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Thread: Best video codec for EVR under XP?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Lower Hutt, NZ

    Best video codec for EVR under XP?

    I'm using NVidia Purevideo on VMR9 FSE at the moment, but it gives problems with DVD navigation on EVR under XP.

    What do people think is the best video codec for EVR under XP (not Vista), for the smoothest playback on an NVidia card (7300GT DDR3)?

    Near-silent budget HTPC: X-case w/ ACBel 400W quiet PSU, 2x undervolted (5V) 80mm case fans, ASUS M2A-VM-HDMI, silent Asus nVidia 9400GT, AMD X2 4800+, 2GB Corsair DDR800, Windows XP/SP3, Hauppauge HVR-900 hybrid tuner + PVR150MCE analog, GBPVR PVRX2 (latest), CyberLink H.264 PDVD(7), Monogram AAC, FFDShow video & audio, VMR9-FSE

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Hamilton New Zealand
    dunno about evr but
    i used swear by pure video
    but now im using power dvd7
    tried power dvd 8 but had no osd
    also use graph edit and see what decoders etc are actually been used
    then use gspot to unregister and priority of decoders seemed to make a big difference in getting what i wanted

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    i use avivo..[and it WILL work on nvidia cards]
    but iirc the evr renderer and dvd's are kinda tempramental under xp...there were some patches for evr+dvd specifically...make sure you have those first..
    1. C2D 1.6ghz XPPro, ATI HD4650lowprofile,Cat 8.11, Aver M780, KWorld PCI 120, MVP, GBpvr 1.4.7, Comm. Skin. VFD, Imon plugin w/SmartieLCD[custom]
    2. C2D 2.53, XPPro, ATI HD3450, Kworld 330U, Comm. Skin, GBpvr 1.4.7
    Author: Pvrx2 utils- Simple Archiver.bat, NTFSLinker [Junction gui]
    Universal Util: MCE Remote no-software trick and Shutdown Protector
    3. Zotac Mini ITX G41[$84] + ati 650pro pcie[$29], Celeron duo[$22] BDRom drive [$48]

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Washington, USA
    I had trouble with either Purevideo or PowerDVD decoders on DVDs with EVR on XP. (Even with the DVD patch.) EVR is indeed smooth on recordings, however. I finally went back to DirectX 9.0b and VMR9 Custom with Purevideo; best combination of picture quality and features (aspect ratios) on my system.
    HTPC: E7500, HD5450, HDHR Prime/Avermedia Duet A188, NPVR 3.3.8, Win7 Pro
    Test: Asrock 890GM Pro 3, Athlon X2 255 , internal HD4290, ATI Theater 650Pro, NPVR 3.3.8, Win7 Home Premium
    Backup: Athlon 3200, Nvidia 7600GT, NPVR 2.5.5, Win7 Home Premium

  5. #5
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    Dec 2004
    York - England
    I am unable to get navigate DVD correctly with PDVD 8. I use PDVD8 for tele and then use MPV decoder for DVD.
    MSI FA-4 speedster, Pentium M 2.0, 2 gig memory ,nvidia 210, Samsung Ecogreen 1.5 Terabyte Hard Drive

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