I'm using Windows 7 pro 64bit and was glad that I could still find new hardware which was compatible with it.
Motherboard: Asus TUF Sabertooth X99 Intel X99 So.2011-3
CPU: Intel Core i7 6800K 6x 3.40GHz
Memory: 32GB DDR4-2400 DIMM
Power supply: 1050 Watt Enermax Platimax
Sound: ESI Juli@XTe
GPU: Asus GeForce GT 710
However I'm having a big problem. My main pupose using the PC as a powerfull media station doesn't seem to work.
I'm using an Acer P6200 DLP projector which has a maximum output resolution of 1024x768 (which I also configured in the Windows resolution output properties). So better than SD but not as good as HD. The aspect ratio is 4:3 tho so using a 1080x1920 on my 4:3 screen wouldn't make sense anyways.
A smooth playback for my videofiles doesn't seem to be possible.
Neither for my HD (HDTV recordings and commercial Blu-rays) nor DVD (regular commercial DVD9) files (lossless backup on harddrives, no rom drives involved).
There is always a stuttering from time to time or a slower playback for a few seconds.
It doesn't matter if I use MPC-HC, MPC-BE with/without madVR as a renderer, VLC, pot player
(not even this guide could fix the problem: https://anime.my/tutorials/madvr)
I tried different Directshow or "NVIDIA CUVID", "DXVA2 (copy-back) or "DXVA2 native" as a hardware accelerator, use old GPU drivers or the latest drivers, use the VGA, DVI- or HDMI port, use different resolutions, refresh rates etc. etc.
Other than the standard 60 Hz I also tried 50Hz and 59 Hz as a refresh rate in the Nvidia control planel configuration but that didn't help either. My projector is meant to be for 60 Hz I doubt that it is a good idea to torture it with 24 Hz or weird stuff like that I doubt that it will solve the problem.
The symptom is always the same. It's stuttering every few minutes expecially in fast motions.
I first thought that it is the fault of my Asus GeForce GTX 1050 Ti which I ran with the HDMI port. so I used my right to exchange it and got my money back. I then purchased a ASUS GeForce GT 710 which still had a proper VGA port which was ideal back in the day for every projector I used but sadly I'm having the same stutter problems as before.
I ran MPC-HC with madVR and VLC Player on much slower and older PC's from 2007-2012 without any special configuration and never had any problems.
And now with my latest power PC it just doesn't work.
To make shure that this isn't a file problem I also tested the same files on an old Fujitsu EsPRiMO P7935 office PC (Core 2 Duo-Prozessor E8500 (2 Cores / 2
threads, 3.16 GHz, 6 MB, 1333 MHz with onboard graphic chip intel q45/q43 express chipset) with W7 32 bit.
All files are playing fine without stuttering even if I don't use madVR at all.
So the summary would be that a 10 year old office PC worth 20 bucks works better than my latest PC worth 1500 bucks. This is just ridiculous....
It doesn't make sense to me. What should I do?
My last thought is saying goodbye to Nvidia and exchanging the GT 710 for 2014 ATI Radeon but if that doesn't solve the problem I'm done. You guys are my last chance.
Thanks in advance for your help.
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To me sounds like your directshow filters are broken or all mess up, it's failing to do basic hardware video decoding and it's look like you are stuck with software rendering only. I saw something similar like this when people install "codec packs" with crazy old codecs that does a big mess.
Also, a bad quality HDMI cable can cause this, test it over with a short cable and a monitor.
MPC-HC and switched to MPC-BE.
How would I be able to fix a broken Directshow filter ?
Also could DirectX be a problem too ? It doesn't show any errors but maybe it's a good idea to reinstall it ? I don't know how to to that tho and the google search led to nothing
thanks in advance for your ongoing help
I'm testing the ASUS R5230-SL-2GD3-L GPU for almost 14 days now and heres my report. During the first 5 days of testing I didn't notice any problems but then the stuttering started again.
First it started after 3 hours, the next day after 2 hours and yesterday it started after an hour of playback........ I also rebooted the system when the stuttering was too bad but sadly that didn't help either..
It runs fine but only when you start the video from the beginning and then only for a certain amount of time.
I'm so sick and tired of this crap. I paid almost 2000 Euros for hardware which isn't able to give me a smooth video playback?
I also tested another projector with a different cable and had the same problems. So this can't be the cause. And as I mentioned. An old office PC from 2007 with onboard gpu has absolutley no problems with playing theese files.
I don't know what to do except switching to Windows 10 which would suck because Windows 10 doesn't like my Soundcard. That soundcard is from 2017 and cost me 300 bucks. The producer ESI stopped continuing Soundcards completley and no longer provides driver suppport since 2018. I wrote with the staff of ESI. The reason is Windows 10. They can't fix the problems which W10 causes with it's menatlly ill updates so they quit.
I tried W10 and hate it despite the soundcard issues for a number of other reasons.
An alternative would be to install a second operation System suchs as Linux Mint and run it in a virtual PC. I don't know if that will work. If it is as slow as the remote connection it probebly isn't a good idea for video playback...
I highly doubt that my video files are the problem here since it doesn't matter if you play mpeg2, mpeg4, commercial dvd's, blu-rays or 60i and 50i HDTV recordings. It all leads to the same problems.
The videos stutter even more on the regular Computer Monitor than it does on the projector........
Again, if this is not related with software it might be hardware, like your HDMI cable.
HDMI cables are not like video cables, they have to be able to transport around 10.2Gbps (HDMI 1.4) of data and around 18 Gbps with HDMI 2.0, you don't need to buy any expensive cable, all you have to do is to buy the right one. Unless your friend has a very expensive oscilloscope to do a eye pattern test to analise the data that is coming out of that cable of yours, otherwise taking your cable over to someone else home to test it is pointless.
To fix your issue you need to learn to follow basic instructions like this one:
Again, HDMI cable is not an AV cable, if you are suffering from external interference or a bad cable, it might work for a while but a small change in temperature is enough to make you signal drop.
Thats it, now it's up to you.
This might help, for MPC-HC: Click View main menu, then down to Renderer Settings, then down to Reset, then try both Default and Optimal, and check which one is better. Then slowly-repick your previous personalized settings to find out which among them is the culprit. Dont' use MadVR just yet, as from my own experience, it is slower than EVR (custom presenter).
MPC-BE should be somewhat similar.
For KMPlayer, I use "portable" so I should back up the approrpiate INI as this would reset most settings. Right-click on player, then Video (Advanced), then Preset: Speed (1GHz). Might as well try the other two presets. Then again, slowly re-pick your previous personalized settings.
PotPlayer may have similar way to KMPlayer.
Last edited by Wakaku; 12th Jan 2019 at 04:30.
@ amaipaipai I made the short cable to monitor test and it doesn't make any difference. It doesn't matter if it's just a short DV-I to Monitor connection or a HDMI to Projector or a VGA to Projector connection. Also as mentioned my old Fujitsu EsPRiMO P7935 office PC works fine. So this isn't a cable problem.
@Wakaku thanks for your suggestion with the Renderer Settings I'm trying those at the moment and will let you know in a few days if it helped. Is there a way to start the MPC-HC always with the "optimal" renderer setting without changing my desktop theme ? It looks a bit like everytime I shut down the MPC-HC the renderer is reseted to default. And when I set it to "optimal" it always changes the aero thme to basic so I have to disable that everytime I chose "optimal". Changing the desktop theme from Aero to basic or classic in W7 doesn't make sense because W7 needs aero to prevent screen tearing.