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FFDShow Questions

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by MikeTV, Sep 4, 2005.

  1. MikeTV

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    After years of some skepticism, I am finally using ffdshow and the results are worthwhile, even if I don't entirely understand the science behind it! (more detail from less? how can that be?)

    Currently, I am only using it in conjunction with WMP10, as PowerDVD doesn't seem to want to use it, and my free/old copy of zoom player doesn't seem to either.

    But it seems to impact the sound (dropouts) - is this because it is trying to filter the audio track, or because the cpu is struggling? On the LOTR two towers, I was unable to use the DTS passthru soundtrack - only dolby digital, any idea why?

    Also, how can I disable it, for sources that I don't want to use it? Is there a quick way without uninstalling?

    Why does it work with WMP and not PowerDVD? Is there a trick? Also zoom player?

    I am using an athlon 2600 xp, showing as 2.08GHz with 512MB of RAM. Is this enough? CPU seems very high during playback. Would more memory improve things noticeably?

    I am only resizing in the x-axis (eg. 1440x576), because this seems to work acceptably. Is this the right thing to do?

    My settings are:

    Blur and NR: Gradual denoise .25
    Resize: 1440x576; Manual aspect ratio 1.78:1

    Any other settings I should try?



    (ps. do I really need to buy Theatertek? I'm tight, and need to be convinced)

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