Wow lot of free king out in this thread. DDD what kind of comment is that? Seriously? Lets try this. 1. Fresh install of your choice of codecs. 2. Delete everything in the temp and prefetch folders. 3. Set your page file to 4096. 4. Change your disk parameters to disable disk caching to improve perfoamce. 5. Now disable indexing. 6. Now reboot and try again. Ram? Ya you could use some. But the issue here isn't ion/CPU problem. It's easy to think it is but I'm a system were the hardware CAN do it and isn't you need to focus on the sandbag and not what the system SHOULD consist of. He is trying to read write and cache hi-def video we need to focus on HDD performance and work our way up. Come on TPU what happened to teamwork and the PROCESS? No one cares if your right or not only that the OP problem is RESOLVED. At least that was the unspoken system 5 years ago.