dlr5668 wrote:

U need 4Ghz+ i5/7 cpu and 2years old+ video (nvidia better) + 120Hz/overclocked 72/96 monitor(korean IPS are beast). Your tweaks wont help at all (may be + 5%).

I think quite a few SVP users do not meet those specs, and are still enjoying many of its benefits. Your monitor recommendation seems especially out of line, since mostly only hard-core gamers are likely to have such a display. SVP works just fine on my 1080p 60Mhz IPS panel.

I agree, though, that a good GPU makes a world of difference.

When I get the "SVP performance is too low" OSD message, what should I be changing in the active profile? I didn't see a FAQ entry for this.

redlid wrote:

This should be on FAQ. Just uncheck the "dvd-decoding" option in ffdshow-menu, when choosing decoder for mpeg2 in decoder options. I think ffdshow gets confused with MPC if the dvd-decoding is turned on or something like that.

Thanks for the tip, but it doesn't help those of us who are using the LAV decoder. Single-frame menus are still a problem when using SVP. Mag promised to improve things in a future release, but I think it involved more coding than he was expecting.


(29 replies, posted in Using SVP)

I just discovered this trick the other day trying to get Virtu to work properly. Only difference is that SVP no longer gives me the choice of adapters for hardware acceleration, but that's OK because I want it to use the GTX 660 anyway. I uninstalled Virtu.


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MediaCoder is a Windows re-encoding program (32-bit or 64-bit) that supports both QuickSync and CUDA. It's free, but the nag screens are obnoxious. Any donation via Paypal will get you a code to remove them. It has lots of advanced options and is quite fast, and is updated regularly.


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True, but I have the best of both worlds. VirtuMVP software lets me use both the HD4000 QuickSync (for LAV and ffdshow) and my GTX 660 for SVP at the same time. Works great.


(109 replies, posted in Using SVP)

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think on Doom9 madshi said Jinc taps above 3 were not recommended for everyday use, and that Jinc was not his preferred algorithm for downscaling. Have you tried other settings?

raymondkwan wrote:

Would you mind sharing the settings of the profile you using now?  smile

I haven't made any changes since the reset, although SVP has made some changes based on the movies I've played recently.

After resetting profiles to default, I can't reproduce. It was typically with people crossing the frame quickly. The ghosting occurred both in front of and behind the figures.

I'll let you know if it happens again, but for now all is good.

I have i5 3570K chip and a GTX 660 GPU. I get a ghosting effect on rapid motion changes on both SD and HD videos much of the time.

What profile settings would help reduce this? I'm using the latest SVP.


(5 replies, posted in Using SVP)

Now that madVR includes a Smooth Motion option, how does that affect the use of SVP? Should that option be turned off? How does SVP handle it? Does madVR in any way make SVP (or certain settings within SVP) unnecessary? If using both, what are the proper settings in SVP profiles?

Sorry for so many questions.


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The new SVPMgr did correct the problem with the DVD I first reported. Thanks.

Other DVDs still don't play correctly in MPC-HC, though. Player bypasses menu and plays movie, or in some cases first extra.

Obviously not a problem for me, I can just use ZP, but I thought you'd like to know.


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MAG79 wrote:

DVD support not included into SVP 3.1.4. I need more time to release it. roll

In case this helps in your work, ZoomPlayer correctly plays DVDs that MPC-HC does not. Maybe the problem is not in SVP, but in MPC-HC integration (MPC-HC works fine with SVP turned off).


(22 replies, posted in Using SVP)

Thank you. I didn't even notice that it was interlaced. I'll check the other files, they're probably 1080i as well.


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Here's Mediainfo for one of the files:

ID                                       : 1
Format                                   : MPEG Video
Format version                           : Version 2
Format profile                           : Main@High
Format settings, BVOP                    : No
Format settings, Matrix                  : Custom
Codec ID                                 : V_MPEG2
Codec ID/Info                            : MPEG 1 or 2 Video
Duration                                 : 2h 6mn
Bit rate mode                            : Variable
Bit rate                                 : 17.1 Mbps
Maximum bit rate                         : 80.0 Mbps
Width                                    : 1 920 pixels
Height                                   : 1 080 pixels
Display aspect ratio                     : 16:9
Frame rate mode                          : Constant
Frame rate                               : 29.970 fps
Color space                              : YUV
Chroma subsampling                       : 4:2:0
Bit depth                                : 8 bits
Scan type                                : Interlaced
Scan order                               : Top Field First
Compression mode                         : Lossy
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)                       : 0.276
Stream size                              : 15.1 GiB (96%)
Default                                  : Yes
Forced                                   : No


(22 replies, posted in Using SVP)

sys.config? Can't find one.


(22 replies, posted in Using SVP)

Update to above. This is only happening on a few 1080p videos, not all. I get an OSD message about high CPU usage, and to try adjusting the filter settings. What should I be adjusting?


(22 replies, posted in Using SVP)

I don't recall seeing this in earlier versions, but in 3.1.4 I get near 100% CPU usage on all four cores when playing 1080p video. No problems with 720p.

Is there something I need to adjust? I'm using GPU acceleration throughout the chain.


(12 replies, posted in Using SVP)

MAG79 wrote:

OK. I have a solution.
19.98 fps shows only one kind of DVD. It is multy-format DVD with PAL and NTSC video in one disc.
So, If decoder finds NTSC 29.97 with 2:3 pulldown it does IVTC to convert framerate to progressive 23.976. It is 4/5 from it. But because of DVD is multy-format Somehow it tells about 25 fps instead of 29.97 and 4/5 from 25 is 19.98 fps (20 but with NTSC-scaling coefficient 1000/1001). It happens when SVP is ruuning.

Without SVP all is good and ffdShow reports about 29.97 fps hmm But if you run SVP and turn on smoothing with 2x coefficient then you can not get 60 fps (Jerky tearing test) and if you point 2.5x coefficient (24->60) then you get good smoothness of Tearing test. It tells about wrong framerate againg. But now real framerate is 23,976 but ffdShow shows 29,97. It looks like little bug in LAV DVD decoder.

So. You must manually point right target frame rate in the profile window. Test it by watching to tearing test.

Thanks for the research. Mag. This particular file set is not my rip, but I have the disc and will do a rip from that. Then I'll be certain it's pure NTSC, which from your explanation should solve the problem. The disc is in storage, so it may be awhile before I get to test it, but I'll update you on the results.


(12 replies, posted in Using SVP)

Thank you Mag for the quick response.


(12 replies, posted in Using SVP)

MAG79 wrote:

Lets find what the difference between DVD and MKV settings:
Make two text-reports and post them here: SVP tray menu - Information - Additional information.

Here are the logs.


(12 replies, posted in Using SVP)

When I have SVP running (LAV, madVR, MPC-HC) and play a DVD folder from my hard disk, I get hundreds of dropped frames. If I put the VOBs in a Matroska container, the same movie plays with no dropped frames. Any idea why, or what settings I can change?

Yes, the menus work fine when SVP is off. Thanks for investigating.

I really like SVP, especially for the many old black and white movies I have. I donated after using for one day.

Using MPC-HC, LAV, MVR, ffdshow raw. Works fine except that when playing ripped DVDs sometimes DVD menus are bypassed, sometimes mouse doesn't work in menu, and I can't navigate to DVD menus using MPC-HC right-click menu.

Do I have something set up incorrectly?

I also have an HD 4000, with no additional GPU. If I uninstall Intel OpenCL to use SVP, won't it affect the other programs I use that depend on the Intel Media SDK?

Are you still expecting the next version of SVP to work with the Intel version of OpenCL? I noticed there's a new beta version of the Intel Media SDK--do you think that might include an OpenCL fix? I'd really like to try SVP, but it sounds like it's not compatible with my current setup.