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A request for SmoothVideo Project

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colin_b
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A request for SmoothVideo Project

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Post by colin_b » Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:59 pm

I was digging around a few minutes ago when I came across SmoothVideo Project (SVP). I used to use it on Windows, and I'm delighted to see there's now a free Linux version.

A brief explanation of the function of SmoothVideo Project (SVP):
https://blog.programster.org/smooth-vid ... k-with-svp

SVP is a program that allows you to watch a video on your computer and use frame interpolation to create smoother playback at whatever framerate you desire. I found that greatly improved movies by playing them back at 30fps on my 60hz monitor so that it felt "cinematic" whilst keeping linear motion, such as when the camera pans to the side, smooth rather than jagged. It is also great for playing back all other content, such as music videos, at 60fps.
https://www.svp-team.com/wiki/SVP:Linux

Compatible video players

mpv itself can act as a standalone video player
SMPlayer - a recommended UI
Plex Media Player
VLC

Prerequisites

Qt 5.5.0 or later
Vapoursynth R31 or later
MediaInfo
lsof command line tool (install it via your package manager)
Required for SVPtube: Python 3.5
(recommended) Proprietary video drivers including OpenCL ICD
(recommended) mpv 0.17 or later built with Vapoursynth support
(optional) Recommended UI for mpv: SMPLayer
(optional) VLC 2.1 or later
Would it be possible to add SVP to the repo?

If it works correctly it could be be a boon for videophiles.

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Re: A request for SmoothVideo Project

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Post by Stevo » Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:44 pm

It's freeware, but proprietary, so I don't think we can add it, though I haven't looked at the redistribution license. I did rebuild MPV in our test repo with vapoursynth support, install and set up SVP, and it does work for playing at 60 fps. The newer mpv is on its way to the test repo.

I have to research how to get SMPlayer and VLC to use SVP, though.

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Re: A request for SmoothVideo Project

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Post by Stevo » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:33 pm

It also "just works" with mpc-qt from the test repo if you have the new mpv and have svp4 running. I couldn't get Gnome-MPV, VLC, or SMPlayer to use it, though.

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