Beyond the bitrate setting in config.xml, are there any other settings anywhere that affect the way the Hauppauge softpvr components encode video?
When I view analog channels (whether recordings or livetv), the de-interlacing is weird. Everything moves with a weird stutter; it appears some of the frames play back out of order. For example, during a scene change I'll often see a frame from the new scene, then a frame from the old scene, then frames from the new scene. Likewise fast movement has this weird 2 steps forward, 1 step back quality. I don't have any problem like this on 480i and 1080i digital channels.
I get the same effect regardless of decoder (I tried ATI MPEG-2, Microsoft DTV-DVD, and ffdshow). I also get the same effect on analog recordings from both my Hauppauge and KWorld analog tuners, so it's not some artifact of the way the tuners are digitizing the video (or if it is then both are doing it wrong).
So, I'm thinking (hoping) maybe there are some settings for the encoder itself, maybe to change the field order?