Originally Posted by brucethemoose
Have ya'll tried MPV yet? .
Never heard of it, gonna give it a try thanks
ps : gui is indeed terrible, from what i saw settings have to be put into a file so no way to dynamically change them while watching the movie?
4k hevc video decoding seems like magic with this one, both potplayer and mpc are full loading my cpu while on mpv everything seems to be done on the gpu by default, so mpv for 4k movies and mpc for upscaling on 1080p and 720p content would be the way to go for me, at least until i can figure out why mpc is taking so much of my cpu.
Originally Posted by WetMacula
Years ago most features were free but the last year or two he's shifted more features to the paid version. Recently he started charging for the 4K skins, which really pissed me off. I just loaded an older copy of the skin. PM with an address and I can send the file. Max is worth paying for. MPHC doesn't scale right with high DPI settings. I think ZP is the best video player that supports madVR. It has a million options and a sophisticated codec system. I don't use the media browser crap. For an HTPC, I find the fastest way is to load files straight from Windows with a wireless mouse on my couch. I mapped the RivaTuner and madVR OSD toggles to my wireless mouse buttons, to check performance quickly.
In the Nvidia control panel I run RGB and full dynamic range. I also set madVR to 0-255 range. Limited make blacks look dark gray. On the TV, you need to configure your HDMI port for HDMI ULTRA HD deep color. I checked text quality between RGB vs YCbCr 4:4:4 and it looks similar. Since I don't fully understand this specific setting, I asked the question here and on AVS forums but nobody provided an answer.
To adjust brightness on the TV, I use a pure black desktop background or pause some dark scenes in movies, then adjust it until black starts to look dark grey then back it off a couple ticks. This has to be done for each input. I posted my settings in the imgur link a few posts back. Biggest impact on PQ is black level. Looks terrible on low or auto, so I force it to high. I find the colors in ISF look better than game mode.
As a software developper, i tend to avoid to pay for software when i can (nasty habit i know) especially for windows softwares
Did some research on that, seems ycbcr limited is equivalent to rgb full, nobody said the contrary as far as i know.
This was indeed a really good advice
blacks are awesome now, still have some issues though, movie quality and colours and top notch but the whites on subtitles are still hurting, they are so bright it is distracting the eye from the movie, played a bit with contrast and other settings but cannot find something really satisfying.
Too bad they didn't put a quick settings button on this one, would've buy it right awayEdited by zipeldiablo - 8/14/16 at 5:46am