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- voip-ninja - 2010-01-22 21:57
ashlar Wrote:Could we please close this thread? At 68 pages, with the official release being DX... I think it seriously outlived its usefulness.
How so? It seems that many of us are experiencing laggy/choppy UI and video playback in these DX builds.
I need to run XBMC on a 2nd display as non "true" fullscreen so I can continue using the 1st display for other work... the result is very slow/choppy UI performance and 30-40% CPU utilization on a 2.2ghz dual core machine just playing back 480P video.
Hardly seems like the thread has outlived its usefulness when some of these issues have not yet been resolved.
- Carlos ze Dwarf - 2010-01-22 22:57
Maybe we could just close this one and open an other, more specific thread about problems with slowdown on dual display?
- ashlar - 2010-01-23 02:34
voip-ninja Wrote:Hardly seems like the thread has outlived its usefulness when some of these issues have not yet been resolved.You don't get it. You have a whole FORUM to speak about what is now the only official release for the Windows OS. A single thread with all things related to DX is a non-sense.
XBMC DX *is* XBMC for Windows. There's a whole forum dedicated to bugs, help and troubleshooting. This is a single thread inside that forum. And at 68 pages it's ridiculous. When it was started, DX was in its infancy and not the officially supported version, hence the need for a dedicated thread back then.
- StarChild - 2010-01-23 14:12
Yeah, but now we have started this conversation about the 2nd display here, and I don't want to loose any value information by starting a new thread. Maybe a OP could cut & past these posts to a new tread instead?
- Buckster - 2010-01-24 03:14
can't find a GL thread
but as an experiement downloaded the latest GL SVN an its absolutely superb
the L3 Optimised upscaling finally (in my opinion) makes DVDs look superb natively within XBMC well done devs
- ashlar - 2010-01-24 16:18
Buckster Wrote:the L3 Optimised upscaling finally (in my opinion) makes DVDs look superb natively within XBMC well done devsThat's available in DX too.
- Carlos ze Dwarf - 2010-01-24 18:58
Scratch what i said before about using analog audio in order to get smooth video with auto refresh rate.
Yesterday, after 10 min of watching a video it started again
Now that i've been focusing on this problem this whole week, trying every config possible, i just find that it is simply impossible to combine dual display and auto refresh rate properly. 24Hz mode can work at the beginning of playback but at best for several minutes. At one moment frames will drop and xbmc will never recover (which his frustrating when you see a cpu average of 20%...)
With true fullscreen, slowdowns do appear too and it can last more than 5 sec before recovering. I'm guessing the knowledgeable people will find it weird as true fullscreen should in theory work fine but no it doesn't.
It's only by using windowed full screen and disabling the matching framerate option that getting a smooth video playback is possible. Some very, very few slowdowns can happen but it's only once, as they go away right after.
The latest opengl build i could find (ikon's rev26880) does not give any improvement with my setup.
- Buckster - 2010-01-24 20:04
ashlar Wrote:That's available in DX too.
what exactly is the difference between GL and DX varients please ? I seem to get smoother frame rates in GL version ?
(3.6 gig E7400 + 9400 nvidia)
anyway any element of sharpening can be added as well (for content that doesn't need scaling)
- StarChild - 2010-01-25 00:03
@Carlos ze Dwarf:
Yeah, I was trying to reproduce that with analog audio... but I couldn't.. I know why now
- Smiff - 2010-01-30 01:27
pleased to report i solved the latter problem accidentally, it was due to an overly complicated playercorefactory.xml - since i simplified the rules, it now seems to start playing videos almost instantly