Originally Posted by CynicalCS84
Also between 1.1 and 1.2 (using mpc-hc or 7mc internal player) which is the preferred method? I want playback to be pretty seamless, not havi ng to switch between players and see the desktop at all. And I'll be running windows 7 64 unless someone males a strong case for me to go with x86 betwen now and 6 hours from now. Running a dual core e6500. I remember reading something about some codecs not working on x64. Is that still true? Will I be able to play 24p no problem? Videocard will be ati 5450. Sorry for threadjack. Installing os when I get home from work
To make the process from switching from 7MC to MPC-HC put a black desktop background, select Auto-hide for the taskbar and hide the recycle bin shortcut. 7MC minimizez and MPC-HC loads up in less than a second, so it looks seamless enough to me, atleast.
The best thing you could do is to try them both out.
Btw, do you need subtitles and DXVA ?
Originally Posted by JAB
I'd go at that from the other direction. Install 32-bit, unless someone can come up with a strong reason to go with 64-bit. For an HTPC, I can't think of one.
I think you'll find people on both sides of the MPC-HC vs MC camp. MC will be more seamless, but I haven't gotten FF, REW or chapters to work in MC with MKVs yet. My first two attempts to get Media Control working last night didn't go well.
Biggest piece of advice: Install the OS and then image the OS volume, so you can easily restore it to a pristine state when you change your mind about all the HTPC software.
You are perfectly right, i also recommend 32bit for HTPC use unless you are using your HTPC for other stuff like video encoding, games etc.
Regarding MediaControl, what happend?
Originally Posted by JAB
Sony VPL-VW200. While it supports 24p, I see no references to 72 Hz, 120 Hz, 3:3 pulldown or 5:5 pulldown.Edit
: I found at least one source that says 60p material is doubled to 120 Hz and 24p material is quadrupled to 96 Hz, but that no pulldown is performed on the material. On the other hand, the user's guide says "reproduces 2-3 or 2-2 pull-down film sources with smooth picture movement". Also, to possibly complicate matters slightly, the signal will be fed through a Denon 5308, which has a Realta HQV in it, although I don't think it messes with 1080p sources.
Well try out a couple of BRs to see if the image is smooth. If so, you don`t need 24p. I`m going to check the specs of your projector and see if i find anything, after i finish updating the guide.