Most used codecs

Discussion in 'Tips and Tricks' started by Frodo, June 21, 2004.

  1. Frodo
    • Team MediaPortal

    Frodo Retired Team Member

    April 22, 2004
    Likes Received:
    Professional .NET developer
    The Netherlands
    +121 / 0
    Home Country:
    Netherlands Netherlands
    Tips & tricks.

    VOBSUB is a filter for Media Player, which can load and show subtitles (vobsub, ssa, srt, sub, ...)
    into movies being played. Works with ALL players also...

    FFDSHOW is a DirectShow decoding filter for decompressing DivX, XviD, WMV and MPEG-1 movies.
    It uses libavcodec from ffmpeg project for video decompression, postprocessing code
    from mplayer to enhance visual quality of low bitrate movies, and is based on original
    DirectShow filter from XviD, which is GPL'ed educational implementation of MPEG4 encoder.
    this is probably one of the best codec suites out there! so install it

    XviD is an ISO MPEG-4 compliant video codec. It's no product, it's an open source
    project which is developed and maintained by lots of people from all over the world.

    Opensource MPEG-1&2 codec
    Out of the box windows doesnt play mpeg 2 files. You will have to install an mpeg2 codec
    Most people use an mpeg2 codec which comes with programs like WinDVD , PowerDVD or InterVideo
    However those codecs only seem to work on overlay devices, not on VMR9.
    If you want a free opensource mpeg2 codec which really works in all cases then look here:
    GPL MPEG 1&2 codec :

    RadLight Filter Manager:
    This little tool allows you to change merit of DirectShow filters (codecs,parsers,...).
    Each filter is registered with a merit value. When the filter graph manager builds a graph,
    it enumerates all the filters registered with the correct media type. Then it tries them in
    order of merit, from highest to lowest. (It uses additional criteria to choose between filters with equal merit.)
    Using this tool YOU can specify which filters/codecs should b used for playback and which wont

    Directshow filter manager :
  2. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement

    to hide all adverts.
  3. Anonymous

    Anonymous Guest

    +0 / 0
    The purpose of ReClock is to definitely get rid of jerky playback of AVI and MPEG material on a PC (or a PC connected to a TV). It's a DirectShow filter which is loaded in place of the default directsound audio renderer.
    It provides a new reference clock that is locked to the video card hardware clock, in order to ensure that frames are played at the exact speed of what is expected by the video card vertical sync.
    It also provides a frame rate adaptator for media files that do not match a multiple of the video card refresh rate (ex: playback of 23,976fps IVTC NTSC on a PAL TV).
    Finally it is an audio renderer with hardware or software rate adaptation in real-time, multi-channel audio, and dynamic range compression capabilities.
  4. wishywashy

    wishywashy Portal Pro

    January 31, 2005
    Likes Received:
    Hill AFB, UT
    +13 / 0
    Home Country:
    United States of America United States of America
    I am useing the dscaler mpeg codec and love it! Got rid of any jerkiness and improved quality.

    Dscaler beta mpeg codec
  5. simon169
    • Premium Supporter

    simon169 MP Donator

    February 9, 2005
    Likes Received:
    +3 / 0
  6. nathan_h

    nathan_h Guest

    +0 / 0
    Has the ReClock page/app moved? I cannot get to that web site.
  7. gdde

    gdde New Member

    February 22, 2005
    Likes Received:
    +0 / 0
    I have brightness colour problems (whole week now) with codecs on the driver cds.
    It was not possible to change any of the OSD sliders and saving the settings.
    Tried registery tweaks hcwBrightness and others to initialize card settings
    after (too many) reboots. Hauppauge, intervideo, windvd codec not changing picture quality??
    Sliders are in fact changed ??

    Dscaler5 is om my (not yet) htpc also installed but have initialisation issues.

    Start MP (windowed mode) viewing tv very dark and bad picture.
    Configuration settings capture card wizard after finish settings are giving good picture (first time with this card). But ....
    Have no sound with dscaler5 other audio not working also. ??
    When record tv button then immediatelly again bad dark picture quality.
    Had to stop (bad) recording. reinitialise with wizard to give me good picture with no sound.

    So, I'm very very interested in your settings & codecs in the configuration menus for the capture device. Do you have any of these problems.
    Maybe its another codec that is interfering with everything capturing related.
    Could you give me the initialisation file of your whole installation. I think there is one but not know the name and the place it is.

    I tried GPL MPEG 1&2 codec but now my whole tv is screwed up.
    Nothing (TV) works anymore almost black pictures and no sound.
    Then deleted every thing out the registery + program files GPL MPEG 1&2 codec => still same problem.

    I think there is not only a problem with the installation components but also with the order of installation.

    Thanx in advance
  8. tourettes
    • Team MediaPortal

    tourettes Retired Team Member

    January 7, 2005
    Likes Received:
    +4,810 / 3
  9. www_96KHz_tk

    www_96KHz_tk Guest

    +0 / 0
    or just a pack of codecs.(butthen be aware that you don't get double or stuff you don't need(like dolby softwaredecoding if you've dts chip.)

    edit: see next post, tomorrow i'll remove kl-codecpack, and will install manually codecs.

    Didn't knew that codecs-packs are unstable garbage.
  10. vbap

    vbap Portal Pro

    February 15, 2005
    Likes Received:
    Melbourne, Australia
    +1 / 0
  11. rocky500

    rocky500 Portal Member

    December 9, 2005
    Likes Received:
    +2 / 0
    Thanks for the link "vbap"

    Are you saying WinDVD codecs are the best?

Users Viewing Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 0)

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
  • About The Project

    The vision of the MediaPortal project is to create a free open source media centre application, which supports all advanced media centre functions, and is accessible to all Windows users.

    In reaching this goal we are working every day to make sure our software is one of the best.


  • Support MediaPortal!

    The team works very hard to make sure the community is running the best HTPC-software. We give away MediaPortal for free but hosting and software is not for us.

    Care to support our work with a few bucks? We'd really appreciate it!