ok probably true tom.
But blueray costs loads, no one has it on their systems yet as far as I know and I wouldn't even bother getting the disks, dvd quality is good enough for me.
I only use mp3 and wav with some oggs as it is.
At 03:09 p.m. 13/01/2011, you wrote:
Hi Shaun,

That's actually an over simplification of the facts. Most people
assume it has to do with 4 gb of ram, but that isn't the problem at
all.

With a 32-bit file system you can not easily create or map a file that
is larger than 4 GB of size. This includes a wav file, avi file, mpg
vidio clip,  etc. As a result with newer technologies like blue ray it
is becoming more and more difficult to map a 50 GB high definition
video file to a 32-bit file system and/or play it with a 32-bit
processor. In order to play huge files like this you really need a
64-bit processor, operating system, and file system.  As multimedia
formats get larger and larger in order to compress high definition
video, high-fi audio, etc the more necessary it is to have and use
64-bit systems. This effects everyone in some way. Especially, since
standard dvd movies are on the way out and blue ray dvds are quickly
beginning to be more mainstream.

Cheers!

On 1/12/11, shaun everiss <sm.ever...@gmail.com> wrote:
> well I don't see any reason why us blinks need 64 bit.
> what I understand is that programs can only use the first gb of ram,
> so 1 gb per program.
> in 64bit, you can use 4gb per program. or more.
> Unless you do image design or something you don't need that much.
> Sertainly for us blinks we don't even use 4gb ram.
> on my xp system I am using about 440mb about with all the extra
> halfmb blocks maybe 450-460mb.
> cutting about a good 80 for readers, and the mail program I am using
> round 320 -380mb.
> And thats everything i have, granted my version of hal is old but you
> get the idea.
> there is no way we will ever use 1gb of ram per program.
> Performance may improve with a 64bit os but we probably don't need it.
> Only people that need it are probably engineers that need to run
> multipul calculations like my brother, software developers, graphic
> designers and audio designers that need loads loaded at once and
> hardcore gamers.
> General users don't need this.
> In fact general users don't need win7 at alll, but thats the way
> things go same with ribbons.
> Though 7 has loads going for it.
> internal disk imaging is a thing I like.

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