EVR + HD channels not working

Laban

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Hi

I'm having some problems with my HD channels and EVR. The picture is either zoomed in so that perhaps 1/5 of the screen is visible or stuttering (720p) or just a complete mess depending on the channel. This is after a format+install of the OS/MP1.0. WMR9 works fine. Anyone else got the same issues and/or a possible solution ?

/Laban

TV-Server Version: 1.0
MediaPortal Version: 1.0
MediaPortal Skin: BlueTwo
Windows Version: Vista 32 bit
CPU Type: Intel Core 2 Duo
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint, 200 GB
Memory: 4 Gb DDR2
Motherboard: Asus P5L 1394
Video Card: Nvidia 8500 GT
Video Card Driver: 158.24
Sound Card: built-in
Sound Card AC3: coaxial out
Sound Card Driver:
1. TV Card: FloppyDTV
1. TV Card Type: DVB-S/S2
1. TV Card Driver: 5.0.0.0
2. TV Card:
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2. TV Card Driver:
3. TV Card:
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MPEG2 Video Codec: Microsoft Mpeg2
MPEG2 Audio Codec: Microsoft DD
h.264 Video Codec: CoreAVC/ffdshow
Satelite/CableTV Provider: Thor 0.8°W
HTPC Case: Accent HT400
Cooling: 80 mm FAN (chassi), std CPU cooler
Power Supply: 400W, 120 mm FAN, ?
Remote: MCE
TV: LG PC1 50" 1366*768 Plasma
TV - HTPC Connection: DVI -> HDMI
 

Laban

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I noticed another thing, i mentioned in another thread that i got random freezes when i go back from live tv to f.e the main window. This doesn't seem to occur when i use EVR for some reason , only when i use VMR9. Which is a bit annoying since i can't watch any of the HD channels using EVR.

Here's a part from the evr.log

0-12-2008 19:11:35.798 [8f8]ProcessMessage 3
30-12-2008 19:11:35.881 [c90]Negotiate Media type
30-12-2008 19:11:35.881 [c90]RenegotiateMediaOutputType
30-12-2008 19:11:35.882 [c90]Testing media type...
30-12-2008 19:11:35.882 [c90]Successfully cloned media type
30-12-2008 19:11:35.882 [c90]Frame size: 320x240
30-12-2008 19:11:35.882 [c90]Aperture size: 0:0, 320x240

30-12-2008 19:11:35.882 [c90]New media type successfully negotiated!
30-12-2008 19:11:35.882 [c90]Getting aspect ratio 'DirectShow style'
30-12-2008 19:11:35.882 [c90]New format: 320x240, Ratio: 4:3
30-12-2008 19:11:35.882 [c90]guid: {00000016-0000-0010-8000-00AA00389B71}
320*240 must be incorrect (1080i) and probably the reason for:

The picture is either zoomed in so that perhaps 1/5 of the screen is visible
And here's what i get when i try a 720p channel:

30-12-2008 19:18:19.178 [a00]Successfully cloned media type
30-12-2008 19:18:19.178 [a00]Frame size: 1280x720
30-12-2008 19:18:19.178 [a00]Aperture size: 0:0, 1280x720
30-12-2008 19:18:19.178 [a00]New media type successfully negotiated!
30-12-2008 19:18:19.178 [a00]Media frame rate: 50 / 1
30-12-2008 19:18:19.178 [a00]Getting aspect ratio 'DirectShow style'
30-12-2008 19:18:19.178 [a00]New format: 1280x720, Ratio: 16:9
30-12-2008 19:18:19.178 [a00]guid: {00000016-0000-0010-8000-00AA00389B71}
30-12-2008 19:18:19.178 [a00]ReallocSurfaces
30-12-2008 19:18:19.178 [a00]ReleaseSurfaces()
30-12-2008 19:18:19.179 [a00]Flushing: size=0
30-12-2008 19:18:19.179 [a00]Releasing device
30-12-2008 19:18:19.179 [a00]ReleaseSurfaces() done
30-12-2008 19:18:19.179 [a00]Textures will be 1280x720
30-12-2008 19:18:19.179 [a00]Adding sample: 0x10419588
30-12-2008 19:18:19.179 [a00]Adding sample: 0x10419630
30-12-2008 19:18:19.179 [a00]Adding sample: 0x104194e0
30-12-2008 19:18:19.179 [a00]Adding sample: 0x104196d8
30-12-2008 19:18:19.180 [a00]Adding sample: 0x10419780
30-12-2008 19:18:19.180 [a00]Releasing device: 89
30-12-2008 19:18:19.180 [a00]ReallocSurfaces done
30-12-2008 19:18:19.180 [a00]Setting media type on mixer
30-12-2008 19:18:19.211 [a00]Negotiate Media type
30-12-2008 19:18:19.211 [a00]RenegotiateMediaOutputType
30-12-2008 19:18:19.211 [a00]Testing media type...
30-12-2008 19:18:19.211 [a00]Successfully cloned media type
30-12-2008 19:18:19.211 [a00]Frame size: 1280x720
30-12-2008 19:18:19.211 [a00]Aperture size: 0:0, 1280x720
30-12-2008 19:18:19.211 [a00]New media type successfully negotiated!
30-12-2008 19:18:19.211 [a00]Media frame rate: 25 / 1
30-12-2008 19:18:19.211 [a00]Getting aspect ratio 'DirectShow style'
30-12-2008 19:18:19.211 [a00]New format: 1280x720, Ratio: 16:9
30-12-2008 19:18:19.211 [a00]guid: {00000016-0000-0010-8000-00AA00389B71}
30-12-2008 19:18:19.211 [a00]ReallocSurfaces
30-12-2008 19:18:19.211 [a00]ReleaseSurfaces()
30-12-2008 19:18:19.211 [a00]Flushing: size=0
30-12-2008 19:18:19.214 [a00]Releasing device
30-12-2008 19:18:19.214 [a00]ReleaseSurfaces() done
30-12-2008 19:18:19.214 [a00]Textures will be 1280x720
30-12-2008 19:18:19.214 [a00]Adding sample: 0x10419780
30-12-2008 19:18:19.214 [a00]Adding sample: 0x104196d8
30-12-2008 19:18:19.214 [a00]Adding sample: 0x104194e0
30-12-2008 19:18:19.214 [a00]Adding sample: 0x10419630
30-12-2008 19:18:19.214 [a00]Adding sample: 0x10419588
30-12-2008 19:18:19.214 [a00]Releasing device: 92
30-12-2008 19:18:19.214 [a00]ReallocSurfaces done
30-12-2008 19:18:19.214 [a00]Setting media type on mixer
30-12-2008 19:18:19.215 [a00]Scheduling sample from the past (1133 ms, last call to NotifyWorker: 1182 ms)
30-12-2008 19:18:19.215 [c94]frame is too late for 1133 ms, last sleep time 20 ms.
30-12-2008 19:18:19.215 [b48]Should not be processing data in pause mode
30-12-2008 19:18:19.216 [a00]Should not be processing data in pause mode
30-12-2008 19:18:19.216 [b48]Should not be processing data in pause mode
30-12-2008 19:18:19.247 [dc4]OnClockStart
30-12-2008 19:18:19.247 [dc4]Flushing: size=0
30-12-2008 19:18:22.296 [b48]Scheduling sample from the past (281 ms, last call to NotifyWorker: 0 ms)
30-12-2008 19:18:22.325 [b48]Scheduling sample from the past (270 ms, last call to NotifyWorker: 1 ms)
30-12-2008 19:18:22.365 [b48]Scheduling sample from the past (271 ms, last call to NotifyWorker: 0 ms)
30-12-2008 19:18:22.405 [b48]Scheduling sample from the past (271 ms, last call to NotifyWorker: 0 ms)
30-12-2008 19:18:22.446 [b48]Scheduling sample from the past (270 ms, last call to NotifyWorker: 1 ms)
30-12-2008 19:18:22.449 [b48]Scheduling sample from the past (234 ms, last call to NotifyWorker: 0 ms)
30-12-2008 19:18:22.456 [b48]Scheduling sample from the past (201 ms, last call to NotifyWorker: 3 ms)
30-12-2008 19:18:22.460 [a00]Scheduling sample from the past (165 ms, last call to NotifyWorker: 3 ms)
30-12-2008 19:18:22.467 [a00]Scheduling sample from the past (132 ms, last call to NotifyWorker: 6 ms)
30-12-2008 19:18:22.468 [a00]Scheduling sample from the past (93 ms, last call to NotifyWorker: 1 ms)
30-12-2008 19:18:22.475 [a00]Scheduling sample from the past (60 ms, last call to NotifyWorker: 6 ms)
30-12-2008 19:18:22.478 [a00]Scheduling sample from the past (22 ms, last call to NotifyWorker: 2 ms)
30-12-2008 19:18:22.492 [c94]skipping frame, behind 37 ms, last sleep time 3 ms.
30-12-2008 19:18:22.766 [b48]Scheduling sample from the past (270 ms, last call to NotifyWorker: 0 ms)
30-12-2008 19:18:22.806 [b48]Scheduling sample from the past (270 ms, last call to NotifyWorker: 0 ms)
30-12-2008 19:18:22.846 [b48]Scheduling sample from the past (271 ms, last call to NotifyWorker: 0 ms)
30-12-2008 19:18:22.886 [b48]Scheduling sample from the past (271 ms, last call to NotifyWorker: 0 ms)
30-12-2008 19:18:22.926 [b48]Scheduling sample from the past (271 ms, last call to NotifyWorker: 0 ms)
30-12-2008 19:18:22.931 [a00]Scheduling sample from the past (235 ms, last call to NotifyWorker: 1 ms)
30-12-2008 19:18:22.940 [a00]Scheduling sample from the past (204 ms, last call to NotifyWorker: 6 ms)
30-12-2008 19:18:22.944 [a00]Scheduling sample from the past (169 ms, last call to NotifyWorker: 5 ms)
30-12-2008 19:18:22.953 [a00]Scheduling sample from the past (138 ms, last call to NotifyWorker: 9 ms)
30-12-2008 19:18:22.954 [a00]Scheduling sample from the past (100 ms, last call to NotifyWorker: 2 ms)
30-12-2008 19:18:22.960 [a00]Scheduling sample from the past (65 ms, last call to NotifyWorker: 5 ms)
30-12-2008 19:18:22.964 [a00]Scheduling sample from the past (29 ms, last call to NotifyWorker: 4 ms)
30-12-2008 19:18:22.973 [c94]frame is too late for 38 ms, last sleep time 3 ms.
 

Laban

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I'm still having this problem when using EVR. The picture is "zoomed", and it says 320*240 as in the logs above when i try to watch a HD channel.
 

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    Is the HD stream mpeg-2 or h.264 ?

    Is the codec using DXVA ?

    Have you tried the PowerDVD (MPEG-2/h.264) or MPC-HC (h.264) codecs ?

    Have you tried updating the nVidia drivers - 158.24 are quite old (I'm currently using 181.22 on a 9500GT) ?

    Tony
     

    Laban

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    I've tried with different codes but i'm using Core AVC right now. And i'm using rather new drivers, probably forgot to update my preferences. The streams are, but that's a guess, all h.264. 1080i if i'm not mistaken. I have one channel , SVT HD , that i know uses 720p and that channel gives me other problems, as i mentioned above.

    But it seems weird that it reports 320*240 in the evr.log. Not sure why this should be affected by the codec.
     

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    Have you got Aero enabled in Vista ? - EVR works better with it enabled.

    Do you have problems playing HD files outside of MP ? (try playing a recording made with MP in something like MPC-HC)

    Make sure that 'raw video' isn't enabled in the FFDShow codecs section, otherwise it might be inserting itself into the video filter graph.

    Tony
     

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    I've tried with different codes but i'm using Core AVC right now
    Which version, this sounds a bit like the behaviour 1.6 had, but if other codecs have similar issues, may well be graphics setting, rather than codec.
     

    Laban

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    I upgraded CoreAVC from 1.9 to 1.9.5 and updated the drivers to 182.5, same problem.

    But, now i know how to get a "normal" picture, disable deinterlacing.

    I tried with bob, hardware, single field, all renders either a small part of the screen or a completely garbled picture. None (Weave) works like a charm, doesn't look very nice though.

    Any ideas ?
     

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    Having the same problem, I will try and disable the deinterlacing tonight and see if it works. Thanks
     

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