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Windows 7: MPCHC & MKA

30 Mar 2011   #1
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 
MPCHC & MKA

I had this player working with mka videos previously, but somehow I guess that I uninstalled the player (memory hole). I installed it again, but now when I try to play a mkv file, MPCHC just displays a black screen, as shown in the screenshot below.

I have nosed around in the options and enabled everything that I found related to mka, but nothing helped. Any ideas on how to fix the problem?




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30 Mar 2011   #2
seekermeister

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

When checking in the file manager, I found that all of the mkv files no longer displayed the VLC logo, as they had previously. Yet when I checked in file associations, it still says that VLC is the program associated with the file type. I also went to VLC's option to set defaults and made sure that mkv was included, and saved the configuration...still no change in the file type icons. When I double click a mkv file, it does play properly in VLC, but not MPCHC. What is going on?


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30 Mar 2011   #3
mitchell65

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

Try uninstalling MPCHC and reinstalling. Make sure to uninstall any left over registry entries before reinstalling. Also have you installed any codec packs recently?
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30 Mar 2011   #4
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W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

No, I don't think that I have ever installed a codec on W7. However, it appears that your suggestion to uninstall MPCHC fixed the problem. At least now all of the video files have VLC icons again. I wanted to experiment with MPCHC some, because a lot of my videos have sporadic fits when an area of the film becomes blocky for a short time. The curious part is that if I replay the exact same portion of the video, it will play normally without any blockyness. It would seem that if the video files were not right, that the problem would be consistent. It's not a big problem, but one that I would like to eliminate.
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30 Mar 2011   #5
mitchell65

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

Check with your graphics card manufacturer's website for the latest drivers!
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30 Mar 2011   #6
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W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I have the latest driver installed, but I really doubt that this has anything to do with video drivers. I have a hunch that the problem is either internal to VLC or perhaps I need to install some codec pack...not sure.
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30 Mar 2011   #7
mitchell65

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

I see you have uninstalled MPCHC but did you reinstall it? Make sure when you do so that you have all the file association options unchecked and then it wont be the default player for any files. When you have done this right click on one of your MKV files and click "Open with". Choose the MPCHC. If that doesn't appear in the list then hit "Choose Default Program" and if necessary click "Browse" and navigate to the "mpc-hc64.exe [This will be in the Program Files folder not Program Files (x86)]
Make sure the "Always use this program etc" box is UNCHECKED!
See how your files perform in this!
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30 Mar 2011   #8
seekermeister

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

Actually, that is exactly what I did when I last installed it, but on the off chance that either I did something by mistake, or the installation went awry, I will try it again and see what happens.
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30 Mar 2011   #9
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W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Reinstalling MPCHC didn't help, it was exactly as before. But after installing both the x86 and x64 Shark007 codec packs, MPCHC now works as it should. I can't say the same for Media Center or WMP though. WMP doesn't matter much, because I never use it, but Media Center does, because I had intended to use it so that I could use a remote control. Any thoughts in that directions?
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31 Mar 2011   #10
mitchell65

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

Sorry I have no idea about remote controls. There's a lot of advice on types of R/C's on the web though as i just Googled it and loads came up!
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