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- mpc-hc/madvr/bicubic75 > dropped frames
- mpc-hc/madvr/dvxa > smooth but strange colors
- mpv/opengl-hq > dropped frames
- mpv/opengl-hq:deband=no > dropped frames
- mpv/opengl > smooth and no dropped frames
- kodi/pixel-shaders/spline36 > smooth and no dropped frames
Don't use latest madvr builds, there are full of bugs!
Kodi is pretty dumb about pixel shaders compared to mpv and maybe madvr but can't be sure since it's closed source.
You should keep mpv with opengl, you can use it as external player in kodi and it should work with almost all addons.
The new plex is awesome and I have absolutely no dropped frames.
Since getting Windows 10, I've decided to finally give in and install VLC, since everyone seems to go apeshit over it.
Problem is, whenever I play back any DVDs, they look absolutely awful.
It almost ends up looking like it's somehow not playing them in HD.
Is there any way to fix this?
I just want to watch my shitty cartoons.
I would, but my copy of it is fucking borked.
It plays normal video files all fine, but for some reason it doesn't even recognize that I have a DVD in, and I can't play it.
This is an eternal hell.
I have forced my display's refresh rate to 72 Hz so I can watch anime in 24 fps with no pulldown, blurring, or juddering. MPC is reporting 72 fps, but something still feels off. The display reported only 60 Hz support to Windows, but it seems to be accepting the new signal.
How can I tell that my panel is actually displaying 72 Hz rather than bullshitting in software?
>Doesn't it look like plastic/artificial picture?
No, even at 800% I'm having trouble seeing much difference between spline36/Jinc in pattern. Though I do notice two areas where it's been extended much brighter. So I might just go with Jinc.
Seems I have to move the GPU queue to at least 12 not to drop frames in exclusive mode, even though nothing's close to maxed.
>Seems I have to move the GPU queue to at least 12 not to drop frames in exclusive mode
Update: It seems that was because I had GPU-Z logging in the background. It would dip the render queue to ~4 from 16. Without GPU-Z it's a solid "15-16/16"
>used to use VLC like I'm some woman or something
>see the mpv threads
>decide "hey why not?"
>try it. Barely had to install it
>made my config according to my system in 5 mins
>plays everything perfectly and now I play all my web videos like YouTube with it.
Holy shit I can't believe I used VLC for that long.
For now mpv renderer seems to be the best in quality.
But madvr has performance tweaks that make your shitty toaster running complex algorithms.
However all these tweaks introduce major picture regressions.
There are some problems with windows gpu drivers and opengl but almost no problem on linux.
VLC is still the best
All you millennial memefaggots on /g/ are just tryhard fucktards who use desktop linux and think they are cool because they built a desktop with water cooling
Too bad /g/ users' opinions are even shittier than their lives, which mostly entails going to a college and learning entry-level C++
All of you make me sick. I wish there was some word to describe how fucking stupid all of /g/ is.
I spent a few hours with mpv and it's a good player. Its motion interpolation is about the best available, but I hate that shit and only looked out of curiosity. I'd rather clock my display to a multiple of 24 hz or use 3:2 pulldown. Nice that it has reclock built-in and everything is in a self-contained package. Very fast too.
Image scaling is good but no better than madvr really. Either way you want 64 NNEDI3 neurons doubling luma and chroma, then 8-tap jinc downscaling. My GTX 970 runs both smoothly.
I also played around with a windows-based player called MPDN. It has the same scaling options as mpv and madvr, plus very good smoothmotion. Nice GUI for chaining together video scalers and filters. It was a bit slow to load files though. Decent player, but its only edge is the easy setup. Good for dumb people who want modern image quality. You could give this to a vlc user. No idea how well it runs on toasters.
Looks like I'll stick with mpc/madvr. I like the interface and, for me, the new alternatives offer no improvement.
Has any other notable playback software come out lately?
I've also forced my 60hz display to go up to 77hz and the result was unbelievably choppy. You probably shouldn't use display modes the manufacturer didn't specify.
>Rig your monitor to emit light in the x-ray and get several x-ray films, see how many films get burnt in one second.
enjoy your cancer
The developers of madvr and mpv port existing scaling algorithms, so they should be identical.
The main advantage of mpv is its modern development workflow with available source.
Now madshi is preparing paid/premium only features and I am very exited to know more about them.
Results will vary depending on your monitor's panel and controller. Mine is quite smooth at 72 Hz aside from the motion blur.
Looks gr8 m8. I have the cycles to waste.
to get good image scaling
literally the worst player for the worst people
>literally the worst player for the worst people
What? You mean VLC? I know that, that was my point. Anon asked why people praise VLC, I pointed him out to what kind of people praise VLC to make it easy to understand.
but the fun of mpv is looking at other peoples configs and hearing the justifications for their retarded settings
especially when they are trying to troubleshoot because an mpv update broke a feature the dev team deemed obsolete
Hello, can you tell me how can i find the config file of mpv in windows 8.1, no matter what i do i have not find it even in roaming/mpv/mpv conf.
I got the 64 bits version.
Would appreciate help.
I was going to throw a man link at you but it looks like even the devs didn't account for your stupidity.
You are supposed to create the mpv.conf file and place it into one of the directories mpv reads. It doesn't make one automatically for you.
Just finished this did I do anything wrong or can be approved on? I also heard nnedi3 is pretty unstable in mpv or has that changed?
if you want to use interpolation on the current ver. of mpv you need to specify a --video-sync mode and a --display-fps
if you are stuck at 60 hz, add --video-sync:display=resample
if you don't specify a sync method, interpolation will do nothing
ideally you would have interpolation=no with your monitor's refresh rate a multiple of the video frame rate - usually 24
personally I use display-vdrop since I find the resample options to mess with the audio, but feel free to experiment.
And yes display-fps should be equal to your monitors refresh rate otherwise you are going to have a bad time.
So, you're trying to overclock your monitor, is that what you're saying? Even if it accepts the signal there's no assurance that it isn't dropping frames or doing some other weird shit.
Just use 48Hz (since 48<60), you don't need 72Hz to watch 24FPS video. MPC-HC/madvr can switch refresh rate automatically for you, just define the custom resolution in your graphics card's driver, both AMD and NVIDIA support this IIRC.
Thanks anon I'll give display-vdrop a try. Anything else I can do to improve my vo?vo=opengl-hq:interpolation:scale=ewa_lanczossharp:cscale=ewa_lanczos:tscale=triangle:tscale-clamp
Well, that sucks. Mine can do 24Hz too, but moving the mouse pointer is just painful in that case, so I use 48Hz instead.
I wish there was a way to get FreeSync to work properly, but changing refresh rate is fine too since I haven't ever had a variable FPS video.
aside from interpolation and icc profiles, the opengl-hq defaults gives you pretty much the best settings
using anything on top of that is either for placebo or to accommodate specific hardware setups
You really should spend half an hour reading the mpv manual from start to finish.
You will then know if your problem can be answered by referencing the manual.
Unless you like having people send you links to the same manual repeatedly.
Pot Player vs MPC-BE? (Using madvr)
No reclock because I want to stay 64 bit and fuck it.
Having difficulty deciding how to set madvr to best upscale shitty ripped porn streams, have it working well for full hd content though, but the content already looks good as is.
Having some problems on linux using xf86-video-ati as my driver on an r9 390, I could easily run the opengl-hq config and more but now any scaling introduced outside of the default opengl seems to introduce white artifacting in video.
Is there a way to diable autoresize to fit screen in mpv in windows? I have screen res 1280x1024 and the videofiles in 720p are downscaled a bit to fit window with border into screen. And i dont want a borderless window.
It had worked perfectly on xf86-video-ati but has been artifacting recently, same deal with xf86-video-ati. Both these are the opensource drivers, not really sure what to do at the moment. Might post a bug report if its just me with this.
Yeah same deal, rebooted with each driver just to be sure problems present with ati alone and amdgpu alone. Might be hardware but had no issues with video games on my windows partition. Might try chuck mpv on windows to see if its hardware related. If that doesn't fix it I'll post something on the github. Thanks anyway for the help.
Yes, absolutely true. In my defense, I wanted to know if I dropped frames before looking into mpv further; if I did, I would stop using it before delving into the documentation further
Sections about vo and window for that matter - yes. Nothing usefull in vo and stuff in window does not realy help. I dont want neither no-border nor fixed geometry, and autofit options will not resize widow to size bigger than screen.
>And i dont want a borderless window.
Without going borderless I don't think it's possible not for the video to downscale.
Your only option would be to convert your videos to be a little smaller so they fit in the screen with mpv's window borders.
>not going with the UX305 with the core lMao for $500 with student discount
>getting anything other than 1080p or 1440p at that size
I ran MPC-HC for a while, but then I installed Debian and never looked back. mpv looks crispy.
It was actualy working that way - if video size was bigger than screen it was not downscaled automaticaly in some erlier releases (back in 2014 i think). Then they "fixed" it, so i hoped there will be an option for this.
Coversion is not an option realy, its easier to just go fullscreen.
mpvfags, do you have audio receivers? I have an optical cable going straight to the receiver and almost blew the neighborhood out with chinese cartoon porn. The built in audio controls seem to use the overall system audio, butthe receiver doesn't give a fuck. Any pointers?
Not sure what you mean. Wouldn't all system audio be through your speakers so all audio is controlled by the receiver? Or do you just not want to have to use the receiver every time because if you're outputting digital I don't know how to control the level from your computer
Can I run madVR on a U processor without it turning into a thermonuclear bomb? I should mention I'm using a Surface Pro 3. If not, are there any advantages to me using MPV over MPC-HC with such a toaster?
i just got a 970
and i cant run the same config i had on my 7850
what config should i use?
i normaly use mpc but im fine with mpv aswel
the configs run fine til i turn exclusive fullscreen mode then the entire thing freezes
yea that one probly works but im still new to mpv
and dint get the config file to work
im probly doing it super wrong tho
> Damned mpv source code is so a mess that adding a shader becomes hell.
> Damned mpdn died and there are absolutely no code source to continue.
> Damned madvr became a 3d shit renderer, billions of bugs...
If you watch shitty SD content, it's normal.
But we are in 2015 and hevc main10 is very popular on private trackers.
No recent gpu can handle these files with even bicubic75 madvr chroma upscaling algo.
opengl-hq works like shit in osx and other filters requires so much. interpolation unnecessarily drains battery so I comment them while using on battery
>opengl-hq works like shit in osx
Works fine here, both on a 2.54Ghz C2D Hackintosh w/9600M running Mavericks and a 2015 15" Macbook Pro w/M370X running El Capitan. What problems are you seeing?
I'm running gnome/wayland and for whatever reason mpv doesn't black out the screen when fullsized. I.e. a letterboxed movie will have the bottom half of the desktop visible.
Is there a solution?
Try this for OS X:vo=opengl:scale=spline36:cscale=spline36:scale-antiring=0.6:dscale=mitchell:dither-depth=auto:correct-downscaling:sigmoid-upscaling:icc-profile-auto:deband:blend-subtitles:tscale=oversample:tscale-clamp:interpolation:es=no:swapinterval=1
>No recent gpu can handle these files with even bicubic75 madvr chroma upscaling algo.
Of course they can, unless you're using HW decoding on your GPU, which only the 960 can do with Main 10
Upscaling has nothing to do with decoding, it doesn't matter in which format it is, unless you're using HW decoding and your GPU does decoding with it's shaders
>using HW decoding outside of mobile
>. interpolation unnecessarily drains battery so I comment them while using on battery
There's a script that can change VO automagically depending if you're on battery or not, iirc it's available for OS X and for *nix
What is a good config for mpv on a 2nd gen Intel i7 (Sandy Bridge) with HD 3000 graphics? I mostly play 720p movies and tv shows so I want to play around and see what gives the best picture quality