Originally Posted by rexb610
That's what i thought of too..i'm using start8 windows start button and my htpc boots up directly to desktop. With W8 my HTPC boots up and shuts down a lot faster.
MPC-HC rocks and now plays all my files (MKV, m2ts, bluray folder structure etc) . Anyway, I'm having issues. my AVR (Onkyo 606) no longer lights up during bitstreaming in windows 8. I no longer see HD Master, dolby and DTS just PCM. I have HTPC to AVR to TV all connected via HDMI. I followed every step on the first page except the part where i have to select 5.1 on the sound configuration, windows 8 only shows stereo! I remember in W7 i am able to select between 5.1, 7.1 etc. I have ATI Radeon 5450 with Catalyst 13.1 updated drivers. My audio doesn't sound as great as before
Anyone encountered the same issue? any help?
I think if you set Lav to output Dolby or DTS bitstreaming it won't matter if you can't set Windows 8 to multichannel out. That should only effect PCM output to the AVR. If you bitstream then I think that bypasses Windows' stereo limitation because it's not encoding/decoding the audio. I don't know if that helps with your compressed files, but right now I have Princess Bridge BD playing with bitstreaming and my Yamaha shows the decoder as "DTS-HD MSTR."
On another note..
I'm using MPC-HC with madVR and Lav filters. My video card is a Radeon HD 7750 and I'm currently getting 1 Frame Repeat every 6.50 hours at the CCC's 24p setting. I've read that with AMD CCC 23 Hz and 24 Hz are the same because when I choose 23 Hz it reverts to the 24 Hz option. But if I check Windows 7's display properties it shows 23 Hz. MadVR shows 23.9768 Hz, so I know it's the right setting, and to further prove the proper framerate my TV allows me to switch to 48 Hz if I choose. Just wondering, does the TV usually perform 3:2 pulldown better than HTPC or standalone devices or should it not matter?
Another question I have with MPC-HC and the set up is a few of my ogm/mkv/avi files get a black frame when enlarged beyond a certain size. Is this a setting or limitation of madVR or something else? It doesn't happen with all my compression video files, only some, but I'm not sure what might be causing it. Has anyone else run into this issue?