vista pre-rc1: app fix (skipping, looping, and poor performance in media center)

dualblade

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i had a rough time with the decoder that comes with media center.

installed the nvidia purevideo decoder, but it didn't seem to be in use (media center was still using its default decoder). downloaded the decoder check utility to change my decoder for video and audio to nvidia, and my static and looping problems went away. just open the program, set the decoder you want, and hit "set default". if the decoder check utility doesn't work right, see the references link for a way to change it in the registry

also, for anyone who uses realtek onboard audio, realtek does have a vista driver on their site. vista came with working realtek ac`97 audio, but i found that realtek's beta driver works better.

decoder check utility:
http://www.whittakermoore.com/VMCD.exe

references:
http://thegreenbutton.com/forums/thread/134112.aspx
 
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