I decided to open this topic to share problems about Broadcom Crystal HD and Splash
I will update this post regularly.
Hardwares: AzureWave AW-VD904 & AW-VD920
Latest driver version: 3.5.0 (v184.108.40.206)
Tested Splash version: 1.11.0
The problem is that Crystal HD uses "Broadcom Video Decoder" as codec.
It reduces quality so much specially with some video files.
The benefit of Splash is that forces Crystal HD not to work with it.
Here's the quality difference:
Splash with Crystal HD:
WMP12 with Crystal HD:
MPC-HC with Crystal HD:
Unfortunately Nvidia PureVideo HD (VP2) can't play 1920x1080i AVC High Profile videos smoothly.
[Video Engine bottleneck] I'm using 8600M GT 256MB DDR2 (v275.33):