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25 Mar 2010   #321
Spidey1976

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks for the info - all is well & newest versions installed


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29 Mar 2010   #322
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

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If so, I'm curious about any general x86 settings I might want to adjust based on our talks back and forth.
suggested deviations from a default installation for x86...

Help TAB, associate filetypes
SWAP TAB, Disable the DMO video codecs
SWAP TAB, choose ffdshow for xvid etc.
SWAP TAB, disable the Microsoft Audio decoder (unless you use LiveTV, then leave it alone)
H264 TAB, select the divx codec
Audio TAB, match your hardware
Config TAB, lower boxes, match your hardware

None of this is set as defaults because most new users coming to the shark codecs like the idea that i do not deviate from the Microsoft settings by default. These are the same users that do not fully investigate the possibilities my interface offers and then can't understand why things still arent workin well.

Once you do have a working setup with 99% of your media playback as you wish it, PLEASE use the provided 'save settings' feature of the Misc TAB. Since I force uninstalls and do not allow upgrades, using the restore feature after a re-install will have you set back up in the wink of an eye.
Just installed the latest codecs with suggested settings and my LiveTV in WMC x64 wouldn't work until I unchecked "Disable DMO codecs".

Some FLV's don't have thumbnails, either, but I'm not really sure what that's attributed to.
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18 Apr 2010   #323
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Hey Shark,
I am having a problem accessing the settings application to uninstall and update.

I'm being told that the utility must reside in the tools folder to function, As you can see from the screenshot below it is in the tools folder. obviously something has gotten corrupted somewhere, I was hoping you could shed some light on what I can do to fix this.
Thanks,
Derek


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18 Apr 2010   #324
Shark007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

This situation is most likely caused by your use of a registry cleaner. From Control Panel | Programs and Features ... choose to Repair the Win7codecs. Now you will be able to open the settings application and uninstall from the button on the Help TAB.
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18 Apr 2010   #325
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

For some reason it is not there, only the x64 addon.


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18 Apr 2010   #326
Shark007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

That is a very efficient registry cleaner you have. Please trash it sooner rather than later. Go to C:\ProgramData\Win7codecs, enter the newest folder, rightclick the MSI file and choose repair, if it doesnt work, go to the 2nd newest folder and try again.
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18 Apr 2010   #327
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shark007 View Post
That is a very efficient registry cleaner you have. Please trash it sooner rather than later. Go to C:\ProgramData\Win7codecs, enter the newest folder, rightclick the MSI file and choose repair, if it doesnt work, go to the 2nd newest folder and try again.
It must be cause I don't even have an msi file there just 2 ini entries.

I've got a couple images I can fall back on I'll try those and If that don't work, Well it's getting about time for a clean install. Lesson learned.
I appreciate your help,
Derek
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18 Apr 2010   #328
Shark007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Next time you feel your system is in need of a cleaning, open it up, grab a vaccum and clean the dust out. At least this cleaning will have a real advantage.

Your last hope for recovery from the 'cleaning' you thought your system needed, is to use the same version installer to repair the installation. If you browse to the Tools folder, you can check the version of Settings32.exe for the version number then search google for thar version installer. replace the x's with the correct version. Win7codecs_vXXX.exe
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18 Apr 2010   #329
Seven Eleven

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shark007 View Post
Next time you feel your system is in need of a cleaning, open it up, grab a vaccum and clean the dust out. At least this cleaning will have a real advantage.
heh every now and then (after uninstalling/removing software) i use registry cleaning app and it doesn't mess up K-Lite codec pack.
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18 Apr 2010   #330
ratePV

Windows 7 SP1 x64
 
 

Bad reg. cleaner you have there.
I'm using them for 5 years without any problems of that sort.
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