Now Im totally confused about what settings I had before and how it went wrong if I had not touched the settings smile
Anyway, now its ok, thanks once again. Back to watching the movie in fullscreen again.

Hmm, I feel stupid now that I havent tried this. This solved the problem, thanks for the really fast feedback.
Its funny, because I can turn it ON again and now its also fine, so right now I cant even reproduce this issue.

It would be interesting to know what caused this and why the issue disappeared after turning the feature OFF, (then back ON.)


Im a long time SVP user and its working fine with pot player.
I recently updated SVP but Im not sure if this is what started the following problem. I also had win10 update, not even god knows what that did.

Problem description:
If I start a video and switch it to fullscreen, then after a few seconds the video gets black bars around the video from all sides so left, right, top bottom, which then gets outer lighting, but that doesnt matter I guess. A week ago this was not happening.

If I start a video in window, or Im switching back to windowed mode, then the black border disapperas, so in window mode its working as expected.

If I switch to fullscreen mode, then its scaling perfectly for a few seconds, so video is really fullscreen, but then the video gets the black border and thats the moment when the "SVP:playing at 143.856 / Automatic" text appears in bottom left corner. I attached 2 screenshots about fullscreen and windowed mode.

I tried to look around in settings, but all seems fine: Under video settings it is: keep aspect ratio and keep normal size. To be honest I didnt touch the settings before the problem started. Im sure its not the video file either because videos that were previously fine are also gets resized now. I also checked the SVP log, but I cant see anything bad. I have 3 monitors, and behavior is the same on all of them.

Does anybody have any idea?

Thanks in advance


(3 replies, posted in Using SVP)

aaaaand.. when does the black friday promotion end?


I bought SVP pro a week ago and Im already using it on 2 PCs. Im thinking about using SVP on a 3rd (and meybe on a 4th) PC as well.
Recently because of the black friday promotion Im wondering if I can buy a full 2nd SVP pro. (instead of going for the plus license which is 10$ per PCs.)
Can I buy a 2nd one? So under same mail address with same credit card?

Bonus question:
A friend asked me if I can buy an SVP for him. So can I buy a 3rd SVP to my friend with my credit card by giving HIS mail address? Altogether this would mean 3 SVP pro, where all the 3 would be bought with 1 credit card and 2 SVP is under my mail address and 1 would be under friend's mail address.



(122 replies, posted in Using SVP)

Chainik wrote:

Ah! You're probably running VLC as admin. Don't do this! smile

Ok, so this is driving me crazy.... but it seems I figured out what is  happening:
Running the vlc exe (2.2.8 x64) from totalcmd, drag and drop mkv file -> not working
Running the mpc exe (1.7.16 x86) from totalcmd, drag and drop mkv file -> not working
Running same vlc from windows file manager -> WORKING
Running same mpc from windows file manager -> WORKING

I spent some time thinking about wtf is going on. This was the point where I checked again what you wrote and then it hit me: It seems, the problem was caused by using totalcmd in admin mode. And runing mpc/vlc from admin-mode-totalcmd will make SVP fail. I didnt know this correlation.

Thanks for the tip. I spent HOURS configuring, installing, uninstaling, installing, uninstalling, configuring, forum reading, uninstalling, guide reading, installing.........
Now its time to start testing, playing.

What VLC version shall I use? x86? x64? v2.x? v3.x?


(122 replies, posted in Using SVP)


After testing the free version of SVP for a couple of days with the only supported MPC-HC player, I decided to buy SVP, because I want to use it with VLC, Kodi and also with Plex. Both the free and the paid version is working fine with MPC-HC. 24p is converted to 60p, video is fluent.
I had a hard time making it work but I managed to do it.

Problem is, I cant make it work with VLC (v2.2.8 x64). I followed the installation guide on the webpage and I did all the steps. I set the variables, folder permissions, the VLC settings, I can see the Vapoursynth at video/filters etc but still no luck.

Here is the event log:

18:25:56.081 [i]: SysInfo: error opening process [5]
18:25:56.081 [W]: VideoPlayer: 32-bit SVP engine is not installed.
18:25:56.082 [i]: VideoPlayer: VLC connected, waiting for the video info...
18:25:56.102 [i]: Media: video 1920x804 [PAR 1.000] at 23.976 fps [constant] (via video player)
18:25:56.102 [i]: Media: codec type is i420, YUV420P8
18:25:56.103 [i]: Playback: starting up...
18:25:56.106 [W]: Playback [4708]: Frame server (32-bit) NOT FOUND
18:25:56.107 [i]: Playback [4708]: resulting video frame 1920x804
18:25:56.107 [i]: Playback [4708]: 1 acceptible profiles, best is 'Automatic' [0]
18:25:56.108 [i]: Playback [4708]: enabled while video is playing
18:25:56.108 [i]: Profile: using auto values [1]
18:25:56.123 [i]: Playback [4708]: playing at 59.9405 [23.9762 *5/2] 
18:25:56.166 [W]: Control: failed to register shortcut Meta+Ctrl+N
18:25:56.166 [W]: Control: failed to register shortcut Meta+Ctrl+C
18:25:56.166 [W]: Control: failed to register shortcut Meta+Ctrl+V
18:25:56.166 [W]: Control: failed to register shortcut Meta+Ctrl+S
18:25:56.189 [E]: VLC: Python exception: Failed to load C:\Program Files (x86)\SVP 4\plugins\svpflow1_vs.dll. GetLastError() returned 126. A DLL dependency is probably missing.\n\nTraceback (most recent call last):\n  File \src\cython\vapoursynth.pyx\, line 1937, in vapoursynth.vpy_evaluateScript\n  File \src\cython\vapoursynth.pyx\, line 1938, in vapoursynth.vpy_evaluateScript\n  File \C:\Users\ehajgbo\AppData\Roaming\SVP4\scripts\\, line 7, in <module>\n    core.std.LoadPlugin(\C:\\Program Files (x86)\\SVP 4\\plugins\\svpflow1_vs.dll\)\n  File \src\cython\vapoursynth.pyx\, line 1843, in vapoursynth.Function.__call__\nvapoursynth.Error: Failed to load C:\Program Files (x86)\SVP 4\plugins\svpflow1_vs.dll. GetLastError() returned 126. A DLL dependency is probably missing.\n
18:25:56.189 [E]: VLC: script evaluation failed

So SVP recognized VLC, It thinks, its doing the frame interpolation (hovering tooltip on SVP icon says playing at 59,9405 FPS [x[5/2]) but the movie is choppy, laggy like a 24p movie. On the performance monitor in SVP it doesnt show anything on the first graph called SVP index, while it did with mpc-hc. I suspect, problem is either with the environment variables or with the folder permission but I did both as per the guide. even "vspipe" works in the cmd window:

C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Oracle\Java\javapath;C:\ProgramData\Oracle\Java\javapath;C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\iCLS Client\;C:\Program Files\Intel\iCLS Client\;C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem;C:\WINDOWS\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\;C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\PhysX\Common;C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\DAL;C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\DAL;C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\IPT;C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\IPT;C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem;C:\WINDOWS\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\;C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Shared;C:\WINDOWS\System32\OpenSSH\;C:\Program Files (x86)\SVP 4\mpv64

I even tried this, as mentioned in the guide:

In some rare cases the PYTHONPATH environment variable is not enough for some reason and you'll get VapourSynth engine error - possibly corrupted installation error in the VLC's messages log. This can be fixed by copying all the files from SVP 4/mpv64 into VLC's folder.

These are the selected components:

Can somebody help ? Thanks in advance