Fix Avi Frame Drops and Artefacts on the fly

Martin Brinkmann
Mar 9, 2007
Updated • May 31, 2013
Music and Video, Video

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 Removed)

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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  1. pIN3 said on March 24, 2007 at 12:03 pm
  2. pIN3 said on March 24, 2007 at 11:56 am
  3. pIN3 said on March 24, 2007 at 11:44 am

    FYI: We released a new version on 21.03.07…;)


    We implemented completely free access to playback speed from “stop” up to “2x”. Try to change the playback speed and see what “frame interpolation” really means…;)

  4. HDngn-Team said on March 10, 2007 at 7:05 pm

    The Error Box should be gone after installing the “MS-VC2005 redistributable files” as explained in the FAQ. Logo and Menu does also not disappear as long as the Mouse is over one of the Buttons/Scrollbar. Fell free to send questions to our eMail-Adress. HDngn can playback any Files a DirectShow filter is installed for, and works perfect with ffdshow (a DirectShow filter for nearly everything like the VLC-Player). Have Phun with our Product, and keep looking as we constantly try to improve it…

  5. Martin said on March 10, 2007 at 1:46 pm

    Maybe I moved the mouse all the time ;)

  6. pIN3 said on March 10, 2007 at 1:14 pm

    really? it should disappear (~1 sec after “play” was pressed) – until you “move” your mouse (again): then the menu/osd and the logo will return…

  7. Martin said on March 10, 2007 at 12:30 pm

    That’s strange – it did not disappear when I was playing files.

  8. pIN3 said on March 10, 2007 at 11:46 am


    the logo disappears automatically after the playback starts, so there is no need to edit the lua-script…;)

  9. kainen said on March 9, 2007 at 11:52 pm

    i get a message box that the player has encountered an error and needs to close

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