I've created an AVS script to use my MKV video in VirtualDub. It only has one line, FFVideoSource("video.mkv"). When I open that up in VirtualDub, there is a lot of artificating, which isn't present if I open the video up in Media Player Classic.
Here's what it looks like in MPC:
And here's what VirtualDub is giving me:
You can see what I'm talking about specifically next to the sweat drop directly under his open eye--a big block of gross artifacts (to say nothing of the color, but one problem at a time). I've looked into RemoveGrain or trying to use LSMASHSource, but the former doesn't fix the problem, and the latter won't even load (and I do have the DLL in the AviSynth plugin folder and the registry recognizes this as the correct folder). I've looked through a couple of guides, but I'm at a loss as to what to do, or why the grain it's present in VirtualDub yet not MPC.
Thanks for reading! Looking forward to your advice!