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Thread: NPVR, H264 & DXVA on Win XP

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    NPVR, H264 & DXVA on Win XP

    I am in the process of fully moving to npvr.

    I have previously used GBPVR with VMR9 custom and PDVD8 decoder for H264 and DXVA. All working on an older P4 3200 and NVIDIA 9500 GT. CPU load <10%

    Now on npvr, I can't get DXVA working anymore. CPU load is constantly close to 100%. I have tested VMR9 custom, other renderes don't really work. ffdshow= no picture at all. PDVD 8 and 11 (SAF 6 unl) = no DXVA. Arcsoft = no DXVA and really bad stuttering.

    What are my options?

    Thanks
    Guido

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    I think there's a different DirectX install to run. It's listed under the perquisites. This tripped me up as well....
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    Quote Originally Posted by newyankee View Post
    I am in the process of fully moving to npvr.

    I have previously used GBPVR with VMR9 custom and PDVD8 decoder for H264 and DXVA. All working on an older P4 3200 and NVIDIA 9500 GT. CPU load <10%

    Now on npvr, I can't get DXVA working anymore. CPU load is constantly close to 100%. I have tested VMR9 custom, other renderes don't really work. ffdshow= no picture at all. PDVD 8 and 11 (SAF 6 unl) = no DXVA. Arcsoft = no DXVA and really bad stuttering.

    What are my options?

    Thanks
    Guido
    What windows are you running?

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    His subject line says XP.


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    I'm still using WinXp with ati 4650 and have had to switch to using overlay render with the arcsoft video decoder. I get full hardware acceleration (cpu < 10%) on both mpeg2 and h.264 content with correct aspect ratios. I had to set <ForceMpgGraph>false</ForceMpgGraph> in the config and try several different mpeg splitters to get the mpeg2 aspect ratio correct. I've not had much luck with the other renders and hardware acceleration.
    Hope that helps...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northpole View Post
    I'm still using WinXp with ati 4650 and have had to switch to using overlay render with the arcsoft video decoder. I get full hardware acceleration (cpu < 10%) on both mpeg2 and h.264 content with correct aspect ratios. I had to set <ForceMpgGraph>false</ForceMpgGraph> in the config and try several different mpeg splitters to get the mpeg2 aspect ratio correct. I've not had much luck with the other renders and hardware acceleration.
    Hope that helps...
    I found overlay worked best for me on WinXP SP3 too. I didn't like as I couldn't get the timeline to move to the time I clicked on.

    I gave up and now I am running Win 7. DVD works nicely on Win 7; < 10% load with MPEG2 TS files.
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    The end of many of my problems was switching to W7. I understand for many, that's not feasible but I would say that if you could, I feel confident, you would feel glad you did.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pcostanza View Post
    His subject line says XP.
    Ah, I'm half blind. Yes, as others already has pointed out switching to W7 is the best solution. I had accetable results on XP running VMR7.

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    Thanks for the answers. Win 7 is not an option at this time. However, overlay manager did get DXVA back to work with the PDVD8 codec for H264. Don't know if or why I haven't tried overlay maneger before... Looks like mostly back to normal now.

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