h.264 - blocks
I've decided to start downloading some of the new h.264 instead of the old XDiV.
Since I already downloaded MKV before I knew more or less what I needed installed. And since I don't like Bundle of things (CCCP comes to mind)
Codecs that are installed on my machine:
FFDShow - revision 1120 APR 23 2007
(Strange enough seems I didn't install madroska pack.. but still shows I have the splitter, maybe it came with one of thoses.)
The player I'm using is MPC 188.8.131.52
The files play, I hear sound everything seems normal..
BUT I see some artifacts! Its not horrible bad, but still is something that I didn't get with normal xdiv.
I've did some research and that h.264 do this deblocking on the post process.
So I went to FFDSHow configuration and enabled it. Using the following configuration:
- Preset: MAX
- Automatic Quality control
- Processing Strenght: 150%
- Acurate deblocking
- Nic's First
- x threshold: 20
- y threshold: 40
It got better but on some scenes (Specially on Hayate no Gokutu OP, there is some very, fogy animated scene.... create alot artifacts)
I can't seem to fix that. Anything I can do better? I can live with it.. its just I wanted to get a better image quality..
BTW: I'm running on
Processor Intel Pentium 4 2993 MHz
Physical / Logical CPUs 1 / 2
MultiCore 1 Processor Core
HyperThreading 2 HTT Processors per Core
Graphics Card ATI RADEON X600
Graphics Driver RADEON X600 Series
Co-operative adapters No
DirectX Version 9.0c
System Memory 512 MB
They said that 512 isn't good enough to run post processing, but it doesn't seem to be affecting the video, nor I get slow downs.. (well unless I try to open IE mid episode^^)
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