Hacking Windows 7 Media Center

AntiPack Codec Pack Provides Easy DXVA Install

by @ 9:00 am on August 15th, 2009 in codecs with 13 Comments

AntiPack Codec Pack 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.

config program

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.


Comment #2710 from lavaughn [Reply]

Will there be an x64 version on antipack?

Comment left August 15, 2009 at 3:45 pm Permanent Link
Comment #2728 from Claremont [Reply]

Will displaying subtitles with vobsub affect DXVA?

Comment left August 16, 2009 at 9:56 pm Permanent Link
@Reply #2734 from Michael Healy [Reply]

I don’t believe it’s possible to use vobsub in combination with DXVA

Comment left August 17, 2009 at 9:34 am Permanent Link

Comment #2737 from roostaar [Reply]

Great codec pack, thank you but I have a problem.

I have an .mkv files with dts 5.1 flac audio track that AC3 filter dosen’t seem to be able to decode.

Any ideas?

Comment left August 17, 2009 at 10:52 am Permanent Link
Comment #2738 from David Snead [Reply]

So what’s the solution for subtitles in Media Center if you install AntiPack? VSFilter?

Comment left August 17, 2009 at 12:01 pm Permanent Link
@Reply #2740 from Michael Healy [Reply]

VSFilter will work for subtitles but you’ll lose DXVA with it I believe

Comment left August 17, 2009 at 12:27 pm Permanent Link

Comment #2745 from ananda [Reply]


AntiPack only works when I change the Video default decoders with MCDU. The mkv will play fine, but TV do not work because MCE do not have the right decoder now. What can I do to see tv with Microsoft DTV-DVD Video Decoder and have the MPC-decoders for my videos?

Comment left August 17, 2009 at 5:43 pm Permanent Link
Comment #3632 from Jason Saggers [Reply]

Unless there is an x64 (aka 64bit) version then it is kind of pointless since I use 64bit players and 64bit MCE.
Even more codecs.
All i need is ffdshow 32bit and the 64bit version.

Comment left September 29, 2009 at 10:19 pm Permanent Link

Comment #12846 from Anonymous [Reply]

anybody having problem accessing andy vt blog/web page?

Comment left June 12, 2010 at 1:22 pm Permanent Link

Comment #14488 from Justin [Reply]

Good stuff. Did a clean W7 / WMC install last nite and installed Antipak first thing.

On the Settings tab, when you hold your cursor over ‘Flash’, the helper popup says “Software decoding…”

Here comes a dumb question …

If I go ahead and click ‘Flash’ will Flash content being played thru MC (like Hulu) not be Hardware Accelerated?


Comment left August 2, 2010 at 1:22 pm Permanent Link

Comment #44248 from opg2000 [Reply]


I can’t access the “andy vt blog/web page”!


Comment left June 9, 2011 at 3:56 am Permanent Link

Comment #68235 from Wedgewood [Reply]

worked fantastic for me on Windows 7 x64 Media Center.
Before this I’ve tried out CCCP and kLite Pack.
None worked fine on my Asus M35M1-I based System.

Comment left April 5, 2012 at 11:27 am Permanent Link

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