feat: set framerate/fps based on source
it would be nice if it chooses output frequency based on the source. ie 23,97, 24, 25, 29,97 , 30
ofcourse it should take into account the compatibility of the TV, since some tvs dont support certain frequencies.
should also take into account the analog connected TVs/WDs! For example if i have it set on pal, it should output in either 25, 50 or 60 fps (if im correct?).
If media players and other HTPC-like devices are to ever be on par with dedicated devices, the really must start to implement basic quality features such as source dependent refresh rate. If not, they will just remain non-mature "early" adopter gadgets. (For how long is this immaturity going to continue? My HTPC cannot do this, and how long has WMC been around?) At the very least non-auto refresh rate selection should be supported (my HTPC can do that at least).
I have a Pal unit & have problems playing back Region 1 mkv files which I've made (due to the framerate drop) but can't alter the Pal setting in the video settings section.
I've tried clicking the direction buttons / option / select etc, but none seem to change it from Pal, so wondering how it's done.
Mine is connected to the Tv using a HDMI lead (not sure if this makes any difference).
My dvd player is multi region & my tv can handle the different signals, so don't think it's due to that.
Cheers for any help.
I think instead of changing for EVERY movie (which will delay the start of the movie by at least a few seconds), they should fix the playback issues.
Currently the WD TV plays all videos encoded at 25fps CHOPPY. If you switch to 23.976Hz, they play fine but then there's the bug that the WD TV won't switch to 23.976Hz and switches to 480p @ 60Hz instead. Very buggy thing
Just about every movie I've tried works at 60Hz with the WD TV fluidly. If they fix the ones encoded at 25fps to play normally when the unit is in 60Hz mode, it would be perfect.
I think this would be nice, but it should be optional to turn on/off mainly the resolution. I get 1 to 1 pixels when running in 1080p on my phillips TV, I don't get this if I run at 720p therfore the picture is much sharper when in 1080p mode. I'm all for the framerate adjustment but not for the resolution.
Good for FullHD as everybody likes smooth 24 fps playback on their new TVs which support these 24fps. Also it is too annoying to always switch WDTV mode from 1080p 50/60Hz to 1080 24Hz
Martijn van Eijndhoven commented
Imho this is a massive flaw. The wdtv should output the video in the format it was recorded in. so it should match the framerate and resolution of the video and lest the tv handle the upscaling.
This is extremely important feature especially for the people here in PAL land (Europe). It really is a pain to adjust the output between PAL/NTSC depending on the source. All the DVD players here can automatically switch between the standards depending on the input material so this shouldn't be too hard to implement.
Also: when the output is set to 16:9, please don't squeeze 4:3 material with black bars on either side. The correct way is to always output full resolution and set a flag for the television whether the material is 4:3 or 16:9.
Native resolution with HD material is also desired.
In addition to source frame rate, this feature should also incorporate NATIVE resolution. This means that the wdtv should NOT upscale to the tv in this mode. 720p source should be output as 720p. The TV (if 1080p) will do the scaling. OTOH wdtv should downscale 1080p sources for TVs incapable of handling them.
SHOULD BE IMPLEMENTS AS IN THE PCH, aka the framerate sync option. for details and explanation on how this work and why this is very important:
WDTV does not detect the correct screen resolution for my television. I guess it has something to do with the HDMI to DVI adapter i'm using or my television doesn't support it. I would like to set a maximum screen resolution. When selecting, for example, 720p WDTV will play a 1080p file at 720p etc. Otherwise my screen will turn black with the message: 'Videomode not supported.'
although the title and description only mentions frame rate, I would hope that it also includes resolution. Could this be clarified?
I have an HD-ready tv, and I prefer to watch 720p content in a 720p output. OTOH, 1080p content looks best with 1080i output, and letting the TV downscale the resolution to the native 1366x768 (or whatever it is).
i think so too, i guess lots of users dont even see al the stuttering caused by framerate differences. I, as a movie fan, get very annoyed having to adjust the settings everytime or worse: having to watch framestutters. Any fool knows if theres not match in framerate, image looks stuttery....this should have been in there from the start.imho.
I think this option is crucial... changing resolution and framerate all the time you want to see a movie, is not that practical!
Just to remember, Syabas firmware already do this!