Combining PowerDVD 7's Audio Decoder and Microsot's MPEG-2 Video Decoder

Nielo TM

Aug 27, 2006
Hey guys

I am stuck having to choose between smooth motion and audio quality, so I need your help trying to get the best of both worlds.

As most of you're aware Microsoft Vista's MPEG-2 Decoder is THE best on the market. The picture quality is absolutely superb and it doesn't judder, stutter or silently drop frames. In fact, the stability of its motion is equivalent to a dedicated hardware MPEG-2 decoder. Too bad I can't say the same for other software decoders (you know who you're are).

However, the Microsoft's audio decoder is very basic, and it doesn't even support DTS. Also, the dynamic range of Dolby Digital is compressed (dull in other words).

CyberLink's PowerDVD on the other hand is the exact opposite. Its DD and DTS audio decoders are amazing, but the MPEG-2 video decoder sucks (like the rest).

So is there a way to use Vista's MPEG-2 decoder with CyberLink's DD/DTS decoder? There must be a registry hack or an alternative to Zoom player???