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#1
So I thought I'd share my settings for video playback in CCC. These settings I use seem to give me the best picture, but I'm also just wondering what some of you use, if you even use it at all?

Anyways, if you haven't set these settings, give it a try as it really improves image quality. Your settings may vary based on preference and monitor. I'd like to see what you all use to perhaps get an even better picture out of my setup so post em' up!



 

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I've actually never messed with any of it, gonna start with your settings as a base-line and see how it goes.

Though one thing I noticed, The last screenshot with advanced quality, below that section you have Windows Media Settings with WMV Acceleration...I am missing that for some reason. Though I do have Video Playback with the box checked to "Enforce Smooth Video Playback". I'm running Cat 10.6's atm. I checked Windows Media Player and DX accell for WMV is enabled. Probably nothing big, just something I caught going through the settings. I'll report back after a couple of movies.

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Ironic, I don't have 90% of these settings/the option to use them on my HTPC card... :(
 
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this is what i use ;)

1. Reset settings then
2. Turn off dynamic contrast,
3. Change auto deinterflace to vector adaptive,
4. Turn off edge detect
5. Set denoise to 25 (not needed for HD)
6. Set mosquito noise reduction to 25,
7. Set dynamic range to 0-255
 
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I have found anything above 16 on denoise causes blurring and blocking on gradients.


I hate dynamic contrast, what a fing joke. maybe back when shit was really crappy it worked good, but with newer monitors it looks like crap.
 

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and don't forget to check if your player actually uses those settings. enable demo mode split screen, if you dont get the split screen display you are not outputting it in a way so that the gpu can process it
 
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I have found anything above 16 on denoise causes blurring and blocking on gradients.


I hate dynamic contrast, what a fing joke. maybe back when shit was really crappy it worked good, but with newer monitors it looks like crap.
nice to know gonna try 16 now :p
and don't forget to check if your player actually uses those settings. enable demo mode split screen, if you dont get the split screen display you are not outputting it in a way so that the gpu can process it
software decoders are a bunch of heartless bitchs :p
 
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any idea why i'm missing half the settings here?

 
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:wtf: have you tried uninstall then run driver sweeper from guru3d, and reinstall standard driver?

what os?
this usably happends on low end hardware like 5400/4200 series
oh duh, my bad. i'm on cat 10.5 - i updated the OTHER pc.
 
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Thanx for these handy settings, Ima give it a shot:toast:
 
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Thanks Erocker, that gives some nice improvement :
(Video enhancement to the right)

 
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Just watched some Terminator on Blu-ray:rockout: so far it looks slightly better, cheers bru:toast:
 
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So wait ...:confused: is this for 10.6 or from the 10.4a drivers?
 

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I don't have a lot of these settings, and the ones I can't use half of them until I turn off force smooth video playback and I get the colour options, I must say the colours are a lot better and not as dull.
 

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I don't have a lot of these settings, and the ones I can't use half of them until I turn off force smooth video playback and I get the colour options, I must say the colours are a lot better and not as dull.
you wont get many since you're on a lower end GPU.
 

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Looks great. Though i don't have the Windows Media Video Acceleration option. :/

 

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its a hidden option thats usually on by default. either Erocker made it visible with a third party tool or regedit, or its just visible in the 10.4a drivers for some reason.
Another weird thing is that, the ATi settings don't have any impact on WMP. Only when i play videos in VLC, MPC-HC do i get the nice colors. :confused: It's as if i'm playing the video with default settings in WMP.