Originally Posted by Joe 6 Pack
Assassin, I just got my HTPC from you not too long ago. It didn't come with the HD audio build of XBMC so I downloaded and installed Eden 11 with the HD audio patch. I enabled all of the HD audio options and selected Wasapi-my AV receiver model as the audio output device and got HD audio bitstreaming without issue. I was having issues with pixelation watching some of my Bluray ISO and MKV rips like Bridesmaids and Star Wars. This was with hardware acceleration enabled as well as sync playback to display, and match display refresh rate options selected.
I turned off hardware acceleration and tried playing some stuff and still had issues. Currently, I have turned off both hardware acceleration as well as sync playback to display and my movies now play without pixelation. The only issue is that there are intermittent dropped frames which I can confirm by clicking O on my keyboard to view the file info during playback. My TV is a Toshiba 1080p DLP and I corrected my initial screwup and set the display settings to 1920 x 1080 60hzp instead of 1920 x 1080 60hzi that I had before which was causing my TV to report a 1080i signal.
Any idea what could be causing this? The dropped frames aren't too bad and it's much better than the huge green pixels that would pop up before but I'd prefer to not have any dropped frames at all and utilize the hardware acceleration function as well as sync playback to my display. Please let me know if you need any additional info. Thanks.
We have just started offering XBMC on our builds and I have had to talk and educate our builders on the appropriate settings.
For Intel builds you don't want or need DXVA enabled. So this should have been disabled by default.
Do you notice the dropped frames? Most likely you do not. FYI all the manufacturers have some degree of dropped frames and Intel now gets it as close as anyone else. LINK
You can try your HTPC with and without the sync playback option enabled to see which you prefer.
The build of XBMC should now be corrected as I have re-educated our builders on what I prefer for XBMC and why.