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Why Windows 8 Video Smoothing didn't work?

by DevMaster2014 / May 7, 2013 10:05 PM PDT

I Stream a video on Windows Media Server at (5 Frame per second), and play it using an application on Windows 7 and Enable Frame Interpolation, it was played in 25 FPS

But when I do that on Windows 8, it still play in 5 FPS, and Frame Interpolation didn't work.

When I play the video stream in Windows Media Player 11 on windows 7 and enable Video Smoothing, it works and played on 25 FPS, but in Windows Media Player 12 in Windows 8 it didn't work also.

The Codec used in the video is (Windows Media Video 9)

this line of code enables frame interpolation on decoder

hr = pReaderAdvanced2->SetOutputSetting(i, g_wszEnableFrameInterpolation, WMT_TYPE_BOOL, (BYTE*)&checkedIfSmooth, sizeof(BOOL));

it returns (S_OK) on windows 8. but nothing happens.

Can you provide me with a solution please?

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Wait for Microsoft to fix it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 8, 2013 1:35 AM PDT

Windows 8 is new and as you discovered, not everything works. I'm sure you called MSFT to report this one.

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PS. Are you cross posting?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 8, 2013 1:46 AM PDT
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Ahh, it's very limited.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 8, 2013 1:48 AM PDT

"the SDK only supports playback of Microsoft Smooth Streaming content"

In other words it looks to be less capable than prior implementations.

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