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I have recently started watching anime on my PC for the first time in over 5 years. I have chosen VLC as my player of choice and all I can say is eek.gifeek.gifeek.gifeek.gif

I honestly can't believe how good VLC makes anime look with just the slightest tweaks here and there under the "video and effects" settings. I have a BENQ W6000 DLP front projector and even on my 110" screen, the image is nothing short of SPECTACULAR!!! And get this....VLC makes anime DVDs that I even bought over 12 years ago look like they were released this year! Exactly what kind of magic are the VLC developers sprinkling into this software player that's making anime dvds look this good? Some anime TV series on dvd that came out back in 1998 look like they can pass for BluRay!!! Here's a shot of Bubblegum Crisis 2040(the original ADV release, not the re-release).

y55r.jpg

ww3p.jpg

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Mind you, this is from a dvd that was released back in 1999!! These pics don't do what I see on my projector justice. They actually look better and more crisp while VLC is running. Unbelievable. I seriously can't understand what VLC is doing to make my anime dvds look this good! My Playstation 3, as a stand alone dvd player is a straight up JOKE in comparison to VLC.

Jaw is dropped to the floor. If Bubblegum Crisis looks this good, I can only imagine what the remastered versions of Cowboy Bebop will look like....*drools*
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Awesome quality! I do have a liking for Anime as there is some really good stuff in that genre.

Now if only VLC would do as good in passing HD Audio.......
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I think you would have a heart attack and die if you saw SVP on MPC-HC.

I've run animation on VLC on one monitor and the same time sync on another with both players and its really no contest at all.

What you seeing is the deinterlacing option with VLC then expanded by your projectors processing ......

Try watching SVP with 60fps (up from 23 now)

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Yup. While VLC is nice the limitation of codec support for HD Audio makes it a non starter for me.

MPC-HC with external filters and decoders is really the way to go I think.

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Yup. While VLC is nice the limitation of codec support for HD Audio makes it a non starter for me.

MPC-HC with external filters and decoders is really the way to go I think.

I was not even talking about the superior HD audio ... Or 7.1 support.

The picture is WAYYYYY..... Better. biggrin.gif

For the OP I think SVP will make him poop his pants.

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Yup. While VLC is nice the limitation of codec support for HD Audio makes it a non starter for me.

MPC-HC with external filters and decoders is really the way to go I think.

I was not even talking about the superior HD audio ... Or 7.1 support.

The picture is WAYYYYY..... Better. biggrin.gif

For the OP I think SVP will make him poop his pants.

I understood what you meant but was adding in yet another reason to not use VLC. I haven't used it in at least two years now. People will say, "But VLC will play everything" which may be true on the video side of things and good for testing on a PC but what does that matter if plays on my PC if it won't play on my HTPC and lacks SVP, MadVR (which has a smoothing algorithm too, even), LAV and HD Audio? For this reason I "test" things on my PC with the same setup I have on my HTPC which is MPC-HC.

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I think you would have a heart attack and die if you saw SVP on MPC-HC.

I think I will have a heart attack and die if you don't hurry up and tell me what SVP is and where I can get it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! biggrin.gif:D:D:D

I'm open to using this as soon as I know what it is tongue.gif

FYI I also have HPC-HC installed, in fact I use it regularly for other things like cartoons and movies. But after messing around with ffdshow video decoder and now MadVR, I can't find any settings that make the picture for anime rival what I'm getting in VLC. I'm still game to experimenting with it though....
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Go back one page and scroll down. Look for SVP.

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Or google SVP smooth video

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Here you go.

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http://www.avsforum.com/t/1357375/advanced-mpc-hc-setup-guide

not svp related, but it could help you out with mpc hc.
Umm, could this image quality issue be an issue of pc levels vs tv levels? It is configurable in madvr>displays>properties.
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You can start here:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1458550/svp-1080p-animation-omg/0_60

This is a thread I started when I discovered SVP on animation


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http://www.avsforum.com/t/1357375/advanced-mpc-hc-setup-guide

not svp related, but it could help you out with mpc hc.
Umm, could this image quality issue be an issue of pc levels vs tv levels? It is configurable in madvr>displays>properties.


This is a good point and a common problem and also usually the reason people think VLC is better. (A mistake or myth due to poor set up)

PC greyscale is 0-255 and consumer TV is usually 16-235.

If you mix and match or set something wrong you get a bad picture (too dark, too light or washed out) VLC typically just works as default, where some other players might need a change.

There is three areas you need to check (or more)

Your display (what does it accept? Some accept both, others only 16-235 )
Your AVR or anything in between your HTPC and your display (often your HTPC senses your AVR and adjust to that)
Your HTPC (could be set either "limited" or "full" in your graphic properties)
Your player (like VLC or MPC-HC - can change setting )


You ideally want everything matched up. For example- your player, HTPC, and devices all set the same.

If one is set wrong, or different you get issues.
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Here you go.

I loved this ^ biggrin.gif

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I have recently started watching anime on my PC for the first time in over 5 years. I have chosen VLC as my player of choice and all I can say is eek.gifeek.gifeek.gifeek.gif

I honestly can't believe how good VLC makes anime look with just the slightest tweaks here and there under the "video and effects" settings. I have a BENQ W6000 DLP front projector and even on my 110" screen, the image is nothing short of SPECTACULAR!!! And get this....VLC makes anime DVDs that I even bought over 12 years ago look like they were released this year! Exactly what kind of magic are the VLC developers sprinkling into this software player that's making anime dvds look this good? Some anime TV series on dvd that came out back in 1998 look like they can pass for BluRay!!! Here's a shot of Bubblegum Crisis 2040(the original ADV release, not the re-release).

y55r.jpg

ww3p.jpg

6l1l.jpg

Mind you, this is from a dvd that was released back in 1999!! These pics don't do what I see on my projector justice. They actually look better and more crisp while VLC is running. Unbelievable. I seriously can't understand what VLC is doing to make my anime dvds look this good! My Playstation 3, as a stand alone dvd player is a straight up JOKE in comparison to VLC.

Jaw is dropped to the floor. If Bubblegum Crisis looks this good, I can only imagine what the remastered versions of Cowboy Bebop will look like....*drools*

 

Those screenshots look way over sharpened. Have you tried using Madvr with MPC-HC?

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Those screenshots look way over sharpened. Have you tried using Madvr with MPC-HC?

Yup... this plus SVP would really improve things for him biggrin.gif



RE-CLOCK
The 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 smile.gif



MADVR
madVR 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:
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1357375/advanced-mpc-hc-setup-guide/0_100

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.

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Hello everyone and thanks for the replies...

OK here's the deal.....

I just installed the entire SVP package, containing a fresh installation of MPC-HC, Reclock, AvSynth and FFDshow on my Windows 7 machine but everytime I start MPC-HC and run a movie I get the following errors....

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Here is a copy and paste of my log file:
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13:00:47.550; Start: SVPMgr 3.1.5 (931) starts...
13:00:47.550; AppDataPath: C:\ProgramData (ANSI)
13:00:47.550; Start: read settings file settings.ini
13:00:47.550; Start: load language file - English. Duration: 19 ms
13:00:47.569; Start: check launched instance of SVP-manager
13:00:47.569; Start: check Avisynth installed
13:00:47.569; Start: clear Logs folder
13:00:47.571; Start: performance graphs prepare
13:00:47.572; Start: SVPMgr folders prepare
13:00:48.183; High CPU load at idle: 16%
13:00:48.683; Start: CPU performance level estimation. Duration: 1742 ms
13:00:50.425; Start: auto-detected profiles set: 4g (1785)
13:00:50.425; Start: copying files of profiles set. Duration: 271 ms
13:00:50.696; Start: read settings file SVPMgr.ini
13:00:50.696; Start: GPUs settings detection
13:00:52.958; Start: detected graphics (OpenCL) adapter: 11. GeForce GTX 680 (2171)
13:00:52.958; Start: monitors settings detection
13:00:54.859; Start: detected monitors:
1023 x 768 @ 60.005
1280 x 720 @ 50.001
13:00:54.859; Start: disable LNG-file write when UAC enabled
13:00:54.859; Start: change SVP-manager priority
13:00:54.860; Start: register hotkeys
13:00:54.861; Start: get versions of modules used
ffdshow.ax/avisynth.dll: 1.3.4515.0/2.5.8.6
svpflow1/2.dll: 1.3.4.0/1.5.1.0
svpflow_cpu/gpu.dll: 1.7.2.0/1.7.9.0
13:00:54.861; Start: refresh autostart state in registry
13:00:54.861; Start: some more work with registry
13:00:54.862; Start: create menu
13:00:54.866; Start: update settings file settings.ini
13:00:54.870; Start: update monitor settings
13:00:54.870; Start: prepare "About the program" window. Duration: 6 ms
13:00:54.876; Updates: check for updates. Request sended
13:00:54.926; Start: enable ffdShow waiting mode
13:00:54.926; Start: prepare to work is complete
13:00:54.926; RefreshSVP
13:00:54.928; ===== Waiting for ffdshow video

13:01:15.928; Updates: error WSAETIMEDOUT
13:01:15.928; Updates: connection closed

13:02:40.904; ===== Detected playback with ffdShow. AppName: mpc-hc.exe PID: 6504
13:02:40.904; GetDimensionAndFPS_fromOSD start
13:03:22.518; RefreshSVP
13:03:22.518; ===== Waiting for ffdshow video

13:04:10.701; ===== Detected playback with ffdShow. AppName: mpc-hc.exe PID: 5376
13:04:10.701; GetDimensionAndFPS_fromOSD start. Duration: 22 ms
13:04:10.723; GetDimensionAndFPS_fromOSD result: 720x480 29.97 8/9
13:04:10.724; T1T: begin
13:04:10.724; T1T: GetAllMediaParams
13:04:10.724; T1T: SettingsPrepare
13:04:10.727; T1T: Preparing smooth playback...
13:04:10.728; T1T: WriteAllMediaParamsToIni
13:04:10.728; SVPMgr: main "C:\ProgramData\SVP 3.1\" 720 480 29.97 720 480 2 1. Duration: 353 ms
13:04:11.081; ===== Playback
29.97 * (2 : 1) = 59.94 fps
13:04:11.081; SetPriorityPlayer: 2. Duration: 396 ms
13:04:11.477; Error: Error preparing smooth playback! Script error:
SVSmoothFps: unable to load library given in 'compose' [C:\Program Files (x86)\SVP\plugins\svpflow_gpu.dll]
(C:\ProgramData\SVP 3.1\AVS\ffdshow.avs, line 40)
(C:\ProgramData\SVP 3.1\AVS\ffdshow.avs, line 55)
(ffdshow_filter_avisynth_script, line 4)

13:04:48.355; RefreshSVP
13:04:48.356; ===== Waiting for ffdshow video

13:08:32.501; ===== Detected playback with ffdShow. AppName: mpc-hc.exe PID: 1440
13:08:32.501; GetDimensionAndFPS_fromOSD start. Duration: 1106 ms
13:08:33.607; GetDimensionAndFPS_fromOSD result: 1280x536 23.976 1/1
13:08:33.607; T1T: begin
13:08:33.607; T1T: GetAllMediaParams
13:08:33.608; ### CorrectStereoModeByAppAndFilename: Now.You.See.Me.2013.720p.BluRay.x264.YIFY.mp4
13:08:33.608; T1T: SettingsPrepare
13:08:33.610; T1T: Preparing smooth playback...
13:08:33.611; T1T: WriteAllMediaParamsToIni
13:08:33.611; SVPMgr: main "C:\ProgramData\SVP 3.1\" 1280 536 23.976 1280 536 5 2. Duration: 120 ms
13:08:33.731; ===== Playback
23.976 * (5 : 2) = 59.94 fps
13:08:33.731; SetPriorityPlayer: 2. Duration: 389 ms
13:08:34.120; Error: Error preparing smooth playback! Script error:
SVSmoothFps: unable to load library given in 'compose' [C:\Program Files (x86)\SVP\plugins\svpflow_gpu.dll]
(C:\ProgramData\SVP 3.1\AVS\ffdshow.avs, line 40)
(C:\ProgramData\SVP 3.1\AVS\ffdshow.avs, line 55)
(ffdshow_filter_avisynth_script, line 4)
. Duration: 5615 ms
13:08:39.735; RefreshSVP
13:08:39.736; ===== Waiting for ffdshow video

13:11:37.254; ===== Detected playback with ffdShow. AppName: mpc-hc.exe PID: 6812
13:11:37.255; GetDimensionAndFPS_fromOSD start. Duration: 122 ms
13:11:37.377; GetDimensionAndFPS_fromOSD result: 1280x536 23.976 1/1
13:11:37.378; T1T: begin
13:11:37.379; T1T: GetAllMediaParams
13:11:37.379; ### CorrectStereoModeByAppAndFilename: Now.You.See.Me.2013.720p.BluRay.x264.YIFY.mp4
13:11:37.379; T1T: SettingsPrepare
13:11:37.381; T1T: Preparing smooth playback...
13:11:37.381; T1T: WriteAllMediaParamsToIni
13:11:37.382; SVPMgr: main "C:\ProgramData\SVP 3.1\" 1280 536 23.976 1280 536 5 2. Duration: 121 ms
13:11:37.503; ===== Playback
23.976 * (5 : 2) = 59.94 fps
13:11:37.503; SetPriorityPlayer: 2. Duration: 402 ms
13:11:37.905; Error: Error preparing smooth playback! Script error:
SVSmoothFps: unable to load library given in 'compose' [C:\Program Files (x86)\SVP\plugins\svpflow_gpu.dll]
(C:\ProgramData\SVP 3.1\AVS\ffdshow.avs, line 40)
(C:\ProgramData\SVP 3.1\AVS\ffdshow.avs, line 55)
(ffdshow_filter_avisynth_script, line 4)

13:15:47.911; RefreshSVP
13:15:47.914; ===== Waiting for ffdshow video

13:16:22.922; ===== Detected playback with ffdShow. AppName: mpc-hc.exe PID: 5952
13:16:22.923; GetDimensionAndFPS_fromOSD start. Duration: 201 ms
13:16:23.124; GetDimensionAndFPS_fromOSD result: 1280x536 23.976 1/1
13:16:23.125; T1T: begin
13:16:23.125; T1T: GetAllMediaParams
13:16:23.126; ### CorrectStereoModeByAppAndFilename: Now.You.See.Me.2013.720p.BluRay.x264.YIFY.mp4
13:16:23.126; T1T: SettingsPrepare
13:16:23.129; T1T: Preparing smooth playback...
13:16:23.129; T1T: WriteAllMediaParamsToIni
13:16:23.129; SVPMgr: main "C:\ProgramData\SVP 3.1\" 1280 536 23.976 1280 536 5 2. Duration: 70 ms
13:16:23.199; ===== Playback
23.976 * (5 : 2) = 59.94 fps
13:16:23.199; SetPriorityPlayer: 2. Duration: 391 ms
13:16:23.590; Error: Error preparing smooth playback! Script error:
SVSmoothFps: unable to load library given in 'compose' [C:\Program Files (x86)\SVP\plugins\svpflow_gpu.dll]
(C:\ProgramData\SVP 3.1\AVS\ffdshow.avs, line 40)
(C:\ProgramData\SVP 3.1\AVS\ffdshow.avs, line 55)
(ffdshow_filter_avisynth_script, line 4)

13:16:54.570; RefreshSVP
13:16:54.572; ===== Waiting for ffdshow video

16:30:12.617; RefreshSVP. Duration: 159 ms
16:30:12.776; ===== Waiting for ffdshow video


The error is mainly...

"13:16:23.590; Error: Error preparing smooth playback! Script error:
SVSmoothFps: unable to load library given in 'compose' [C:\Program Files (x86)\SVP\plugins\svpflow_gpu.dll]
(C:\ProgramData\SVP 3.1\AVS\ffdshow.avs, line 40)
(C:\ProgramData\SVP 3.1\AVS\ffdshow.avs, line 55)
(ffdshow_filter_avisynth_script, line 4)"



I already had MPC-HC and FFDShow installed, but I uninstalled them and then re-installed SVP Package, but still get this error. I have no anti-virus' running.

Please help....is it an FFDshow issue, an Avsynth issue or maybe a DirectX issue?

Here are my specs:

Windows 7 64bit
Intel Core i7 950 OC'ed @ 4.0Ghz
Nvidia GTX 680 4gb
6GB DDR3 Ram
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More testing with MPC-HC:

I can everything to work.....MPC-HC plays vids, Re-Clock starts, MAD-VR starts no problem. Only SVP is giving me this stupid error. The question remains....is SVP recommended for smooth playback even Re-Clock and MadVR running at the same time? Does SVP make the video even smoother than what those other two can deliver? If so, please help me solve this SVP error issue.

Also, I cannot get my films to achieve 60fps. I can get a rock solid 48fps but that's the highest it goes. What setting in either Re-clock or MadVR do I need to change in order to achieve a rock 60fps in 24fps source material. I am on a BenQ W6000 DLP projector and running 1080p native res.
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This is what my ffdshow.avs script says:
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# This script was generated by SmoothVideo Project (SVP) Manager.
# Check http://www.svp-team.com for more details.

SetMemoryMax(1024)

global svp_scheduler=true
global threads=15
global svp_cache_fwd=threads+2

LoadPlugin("C:\Program Files (x86)\SVP\plugins\svpflow1.dll")
LoadPlugin("C:\Program Files (x86)\SVP\plugins\svpflow2.dll")

SetMTMode(3,threads)
ffdShow_source()
SetMTMode(2)

global crop_params=""
global resize_string=""
global super_params="{scale:{up:0},gpu:1,rc:true}"
global analyse_params="{main:{search:{coarse:{distance:-10,bad:{sad:2000}}}},refine:[{thsad:250}]}"
global smoothfps_params="{rate:{num:5,den:2},algo:13,scene:{}}"

global demo_mode=0
stereo_type=0
stereo_left_selection=""
stereo_right_selection=""

########## BEGIN OF MSMoothFps.avs ##########
# This file is a part of SmoothVideo Project (SVP) 3.1.4
# This is NOT the full AVS script, all used variables are defined via
# JavaScript code that generates the full script text.

function interpolate(clip src)
{
input = crop_params=="" ? src : eval("src.crop("+crop_params+")")
input = resize_string=="" ? input : eval("input."+resize_string)

super=SVSuper(input, super_params)
vectors=SVAnalyse(super, analyse_params, src=input)
smooth=SVSmoothFps(input, super, vectors, smoothfps_params, mt=threads, url="www.svp-team.com")

return demo_mode==0 ? smooth : demo(input,smooth)
}

input=last

stereo_type==0 ? eval(""" interpolate(input)
""") : stereo_type==1 || stereo_type==3 ? eval("""
lf = interpolate(input.crop(0,0,input.width/2,0))"""+stereo_left_selection+"""
rf = interpolate(input.crop(input.width/2,0,0,0))"""+stereo_right_selection+"""
StackHorizontal(lf, rf)
""") : stereo_type==2 || stereo_type==4 ? Eval("""
lf = interpolate(input.crop(0,0,0,input.height/2))"""+stereo_left_selection+"""
rf = interpolate(input.crop(0,input.height/2,0,0))"""+stereo_right_selection+"""
StackVertical(lf, rf)""") : input

########### END OF MSMoothFps.avs ###########
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Try a full uninstall of everything then start fresh again, I'd leave out reclock for now

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Mfusick I've done that. no luck.

I have disabled gpu acceleration and now I no longer get the script error, but now MPC-HC just hangs and either the picture doesn't move, or the whole player crashes. SVP is telling me my "video player has ran out of memory" which doesn't make any sense to me since I have 6gb of DDR 3 system ram. I have MADVR, ReClock, LAV, and FFDshow all enabled and no video playback problems without SVP, but as soon as SVP is activated MPC-HC crashes or just hangs. The main pop-up error I get every time I run SVP is
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12:27:43.863; Error: Warning: there's a memory leak in the video player: 1517 MB


Here's the latest two error logs...
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12:27:17.743; Start: SVPMgr 3.1.5 (931) starts...
12:27:17.743; AppDataPath: C:\ProgramData (ANSI)
12:27:17.743; Start: read settings file settings.ini
12:27:17.743; Start: load language file - English. Duration: 22 ms
12:27:17.765; Start: check launched instance of SVP-manager
12:27:17.765; Start: check Avisynth installed
12:27:17.765; Start: close SVPMgr
12:27:35.384; ===== Detected playback with ffdShow. AppName: mpc-hc.exe PID: 6880
12:27:35.385; GetDimensionAndFPS_fromOSD start. Duration: 203 ms
12:27:35.588; GetDimensionAndFPS_fromOSD result: 1280x536 23.976 1/1
12:27:35.590; T1T: begin
12:27:35.590; T1T: GetAllMediaParams
12:27:35.591; ### CorrectStereoModeByAppAndFilename: Now.You.See.Me.2013.720p.BluRay.x264.YIFY.mp4
12:27:35.591; T1T: SettingsPrepare
12:27:35.594; T1T: Preparing smooth playback...
12:27:35.595; T1T: WriteAllMediaParamsToIni
12:27:35.595; SVPMgr: main "C:\ProgramData\SVP 3.1\" 1280 536 23.976 1280 536 5 2. Duration: 348 ms
12:27:35.943; ===== Playback
23.976 * (5 : 2) = 59.94 fps
12:27:35.943; SetPriorityPlayer: 2. Duration: 7920 ms
12:27:43.863; Error: Warning: there's a memory leak in the video player: 1517 MB
To prevent the closing of the player due to lack of memory a script restarted improve smoothness.. Duration: 16278 ms
12:28:00.141; at start:1396 at end:1396 stable
12:28:51.051; SetPriorityPlayer: 0
12:30:19.395; SVPMgr: encode "C:\ProgramData\SVP 3.1\" 1280 536 23.976 1280 536 5 2
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12:31:08.623; Start: SVPMgr 3.1.5 (931) starts...
12:31:08.623; AppDataPath: C:\ProgramData (ANSI)
12:31:08.623; Start: read settings file settings.ini
12:31:08.623; Start: load language file - English. Duration: 20 ms
12:31:08.643; Start: check launched instance of SVP-manager
12:31:08.643; Start: check Avisynth installed. Duration: 4644 ms
12:31:13.287; Start: clear Logs folder
12:31:13.288; Start: performance graphs prepare
12:31:13.288; Start: SVPMgr folders prepare
12:31:13.292; Start: read settings file SVPMgr.ini
12:31:13.293; Start: GPUs settings detection. Duration: 15 ms
12:31:13.308; Start: detected graphics (OpenCL) adapter: 11. GeForce GTX 680 (2171)
12:31:13.308; Start: monitors settings detection
12:31:15.054; Start: detected monitors:
1280 x 720 @ 60.001
1023 x 768 @ 60.005
12:31:15.054; Start: disable LNG-file write when UAC enabled
12:31:15.054; Start: change SVP-manager priority
12:31:15.054; Start: register hotkeys
12:31:15.056; Start: get versions of modules used
ffdshow.ax/avisynth.dll: 1.3.4515.0/2.5.8.6
svpflow1/2.dll: 1.3.4.0/1.5.1.0
svpflow_cpu/gpu.dll: 1.7.2.0/1.7.9.0
12:31:15.056; Start: refresh autostart state in registry
12:31:15.056; Start: some more work with registry
12:31:15.058; Start: create menu
12:31:15.062; Start: update settings file settings.ini
12:31:15.066; Start: update monitor settings
12:31:15.067; Start: prepare "About the program" window. Duration: 17 ms
12:31:15.084; Start: enable ffdShow waiting mode
12:31:15.084; Start: prepare to work is complete
12:31:15.085; RefreshSVP
12:31:15.086; ===== Waiting for ffdshow video

12:31:51.596; ===== Detected playback with ffdShow. AppName: mpc-hc.exe PID: 4552
12:31:51.597; GetDimensionAndFPS_fromOSD start. Duration: 15610 ms
12:32:07.207; RefreshSVP
12:32:07.207; ===== Waiting for ffdshow video

12:32:14.295; ===== Detected playback with ffdShow. AppName: mpc-hc.exe PID: 4552
12:32:14.296; GetDimensionAndFPS_fromOSD start. Duration: 563 ms
12:32:14.859; GetDimensionAndFPS_fromOSD result: 1280x536 23.976 1/1
12:32:14.860; T1T: begin
12:32:14.860; T1T: GetAllMediaParams
12:32:14.860; ### CorrectStereoModeByAppAndFilename: Now.You.See.Me.2013.720p.BluRay.x264.YIFY.mp4
12:32:14.860; T1T: SettingsPrepare
12:32:14.863; T1T: Preparing smooth playback...
12:32:14.864; T1T: WriteAllMediaParamsToIni
12:32:14.864; SVPMgr: main "C:\ProgramData\SVP 3.1\" 1280 536 23.976 1280 536 5 2. Duration: 188 ms
12:32:15.052; ===== Playback
23.976 * (5 : 2) = 59.94 fps
12:32:15.052; SetPriorityPlayer: 0
12:33:40.867; ===== rewind forward 00:31:30 / 02:04:48
12:33:47.837; Error: Warning: there's a memory leak in the video player: 1499 MB
To prevent the closing of the player due to lack of memory a script restarted improve smoothness.. Duration: 5645 ms
12:33:53.482; at start:0 at end:1394 growth:275 MB/sec. Duration: 7182 ms
12:34:00.664; RefreshSVP. Duration: 502 ms
12:34:01.166; GetDimensionAndFPS_fromOSD start. Duration: 905 ms
12:34:02.071; GetDimensionAndFPS_fromOSD result: 1280x536 23.976 1/1
12:34:02.073; T1T: begin
12:34:02.073; T1T: GetAllMediaParams
12:34:02.074; T1T: SettingsPrepare
12:34:02.076; T1T: Preparing smooth playback...
12:34:02.077; T1T: WriteAllMediaParamsToIni
12:34:02.077; SVPMgr: main "C:\ProgramData\SVP 3.1\" 1280 536 23.976 1280 536 5 2. Duration: 130 ms
12:34:02.207; ===== Playback
23.976 * (5 : 2) = 59.94 fps
12:34:02.207; SetPriorityPlayer: 0. Duration: 513 ms
12:34:02.720; Error: Error preparing smooth playback! Script error:
SVSmoothFps: unable to load library given in 'compose' [C:\Program Files (x86)\SVP\plugins\svpflow_gpu.dll]
(C:\ProgramData\SVP 3.1\AVS\ffdshow.avs, line 40)
(C:\ProgramData\SVP 3.1\AVS\ffdshow.avs, line 55)
(ffdshow_filter_avisynth_script, line 4)
. Duration: 13576 ms
12:34:16.296; RefreshSVP. Duration: 487 ms
12:34:16.783; GetDimensionAndFPS_fromOSD start. Duration: 564 ms
12:34:17.347; GetDimensionAndFPS_fromOSD result: 1280x536 23.976 1/1
12:34:17.348; T1T: begin
12:34:17.348; T1T: GetAllMediaParams
12:34:17.348; T1T: SettingsPrepare
12:34:17.352; T1T: Preparing smooth playback...
12:34:17.353; T1T: WriteAllMediaParamsToIni
12:34:17.353; SVPMgr: main "C:\ProgramData\SVP 3.1\" 1280 536 23.976 1280 536 5 2. Duration: 128 ms
12:34:17.481; ===== Playback
23.976 * (5 : 2) = 59.94 fps
12:34:17.481; SetPriorityPlayer: 0. Duration: 15455 ms
12:34:32.936; RefreshSVP
12:34:32.939; ===== Waiting for ffdshow video

12:34:33.950; ===== Detected playback with ffdShow. AppName: mpc-hc.exe PID: 4552
12:34:33.951; GetDimensionAndFPS_fromOSD start. Duration: 62 ms
12:34:34.013; GetDimensionAndFPS_fromOSD result: 720x480 59.94 8/9
12:34:34.014; T1T: begin
12:34:34.014; T1T: GetAllMediaParams
12:34:34.015; T1T: SettingsPrepare
12:34:34.017; T1T: Preparing smooth playback...
12:34:34.018; T1T: WriteAllMediaParamsToIni
12:34:34.018; SVPMgr: main "C:\ProgramData\SVP 3.1\" 720 480 59.94 720 480 1 1. Duration: 78 ms
12:34:34.096; ===== Playback
59.94 * (1 : 1) = 59.94 fps
12:34:34.097; SetPriorityPlayer: 0
12:35:09.464; ===== rewind backward 00:00:35 / --:--:--
12:35:10.433; ===== rewind forward 00:00:36 / --:--:--
12:36:07.202; ===== rewind backward 00:01:32 / --:--:--
12:36:08.924; this is changing FalseVFR_Dwn. ffdShow-framerate: 46.454
12:36:09.853; this is changing FalseVFR_Dwn. ffdShow-framerate: 34.343
12:36:10.855; this is changing FalseVFR_Dwn. ffdShow-framerate: 30.831
12:36:11.888; this is changing FalseVFR_Dwn. ffdShow-framerate: 30.002
12:36:14.407; ===== rewind backward 00:00:00 / --:--:--
12:36:16.123; stabilized ffdShow-framerate: 29.97 fps. SVP Index:0.00/0.38
12:36:16.124; SVPMgr: main "C:\ProgramData\SVP 3.1\" 720 480 29.97 720 480 2 1. Duration: 62 ms
12:36:16.186; ===== Playback
29.97 * (2 : 1) = 59.94 fps

Keep in mind I have a very powerful Nvidia GTX 680 graphics card with 4GB of video ram. My Intel cpu is overclocked to 4.0Ghz

I'm thinking there's a setting somewhere in either MADVR, Re-Clock or LAV, or even maybe from within MPC-HC itself, that is not playing nice with whatever SVP is doing.

Also, can you tell me if AVIsynth needs to be enabled in ffdshow? If so, do I need a script or something to make it work? If I enabled it most of the time I get a message saying script not valid or some crap. Or, can I leave avisynth disabled altogether?
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Try running it without MADVR and Reclock (just SVP)

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Try running it without MADVR and Reclock (just SVP)

How do I disassociate Re-Clock and MadVR from MPC-HC when running it? They seem to engage automatically.
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I saw similar error messages several times in the past. In most cases the problem went away when all software components (SVP, ffdshow, Avisynth) were cleanly uninstalled (don't overwrite!) and reinstalled. Make sure to remove all SVP files in Program Files and ProgramData. Use Avisynth version from SVP website. Reset ffdshow settings at installation.

In MPC-HC > Options > Playback > Output, you can select the video renderer (EVR, EVR-CP, madVR etc.) and audio renderer (System Default, ReClock etc.).
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Isamu, the error message in the screen-capture that you posted refers to problems with the library svpflow_gpu.dll,

That DLL has a dependency on 5 other DLLs, but only one is non-standard - opencl.dll. OpenCL is an optional part of the Nvidia driver installation. So I recommend that you get the latest Nvidia driver, do the manual installation and make sure the checkbox to install the OpenCL component is checked.

Once that is done, turn GPU acceleration back on and see if SVP works.

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OK guys here's the deal...

To Mfusick, renethx, and JerryW......

I was reluctant at first but I took your advice and went ahead and completely uninstalled and then freshly re-installed everything from scratch....MPC-HC, MadVR, Re-clock, SVP, FFDshow, the whole 9 yards. I also did like you said Jerry, and did a clean re-installation of my Nvidia drivers for my GTX 6904gb. After doing all that, I am pleased to say that I got SVP to load properly with MPC-HC without any errors even with OpenCL activated. This is good news and I'd like to thank you guys for your help.

However, with that having been said, there are a couple issues that remain when using SVP. I have been trying for hours to find the a setting to my liking, that delivers a constant and rock solid steady 60fps for my dvds and have failed miserably. I watch mostly anime and I can *hit* 60fps but the framerate drops constantly and I am always bombarded with messages from SVP saying things like "Variable framerate detected. Interlacing is on". And yes I already have "Variable Framerate Repair" turned on.

This is where things get complicated and confusing for me.....

With so many other filters, decoders and whatnot all active at the same time, I'm not sure what settings I need to apply to keep my video at a smooth 60fps. So here are a few questions I'm hoping you can answer for me....

1)In MadVR, should I leave "enable smooth motion frame conversion" checked or unchecked, even when SVP is running? If checked, which of the 3 categories should I check?

2)In LAV Decoder, should Enable Adaptive HW interlacing be checked or unchecked? If checked, then which Output mode should be selected...(film) or (video)? And should I check high quality processing?

3)Ditto for software de-interlacing....should I enable YADIF Interlacing? If so, which output mode?

4)Now that I have SVP loading and active, which External Filters should I be using in MPC-HC? Right now I have LAV Video Decoder, FFDShow Raw Video Filter, and MadVR...in that order. The funny thing is though, upon loading a video, the icons for neither LAV Video Decoder or FFDshow raw filter show up in my task manager, giving me the impression they aren't even activated. Why is that? And yet, FFDshow Video decoder is activated for no reason, even though I did NOT add it as an external filter. Very strange.

5)Avisynth appears to be working but it's very flaky....sometimes having it on crashes MPC but I guess it's OK now since it hasn't crashed in the last few sessions. However, is Avisynth really necessary to achieve smooth video in conjunction with SVP? I don't know what's wrong with Avisynth but most of the time I get a "script invalid" message upon loading a video, whenever it's activated(that's *IF* it doesn't crash MPC first). It appears I need good script for smooth video in avisynth...would someone mind giving me one?

6)I have Re-clock running and installed. Anything particularly important I need to change in its settings? Everything is set to automatic, and hell, even if I change anything it goes back to automatic anyway.

7)Back to SVP.....what are the absolute best settings you'd recommend I use to achieve a steady and consistent 60fps for my particular PC? Again, my specs are:

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate
Intel Core i7 950 OC'ed @ 4.0Ghz
Nvidia EVGA GTX 680 4GB
6GB DDR3 Ram
2TB HDD

I don't know what the hell I'm doing with all these options particularly with SVP. One thing I *have* discovered as of just a few minutes ago however, is that SVP doesn't seem to play nice with FRAPS. Having FRAPS on makes the video very jumpy and "framey". The fps fluctuates big time when fraps is activated. So that begs the question.....is there a framerate counter in either SVP, FFDshow, Re-clock or MPC-HC I can use as a substitute for FRAPS?

Anyway the bottomline is, I like to think I have a fairly beefy PC. All my games including BLOPS 2, Bordrlands 2, GRID 2, etc run at a smooth 60fps and higher. So I see no reason why SVP can't deliver a rock solid 60fps at ALL times, for any video file or dvd. To be fair, It appears to be 60fps most of the time when running MPC-HC in a window, but as soon as I enter full screen mode that when frames get dropped and things get a bit choppy here and there.

If anyone can address the above questions and make further suggestions It'd be greatly appreciated.
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OK two things...

1)I have come to the conclusion that MadVR is a serious resource hog and is the main culprit for not getting 60fps with SVP. If I change MPC-HC's output renderer to EVR, I get over 75fps and sometimes over 100fps, with drops under 60fps every so often but not near much as with MADVR on. Isn't there a way to use, and max out MadVR's settings and still use SVP, especially with the PC specs I'm working with?

2)I've noticed something very interesting....LAV Video Encoder does not work or activate when using SVP. SVP requires that you set FFDShow Video encoder to a either high merit or to "preferred", in order for it to activate SVP properly. But once you do that, LAV becomes inactive and disengages from working with MPC-HC. You can test see this for sure by right clicking MPC, select filters and you'll see LAV is not there.

Isn't there a way to use both with MPC simultaneously? How important is using LAV to MPC overall?
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You can use lav as the main decoder and ffdshow for processing. You need to set ffdshow raw as preferred. Madvr can be a resource hog if you use high settings but can it can also be fast if you use lesser quality setting.
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You can use lav as the main decoder and ffdshow for processing. You need to set ffdshow raw as preferred. Madvr can be a resource hog if you use high settings but can it can also be fast if you use lesser quality setting.

Thanks for the reply. Thing is, I can run MVR on the highest settings coupled with FFDShow with resize/4x res and STILL get a steady 48fps. But once I put SVP into the mix, that's when those frames take a nosedive. I'm starting to come to the point where I realize I don't need SVP. I can achieve a nice 48fps with everything maxed out in MADVR + FFDshow with resize and the picture quality is astounding! If I turn some things down I'm sure I can hit 60fps rock solid using only MADVR. Why is SVP recommended when MADVR has it's own built in smoothing renderer?

Also, the reason I'd like to keep FFDshow in the loop, is because of its awesome array of features and tweaks. The resize and sharpen options for example are two settings that I enjoy messing around with.

Furthermore, speaking of the Resize option in FFDShow, I've noticed that upon activating it, SVP goes haywire and starts making the MPC window flip back and forth between bigger and smaller rapidly. Why is it doing that? SVP just seems like a hassle at this point.
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What CPU ? What SVP setting?

MADVR and SVP on max is going to take some serious processing power and its unlikely your going to get good results without a modern high end CPU

What CPU you have ?

You have basically 5 settings in SVP (level 1,2,3,4,5)

And you have two modes (or ten settings depending on how you look at it)

Mode C (CPU)
and mode G (GPU) [ offloads more to your GPU ]

So for example you can do level 4c or level 4g depending on if you have a video card or not. You do not want to set it to level 5 unless you have an i7 quad core if you are running madvr at max settings too. If you have a dual core you want to go level 2 or 3 at the highest. If you are skipping you are running out of power- so try lower your setting and you should get better results. SVP really is amazing for animation but you need to have it set up properly and it take some serious hardware to run at high levels.

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What CPU ? What SVP setting?

MADVR and SVP on max is going to take some serious processing power and its unlikely your going to get good results without a modern high end CPU

What CPU you have ?

You have basically 5 settings in SVP (level 1,2,3,4,5)

And you have two modes (or ten settings depending on how you look at it)

Mode C (CPU)
and mode G (GPU) [ offloads more to your GPU ]

So for example you can do level 4c or level 4g depending on if you have a video card or not. You do not want to set it to level 5 unless you have an i7 quad core if you are running madvr at max settings too. If you have a dual core you want to go level 2 or 3 at the highest. If you are skipping you are running out of power- so try lower your setting and you should get better results. SVP really is amazing for animation but you need to have it set up properly and it take some serious hardware to run at high levels.

mfusick,

I posted my pc specs already above but here they are again....

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate
Intel Core i7 950 OC'ed @ 4.0Ghz
Nvidia EVGA GTX 680 4GB
6GB DDR3 Ram
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As you can see, both my processor and graphics card are quite beefy. Well, my CPU is getting slightly long in the tooth but we're talking a Core I7 at 4.0Ghz of processing speed here, certainly no slouch. I *DO* want to upgrade to a Haswell an then OC it to 4.5Ghz though, but I can already run most games at max. My GPU on the other hand, is still considered a top tier premier reference card and eats anything you throw at it.

What are your specs mfusick? Can you achieve a rock solid 60fps in SVP on max settings *AND* while MADVR is activated at the max settings(jinc 3 Taps, etc)???
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I honestly can't believe how good VLC makes anime look with just the slightest tweaks here and there under the "video and effects" settings.

So what are those tweaks? Out of curiosity.
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I have a BENQ W6000 DLP front projector and even on my 110" screen, the image is nothing short of SPECTACULAR!!! And get this....VLC makes anime DVDs that I even bought over 12 years ago look like they were released this year! Exactly what kind of magic are the VLC developers sprinkling into this software player that's making anime dvds look this good? Some anime TV series on dvd that came out back in 1998 look like they can pass for BluRay!!! Here's a shot of Bubblegum Crisis 2040(the original ADV release, not the re-release).

Are those screenshots or frame grabs? They look like frame grabs.
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However, with that having been said, there are a couple issues that remain when using SVP. I have been trying for hours to find the a setting to my liking, that delivers a constant and rock solid steady 60fps for my dvds and have failed miserably. I watch mostly anime and I can *hit* 60fps but the framerate drops constantly and I am always bombarded with messages from SVP saying things like "Variable framerate detected. Interlacing is on". And yes I already have "Variable Framerate Repair" turned on.

The problem with Anime is, unlike most other content, the real frame rate does vary, they're usually not a full 24fps, sometimes it's more like 8 or 10.
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With so many other filters, decoders and whatnot all active at the same time, I'm not sure what settings I need to apply to keep my video at a smooth 60fps. So here are a few questions I'm hoping you can answer for me....

Is frame interpolation actually your goal? That's what SVP does.
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1)In MadVR, should I leave "enable smooth motion frame conversion" checked or unchecked, even when SVP is running? If checked, which of the 3 categories should I check?

You shouldn't need it if you're using SVP. SVP has already adjusted the frame rate to match your display.
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2)In LAV Decoder, should Enable Adaptive HW interlacing be checked or unchecked? If checked, then which Output mode should be selected...(film) or (video)? And should I check high quality processing?

It shouldn't matter if you're using SVP since SVP inserts itself (via ffdshow) after the video decoder so hardware deinterlacing is disabled.
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3)Ditto for software de-interlacing....should I enable YADIF Interlacing? If so, which output mode?

You'll probably want the best software deinterlacing you can find, that could be YADIF.
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4)Now that I have SVP loading and active, which External Filters should I be using in MPC-HC? Right now I have LAV Video Decoder, FFDShow Raw Video Filter, and MadVR...in that order. The funny thing is though, upon loading a video, the icons for neither LAV Video Decoder or FFDshow raw filter show up in my task manager, giving me the impression they aren't even activated. Why is that? And yet, FFDshow Video decoder is activated for no reason, even though I did NOT add it as an external filter. Very strange.

ffdshow is how SVP gets into the chain, it loads (IIRC) an avisyth script in ffdshow.
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5)Avisynth appears to be working but it's very flaky....sometimes having it on crashes MPC but I guess it's OK now since it hasn't crashed in the last few sessions. However, is Avisynth really necessary to achieve smooth video in conjunction with SVP? I don't know what's wrong with Avisynth but most of the time I get a "script invalid" message upon loading a video, whenever it's activated(that's *IF* it doesn't crash MPC first). It appears I need good script for smooth video in avisynth...would someone mind giving me one?

Yes, it's necessary for SVP. But that goes back to a previous question. Is Frame Interpolation your goal? If not then there's really no reason to bother with SVP, that's it's purpose. I'm not a fan of FI, but in my playing with SVP I've found it rather unstable in general. Especially with lots of navigating (seeking, skipping, etc).
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6)I have Re-clock running and installed. Anything particularly important I need to change in its settings? Everything is set to automatic, and hell, even if I change anything it goes back to automatic anyway.

Reclock is probably not necessary if you're using SVP or madVR's smoothing.
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OK two things...

1)I have come to the conclusion that MadVR is a serious resource hog and is the main culprit for not getting 60fps with SVP. If I change MPC-HC's output renderer to EVR, I get over 75fps and sometimes over 100fps, with drops under 60fps every so often but not near much as with MADVR on. Isn't there a way to use, and max out MadVR's settings and still use SVP, especially with the PC specs I'm working with?

First thinks first, I think you need to stop thinking in video game terms, there's absolutely no point rendering video higher than your monitor (projector's) refresh rate. Anything over 60fps is meaningless.

As for madVR, well the problem there is madVR does it's rendering via custom code that runs on the video card. The same is true of SVP, it uses the video card as well. I think SVP is really the hog, motion compensation takes a lot of horsepower. It sounds like your GPU has enough grunt for SVP, but not quite for both it and madVR.

Have you tried outputting 24fps? That's the native rate of most movies and a lot of anime, and your W6000 should support it. That may get you the "smooth" motion you seem to be looking for (it eliminates the 3:2 pulldown judder) and would stop you from needing SVP.
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Thanks for the reply. Thing is, I can run MVR on the highest settings coupled with FFDShow with resize/4x res and STILL get a steady 48fps. But once I put SVP into the mix, that's when those frames take a nosedive. I'm starting to come to the point where I realize I don't need SVP. I can achieve a nice 48fps with everything maxed out in MADVR + FFDshow with resize and the picture quality is astounding! If I turn some things down I'm sure I can hit 60fps rock solid using only MADVR. Why is SVP recommended when MADVR has it's own built in smoothing renderer?

They do different things. madVR has a feature to blend frames together which has the effect of masking the judder from differences between source and display rates. SVP actually uses motion compensation to interpolate intermediate frames, it effectively increases the frame rate (think Auto Motion Plus, Clear Motion Rate, MotionFlow, TrimensionDNM, etc).

I actually wouldn't try using SVP (Frame Interpolation) on anime at all, Frame Interpolation needs "continuous" motion to derive the motion vectors (motion compensation) required, anime often has "jerky" or discontinuous motion, so it's hard, if not impossible to compute the motion vectors. You just don't get good FI from anime. For example, one moment (during a pan) it will work great, and the next (during action) it will fail and the motion will be normal.
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Also, the reason I'd like to keep FFDshow in the loop, is because of its awesome array of features and tweaks. The resize and sharpen options for example are two settings that I enjoy messing around with.

Have you actually had good luck with deinterlacing with ffdshow? I never did with anime, it's too inconsistent, I always needed hardware deinterlacing for anything approaching reasonable results with anime.

See what an anamorphoscopic lens can do, see movies the way they were meant to be seen
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