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    Hi all,

    When I play .mov files with MPC-HC, it's not played by FFDShow. When I rename the .mov to .mkv for example, it's playing fine by FFDShow.
    How should I play .mov files (without renaming) with FFDShow?

    Thanks in advance
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  2. Try options => internal filters => source filters => checkmark mp4/mov

    Exit & restart the player for changes to take place
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    Thanks for the quick reply.
    I already tried that, but without success.
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  4. Not sure, as it works for me, but you can try intalling QT Alternative

    Do you mean it's not playing at all? or just not with ffdshow to decode?
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    I'ts playing, but not via FFDShow.

    That's just the problem. I have QTLite installed, but when playing the .mov file in MPC-HC in fullscreen, the video is pixelated. If I rename to .mkv and play in fullscreen, the video is not pixelated anymore but smooth. So I wanted to playback via FFDShow in order to get smooth video.
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  6. What format is the .mov? use mediainfo for specfics on the video & audio

    How do you have the internal decoders of mpc-hc configured? e.g. dxva for h.264 ? or ffmpeg for h.264? ffmpeg uses the same library as ffdshow so you should get the same performance. Change the threads to 2 in the configuration since you have dual-core
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    Here the info from MediaInfo:

    Code:
    General
    Complete name                    : E:\01.How Sharpening Works\01_03_gradualtransitions.mov
    Format                           : MPEG-4
    Format profile                   : QuickTime
    Codec ID                         : qt  
    File size                        : 8.35 MiB
    Duration                         : 3mn 21s
    Overall bit rate                 : 348 Kbps
    Encoded date                     : UTC 2008-02-14 21:12:30
    Tagged date                      : UTC 2008-02-14 21:12:31
    Writing library                  : Apple QuickTime
    
    Video
    ID                               : 1
    Format                           : AVC
    Format/Info                      : Advanced Video Codec
    Format profile                   : Main@L3.1
    Format settings, CABAC           : No
    Format settings, ReFrames        : 2 frames
    Codec ID                         : avc1
    Codec ID/Info                    : Advanced Video Coding
    Duration                         : 3mn 21s
    Bit rate mode                    : Variable
    Bit rate                         : 263 Kbps
    Width                            : 880 pixels
    Height                           : 660 pixels
    Display aspect ratio             : 4:3
    Frame rate mode                  : Constant
    Frame rate                       : 15.000 fps
    Resolution                       : 24 bits
    Colorimetry                      : 4:2:0
    Scan type                        : Progressive
    Bits/(Pixel*Frame)               : 0.030
    Stream size                      : 6.30 MiB (75%)
    Encoded date                     : UTC 2008-02-14 19:16:34
    Tagged date                      : UTC 2008-02-14 21:12:31
    colour_primaries                 : BT.709-5, BT.1361, IEC 61966-2-4, SMPTE RP177
    transfer_characteristics         : BT.709-5, BT.1361
    matrix_coefficients              : BT.709-5, BT.1361, IEC 61966-2-4 709, SMPTE RP177
    
    Audio
    ID                               : 2
    Format                           : AAC
    Format/Info                      : Advanced Audio Codec
    Format version                   : Version 4
    Format profile                   : LC
    Format settings, SBR             : No
    Codec ID                         : 40
    Duration                         : 3mn 21s
    Bit rate mode                    : Constant
    Bit rate                         : 81.7 Kbps
    Nominal bit rate                 : 80.0 Kbps
    Channel(s)                       : 2 channels
    Channel positions                : L R
    Sampling rate                    : 44.1 KHz
    Resolution                       : 16 bits
    Stream size                      : 1.96 MiB (23%)
    Encoded date                     : UTC 2008-02-14 19:16:35
    Tagged date                      : UTC 2008-02-14 21:12:31
    In the Internal Filters options in MPC-HC, everything in the 'Transform filters' part of the window is unchecked.

    Number of decoding threads in FFDShow is set to 2.
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  8. I mean source filter => check mp4/mov

    transform filter => h264/aac (ffmpeg) => check and double click , decoding thread number = 2

    exit & restart player

    Does it still play poorly?

    If you uncheckmark everything, it should default to the next highest merit (priority) system decoder and splitter. You can render the file in graphstudio or graphedit to see what filter that is. You can change the merit of filters with graphstudio or radlight filter manager. But one reason why people choose MPCHC is because of it's internal filters
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    I checked MP4/MOV in the 'Source Filters' and checked the H264/AVC (FFmpeg) in 'Transform Filters' and 'decoding thread number' was already set to 2.
    This is the graph I get in GraphStudio:

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  10. OK you are on Win7, i missed that. I don't use Win7, but there are some tools and registry tweaks

    http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=146910
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    With the tool from doom9.org, I set the default H.264/AVC decoder to FFDShow, but still no luck.
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  12. There is a registry change on one of the pages in that thread, did you try it? Maybe you could as for more help there
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    Yeah, I tried. But still no luck .
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