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Windows 7: MPCHC & MKA

31 Mar 2011   #11
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I wasn't really asking about remotes, because I had already explored that topic recently. It was more about finding a player that worked well in all facets...including remote control. I've posted a question on the Movie Collectorz Forum in this regards, so maybe they can help me...fingers crossed!


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31 Mar 2011   #12
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I thought the problem was with MPCHC and that is now resolved. At one time you said VLC worked properly then you said you thought the problem was internal to VLC? Now you mention Windows Media Centre! You don't say what is wrong with that. Can you enlighten me?
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31 Mar 2011   #13
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Sorry, but the situation keeps changing, and you need a scorecard to keep up. MPCHC now works, VLC has always worked, WMP only works with non mkv files, like MPCHC did before and MCE seems to work, but with a lot of snags. Out of all of these...or some other player that I haven't tried, I want one that works consistently, without snags and also provides for remote control. MCE is the only one that I know of that is supposed to work with remote, but I think that there are others also. The point is to brush away all players that don't do all of the things that I want, and find one that does.

For simply playing a video at my desktop, either VLC or MPCHC are sufficient, but for my other rig (HTPC) I require something that I can lay back and relax while watching...that means remote and a player controlled by remote, plus one that will properly display art covers, so that I can see what I'm doing from a distance.
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31 Mar 2011   #14
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

When you say MCE do you mean Windows Media Centre? If so what are "Lots of snags"? I have never used Windows Media Centre but I have just set it up to work with my video clips (They are all ones that I produce on any one of three camcorders) and they work perfectly. I understand that any number of remotes will work with the program especially Microsoft units! I haven't found the need to install any 3rd party codecs.
Would it bepossible for you to upload one of you problem files to a host so that I can download it and try to replicate your problems?
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31 Mar 2011   #15
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Yes, MCE = Windows Media Center. The snags that I'm referring to are that many of the videos either freeze or stutter, somewhat like they did in MPCHC and still do in WMP. The videos that are problems in either MCE or WMP works just fine in either VLC or MPCHC, but I need them to work in MCE , since that is what Movie Collectorz has a plugin for, making it possible to control things remotely.

While going through the Movie Collectorz settings, I did see something about using PowerDVD or Total Theater as the viewer, but I haven't had time to experiment with that yet. Hopefully, that may provide a solution.
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31 Mar 2011   #16
Shark007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

seekermeister, when using the Shark007 codecs on 64bit operating systems you also need to install the x64Components addon for Media Center to function correctly with all of your media files.
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31 Mar 2011   #17
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Thanks, but I do have both the x32 codec and the x64 add on installed. It definitely helped with VLC and MPCHC, but not with WMP or MCE.
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31 Mar 2011   #18
Shark007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

If you have current releases (279/283) I have improved the [x] SUGGESTED settings

If choosing that checkbox in both Settings Applications, it should greatly improve your playback experience.

If you have disabled UAC, you may never get Media Center to work properly.
Also know, if re-instating UAC to default, my software needs to be re-installed while UAC is active.
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31 Mar 2011   #19
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote:
If you have disabled UAC, you may never get Media Center to work properly
This is probably the problem them, because I definitely have disabled UAC, and intend to keep it that way. If I reenabled UAC long enough to reinstall the codec, would it work okay after UAC was disabled again?
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31 Mar 2011   #20
Shark007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

yes. you can disable UAC after installing/setting up the codecs
uninstall all codecs
reboot after re-enabling UAC
re-install the codecs - select the suggested settings checkboxes
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