Originally Posted by renethx
- Haali Media Splitter/WMVideo Decoder DMO/EVR or EVR CR
is the most reliable VC-1 decoder for MKV, in particular under Windows 7 (you should expect high CPU usage however, as it does not support hardware VLD [variable length decoder]) that works fine perhaps with any DirectShow media player including the MC and MP internal players. The pictures below were taken with...
Good performance! I tried it on my - WinXP/HD 3850 AGP/Overlay/65% CPU usage - but no chance, the 1p Field is grey and the rotating bar is jaggy (not like VA Deinterl.) as on your screenshot.
Seems that the WinXP-vers. of WMVideo Decoder DMO is not connected at all to the HD 3850 - changing CCC deinterl. mode has not the slightest influence.
But did you ever test other interlaced VC-1.mkv videos?
"HQV Video Resolution Loss Test" has only a rel. fixed 5 Mbit data rate. I checked higher data rates and about >8 Mbit (DVD rate) interlaced DXVA
play back results in random timing issues (sometimes running too fast, sometimes judder). This bad timing (as mentioned above, other people tell the same story) is obviously software made (Haali/Cyberlink) cause some combinations run high data rates well (Gabest or DVBViewer Sources/Arcsoft).
Whatever, a 1 minute, 5-6 Mbit 1080i VC-1 video runs good with three MPC-HC DXVA playback combos (WinXP):
1) as TS and MKV:
- Haali Media Splitter / VC-1 Tweak(Haali)+ArcSoft Video Decoder / VMR9 or Overlay: Perfect playback
2) as MKV:
- Haali Media Splitter / CyberLink VC-1 Loader+CyberLink VC-1 Decoder (PDVD7.x or PDVD8) / VMR9 or Overlay: nearly perfect playback (->your Win7 favourite)
3) as TS:
MPC-HC Setting: "Internal Filters" - "MPEG, PS/TS/PVA" on
(-> so Haali will keep off
with VC-1 Tweak (MPC Source) installed)
- MPC-MPEG Splitter (Gabest) / VC-1 Tweak (MPC Source)+ArcSoft Video Decoder / VMR9 or Overlay: Perfect playback
Rem., all the VC-1 Tweaks are kind of unstable: they may change or are changed somehow in their status, so players or GraphEdit could pop up warnings that weren't there before. Sometimes they affect each other and sometimes they even vanish or are vanished..
Above 3rd TS-combination is also playing good VC-1 Slicies (>30 Mbit at fastest spot). As well running all other VC-1.ts Videos I could try but then only renderer Overlay should be used (WinXP). Vistas EVR-??.
So .ts seems to be the better choice. And let's leave MPC-HC now..
Next I tested DVBViewer and surprise surprise it does not even need any VC-1 Tweak! The built-in Source Filter connects TS directly resulting in a more stable play back then even above combo 3) has. And seeking around in longer videos is also fast and stable now. As Cyberlink still causing the old VC-1 + interlaced + DXVA timing issues, so take Arcsoft (TMT2 or read down from here
for more links).
How to convince DVBViewer to use Arcsoft Decoder on VC-1: push the merit of all other vc1 decoders installed below Arcsoft Video Decoder's merit, then reboot.
By the way: Interlaced VC-1 is still a no go with MPC Video Decoder. But runs progressive VC-1 perfect using DXVA.
Since LAV Filters v.0.50.1
finally everything has changed:
LAV Splitter is able to directly clean
-connect both, ts and mkv Slices
(VC-1 interlaced) in MPC-HC to LAV Video Decoder or Cyberl. Video Decoder (PDVD10) using DXVA !TS
Download: "VC-1 Cheese Slicies" TS (26MB)
NTSC 1920x1080 interlaced 29.97fps
MKV: I could not find one combination to run VC-1 Slicies or other >8 Mbit data rate video as mkv without any timing issues (the combos all charge Haali Splitter). But maybe Win7 or EVR do it better?
EDIT: yes they do! Runs fine on Win7 WMP !MKV
Download: "VC-1 Cheese Slicies" MKV (27MB)
NTSC 1920x1080 interlaced 29.97fps