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0000179madVRbugpublic2014-03-15 14:012015-03-14 15:12
closedunable to reproduce 
PCWindows 7 Enterprise x64Windows 7 x64
MPC-HC 1.6.8+
LAV 0.61.1
LAV 0.61.1
auto mode
fullscreen exclusive mode
Radeon HD 5850
Catalyst 14.2
0000179: Freeze during playback on second monitor
The picture freezes after varying times of playback on a second monitor (LCD TV). Starting from only a few minutes up to 1h+. Audio continues to play.
Playing back different types of content. After random times of playback the picture freezes. Unpredictable time frame, often in the first 20 minutes.
Can’t exit out of FSE mode or the player. Have to kill MPC-HC via the task manager.
MadVR 0.87.4 works, the bug seemes to be introduced in 0.87.5. Only tested on second monitor in FSE mode.
Tested with MPC-HC 1.6.8 and up. The freezes disappear with madvr 0.87.4 and are back with newer versions.
Audio continues to play. The player seems to be still intact, I can pause with a remote.
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rar madVR - freeze report (1).rar (9,399) 2014-03-16 19:06
Issue History
2014-03-15 14:01Aman87New Issue
2014-03-15 14:17madshiNote Added: 0000495
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2014-03-30 23:39JonnyRedHedNote Added: 0000532
2014-03-30 23:58JonnyRedHedNote Edited: 0000532bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=532#r99
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2015-03-14 15:11madshiNote Added: 0000739
2015-03-14 15:12madshiStatusacknowledged => closed
2015-03-14 15:12madshiResolutionopen => unable to reproduce

2014-03-15 14:17   
Can you please try this build? Does it fix the issue? [^]
2014-03-15 14:53   
No I am affraid not. Didn't take too long to get another freeze.
2014-03-15 14:59   
Do you have one of the Error Diffusion options activated (dithering settings)? If so, please try ordered dithering instead. Does that work around the problem?
2014-03-15 15:18   
I have error diffusion activated. Just switched to ordered dithering. Needs some testing but its looking good so far.
2014-03-15 19:26   
If you get the problem again with ordered dithering, please let me know. I'm not sure why the error occurs with Error Diffusion, but at least using ordered dithering would give you a way to use newer madVR builds.
2014-03-16 14:15   
Next try, please install over v0.87.7: [^]
2014-03-16 17:29   
No sorry still freezes :(
2014-03-16 18:11   
In the moment when it freezes, can you please create a freeze report (Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Pause/Break) and attach it to this bug report? After pressing those keys, you should get a freeze report on your desktop. It might take a few seconds until it appears.
2014-03-16 18:13   
will try, I will post it asap
2014-03-16 19:07   
uploaded the freeze report!
2014-03-16 20:57   
Thanks. Unfortunately nothing in there that helps me... :-( You could try to create two freeze reports more, maybe it helps. But at this point it's possible that we'll just have to give up for now. I don't really know what causes this problem, and you're only one of 2 users who have this problem. It seems to work for everyone else, so this might be hard to fix.
2014-03-17 23:37   
Just signed up and adding my name here for this little issue. Will get some more freeze reports as you asked. If then still no luck, then maybe we just stay on ordered dithering (or random) for the time being and see what occurs at your next big release. If your running low on ideas, then it must be a very obscure issue.

My set up is Nvidia and the other persons AMD.
2014-03-18 21:20   
Does this one help? [^]
2014-03-18 22:43   
P.S: Last try: [^]
2014-03-19 00:17   
after 2h+ of testing , I am quite happy with the "nextTry" one...haven't had a freeze in that time. Still needs some more testing but it looks promising on my part.
2014-03-19 00:30   
I did have one black screen I'm sorry to say with last test build.
2014-03-19 09:16   
@Aman87, can you please keep testing and maybe update this thread in a couple of days after watching some more movies, so we can be sure the problem is really fixed for you? Thanks!
2014-03-23 14:25   
So, the „nextTry“ build did freeze on me after all. The “LastTry” one still runs without freezes for a few days now. It seems like it improved from build to build. I did notice asynchronous video/audio once but it never happened again, might as well be related to something else. I’ll keep testing it definitely has improved.
2014-03-23 16:10   
Ok, thanks.
2014-03-30 23:39   
(edited on: 2014-03-31 23:56)
We still have our DX11 black screen bug. Happened within seconds of choosing DX11 and restarting playback. But on the up side I'm able to experience image doubling for the first time.

I've also had 2 black screen now with ordered dithering with this 87.8, and also with the 1st test build.

will do some more freeze reports.

2014-12-06 20:03   
I've just noticed I've been using error diffusion DX11 option 1 for a little while now, since this new version madVR v0.87.11, and not had any black screens (yet).

Will check back when I've had many days of solid viewing. Fingers crossed the bug has worked its self out.
2015-02-18 18:41   
No issues for me for a while using option 1. Not tried option 2 yet. Will report back.

But seems to be ok so far.
2015-03-14 15:11   
Ok, thanks for the heads up, so I'll close this one for now. If the problem occurs again, you can reopen this bug report.