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I read your post in the other thread and gave it a go last night.
I don't think anybody has played with resize, I didn't really notice it before - for some reson it doesn't have a check box on the lhs of the fddshow screen. I also didn't realise that you could change the order of the filters!
I have a 2200+ athlon XP, but Blight is right, the resize is brutal!! I don't have enough CPU to use it. To check the sharpening in resize settings I ended up resizing from 720x576 to 720x576, but I couldn't see any real changes. Maybe it doesn't work with no actual size change...
I also found that resize does not change on the fly, you have to stop and start playback. This makes it difficult to make quick comparisons.
However playing around with the filter order is interesting, it does make a difference.
Also, you mention that temporal smooth is easy on the CPU - I have found the exact opposite (and other early fddshow threads found the same), I remember reading a post from Blight (I think, maybe Ogo), saying that temporal smooth is really for encoding, not for real time playback.
Then I started playing with the dscaler noise reduction filters - haven't really sorted them out yet, so may choices.
The problem with fddshow + dscaler is that there are 3 ways to sharpen, and about 2000 ways to remove noise, its a little complicated......
VMR9 also gives me a huge CPU hit as well, I wonder if the video card affects the amount of CPU required to use it? I have a cheap & crappy Geforce II MX400.
Might try the older fddshow too...
Just when I thought I had fddshow sorted - you went and threw a cat amongst the pigeons!
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