hear that 64bit is better, and since they paid for a 64bit computer and windows version, they want as many programs as possible to support 64bit. I doubt this member was thinking of using more then 2gb of ram on his video player when he asked the question.

I do think the day will come when a video player will be 64bit and will need as much ram, but currently the highest resolution video generally available is 1080p, which is 1920x1080 resolution. I suspect we will have higher resolutions in the near future, and perhaps even interactive movies where we control the outcome of the movie by our choices. This is perhaps a decade away before it's distributed through mass media, but they are already experimenting with such technology now and it will definitely (at some point) require a 64bit program, but by then we all will be operating computers with ram measured in TB, not MB or GB and harddrives measured in EB.

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I just asked, I don't use videos that size as a matter of fact I convert them to .MKV due to smaller size. And not being of right mind (I get a check and was asked to PLEASE stay home) LOL. Just kidding. I asked because it seams there are is alot of software being written for 64bit and it a memory hog. it's just nice to know that MPCstar will stay small.

And Thanks again

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