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Old 03-13-10, 08:09 AM   #1
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Default playing video in win 7

when i try to play files using windows media player there are jagged edges everywhere...suggestions? these files played fine in XP.
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Can you explain a little more what kind of content are you trying to play?
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avi and mkv files with either Xvid or h.264 codecs. tv shows mostly.
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Old 03-14-10, 06:02 PM   #4
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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.
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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
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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/
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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.
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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.
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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).
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oh, and use windows 7 codec tweaker, probably some formats are being handled by the wrong codec :P
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