Right Codec for Playing DVD (1 Viewer)

STSC

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Hi,

what codec have you choosen to play a DVD in MediaPortal.
I'm always using VMR9 because Overlay causes a flickering of the OSD.

I tried several settings:
1.
DScaler Audio Decoder
DScaler Video Decoder
DVD Navigator
-> Wrong Ascept Ratio

2.
Intervideo Audio Decoder
Intervideo Video Decoder
Intervideo Navigator
-> No DVD Menu and picture stuttering

3.
Intervideo Audio Decoder
Intervideo Video Decoder
DVD Navigator
-> No DVD Menu and picture stuttering

3.
MPEG/AC3/DTS/LPCM Decoder
MPEG2DEC Decoder
DVD Navigator
-> No DVD Menu

4.
NVIDIA Video Decoder
NVIDIA Audio Decoder
NVIDIA Navigator
-> Does not work at all

5.
NVIDIA Video Decoder
NVIDIA Audio Decoder
DVD Navigator
-> Best.

Which codecs are you using?
 

BoelShit

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I am using this set up, which works like a charm..


NVIDIA Video Decoder
NVIDIA Audio Decoder
DVD Navigator (standard DVD navigator NOT NVIDIA's)
 

FlipGer

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    Hi,

    I always did use:
    - MPEG2Dec
    - MPEG/AC3/DTS
    - DVD Navigator
    -> long time without problems, but currently it seems as if this combination has problems with those crappy FBI warnings.

    so now I am using:
    - DScaler Video
    - DScaler Audio
    - DVD Navigator
    -> no problems (does changing AR with "S" not help?)

    VMR9 for sure with Exclusive DirectX Mode.

    Flip.
     

    STSC

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    December 4, 2004
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    No I couldn't set the right aspect ratio when using Dscaler. I think Dscaler is second choice right now, Nvidia seems to be even better with less cpu usage.
     

    denybear

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    April 10, 2005
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    STSC said:
    5.
    NVIDIA Video Decoder
    NVIDIA Audio Decoder
    DVD Navigator
    -> Best.

    This is true that the NVIDIA video codec is the best for the DVD menus displaying. I have troubles with all other video codecs, this one seems ok.
    (note : I have menu issues even with mainstream DVDs like zone 2 Disney's Incredibles/Invincibles, collector edition, bonus bisk...Actually, Disney DVDs always have menu problems !).

    But...it is impossible to navigate with Hauppauge remote when you use the NVIDIA codecs + the standard DVD Navigator.


    DScaler video codec is almost OK on this menu thing as well, but it has display ratio issues for sure.


    Now, I use the GPL MPEG Video Decoder: http://sourceforge.net/projects/gplmpgdec/
    and the results are quite okay. Not optimum as I still have some issues on some menus, but quite okay anyway.
    The usage of this codec has drawbacks, especially it doesn't work with CSS protected DVDs : see http://nolanparty.com/mediaportal.s...ic.php?t=541&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0


    If only one of the MP programmers could have a look at this DVD menu issues to come up with a final MP + codec version which works in all cases... Media Player Classic people have succeeded in that, so why not our MP fellows ???
     

    bigj

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    January 10, 2005
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    denybear said:
    If only one of the MP programmers could have a look at this DVD menu issues to come up with a final MP + codec version which works in all cases... Media Player Classic people have succeeded in that, so why not our MP fellows ???


    If you attach graphedit you can see the 2nd graphic 'overlay' pin isn't always attached - hence no menu selections. I can not use the NVideo Codec (V1.0.0) for this reason. Sorry I don't have time to look any further/fix it - but hope that helps all the same.
    BigJ.
     

    denybear

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    April 10, 2005
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    bigj said:
    If you attach graphedit you can see the 2nd graphic 'overlay' pin isn't always attached
    OK, I've graphedited my MP install yesterday. Sorry, cannot post a screen copy, but basically the result was :

    No issue on the graph, correct outputs are connected to correct inputs for both video and audio.
    The video codec (GPL MPG1/2, but as well standard MP's MPEG2 Filter) has 2 outputs : Video Out and ~CC.

    - Video Out is connected to WMR9 Input 0.
    - ~CC is not connected, but this is closed caption pinout, right ? So, no need to connect it, right ?

    So far I haven't seen this "overlay" pin anywhere on the graph, so could you please elaborate a little bit on this ?

    Thanks.
     

    jawbroken

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    Closed Captioning on a DVD is just a subpicture stream, I believe. Menus also use subpicture streams, so if this pin is not attached then perhaps menus will not show correctly.
     

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