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Topic # 27583 31-Oct-2008 10:29
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Hi Guys

I have finally configured my x64 machine to play Freeview HD with guides. The only thing I CAN'T play is my .mkv files which I have quite a few of.
In Googling I have found quite a bit of advice in terms of what codec to install etc. to make it work however the codecs listed after more googling seem to all have trouble running in x64 Vista to the point where some have had to re-install it.
I don't want to do this and was wondering if anyone has a similar setup and/or problem and how did they deal with it, without everything turning to crap.

I'm using...

MP RC3
Power DVD8
Aeon Wide 1.2 SKIN (if it matters)
I am currently using Power DVD8 in the Movies/Player codecs drop down.

Maybe I'm wrong with singling out x64 Vista but from what I have read ffdshow and CCCP don't like x64 bit

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  Reply # 174821 31-Oct-2008 10:50
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Try Arcsoft Total Media Theatre. That supports H.264 hardware acceleration as well as divx/dvid and mkv.



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  Reply # 174828 31-Oct-2008 11:01
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Thanks! By installing this will it allow me to selcet the codec from the drop down menu? or do you mean use this as my Media Centre SOftware?

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  Reply # 174829 31-Oct-2008 11:14
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eversince: Hi Guys

I have finally configured my x64 machine to play Freeview HD with guides. The only thing I CAN'T play is my .mkv files which I have quite a few of.
In Googling I have found quite a bit of advice in terms of what codec to install etc. to make it work however the codecs listed after more googling seem to all have trouble running in x64 Vista to the point where some have had to re-install it.
I don't want to do this and was wondering if anyone has a similar setup and/or problem and how did they deal with it, without everything turning to crap.

I'm using...

MP RC3
Power DVD8
Aeon Wide 1.2 SKIN (if it matters)
I am currently using Power DVD8 in the Movies/Player codecs drop down.

Maybe I'm wrong with singling out x64 Vista but from what I have read ffdshow and CCCP don't like x64 bit


I personally installed the K-Lite codec pack, which comes with the Haali Media Splitter for dealing with .mkv files. If you don't want all the extra stuff the codec pack comes with you can either fully customize the install to just include what you want, or just download Haali Media Splitter here. Install that and you should be good to go without adding a whole lot of other stuff to your system.

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  Reply # 174836 31-Oct-2008 11:45
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arcsoft doesnt run to well on x64. I'm using powerdvd 8 for hardware x264 decoding. Just select it as your chioce under the movie player section. you will also need to have haali media spliter installed to open the .mkv containers. also make sure if you have ffdshow installed that it is set to NOT decode h.264.

I personally would steer well clear of codec packs. They oftain contain conflicting codecs and way more then you need. I run x64 Vista with MP RC3 and all I have installed is PDVD8, FFDSHOW and Haali media spliter. That is enough to play every format I have ever come accross.




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Reply # 174898 31-Oct-2008 15:53
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Thanks guys I'll put geekie's theory to the test tonight as it sounds the best solution and least work involved. legengs!

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  Reply # 174941 31-Oct-2008 17:31
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I installed media player classic home cinima version - 64 bit. I have no idea what codec or splitters its using but its worked on all the .mkv's I have thrown at it so far just fine.




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  Reply # 174978 31-Oct-2008 20:44
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richms: I installed media player classic home cinima version - 64 bit. I have no idea what codec or splitters its using but its worked on all the .mkv's I have thrown at it so far just fine.


MPC-HC uses it's own internal filters/codecs by deafault.  So if your watching an h264 movie in MPC-HC it will use MPCVideoDec.ax which is the built in MPC-HC codec.




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Reply # 175633 4-Nov-2008 08:42
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ALL SORTED! Thanks for the help! Haali did the trick for my .mkv got ffdshow as well not sure if it was necessary but its still lite and is running smoothly.

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