The video consists of the following:
• Installing Updates
• Settings Configuration
These settings are optimized for low specs systems but still giving you the top-notch output that you wanted. LAV + DirectVobSub settings are basically for everyone. Even if you have a system with high specs, I highly suggest that you should also use this configuration if you don't want to exhaust your system.
• "DirectVobSub" instead of just auto-loading the subtitles
Ever experienced the opening song and ending song lagging? especially the ones with karaoke? This is the solution for that problem.
• "Touch Window From Inside" and "Keep Aspect Ratio"
The purpose of this is so that when you play videos using the 4:3 aspect ratio (these are the square videos) and you want to watch on Full Screen, the video would not exceed your desktop resolution that results to the subtitles being at the bottom of your screen, you just can't see them or they're displayed vertically halved.
Play a 4:3 aspect ratio 480p video in Full Screen, if it is not set to Touch Window From Inside, you will see that some parts of the video exceeds the actual screen size of your desktop resolution.
If you don't want to watch the video, here's a wordy guide for you.
So you basically just need to grab...
"K-Lie Codec Pack Mega version 9.9.5" (K-Lite_Codec_Pack_995_Mega.exe)
and the update pack for that version which is...
version 9.9.6 (klcp_update_996_20130604.exe).
This would ofcouse change when they release a newer version.
Step-by-step Installation Guide: (well, not all but everything that you need guidance)
1. Select "Advanced Mode" -- IMAGE
2. Choose "LAV for everything" -- IMAGE
3. Put a check on "Don't create a Start Menu folder" -- IMAGE
4. Click on "Select all video" for Media Player Classic -- IMAGE
5. Click on "Select all" for Thumbnails settings -- IMAGE
6. Choose whatever speaker you have -- IMAGE
7. Lastly, click Install -- IMAGE
1. Go to the Installation Directory of your K-Lite Codec Pack.
It is usually at "C:\Program Files (x86)\K-Lite Codec Pack". -- IMAGE
2. Open mpc-hc.exe -- IMAGE
3. Open the "Options" window found in View on the Menu Bar or simply hit the "O" key on your keyboard. -- IMAGE
4. Just open the link and check what I did -- IMAGE
5. In the "Formats" tab, click on Video. -- IMAGE
6. In the "Playback" tab, do the following: -- IMAGE
a. Uncheck "Auto-load subtitles"
b. Change the "Auto-zoom" to Auto Fit
c. Change the "Auto fit factor" to 100%
7. In the "Internal Filters" tab, UNCHECK EVERYTHING. SERIOUSLY. -- IMAGE
8. In the "Audio Switcher" tab, put a check on "Normalize" -- IMAGE
9. In the "External Filters" tab, Add the following and select Prefer -- IMAGE
a. DirectVobSub (auto-loading version)
b. LAV Audio Decoder
c. LAV Video Decoder
10. CLICK APPLY AND OK
11. Play a video and right-click anywhere, then point to "Video Frame" and select "Touch Window From Inside" and put a check on "Keep Aspect Ratio". -- IMAGE
YOU ARE DONE. ENJOY.
For people who use MAC or Linux, you can try MPlayer. I would make a guide after configuring my VM.
Want an easy way to configure things?
Just put this file inside your MPC folder (C:\Program Files (x86)\K-Lite Codec Pack\Media Player Classic\) and my settings will be on your system.
*Note: I am using now Windows 8.1 and I have no idea if the file name is different.
DOWNLOAD SETTINGS FILE
I prefer K-Lite Codec Pack over Kawaii Codec Pack (KCP).
Yes, I know that KCP says that it provides the best settings compared to other codec packs and it only installs the stuffs you need but the question is that: "is their settings ALSO the BEST for YOU?"
Yes, you can change the settings of KCP to match the K-Lite settings that I made but are they really the same? My answer is NO. I have tested KCP and set it to my configuration but it didn't reach my expectations.
I prefer K-Lite Codec Pack over VLC because this is just way much better and I don't want to install unincluded extra stuffs like CCCP. And I just don't like VLC with how the way it is.
It's just a personal preference. No hard feelings.
Trust me, these settings use less resources than MadVR but still gives you a top-notch output.
(if you have a hardware that is enough to not experience frame drops)
1. Under "Output" tab in "DirectShow Video", select "madVR" -- IMAGE
2. Restart MPC-HC and play back any file. You should notice the madVR icon in the system tray. Right click on it and click "Edit madVR Settings" to access the next window.
3. Under "rendering" > "smooth notion" you can enable it for a much more smooth playback without judder. Especially noticeable with 24p in monitors with 60Hz. It has some downsides too. -- IMAGE
4. Under "scaling algorithms", select the one that fits you best. This graph is based on a "performance x quality" range of your hardware.
5. Under "rendering" > "general settings" disable the "fullscreen exclusive mode". -- IMAGE