I just got an eee pc and wanted some suggestions for some of the best lightweight software for usage on a netbook. I was looking for things like mp3 software, virus scanner etc.
It's an adequate remote desktop solution. RDP is far superior if available.tightvnc - its great app to control other computers
Good god NO!!! Stay away from this at all costs. I'm an internet tech and I spend a good chunk of my time coaching customers on how to uninstall this crap. It's often worse than actually getting a virus.Norton Internet Security 2009
Don't install any Community Codec Packs. These packs install a ton of codecs on your system which in many cases, can conflict with one another. Use ffdshow tryouts instead. It's actually just one codec that can encode/decode multiple audio/video codec streams.Community Codec (google it) pack/VNC - Great for watching all types of videos
mkv is a container format similar to mp4, ogg, and (to a lesser extent) avi.playback of higher resolution videos can be kind of troublesome with the eee pc's weak graphics processor, is there anything comparable to coreavc for mkv and h264 ?
You could try the latest version of VLC? I think the thing is quite fast, and I can view some 720p contents even without overclocking. Now... h264 at high bitrates is another problem altogether. 1080p decoding is nigh impossible on my machine here. Yours might have slightly better luck at that.playback of higher resolution videos can be kind of troublesome with the eee pc's weak graphics processor, is there anything comparable to coreavc for mkv and h264 ?
Already did? CoreAVC beats mPlayer by miles when it comes to decoding h264 or MKV. mPlayer lags like there's no tomorrow when it comes to h264 beyond 720p. Heck... even 720p is barely playable. h264 720p is like a slideshow with mPlayer.As i've said. no combo of media player classic and a bunch of external codecs, or vlc or any other media player is faster and more tuned for a smaller computer where resource-saving is king, than mplayer. try it and see.