Hi, I have been comparing Tversity and PMS for a while. Unfortunately I could not drop Tversity fully yet as there are still a few items where PMS comes short.
Tversity seems to have a better image quality when streaming live TV and it is also able to stream more RSS video feeds than PMS.
Since I am dealing already with the latter subject within a separate thread, let's focus on the first issue - image quality.
To me it looks very obvious that when using PMS+VLC streaming of live TV is done at a lower PQ (picture quality) than Tversity.
The issue seems to be around pixelation - maybe introduced from transcoding? Actually, I am not even sure if there is any transcoding done, as the streams seem to be in mpeg1 format, anyway.
Anyway, I am seeing this for all streams.
Can anyone pitch in and give an opinon on what can be done to improve the quality of the stream?
I know that this is a VLC issue, and not a PMS one, but hopefully you can help.
Is there any particular VLC setting that I could tweak in order to get better results?
NOTE: I am NOT talking of cases where there are poor network conditions, etc.
Windows XP SP3, Intel Core 2 T5600 1.83 GHz, 1GB
LAN: 1 Gbps + 11N (oodles of throughput), WAN: 5.14/.580 Mbps <consistent
PMS 1.10, VLC web streaming
Video file engines: 1) TSMuxer, 2) MEncoder
Audio file engines: 1) MPlayer Audio, 2) FFmpeg Audio