Originally Posted by Chronoptimist
If you use ReClock or JRiver's VideoClock, your timings really don't matter. Don't pick your hardware based on what might achieve closer to 23.976
The original framerate is 24.000 anyway, 23.976 only exists for legacy compatibility with 59.94 in NTSC regions, and ReClock/VideoClock should both be capable of adjusting your video to that rate.
@Xophile (not @Chronoptimist, you must know the subject very well.
Yes, that's a solution. But apparently the majority people prefer HD audio bitstreaming with a graphics card supporting a refresh rate as close to 24/(1.001)Hz as possible (very simple) to configuring ReClock (or VideoClock included in JRiver Media Center), decoding every compressed audio stream to LPCM (you will need ArcSoft dtsdecoderdll.dll to decode DTS-HD), then resampling it (not so simple, at least to novices)
"Original" has two meanings. The "original" film is shot at 24.000 fps. But this has nothing to do with video playback in PC/CE devices at all.
When encoded in DVD / BD, the frame rate is slowed down by the factor 1/(1.001). So the "original" framerate of media is 24fps/(1.001) = ~23.976fps. (There are some [not so many, say, 5% of all BD movies] European BDs encoded at 24.000fps, however.) It is exactly the media playback rate of 23.976fps that matters in video playback in PC
, i.e. the graphics card's 23Hz needs to be close to 23.976Hz to reduce frame drops to a minimum. If you choose to use ReClock/VideoClock, however, the graphics card's refresh rate can be either 23Hz or 24Hz and it does not matter how close it is to 23.976Hz or 24.000Hz because the media playback rate / audio clock rate are adjusted to whatever video clock rate is.
My personal recommendation is: AMD graphics if you really care about precise 24Hz/(1.001), HD audio bitstreaming, no ReClock with media adaptation+decoding every audio stream to LPCM. That's plain simple, works right out of the box.Edited by renethx - 2/16/13 at 7:12am