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Thread: Overlay and timer glitch

  1. #1
    When watching a video playback, i get a small pause every time the timer on the OSD updates.

    Thanks,
    Paul

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    What do you mean by 'timer'? If the OSD is not showing, does it run without this glitch?

    If you have a slow machine, generating the OSD and playing video (thru software decode) might be a bit much for the machine for short periods.

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    The play time on the OSD. It is a 1ghz VIA C3 with 384mb of RAM. It is glitch free with no OSD on the screen. I am using the VMR9 setting of the Hauppauge decoder. Is there a more efficient decoder? I have heard of people using the decoder that comes with PowerDVD. Are there other decoders available out there? Anyone got a list of good ones?

    Thanks,
    Paul

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    The decoder that comes with PowerDVD *5* seems a reasonably good job, and will use the MPEG hardware decoder assist functionality in these Via EPIA M series boards. This will definitly lower the CPU usage and may give you a little more CPU head room for OSD processing.

    That said, the .net graphics I use for drawing all the images do seem particularly CPU intensive so it may still be a problem on these slow CPUs.




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    Actually, it's not an Epia, it's just a C3 on an ASUS board. It's not a nemiah either, so it has pretty poor floating point. I am using a Radeon 7000 for TV output. I'll have to try the PowerDVD 5 decoder.

    Thanks,
    Paul

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