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Windows 7: MKV possible yet?

09 Oct 2009   #1
Hahaiah

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
MKV possible yet?

Are HD MKV files available through media center in Win7 x64?

Last time I used it aside from TV, it wouldn't play xvid or mkv files.


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09 Oct 2009   #2
Shark007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hahaiah View Post
Are HD MKV files available through media center in Win7 x64?

Last time I used it aside from TV, it wouldn't play xvid or mkv files.
Install the Shark007.net - Windows 7 Codecs and then install the Shark007.net - x64 Codecs and you'll be able to play anything in Media Center. Be sure to use the Filetype Association button on the Help TAB of the 32bit Settings Application after installation and that will setup everything for you.

There is one other small trick if you want to use standalone FLAC audio files in x64 Media Center. On the Config TAB of the x64 Settings Application, select the x64 WMP as default, and then set it back to 32bit.
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11 Oct 2009   #3
Hahaiah

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Great tip

Installed and worked great on all my files. No thumbnails, but thats ok just being able to play in MC is nice.

Thanks again!
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11 Oct 2009   #4
Shark007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

you can have thumbnails also.

open the x64 Settings Application and read the H264 TAB
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12 Oct 2009   #5
Hahaiah

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Still no Thumbs, but I'll play around with it more later ....

Nice being able to use the remote when hooked up to the flatscreen now ...

Thanks
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12 Oct 2009   #6
Shark007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Thumbnails ...
Make sure FFDshow is selected on the righthand side of the H264 TAB...

Then you need to clear your thumbnail cache by utilizing the Disk Cleanup Tool - to find it, navigating the startmenu
Accessories | System Tools | Disk Cleanup

The tool defaults to your Windows Drive, click OK
In the next window that appears, be sure the box next to Thumbnails is checked, press OK
Reboot your system
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