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Windows 7: XP and 7 : Difference in video quality

24 Aug 2009   #1

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XP and 7 : Difference in video quality


I'm still migrating from my XP to 7. Lately I noticed that there is a little difference in video qualities between XP and 7. I mean, when Im playing video files, (avi. etc) the quality is poor comparing with XP. I checked my video driver but its OK. I've the latest one.

If you have any helpful advices it would be great..


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24 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)

The codec is probably using DirectShow which is being deprecated and removed from DirectX. The new and better way to be writing codecs is to use Media Foundation. That is the only reason that I can think of why it would be poor.

Also what encoding is the AVI file containing?
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24 Aug 2009   #3

windows 7

Ohh.. I'm using Gomplayer and K-mega codec pack... most of them are encoded using avi. and divx.
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24 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)

Yeah there is a whole thread on the subject and it seems almost every third party media player and these codec packs like k-mega are all producing crappy results, while Windows Media Player has awesome results...I couldn't tell you why. But it might have something to do with DirectX 11.
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24 Aug 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I'm seeing spectacular results with the new wmp, for codecs i'm using the ffdshow sse enabled.
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