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Windows 7: windows media player 12 x64 inferno

16 Oct 2009   #1

7 x64
 
 
windows media player 12 x64 inferno

I have three problems with wmp12:
1. windows still prefres 32bit version for opening files from applications (32 or 64 bit applications)
2. i can't find working x64 version of vsfilter/direct vob sub. I have found two versions, non of them work
3. i can't force ffdshow video, ffdshow audio (or ac3filter) to play file content, ms still uses it's default decoders
4. can't add mkvs to library to wmp x64, but it works in 7mc library and it also works in wmp 32bit. I have used this Hacking Windows7 MediaCenter: Playing MKVs in Media Center regfile.

I have tried MCDU.exe and Win7DSFilterTweaker_1.9.exe to force ffdshow (or ffdshow video)

Here are results that i get:

avi in WMP12 x64 with vobsub enabled:
don't open file

avi in WMP12 x64 without vobsub enabled:
ffdshow video - don't load
ffdshow audio - don't load
vobsub - don't load (obviously)

mkv WMP12 x64 without vobsub enabled:
ffdshow video - loads
ffdshow audio - loads
vobsub - don't load
i'm quite satisfied with this result, but i don't know how to set up ffdshow subtitles to have same size for different sizes of movies

mkv in WMP12 x64 with vobsub disabled:
ffdshow video - loads
ffdshow audio - loads
vobsub - don't load (ofcourse i have "auto load vsfilter" in haali splitter enabled)

mkv or avi in MPCHC x64 with all internal filters dissabled and with vobsub enabled:
ffdshow video - loads
ffdshow audio - loads
vobsub - don't load - i think this is weird, but it is possible that it is cuased somehow by mpch's internal vobsub subtitle filter [i think i now know how to use it with mpchc (note to myself: uncheck "auto load subtitles in file>open") and i will give it a try and update results]

mkv in WMP12 32bit with vobsub enabled:
ffdshow video - don't load - [this was probably cause because i fortgot to switch it in MCDU.exe]
ffdshow audio - loads
vobsub - loads

avi in WMP12 32bit with vobsub enabled:
don't open file (!!!)

avi in WMP12 32bit withoutout vobsub enabled:
ffdshow video - don't load
ffdshow audio - don't load
vobsub - don't load (obviously)

graphstudio64 for avi shows:
ffdshow vido + vsfiltr, ffdshow audio - when i try playing file in it it works ok

graphstudio64 for mkv shows:
ffdshow video + vsfilter, ffdshow audio - when i try playing file in it it works ok

mkv in graphstudio 32:
ffdshow video + vsfilter, ffdshow audio - when i try playing file in it it works ok

avi in graphstudio 32:
don't load file - i don't care why ...

avi in mft topology editor (i think it shows 32bit only):
{5686A0D9-FE39-409F-9DFF-3FDBC849F9F5} + mp3 decoder DMO

mkvin mft topology editor (i think it shows 32bit only):
can't load mkv

Opening video from totalcommander direcetly - only opens in x86, not possible to open in x64 even trough open with ....
Opening video from totalcommander x64 menu - opens in x86, it is possible to open in x64 even trough open with, but it don't change default player preference even when i checked "use this application as default"

I have tried this:
1. Run %SystemRoot%\System32\unregmp2.exe /SwapTo:64 as an administrator
2. Update any of the values under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\wmplayer.exe that contain %ProgramFiles(x86)% to %ProgramFiles%


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16 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

One easy solution would be to install shark's windows 7 codec pack which has a config tool. One of the options included is to set either 32-bit or 64-bit version of wmp.
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16 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

After seeing this OP copy/pasted onto 7+ different forums including my own I decided to delete it from mine.
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19 Oct 2009   #4

7 x64
 
 

So i made myself VM, crated snapshot with clean install and start experimenting, results are ILOGICAL:

Conclusion (if you don't want to read results) - if you know what you want you are like me and have problem that you don't find right software, hardware, shirt, etc. all the time, now it will be same with wmp12. Simply there is currently no way to get excepted results from wmp12 or WMC (both in 32 or 64).

BUT you can get subtitles + video + mkv + audio working in both WMC and wmp12 and even in 64bit version of it working - in some twisted illogical ways.

I used Win7DSFilterTweaker_1.9.exe for changing prefred WMP12 filters.

RESULTS (wmp12 and wmc results are identical):
for AVI in wmp12 x86:

ffdshow video (ffdv) + ffdshow audio (ffda) + haali for mkv only:
nothing of above mentioned filters loads

ffdshow video (ffdv) + ffdshow audio (ffda) + haali for mkv and avi:
nothing of above mentioned filtersloads

ffdshow video (ffdv) + ffdshow audio (ffda) + haali for mkv and avi + vsfilter:
haali + ffdv loads < see - very logical and excepted indeed, now it will continute

ffdshow video (ffda) + ffdshow audio (ffda) + haali for mkv only + vsfiler:
ffdv + ffda loads

divX decoder + ffda + vsfilter:
all of the above! and no crapy playback

divX decoder + ffda + vsfilter + haali for mkv and avi:
(i get crappy playback with this combination like this http://www.cccp-project.net/wiki/ind...dering_wtf.jpg from divx, but it is probably because of testing enviroment even withouth dx9, only with dx11, old nvidia drivers etc. etc.)
divX icon don't shows up (i'm not sure if it is ussed for decoding or not, as i obviously can't see divX logo with disorted playback picture, but i think it is used for for rendering because of that disorted picture), but divx probably loads + ffda + vsfilter + haali

I also tried Xvid decoder insted of divX, altrought xvid can't hande h264, divx does - i'm not sure if it really loads as there is no mention of that filter in other ffdshow things in systemtray, nor even in gspot, but there are no DMOs in gspot also, but who know what wmp12 does (i'm not sure if MS do )

for MKV in wmp12 x86:
ffdshow video (ffdv) + ffdshow audio (ffda) + haali:
all of the above loads

ffdshow video (ffdv) + ffdshow audio (ffda) + haali + vsfiler:
ffdv + ffda + haali loads, no vsfilter



for MKV in wmp12 x64:
ffdshow video (ffdv) + ffdshow audio (ffda) + haali + vsfilter:
vsfilter crashes the playback

for MKV in wmp12 x64:
ffdshow video (ffdv) + ffdshow audio (ffda) + haali:
all of the above loads

i will end it here, bacause i done the testing yesterday and i don't remember other results. Next time i better will write it down.

My recomendation is to use vsfilter and DON'T SET IT TO "load always" and to 'hide subtitles' (32 and 64)+ halli for everything except mpeg-ts and avi (32 and 64) + ffdA (32 and 64) set output to direct sound device and make sure "only for spdif" is not checked under it, dissable AC3 decocing + ffdV (32 and 64) + ac3filter (32 and 64). FFdshow currently can't laod subtitles from more there one location eg. C:\subtitles. Or at least i think so, but this way you can get everything working everywhere.
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