|CD/DVD tweak guide
Updated on October 21, 2000 by Thomas
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those out there with DVD drives that play DVD movies (no
laughing) I suggest downloading DVD
Genie. This will allow you to select some advanced
options in software DVD players such as WinDVD or Cinemaster
as well as change the regional settings on the players (for
those with region unlocked drivers). The version used in
this guide is 3.29.
use Software Cinemaster99 as my DVD player (as its the
best, in my opinion). As you can see this allows for far
more customisation than is allowed via the Control Panel
options. Select your own DVD player & choose which
options to use as you see fit. The settings pictured below
give me the best quality image/sound for my machine.
the settings below are based on the Cinemaster player they
can be applied to the other players if selectable.
Explanation of settings, as
from the PC-DVD
Select the region of your chosen DVD.
If you have any of the cards mentioned in the drop down
menu, choose that, otherwise choose Full quality (CPU).
If you have a Pentium 3 you can select Katami enhanced
full quality (CPU).
Choose the playback frequency. 48,000Hz being the
best quality. Use this if you have a good soundcard &
fast CPU. Select 44100Hz if you have an older soundcard,
such as an AWE64. Only choose 22050Hz if youre
desperate for a performance increase, albeit with a loss of
Choose Force weave for best quality, if unsure
select Smart detect.
Only untick this for trouble shooting purposes only.
3:2 pulldown reconstruction
Tick this for smoother playback.
Tick this to apply settings to previous versions
of the Cinemaster engine.
only region setting
Only Tick this if you only want to change the
Reset Tick this
option. It resets Cinemaster's region change counter to 5
each time you apply new settings. (In case you use the
official QI's control panel to change regional settings).
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