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post #4352 of 4374
Quote:
Originally Posted by TruckChase! View Post

Look to FFSShow Video Decoder Configuration->Image Settings and specify your new preset, then set up auto-load conditions.

I just want to say thanks that did the trick!
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first post, i hope this is not bringing up a dead thread or anything but here goes: simple question, is FFDshow still the main app for upconversion? and is the first post still valid to some degree? i would look through the thread(and i probably will for some pages) but there is a lot to go through, so is there aything in particular is should look for in the thread (or if any1 can summarize, that would be awesome!)
post #4354 of 4374
You can also have a look at the FFDShow advanced configuration thread that is a sticky on this forum.

But yeah, FFDShow is still used by a lot of HTPC people. It is extremely flexible! Some of us even use it for advanced deinterlacing of anime and TV shows.
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Has anyone managed to playback HD-DVD / VC-1 with ffdshow ? With anydvd HD available now, AACS is not preventing us from using ffdshow...I understand that a spliter for VC-1 is still missing though...
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Hi all,
Don't know if this is the right place to ask,
I've installed ffdshow on my pc and I can reproduce mov, mp4 files (basically h264 encoded streams) with Windows Media Player.
Now I tried the same on another pc but Windows Media Player can't find the codec, what could be wrong?

thanks for any tips
Bye
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Lele_brz, does MPC play the video files without ffdshow in the loop?

Cheers,
Bitey
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I tried to use FFDShow under MPC. Configuration of ffdshow was the same as I used in Zoom Player for DVD viewing. However I used MPC to capture stream from my sattelite receiver Dreambox. Result, however, was not what I expected to see. Perhaps one can not apply the same ffdshow algorithm to DVB-S stream as to DVD, even though they both are in MPEG2 format. After I applied my algorithm designed for "Zoom Player DVD " viewing, I got picture that is stuttering (CPU is only 80% loaded) and I have huge black straps, both horisontal and vertical around my picture. I would say picture takes only 60-70% when I enable full screen in MPC.

Has anyone tried to use ffdshow on DVB-S stream??? Do you use different ffdshow setup to what is used under DVD playback?
post #4359 of 4374
Guys,

Old school question for you :-)

Im toying with an old Nvidia 5500fx in my HTPC. Its running 1776x1000i (windows desktop) via powerstrip at 25hz (50i) fine, however when im using ffdshow the bottom part of the video is being cut off.

Anyone come across this in the old days?

PS: Im using the 5500fx as im pinching my 9800pro (which normally resides in the htpc) for some games duty but still want to watch some dvd's through ffdshow.

Cheers,
Bitey
post #4360 of 4374
I guess your zooming in on the movie, right?
Meaning making it larger and thereby chopping of the top and the bottom part to make the sides fit.
And also I guess you are using WMR9 in some way.
Nvidia has a well known limitation:
It can not have a negative x,y value as startingpoint for the movie image.
In other words: The image can't start above the top edge of the screen.
One workaround is to use VMR7 instead.
Another I think, would be to crop of the top part of the image.

Henrik
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Hi Sinobi,

Nope - no zooming, resizing to 1776x1000 (no AR correction).

The setup was working with my 9800pro, which Ive borrowed out the machine, I loaded the nvidia drivers, got my custom res/timing working with powerstip, then went to test some dvd playback only to find the image was getting chopped off at the bottom and squished slightly (like the overlay area was way off center). Im not zooming/cropping or anything like that

From memory it was using overlay, not vmr9/7 (I dont think the card is fast enough to use vmr7/9

Cheers,
Bitey
post #4362 of 4374
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr.Bitey View Post

Guys,

Old school question for you :-)

Im toying with an old Nvidia 5500fx in my HTPC. Its running 1776x1000i (windows desktop) via powerstrip at 25hz (50i) fine, however when im using ffdshow the bottom part of the video is being cut off.

Anyone come across this in the old days?

PS: Im using the 5500fx as im pinching my 9800pro (which normally resides in the htpc) for some games duty but still want to watch some dvd's through ffdshow.

Cheers,
Bitey

Wow, I can't believe this thread is still going after nearly 4 years.

Bitey, that old 5500fx is well past it's use by date, it's going to look like crap after the 9800, but if you must you must.

What settings are you using in FFDShow, and do things work properly without FFDShow?
post #4363 of 4374
Howdy Owen,

You know I must do these silly things and waste a lot of time only to be bitterly dissapointed!! :-)

Ive almost worked it out - turns out not to be a ffdshow issue at all . Its a Nvidia/50hz problem - pop it into 60hz and everything is fine.

Im fiddling with the custom settings in the nvidia driver stuff until I get one working nicely.. not only is the overlay window being transposed off center, but opening/closing windows is very slow (ie. quiting zoomplayer) - seems the freqency is shifting too as my monitor screen goes blank and I can hear it trying to lock on again very often.

I should probably just buy a x800gto (cheap and better than the 9800pro) to play some older games on and leave the HTPC and the 9800pro alone, afterall im happy with how it was working and find myself going back to my known good image after messing with new versions of things

Cheers,
Bitey
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is it possible to have just ffdshow installed and have that thumbnail image of a video show? I haven't found a way yet.

Oh, my OS is windows XP and I got SP2.
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The volume for my live TV is very low, so i wanted to install FFDShow, as i did in XP to fix this issue. For some reason i can't for the life of me get it to run when watching live TV.

This is what i have tried:

- Installed ffdshow64-v2546 checked "volume", and put the volume at 300%. After this when i started live TV the ffdshow icon wasn't in the lower right. (my assumption is that it is not running)

- I uninstalled ffdshow64-v2546, and installed VistaCodecs_v446 and x64Components_v1251. When into the Audio section, checked "volume", and put the volume at 300%. After this when i started live TV the ffdshow icon wasn't in the lower right.

What am i doing wrong?? This is all I did in XP and it worked perfect.

Im running Vist Ultimate 64-bit.
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I'm an ffdshow newbie, so any help would be appreciated...

When I follow the guide (using zoom player Pro + wmp), I always receive the following error when I try to save my ffdshow config:

'An exception occurred while trying to run "ffdshow.ax,configure"'

Same with audio:

"ffdshow.ax,configureAudio"

I haven't seen any posts relating to this on this thread. Can someone point me in the right direction? I don't have a handle on this stuff.

Note: I followed all of the "basic" settings, but used a resolution of 1776x1000.

AMD Athlon 64 3800+
2gb ram
ATI x850xt pe
DVI connection to HDMI -> 1776x1000

Thanks!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by thekochs View Post

Even found the one for forcing YV12 output.
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\NVIDIA Corporation\\Filters\\Video]
"PreferYV12"=dword:00000001
{Supposively 0 means YUY2 output}

Thanks!!! I was looking for this!
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Spent about 7 hours blowing up my computer today with every imaginable combination of player, decoder, splitter, and codec on earth. Only to find out the "Holy Grail" I was going for is unobtainable. Is there even a remote possibility of hardware de-interlacing and FFDshow ever playing nice? I adore what PDVD+AVIVO and Theatertek+Purevideo are capable of doing with interlaced material, but I can't live without my Lanczos and SeeSaw!
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I dont think so. FFDSHOW needs to process the video in software mode - DxVA avico etc use hardware mode - you cant do both :-)

Cheers,
Bitey
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What do these changelogs mean?

Changes from FFDShow rev. 1280 to FFDShow rev. 1309 :

- Initial revision of DXVA branch
- Created directory branches/dxva

From http://www.free-codecs.com/download/FFDShow.htm
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I am a a new HTPC owner (just finished building it). The video card is an nVidia 8600GTS, (has "PureVideo" capabilities) and I have a E6750 Core 2 Duo processor.

I've been trying to wrap my mind around what this FFDShow application is, and it seems like it is mainly intended for people who don't have a video card that does a lot of the hardware decoding that Purevideo accomplishes, or for people who want to do more post processing (de-noise? other things?) that even a Purevideo-enabled card can't do (?).

Is this assessment correct?

Do I need FFDShow on my new HTPC?

I once installed FFDShow to play Matroska files; I had originally installed Haali Media Splitter to play mkv files in Mediaportal, but that didn't work. FFDshow allowed me to play them, but then I started experiencing tearing as I remember.

I'd really like to get mkv files to play in Mediaportal without needing to use FFDShow.

Can anybody illuminate the situation for me?

Thanks!
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i want this to sharpen image on windvd9 bluray etc but nothing happens when i make a change in fdshow. im green and quickly going bald please help me save a hair.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by schmoppa View Post

I am a a new HTPC owner (just finished building it). The video card is an nVidia 8600GTS, (has "PureVideo" capabilities) and I have a E6750 Core 2 Duo processor.

I've been trying to wrap my mind around what this FFDShow application is, and it seems like it is mainly intended for people who don't have a video card that does a lot of the hardware decoding that Purevideo accomplishes, or for people who want to do more post processing (de-noise? other things?) that even a Purevideo-enabled card can't do (?).

Is this assessment correct?

Do I need FFDShow on my new HTPC?

I once installed FFDShow to play Matroska files; I had originally installed Haali Media Splitter to play mkv files in Mediaportal, but that didn't work. FFDshow allowed me to play them, but then I started experiencing tearing as I remember.

I'd really like to get mkv files to play in Mediaportal without needing to use FFDShow.

Can anybody illuminate the situation for me?

Thanks!

According to NVidia, all GeForce video cards do PureVideo. I'd like an answer to your other questions though, as my main concern is making DVD ISOs and xvid files look better on my HDTV.
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Hi all,

I'm trying to use my PC to decode Dolby Pro Logic II from my video game consoles, inputting the analog RCA cables to my PC's line-in with an adapter. Stereo sound plays on my 5.1 Logitech system, which is a good sign, but I can't figure out if it's being decoded by FFDShow. Is there a way to decode line-in analog?

Also, I'd like to get a sound card with SPDIF input so that my PC can pass that to 5.1, for use with my Xbox 360 (Xbox HDMI goes to HDTV, SPDIF would go to PC to 5.1 Logitech). Something cheap like one of these:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004VCM4J8/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&seller=
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00778G78C/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&seller=
Is this feasible? Or will I run into hardware limitations?

Again, my two basic goals are 1. Analog stereo -> PC (Pro Logic II decode) -> 5.1 amp and speakers, and 2. SPDIF -> PC -> 5.1 amp and speakers.

Here's what I'm working with:
1. Stereo source (2 x RCA from Wii, etc.)
RCA to TRS adapter
TRS to motherboard integrated sound line-in — ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157264)
Windows 7 64-bit
Realtek audio driver (http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?cat=Download&os=Win764&Model=Z68%20Extreme4%20Gen3)
K-Lite Mega Codec Pack (32-bit)
K-Lite Codec Pack 64-bit
Motherboard analog-out to 5.1 system — Logitech Z-5300 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0000C20R9/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&seller=)

2. Digital source (SPDIF from Xbox 360)
Some sort of SPDIF input for my computer (sound cards mentioned earlier)
Analog-out to 5.1 Logitech

I've been searching forums, documentation and FAQs for over five hours about FFDShow, about Dolby decoding, about DAC and ADC, and nowhere can I find whether filters run on live, line-in audio (they seem geared towards recorded audio, but nothing explicitly says they can't filter live audio, either). I don't even know what does convert my line-in to digital — I'm guessing it's my Realtek drivers, or else something native to Windows 7, but I have no idea how to go about filtering the audio without recording it. Can anyone direct me to a guide on how to do this if it is possible? I've attached my line-in and FFDShow settings as images, and I can give more info if needed. Thanks!


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