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    Aspect Ratio..

    OK, clearly Centrafuse is the front end for me. The looks, functionality, and setup is as easy as can be.
    One question though. I have quite a few videos on my PC (mostly old sci-fi and music videos) but no matter what aspect ratio they are, they all strectch to 800x600 when I click on them.

    Is there a way to make them show at the correct aspect ratio and just leave the top and bottom blank, like when widescreen movies show on TV?

    Thank you very much!

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    I will look into this... I noticed this and it has been reported... It's on my list of bugs to look into...

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    The Aspect ratio problem is codec related. If you use the power dvd 6.0 codec apect ratio is correct, but it crashes central fuse.

    If you use FFDshows mpg codec, aspect ratio is correct, but it eats cpu. If you use moonlight the video interlaces as hell and the aspect ratio is wrong.

    What I do want to know is what MPG codec are the one that works the best with central fuse ?

    Depending on how I configre FFDshows audio\video configurations, the aplication ither crashes or you get no spdif out after playing a video.

    However, a major bug is the DUAL HEAD feature. If Display 2 is configured for VIDEO and DVD lots of strage things happen, like the sound of the previous video runs, while the next video is displayed in Display 2 ect....

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    I personally use PowerDVD 6, always have... It works fine with my hardware setup...

    I will look into the dual display problems...


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    ffdshow eats cpu? not at all, it eats less cpu than the standard MS MPEG decoder.. try to disable fintering or post processing.. it works for me for ratio correction and other cool stuff
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    FFDShow also works perfect for me as well... I use it for all playback of divx/mpeg4 files... no CPU problems on my M10000...

    I use PowerDVD 6 with hardware acceleration enabled for mpeg2 and DVD...

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    OK, I am now using FFDShow for my codecs. Do I have to do something special to get it to show the right aspect? When I click on the preview box in Centrafuse it goes 100% fullscreen and stretches the video along with it.
    Other than that Centrafuse is the best FrontEnd I have seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veetid
    I personally use PowerDVD 6, always have... It works fine with my hardware setup...

    I will look into the dual display problems...


    david
    Well, it seems like CF dosent close any of the FFDshow after switching from say video to video. its like 40 instances running after qutting CF. on the dual screen note: things seem to work fine as long as you do ANALOG 5.1 output. But if you switch the output to SPDIF AC3 realtime encoding, it goes berserk if video is enabled on secondary display.

    FFDShow Audio Setup (Video Playback):



    Analog 5.1 Realtime Encoding (analog soundcard jacks output Video Playback):


    Dolby Digital 5.1 Realtime Encoding (Spdif Out):


    Alex Ac3 Filter Setup (5.1 output works for analog output only used on mp3 playback):
    Is there any way the programer will change this in next beta, let FFDSHOW handle Mp3 prosessing




    Centralfuse Dual Screen Setup Main Screen:


    Centralfuse Dual Screen Setup Audio Screen:


    Centralfuse Dual Screen Setup Video Screen:


    Centralfuse Dual Screen Setup DVD Screen:


    Sorry for modifying the CF logo, but I just had to check what it would look like.

    Quote Originally Posted by Frankino
    ffdshow eats cpu? not at all, it eats less cpu than the standard MS MPEG decoder.. try to disable fintering or post processing.. it works for me for ratio correction and other cool stuff
    it eats cpu. no doubt about it. I think its actually the AUDIO realtime encoding \ decoding \ re-sampling that acctualy is hard on the cpu. It might be the sad sad via sp 13000 card that sucks, expecialy the embedded graphics card. After using a standard p4 shuttle pc all problems where gone.

    PS: Can't wait to get this installed in the car with vga splitters: 2 main touch panels and 3 secodary touch panels

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    OK, I installed FFDshow and my video is still getting stretched out. It is not showing the black bars on top and bottom like a widescreen movie should show. It looks right when I burn it to dvd for my tv and it looks right on my main computer, but not the car pc. Any ideas? Please help!

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    check resize&aspect in the configuration page, select "keep original aspect ratio" and see if it works
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