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Topic # 30025 27-Jan-2009 10:40
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my problem is not that I cannot play .avi in medial portal but when I do play it the display driver will always crash, always!
.mkv and TV works without hassle. I have used 2 different codecs from the drop down M-Peg2 menu (MPV and Cyberlink) and no matter what, about 20-30 minutes in the picture starts to stutter then if i don't quickly pause it, crashes. Pausing the .avi only prolonges the inevitable.

I have ticked the hardware acceleration in Cyberlink options and it decodes free veiw no problems but it's MPEG-2 and also the MPV decoder seem to be the problem, does anyone else have this problem or any ideas?

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  Reply # 192260 27-Jan-2009 13:48
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try a de-install/re-install of the xvid codec and see if that sorts you out.  Or switch to divx codec.




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  Reply # 192279 27-Jan-2009 14:54
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i only get a few different options from the drop down menu, a couple of cyberlink ones, MPV, Microsoft, a Nero one because of my burning suite and that's it. What codec's does everyone else use if they are using Cyberlink to decode freeview? Cyberlink or the MPV?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 192292 27-Jan-2009 15:25
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For freeview most people are using cyberlink.

The xivd I was talking about would show up in control panel add, remove programs.




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NextPVR: 
Gigabyte AMD A8 Brix --> Samsung LA46A650D via HDMI, NextPVR,
OpenHAB: ODroid C2 eMMC DriveOpenHAB with Aeotech ZWave Controller, Raspberry PI, Wemos D1 Mini, Zwave and Bluetooth LE Sensors
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  Reply # 193604 3-Feb-2009 08:41
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The options in mediaportal (MPV or Cyberlink) are used to decode MPEG2 signals (i.e. DVD, standard definition satellite and terrestial TV).

To decode AVI files MP uses the codecs installed in windows. Most modern movies are encoded with MP4 codecs such as DivX and Xvid. These are not configured in MP at all but in the OS.

If you are not sure what you have installed just download and install the latest from the XVid website.

Grant



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  Reply # 193636 3-Feb-2009 10:17
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I see. I have played around a bit to see whether Cyberlink or MPV decoder is the problem, The second time i changed to the Cyberlink BD video codec option seems to be OK... for now but i'll make sure i have the other codecs installed as well

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  Reply # 194120 4-Feb-2009 21:58
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To determine what codecs your system is actually using for *.avi playback use Graphedit to render an *.avi file. After opening app, click on 'file>render media file' & browse to media file. This will show the string of codecs, from splitter through to video, audio & renderer. You can then attempt playback to see if it's working. This will tell you if you have a system codec issue or if it's limited to Mediaportal. You can also using Media Player Classic to try the file, or any other number of players, eg. Zoomplayer, VLC, etc.

You haven't installed codec packs, have you? I find they & ffdshow can cause more problems on (HT)PC systems than not.




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  Reply # 194318 5-Feb-2009 16:34
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definately no codec packs installed, with XP i used ffdshow but heard it causes a bit of probs so just went with Cyberlink and Haali, nero codecs have been added with the suite that is installed but never used. I will use Graphedit to be sure of which codecs my system is using.
Thanks

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  Reply # 194322 5-Feb-2009 16:51
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If it does turn out you have codec issues you could try this app to sort it out. I haven't used it myself but have heard good reports on other forums.




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