Originally Posted by Onkyoman
I understand what you are saying. But how would you reword that section in your own words. I have no problem with improving the technical accuracy of the guide. I have questioned whether this setting does anything given madVR already uses the GPU almost exclusively.
just change it to a way to make clear this option helps "slow" CPU to unload common video codecs to the GPU and let the GPU decode it. on a i3-i7 system with a AMD 260 or better GPU DXVA is just wasting power nothing more in most cases. software has better error handling and doesn't crash as easy as DXVA. it simply doesn't help madVR at all.
Smooth Motion and Image Doubling are mentioned in the madVR section. However, this content is left to a guide written by the JRiver people. I linked to their guide rather than repeat an already well-written document. As far as Smooth Motion goes, I don't like it. It is still just image interpolation, not unlike the processing found in LED television. I know the marketing is different, but the result is the same. You are getting further away from what 24p content looks like not closer to it. Maybe you can speak more about image doubling. I think this is a matter of personal taste, as well, as I cannot see a difference at all. Granted, I don't watch any SD content. But again, the JRiver guide discusses all of this and is integrated into what is there.
madVR smooth motion (SM) doesn't work like SVP or LCD motion interpolation. it only blends frames nothing more a 24 hz movie on a 60 hz screen looks the "same" as a 24 HZ movie on a 24 hz screen the motion is not improved by making things up.
it is made to display files that can not be run in there native refresh rate or a multiply of that. it doesn't come up with more frames that does not exist they are just blended. just use a 24 hz file and set your TV to 25 hz or 30 hz with active madVR SM you will see the terrible look blended frames. that's why you should use SM only with the highest possible refreshrate so you can't see these blended frames.
madVR SM is a good way to fix the DNR issue with the EC9300 OLED. I personally don't use SM only for VFR videos and of cause i use it on my gaming PC because the dispalys can't do 23p, 24p and stuff like this.
Lastly, is mixing even necessary when using WASAPI Exclusive rendering? Or is this a limitation of the available channels of your soundcard? Are you saying it is better to mix streams in MPC-HC when your 5.1 soundcard encounters a 7.1 source?
I don't know that for sure.
I guess is depends on the operation system and sound card. my xanor essence stx needs a mixer or the volume is very low a friend was complaining about missing voices with this stereo setup so I guess the windows mixer is not always working. but the most important part is it never hurts to set this to the right channel. it simply makes sure things don't go wrong. reclock was optional so wasapi is optional too I guess?
i can try some more soundcards but is work to do X-)
have a ESI prodigy in my gaming PC and of cause some onboard sound cards.