I have, unfortunately. It's as fun as you can imagine.
No and no, since those typically cause the device to be in a higher-power state.
Not the end of the world but figured it was worth mentioning.
From a Windows system but working nevertheless:
Going by the QVL is your best bet, but just because a stick isn't listed on there doesn't mean it won't work or that it's not stable. Look at it more from a business perspective that ensures compatibility.
There's no reason not to use XMP, but to answer your other question..
Yes, there are...
Although it doesn't show it in the Command line field (presumably because Process Explorer isn't run as admin), we can tell by the Autostart Location field that the service that svchost.exe process ran is UserManager (same on my Windows 10 machine). At least there's nothing out of the ordinary...
Perfect. Just need one more bit of info. By default Process Explorer sorts the process in a tree view, with every indentation being an nth level child process. With the columns sorted by CPU, however, that indentation disappears.
In the screenshot you showed, the sihost.exe properties window...
Is that what happened here? Normally the ignored users' posts are replaced with has something like "x posts from ignored users". But in this thread.. I only see 6 posts total, including this one. Can't even go to the post you quoted.
Edit: situation explained - now let's see that Process...
When its CPU usage is high, download and run Process Explorer, then find sihost.exe in the list that corresponds to the instance that has the high CPU usage. I presume there will only be one instance.
If it has a parent process, such as svchost.exe, double click the parent and let us know what...
That's up to the video player and how you have it configured. If you use MPC-HC's equivalent of "touch window from inside", the player will scale the video up/down but only after madVR's cropping has already been applied, ensuring that no actual video content (post-black bar detection) is lost...
I think there's some misunderstanding of how madVR's black bar detection feature works. It dynamically removes black bars from the video stream by cropping them on frame-by-frame basis. With the feature enabled, videos that contain black bars will have the black bars removed. It doesn't remove...
Can't say for certain as I haven't seen that option. At least as far as I know, MPC-HC (and maybe MPC-BE?) has come bundled with LAV Filters for many years now, so I honestly would have expected you to see that what I saw, albeit perhaps in a different place. Since I'm curious, can you share a...
There are no black borders on the IMAX shots. The content of the video (16:9) matches the size of the container (16:9).
I don't have a 21:9 display but with cropping enabled, simulating it by resizing my player causes IMAX shots to have no black bars on the top/bottom and the non-IMAX shots...