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by Stoik
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Slow down writing to disk [resolved]
Replies: 18
Views: 1247

Re: Slow down writing to disk [resolved]

Bitcoin wrote : Are you watching your CPU usage ? Try System Explorer or Process Explorer to see if there are some programs you have running in the background that are tying up resources. Oh, that is the very first thing I checked. What stuck me as odd is that, in spite the very low CPU and RAM usa...
by Stoik
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Slow down writing to disk [resolved]
Replies: 18
Views: 1247

Re: Slow down writing to disk [resolved]

System wrote : BSODs with varying messages are often a sign of hardware issues . Hardware again ! All points to replacing my NTFS drive with new SDD drive (and Windows license won't be a problem). And my very last question (to System or anyone else): is there a software tool out there that can diag...
by Stoik
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Slow down writing to disk [resolved]
Replies: 18
Views: 1247

Re: Slow down writing to disk

Thank You all for the excellent ideas. I will soon change the title of this post to [resolved], but only after "the dust settles down" - since comments are still pouring in at high speed. System's suggestion to tweak I/O priorities of programs (see above) has largely resolved my problem. With (in) P...
by Stoik
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Slow down writing to disk [resolved]
Replies: 18
Views: 1247

Re: Slow down writing to disk

bitcoin, What does "underpowered OP" mean ? I could not figure that out from the rest of Your comment (about Your Acer netbook etc). The C drive on my Toshiba Satellite P875-S730 is an NTFS drive. I purchased it with the Windows 8 OS built in. After a few tweaks to make the Windows 8 user friendly,...
by Stoik
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Slow down writing to disk [resolved]
Replies: 18
Views: 1247

Re: Slow down writing to disk

Wow !!! Lots of excellent responses and ideas in such a short time ! System, Thanks for the excellent suggestion about I/O priority rather than CPU priority, I did not think of that. I have the Process Hacker, but my current default "process tweaker" Process Lasso can also do this. However, another ...
by Stoik
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Slow down writing to disk [resolved]
Replies: 18
Views: 1247

Slow down writing to disk [resolved]

Intense reading from a disk and writing to a disk can slow down the system to a crawl - very annoying. A very common problem, I am sure that all of You are frequently annoyed by this ! Examples of heavy duty drive activity (reading and writing) that can take a while (e.g. several minutes or longer) ...
by Stoik
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: Problems & Troubleshooting
Topic: Chromium-Based Browsers - Portability Problem !
Replies: 23
Views: 22731

Re: Chromium-Based Browsers - Portability Problem !

My latest testing reveals more good news : 1. JohnTHaller's portable version of the latest Opera (53.0.2907.99) if fully portable (= "lossless" transfer to another PC or device), after not being so for a while - so they are back ! 2. There are more and more fully portable (& fully transferable from ...
by Stoik
Wed May 02, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Media Player - 32-bit better than 64-bit ? (resolved)
Replies: 4
Views: 1447

Re: Media Player - 32-bit better than 64-bit ?

After testing this further on several PCs,
I concluded that John Haller was right :
32-bit vs 64-bit made no noticeable or significant difference in overexerting resources (e.g. CPU),
the key factor was the number of commands used via command-line (e.g. 2 commands roughly doubled the resources).
by Stoik
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Media Player - 32-bit better than 64-bit ? (resolved)
Replies: 4
Views: 1447

Re: Media Player - 32-bit better than 64-bit ?

Thank You, System and JohnTHaller ! From You comments I gather that the most likely causes for my "a-v video desynch" problem is: either highly optimized decoding/post-processing code, or a buggy 64-bit code in the 64-bit software version. I decided to have two parallel Sm Player versions right next...
by Stoik
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Media Player - 32-bit better than 64-bit ? (resolved)
Replies: 4
Views: 1447

Media Player - 32-bit better than 64-bit ? (resolved)

Normally, I upgrade all software from 32-bit to 64-bit without hesitation , but I have a scenario here which makes me wonder if it is perhaps better to stay with a 32-bit version (on a 64-bit system). I am classical portable freeware user, with a media player on a USB stick , which I use on differe...
by Stoik
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Media Player - Settings per File
Replies: 7
Views: 2061

Re: Media Player - Settings per File

WebFork wrote: Having a config file to go along with the hoops I had to jump through to get it playing correctly would be amazing. SmPlayer saves these individualized (per video) config files in the sub-folder named "file_settings", whose location depends on the SmPlayer version that You have - it ...
by Stoik
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Media Player - Settings per File
Replies: 7
Views: 2061

Re: Media Player - Settings per File

I got one ! Light Alloy ( http://light-alloy.verona.im/ ) can do the same thing ! Although, they do not mention it anywhere in the features (they do not brag about it). The individualized settings are saved for brightness, contrast, saturation, volume. I do not know yet for how long these individual...
by Stoik
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Best Player for MadVR Codec
Replies: 6
Views: 1963

Re: Best Player for MadVR Codec

Thanks, Userfriendly ! Now, for the sake of a good discussion, permit me to play the devil's advocate ... FFDshow is not portable since it saves settings in the registry I see that statement often when I search this topic on the web. So what of it, if it writes to the registry ? Almost all of these ...
by Stoik
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Best Player for MadVR Codec
Replies: 6
Views: 1963

Re: Best Player for MadVR Codec

Userfriendly , What You just described is fantastic ! Basically it is about making MadVR portable and easily transferable to another PC (with customized settings). Can You do the same with FFDshow ? I have been trying unsuccessfully for a long time to find or make FFDshow portable. If You know how ...
by Stoik
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Portable Freeware Discussion
Topic: Best Player for MadVR Codec
Replies: 6
Views: 1963

Best Player for MadVR Codec

MadVR is an amazing codec, but I somehow am not able to get a portable player that can use the MadVR features to the full. E.g. Zoom Player claims to deliver PixelShaders with MadVR, but fails to deliver that on my PC. Also, MadVR offers high quality algorithms for scaling, sharpening, debanding, d...