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post #1 of 5 Old 12-26-2008, 10:40 PM - Thread Starter
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Hello!

With MPC-HC and ffdshow I have basically two options: (1) use the internal MPC-HC filters to decode the movies and use ffdshow just for scaling, etc. or (2) disable all internal MPC-HC filters and use ffdshow for decoding too.

My question is, if I want the best PQ, which way should I go? What option are you using? I would really appreciate any hints and infos!

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Not to much uptake on this... well what are your thoughts as maybe you already have the best answer

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With MPC-HC and ffdshow I have basically two options: (1) use the internal MPC-HC filters to decode the movies and use ffdshow just for scaling, etc. or (2) disable all internal MPC-HC filters and use ffdshow for decoding too.

I'm missing something. If you are using MPC-HC internal filter then how is ffdshow in the loop? Or are you using ffdshow and setting the MPC-HC standalone filter in ffdshow?

I prefer not to use ffdshow as it stops DXVA, adds a layer of complexity, and I find MPC-HC bicubic scaling satisfactory (although I don't know how much better you can get). The only other adjustments I would want are colour management but no player/filter does that now to my knowledge.
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ray.casey, I don't have an answer myself :-).

CSMR, if you set the "Raw video" codec in ffdshow to "all supported', you can use the internal MPC-HC filter for decoding and ffdshow for post processing, if this was you question.

Basically I want to use ffdshow for post processing, and for decoding I have the two options described.
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They should both produce the same output if there are no bugs, so it's a matter of speed since bugs tend to get ironed out in both programs fairly quickly.
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