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Windows 7: Windows Media Player & Center, problems with .mkv files & .srt files

01 May 2009   #31
johngalt

 

@HK - Enjoy the rep - *thank* you for getting this sorted out and including the additional steps that were not listed on the website....


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01 May 2009   #32
HKeleher

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RC1 (7100), Vista Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks! It took two evenings to sort out but when I set my mind to something I don't easily give up.

Hopefully this will help some folks out!
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02 May 2009   #33
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

Anyone try Project Rémoulade yet? it seems promising.
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03 May 2009   #34
HKeleher

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RC1 (7100), Vista Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

As I had hoped the latest 185.81 drivers released from nVidia for Windows 7 took care of the subtitle flickering issue! Now the install is complete and in many ways it's working better than it did as a Vista Media Center. I'm quite happy.

The only issue I'm seeing at the moment is the fast forward/rewind feature sometimes crashes MC. But since I like most people are used to using the skip foward/skip backward buttons this is of little concern and I'm sure it will be taken care of in a future release.

The big deal is being able to select different audio and subtitle streams using the remote.
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04 May 2009   #35
johngalt

 

Thanks for the link YupYup - I did not know that Matroska Video format was DivX v7....
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04 May 2009   #36
HKeleher

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RC1 (7100), Vista Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Neither did I. I thought they could use what ever codec they wanted that the MKV container supports but that was a wisp of a thought that I never spent much time looking into. Getting Haali's splitter was all I needed and once it worked I moved on the the next Windows "issue." Heheh.
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05 May 2009   #37
johngalt

 

That is the weird thing, though - with the Windows 7 codecs I install, I already have Haali's splitter....

I wonder if I can just make some changes with the Windows 7 codecs and have it working....
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06 May 2009   #38
HKeleher

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RC1 (7100), Vista Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

The splitter that came with the codecs you installed may not be the latest available but the latest release since 3/28/08 isn't exactly ground breaking so you should be okay.

I used to install codec packs but have read that it's better to only install the codecs you need as the packs can gum things up. This has worked well for me. If you aren't sure what codec a file uses then the GSpot application will tell you and let you know if you have it already installed (good for troubleshooting video playback issues.) If an MKV file has issues VLC can be a helpful test since most everything is built into the player.

There also seems to be some Haali Splitter integration or friendly interaction with fddshow. In most cases that's mostly all I needed for most if not all mainstream video formats out there... at least ones I would consistently watch.
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07 May 2009   #39
Senna

Fedora Core 11/Windows 7 7077 x64
 
 

The workaround I've found (fresh install RC x64) is not removing/renaming the default filters, but changing the 'preferred' keys in the registry: the default installed filter doesn't appear to have subtitle/text output. I've written the steps to resolution below.
1. Download splitters from guliverkli2 repo on Sourceforge (browse all, there's x64 files)
2. Register downloaded filters - elevated command prompt, command is: regsvr32 "filename.extension" *you will get visual/audio result
3. Download/Install ffdshowtryout - only config change I needed was enable stream switcher in audio config
4. Change 'preferred' key in registry - this requires changing permissions on the keys by taking ownership with 'Administrators' under properties>permissions>advanced>owner (remember to check replace on subcontainers) then give Administrators full control. (keys below)
5. Change REG_SZ from {212690FB-83E5-4526-8FD7-74478B7939CD} to {04FE9017-F873-410E-871E-AB91661A4EF7} in [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\DirectShow\Preferred] and [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\DirectShow\Preferred] *x64 only
6. Reboot

So far I have not had any issues with recording/playback of recorded items, DVD playback, mkv/ogg/avi subtitles, multi-language video files. Since this doesn't disable the default Microsoft DTV-DVD Filter it should still be able to be used as intended, YMMV. I exported the registry entries, but it's almost as fast to just paste in since you have to take ownership first.
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07 May 2009   #40
pocketpride

 

Hee guys, I followed this thread i installed win7codecs en all is fine. But i have one small problem. I can't get preview thumbnails of mkv files. Does anyone have a clue?
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