Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


552 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 53

Lifetime subscriber

Topic # 27017 10-Oct-2008 13:17
Send private message

Hi,
Have run AverTV on DVB-T and runs mostly 100% CPU usage on TV3.
Have set up GBPVR with H.264 decoder selected. Used Cybermedia PowerDVD.CPU usage still mostly 100% also on TV3.
I would have expected to see some drop in CPU usage with the H.264 decoder.
Is there any other simple test to check/compare with and without H.264 decoder working to see the relative performance?
SystemAMD Athlon 64 3500WinXP Pro SP2Avermedia Speedy Hybrid DVB-TAsus EN8600GT/2DHT/256M with latest Asus drivers.(latest Nvida and Microsoft drivers were no good)Latest Monogram AAC decoder.
TIA.
Cheeers
Gordy




Gordy

Create new topic
136 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 170411 10-Oct-2008 13:36
Send private message

Make sure its enabled in both programs (codec) AND im not sure your cpu is cut out, most ppl recomment a dual core. for HD

26780 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6250

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 170412 10-Oct-2008 13:37
Send private message

Is this PowerDVD8 or PowerDVD7?

8 seems to suffer from issus on some installs where it won't use h/w acceleration in 3rd party applications even if the DXVA box is ticked. There is a thread on the gbpvr forums that details some registry hacks to enable this.

I personally think Arcsoft TotalMedia theatre is a far superior H.264 codec.


4025 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1076

Trusted

  Reply # 170414 10-Oct-2008 14:01
Send private message

I've had nothing but freezing, lag and stuttering with arcsoft's codec. Card is 8500GT.

26780 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6250

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 170417 10-Oct-2008 14:29
Send private message

eXDee: I've had nothing but freezing, lag and stuttering with arcsoft's codec. Card is 8500GT.


It appears to have some serious issues with Media Portal. Works great with GB-PVR.

It is actually the only 3rd party video codec I have installed on my new Vista install as it does MKV, divx/xvid and H.264 so there is no need to instal FFDshow.

722 posts

Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 170463 10-Oct-2008 17:43
Send private message

sbiddle:
eXDee: I've had nothing but freezing, lag and stuttering with arcsoft's codec. Card is 8500GT.


It appears to have some serious issues with Media Portal. Works great with GB-PVR.

It is actually the only 3rd party video codec I have installed on my new Vista install as it does MKV, divx/xvid and H.264 so there is no need to instal FFDshow.
So I can assume you're not into upscaling DVDs, etc.




Silverstone LC14 HTPC Case/Intel E4600 CPU/GA-EP35-DS3 MOBO/Asus EN9500GT graphics/2GB RAM/total 2TB HDD space/HVR-2200 & 2X 150MCE tuner cards/LG GGC-H20L BD Drive/MCE2005/Mediaportal/TVServer 1.1.0Final/LG 55"3D LED-TV/Denon AVR-1803 receiver/X1 projector

69 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 2


  Reply # 170477 10-Oct-2008 18:45
Send private message

1gkar:
sbiddle:
eXDee: I've had nothing but freezing, lag and stuttering with arcsoft's codec. Card is 8500GT.


It appears to have some serious issues with Media Portal. Works great with GB-PVR.

It is actually the only 3rd party video codec I have installed on my new Vista install as it does MKV, divx/xvid and H.264 so there is no need to instal FFDshow.
So I can assume you're not into upscaling DVDs, etc.


I have it working perfectly in MediaPortal with a 8500GT. Just a default installation with no further configuration required.

2584 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 170480 10-Oct-2008 19:01
Send private message

1gkar: So I can assume you're not into upscaling DVDs, etc.


?? want to explain a bit further?







Media centre PC - Case Silverstone LC16M with 2 X 80mm AcoustiFan DustPROOF, MOBO Gigabyte MA785GT-UD3H, CPU AMD X2 240 under volted, RAM 4 Gig DDR3 1033, HDD 120Gig System/512Gig data, Tuners 2 X Hauppauge HVR-3000, 1 X HVR-2200, Video Palit GT 220, Sound Realtek 886A HD (onboard), Optical LiteOn DH-401S Blue-ray using TotalMedia Theatre Power Corsair VX Series, 450W ATX PSU OS Windows 7 x64

26780 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6250

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 170504 10-Oct-2008 20:35
Send private message

Nety:
1gkar: So I can assume you're not into upscaling DVDs, etc.


?? want to explain a bit further?


No I'm not.

If you are using FFDShow you can fiddle with a lot of settings to effectively upscale the content in the same way a DVD player or TV can upscale content.

183 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 170561 11-Oct-2008 09:16
Send private message

Gordy7: Hi,
Have run AverTV on DVB-T and runs mostly 100% CPU usage on TV3.
Have set up GBPVR with H.264 decoder selected. Used Cybermedia PowerDVD.CPU usage still mostly 100% also on TV3.
I would have expected to see some drop in CPU usage with the H.264 decoder.
Is there any other simple test to check/compare with and without H.264 decoder working to see the relative performance?
SystemAMD Athlon 64 3500WinXP Pro SP2Avermedia Speedy Hybrid DVB-TAsus EN8600GT/2DHT/256M with latest Asus drivers.(latest Nvida and Microsoft drivers were no good)Latest Monogram AAC decoder.
TIA.
Cheeers
Gordy

Try recording the tv3 stream then playing it back in powerdvd with hardware acceleration enabled. If cpu usage doesnt go down then you wont be able to get h/w accel working in 3rd party apps.

2584 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 170567 11-Oct-2008 09:58
Send private message

sbiddle:
Nety:
1gkar: So I can assume you're not into upscaling DVDs, etc.


?? want to explain a bit further?


No I'm not.

If you are using FFDShow you can fiddle with a lot of settings to effectively upscale the content in the same way a DVD player or TV can upscale content.


I agree.. I think "creating" detail that was not there in the first place looks worse then playing the DVD as it was encoded. Luckily the TV I have does a very good job with SD material.







Media centre PC - Case Silverstone LC16M with 2 X 80mm AcoustiFan DustPROOF, MOBO Gigabyte MA785GT-UD3H, CPU AMD X2 240 under volted, RAM 4 Gig DDR3 1033, HDD 120Gig System/512Gig data, Tuners 2 X Hauppauge HVR-3000, 1 X HVR-2200, Video Palit GT 220, Sound Realtek 886A HD (onboard), Optical LiteOn DH-401S Blue-ray using TotalMedia Theatre Power Corsair VX Series, 450W ATX PSU OS Windows 7 x64

Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Intel introduces new NUC kits and NUC mini PCs
Posted 16-Aug-2018 11:03


The Warehouse leaps into the AI future with Google
Posted 15-Aug-2018 17:56


Targus set sights on enterprise and consumer growth in New Zealand
Posted 13-Aug-2018 13:47


Huawei to distribute nova 3i in New Zealand
Posted 9-Aug-2018 16:23


Home robot Vector to be available in New Zealand stores
Posted 9-Aug-2018 14:47


Panasonic announces new 2018 OLED TV line up
Posted 7-Aug-2018 16:38


Kordia completes first live 4K TV broadcast
Posted 1-Aug-2018 13:00


Schools get safer and smarter internet with Managed Network Upgrade
Posted 30-Jul-2018 20:01


DNC wants a safer .nz in the coming year
Posted 26-Jul-2018 16:08


Auldhouse becomes an AWS Authorised Training Delivery Partner in New Zealand
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:55


Rakuten Kobo launches Kobo Clara HD entry level reader
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:44


Kiwi team reaches semi-finals at the Microsoft Imagine Cup
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:38


KidsCan App to Help Kiwi Children in Need
Posted 26-Jul-2018 15:32


FUJIFILM announces new high-performance lenses
Posted 24-Jul-2018 14:57


New FUJIFILM XF10 introduces square mode for Instagram sharing
Posted 24-Jul-2018 14:44



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.