Since I updated MPC-BE, LAV Filters, and Nvidia Graphics Drivers videos are now choppy like in MPC-HC no matter what hardware accelerator options I use. I’m now using VLC media player and my settings ( https://psychicjordan.wordpress.com/2020/07/01/vlc-media-player-3-basic-settings/ ) and videos run smoothly like they used to do in MPC-BE with LAV Filters.
Media Player Classic – BE (MPC-BE) – Best settings | Cyber Raiden
“Users benefit from an option for removing tearing, multi-monitor support, color management, On Screen Display info, and various pixel shaders.
The player is available in 25 languages.
Furthermore, MPC-BE offers improved support for Windows Vista, 7 and 8, 10 due to the 64-bit build; it can play and record television when a TV tuner is installed, it supports most subtitle types and it provides support for EVR/EVR CP.
Alterations compared to MPC–HC include added, changed and fixed features. For instance, added features are the support for opening CUE format files, support for displaying subtitles from stereoscopic pictures, VSFilters.
Changes include handling of AC3 packets, the possibility to move subtitles during playbacks and the folder of the last opened file being selected for saving playlist.
Many features have been fixed as well, and bugs like crashing when the user tries to search for a video decoded by the external decoder have been eliminated.”
I like the old settings of the Cyber Raiden tips when it was on WordPress much more over the new settings of the Cyber Raiden tips now on Blogspot. I’m glad I saved the Cyber Raiden Worpress tips to an HTML file before it moved to Blogspot. 😉
I downloaded the “MPC-BE x64-installer.zip” from the Official MPC-BE website at https://sourceforge.net/projects/mpcbe/
In Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit) I left click the “Start” icon -> “Settings” icon -> “System” -> Display and set “Brightness and color” to “50%”. I go to “Windows HD Color settings” and set “Stream HDR video” to “Off”.
Currently the settings I prefer for my eyes on my Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-9750H CPU @ 2.60GHz 2.59GHz with 8.00 GB RAM with GeForce GTX 1650 graphics chip at 1920×1080 screen resolution 8 Bits per Primary Color (8 bpp) with Microsoft Windows 10 Home (64-bit) seems to be default settings then:
View -> Options -> Player History: uncheck Keep history of recently opened files.
View -> Options -> Player -> Windows size: select scale to video size 100%.
View -> Options -> Player -> Web Interface: check Allow access from localhost only.
View -> Options -> Video -> Color correction: Brightness “0” Contrast “0” Hue “0” Saturation “-25”.
View -> Options -> Audio -> Sound processing: check Auto volume control set Level to 100.
View -> Options -> Internal Filters -> Source Filters: I right-click inside the box then I left-click “Disable all filters”.
View -> Options -> Internal Filters -> Audio Decoders -> Audio decoder configuration I only check A/V Sync correction and Apply DRC for AC-3 and E-AC-3.
First I downloaded the “LAVFilters Installer.exe” from GITHUB ( https://github.com/Nevcairiel/LAVFilters/releases ) and I do a custom install and only install the 64-bit files.
While playing a .H264 MP4 video I right click the video screen then go to Filter -> LAV Video Decoder. Change Hardware Decoder to use: to D3D11, Hardware Device to use: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 or Intel(R) UHD Graphics 630, and check the boxes/buttons: UHD (4k), Random Dithering then I click Apply then OK then stop the video then close MPC-BE. If MPC-BE is actually using Hardware Acceleration “GPU” appears in the MPC-BE player near the “Mute” button. By checking UHD (4k) videos in 4k look much better to me while playing at my laptops maximum resolution of 1920×1080.
For problematic videos I change the MPC-BE window size from 100% to 50% then I open a video that works correctly and I change the LAV Video Decoder -> Hardware Decoder to use from NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 or Intel(R) UHD Graphics 630 to None then I close MPC-BE then I open the problematic video. After watching the video I change the settings back.
I install madVR ( http://madvr.com/ ).
View -> Options -> Video -> Video renderer -> madVR.
I right click the video screen then go to Filter -> madVR.
devices -> LG Display LP156WFC-SPD1: Select Digital Monitor /TV. calibration: change to this device is already calibrated then I click Apply.
processing: deinterlacing I check automatically activate deinterlacing when needed and select if in doubt, deactivate deinterlacing. artifact removal I uncheck everything. image enhancements I uncheck everything.
general settings: Only have check: use Direct3D 11 for presentation (Windows 7 and newer), present a frame for every VSync.
smooth motion: I check enable smooth motion frame rate conversion and set to only if there would be motion judder without it….
dithering: Error Diffusion – option 1.
trade quality for performance I uncheck everything. I click Apply then OK until madVR settings are closed then stop the video and close MPC-BE.
The “Restore default settings” in the madVR folder didn’t restore them but I did restore the default settings ( http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?p=1709584 ) by uninstalling madVR then delete the madVR folder in Program Files then do a search in OS (C:) for madvr then I delete “madvr settings” in “C:Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windo…” then I delete “madVR” in “C:Users\(username)\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windo…” then I delete “madshi” in the Windows Registry either manually or by using “CCleaner” -> Registry Cleaner -> Scan for Issues” then I restart my computer and reinstall madVR.
While a video is playing in Full Screen if I hit Ctrl+J I can view some interesting info.
Download DXVA Checker – MajorGeeks
“DXVA Checker or DirectX Video Acceleration is a system information tool for your video card(s).
DXVA Checker basically verifies the status of your video card, including decoder device and processor device available for GPU, DXVA decoding performance and video processing performance, usage of trace logs in other applications, DXVA mode supported by DirectShow decoder and Media Foundation decoder, and configuration changes in some DirectShow decoders and Media Foundation decoders.”
madVR Options Explained – Doom9’s Forum
“madVR Options Explained Software players”
MadVR – madVR configuration and optimization guide, screenshot comparisons and algorithm performance
“MadVR Optimization Guide and Chroma Upscaling benchmark results. Scaling algorithm screenshots comparisons are also located here”
MadVR Expert Guide – JRiverWiki
“This guide can be used to custom configure Media Center’s Red October HQ mode to obtain better performance on lower end hardware, or to optimize the quality of playback even further.”
Watching H.264 (and other) videos using Compute Unified Device Architecture (CUDA) or DXVA2 (DirectX Video Acceleration) renderless or Intel QuickSync Decoder or high performance software decoding
“A tutorial on how to watch H.264/MPEG2/VC-1/XviD/DivX videos using various GPU acceleration techniques using LAV Video Decoder (CoreAVC as optional codec) with post-processing filters like ffdshow Video Decoder & DirectVobSub, and high-quality renderer like madVR.”
“NOTE: Image scaling algorithms used in this page are of higher level than the high preset in the installer. More often than not, you only have to pick a preset that suits your GPU and display, and then only configure the ‘devices —> ‘your-display-name-here’ section while leaving the rest alone.”
HWiNFO – Free System Information, Monitoring and Diagnostics
“Comprehensive Hardware Analysis, Monitoring and Reporting for Windows and DOS. FREEWARE!”
Special note: I use HWiNFO64 “Installer for Windows (32/64-bit)” to check my hardware specs including the laptop screen 8 Bits per Primary Color (bits per pixel) then I set madVR to use the same “8 bpp” as my laptop screen reports in “HWiNFO64”.
LCD Datasheet & LCD specification
“Review & Download Datasheet Specification of the LCD panels & LCD Module from our library.”