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Topic # 45692 3-Nov-2009 23:19 Send private message

Hi


I have a problem
I installed the hdpack2.2 & have found that media center now wont play live tv. it comes up with a codec error.
It says that the video decoder is not working.
i have a hauppage nova dt tuner card.
every thing worked fine befor install the hdpack

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  Reply # 269927 4-Nov-2009 10:29 Send private message

What happens when you uninstall it? Does it fix the problem?

Codec packs + Windows 7 = PAIN

You should avoid them if at all possible.

The shark codec pack kinda works - but it still breaks a bunch of stuff...

http://shark007.net/


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  Reply # 269931 4-Nov-2009 10:31 Send private message

Windows 7 supports H.264 natively. didn't have to install any codecs for it to work with Freeview|HD or other content I have here. I wouldn't install any third party codec unless for a specific need.






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  Reply # 269949 4-Nov-2009 11:09 Send private message

I have uninstalled the codec pack to no effect.
I think it is a registry problem, with wmc not using the right codec

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  Reply # 269970 4-Nov-2009 11:58 Send private message

Its probably changed the default decoder - Have a look here:

http://www.hack7mc.com/2009/04/disable-and-replace-ms-dtvdvd-decoder.html

If you understand how to change the registry settings you should be able to change the default decoder back to the Microsoft one.

If your not comfortable with changing the registry - you should try using system restore - and restore to a point before you installed the codec pack. This will depend entirely on whether or not you have a useable restore point saved.

Start-->All Progams-->Accesories-->System Tools-->System Restore

If that doesn't work a rebuild always does the trick...



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  Reply # 270120 4-Nov-2009 18:33 Send private message

RustyGonad: Its probably changed the default decoder - Have a look here:

http://www.hack7mc.com/2009/04/disable-and-replace-ms-dtvdvd-decoder.html

If you understand how to change the registry settings you should be able to change the default decoder back to the Microsoft one.

If your not comfortable with changing the registry - you should try using system restore - and restore to a point before you installed the codec pack. This will depend entirely on whether or not you have a useable restore point saved.

Start-->All Progams-->Accesories-->System Tools-->System Restore

If that doesn't work a rebuild always does the trick...


Thanks that website showed me where the right registrry entry was.

For anybody els who needs to fix wmc here is the reg entries to return it to defult.



Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Media Center\Decoder]
"PreferredMPEG2AudioDecoderCLSID"="{E1F1A0B8-BEEE-490D-BA7C-066C40B5E2B9}"
"PreferredMPEG2VideoDecoderCLSID"="{212690FB-83E5-4526-8FD7-74478B7939CD}"


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  Reply # 270122 4-Nov-2009 18:37 Send private message

Will the Windows 7 h.264 support, offload to a GPU?

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  Reply # 270125 4-Nov-2009 18:48 Send private message

Sounddude: Will the Windows 7 h.264 support, offload to a GPU?


Yep...

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