[DSCodec]Replacement for DSPlayer - Printable Version
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- ashlar - 2011-05-18 22:46
therealjoeblow Wrote:Soft picture, numerous decoding artifacts. This assessment has been supported by numerous users over and over again. You won't notice it on a 24" monitor or an average quality 42" or lower LCD TV, but try with a very high quality 55" Plasma and you'll see what I mean. Crap quality.On what source? I own a Pioneer Kuro 9G 60". If you feed these screens anything less than 720p material... You are doing yourself a great disservice. Also, upscaling with lanczos or spline (MadVR) introduces ringing and/or artifacts...
- therealjoeblow - 2011-05-18 23:18
Parker_Payne Wrote:Could you please explain this further? AFAIK DSCodec uses ffdshow and "normal"-XBMC uses ffmpeg but aren't both based on libavcodec? Where is the difference?
-ffdshow is an advanced, highly configurable and flexible directshow decoder; ffmpeg is a basic 'swiss-knife' decoder
-ffdshow has no decoding artifacts; ffmpeg does.
-ffdshow by default decodes the image sharper than ffmpeg does
-ffdshow can use it's own built in filters for image resizing to 1920wide using lanczos in real-time on moderate hardware and onboard graphic chips for even better image clarity and sharpness; XBMC w/ffmpeg cannot, in most cases to use the built-in lanczos resizer without stuttering you need a powerhouse processor and/or vid-card.
-ffdshow can use a multitude of other built-in filters for additional post-processing depending on source quality, limited only by how much time you want to invest in configuring it; ffmpeg is stuck with what it is
- therealjoeblow - 2011-05-18 23:22
ashlar Wrote:On what source? I own a Pioneer Kuro 9G 60". If you feed these screens anything less than 720p material... You are doing yourself a great disservice. Also, upscaling with lanczos or spline (MadVR) introduces ringing and/or artifacts...
Well, I guess it's up to personal perception and preference then. If you like XBMC's default decoder, then great, use it. I think it sucks, but I guess I should have stated that's only my opinion.
The REAL Joe
- ashlar - 2011-05-19 01:30
The thing is that the decoder is not what you are most likely complaining about. You are probably dissatisfied with postprocessing and/or scaling. But those have pretty much nothing to do with decoding. I doubt that there is something seriously wrong with decoding.
But most definitely, the nice thing about HTPCs is choice. With many choices many individual tastes can be satisfied.
- st graveyard - 2011-05-19 09:36
I'm a NOOB when it comes to codecs, but I tested yesterday my HD homevids (1080p MTS files) using the DSPLAYER version. I fiddled a bit with the video options. It runs beautiful for me now in XBMC (on an LG Plasme HD READY 720P screen). I have around 48 - 50 frames/sec. I think it is still not yet as good as when I use WMPLAYER, but it comes very close.
- Mandarynek - 2011-05-19 12:16
LordMerlin Wrote:Install Haali Splitter.
Thank you. With Haali Splitter ffdshow finally works in XBMC. But I have a problem. The picture is not smooth even when I watch XVID/DIVX (x264 is smooth). Maybe I set something wrong in the options? But I did not change anything in the ffdshow or XBMC settings.
- LordMerlin - 2011-05-20 09:04
Freme rate of Video and TV is not equal.
- Mandarynek - 2011-05-20 11:50
LordMerlin Wrote:Freme rate of Video and TV is not equal.
Nope. When I turn off sync playback to display nothing changes. I tested the settings on another pc and XVID is also not smooth. Should I use ffdshow to decode audio?
transport controls - thewarm - 2011-05-20 15:33
A quick newbie question...
If I switch to FFDShow will I lose the FF/Rew capability with MKV files that the built-in player provides?
- SALAMINOMACHOS - 2011-05-21 11:02
so far , NO