I think we all experienced frame drops and artifacts in avi movies before. This can be pretty annoying if it happens while you are watching a great movie or video on your computer.
I discovered the media player HDngn that may fix the issue or reduce it at least by interpolating new frames in realtime using Direct Show and Open GL. This is achieved by using frames more than once and algorithm that recalculate everything in realtime.
I would not say it is the perfect media player yet but it surely has some nice interesting features that no other player offers right now. The drawback is that it currently supports only a limited amount of file types and not enough options to change the configuration of the player.
It took a while until I was able to remove the logo of the player from the upper right corner. I had to edit the lua file which is used to draw the interface.
Removing everything that had to do with citus and juicy helped and got rid of the logo that overshadowed the movie. It is possible to rotate, zoom and change the aspect ratio of the movie in realtime which is a nice feature.
Playing videos is easy as well. Just drop a movie into the player and click on play. It is working on all versions of Windows including Vista and is free to use.
Update: The program is no longer available on the official project website. It redirects to another website that has nothing to do with the program. You can download the latest release version from our own server: [Download not found]
Note that we do not provide support for the player and do not give any warranties that it is still working properly.
An alternative is Divx Fixer which can be used to fix avi movies that you load into the program interface. It can try to rebuild the avi video files, or cut out bad parts. While that you cut out part of the video, it may still be better than no video at all.
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