Beldyn wrote:Qyot27 wrote:My guess would be that prior to the upgrade, maybe post-processing was enabled?
These arn't videos I encoded myself, they are all AMS's off the website. The pixilization is killing me. Lawl ^^
Ok...the term 'post-processing' can also refer to a specific filter (or filters) that's in DivX's, XviD's, and ffdshow's decoder, that smoothes over stuff like grain and macroblocking (or at least attempts to) on playback. If it's enabled, it 'reduces' the appearance of such things, but if it's not enabled, you see the video in all it's unfiltered glory.
If the configuration screen for XviD's decoder on your system looks like that screenshot, then you're seeing the native imperfections in whatever video stream, if a decoder issue is the only thing at work here (if the Film Effect box is checked, you see it even more because it overlays a slight haze of static over the image to emulate watching film stock). The Deblocking and Deringing options you see under the Post-Processing section attempt to rectify certain problems, but IMO they aren't worth the amount of resources they take up, especially with how poorly they actually handle the job.