Tearing with FFDShow (1 Viewer)


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  • August 19, 2008
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    I apologize in advance if this is not the correct place to ask for help with my current issue. It does however seem to be a codec issue...

    I recently reformatted and reinstalled a fresh copy of Vista Home Premium. All updates have been applied (including SP1). The only codecs I have installed is FFDShow Tryouts Beta 6 (12/21/08). All of my media is ripped either movie only or tv show only from the original disc using AnyDVD and CloneCD. It should probably also be noted that I am using the Arcsoft TMT 2 for BluRay playback.

    The problem that I am having is intermittent tearing in the top 1/4 of the screen on all of my media except BD. I assume because that is using the TMT player and it's own set of codecs?

    Anything that I have tried thus far has not made a difference. I have been reading the forums and googling for the past couple weeks or more trying to find a solution. I have yet to find a solution or hardly any useful information at all regarding this issue. Most anything that I can find relates to VMR9 and that EVR should fix this...problem is I AM using EVR.

    On a previous installation, I used the DIVX pack with AC3 and had no issues. I read so many good things about FFDShow that I wanted to give it a try. I also like all the possibilities that it offers...and that it's open source.

    I am more than happy to provide ANY information that could assist anyone in helping me get to this bottom of this issue. I'm willing to try just about anything as a means of troubleshooting. I'd rather not screw with different codecs unless absolutely necessary as we all know that can be HTPC suicide. I really don't want to reformat again...I've spent a LOT of time setting everything up. Everything else is perfect but this tearing is driving me nuts!!

    Thanks in advance =)

    TV-Server Version:
    MediaPortal Version: 1.0.1
    MediaPortal Skin: MediaStream .16
    Windows Version: Vista Home Premium SP1 32-bit
    CPU Type: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Black @ 3.2GHz
    HDD: 2x Seagate Barracuda 1.5-TB, 1x WD VelociRaptor 150GB
    Memory: 4GB
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H (rev.1.0)
    Video Card: IGP
    Video Card Driver: Catalyst 9.4
    Sound Card:
    Sound Card AC3:
    Sound Card Driver:
    1. TV Card:
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    MPEG2 Video Codec: FFDShow
    MPEG2 Audio Codec: FFDShow
    h.264 Video Codec: FFDShow
    Satelite/CableTV Provider: DishNetwork
    HTPC Case: nMediaPC HTPC6000B
    Power Supply: Corsair TX650
    Remote: Universal Remote Control MX880
    TV: Pioneer Elite 50" Plasma
    TV - HTPC Connection: Sub-D


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    I am embarrassed to say no, it wasn't. I can't believe I didn't notice that before. Of all the things...:rolleyes:

    I'll run it for a while and see if that fixes it but I have no doubt it will...

    Thanks for pointing out the obvious and making me feel like a complete dumbass. :p LOL


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    We've all been there mate. It's always a small detail that we'll overlook, that's why we 've got forums.:)

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