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Old 24th May 2020, 18:55   #1  |  Link
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MadVr stutter workaround

Thought I would post here to help anyone seeking out an answer. Stutter occurs when using some Nvidia cards, mostly Rtx2000 series although I have seen some other complaints from other series owners, and the problem is mostly with 24fps content 60, 30, and even 50 doesnt seem to be so bad (I have a 60hz 4k panel). I discovered a workaround last year and these workarounds seem to have been confirmed by some other members within the madvr or mpc threads. So I thought I'd make a dedicated thread where we can confirm and share things we have experienced.

Workarounds
1.In madvr control panel set frames presented in advance to 1.
2.Or you can also try setting low latency mode to On in nvidia cp.
3. Or set windows power options setting to power saver.

They are ranked in most reliable starting with the first option. None are perfect or guaranteed to work as a fix for the future and may stop working as a fix. Some content may even become out of sync with the audio.

My experience with this issue has been quite weird. For a few months I was having no issues with stutter without having to use a workaround, madvr was functioning normally, then one day it was stuttering again, so now I am using the first workaround. I do not watch too many movies mostly game so I cannot say if it was a driver update or mpc or lav filter update which broke it. I had this issue on my Intel build and now on my AMD build with the only component in common is the rtx2070, I have tried 3 different cards and they all stutter. Sometimes even just a simple boot up will fix it for awhile. I have also noticed setting power option in nvidia cp to high performance for MPC makes it worse so keep it on adaptive or even optimal, note that it doesn't seem to matter when used in combination with the frames in advance to 1 workaround.

Anyhow, you can also search my profile for posts related to this topic if you feel it may help you.

So until we get a fix from the dev which looks like it is not going to happen please post your experiences with the stutter problem here.
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Old 24th May 2020, 21:01   #2  |  Link
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Setting frames presented in advance to 3 or below has worked well for me. That and keeping GPU power management mode on adaptive.
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Old 25th May 2020, 04:51   #3  |  Link
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Cool. I will try to set it to 3. Since I sometimes do notice audio out of sync when at 1.
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that's brilliant! I had been looking for a solution for this and this thread just magically appeared

for what its worth, I have the stutter problem on 50/60fps content on a laptop with Intel HD Graphics GPU. Setting frames in advance to 3 did the trick!

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