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    Hi,
    I'm having some problems with RR and VLC. The videos are playing fine outside RR with VLC player, but for some videos played on RideRunner the sound is not clean. It's a lot higher than the video played outside RR, but not clear at all.

    I'm using the last version of RR (February'10), VLC 1.05. I have an epia nano itx NX 1500 with an external sound card Audigy 2 NX. I'm using the AUX ingression of my unit

    I prefer use VLC instead of Mplayer Classic which is crashing often, and it uses a lot of CPU in confront of VLC player.

    Can anyone please help me?
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  • #2
    RR uses the VLC component to play videos -- generally, whatever you setup in VLC outside RR is what will work inside RR. There's another VLC plugin you may want to try, but in RR we set the VLC plugin to play at 100% of the volume, if 100% volume is too high for your audio settings outside RR, then it will be too high inside RR as well. I would recommend trying to adjust the audio settings in VLC so that 100% volume plays fine outside RR then it will also play fine inside RR. If this can't be done, we may have to add a setting for the default volume to use inside RR when using VLC for video.
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    • #3
      Thanks Guino for answering to my question.

      I also set the volume to 100% outside RR but it's lower than the volume played inside RR. The volume is not a problem for me, the real problem is that the audio for some videos played indside RR are not clear, and the same videos played outside RR are clear.

      I also give a try to the other VLC plugin availble for RR.
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      • #4
        we're working on a default volume setting for the VLC video player for next release.
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        • #5
          Thanks again guino, but maybe I did not explain well my problem, the louder volume is not a problem, the real problem is the audio quality.

          Playing a video inside RR with VLC has a lower audio quality than playing the same video outside RR with VLC.
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          • #6
            This "lower quality" is likely just "distortion" of the audio caused from the higher volume. If the default volume setting doesn't fix it, I'm afraid you'll have to figure out what settings could be causing it on VLC itself (as the VLC control doesn't provide much of any audio control settings).
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            • #7
              I could set up the lower volume on VLC and also lowered inside RR, but the audio quality inside RR it really sucks. I cannot use it in this way.

              I also uninstalled and installed the last version of RR but without positive results.

              What else could I do?
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              • #8
                you do relize, that RR does ZERO audio processing
                and i mean ZERO

                thats why it depends on other players, shuch as winamp, windows media play, vlc, media player classic... and on and on...

                something elses it at play with your set up...
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                • #9
                  I know that the audio is processed by VLC and not RR, but outside RR every video plays fine, it's inside RR that I have problems. I don't know what should I do or what should I change to make it work.

                  I also checked the CPU load and it's always under 50%. Nobody has similar problems?
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                  • #10
                    @mitchjs:
                    Just to get that right and narrow down the problem:
                    You say that RR does nothing about audio. What about video ?

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                    • #11
                      The VLC ActiveX (used by the VLC plugin) is something that may be fixed/updated in the future so it uses the same matching settings in the VLC application itself. Right now we can only manage whatever they made available currently. Audio and Video are processed by the VLC ActiveX -- the video plugin simply tells where to display the video and at what aspect ratio (depending on settings).
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Konrad View Post
                        @mitchjs:
                        Just to get that right and narrow down the problem:
                        You say that RR does nothing about audio. What about video ?
                        if using external player... nothing
                        if using built in, very little, the processing of that video is handled by the OS

                        audio is unmanaged in Ride Runner
                        even volume, the Windows OS mixer manages that
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                        Mitch
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                        • #13
                          radu81, try the built in player...

                          im not a big fan of VLCs built in codecs...
                          yea.. it does have a ton of codecs...

                          BUT so does FFDSHOW
                          -Thanks
                          Mitch
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                          "Did you test it in carwings??"

                          Sun, Come shine my way
                          May healing waters bury all my pain
                          Wind, Carry me home
                          The fabric of reality is tearing apart
                          The piece of me that died
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                          • #14
                            on my first carpc with RR version 2007 I used media player classic with ffdshow without any kind of problem. Now using same hardware, same drivers and last version of RR, last version of FFDshow I got some errors when playing videos:
                            1) i don't know how to explain well but the window of RR becolme inactive and I cannot press any button, the commands are not responding.
                            2) "Subscript out of range" error (randomly)

                            With VLC I did not have these errors but for some video the audio quality is bad. I'm not a fan of VLC either, I chhose it because gave me less problems than MPC & ffdshow
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by mitchjs View Post
                              if using external player... nothing
                              if using built in, very little, the processing of that video is handled by the OS
                              I'm asking because, although I don't have any audio issues, the video display is different.
                              When playing a movie directly with VLC and it's scaled to fullscreen it's smooth/filtered.
                              Within RoadRunner (built-in vlc) the video isn't filtered (just nearest neighbour stretching), so the video is grainy/pixelated.
                              So it seems to me that there IS something not working correctly. Perhaps it's a limitation of the VLC ActiveX control ?!

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