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Old 01-17-07, 03:53 AM   #1
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Hi,

I was fine watching my dvd-rips on my previous 19" LCD. Well, typical 700MB movies were not that great but now that I've gone 22" widescreen I find the fullscreen quality of a typical divx movie appaling - it's blocky and, well, ugly, even with 1,3GB (2CD) movies.

The only thing I can stand watching now is original DVDs (8,5GB) and even those show the limit of this encoding technology. Makes one wish HD-DVD or Bluray was more affordable since that's the only format that really shines on these monitors.

So I was wondering, does anyone have a fix for the low quality divx/xvid playback they use for their widescreens? Like a filter or something maybe? FYI, I'm using Media Player Classic and no, windowed movies is not an option.
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Old 01-17-07, 11:34 AM   #2
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Your best option is to use a descent video encoder like ffdshow. Here's a guide to show you how to set it up. It can work wonders on some divx movies if configured correctly.
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Old 01-17-07, 01:51 PM   #3
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I use just xvid not divx and i use the deblocking and dering filters on my 24"... for dvd and mpeg2 .ts files i use the nvidia purevideo decoder which looks way better than any other decoder ive seen
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Are you ripping these movies? Are you downloading these movies? Either way you should use H264 codec for your movies. It provides much higher quality IMO...
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Old 01-18-07, 01:53 AM   #5
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OK thanks all, running it through ffdshow postprocessing took care of a lot of the blurriness. Thanks again.
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OK thanks all, running it through ffdshow postprocessing took care of a lot of the blurriness. Thanks again.

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Personally, I'd recommend picking up a cheap xbox and modding it. Then install xbmc and stream all the movies on the network from you computer to whatever tv you have set up in ur living room. Works like a charm!
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