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Old 3rd January 2010, 11:48   #1  |  Link
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Hardware acceleration in MPC with subtitles


I used to play videos mostly using VLC because it has lots of options, but for some reason it does not use hardware overlay on my machine even though the option is enabled (Core Duo notebook, nVidia 7400 Go GPU, Windows XP SP3). This was stopping me from playing high-res videos (CPU couldn't handle the load), so I switched to Media Player Classic.

Now MPC does use hardware overlay and after installing CoreAVC codec it decodes high-res x264 videos without problem, but I can't enable subtitles. To enable subtitles, whether embedded in container or .srt, I need to change the renderer and hardware overlay stops, causing jerky videos at high-res.

How can I have both smooth playback and subtitles? Will going over to Home Cinema help? Also, should I switch to The KMPlayer instead of VLC?


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