First of all, let me explain the layout. I've been using a CoreAVC for dual core playback. It's not that bad and if I bought it, I should use it, but I don't really like it. Why? I've got an ATI and an Intel VGA in the laptop. Because of this (no Nvidia GPU), the CPU is almost on fire when I try to play a fullHD video.
I found a way to play HD movies easily. It's the DXVA acceleration. I'm using CCCP codec pack. Used to disable the h.264 internal ffmpeg codec. By this, MPC-HC was using the CoreAVC stuff. Now, I found out, that I can use a new snapshot of
ffdshow, which comes with DXVA. So I set the internal encoding to h.264. Downloaded
ffdshow The good thing? DXVA works. Flawless, low CPU. Problem? No subtitles. I can see the subtitles at the tray
ffdshow icon, select them, but nothing happens.
And yeah, that's quite annoying since I only watch movies in native languages, and I like to watch Anime, and if anyone watches it too.. then they know that it's a bit hard to understand without subtitles.
PS: DirectX is updated, and the driver is the latest what comes from Lenovo. IIRC 9.9 Catalyst and the latest Intel driver.