Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Yet another MKV thread - I've read them all...

15 Jun 2010   #41
ebarn

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baarod View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ishmael View Post
Need help.

The Problem: FRESH CLEAN install of 7 RC 7100 x64 on a formatted machine.

The ONLY things installed (aside from drivers) is Shark's Windows 7 codec pack v1.1.3 AND NOTHING ELSE (including NOT installed the x64 Vista pack).

I can get video to play fine in WMP12 with Dolby Diigtal output with no problem. The problem is MEDIA CENTER.

I have installed the REG patch (attached for your review). I get the "Windows Media Center cannot find the specified file" error message, with NO PLAYBACK.


What have I done in the past?:

Above, but I've also installed Sharks' x64 vista pack as well. IF I disable AC3 passthru, it will play in MCE, but once I ENABLE AC3 passthru (for Dolby Digital), I get the same error.


What am I looking for?: A replacement for the hair I pulled out of my head. I know I'm missing something simple here, but I've been working on this for a week. I almost pee'd myself when I got WMP12 to play Dolby Digital. Then I hit the roadblock with MCE7. I need guidance. I will reformat this machine again if I have to (although I don't want to...)


Machine specs:

ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe motherboard with AMD X2 processor and 4 gigs of ram, using built-in AC97 (ALC850) audio (Toslink out).


What other info do you need? Please help!!! I've read about 10 threads in 4 or 5 different forums....nobody seems to have the complete answer.

Like I said, I can get video w/o DD audio, or DD audio but no MCE love...

Anxiously awating your help, /b/rothers.

Ish.
First problem: FRESH CLEAN install of 7 RC 7100 x64 on a formatted machine.
Should read: FRESH CLEAN install of 7 RC 7100 x32 on a formatted machine. With 4GB RAM, the dubious benefits of x64 WILL NOT pay for the membership to Hair Club for Men. Again folks, 64-bit operating systems do not make you cool, they will not improve your love life and they will not provide a trouble-free Windows 7 experience. You are NOT missing out on ANYTHING.

Next problem: The ONLY things installed (aside from drivers) is Shark's Windows 7 codec pack v1.1.3 AND NOTHING ELSE (including NOT installed the x64 Vista pack).
Should read: The ONLY things installed (aside from drivers) is DivX Tech Preview: MKV on Windows 7 DivX Tech Preview: MKV on Windows 7 | DivX Labs - Everywhere Communication Occurs Community Happens AND NOTHING ELSE (includes NOT installing ANYBODY's codec pack).

Now, assuming you do the reformat you're willing to do because 1) I can't help you if you don't as there's no telling how these "codec packs" hack up the system and 2) it only takes 5 minutes: Install Windows 7 FAST without a DVD or USB device You can then direct download the MKV module from DivX without signing up for anything here: http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/561353/Di...wMKVOnWin7.exe. Please note that, just because DivX created it does not mean it's a codec so I don't want to hear any burbling about it being some kind of codec pack. It's just a Microsoft Windows 7 Media Foundation NATIVE Matroska (.MKV) Demuxer module. All it does is support the .MKV file format and pass the streams off to the native Media Foundation decoders. You're not mucking around with the completely obsolete DirectShow JUNK that Microsoft had to leave in Windows 7 just to hush the clueless.

As such, it works fine with WMP12, WMC7, extenders, and anything that renders video using VMR9 like:
  • WinDVD
  • PowerDVD
  • PowerCinema
  • Media Player Classic Home Cinema
  • MediaPortal
  • The KMPlayer
  • GOM Player (Quick View Mode)
Of course it works best with third party apps that implement the Enhanced Video Renderer (EVR) provided by Windows 7 Media Foundation.

In exchange for this help I ask only that you promise to help others break their codec pack habit and to evangelize Media Foundation over obsolete technology on Windows 7!
Does this mean I should NOT use VLC Media Player?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
Reply

 Yet another MKV thread - I've read them all...




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Folder read only and want all files placed in to become auto read only
Creating a new Folder as read only and would like to have all files placed into that new Folder become read only as they are added or moved into that read only Folder. If Windows 7 cannot handle this is there any kind of software utility Haddon I can get to perform this task?
General Discussion
Help me read dump file please. I have posted it in thread.
******************************************************************************* * * * Bugcheck Analysis * * ...
BSOD Help and Support
public tv folder read only? mythtv needs read write persmissions
I tried unchecking read only. When apply and look it is back to read only. How can I make this read and write permission?
Network & Sharing
dvd drive wont read specific disk, will read on other vista computer
hey, my computer generally reads disks, music cd's, dvd's, and games (new like sims 3, and old like theme hospital and shogun total war) ive just got anno 2070 and put in the disk, but its not recognizing it at all, when i first put the disk in, it whirs, as it knows there is a disk there, and a...
Hardware & Devices
dvd drive can't read dvd movie, but can read data dvd or dvd games
hai everyone i've got some problem with my dvd drive, CDDVDW TS-T633P from HP touchsmart 600 1137D my dvd can't read or play dvd movie, i reinstall it few times but it can;t solve the problem ...
Hardware & Devices
Read-only files in My games?why can't I get read-write permission
I've installed fallout but can't get it to run,seemingly because my DOCUMENTS library won't turn off read-only status for My games (or anything else). I've run through ownerships+permissions as best I can but I can't get rid of read-only,which seems VERY odd for a documents folder ;Can anyone...
Gaming


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:24.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App