Reply 11880 of 14055, by keenmaster486
A small update:
I am liking the Thinkpad 600E.
I had some fun this evening playing with VLC and sending video and audio to the 600E from my modern computer. I can get it to decode MPEG-1 HD video in real time - with only the occasional stutter.
I'm listening to an online radio station (actually one I've done some work for, you can check it out here: kdki.org and go to the stream here: s11.myradiostream.org:12398 - put it in an m3u file) using VLC. I have noticed that VLC is a little bulkier of a program than Windows Media Player or Media Player Classic, in that it pretty much wants to be in focus in order to never stutter or give up playing for a while. I set the option for "increase process priority" though, we'll see if that makes a difference. Basically if I load a webpage in RetroZilla, VLC will stutter a little until the webpage is finished loading.
But mostly it's just a lot of fun to play around with. I put a bunch of music files on the drive, for listening fun later. Media Player Classic does a good job with ogg files.
The battery rebuild has been fully successful so far. I ran it down to 10%, after it had sat on the table for about 30-40 hours not charging. It had only lost 4% of its charge sitting there. I ran it on full screen brightness and power settings, and doing a bunch of file copies over the WiFi, and although I wasn't really keeping track, it lasted quite a while. At least an hour and a half I'd say, and that's with constant battery-draining activity.
The radio stream working is kind of cool, actually, given that I was the guy who set up that stream to begin with. It's kind of ridiculous just what that audio goes through just to get all the way to VLC on my Pentium II laptop, haha!
Edit: darn it, Windows Media Player 9 works better.
I flermmed the plootash just like you asked.