DSPlayer (DirectShow Player for XBMC) Frodo build available
(2015-03-21, 21:25)Warner306 Wrote: My eyes are trained to see minute differences in picture quality after many hours of watching. Anything madVR does creates 16-bit output (this includes RGB conversion, image scaling, debanding, etc.). madshi argues that most of this information can be preserved at 8-bits due to madVR's high-quality dithering. With a low-powered GPU, even the default scaling algorithms produce an image that is more colorful and contains more depth. madVR is also the only program that I know of that uses scaling algorithms such as Jinc and NNEDI3, which are known to be superior to many commercial image scalers. The link below compares madVR rendering to other scalers:

http://www.avsforum.com/forum/26-home-th...river.html

If your graphics card is capable, I would suggest using the profile below when scaling anything to 1080p. If scaling to 4K, image doubling with NNEDI3 becomes superior. Image doubling is great, but only useful when the scaling factor is 2x or greater.

Profile: "1080p"
  • Chroma: Jinc3 + AR
  • Image: Jinc3 + AR
  • Luma Doubling: Off
  • Artifact Removal - Debanding: Low/Medium
  • Dithering: Error Diffusion 2
Profile: "4K"
  • Chroma: Jinc3 + AR or NNEDI332
  • Image: Jinc3 + AR
  • Luma Doubling: 2x or greater - NNEDI3 32 to 128 neurons
  • Luma Quadrupling: 3x or greater - NNEDI3 32 to 128 neurons
  • Artifact Removal - Debanding: Low/Medium
  • Dithering: Error Diffusion 2

The newest Nvidia driver (347.52) has further improved madVR performance to the point that the picture, at least to me, is as good as it gets with these settings.

It is not all hype; there is science behind why madVR is the best at what it does. The problem with the program is that it pushes the limits of gaming graphics cards when doing things such as image doubling to 3840 x 2160 with NNEDI3. Not enough people own the hardware to use all of its features.

I used similar to your 1080p profile with debanding off. & sometimes enable Luma Doubling set to 2x or greater NNEDI3 - 32 if media is animation. For me the result is good , but still not as someone claimed far superior. Compared to my tweaked DSPlayer with ffdshow raw post processing, It might be a little more vibrant (subjective) but not to the point I'd use it in potplayer as main player. There are other Kodi feature which is a must for me such as subtitle downloading / adjust subtitle offset from remote etc. Which is hard to impossible to accomplished on other MadVR-supported player.

It's my preference though. Let's hope aracnoz can tackle these issues & we can have the best of both world.
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HELP!!! - by takiyon - 2014-12-28, 16:12
RE: DSPlayer (DirectShow Player for XBMC) Frodo build available - by oldpoem - 2015-03-22, 00:09


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