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WinDVD 9 Plus - a few observations about (most painful)

WinDVD 9 Plus - a few observations about (most painful)

Postby Artur Rolinski » Thu Mar 20, 2008 10:32 am

Hallo and welcome everybody on this stunning forum.


I have a few observations about WinDVD 9 Plus (most painful)



1. Impossible to run trimension in mpeg2 DVB-S recorded content (*.mpg) even *.vob - but WinDVD8 can do that perfectly!!!

2. Slide control doesn't work in some *.mpg files - but WinDVD8 can do that perfectly too!!!

3. AVCHD rendering very, very poor compare to Nero Showtime or PowerDVD Ultra - I tried with nvidia Purevideo HD (9600GT) and Intel Clear video technology (G35) and without. You can't just watch it.

4. No format choose in right click menu (Pan and Scan) No real Pan and Scan function at all - only Zoom - but again WinDVD8 can do that perfectly!!!

5. It is not possible to change a displayed time (time to end).

6. Sometimes WinDVD9 doesnt recognize 4/3 format of *.mpg DVB-S content and displays it in 16/9 window (stretched) - WinDVD8 OK.

7. You have to set up Trimension included in ALL2HD function (screen) each time you restart an application even in the same title. WinDVD9 like ver.8 should remember this, its very annoying.

8. Its not a good idea to integrate scrooling buttons with chapter ones.



Besides in all DVDs the picture is stunning, very clear and very fluent. Good job. Perfect deinterlacing in all content. WinDVD8 not match.

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Postby sjj1805 » Fri Mar 21, 2008 1:35 am

Someone else posted about the slide control and so I did a check.
It works OK with videos - such as avi / MPEG2 etc
But it does not work with a Video DVD (VOBS). When you move the slider it simply bounces back to where it was before.

So that I can ascertain if this is a 'bug' can anyone confirm if the slider works correctly with VOB files on their system please.
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Postby Ron P. » Fri Mar 21, 2008 11:41 am

Not a bug... I tried this with DVD Folders on my HDD, and with a commercial DVD. I can move the slider, and it advances and plays.
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Postby sjj1805 » Fri Mar 21, 2008 11:59 pm

Ron
Was that on your Vista setup or XP (or both)?
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Postby Ron P. » Sat Mar 22, 2008 1:27 am

That was on my XP machine. I haven't installed it on my Vista machine yet.
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Postby sjj1805 » Sat Mar 22, 2008 1:28 am

Thanks Ron, I will try it on my Vista Setup later.
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A few more tears

Postby Artur Rolinski » Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:30 pm

5. It is not possible to change a displayed time (time to end).

6. Sometimes WinDVD9 doesnt recognize 4/3 format of *.mpg DVB-S content and displays it in 16/9 window (stretched) - WinDVD8 OK.

7. You have to set up Trimension included in ALL2HD function (screen) each time you restart an application even in the same title. WinDVD9 like ver.8 should remember this, its very annoying.

8. Its not a good idea to integrate scrooling buttons with chapter ones.

Perfect deinterlacing in all content. WinDVD8 not match.
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Postby Ghost999 » Thu Mar 27, 2008 12:18 pm

It is a shame that Windvd 9 does not have a "widescreen monitor" option, that Windvd 6 had. "Stretch to 4/3" function cant help because using is makes impossible to run "all2hd". My plasma TV has 1024x768 resolution so stretching picture vertically is needed to make faces be not so fat, so I still use windvd6.
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Re: WinDVD 9 Plus - a few observations about (most painful)

Postby goldenmidas » Thu Mar 27, 2008 7:29 pm

Artur Rolinski wrote:8. Its not a good idea to integrate scrooling buttons with chapter ones.


I agree! The fast forward / backward was easier to use in previous versions.

+ WinDVD 9 looks too much like Windows Media Player 11 anyway, have you noticed that? I must say that I like WinDVD 8 better than version 9 :roll:

++ The slide control feature doesn't work in some dvds, if they are played from HDD directory. I think it worked better in WinDVD 8/7 too.

:mrgreen: :| :( :cry:
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Unfortunately - they didn't correct anything until NOW !!!!

Postby Artur Rolinski » Sat Dec 20, 2008 2:29 pm

Shame :(
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They didn't correct anything until NOW !!!! SHAME !!!

Postby Artur Rolinski » Sat Dec 20, 2008 2:38 pm

any news about japan ver. - WINDVD 10 Plus ???
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Re: WinDVD 9 Plus - a few observations about (most painful)

Postby Johnny B Richman » Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:54 pm

goldenmidas wrote:The slide control feature doesn't work in some dvds, if they are played from HDD directory. I think it worked better in WinDVD 8/7 too.


I haven't encountered this issue at all and I am playing most of the DVD content from hard drives.
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