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19 Apr 2010   #331
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Recently, windows Explorer has started crashing randomly in a video/picture folder with the "COM surrogate not responding" error, naming libmplayer.dll. as the culprit.

Any idea what this could be? I'm using just the suggested settings on both the x64 and x32 controls.


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19 Apr 2010   #332
Shark007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
Recently, windows Explorer has started crashing randomly in a video/picture folder with the "COM surrogate not responding" error, naming libmplayer.dll. as the culprit.

Any idea what this could be? I'm using just the suggested settings on both the x64 and x32 controls.
libmplayer.dll is part of FFDshow.
I would guess it is trying to thumbnail a video when it occurs.

Open the x64 app and on the Misc TAB, disable FFDshow. Does this action cure the crash?
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20 Apr 2010   #333
radamo

Windows 7, Vista, Ubuntu
 
 
ALAC?

It appears that ALAC support is missing from this codec pack. Any plans to add it?
Thanks,
RA
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20 Apr 2010   #334
Shark007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by radamo View Post
It appears that ALAC support is missing from this codec pack. Any plans to add it?
Thanks,
RA
ALAC within M4A files is supported (not drm protected files)
see the Audio TAB - bottom checkbox on the right. 32bit playback support only.

If the ALAC audio is in a MOV container you will need to install QT-Lite.
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20 Apr 2010   #335
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shark007 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
Recently, windows Explorer has started crashing randomly in a video/picture folder with the "COM surrogate not responding" error, naming libmplayer.dll. as the culprit.

Any idea what this could be? I'm using just the suggested settings on both the x64 and x32 controls.
libmplayer.dll is part of FFDshow.
I would guess it is trying to thumbnail a video when it occurs.

Open the x64 app and on the Misc TAB, disable FFDshow. Does this action cure the crash?
I believe you are correct in that it's trying to thumbnail when it occurs. I will disable FFDShow (any adverse effects of this?), delete the thumbnail cache, and have it rebuild them.

On something possibly related, when I first start up my WMC x64 and go to LiveTV, it gives me an error message that "files are missing that are needed to play LiveTV". I can either go back to the main start page and then back into LiveTV and it works, or I can restart the app and it works. I'm not sure what's going on there either, but I suppose it could be FFDshow related as well since it seems to be using that when I play LiveTV (FFDshow icons in the system tray).
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20 Apr 2010   #336
radamo

Windows 7, Vista, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shark007 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by radamo View Post
It appears that ALAC support is missing from this codec pack. Any plans to add it?
Thanks,
RA
ALAC within M4A files is supported (not drm protected files)
see the Audio TAB - bottom checkbox on the right. 32bit playback support only.

If the ALAC audio is in a MOV container you will need to install QT-Lite.
This sounds awesome! Since my ALAC's are just my CD's ripped by iTunes in Apple Lossless would they be wrapped in an MOV container? I had never heard that term before.
Thanks,
RA
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21 Apr 2010   #337
radamo

Windows 7, Vista, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shark007 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by radamo View Post
It appears that ALAC support is missing from this codec pack. Any plans to add it?
Thanks,
RA
ALAC within M4A files is supported (not drm protected files)
see the Audio TAB - bottom checkbox on the right. 32bit playback support only.

If the ALAC audio is in a MOV container you will need to install QT-Lite.
Shark,
Thanks so much!!! Your codec pack is magic... Finally I can use WMP (if I want to). Install was easy and setup perfect. Thanks for your efforts putting this together.
Rich
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14 May 2010   #338
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shark007 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FliGi7 View Post
Recently, windows Explorer has started crashing randomly in a video/picture folder with the "COM surrogate not responding" error, naming libmplayer.dll. as the culprit.

Any idea what this could be? I'm using just the suggested settings on both the x64 and x32 controls.
libmplayer.dll is part of FFDshow.
I would guess it is trying to thumbnail a video when it occurs.

Open the x64 app and on the Misc TAB, disable FFDshow. Does this action cure the crash?
I believe you are correct in that it's trying to thumbnail when it occurs. I will disable FFDShow (any adverse effects of this?), delete the thumbnail cache, and have it rebuild them.

On something possibly related, when I first start up my WMC x64 and go to LiveTV, it gives me an error message that "files are missing that are needed to play LiveTV". I can either go back to the main start page and then back into LiveTV and it works, or I can restart the app and it works. I'm not sure what's going on there either, but I suppose it could be FFDshow related as well since it seems to be using that when I play LiveTV (FFDshow icons in the system tray).
I just did a fresh install with the latest codecs and WMC crashes upon launching livetv with the "ffdshow.ax" component being considered the problem. I disabled ffdshow as described above in the Misc tab on the x64 settings and now I get a decoder error every time I try to play livetv in WMC. So, then I unchecked suggested settings, then re-checked it again to back to where I was and get a video error that files needed to play video are missing or not installed.
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15 May 2010   #339
Shark007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

The suggested settings are known to break digital LiveTV. If using the suggested settings and LiveTV is broken, go to the swap tab and de-select Items under the 'The HACKS below MAY break LiveTV' - Most likely the Microsoft Audio decoder is needed.
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15 May 2010   #340
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

I undid all suggested on the x64 in the meantime, but will go back and do those.
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