This tab contains configuration options related to the playback of your audio and visual content.

Renderers

These options allow you to pick a renderer (software mechanism or physical device) to use for video and audio. If the default option works for you, itís best to leave as is. If you get error messages or do not see video or hear audio, work your way down the list, or try changing the decoders.

Video Renderer

These options allow you to set the rendering systems used by NextPVR to play video. If the default option works for you, itís best to leave as is. If you get error messages or do not see video or hear audio, work your way down the list, or try changing the decoders.

Supported renderers are:

EVR, a newer video renderer introduced in Windows Vista, with slightly better colour and support for the next version of hardware acceleration (DXVA2) for H.264 etc. It was also made available on Windows XP with .NET 3.5+, but lacks the hardware acceleration features on XP.

VMR9 stands for Video Mixing Renderer uses Direct3D 9.x to control the display hardware (graphics card). If you're running Windows XP this may be a better choice than VMFR9 for some systems.

VMR7 is an older version of VMR9.

Overlay

The precursor to the newer DirectShow video renderers, Overlay uses less system resources, and allows for slightly under powered machines to still run a stable video playback. With Overlay you may speed things up, but you may lose the ability to change the Aspect Ratio during video playback and transparency effects used on the OSD.

Audio Renderer

Set the audio renderer (device) to use from the list. It is recommended to leave this as 'Default', which means it will use whatever the Windows' default audio renderer is.

Decoders

These options allow you to set the decoder (codec) used by NextPVR to play audio visual content.

MPEG2 Video

Set the decoder to use for MPEG2 Video playback.

H.264 Video

Set the decoder to use for H.264 Video playback.

MPEG1 Audio

Set the decoder to use for MPEG1 Audioplayback.

AC3 Audio

Set the decoder to use for AC3 Audio playback.

E-AC3 Audio

Set the decoder to use for E-AC3 Audio playback.

ACC Audio

Set the decoder to use for ACC Audio playback.

HE-ACC Audio

Set the decoder to use for HE-ACC Audio playback.

Only use mapped audio decoders during .ts playback

Enabling this option may help stop stuttering audio caused by multiple audio decoders/renderers when playing recordings.

Page last modified on November 29, 2013, at 01:36 PM