Problems with Cyberlink Decoder & EVR (1 Viewer)


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January 12, 2009
I installed PowerDVD8 this evening and changed all the Mediaportal codecs over to Cyberlink decoders so I can utilize the 9400 I have.

H.264 decoder is set to Cyberlink H.264/AVC Decoder. When I play a 1080p mp4 file (Iron Man) in PDVD8 it looks awesome. Playing the same file in Mediaportal results in washed out blacks.

I have the Nvidia driver set to let the application manage color, and Mediaportal is set to EVR. What am I doing wrong?

TV-Server Version: Latest
MediaPortal Version: Latest
MediaPortal Skin: Streamed
Windows Version: Vista 32 SP1
CPU Type: C2D3Ghz
HDD: Big enough
Memory: 4Gig
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-E7AUM-DS2H
Video Card: Nvidia 9400
Video Card Driver: 181.20WHQL
Sound Card: nForce
Sound Card AC3: No
Sound Card Driver: Latest nForce Driver
1. TV Card: HdHomerun
MPEG2 Video Codec: CYberlink Video/SP-HD Decoder (PDVD8)
MPEG2 Audio Codec: Cyberlink AUdio Decoder (PDVD8)
h.264 Video Codec: Cyberlink H.264/AVC Decoder (PDVD8)

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    Make sure in Nvidia control panel under Video\TV settings you have 0-255 selected using the Nvidia settings, not the player, this should give you correct colour for your TV, using MediaPortal.


    Portal Member
    January 12, 2009
    Thanks. That fixed it.

    Just curious though...
    If I have the option to let the app choose the color space or the Nvidia driver, then shouldn't MP be choosing it for me?

    Or is selecting the Nvidia driver color space the way things are supposed to be done.

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