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Windows 7: FFDSHOW Lag

06 Jan 2010   #1

windows 7 32 bit

So I recently discovered ffdshow and its ability to upscale. I adjusted the ffdshow settings through sharks codecs and the quality of mkv files played through media player classic is stunning. However when I try to play them through MCE and mediabrowser I get very slow laggy video. Im not sure what to do to attempt to fix it. Any ideas would be great. As of right now I have ffdshow handling mkv (disable media splitter default).

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06 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Assuming you have x264 inside the MKV:
H264 TAB: Use FFD Show codec & under H264 in Direct Show player: Use FFD Show
MKV tab : Use Halli Splitter

is this how you have it set?

Will need to set this same way for 32 AND 64bit (if you have 64 OS)

If the audio is AAC 5.1 you may want to set Use Monogram decoder in the SWAP tab

Also, in FFD Show video:
In resize you may want to try different Resizers. This could be the issue:
in resize & Aspect / Settings:
try Bicubic or Lanczos
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06 Jan 2010   #3

windows 7 32 bit

That is indeed how I have it set in both settings windows. Played around with the different resizers and still the same result. In my sharks codecs I do not have the monogram decoder listed anywhere.
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07 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

It would be under the SWAP tab (or should be)
And in the section for Decode AAC Audio with:
The latest FFDshow show had a issue with 5.1 AAC for some reson. If you dont have 5.1AAC then FFDshow will be fine for 2.0 and others
monogram is only needed for 5.1 AAC until the next FFDshow update

You may also want to double check the codecs, to be sure they are set properly.
Config TAB/ FFDSHOW Video Config
at top CODECS
H264 = ffmpeg-mt
MPEG2 & Other MPEG2=libmpeg2

AAC=libfaad2 ((DISABLED if you set MONOGRAM))
I doubt these settings are a issue. They should be set correctly already, but worth double checking to be sure.

Curious, what are you resizing to? 1080P?

Also, just for a test to see if its the re-sizer or other issue,
turn off the resizer all together.
How does the Video playback with normal settings?
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07 Jan 2010   #5

windows 7 32 bit

Playing with the settings, if I turn off the "blur" setting and leave on the "resize" the video plays fine in media center through ffdshow. So it appears that the blur is to blame. Any idea on how I can get the blur setting to work as well because it does make a difference in quality. Thanks for all your help. Oh yeah, Im resizing to 720P.
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