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    When you maximize your videos in media player classic, does it look pixilated? Ever since I formatted couple months ago that's how all my videos look. I'm gonna give Satsuki a try. I'm currently using the divx client but it only works for some videos.
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    Satsuki seems a bit more bloated than CCCP to me!
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    Digging up the old thread, I'd like to add that there are a lot of new players on the market including Splash and SPLAYER - both of which I find very nice. CCCP has somewhat dwindled as the updates are not coming out as fast and I've found that it has some minor issues with Win7 64bit (not sure about 32bit).

    To get rid of all problems I've been using SATSUKI of late. Really easy to install and the MPC-HC settings stay the same, with just one thing to be changed to enable GPU deciding of H264 and VC1 streams.







    Actually - all I did was install SATSUKI and then open that setting - then set MPC-HC to play all files (you can set it to whatever you like) and that was it. I was decoding H264 streams immediately after. Only issue I've had - which may be some setting - is getting Satsuki to work with EVR on H264 files after uninstalling CCCP.........not sure what went wrong - but it works with VMR9. Again the websites are below for reference. And the setting for VMR9 is within the options of MPC-HC.



    http://cccp-project.net/

    http://yatoshi.com/en/index.php?p=decoder

    http://www.splayer.org/index.en.html

    http://mirillis.com/en/products/splash.html

    Maybe some videophile can help with some troubleshooting on why Satsuki has issues playing back the H264 video while CCCP doesnt for me.....

    *EDIT*
    It seems like the problem may be with the build of MPC-HC that's bundled with the new version of Satsuki (Satsuki.Decoder.Pack.4.3.0.10.64bits). The version in this bundle is 1.4.1.2860 - MPC-HC Compiler: MSVC 2010 SP1 - FFMPEG Compiler: MinGW GCC 4.5.3. I tried with 1.3.1249.0 MPC-HC Compiler: VS 2008 - FFMPEG Compiler: GCC 4.3.3 and the video played back fine with EVR. The latest version of MPC-HC available is 1.5.0.2827 from http://mpc-hc.sourceforge.net/ so maybe I'll reinstall without MPC-HC and then install this latest version which should have the issue fixed, or use the older version that I have which I know works.
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    Looks like my wifi card has issues - just BSOD after typing a LONG string of stuff.........*sigh*.

    Posting about a new player on the market called PotPlayer.

    http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=148745

    http://www.videohelp.com/tools/PotPlayer

    http://portableapps.com/node/27285

    I'm thinking of making the switch to that. Tried with a test file (currently uploading) and 64bit versions of PotPlayer vs MPC-HC. Both using DXVA.

    Idle PotPlayer = ~30MB
    Idle MPC-HC = ~5MB

    PotPlayer - Playing Test File = ~30MB
    MPC-HC - Playing Test File = ~180MB

    After the file is uploaded I'll edit and post the link for you to test yourself. But I like what I see so far.

    Splash Player was another that looked promising, but PotPlayer is fully free and much better IMO.

    PotPlayer is developed by the same person who did KMPLAYER. The development is halted on KMPLAYER and the focus is now PotPlayer.

    So as it stands now, unless I need something to be a VFW decoder I don't install any codecs or even filters. For regular playback I just use MPC-HC (may be switching to PotPlayer after more tests). The video editing software that I use can open most encoded videos and if they have problems then I can use a free app like FormatFactory to do a codec or container change.

    *EDIT*
    Link to test file.

    http://www.sendspace.com/file/26ztlk
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    Bringing this thread back to life to include some information about Smart TV's and how to stream your files there.

    Get this program called UMS (http://www.universalmediaserver.com/) which seems to be based of PMS (http://www.ps3mediaserver.org/) and set it up. Share your folders. If you want to watch something and it just won't play here's something to try..........

    Some video files may be encoded using 10bit which won't readily play back. These have to be transcoded on the fly for you to see. As such, there is a folder that you may see in the folder you've shared called TRANSCODE. Enter that folder and play the files from within there. You may see some files with prefix/suffix added saying FFMPEG or MENCODER - this denotes which filter will try to transcode the file for you to view on your TV. Simply play the file with the different prefix/suffix and see which one works for you.

    With this info, nothing will stop you from playing your videos on your SmartTV for yourself, family or friends to view your things on a larger screen.

    If you don't want this hassle (and you're the one doing the encoding from BD) then use any profile that's at H.264 - 1080p or lower.

    Also - I'd like to add information about the players I'm using now.

    MPC-HC - https://mpc-hc.org/
    VLC - http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html
    PotPlayer - https://potplayer.daum.net/

    Here are the reasons.

    MPC-HC
    Media Player Classic - Home Cinema has evolved from a simple player into something much more. It can play just about everything. It even plays RMVB now, which previously you needed programs called RealAlternative along with QuickTime Alternative in order to play those formats. And it supports hardware decoding. Good stuff. Persons who recall the days of H.264 when hardware decoding with your GPU saved single core CPUs from going to 100% will know how good this was. Anyways - let me not get too into kissing the backside of MPC-HC. I love it. Greatly. Has portable versions also - so no need to install.

    VLC
    I actually hate VLC. Not because it's a bad player, but because it has spoiled a lot of people. Then again - that's not entirely a bad thing. People would just be like "if your PC/laptop can't play it just install VLC" and it would just work. VLC has a large amount of decoders and filters built-in similar to MPC-HC. Portable versions are available. And it does one thing better than MPC-HC which is stream video from a seedbox.

    PotPlayer
    This is basically the updated version of KMPlayer. From what I recall it was sold and the developer started working on PotPlayer. Both are similar and KMPlayer may still be worth looking at - but I'm following the developer of the original app. You can find portable versions online, but not at the original site. You could also just extract the setup and then run the EXE for the version you downloaded - PotPlayer64.exe or PotPlayer.exe. Similar to VLC but has one thing over the others - will play broken files. Maybe not perfectly, but it will do so far better than the others.

    Hopefully that helps!
    Last edited by khat17; Feb 10, 2016 at 07:02 AM.
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