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: Using only WMP x64?

14 Jun 2009   #1
John Henry

Win 7 RC 64bit b7229
 
 
Using only WMP x64?

Hello, i installed Shark007 x64 codec pack and since the mkv and vob can only be played in 64 bit WMP, i chose as default media player x64 through the options. But the strange problem is that if i double click on file (vob or mkv) it opens WMP with the error messagge saying that the format is not supported, and asking me if i want to play it the same, then it does not play. If i open my videos using Open With.. and chose WMP from the list, i have no errors. But do i always have to use Open With...?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
14 Jun 2009   #2
Vipermk2

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

have you installed both codec packs

Windows 7 Codecs
x64 Components addon
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jun 2009   #3
John Henry

Win 7 RC 64bit b7229
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vipermk2 View Post
have you installed both codec packs

Windows 7 Codecs
x64 Components addon
no need to install both, first is for 7 x86, second is for 7 x64.

Ain't it?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

14 Jun 2009   #4
Vipermk2

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

The first is the codecs needed, and the x64 addon should be added to make it fully functional

Quote:
IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
These releases are designed to compliment the 32bit release packages.
The x64 Components addon requires the 32bit release to be installed as a prerequisite.
Please ensure that you also have the 32bit release installed for full functionality.
Works on mine
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jun 2009   #5
John Henry

Win 7 RC 64bit b7229
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vipermk2 View Post
The first is the codecs needed, and the x64 addon should be added to make it fully functional



Works on mine
damn that! didn't read the notice!!

BTW, how do i know that it's actually a x64 version that is running right now while i'm watchin a video?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jun 2009   #6
Vipermk2

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

when you set up your x64 codecs from the start menu you are able to choose which version to use.


Attached Images
Using only WMP x64?-untitled-1.jpg 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jun 2009   #7
John Henry

Win 7 RC 64bit b7229
 
 

yes i know that, but how do i really know that it was set up correctly? maybe it didn't work and i still use a 32 bit version. is there a way to know it like in the about dialog or sort of?

Btw how do you manage an AVI with double audio? In vlc i can chose the track, in WMP?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jun 2009   #8
Vipermk2

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Use task manager, if the file path is to program files then it's x64 if it's to program files (x86) then its 32bit


Attached Thumbnails
Using only WMP x64?-wmp.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jun 2009   #9
John Henry

Win 7 RC 64bit b7229
 
 

ok ty for helping. now i only need to resolve the double language.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jun 2009   #10
Shark007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

1st of all I want to thank Vipermk2 for helping you along this far.

For the multiple audio tracks in an AVI . . .

Currently, because of locked down codecs in Windows 7, and the fact that I'm not into hacking a BETA Operating System, you'll need to use an alternate player other than the players supplied by Microsoft. Also, depending on the platform of the player you choose to use, 32bit or 64bit, you will have to set Gabest as the splitter using the appropriate Settings Application.

If choosing one of the experimental MPC Homecinema players (there are 32bit and 64bit versions) you will need to manually turn off all of its internal codecs. To do this, navigate the players menu's, View / Options / Internal Filters, and remove all of the CHECKS except AVI in the upper left.

If you prefer the tried, and tested Media Player Classic, available from my Tools page you will only need to install it.

Lastly, to select the audio track of choice, with the video loaded, pause it, navigate the menu's, play / audio, and you will see the available tracks to choose from.

One other thing that may interest you, open the 32bit Settings Application, go to the Help TAB, set Windows Media Player file associations from there. This setting is global and affects both 32bit and 64bit players. If the 64bit player is selected before using this function, all new filetypes enabled by my releases are set to the 64bit player
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Using only WMP x64?




Thread Tools



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 11:14.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App