Hacking Windows 7 Media Center

Disable and Replace MS DTV/DVD Decoder

by @ 8:15 am on April 8th, 2009 in codecs, ffdshow, mkv matroska, windows media foundation with 77 Comments

windows_7_logo_warpped One of the problems people run into when using Windows 7 Media Center is that it’s locked into using Microsoft’s own decoder for live TV. Not only that but if you should try to simply disable this codec (because it’s also locked in for all h.264 content used in videos) live TV playback won’t function. This happens because codecs such as FFDShow aren’t able to handle the live TV stream coming from Windows 7 Media Center.

Want to Keep MS DTV/DVD for live TV playback? Use this guide, instead.

What we need to do is disable the Microsoft DTV/DVD Decoder so we can use FFDShow and the like for our movies then replace the codec used for TV playback with a suitable replacement. First, install the codecs you intend to use to playback video content other than live TV. If you’re in need of a guide on this try Playing MKVs for Minimalists on Windows 7.

Once you’ve got basic movie playback working we need to find a suitable replacement for live TV playback. This has very specific requirements including being able to work with DRM built into Windows 7 Media Center. One codec that has been found to work perfectly in this situation is the Cyberlink video decoder included in PowerDVD 9.

powerdvd9

The easiest method to access the Cyberlink decoder, if you don’t already own Cyberlink PowerDVD 9, is to download the trial version. For those looking for a more minimalist install you can follow these steps to extract only the necessary decoder from the trial install package (taken from the MediaPortal Forums and modified for 7MC):

  1. Download PowerDVD trial software here.
  2. Rename "CyberLink.1501a(DVDTrial)_DVD081031-03.exe" to "CyberLink.1501a(DVDTrial)_DVD081031-03.zip"
  3. Open "PowerDVD9.1501D(Trial)_DVD081031-03.zip" in a program like 7zip
  4. Extract "[ data1 ]" and rename it "[ data 1 ].zip"
  5. Open "[ data 1].zip" in 7zip and Extract "data1.cab"
  6. Find "_A2999B32CFD14E0385CC0CC8DB803CB4" file and extract it on your "C:\" root
  7. rename "_A2999B32CFD14E0385CC0CC8DB803CB4" to "CLVsd.ax".
  8. Open an elevated command prompt (start > cmd > ctrl + shift + enter)
  9. Type "C:\Windows\system32\regsvr32 C:\CLVsd.ax" and hit enter
  10. You should receive a message stating the proccess succeeded, otherwise try the process again

*Cyberlink codecs are usable only in 32-bit installs as far as I know

Now to disable the built in Microsoft DTV/DVD Decoder. The simplest way to do this is to just rename the decoder in the system32 folder. Open Windows Explorer and navigate to “C:\Windows\system32\”. Find the file named “msmpeg2vdec.dll” and rename it “msmpeg2vdec.dll.bak”. This will disable that particular codec and may cause instability in other programs so this is recommended only for pure Media Center installs.

After the default Microsoft codec has been disabled we need to instruct Media Center to use the Cyberlink codec instead. To do this open regedit (start > regedit > ctrl + shift + enter) and navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Media Center\Decoder

Locate the entry labeled “PreferredMPEG2VideoDecoderCLSID” and double-click to modify the value. Enter “{3AC8EA8C-990A-424A-BD7B-D5B57A9DEB83}”, without the quotes as the new value. This is the CLSid of the Cyberlink Video/SP Decoder. You can double-check the CLSid using RadLight’s Filter Manager with this guide.

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77 Comments


paul
Comment #287 from paul [Reply]

Hey. Does the Cyberlink decoder do DXVA?

Comment left April 8, 2009 at 8:32 am Permanent Link

Casey
Comment #288 from Casey [Reply]

I am not sure I get the point. Does this result in better picture or sound quality? Will the resulting codec work for extenders? Just seems like a waste of time and effort to me.

Comment left April 8, 2009 at 9:20 am Permanent Link
Comment #289 from Michael Healy [Reply]

Disabling the Micorsoft DTV/DVD Decoder is the only way to use third party codecs for videos in Windows 7 Media Center. Anyone wanting to use FFDShow for instance will have to disable the build in decoder.

Also, yes Cyberlink’s decoder does DXVA as well as giving a number of other teaking options for the output. You can access the properties pages through either graphstudio or filter manager.

Comment left April 8, 2009 at 9:47 am Permanent Link

vick
Comment #291 from vick [Reply]

Doesn’t work for me :
Video error
Files needed to display video are not installed or are not working correctly.

Comment left April 8, 2009 at 12:19 pm Permanent Link
Comment #292 from Michael Healy [Reply]

I’ve got this working a 7057 and a 7000 build x32 install. It won’t work on x64 machines as the codec isn’t x64 compatible. Other than that double check each of the steps and make sure to restart your machine before restarting Media Center.

Comment left April 8, 2009 at 1:00 pm Permanent Link

Alex
Comment #300 from Alex [Reply]

If i were to install Haali Splitter, would this procedure result in Haali being used by WMC?

If not, any ideas on using 3rd party splitters? Seems to me that that would be important as well due to the lack of support for multiple audio streams in WMC/WMP12.

Comment left April 9, 2009 at 11:56 am Permanent Link

Tom
Comment #302 from Tom [Reply]

Do the Win7 built-in codecs support DXVA for MPG2, H264, and VC1? Cyberlink’s do, but if Win7′s already have the support, I don’t see a need to change to Cyberlink’s. My concern is heat in my HTPC (DXVA offloads the decoding to the GPU instead of thrashing the CPU). With Vista, I just had to 1) Install Vista, 2) Install Cyberlink, 3) Install divx/xvid standalone codec, and success – everything works with DXVA in VMC! For Win7 can I just skip step #2 and still have accelerated (DXVA) playback?

Comment left April 9, 2009 at 1:06 pm Permanent Link
@Reply #303 from mhealy [Reply]

I do believe that the native Windows 7 codecs support DXVA but don’t hold me to it. I wanted to disable the default codecs mostly for movie playback without breaking live TV. Cyberlink works with live TV playback but FFDShow doesn’t. I’d also like to try TMT’s codec and compare quality across all three.

Comment left April 9, 2009 at 3:23 pm Permanent Link

steven
Comment #306 from steven [Reply]

Is there a x64 hack?

Comment left April 9, 2009 at 4:38 pm Permanent Link
@Reply #307 from mhealy [Reply]

I’m not aware of any x64 codecs that will work with live TV in Media Center. It’s one of the few reasons my Media Center is still x32. If you don’t use live TV it’s still possible to use this hack to disable the native codec for just movie playback.

Comment left April 9, 2009 at 4:43 pm Permanent Link

Billy Gun
Comment #312 from Billy Gun [Reply]

Hi mhealy, thank you very much for this post.

Can this possibly help W7 MCE to support the Brazilian DTV? There Is no Natively suport for the Brazilian Digital TV on W7 MCE, the Brazilian DTV is a variant of the Japanese DTV, but It was modifyed to use H. 264 and ACCv2.

I know that Cyberlink “Power Cinema” have support to the Brazilian DTV, can this help to make W7 MCE suport Tv tunners?

I am not able to make any kind of test now, there Is no PCI-E Tv cards yet here for our DTV, just USBs, The first model of PCI-E will arive soon.

Thank you very much ;)

Comment left April 9, 2009 at 8:35 pm Permanent Link
Comment #317 from mhealy [Reply]

It may be possible to get the Cyberlink codec from the trial version of power cinema (or even the retail version) but it would be hard for me to test which one is correct from here as I can’t get Brazilian TV.

You could install the trial from cyberlink then use Filter Manager to test the codec CLSids and see if you can find one that works for your area.

Comment left April 10, 2009 at 9:34 am Permanent Link

Jeff Garvey
@Reply #320 from Jeff Garvey [Reply]

Would this make help make it possible to force the media center extenders to use a different codec so that .VOB would be a supported format?

Just a thought – not sure if it is possible, but it sure would be nice!

Comment left April 10, 2009 at 8:17 pm Permanent Link
Comment #325 from mhealy [Reply]

I don’t think it’s possible to enable VOB support on an extender as far as I know. I could be wrong though.

Comment left April 11, 2009 at 11:47 am Permanent Link

Jeff Garvey
@Reply #334 from Jeff Garvey [Reply]

I am not sure if it is possible, but it seems like if the software is being sent to the extender everytime that it should be possible. I would not even know where to start looking, but my thought is that if there was a codec that was being sent to the extender, that a simple renaming of a file with more codec support would then enable other codecs on the extender.

I have the Linksys DMA-2200 and it has VOB support on it for DVD playback, but WMC does not utilize it, so it seems like the codecs for WMC are not stored on the device.

Just a thought – it might be worth a shot to try and see if it is possible – you would be known as a god if you got it working :-D

Comment left April 12, 2009 at 8:33 am Permanent Link

H Atkinson
Comment #372 from H Atkinson [Reply]

The link for PDVD 9 downloads a later version PowerDVD9.1530(BDTrial)_DVD090319-02.exe and after extracting Data1.cab i cannot find the file “_2AFBFAA7E01647E8BF1B15D5BFACE6D5″, i also searched the internet for the stated version “CyberLink.1501a(DVDTrial)_DVD081031-03.exe” but again i cannot find the decoder file:(

Please can you amnd or help in finding this required decoder?

TIA.

Comment left April 18, 2009 at 4:23 pm Permanent Link
@Reply #374 from mhealy [Reply]

If you install the trial version the correct codec should be installed and registered allowing you to skip the instructions for extracting the codec separately. You would need to leave the program installed, however, to continue using the codec.

I’ll also take a look at the latest download and see what I find.

Comment left April 18, 2009 at 7:43 pm Permanent Link
@Reply #375 from mhealy [Reply]

I’ve amended the post with the correct new filename to look for inside data1.cab: _585CA1599BD44A68BC2FA692CEB56CD5

Thanks for the heads up!

Comment left April 18, 2009 at 7:46 pm Permanent Link

H Atkinson
Comment #378 from H Atkinson [Reply]

Thanks buddy, worked a treat!!

ATB!

Comment left April 19, 2009 at 7:15 am Permanent Link

H Atkinson
Comment #379 from H Atkinson [Reply]

Oh BTW is there any way to make these codecs work with WMP12??

TIA.

Comment left April 19, 2009 at 7:17 am Permanent Link

Steve
Comment #493 from Steve [Reply]

Thank you :)

But now my MP4′s won’t play and give an error :(

Comment left April 30, 2009 at 4:01 pm Permanent Link
@Reply #494 from MichaelHealy [Reply]

What codec are you using? You’ll need to have a that’s able to play MP4 since the default codec will no longer handle playback.

Comment left April 30, 2009 at 7:35 pm Permanent Link

Steve
Comment #496 from Steve [Reply]

Shouldn’t ffdshow be handling it? (I enabled AVC/H264 in ffdshow and can play AVC in MKV but not AVC in MP4)

Or do I need a splitter for the MP4s now?

BTW I’m using Windows 7 build 7100 maybe that’s why.

Comment left May 1, 2009 at 3:06 am Permanent Link
@Reply #501 from MichaelHealy [Reply]

You most likely need an MP4 splitter, you can download a stand-alone MP4 splitter and register it with this guide. If that doesn’t work you may want to try to render the file in Graphstudio and see what it says.

Comment left May 1, 2009 at 7:58 am Permanent Link

beaups
Comment #653 from beaups [Reply]

Using 7100 32 bit…I follow the instructions and when trying to play livetv I get a “Copying Prohibited” error. This is a cablecard PC. Is the CyberLink codec not compatible with CableCard content?

Comment left May 4, 2009 at 8:56 pm Permanent Link

Marc
Comment #714 from Marc [Reply]

I’m running 7100 32bit and this seems to work perfect except for one thing. the thumbnails for newly recorded shows don’t show up. the shows still record and play fine, they just don’t have the thumbnails. anyone else experienced this?

i really want to keep using the powerdvd decoder because some of the dvds that i have ripped onto the hard drive shake really bad when playing them. changing to the powerdvd decoder fixed the playback on them.

Comment left May 5, 2009 at 11:36 pm Permanent Link

Jens
Comment #764 from Jens [Reply]

Same for me. DVD (I had some frame freezes during DVD playback when using the fast rewind mode) and MKV Playback are perfect now (no artefacts, slowdowns or out of sync problems). Somehow new tv recordings do not have thumbnails. Live TV works.

Comment left May 6, 2009 at 7:33 pm Permanent Link

Eric
@Reply #997 from Eric [Reply]

Anyone found a solution to this one? My recorded tv thumbnails are missing too.

Comment left May 12, 2009 at 7:58 am Permanent Link

Manu
Comment #785 from Manu [Reply]

Hello everybody,

I leave in France and i have a corruption problem on HTDV. So, I’d like to change the MS video decoder by the Cyberlink decoder, but HDTV gives me a black screen (sound is ok).

Anyone can help me ?

Comment left May 7, 2009 at 5:56 am Permanent Link

Matt
Comment #1254 from Matt [Reply]

Thanks but having problems with tv, when i change channel i have to press play and sometimes fast forward for the image and sound play. How can i undo this process? I’ve renamed “msmpeg2vdec.dll” back to original, changed “PreferredMPEG2VideoDecoderCLSID” to original reregistered microsoft dtv/dvd in RadLight’s Filter Manager. Also used Media Center Decoder Utility to confirm the media centre is using microsoft dtv/dvd but still same problem?
Can anyone help?
thanks

Comment left May 24, 2009 at 8:59 am Permanent Link
@Reply #1256 from Michael Healy [Reply]

Once you’ve rolled back all the changes you made in this guide there should be no lingering changes left behind. You could unregister the codec used to replace DTV/DVD but that would be the only other thing I can think of at the moment.

Comment left May 24, 2009 at 11:17 am Permanent Link

Matt
Comment #1260 from Matt [Reply]

sorted it, seems that ffdshow audio didnt work to well with microsoft dtv/dvd. So set mine both to the default. Now it works

Comment left May 24, 2009 at 6:15 pm Permanent Link

bobs
Comment #1316 from bobs [Reply]

How does this work if you actually own PowerDVD and install?

As apposed to extracting the file from the trial exe?

Comment left May 27, 2009 at 9:09 pm Permanent Link
@Reply #1321 from MichaelHealy [Reply]

You can skip the extraction step and proceed with the rest of the guide. It’s also possible to install the trial version of the software and proceed that way. Extracting the filter is only necessary for those who don’t want the extra software installed.

Comment left May 28, 2009 at 8:02 am Permanent Link

kj
Comment #1394 from kj [Reply]

The latest version/patch from Cyberlink is, i believe, CyberLink.1719(Patch)_DVD090428-02

In this pack it is the: “_F7CE3A055D84403786CEE695DD54D0C9″ file which contains/is/has the CLVsd.ax

Comment left June 2, 2009 at 10:31 am Permanent Link

Chris Hooper
Comment #1554 from Chris Hooper [Reply]

As noted above, this does not work with Win 7 x64 using ffdshow – live TV does not play back, giving a codec error message.

Funny, ffdshow used to play live TV in Vista 64bit I wonder why it now doesn’t work?

Comment left June 10, 2009 at 5:37 am Permanent Link

ssalsekki
Comment #1600 from ssalsekki [Reply]

I followed these instructions exactly and all the guides it linked to such as the MKV for Minimalists… FFDshow audio setup guide.

After completing the MKV and FFDshow audio guide, i was able to play mkv files that contained xvid, avi, etc.. However once i set up the livetv playback with powerdvd9 according to this guide, i am no longer able to play any avi, mpegs, xvids, etc.. The live tv playback works beautifully though.

It seems following this guide disabled the ffdshow video…

Any suggestions?

Comment left June 12, 2009 at 10:10 pm Permanent Link

ssalsekki
Comment #1649 from ssalsekki [Reply]

Thanks for the quick response. So i looked into that Filters Tool and if I understand correctly if I use that tool there is no need for the registry hacks that is done through this guide? Is that correct?

Note: I am on build 7201 if that makes any difference. I read somewhere that some hacks and tools no longer work on build 7201.

Comment left June 16, 2009 at 12:23 am Permanent Link
@Reply #1654 from Michael Healy [Reply]

I don’t believe that the tool works with Live TV so you’ll still have to manually change the MPEG2 Decoder settings for Media Center. Other than that, yes, the Preferred DS Filter Tool makes this technique somewhat obsolete.

Comment left June 16, 2009 at 7:58 am Permanent Link

ssalsekki
Comment #1668 from ssalsekki [Reply]

Which guide on this site shall i follow to change the MPEG2 Decoder settings. Sorry for all these questions its just that i have tried so many of these guides and reinstalled windows around 10 times so far with no luck.

Comment left June 16, 2009 at 8:00 pm Permanent Link

drax
Comment #1887 from drax [Reply]

Did anyone have any success with recorded tv thumbnails showing up after switching the video decoder to Cyberlink?

Comment left June 26, 2009 at 9:31 pm Permanent Link

Shane
Comment #1921 from Shane [Reply]

thought i’d note the file name has changed once again. prehaps you could just give the file size in bytes and that would make it easier to find it no matter what the file name is?

Comment left June 29, 2009 at 9:08 pm Permanent Link

ricopicouk
Comment #2000 from ricopicouk [Reply]

_A2999B32CFD14E0385CC0CC8DB803CB4
size: 981 KB (1,004,944 bytes)

Which I found in the filename: PowerDVD9_Trial+BD_with+Dolby_.1719_DVD090514-08.exe

Comment left July 5, 2009 at 5:32 am Permanent Link
Comment #2042 from stormking [Reply]

Thanks ricopicouk. I used your key with the latest trial and have the cyberlink codec working on Windows 7 x64 build 7201 – so it is working under x64.

Notes:
- I did not have to change the filename “msmpeg2vdec.dll”, as I could not anyway due to permission problems.
- FFDShow launches and is receiving a raw NV12 video stream from CyberLink. I don’t understand how FFDShow is being enabled – it must be the default handler of this NV12 stream, I guess.
- So now for my digital TV channels I can have FFDShow; 1) deinterlace w/ yadif, 2) postprocess luminance and full luma range, 3) levels, auto, 4) Resize to 1920×1080 (keep aspect) w/ Spline on luma and chroma, w/ luma gaussian blur: 0.20 and luma and chrome sharpen 1.50. Looks pretty good for SD QAM.
- The flickering I have noticed w/ the MS Decoder not handling interlaced QAM channels is gone w/ the CyberLink codec which properly handles interlaced video and does not create flickering artifacts.
- CyberLink does not show up as a choice in MCDU, which I have now left on the MS Decoder – while making the above modification to the registry to enable CyberLink as the default codec. Apparently, I do not need to set MCDU to FFDShow anymore if I set all the choices in “Preferred Filter Tweaker” to FFDShow. Although CyberLink is not a choice under 64bit default MPEG2 decoder, it is under 32bit and somehow by making the above manual tweak – it works.
- Between the manaul regedit, the MCDU tool and the “Preferred Filter Tweaker” it is confusing what is setting what – as when you alter the MPEG2 selection on the PFT tool, this does not change the same registry setting discussed in this article. So the difference between these 2 default MPEG2 decoders isn’t clear.

So, it works but not clear why. My original thought was that even if its 32bit filter, if you start the 32bit Media Player prior to starting MC, MC will use the 32bit version of MP and thus use the 32bit filters. However, this is unnecessary as wmplayer.exe (32 or 64) is not launched with CyberLink codec enabled. So, I guess MC can use 32 or 64bit filters.

Comment left July 8, 2009 at 6:12 am Permanent Link
Comment #2052 from stormking [Reply]

I just wanted to update my last comment to say I have disabled #2 and #3, postprocessing and levels from FFDShow (looks too washed out). CyberLink + FFDShow (processing raw NV12) w/ settings deinterlace w/ yadif (check double frame rate) and resizing to 1920×1080 w/ the settings I mentioned above – look great for QAM SD. Daily Show looks quite good upconverted and slightly corrected. MS Decoder is trash.

Comment left July 9, 2009 at 4:32 am Permanent Link

Anonymous
Comment #2197 from Anonymous [Reply]

Does anyone know the name of the file I need to extract to get CSVsd.ax from the PowerDVD9.1719a(BDTrial)__DVD090629-07 build? Thanks.

Comment left July 20, 2009 at 9:47 am Permanent Link

ricopicouk
Comment #2290 from ricopicouk [Reply]

For the build: PowerDVD9.1719a(BDTrial)__DVD090629-07
the file name is:
_37A5F21712F142C0908833C7A281A90A

For future referance to those looking for others builds, extract all the files as you would, and look for a file of ~980kB.
Then right click the file, select properties.
In the description, it will say “CyberLink Video/SP Filter” and that is your file.

Kind Regards
Ricopicouk

Comment left July 25, 2009 at 7:39 pm Permanent Link

David Broome
Comment #2732 from David Broome [Reply]

I tried this but ran into Windows Security that will not allow me to rename the dll file. Any tips for how to override?

Comment left August 17, 2009 at 7:21 am Permanent Link

Dukenukemx
Comment #2822 from Dukenukemx [Reply]

I just bought a capture card and installed it on my Windows 7 X64 RTM installation. The video quality on Live TV is horrible, and the image seems to bob or jitter up and down.

When I had WinXP MCE, I used Nvidia Pure Video decoder to increase the picture quality. Now, it doesn’t work in Win7.

I have installed CyberLink PowerDVD 9, and tried the above registry change. The version I have says made for Win7 X64, but when I start TV it gives an error for the decoder.

Anyone got this to work with Win7 X64 please explain how you did it?

Comment left August 21, 2009 at 12:58 pm Permanent Link

PLAzmA
Comment #2896 from PLAzmA [Reply]

if anyone finds a fix so you can use the cyberlink codec for TV and still get the thumbnails pleeease post them, i refuse to use the microsoft decoded as the smallest signal blip and the picture garbles, the cyberlink codecs a lot more stable… however having no thumbnails is kiiillling me :( please help someone.

Comment left August 25, 2009 at 2:19 pm Permanent Link

Azumimuo
Comment #3159 from Azumimuo [Reply]

Does anyone know the name of the file I need to extract to get CSVsd.ax from the Cyberlink PowerDVD Deluxe 9.0.1428 build? Thanks.

Comment left September 8, 2009 at 2:09 pm Permanent Link

Chris
Comment #4194 from Chris [Reply]

The file to look for in the current version as of 10/23 is:
_6276EFFF5BB54B7B934F612EEC90B575

Comment left October 23, 2009 at 11:33 pm Permanent Link

Anonymous
Comment #4560 from Anonymous [Reply]

I have powerdvd codec working on live tv.
It’s in 32 bit mode.
These are my steps.
Install windows 7 and x64 codecs from shark codec.
Install the powerdvd codec like above or I just installed powerdvd 9.
Use win7DSFilterTweaker to set all your codecs to ffdshow and powerdvd for 32bit mpeg2
open config for x64 shark codecs and set to use 32x windows media player. Then media center will use powerdvd codec 32x for live tv.
Good luck only thing that won’t work is mp4 playback because of media foundation which if turned off breaks live tv.
Good luck. Still waiting for a native x64 codec but for now powerdvd is noticeably better than the Microsoft alternative.

Comment left November 5, 2009 at 8:26 am Permanent Link

Bill R
Comment #4878 from Bill R [Reply]

Is this working for anyone on the RTM? I seem to be doing everything correctly. All chaneels work except for premium channels, those give me the copyright protection error. Any help would be appreciated, I am trying to stop the flicker while using the MS codec on the premium channels.

TIA

Comment left November 16, 2009 at 8:58 pm Permanent Link
Comment #4993 from Bozo [Reply]

Hello to all and thanks for your help!
I tried something so simple it’s stupid.
Windows XP Video Decoder Checkup Utility still works even on Windows 7 64 Bit.
I have a ATI 4870X2 Video Card and an Intel Q9550 which is oveclocked to 3400Mhz I used the old tool mentioned above to set my ATI MPEG Video Decoder (atimpenc.dll V10.9.0,40813) Set as preferred. So now my expensive Video Card is working like a dream come true on both recording and TV.
Hope this helps others I did not have to go through the complex renaming or other such complex tasks.
Regards to all,
Bozo :)

Comment left November 20, 2009 at 11:58 pm Permanent Link
Comment #5268 from stormking_05996790976760542065 [Reply]

I just upgrade the Shark007 codecs by; uninstalling the x64 package, uninstalling the x86 package, then reinstalling the latest x86 package and then the x64 package. Now my PowerDVD codec for TV is foobarred and my FFDShow is foobarred for playing back mkv/AVC.

I can successfully use MCDU to switch between the MS codec for TV and FFDShow for mkv/AAC playback, but I can’t get it back to the way it was with both PowerDVD and FFDShow working seamlessly. Even with the PowerDVD ID in the registry and FFDShow set for all in the PreferredCodec app, with PowerDVD set in 32bit, as well as 32bit wmp set as the default – TV still breaks on playback.

Any suggestions or has someone encountered the same after upgrading Shark007?

Thanks!!!

Comment left December 2, 2009 at 6:48 pm Permanent Link

newm
Comment #6641 from newm [Reply]

hi all is there a fix for x64 rtm with hd support for mpeg 2 and 4 thanks

Comment left January 14, 2010 at 4:52 am Permanent Link

blademaster
Comment #7606 from blademaster [Reply]

Anyone have the name of the file which is masquerading as CSVsd.ax? Current version of powerdvd is 2528 (powerdvd downloads as “CyberLink.2528(TaRe45)(Tr_DVD091203-01.exe”).
Also, how does one figure out which file is the correct codec in the data1.cab archive?
Thanks.

Comment left February 12, 2010 at 1:18 am Permanent Link
Comment #8014 from Everton Blair [Reply]

I’ve just added tv cards to my W7MC box – does this improve TV quality? If not, what’s the best live tv setup?

Comment left February 23, 2010 at 2:34 pm Permanent Link

Anonymous
Comment #8538 from Anonymous [Reply]

actual file name is
_A54E55D7AF614F11A0002013BFD623BF

Comment left March 15, 2010 at 2:40 pm Permanent Link

luke
Comment #8685 from luke [Reply]

what file contains the decoder in build 2528? none of the files posted in the comments exist in the data1.cab of this build. Better yet, how do you find which file contains the decoder’
thanks

Comment left March 21, 2010 at 6:57 pm Permanent Link

Anonymous
Comment #8897 from Anonymous [Reply]

You can still download the original file “CyberLink.1501a(DVDTrial)_DVD081031-03.exe” from http://suhd.com/cyberlink-powerdvd/

Comment left March 30, 2010 at 12:16 am Permanent Link

Anonymous
Comment #10385 from Anonymous [Reply]

Anyone tried the codec from Cyberlink PowerDVD 10?
I have a vanilla Win7 x64 install with the built-in decoder MSDVD/TV, and when I watch LiveTV the picture is crappy.

Comment left April 29, 2010 at 5:08 am Permanent Link

schladi
@Reply #25962 from schladi [Reply]

Comment #10385 from Anonymous [Reply]

Anyone tried the codec from Cyberlink PowerDVD 10?
I have a vanilla Win7 x64 install with the built-in decoder MSDVD/TV, and when I watch LiveTV the picture is crappy.

Me too, but in x86 (32bit).
I also have included “MKV for Minimalists” with Gabest successfully, and a VirtualCloneDrive with Iso-Mounter.
I also installed PowerDVD10 Ultra Mark II and can watch BD from MC (without sound a.t.m., but thats a reported PDVD-Bug in Theatre-Mode ;) )

Everythings works fine, but LiveTV has a really poor quality.

How can I use the installed PowerDVD-Codec for my LiveTV? Or how to find the CLSID for the correct codec in this scenario, to follow this workaround?

Thanks in advance!

Comment left December 14, 2010 at 5:30 pm Permanent Link

soul_stalker
Comment #11720 from soul_stalker [Reply]

This is the only thing that prevented me from going back to VMC. I was getting complete freeing part way through recorded or live tv playback. It would happen every single time without exception. No BSOD and no log entries to work with,. I did FOUR clean 7MC installs and alot of other trouble shooting and finally!!! finally!!! sucess.

But… (of course there is always a but) as others have reported my thumbnails no longer work. Not a Huge deal, but I would like to regain them. Is this problem affecting everyone? Is it just somehting we have to deal with? Or are the thumbs working for others? Has there been any solution?

THANKS AGAIN!!!

Comment left May 28, 2010 at 4:23 am Permanent Link
@Reply #11732 from Michael Healy [Reply]

Since the thumbnails are generated by the MS Decoders I don’t believe there is currently a way to re-enable them without them.

Comment left May 28, 2010 at 8:05 am Permanent Link
Comment #15338 from Kenneth [Reply]

I have installed CyberLink PowerDVD 9, and tried the above registry change. The version I have says made for Win7 X64, but when I start TV it gives an error for the decoder.

Comment left August 16, 2010 at 10:45 pm Permanent Link

schladi
Comment #26072 from schladi [Reply]

My Questiion:

I installed Win7HP 32-bit and included “MKV for Minimalists” with Gabest successfully.
I also installed a VirtualCloneDrive with Iso-Mounter.
I use PowerDVD10 Ultra Mark II to watch BD from MC (without sound a.t.m., but thats a reported PDVD-Sound-Bug in Cinema-Mode ;) )

Everythings works fine, but LiveTV has a really poor quality. (FireDTV Cable)

How can I use the installed PowerDVD-Codec for my LiveTV? Or how to find the CLSID for the correct codec in my scenario, to follow this workaround?

Thanks in advance!

Comment left December 15, 2010 at 1:33 pm Permanent Link
Comment #44599 from sew [Reply]

Friends Its really awesome

Comment left June 19, 2011 at 5:57 am Permanent Link

rai cho
Comment #45688 from rai cho [Reply]

this didnt work for me.
on a clean install of win7 x86 i can watch sd&hd tv though the hdtv has many artifacts. after reading some forums ive found out that the artifacts come from dxva and the dtv decoder not working with drivers (i3-2100 graphics). i deactivated dxva on dtv & mft h264, unfortunately nothing changed (dxva checker). then i installed shark007 with suggested settings – now the hd channels say “no signal” (theres definitely a signal). i guess the decoder does not receive the stream?
well i tried this fix ,as i have an oem pdvd9 disc, without success. hd still does not work and on some sd channels i get video without audio.
whats wrong here?

Comment left July 22, 2011 at 6:38 am Permanent Link

w2kpro
Comment #48135 from w2kpro [Reply]

I have got version 9 CLVsd.ax working on Win7 x86, but how does one access the decoder properties from within Media Centre? I want to increase the brightness and contrast, and when I access the properties page from Radlite, the sliders do not respond. There is not much point in changing the decoder if the replacement gives no extra control.

Comment left September 30, 2011 at 7:31 am Permanent Link

Nottageekbutloveputers
Comment #56736 from Nottageekbutloveputers [Reply]

I want to take movies that I recorded on my Media center, which end in .dtv, and convert them to wmv files so I can watch then on my tablet computer. I can’t find any converter to do this. Any suggestions, anyone? Don’t understand this tech talk but I see you know what to do with video files…

Comment left January 4, 2012 at 3:17 pm Permanent Link

Anonymous
Comment #91048 from Anonymous [Reply]

running 64bit win7, i’m attempting the above with the powerdvd12 trial (all i can find now that is verified 64bit)

anyone have a link to an older, working powerdvd trial download that supports 64bit?

or,

i am working with the v12 installer. if you bail on the install after it unrars to the user/temp dir the files are all still there as in the original instructions. i located a 985kb file. but, when i run the elevated command prompt it is not recognized as the CLVsd.ax file.

maybe im using the wrong file? anyone have an idea which one it is in the 9/11/12 v12 trial download?

Comment left November 25, 2012 at 7:55 pm Permanent Link

Anonymous
Comment #91057 from Anonymous [Reply]

posting anon…my post is the one above, too.

was able to locate the pdvd9 download mentioned by ricopicouk. it was for a 64 bit version of the app. but, the driver is 32bit, as evidenced by running win7dsfilter tweaker and powerdvd9 only shows up in the 32bit column.

so, if anyone knows of a 64-bit video decoder compatible with livetv i’m all ears.

Comment left November 25, 2012 at 9:39 pm Permanent Link
Comment #332748 from Anonymous [Reply]

http://www.medicroom.ru/

Comment left November 26, 2013 at 9:38 am Permanent Link

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