Interested in a minimalistic codec package that provides you with the necessary components for hardware accelerated video playback in an easy to consume package? Antipack, from Andy VT (babgvant) may be just what you’re looking for. From the creator of DVRMSToolbox comes a solution to getting only what you need without the excess, a codec pack for people who hate codec packs.
Before getting started with Antipack it’s recommended that you uninstall your other codec packs. Antipack provides a complete solution utilizing the MPC Codecs and AC3Filter for playing back all your videos so you wont need them any longer. Afterward, download and install Antipack from Andy VT’s site. The package doesn’t provide a splitter so you’ll also need to download and install one separately, Haali’s splitter is recommended.
Once you’ve installed a splitter and Antipack that’s really all that’s necessary but there is also a convenient configuration application provided with the pack. Inside you’ll find options to enable certain content to be played through the MPC Video and Audio decoder as well as a link to the AC3Filter configuration.
Also provided is a set of recommendations based on your current hardware for decoding video. Press the Recommended Settings button and AntiPack will select the optimal settings for your video hardware. Hovering over each option will give you a description and recommendation for that option as well.
Each tab also provides a convenient option to select the merits for the decoder. This makes it easy to assure the correct codec is being loaded without having to utilize a third party program such as Graphstudio or Filter Manager.
Once you’ve gone through the recommended video settings and checked your audio preferences you should be ready to go. That’s really all there is to setting up this minimalistic DXVA solution to video playback. Check out the post on Andy VT’s blog for more details as well as the download to give it a try for yourself.