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post #1111 of 2897
After looking at this post: Renethx LAV Suggestions I made sure my registry key was set to the proper source filter for LAV Spliter and it is.

One thing I noticed that I forgot to uncheck in MPC-HC was in Internal Filters -> Audio Switcher.

I am working on my pc remotely so I won't know till I'm home later on if that did anything. Before when I would right click a troubled file (300/Star Trek) I would see Audio Switcher under the Filters I would see Audio Switcher. Maybe this was the culprit but I will update once I check things later on.

This is also a helpful post as well: LAV/MadVR Guide by Renethx
post #1112 of 2897
Thanks for the great guide, my htpc has been running into some playback issues lately so I think it is time for a change.

I'm just curious though, the original post is from almost 1 year ago, has it been updated with all the little tweaks and changes that I am sure have been discovered in the past year, or will I need to read through all 40 pages to get all the latest up to date info and configurations.

Thanks.
post #1113 of 2897
The first post went through a major revision about 3 months or so back. It has had some minor tweaks since then. I have mine set up basically the same except I don't use reclock and have made some minor tweaks to MPC-HC but not a whole lot. If you want to use it, the guide is current enough and you can ask questions as you go along.
post #1114 of 2897
Ya I went a head and followed the guide and everything worked out much better, was able to playback audio on a few movies I was having trouble with.

However the only problem I am now having is with tearing. When using madvr I am unable to adjust any sync/vsync options in mpchc, everything is ghosted/grayed out and I can't seem to do anything about tearing.
Switched to evr custom and I was once again able to access the options under render settings>presentation and render settings>vsync and I was able to adjust vsync offset, though it took me about 250 to remove tearing off the screen.

Is there a better or preferred way to remove tearing without using the offset, or even better still, a way to remove the tearing and switching back to madvr?

Thanks
post #1115 of 2897
What do you consider as tearing? Can you post a screen shot? I've never had tearing since I quit using EVR (CP).

To access the MadVR settings while a video is playing, right click on the screen, then go to Filters > MadVR. When the dialog box for MadVR pops up select Settings.
post #1116 of 2897
Tearing really? I've never experienced this in MPC. If there is any adjustments like offsets it would be in the madvr settings. Like you already discovered the setting in MPC are turned off when you use a different renderer.
I'm not much help though as this has never been a problem.

Is it something funny with the refresh rate? What is your refresh set at? So you can not watch a video without tearing with EVR or MADVR with stock settings. I'm sure someone will jump in that has experience with this. Whats your TV model
anyways just cause I'm curious.


EDIT** Sammy did you have tearing when you were using EVR in the past?
post #1117 of 2897
Come to think of it, it was when I was playing around with VMR 9, I think. Been a while now that I've been using MadVR for frame-rate switching per your rcommendation. I was probably experiencing tearing because I had Windows set to 60fps and was playing 24fps content.
post #1118 of 2897
To my knowledge i've always had tearing. Even with my previous mpchc version/configuration from probably a year ago I had tearing but I just offset it off the screen.

Television is a lg 60pk750. I have not adjusted any frequency/refreshrate/sync setting in mpchc, all stock.
Could it be some setting in windows or the catalyst control center for my radeon video card?

And whiteboy, there are no vsync setting or adjustments in madvr as far as I can tell so until I get it sorted no madvr over here frown.gif
post #1119 of 2897
Yah I didn't think there was. This is not a common issue I see around here. Do you have really old hardware in your pc? Sorry if you already listed it.
post #1120 of 2897
robbbby, do you have madvr set to run in exclusive mode? That should help with tearing.
post #1121 of 2897
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Originally Posted by JDLIVE View Post

robbbby, do you have madvr set to run in exclusive mode? That should help with tearing.
Ah very good point there.
post #1122 of 2897
Guys, I need your help. I follow the guide posted by MindBomb on the first page. I did everything as stated and it actually worked perfectly. But I have a problem. When I tried to play my MKV file which is in japanese language, there is no sound output even the subs don't show. What did I do? Can you guys please help me? Thanks in advance!
post #1123 of 2897
Well still have issues with playing trueHD audio tracks. I'm at a loss at the moment. In MPC-HC I do see Lav being chose as the filters of choice for video, audio and splitter.
post #1124 of 2897
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Originally Posted by whiteboy714 View Post

Yah I didn't think there was. This is not a common issue I see around here. Do you have really old hardware in your pc? Sorry if you already listed it.

Fairly new. Has a previous gen core i3, radeon 6870, ddr3 ram, not sure of what chipset.

And run madvr in exclusive mode, i'll give that a try, though I will have to dig up where that setting is.

Also one other thing I noticed, in the guide, after everything is setup it says to go into reclock and check a box, when I do that all the boxes are ghosted and I cannot click/check anything.
post #1125 of 2897
Do you have a need for reclock? I'm not sure its needed any more. I never used it myself.
post #1126 of 2897
I don't use reclock and the audio stays in sync with the video.
post #1127 of 2897
only reason I installed reclock was because it was mentioned in the guide.
post #1128 of 2897
I use reclock, only way I could get things to be nice and smooth. If your audio is going through HDMI, I hear the clock stays in sync better but if going through optical, doesn't seem to work as well. Some people don't notice the frame drops as much as others as well. I'm very sensitive to it and without reclock it was almost impossible for me to watch even with the refresh rate just about perfectly matched.
post #1129 of 2897
Maybe. I go HDMI through my Denon AVR to my HDTV. The AVR has "lip sync" so it probably does the task that Reclock would otherwise do.
post #1130 of 2897
At one point reclock didn't like bitstreamed audio. Not sure what the deal is with that now.

I'm curious what percentage of people here that use MAdvr also use reclock. I thought it was not as needed anymore maybe I was wrong.
post #1131 of 2897
I had trouble when I installed reclock. I would say only install reclock if you have a problem reclock would fix. But then I have a 60 Hz plasma so I am not trying to do 24. Also, around the time I installed reclock Microsoft rolled out Playready which created problems in 7MC with my plasma and monitor connected to a NVidia 440. Interestingly, I just removed Avira antivirus and replaced it with AVG and 7MC is working better.
post #1132 of 2897
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Originally Posted by whiteboy714 View Post

At one point reclock didn't like bitstreamed audio. Not sure what the deal is with that now.
I'm curious what percentage of people here that use MAdvr also use reclock. I thought it was not as needed anymore maybe I was wrong.

as far as I know unless the video and audio clocks are perfectly in sync, it will go out. I think its less of an issue for things other than 23.976 as the video card can match it better, but I use xbmc which will sync the audio to the video much the same way as reclock does for 60hz.. Otherwise I use reclock.

as I said, if its audio and video over HDMI, then I believe people said they use the same clock and should stay in sync. I'm just not really sure why people wouldn't want to use reclock. For me its just piece of mind, I know its syncing things and I don't have to be annoyed seeing a frame drop or other stutter that on a 135 inch screen is really annoying. Even on the 50 inch plasma, its not fun watching like that.

I think some people don't like reclock because of bitstreaming or something. My ears aren't that great so I really couldn't care about that, as long as my LFE is working, I'm happy.
post #1133 of 2897
Yah I have heard bitstreaming is an issue. Which is how my audio is set up. I prefer the audio sent to the AVR untouched rather than windows having its hand in it.

I never notice any sync issues so for me reclock is just another possible issue to deal with. But my tv is 60hz and blu ray looks fine to me like that. I guess I'm just used to
judder after seeing it all my life.
post #1134 of 2897
Thread Starter 
reclock shouldnt give you too much of an issue, there is an option to disable media correction when bitstreaming.

reclock itself is imo for those times you can't bitstream, like when a movie has pcm audio, or if you are watching an anime with flac audio.

I removed some sections of the guide btw to streamline it at this point. The madvr alternative, idk if that was really helping ppl, and it was somewhat rushed, so I scrapped it.
The macrovision fix, it worked on some dvds but not others, so I scrapped that too. I think you just have to wait on madvr to actually fix that if you wanna use dvds with madvr.
post #1135 of 2897
So reclock can be set up to only load when the content is PCM or FLAC?

I'm not using it at all but have a few titles with PCM and I have system sounds set to 5.1 which allows for DD5.1 liveTV. My AVR decodes FLAC and PCM and also has "lip sync" for HDMI sources so I'm not sure if I need reclock at all.
Edited by Sammy2 - 8/6/12 at 8:11am
post #1136 of 2897
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Originally Posted by MlNDBOMB View Post

reclock shouldnt give you too much of an issue, there is an option to disable media correction when bitstreaming.
reclock itself is imo for those times you can't bitstream, like when a movie has pcm audio, or if you are watching an anime with flac audio.
I removed some sections of the guide btw to streamline it at this point. The madvr alternative, idk if that was really helping ppl, and it was somewhat rushed, so I scrapped it.
The macrovision fix, it worked on some dvds but not others, so I scrapped that too. I think you just have to wait on madvr to actually fix that if you wanna use dvds with madvr.

I have no problem playing dvd with madvr. Burned or store bought
post #1137 of 2897
Thread Starter 
are you using windows xp by any chance?
post #1138 of 2897
Win7x86.
post #1139 of 2897
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Originally Posted by MlNDBOMB View Post

are you using windows xp by any chance?

Win7 64 bit.
post #1140 of 2897
I am trying to move away from TMT5 and instead use MPC-HC for all my media needs. But I am facing two issues :

a. I can't display subtitles in some DVDs, like Austin Powers and the Goldmember. It's a full rip of the original DVD, using the Video_TS folder structure. Other players, like the WMC default one and TMT5 can display the subtitles just fine. Is there a limitation on SubTitles support on MPC-HC using MadVR and Lav filters as described in this thread?


b. all my Blu-Ray rips are ISOs. While MPC-HC can read the ISOs, the output is usually garbage. Pixelation, noise, etc. All is fine if I first mount the ISO using VCD and then play it. (my content is stored in an Unraid server, using a Gigabit network). If opening the ISOs directly is not reliable, is there a way to set MPC-HC to auto-load Blu-Ray disks inside Windows Media Center? This way I could just remove it as an External player in MEdiaBrowser and instead just let the ISO get mounted and wait for the AutoPlay to kick in.


Thanks
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