Originally Posted by Sandy B Ridge
I agree with every word!
I have a GT430 and it is at the cusp of acceptability. You are limited to using MadVR in exclusive mode as full screen windowed stutters a lot. Even in exclusive mode I find it stutters a bit with some live tv channels. It seems to be the higher bitrate ones. Not sure why it does this, maybe because there are more directshow filters in the graph??
I had to go for this as I have a low profile case and the only DDR5 low profile card (GTS450) was a few milimetres too long to fit due to it being obstructed by a hard drive.
I have made progress with my GT430 over the last few hours. Now I get acceptable playback in full screen windowed mode as well.
If you're seeing lots of framedrops in MadVR in windowed mode, try the following:
Use a windows Aero theme.
Uncheck the 'disable desktop composition' option in MadVR.
This has reduced my 'present time average' in the MadVR stats by just under 100 fold! This means that I can now play 1080i 60, 1080p60 with no difficulty in windowed mode. It isn't completely stutter free, but it is now down to an acceptable (for me) level.
Thanks to jmone for figuring this out on doom9.