- Jul 17, 2006
Ok, thanks. Yeah, I have had some codec issues with my Ultimate x64 box, but have been lucky with my Premium x86 HTPC.There are many routes you can take. I just posted the specific tutorial that the majority of people have great success with.
Right now in Vista Media Center, there are some conflicts and codec problems that need to be worked out.
I agree. Last year I switched back and forth a good bit between Core and ffdshow, but since the more recent releases of ffdshow, I have seen no reason to switch back to Core for now. Core may be more efficient by just a few percent but ffdshow has so much more fine tuning ability and is updated a LOT, in addition to having a lot more community support as it's free. Unless Core one day adds GPU acceleration ("coming soon" has been announced for several months or more, but in their forums they state that neither Nvidia nor ATI have provided any assistance or any intention to make any code available to help this effort), I see no reason to use it unless your comp is just on the border of being able to decode h.264, you may gain a few percentages of efficiency.It improved in December, but it really improved in February. Build 1723 is January. 1846 is early February.
edit: Core is ok. however it tends to display errors. the latest version allegedly fixes most of them, but I haven't had a reason to try it now that ffdshow is enough.
I purchased this software for the WorldCup06, GPU acceleration was mentioned as comming soon then"coming soon" has been announced for several months or more
Not sure they need to, last time i read upon it, you just pass the file bitstream directly to DXVA and the gpu handles it (if its compliant), a bit like using SPDIF to a reciever for audio.neither Nvidia nor ATI have provided any assistance or any intention to make any code available to help this effort
Thats what I thought too, makes you wonder why GPU acceleration is taking so long then.Not sure they need to, last time i read upon it, you just pass the file bitstream directly to DXVA and the gpu handles it (if its compliant), a bit like using SPDIF to a reciever for audio.
Thank god someone else is saying it. I'm tired of seeing people recommend V64 for an HTPC without mention the headaches that come with it when used on an HTPC.64-bit is a little rough and MKV's might not work depending on which codec versions you have. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND 32-BIT.
If you want painless integration of HD movies within VMC, 32-bit is highly recommended as I said before.
As far as your codec problem, you have to add it to the list of external filters and give it priority. Also try unregistering the CoreAVC codec using the regsvr32 command to ensure it is disabled. I'm using the FFDshow 64-bit version just fine on my main gaming pc.
Perhaps FFDshow didn't install correctly or something. But if you feel you want to uninstall CoreAVC, you can. You don't need to though. All you need to do is unregister CoreAVCdecoder.ax.Yeah, when I click "Add External Filter" or w/e the button is (not at that pc right now) it doesn't list ffdshow in that huge list.
will try unregistering CoreAVC tonight - is it enough to uninstall it?