Correct MPC-HC Blu-Ray settings
I would like to know what are the correct settings in MPC-HC to play Blu-Rays directly from disk or from HDD or as mkv-file on a LCD TV.
I assembled a HTPC and connected it via HDMI to my LG LCD TV 32LH3010 a full HD TV.
My graphic's adapter is an EVGA Nvidia Geforce 560 Ti with mini HDMI output and capable of transferring sound via HDMI cause it has a sound processor on board.
First systems refresh rate was at 60 Hz and i got periodic stutter in a Blu-Ray movie like avatar.
I can choose between following refresh rates in nvidia driver:
I changed the refresh rate to 23 Hz (MPC-HC measures in it's show stats EVR sync renderer option between 23,97 and 23,976 Hz) so that seems to be the compatible Blu-Ray refresh rate.
I tested the following renderers:
EVR custom pres
EVR sync (with setting "present at nearest vsync")
and i think with EVR (not the custom preset or sync) the movie played very fine saw no stutter yesterday in the movie.
In the fullscreen settings i use "autochange fullscreen monitor mode" with the "best choice" settings as
23.50-24.00Hz 1920x1080 32 bpp 23 Hz (as i can't choose 24 Hz in driver)
24.50-25.00Hz 1920x1080 32 bpp 50 Hz
29.50-30.00Hz 1920x1080 32 bpp 60 Hz
and for vista and above:
23.976 Hz (24p) 1920x1080 32 bpp 23 Hz
I think MPC choose automatically this setting if a Blu-Ray plays with 24p as i have Windows 7.
I also tested in output options "D3D fullscreen" (MPC says that setting avoids tearing) and the movie played also absolute smooth without stutter but unfortunately u have no menus in this mode.
So are these settings ok for a 24p Blu-Ray or are there better ones? And what can i do if i got a 24 Hz mastered Blu-Ray, read they are also out there but not so often as the 23.976 ones, as i can't choose 24 Hz in system driver settings?
THX a lot
Last edited by JackCarver; 25th May 2011 at 09:06.
That sounds correct, I am using similar setup; except that I must change refresh rate manually, because MPC-HC crashes if set to change it automatically. If I don't forget, I will try 24 Hz blu-ray on 23.97 setting, and opposite. I think it shouldn't be noticeable...
Thx for ur reply. I set the refresh rates now manually too cause i get also problems with the auto settings.
But it's ok for me. I use 720p and 50Hz for DVD playback and 1080p and 23Hz (it's 23,976Hz) for Blu-Ray and it works fine
3rd October 2012, 02:19