Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




BDFL - Memuneh
56148 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 8213

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

Topic # 114668 27-Feb-2013 07:45 Send private message

Microsoft has released a platform update that improves H.264 decoding:


This article describes a platform update for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. This update improves the features and performance of the following components:
  • Direct2D
  • DirectWrite
  • Direct3D
  • Windows Imaging Component (WIC)
  • Windows Advanced Rasterization Platform (WARP)
  • Windows Animation Manager (WAM)
  • XPS Document API
  • H.264 Video Decoder
  • JPEG XR codec



This is available via Windows Update or download in the link above.





Create new topic
2790 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 223

Trusted

  Reply # 770861 27-Feb-2013 08:18 Send private message

Oh....do we know if it breaks anything?




Previously known as psycik

NextPVR Based HTPC:

Gigabyte AMD A8 Brix --> Samsung LA46A650D via HDMI, SiliconDust HDHomeRun Dual DVB-T Tuner, NextPVR, Plex Plugin 
Clients:
Chromecast v2, 1xATV2, 1xATV3, Roku3
Windows 2012 Host (Plex Server/Crashplan)
2x2TB, 2x3TB, 1x4TB using DriveBender, Samsung 850 evo 512 GB SSD, Hyper-V Server with 1xW10, 1xW2k8, 1xUbuntu 14.04 LTS, Crashplan, NextPVR channel for Plex




BDFL - Memuneh
56148 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 8213

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 770870 27-Feb-2013 08:28 Send private message

Installed this morning and my HTPC still plays TV3...





2790 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 223

Trusted

  Reply # 770873 27-Feb-2013 08:37 Send private message

freitasm: Installed this morning and my HTPC still plays TV3...



I might wait for a bit, since I use NextPVR rather than WMC - to make sure directshow etc isn't busted.





Previously known as psycik

NextPVR Based HTPC:

Gigabyte AMD A8 Brix --> Samsung LA46A650D via HDMI, SiliconDust HDHomeRun Dual DVB-T Tuner, NextPVR, Plex Plugin 
Clients:
Chromecast v2, 1xATV2, 1xATV3, Roku3
Windows 2012 Host (Plex Server/Crashplan)
2x2TB, 2x3TB, 1x4TB using DriveBender, Samsung 850 evo 512 GB SSD, Hyper-V Server with 1xW10, 1xW2k8, 1xUbuntu 14.04 LTS, Crashplan, NextPVR channel for Plex


2790 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 223

Trusted

  Reply # 771008 27-Feb-2013 12:12 Send private message

I have heard this

"seems to break vmr7 for me, [no picture anymore] and makes vmr9 [not custom or fse] mess up aspect ratio and video doesn't completely fill screen.."

So MediaPortal/NextPVR users may experience issues - or it could have been this one users problem




Previously known as psycik

NextPVR Based HTPC:

Gigabyte AMD A8 Brix --> Samsung LA46A650D via HDMI, SiliconDust HDHomeRun Dual DVB-T Tuner, NextPVR, Plex Plugin 
Clients:
Chromecast v2, 1xATV2, 1xATV3, Roku3
Windows 2012 Host (Plex Server/Crashplan)
2x2TB, 2x3TB, 1x4TB using DriveBender, Samsung 850 evo 512 GB SSD, Hyper-V Server with 1xW10, 1xW2k8, 1xUbuntu 14.04 LTS, Crashplan, NextPVR channel for Plex


2528 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 87


  Reply # 775557 6-Mar-2013 11:04 Send private message

"seems to break vmr7 for me, [no picture anymore] and makes vmr9 [not custom or fse] mess up aspect ratio and video doesn't completely fill screen.."


You shouldn't be using VMR7/9 in Windows 7/8 because
1. It breaks hardware acceleration
2. It gives inferior picture quality vs EVR (actual difference may not be noticeable)

For XP, it is fine to use VMR7/9 as it is required for hardware acceleration




HTPC: Intel i3-2100 / 12GB RAM / AMD HD7750 / 480 GB SSD / 22TB Storage / MediaPortal 1.12
AVR: Pioneer Elite SC-LX87 220W 9.2 Ch AVR
Speakers: Wharfedale Jade 7 Fronts / Jade 2c Center / Jade 5 Rears
Subs: iNuke 3000dsp 3000W proamp with 4x 15" JBL Sealed Subs
Display: Samsung 60" UA60H6400 3D LCD TV
Accessories: Gefen HDMI Detective with splitter

408 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 21


  Reply # 776985 8-Mar-2013 16:31 Send private message

Users are also reporting no video for h264,

I installed this update and as you report the Microsoft H264 decoder no longer works.

This is for nextpvr which uses directshow.



BDFL - Memuneh
56148 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 8213

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Subscriber

  Reply # 777033 8-Mar-2013 18:02 Send private message

Using Media Center with HDHomerun and all working fine. Also playing some H.264 content from other sources and no problems.




2790 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 223

Trusted

  Reply # 777065 8-Mar-2013 19:57 Send private message

Yeah WMC I'd imagine is fine. Just external programs that use directshow that seems to be busted.




Previously known as psycik

NextPVR Based HTPC:

Gigabyte AMD A8 Brix --> Samsung LA46A650D via HDMI, SiliconDust HDHomeRun Dual DVB-T Tuner, NextPVR, Plex Plugin 
Clients:
Chromecast v2, 1xATV2, 1xATV3, Roku3
Windows 2012 Host (Plex Server/Crashplan)
2x2TB, 2x3TB, 1x4TB using DriveBender, Samsung 850 evo 512 GB SSD, Hyper-V Server with 1xW10, 1xW2k8, 1xUbuntu 14.04 LTS, Crashplan, NextPVR channel for Plex


Create new topic





Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:






Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.