No matter how hard you try, watching an interlaced video is never an enjoyable experience. Those micro horizontal lines stutter on the screen, unsightly blurry edges around objects, and pixelated images are a product of interlaced video. But there’s a solution to fix that - very quickly, in fact.
If you want to know how to get rid of interlaced video and start enjoying your videos and movies on your Mac again, then you’ll want to hang around. Because we’re going to show you exactly how you can do that.
Deinterlacing is a process that converts interlaced video into a non-interlaced format, making it smooth and easy to watch. What it does is essentially display the full picture in all frames at one time. It’s a simple solution because it runs behind the scenes and stitches together any broken or torn videos to bring the viewer the ultimate smooth playback experience. Any deinterlacing software out there can do this. But some perform better than others. What you need is a solid frame by frame video player that can handle deinterlacing like a charm.
Fortunately, with Elmedia Player PRO, the built-in deinterlace software can handle it all. And all of it runs behind the scenes and spits out a picture-perfect video for you. Elmedia Player PRO utilizes the Yadif video filter to achieve this. It efficiently checks pixels of previous, current, and future frames and uses that data to fill in any missing fields from the interlaced video. Overall, this might just be the best media player for Mac.
2. Open Elmedia Player PRO and activate it with the code that was sent to you by email. Paste the code in Elmedia Player and your deinterlace video software is up and running.
3. Choose the video you want to deinterlace and open the file.
4. You can turn on the deinterlacing feature by going into Preferences in Elmedia Player PRO. Simple as that, your videos will now be played perfectly, without any visual distractions and issues at all.
Essentially, interlaced video is nothing more than a means of video compression. It was first developed and created as a way to enjoy smoother video without sending too much data. It would do this by breaking up every full-frame video into alternating lines. These lines were captured at slightly different times so as the video plays, one set of lines would appear at a time, and very shortly after - roughly 1/60th of a second later, the other set of lines would appear. This resulted in much smoother video transmission to the viewer.
Progressive video is a bit different from interlaced video in a few ways. Progressive video presents a video in a complete frame, not alternate fields as an interlaced video does. This results in a much clearer and smoother video picture that’s clear of any motion artifacts. This method of scanning is a lot closer to real-life “film” quality and it identified in HD content as “p” (1080p).
This isn’t so much of a yes or no answer. Both methods of scanning are held to their own merits and are more desirable than the other in certain situations. Independent filmmakers and broadcasters prefer progressive video because of its “film-like” quality over interlaced video. But at the end of the day, the human eye can’t really pick out and identify which method is better, because of how minute the differences are. Most modern TVs and devices support progressive video and make it easier to encode interlaced video as opposed to the other way around.
If you take an interlaced encoded video and play that on a progressive medium such as a computer monitor or TV these days, you’ll run into some problems. Since interlaced video shows frames alternatively, when they’re run through a progressive medium, the motion artifacts become much more defined, the system attempts to create progressive images to fill in the spaces that were left from the interlaced video. This results in a subpar viewing experience as jagged lines blur the images on the screen.