Originally Posted by Sammy2
With ReClock you lose HD Audio, correct? This is not an acceptable solution for me. I do not even hear/see whatever is supposed to be corrected by ReClock as it looks and sounds fantastic as it is already so why would I want to add another level of complexity to it?
With a PC, the refresh rate is never exactly
matched up to the framerate of the file, whether that is 23.976, 24.000 or something else. This means you have to choose between:
- Drop or repeat frames to keep audio in sync, which causes the video to stutter every so often.
- Don't allow the video to drop or repeat frames (smooth video) but let the audio drift out of sync.
- Use ReClock or VideoClock to resample the audio to keep perfect sync along with smooth video playback.
- Use madVR's Smooth Motion so that audio does not need resampled, but video frames are blended to maintain audio sync/video smoothness.
Both options 3 and 4 will give you smooth video playback and perfect audio sync.
I can't hear a difference when ReClock or VideoClock are working on the audio to keep it in sync, but I do
see a difference when Smooth Motion is working.
ReClock and VideoClock also have the benefit of being able to play back 25p PAL content at the original 24p speed, so I prefer to use them.
All bitstreaming means, is that the audio is decoded from TrueHD/DTS-HD to PCM inside your amplifier. For ReClock/VideoClock to work, you just need to do that decoding inside the PC instead. (using LAV Audio) Audio quality is the same.