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Windows 7: Problem with codec (ffdshow doesn't work)

11 May 2009   #1
cactusek

windows 7 RC
 
 
Problem with codec (ffdshow doesn't work)

I have windows 7 RC since few days and I have very big problem with films and codecs. In all films and all players system doesn't use ffdshow for video decoding. I installed ffdshow and other codecs pack and always is the same problem. I tried Windows 7 Codec Pack too.
Is any way to force windows to use ffdshow to decode video ?
Only Windows Media Player Classic uses ffdshow becuase I made this trick: Media Center Decoder Utility (MCDU) Finally Comes to Windows 7 | Hacking Windows 7 Media Center but I want playing films in all player using ffdshow codec.



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11 May 2009   #2
12eason

Windows 7077
 
 

Yes. Open ffdshow from the startmenu and goto directshow control. Crank the 'merit' up to the top. Also click Edit on the 'don't use ffdshow for' and ensure the WMP isn't listed. Then goto 'codecs', and on the dropdown list next to the video type you want to play through ffdshow, switch it to libavcodec. Also, goto 'trays, dialog and paths' and ensure that you have it configured to show tray icons.

If all that fails I'd suggest k-lite as it corrects the decode chain when it installs. If you select WMP as your prefered player on the install dialog, it will make sure everything points to it.
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11 May 2009   #3
cactusek

windows 7 RC
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 12eason View Post
Yes. Open ffdshow from the startmenu and goto directshow control. Crank the 'merit' up to the top.
yes, I had --> very high


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Also click Edit on the 'don't use ffdshow for' and ensure the WMP isn't listed. Then goto 'codecs', and on the dropdown list next to the video type you want to play through ffdshow, switch it to libavcodec. Also, goto 'trays, dialog and paths' and ensure that you have it configured to show tray icons.
yes, I had all.

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If all that fails I'd suggest k-lite as it corrects the decode chain when it installs. If you select WMP as your prefered player on the install dialog, it will make sure everything points to it.
I installed it too but no results Something in system blocks ffdshow. Allways players use Enhanced video renderer to decode video :/
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11 May 2009   #4
12eason

Windows 7077
 
 

If you have k-lite on there, best thing to do it run the codec tweak tool and tick the options showqn below. Also, make sure ffdshow and ffdshow vfw interface is enabled under codec management

eta; also, are you running x64? If you're running 64bit wmp, you'll need 64bit codecs too.


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12 May 2009   #5
cactusek

windows 7 RC
 
 

I tried your hint but it didn't help me. During running Codec tweak tool I got two errors




and this log:
http://www.tomek.netiz.pl/klcp_codec_log.txt
Any idea?
Thx fot help and answers!


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eta; also, are you running x64? If you're running 64bit wmp, you'll need 64bit codecs too.
no, I have x86 system.
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12 May 2009   #6
12eason

Windows 7077
 
 

Hmm, odd. All I can suggest is that you uninstall everything and start from scratch. The log.txt doesn't even include .avi under the source filters which is strange.

Honestly, if this happened to me I'd just reinstall windows, but then I don't have that much patience.
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01 Jun 2009   #7
dapxin

XP x64
 
 

Is it safe to have x64 codecs installed over x86 ? I think not - what do you reckon ?
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01 Jun 2009   #8
DOC8

windows 7 64bit
 
 
codecs

I use Combined Community Codec Pack and KMplayer as my default player. no problems. DOC
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01 Jun 2009   #9
Jverse

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

+1, I use the same codec community pack and VLCmediaPlayer. The built in classic player with the community pack is great as well. The community pack also will allow you to edit ff options immediatly after install.
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07 Nov 2009   #10
tomson

Windows XP
 
 
My Solution

Hi......

Sorry for my English!

I had same problem with x86

Once worked like the steps (1-5) below, BUT at another
time not worked.... You can try Win7DSFilterTweaker

1 - Get and open the software GSPOT 2.70
2 - Go to menu SYSTEM / LIST CODECS AND OTHER FILTERS
3 - Choose "DSH - YV12 - FFDSHOW RAW VIDEO FILTER" in the list
4 - Right button of mouse and SET FILTER MERIT
5 - Put the merit in the top (0xf00000) and OK button.

Test if the codec it's Ok......
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