Originally Posted by assassin
Why are you wanting to switch?
Two reasons. The main reason was audio and video getting out of sync when switching to a 24p source on a few TV Shows and Films. I messed around with all the various play settings, Adjust display refresh rate to match video, Sync playback to display, watching missed counters, hitting pause/play multiple times to stop the missed counter from increasing, etc. Didn't happen for all videos, but enough to make it annoying. With tweaking and watching the codec OSD I was able to get things in sync but just thought I would try a MPC-HC external player solution to see how that might help or not.
Second reason was just curiosity to see if how I might be able to improve video quality.
So I ended up setting up MPC-HC as an external player with LAV, reclock, madVR and got it working. I think I will just set it up so I can right click and choose my player and experiment with both internal and external. I like the integration of the internal player but the playback of MPC-HC is pretty nice. But don't get the benefit of things like resume video where you left it and if you stop the video doesn't immediately go back to XBMC without closing the window (hitting "x" or exit).