Originally Posted by GusGus748s
I haven't tried Media Browser 3. I might give it a try.
It is still beta so no rush. But it's very much "plex like" in that is has a "server" program that runs on your server (runs very well on my WHS+FLEXRAID) and then a client that runs on your HTPC (and android or iOS
There is both a "MB3 Classic" (much like Mediabrowser 2) that works and installs inside of WMC (great if you do DVR with HDTV tuner cards) and a MB3 Theater (which is the new flagship product) that installs on it's own like XBMC and does not require WMC at all. The server client offers like PLEX offers both transcoding, and steaming up your media over internet to enjoy when your away from home. (Not possible with MB2 or XBMC)
The "Theater" product also has support for MadVR (high end upscaling), Reclock (perfect sync audio and video) and SVP (24fps->60fps frame upconversion) within the built in player so you can take advantage of the slick looking HD overlays without needing an external player like MPC-HC commonly used now with XBMC or MB2 to get this stuff or codec packs like window media player needs.
It's going to be a complete solution that offers simplicity, high end features, ios apple device and Android support- steaming over the internet when you are away, even transcoding resolutions for different devices and displays. Game Changer I think it will be- but too early to declare a winner. I would wait for the official release unless you like to tinker with beta's and pre-release.References:RE-CLOCKThe purpose of ReClock is to definitely get rid of jerky playback of AVI and MPEG material on a PC (or a HTPC driving a TV, a flat panel, or a video-projector). It's a DirectShow filter which is loaded in place of the default directsound audio renderer.
It provides a new reference clock that is locked to the video card hardware clock, in order to ensure that frames are played at the exact speed of what is expected by the video card vertical sync.
It also provides a frame rate adaptator for media files that do not match a multiple of the video card refresh rate (ex: playback of 23,976fps IVTC NTSC on a PAL TV).
The combination of the two will give you the true experience of smooth playback with your PC.
Finally it is an audio renderer with hardware or software rate adaptation in real-time, multi-channel audio, audio timestretching (pal speedup compensation) and dynamic range compression capabilities.
For a full description of ReClock, please read carefully the README file in the distribution. There is also a little FAQ at the bottom of the page that answers common questions.
SVP:SVP allows you to watch any video on your PC file with frame interpolation (like you can watch it on high-end TVs and projectors). It increases frame rate by generating intermediate animation frames between existing ones to produce very smooth, fluid and clear motion. The technology is well-known for a while ("TrimensionDNM", "Motion Plus", "Motionflow" and others), but now it's available for free to PC users with simple GUI and just a couple of mouse clicks.
SVP provides GPU acceleration and it's possible to watch FullHD 1080p-video recalculated to 60Hz in real-time with mid-range CPU and almost any GPU hardware.
SVP actually is not a video player itself, but it enables almost any player to play smooth video.
Yeah, also in 3D
MADVRmadVR is a high quality video renderer (GPU assisted) that can offer superior upscaling and picture quality, specifically when doing DVD>1080p, or even 720p>1080p or even 1080p>4k
Features of madVR
- high quality chroma upsampling
- high quality scaling (bicubic, mitchell, lanczos, spline etc)
- high quality YCbCr -> RGB conversion
- gamut & gamma correction for display calibration
- full 16bit processing queue
- final 16bit processing result is dithered down to RGB output bitdepth
- bypasses graphics card's video (damage) algorithms
- all work is done via GPU shaders
- no shortcuts, highest quality has priority over anything else
There is a good sticky at top of this forum on set up of MADVR with MPC-HC if you want to try it out now:
You can run MadVR, Re-clock, and SVP all together if you wish.... or any combination you like. But using external players loses the advantage of HD overlay in XBMC or Mediabrowser2 or MB3 Classic, so having an all in one high end solution that is stand alone is going to be really nice when the MediaBrowser3 Theater flagship launches soon.