|I donÂ´t know if IÂ´m going in the right direction. IÂ´ve seen here in the forum that FFdshow is a way to improve the picture quality I get from Sonic Cineplayer or any other decoder, thatÂ´s why I am trying to do so. IÂ´ve also heard abouut DScaler filter and a Win DVD denoising filter. Do you have experience on this matter? Is it really worth trying all these decoders? I donÂ´t work much with computers and sometimes I feel like loosing time to get nothing.|
Actually, I'm just a dabbler - there are many far more knowledgeable. I just responded when I saw no one else had done so.
Zoom has it's own forum and faq/help for manual inclusion of filters, although 2.90 is very old.
Keep in mind that there is a long chain of processes to 'play' a DVD.
(Possibly) validate region
Demux (split) the interleaved video and audio streams
Decode(decompress) video/audio streams
Enhance(a very subjective term) video/audio streams
Synchronize(mix) video/audio streams
Different companies may do this by combining some steps into a single module. Some companies may choose to use DirectShow standards; others may choose to be proprietary; others may have a proprietary player and also provide some processes as DirectShow. Some players allow manual or 'automagic' inclusion of filters; some do not.
Is it all worth it? Only you can ever answer that and much depends upon your display device. But you might note that the FFDSHOW thread is now past 158 pages, so there does seem to be some interest.
See also my comments in this thread