I have a problem with mpc-hc playing back mkv's with EVR. It happens in both x86 and x64 versions of Win7 w/ equivalent versions of mpc-hc. I have configured mpc-hc as per:http://www.mediasmartserver.net/2010...7-htpc-part-i/
without the Realtek drivers (not needed)
The problem is at random times, on average 3-4 times during a regular length movie, mpc-hc will freeze. The sync offset will go crazy during this time and mpc-hc appears to be frozen. Eventually it will come back with the audio and video trying to catch up. The freeze happens for about 30 seconds with 10 seconds of trying to catch up. It often happens if I seek to random positions throughout the movie.
This happens with any recent build of mpc-hc over the last 6 months including the latest svn release as of three days ago.
My hardware is an m78npro mobo with athlon ii 5050e, AMD 5450 video card. bitstreaming into a Pioneer SC-05 receiver over HDMI. I'm using EVR and ffdshow for audio. built-in splitter. No codec packs or anything else.
Interestingly, it only seems to happen with dxva (EVR). I can use the Microsoft DTV video decoder and it works fine, as does ffdshow video decoder. There is something very broken with mpc-hc's EVR decoder and my system. Can anyone tell me what it is because I'm betting I'm not alone.
I've tried disabling power management (e.g. run full performance), no help. I've also tried 2 video cards, same problem. I'd like to know how I can solve this annoying issue.
Another thing, the same mkv's play perfectly with windows media player. It happens on almost all mkv's I play and definitely isn't limited to a specific file.
CPU usage during playback is really low (e.g. less then 10%, and I'm sure this card can handle decoding (right?)