This section is optional but it is highly recommended. Indeed it's madVR that will take care of displaying the video and it's it who provides the best quality. Be careful though that your graphics card is powerful enough.
Unpack the archive of madVR into a folder. Double click the file "Install.bat". As the message says do not move or delete the madVR directory.
To start I suggest you not to modify anything, to play a video in FULL SCREEN ( having put your TV at the same frequency as the video or sync the video with the TV frequency with the help of reclock) to see if the video is smooth and if there is no dropped frame. To do this hit, during the reading, "Ctrl+J" to bring up madVR statistics. See "dropped frames". There may be some one due to the launch of the video so I suggest you do "Ctrl+R" to reset the counter. I advise you to test many types of videos (SD & HD) and if dropped frames accumulate (and your processor is not overloaded) it is probably because your graphic card is too weak to use madVR resizing algorithm.
A simple way to see if your graphics card is overloaded is to download GPU-Z, open it while playing a video in FULL SCREEN, to go into "Sensors" tab and watch "GPU Load" if you are above 80% you're too high, you will have to modify the madVR resizing algorithm for one less greedy.
If your card has resources you may test an algorithm more greedy. But attention if your graphic card is really too low (eg HD3450) don't use madVR or with an light algorithm (eg. bilinear) at the cost of a slight loss of quality.
To configure madVR launch a video, right click on it, go to "Filters" then click on "madVR". In the window that appears click "Edit Settings". This will appear the madVR settings window.
Part "devices" corresponds to your diffuser. Double click "devices" to open it and click on your display. Select type, "Digital Monitor/TV" for an LCD for example. Now double click on your diffuser.
"identification" gives you some information about your diffuser.
In "properties" you must choose "PC levels (0-255)" If your display allows it otherwise "TV levels (16-235)". Below in "the native display bitdepth is:" select the "bitdepth" your diffuser, if you do not know it find it on internet.
- If your display is not calibrated choose : "disable calibration controls for this display" .
- If your screen is calibrated choose : "this display is already calibrated". In "the display is calibrated to the following primaries / gamut" choose the value that you have calibrated your display. Ditto for "the display is calibrated to the following transfer function / gamma".
- You can also calibrate your screen with these two options : "calibrate this display by using yCMS" and "calibrate this display by using an external 3DLUT file".
- Check also "disable GPU gamma ramp".
"Display Modes" allows you to change the frequency of your screen when you open a video. If you use autofrequency not use this function and vice versa.
To use this feature you have to check "Switch to matching display mode... When playback starts". You must write in "List all display modes madVR may switch to" all modes for which madVR change the frequency. You must enter only the values at native resolution of the screen. Eg for a 1080p HD TV it only takes values in 1080p with the frequencies that your monitor supports (eg: 1080p23, 1080p24, 1080p50, 1080p60). madvr will switch to 1080p and adjust the frequency of your screen whatever the resolution of the video. Note that 23.976hz is written 23 (eg 1080p23).
If you use reclock and you convert the 25Hz to 24Hz you have to check "treat 25p movies as 24p (requires Reclock)". If you want madVR restore the original frequency at the end select "Restore original display mode... when media player is closed".
Color & gamma
"enable gamma processing" allows you to apply a "gamma" by changing the values in "desired display gamma / transfer function". Warning: It may be that there have a conversion problem 16-235 -> 0-255 with madVR. To check this follow this procedure.
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- 1. Intro
- 2. Selecting Softwares
- 3. Media Player Classic Home Cinema - 1
- 4. Media Player Classic Home Cinema - 2
- 5. Media Player Classic Home Cinema - 3
- 6. Media Player Classic Home Cinema - 4
- 7. ffdshow Video - 1
- 8. ffdshow Video - 2
- 9. ffdshow Video - 3
- 10. ffdshow Video - 4
- 11. madVR - 1
- 12. madVR - 2
- 13. ffdshow Audio - 1
- 14. ffdshow Audio - 2
- 15. Reclock
- 16. AutoFrequency
- 17. Tips
- 18. Before / After
- 19. Conclusion