PDA

View Full Version : playing video in win 7


nrs421
03-13-10, 08:09 AM
when i try to play files using windows media player there are jagged edges everywhere...suggestions? these files played fine in XP.

LydianKnight
03-13-10, 08:57 AM
Can you explain a little more what kind of content are you trying to play?

nrs421
03-13-10, 09:42 AM
avi and mkv files with either Xvid or h.264 codecs. tv shows mostly.

Remi
03-14-10, 06:02 PM
It looks like an interlacing issue. Your files are probably interlaced video with wrong interlacing metadata inside (extremely common, the rarities are files with correct interlacing metadata), so it'll only play correctly deinterlaced if the system used automagically recognize the content as interlaced and deinterlace it.

If you have an nvidia video card/chip, make sure the option to deinterlace is checked in the Video / Adjust video image setting panel of the nvidia control panel.

nrs421
03-15-10, 08:32 AM
the option for deinterlacing was already selected. the workaround I found worked was that I changed the video renderer that came with windows to the one that came with CCCP i.e. Haali

ViN86
04-10-10, 05:22 PM
My suggestion is to stop using Windows Media Player.

Use VLC Media Player. Open source, has all the codes, and is all around better.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

t3hl33td4rg0n
04-11-10, 04:58 AM
I always use Media player classic HomeCinema. Its a directShow based player so you can get hardware acceleration going, and will operate off your installed codecs. All you really ever need installed is ffdshow-tryouts and you're good to go. They have x86 and x64 versions.

Revs
04-11-10, 05:55 AM
I always use Media player classic HomeCinema. Its a directShow based player so you can get hardware acceleration going, and will operate off your installed codecs. All you really ever need installed is ffdshow-tryouts and you're good to go. They have x86 and x64 versions.

^ This

LydianKnight
04-11-10, 06:55 AM
My suggestion is to stop using Windows Media Player.

Use VLC Media Player. Open source, has all the codes, and is all around better.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

It's not that good, it is in the sense that relies on libavcodec (a.k.a. FFMPEG) and the support is quite good for third-party formats, but try to play any Windows Media based content and you'll see why it isn't that good, even if you configure it to use system libraries as prefered method...

Instead, I'd go with CoreAVC for H.264 content, AC3Filter for audio decoding and avoid any codec pack (specially CCCP, which messes every single codec installation out there, no matter what system you put it in).

LydianKnight
04-11-10, 06:57 AM
oh, and use windows 7 codec tweaker, probably some formats are being handled by the wrong codec :P