[MEncoder-users] ffdshow spp for Doom9 codec comparison

Corey Hickey bugfood-ml at fatooh.org
Tue Dec 6 22:26:12 CET 2005

Corey Hickey wrote:
> Hello Milan,
> I'm working on finding the best encoding and decoding settings for
> libavcodec MPEG-4 so I can send them to Doom9 for the 2005 codec comparison.
> According to my own tests, the best-looking decoding setting with
> mplayer is '-vf spp=2'. Doom9 will be using Media Player Classic,
> however, so I'm trying to find a way to use spp with ffdshow. I can
> enable "SPP deblocking" in the ffdshow configuration, but the default
> level is too much processing. I can't specify the quality parameter (2)
> like I can with mplayer.
> The "Processing strength" slider doesn't seem to have any effect. Is
> there an option in the ffdshow configuration that I'm missing? If not,
> could I request it?

Ok, it appears I spoke too soon here -- the slider actually is selecting
the processing strength. It was just hard for me to see the difference
because, for some reason, Media Player Classic doesn't run fast enough
on my laptop even with the slider set all the way to the minimum. I get
a halting slideshow either way, and I was expecting it to work once I
got SPP low enough. I'm going to have to find somebody with a fast
computer and see if I can find a workable setting.

Sorry about that,

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