Vstam39

I have a high end computer with 3 Gigs of RAM and new video card with 512 MB but the iHDSim is still running really slow on my computer. I have updated my video card driver and that didn't help, I have also increased my virtual memory to 4 Gigs which hasn't helped either.

Something I have noticed that is worth mentioning is when the Simulator errors out (any script error) the video and audio start to run normally in the background before I hit the OK button. Could this have anything to do with my script file Any ideas




Re: HD DVD Interactivity Authoring Why is my iHD Simulator running slow?

Amy Dullard - MSFT

It _could_ be your script ... depends on what exactly your script is doing. If you have a lot of timers going on, that would cause things to crawl.

How does it behave with just video and no application How does it behave with the simple examples than came with it How does it behave when your markup is loaded by your script isn't






Re: HD DVD Interactivity Authoring Why is my iHD Simulator running slow?

Vstam39

I do have a few timers in there, I have tried to minimize them as much as I can, but I don't think there are enough to cause an issue, I have ran the same project on a few other machines and they handled my script fine.

When there is a script error the video will start to run normally in the background before I close the simulator. The examples that came with teh simulator also chock especially "Advanced Techniques" and "Rotating Menus". I would think these examples have minimal use of scripts and a good use of markup. Is there an script interpretor update I can do to make my scripts run more smoothly






Re: HD DVD Interactivity Authoring Why is my iHD Simulator running slow?

Vstam39

I am currently talking to Nvidia customer support, lets see if they can help.




Re: HD DVD Interactivity Authoring Why is my iHD Simulator running slow?

Amy Dullard - MSFT

Are you running it on HDiSim on these other machines without an issue If this is the case, then more likely its your machine and a common culprit is your video card.




Re: HD DVD Interactivity Authoring Why is my iHD Simulator running slow?

Vstam39

That's what does not make sense because I have a high end video card that should perform with no issues.

(NVidia Quadro FX 4500 {512 MB})






Re: HD DVD Interactivity Authoring Why is my iHD Simulator running slow?

Vstam39

When running the same project on a nVidia Quadro FX 3500 it will run nice and smooth. I'm still thinking it might be the script.




Re: HD DVD Interactivity Authoring Why is my iHD Simulator running slow?

Peter Torr - MSFT

What is the script doing Do you mind posting the pieces you think are causing the issue




Re: HD DVD Interactivity Authoring Why is my iHD Simulator running slow?

Vstam39

Even some of the samples that came with the simulator will crawl, good example would be "Advanced Techniques", "Rotating Menus" and "Chapters" samples. This is the dilema, contrary to what I stated above, if these samples are slow then it could also be the video card. I am still talking to nVidia, I have asked them to install the simulator and see the issue on there end. Any other suggestions




Re: HD DVD Interactivity Authoring Why is my iHD Simulator running slow?

gstoned

If you use 2 displays with 2 different resolutions on this graphics card it will run incredibly slow ...
Try it with a graphics mode with just one display and see what happens ....

:-)

P.s.: Thanks to all members of this forum ... it helped me very much ... just released my first commercial HDDVD title ... did not need to buy the specs because of all the information in here ... thx a lot .... cu ...












Re: HD DVD Interactivity Authoring Why is my iHD Simulator running slow?

Vstam39

This was helpful thanks for info. I did try to turn off one of the monitors from the desktop settings and the simulator did run much faster. I guess when the monitor setting is on Dualview the graphic card can not handle the simulator, but when I switched the display setting to horizontal view, the simulator started to run smoothly.




Re: HD DVD Interactivity Authoring Why is my iHD Simulator running slow?

Clinic

If you can say, what was your title gstoned