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Windows 7: Windows Media Player 12 and AC3Filter

03 Jan 2010   #1
Grizz111

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Windows Media Player 12 and AC3Filter

Is it possible to force windows media player 12 to always use ac3filter?
On XP I could normally use WMP with ac3 filter for listening mp3's. Few days ago I switched to 7 and WMP12 doesn't load ac3filter although its set to prefer. If I listen in mpc hc there is no problem, ac3filter loads normally when listening to music or watching movies.

Is there any way to force WMP12 to use ac3filter?

PS I'm listening music through SPDIF.


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03 Jan 2010   #2
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Although I am not completely sure, I think that the answer is pretty much a simple no
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04 Jan 2010   #3
Grizz111

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I think there has to be something we can do. Why would they disallow us from changing filters?
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04 Jan 2010   #4
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Because clearly WMP never allowed us to change the filters from within the program itself. For example, when choosing a renderer to output videos, you can set any of them in Media Player Classic, and WMP will simply adapt to that renderer, considering it the default one. So if you set the AC3 filter as the default when you play music, WMP should adopt to it, but if it doesn't, I can't really think of anything that can be done.
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04 Jan 2010   #5
Grizz111

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Sopolias Falst View Post
When choosing a renderer to output videos, you can set any of them in Media Player Classic, and WMP will simply adapt to that renderer, considering it the default one. So if you set the AC3 filter as the default when you play music, WMP should adopt to it.
Yeah, that's how it worked in XP. Don't know why they changed it now
BTW Pozdrav
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05 Jan 2010   #6
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hoho pozdrav komšija

They changed it when building WMP12, I guess, because now WMP supports a lot more file inputs than before. One of the reasons I threw away WinAmp I always hated is because WMP12 now supports .m4a files
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