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SVP is a program for improving the smoothness of the video for a large number of popular video players on Windows, macOS, and Linux platforms. The main task of SVP is to increase the frame rate of video by adding intermediate frames. Alternatively, this process is called motion interpolation, or FRC (frame rate conversion). Interpolation increases the video dynamic clarity, and the movements of objects become smoother.

How it Works

Once the video playback starts in any of the compatible players, SVP integrates the player with a special software module that performs on-the-fly video processing.

SVP manages this module by passing it the selected parameters for intermediate frame calculation. SVP selects these parameters based on the source video format, the desired result, the personal preferences of the user, and the computer hardware.

SVP can perform additional video processing, such as:

  • searching and cropping of black bars;
  • image scaling;
  • black bars lighting.

There are multiple ways for integrating the SVP module into players:

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Video playback without SVP

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For DirectShow-compatible players in Windows – the ffdshow video filter is added to the list of additional filters; it loads the SVP module using the Avisynth interface.

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For a Daum PotPlayer in Windows – no need to load the ffdshow filter, SVP can work with Avisynth directly.

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For mpv and all mpv-based players – the SVP module is loaded using the Vapoursynth interface.

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For VLC player in Windows, macOS, and Linux – the built-in "deinterlace" filter is replaced with the SVP filter, which loads the SVP module using the Vapoursynth interface.

For Apple QuickTime, Cyberlink PowerDVD, Netflix, and some other players, designed for playing back copy-protected videos, SVP cannot be used.

For successful integration, both the player and SVP must be running under the same user account. For example, in Windows, SVP does not work if the player is running with administrative privileges and SVP is running without them, or vice versa.

SVP does not work in a web browser when you play back videos on websites such as YouTube or Crunchyroll. To increase the frame rate in such a video, you need to open a video stream in one of the compatible players. For this, the SVPtube module is designed, see the Online video playback section.

Hardware Requirements

SVP uses both central and graphics processor units (CPU and GPU). Due to realization specifics, most of the load is the CPU load, thus the larger video frame size is the more powerful CPU is required.

Video format Minimum CPU requirements Recommended CPU requirements
Less than FullHD (DVD, HD Ready) Any processor except for the Intel Atom series Intel Pentium (2 cores)
Full HD (1080p) Intel Pentium (2 cores)
  • Intel Core i5 (4 cores)
  • AMD Ryzen 3
  • AMD FX (6 cores)
Ultra HD (4K, 2160p) Intel Core i7 (4 cores)
  • Intel Core i7 (6 cores)
  • AMD Ryzen 7 (8 cores)

SVP can work without the use of GPU, but this reduces the quality of intermediate frames calculation and significantly increases the requirements for CPU performance; so, using a GPU is highly recommended. Its power is not especially important (for example, a GPU integrated into Intel Core 6th gen. processors, is sufficient for calculating intermediate frames up to [email protected] fps.

To use high-quality video renderers, such as madVR or "opengl-hq" mode in mpv, you need a dedicated mid-range GPU.

Software Requirements

SVP requires one of the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows XP or later, preferably 64-bit edition. For mpv and VLC players, as well as for SVPtube, at least Windows 7 is required.
  • Apple macOS 10.9 "Mavericks" or later. Automated installation of necessary system packages is available only in macOS 10.11 "El Capitan" and later.
  • Linux 64-bit, released not earlier than 2015; Ubuntu 16.04 or later is recommended.

To install the full version of SVP with support for all players, 200 MB of free disk space is required.

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