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For Windows XP users, each application and process that’s installed on the PC is assigned a priority. This determines how much of the CPU power it’s allocated. You can see this in action by pressing [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Del] to open the Windows Task Manager. Select the Processes tab and under Image Name you’ll see every item that’s running on your system. To change the priority of an item and give it a greater share of CPU power, right-click it, choose Set Priority, then select the level you want it to have. Most items have the Normal setting by default. When increasing the priority of an item, do this one level at a time, then monitor the effect it has.

The change you make will only last until the application is closed. When you open it again it’ll revert to its default priority level. However, it’s possible to make a simple change to the Registry, which will ensure that when an application starts it’s given the high-priority setting without you having to make alterations to Windows Task Manager.

Open the Registry Editor and locate HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT exefile shell. Right-click Shell, create a new sub key called runhigh and set its default value to read Run at high priority. Next, right-click the runhigh key and create a new sub key called command. The default value for this should be set to C:WINDOWSSystem32cmd.exe /c start "runhigh” /high "%1”. All you need to do to run an item at high priority is to right-click it and from the menu choose 'Run at high priority’. This can be applied to program shortcuts and .exe files.

http://www.pcanswers.co.uk/tutorials/defau...ubsectionid=607

cmd /c start /High "C:Program FilesVideoLANVLCvlc.exe --intf wx" should technically work also, but I can't figure out how to make it display a gui when run from the command line.

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For Windows XP users, each application and process that’s installed on the PC is assigned a priority. This determines how much of the CPU power it’s allocated. You can see this in action by pressing [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Del] to open the Windows Task Manager. Select the Processes tab and under Image Name you’ll see every item that’s running on your system. To change the priority of an item and give it a greater share of CPU power, right-click it, choose Set Priority, then select the level you want it to have. Most items have the Normal setting by default. When increasing the priority of an item, do this one level at a time, then monitor the effect it has.

The change you make will only last until the application is closed. When you open it again it’ll revert to its default priority level. However, it’s possible to make a simple change to the Registry, which will ensure that when an application starts it’s given the high-priority setting without you having to make alterations to Windows Task Manager.

Open the Registry Editor and locate HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT exefile shell. Right-click Shell, create a new sub key called runhigh and set its default value to read Run at high priority. Next, right-click the runhigh key and create a new sub key called command. The default value for this should be set to C:WINDOWSSystem32cmd.exe /c start "runhigh” /high "%1”. All you need to do to run an item at high priority is to right-click it and from the menu choose 'Run at high priority’. This can be applied to program shortcuts and .exe files.

http://www.pcanswers.co.uk/tutorials/defau...ubsectionid=607

cmd /c start /High "C:Program FilesVideoLANVLCvlc.exe --intf wx" should technically work also, but I can't figure out how to make it display a gui when run from the command line.

C:Program FilesVideoLANVLCvlc.exe -vv
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