VMR9/EVR sucks, overlay mixer rocks

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    Overlay mixer used in media player classic homecinema is far far better than either VMR9 or EVR. Any chance of getting this option in future mediaportal version?

    I have a good system, 4.4 ghz E8600, 2x4870x2 video cards, 4 gigs ram and vista 64 bit. I am forced to use EVR with aero due to VMR9 no longer working (with catalyst 9.2). THe problem is that EVR completely sucks. When I play a 1080p movie on my second display, I basically cannot do anything on my main desktop display, as I get stuttering during movie playback if I do something on primary display like websurf.

    With overlay mixer with media player classic homecinema, I can play a 1080p movie on my second display, and play a 3d game on my primary display fullscreen with no movie stuttering at all.



    I was just playing Drakensang on main display and watching movie at same time on second display, both fullscreen. FORGET about doing that with lame EVR. EVR is a complete piece of sh*t. However, I have to admit that part of the problem might be that my second display (TV) set to 24 hz (1080/24p).

    Why does EVR suck so bad? and is there anyway to use overlay mixer for display in mediaportal?
     
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    MP1 is tied to .net, thus directx uses vmr9\EVR.

    MP2 is not, so will be a lot less of a resource hog :), so unfortunately you will have to wait for your wish.
     
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    Overlay cannot be mixed with DirectX graphics. MP1 nor MPII won't ever support overlay.
     
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    I guess EVR isn't as much the problem as Aero. Aero is really the problem with EVR. If I disable aero, then I don't get any stuttering while doing other tasks. Unfortunately, disabling aero causes tearing instead. If you could use EVR without aero and not get tearing that would be cool too.
     
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