DSPlayer (DirectShow Player for XBMC) Frodo build available

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vicmanpergar Offline
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Btw aracnoz, i know u didn't want to, but ,i still think a new thread should be open for Gotham build (i extend this to Roman too) Tongue
(This post was last modified: 2014-07-14 12:57 by vicmanpergar.)
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Can someone help me get imon display support working with Gotham? It worked just fine in Frodo with a dedicated selection in video settings but this is missing in Gotham. It is really helpful to be able to see time remaining etc without having to interrupt playback.
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(2014-06-30 16:11)ashlar Wrote:  
(2014-06-27 23:45)hentai23 Wrote:  seems like tiben is taking his sweet time with madvr integration , perhaps hes still busy with school
... that's a bit ingenerous. He's taking whatever time he needs for something he does, for free, in his spare time. Come on guys...

ingenerous Huh , i think youve misunderstood ive just stated my opinion on tibens current absence thats all Rolleyes
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well ive been contacted by tiben , hes currently enjoying his summer , so madvr integration will have to wait till then , the bets are still on guys Big Grin
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Eden version with DSplayer was working. I had it configured to be the default player

Upgraded to the Frodo version. Now when I select files the screen flickers.But then goes back to the file list.

Whats the deal?
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Can anyone tell me if shaders are applied to a pre-resized or post-resized image when used in conjunction with the EVR renderer?
(This post was last modified: 2014-08-01 08:25 by Warner306.)
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I am new to DS Player and thought I'd post a "Starter Kit" for those piecing through Google searches and various threads in search of up-to-date files necessary to get DS Player operating. These .xml files can be hard to find. My "Starter Kit" includes the following:

  1. XBMC Gotham 13.2 DS Player installer
  2. mediasconfig.xml
  3. filtersconfig.xml

Download the Starter Kit: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2LAr9I...sp=sharing

The installer is necessary to integrate DS Player into the XBMC gui. The magic comes from the two attached .xml files. filtersconfig.xml is a master list of the all filters, splitters and decoders available to the player. While mediasconfig.xml provides instructions on what filters, decoders and splitters are used when certain file types are played. Using DS Player can be as easy as that.

The starter .xml files have been pre-configured to leverage LAV Filters and AV Splitter for all media types. Feel free to edit and substitute your own filters and splitters as desired. AV Splitter is necessary for full chapter support with .mkv files. Otherwise, LAV Filters should suffice in most other situations.

Instructions:
  1. Run the XBMC installer to overwrite existing copies of XBMC on your system and replace with the integrated DS Player.
  2. Install LAV Filters: http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=156191
  3. Install AV Splitter: http://www.videohelp.com/tools/AV-Splitter
  4. Launch LAV Video and LAV Audio from the Start Menu and configure to your personal hardware.
  5. Place the completed mediasconfig.xml and filtersconfig.xml in the following location: C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\XBMC\userdata\dsplayer. Overwrite and replace the default files.

DS Player can be configured from XBMC gui (System>>Video>>DS Player). Ensure "Use system filters (DirectShow merits)" is unchecked to leverage the customized mediasconfig.xml. To confirm the correct filters are being loaded during playback, press O while playing any video file.

Adding Shaders:

Custom shaders can also be added to the rendering pipeline to further enhance video quality. These shaders must be identified in mediasconfig.xml. The list of available shaders is defined in shaders.xml located at C:\Program Files (x86)\XBMC\system\players\dsplayer\Shaders. Activating a shader is as easy as referencing its "id" in mediasconfig:

<rule filetypes="mkv">
<shaders>
<shader id="18" />
<shader id="4" />
</shaders>
<source filter="lavsource" />
<splitter filter="avsplitter" />
<video filter="lavvideo" />
<audio filter="lavaudio" />
</rule>

The above rule states that all mkv files will be rendered using shaders "18" and "4", which correlates to "Sharpen complex 2" and "Denoise" (this is my preferred set-up). To add shaders to other file types, simply repeat this format for each file type. Custom shaders can also be added to the default group by saving any shader file with the extension .psh and declaring it in shaders.xml.

playercorefactory:

If you are having trouble using DS Player with video add-ons containing Internet streams, considering adding the following playercorefactory.xml file to the userdata folder:

<playercorefactory>
<rules action="prepend">
<rule video="true" player="DSPlayer">
<rule internetstream="true" player="DVDPlayer" />
</rule>
</rules>
</playercorefactory>

This rule ensures all Internet video is played with the default DVD Player.
(This post was last modified: 2014-10-02 02:56 by Warner306.)
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Only suggestion would be on placement of filtersconfig and mediasconfig file. Might be better placed in user data folder that way they are not overwritten on subsequent installations, otherwise good advice
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I have a problem I hope someone can help me with.
When I watch TV I get stuttering and picture and sound doesn't match up. I can see the CPU is high.
I happens when I watch 720p video. When watching 1080i it's fine.
When I watch normal video 1080p files there's no problem whatsoever.
I'm using DSPlayer and LAV video.

My setup is: Intel Q1900-ITX.

In XBMC video I have:
Render method Pixel Shaders
decoding method: Software. Hardware Acceleration gives the same.

In LAV Video I have Intel Quicksync enabled.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I had no problem with watching TV with and old E350 Zacate, so I'm very surprised why I can't get it to work.
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Warner306,

ExcellentJob! Is it possible to use shark codecs?
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MagikMark Offline
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Can somebody explain what the different shaders can do? Thanks
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Bjur Offline
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How can I get HTTP/RSTP streams to use the Microsoft decoder instead of LAV?
I bought a J1900 Baytrail but it can't work with LAV + Bicubic in Live TV 50 fps, so I would like to run native decoders for that and LAV for everything else..

PS: Why can't you use LAV and get MPEG4 hardware acceleration?
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(2014-08-04 12:11)Bjur Wrote:  How can I get HTTP/RSTP streams to use the Microsoft decoder instead of LAV?
I bought a J1900 Baytrail but it can't work with LAV + Bicubic in Live TV 50 fps, so I would like to run native decoders for that and LAV for everything else..

PS: Why can't you use LAV and get MPEG4 hardware acceleration?

Create a playercorefactory file with the code below (you can use Notepad for this). Name the file playercorefactory.xml and place it in the userdata folder.

<playercorefactory>
<rules action="prepend">
<rule video="true" player="DSPlayer">
<rule internetstream="true" player="DVDPlayer" />
</rule>
</rules>
</playercorefactory>

(2014-08-04 09:32)MagikMark Wrote:  Can somebody explain what the different shaders can do? Thanks

You would have to Google each of them, as there are many. Shaders apply post-processing effects to the video altering it in various ways. Some sharpen the image, others remove film grain or noise, some convert color spaces, correct color, etc. All artificially alter the image in some way, so personal taste plays a role.

(2014-08-02 10:30)MagikMark Wrote:  Warner306,

ExcellentJob! Is it possible to use shark codecs?

You can probably use shark codecs, but I don't know how; I've never heard of them. However, LAV or FFDShow are a more modern solution and would probably produce better results.
(This post was last modified: 2014-08-05 01:37 by Warner306.)
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MagikMark Offline
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we need dsplayer support for beta3
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(2014-08-04 21:48)Warner306 Wrote:  
(2014-08-02 10:30)MagikMark Wrote:  Warner306,

ExcellentJob! Is it possible to use shark codecs?

You can probably use shark codecs, but I don't know how; I've never heard of them. However, LAV or FFDShow are a more modern solution and would probably produce better results.

Yes you could, since Shark007's codec pack basically installs LAV. You just need to enable "Use system filters (DirectShow merits)" option under DSPlayer setttings in the System menu. DSPlayer will then automatically use codecs provided by the codec pack. No need to set up XMLs Big Grin

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