Originally Posted by GetGray
If MadVR and Reclock solves the issue of this thread (I am skeptical becase if it did and was that simple this would all be a non-issue), then what are its downsides?
Dowsides as related to source direct as possible playback? Player/file type compatibility? Load on integrated GPUs?
I’m not sure what you mean by “source direct” do you mean bitstreaming?
For ReClock to work correctly, you need to do the decoding to LPCM on your CPU (LAV Audio is bitperfect) and then have it resample the audio. If your output supports it (most should now) you can have ReClock upsample the audio to 24-bit, 192kHz so the resampling should be transparent.
Enable WASAPI output in ReClock to have it switch speaker output to match the number of channels in the source. I’m currently waiting on some more parts for my PC, but when I get that up and running again, I will write a guide for ReClock, madVR & MPC-HC if people want.
I don’t personally use a graphical front-end on my HTPC—I type in the disc name, and it automatically opens the “index.bdmv’ file, starting the film directly. (I actively do not
want to deal with disc menus) I’m sure that most library management software will let you set a custom player though.
As for GPU load, you may be able to get away with using Bilinear on chroma/luma upsampling, though it won’t be very good quality. One of the advantages of madVR is the option to use advanced upsampling algorithms that rival—or best—stand-alone devices, though it will requite a dedicated GPU.
Originally Posted by jong1
Reclock will work whatever the difference in rates. of course the more extreme the difference the more the audio pitch is changed. You can even use Reclock to correct the pitch unfortunately the side effects of this are worse than the pitch problem. No need to worry about pitch correction though when simply correcting inaccurate 23.976 rate by your GPU or switching to/from 24/23.976.
If you have problems with Reclock not "working" we would need to understand what you mean by that.
For what it’s worth, there are virtually no commercial discs where audio pitch has been corrected. The films are generally sped up/down without any sort of correction, so there is no need to enable time stretching. (it is really obvious if a 25p film has
been corrected, and you then slow it down)
Originally Posted by blaubart
Not only madVR but also DXVA using EVR with Cyberlink, Arcsoft and more renderers. Anyway they eventually do not run as perfect as madVR in your setup they benefit from ReClock in the same way.
Personally I have never been able to get ReClock to work well with these players at all. There were always audio pops & clicks, or stuttering issues.