Hello AVS community,
First post on AVS; I just installed MP w/ Streamed MP and I have a question or two.
I followed the guide per say, but took some liberties with the suggested files for download. Seeing as the guide was written some time ago, I took my time researching to see what the most current solutions the community was using.
Currently I am using: (sorry no refernce link's i've not posted enough)
Haali Splitter (aka MatroskaSplitter.exe)
ffdshow Tryout (Beta 7:3154); as the original had not been updated since May 06 (based from what I read)
MPC-HomeCinema x64; purely for 64bit compatibility.
Power DVD 10 for player
MP v1.1 RC-1; again for 64bit compatibility
StreamedMP v18.104.22.168.333; I could not find anything newer despite post of newer version, huh.
Ok to the questions
1) Should I be using different players for different file types for best playback and up-scaling of my video files?
Follow-Up; What is the best way to upscale Xvid and DivX .avi's, to get the best quality out of them? I don't have much HD content yet, and I just assumed that I would be using Power DVD 10 to play that content (maybe, maybe not) but I would also like to upscale my current content which is mainly lower quality Xvid and DivX .avi's, mkv's here and there.
2) Does Power DVD actually use the designated codecs per MP's Configuration Menu? If No what specifically does the "Codecs and Renderer" setting effect/control?
Follow-Up; What is the significance of choosing/assigning specific Codes/Decoders/Filters/Renderers? How do I take advantage of said significance's (players, settings, file quality)???
Tech Questions in conjunction with MP,
1) I have 2x ATI 4850 HD's in crossfire, should I be looking into installing any drivers that would actually assist in my HD Audio/Video playback? i.e. Avivo, Crossfire App, HD Audio Drivers.
2) How in the heck do I get HD Audio out of my Video Card's HDMI? Until my other 25ft HDMI cable arrives, I'm stuck testing MP on my Samsung 2253BW 22" LDC.
Well I really hope I didn't over do it on my first post, thanks in advance for any help, time, and consideration, I look forward to being apart of this community