Sorry I could not help you more. I had to be at your place to see what you mean. And we have no references to depend on. In this way we may speak and speak but mean completely different things. As a consequence of watching many endless discussions leading to nowhere I built Slicies for *everybody*. Amazing enough that this worked.
Don't worry about it, you've helped me so much already. At least I know VA is working, given the results from your Slicies test files. Hopefully I get to the bottom of my DVD playback query, but until then, thanks again blaubart.
i was watching SDTV 480i using Clarkdale IGP and noticed a lot of interlacing artifacts. So i tested the SD benchmark and noticed that it's Motion Adaptive at best, maybe Adaptive. It's not great. HD deinterlacing may actually be better on the Clarkdale than SD.
That's what I used as the test. Here's screenshots using Dxva checker with PDVD renderer. I think DXVA is functioning but the deinterlacing still sucks, especially when the guy jerks his head, you can discern interlacing lines on the rim of his glasses. When his head settles, it smoothes out. Don't think I noticed this with a Radeon VA.
Also while I have your attention, I have attached a screenshot of Dxva checker when opening a H264 file (actually the 1080i H.264 version of Cheese slices). Notice how the PDVD decoder is noticably missing from the directshow decoders list. I think this may be the reason why PDVD can't play my blu-ray movies correctly (black and white, zoomed in, and white stripes across the screen). There's no decoder detected. What do you get when opening a H.264 file with Dxva checker?
I can't say exactly if it is VA on your screenshot cause the rippling is not always the same while his head is jerking. But looks more like VA?
I've updated post #1, maybe it helps:
As you can see in the above screenshot (original size) the differences between VA and MA are very significant and easy to distinguish. Important is the upper fat rim of his glasses:
- VA smooth, MA rippling
Note: the lower rim of his glasses will sometimes show very slight rippling even with VA. Switching to full screen is like magnifying glass to the ripples depending on the size of your screen.
If you are still unsure exit MPC, enter Catalyst Control Center and switch to Motion adaptive. Then start the pattern again. If there's no difference or Vector adaptive is not selectable in CCC you've got other problems...
Of course I didn't want to say slight deinterlacing differences between GPU's are not possible! I hope it is not understood like this! Especially because the impact of VA - MA differences is much stronger playing SD video then 1080i.
Thanks so much for the great pattern. I was able to determine that my Kuro de-interlaces better than my 9400GT. I can't seem to tell if it as good as the 5570, but the video reference section shows no jaggies so I'm happy.
How good could it be if it isn't HD?
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I buyed a new videocard, an Ati HD4350.
Can someone explain what do i exactly need to play mpeg2 and h264
1080i files with dvxa and with Ati vector adaptive hw. deinterlacing?
I have xp sp3, dx9 web update, latest catalyst, mpc hc, haali splitter, ffdshow..
Can someone point me to someplace where I can download the test files? The links in the OP appear broken, and a search of this thread for download didn't yield anything. I'm particularly interested in 480i MPEG2 VOB, 1080i H.264 and 1080i VC-1, with the latter two in MKV. TIA. /jab
Jesse S, the Slices do not need pulldown. They play fine with and without. Maybe you tried the h.264 Slices? They do not work properly with some renderers. But MPEG-2 Slices + Cyberlink or MS-DTV DVD Decoder should run fine anyway.