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Windows 7: Best Codec Pack for Windows 7

30 Oct 2010   #111
Punkster

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

Quick question here....

IF i don't use Media Center in my W7 Pro 64-bit (i even "uncheck" it in the Windows features) do i need to install x64 component or do i only need the 32-bit one?


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30 Oct 2010   #112
Shark007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Punkster View Post
Quick question here....

IF i don't use Media Center in my W7 Pro 64-bit (i even "uncheck" it in the Windows features) do i need to install x64 component or do i only need the 32-bit one?
The x64 components would give you thumbnails (FLV, MKV etc) and also enable the Preview Pane in windows explorer views. For these features to be 'active' you need to open the 64bit settings application as an admin and set FFDshow for H264 decoding.

If the above does not interest you, you do not need the x64Components addon.
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03 Dec 2010   #113
bloodsugar

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I have a question. I installed the codecs but HD videos still appear pixelized. It's a new laptop, with graphics card NVIDIA GeForce 310M. People suggested this codec pack but it made no difference. What settings should I change/choose in order to make it work?
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03 Dec 2010   #114
Shark007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Since your operating system is 64bit, you'll need to install the Win7codecs 1st followed by the x64Components addon.

Each installation places a Settings Application to your start menu ..... All Programs\Shark007 Codecs

Open each application using a rightclick on the shortcut and choose 'Run as administrator'
and at the bottom of each application, choose to use the SUGGESTED settings.
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04 Dec 2010   #115
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bloodsugar View Post
I have a question. I installed the codecs but HD videos still appear pixelized. It's a new laptop, with graphics card NVIDIA GeForce 310M. People suggested this codec pack but it made no difference. What settings should I change/choose in order to make it work?

Pixilated Videos may have nothing at all to do with Codecs.

If the encoder was poorly setup, or used far too low of a bitrate for the resolution it will appear pixilated or blocky no matter what you play it back with.
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04 Dec 2010   #116
bloodsugar

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
Pixilated Videos may have nothing at all to do with Codecs.

If the encoder was poorly setup, or used far too low of a bitrate for the resolution it will appear pixilated or blocky no matter what you play it back with.



Is there a way to fix this then? A solution to this problem?
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04 Dec 2010   #117
Shark007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

[QUOTE=bloodsugar;1111740]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
Is there a way to fix this then? A solution to this problem?
it is possible that your issue is related to DirectX.
Install this update
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04 Dec 2010   #118
bloodsugar

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Installed. It made no difference either.
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04 Dec 2010   #119
Shark007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

For some people, choosing to disable UAC can cause weird issues like this. If you have disabled UAC, I suggest that you uninstall the codecs, re-enable UAC, reboot your system and then re-install the codecs.
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04 Dec 2010   #120
YTBOY83

Windows 7 64Bit Ultimate Edition SP1
 
 

U FDshow.
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