Sounds like a sweet HTPC you've made! Could be a good plugin development computer as well
I think it would be nice of Intel to provide you with free SSD's after all the hard work you've done on this plugin.
I've considered pulling the 5870, or using Virtu, since I rarely have time for gaming. But that would require a 5m DisplayPort cable to the U2711...
Our PC's a work, Dell Vostro 460 has the i5-2400 CPU with HD Graphics 2000, on a H67 motherboard. To support the U2711 at 2560x1440 some PCs have a discrete GT420 card too. Now I enabled the HD Graphics in BIOS, and connected the same monitor to the VGA input of the monitor.
Opening a 1080p MKV file, using MPC-HC 1.6 and your ffdshow release, it uses libavcodec instead of QuickSync for decoding H.264. I'm using EVR as renderer. After changing from the Windows Update v2509 driver to a Gigabyte 2559, QuickSync now works! Tried downloading the latest 64-bit driver directly from Intel, but there's a CRC-error in libmfxhw64-s1.dll.I found a clip
that doesn't work properly with the QuickSync decoder. It seems playback is happening at max fps, the 2 minute clip completing in just a few seconds.
I made this QuickSync test to possibly help our graphics guy speed up his workflow, he's exporting a lot of videos using Adobe Media Encoder. Has there been some further QS development done on the prototype encoder, or is there another application that can benefit from the QuickSync encoder? A freeware video conversion app/plugin would be fantastic!