What's Up With Xbox Media Center

January 16, 2005

New CVS Build Features Increased Video Quality

This new feature/improvement to Xbmc basically went right over my head but was pointed out via a reader in the comments.
The new render methods (YUY2 overlay), greaty improve the video quality.

After reading about it on the X-S thread I've seen the light. I was going to post some before and after shots, but you can't take shots while in the overlay mode, it gives you a black screen. Definatly upgrade and check it out though. It looks great. Just remember to go to Settings > My Video > Filters to change the renderer from Pixel Shader to YUY2.


  • 17-01-05 added: Combination Overlays/Pixel shader method (faster than just overlays, with the same (or better?) quality)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:12 PM  

  • This issue is discussed http://www.xboxmediaplayer.de/cgi-bin/forums/ikonboard.pl?s=02086c4c397021910a14f6a8769ff985;act=ST;f=3;t=3916;st=0. This is what led to the changes.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:54 AM  

  • No way i can find the feature to switch, which skin is it in? (already updated both skins i have (PM en PM II) Can anyone show me the light :-) (and the better quality video)

    By Blogger OnTheMike, at 3:37 AM  

  • After completely reinstalling XBMC i found it....

    By Blogger OnTheMike, at 9:43 AM  

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