Just updated and tested the new build. PDVD now handles more dvds with mastering-errors correct; like TheCell RC1, Moonraker RC2, Diamonds are forever RC2 ...
Audio-Quality perfect, but the volume seems to be lower than the older version.
Video-Quality on par now with WinDVD on Geforce2Ultra with SONY 24" Monitor (don't know with projector equipment), but still no Hardware-MC with Windows 2000. Tearing seems to be reduced. Great.
After the first start there was a strange error: PDVD needet 1 minute for chapterskipping (CPU-Usage jumped up to 100 % for this minute, and dropped down to 20 % after). But this error was gone after the second start.
Took a life time to download. I gave it a spin, but I already knew that I was going to revert back to my SONY 7700 / DVDO iSCAN set up. I had a problem with the DTS on THE RED VIOLIN, and Austin Powers 2 gave up half way through. I never had this problem with WINDVD (my default HTPC player). POWERDVD was always a fussy player for me.
Still, comparing the sound (on a Lexicon MC1) between POWERDVD, WINDVD and the sony, I have come to the very solid conclusion that the Sony is far better. As I am only looking at 640x480 on the Seleco, I have decided to retire the HTPC to PAL DVD playback on WINDVD, and gaming.
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