Hacking Windows 7 Media Center

Playing MKVs with Media Foundation and Divx Labs

by @ 10:00 am on September 18th, 2009 in codecs, mkv matroska, windows media foundation with 72 Comments

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Looking for an easy way to get DXVA MKVs in Media Center? Just Install Haali’s splitter!

Previously, getting MKV to work properly inside Windows 7 Media Center has required quite a bit of effort on the part of the end user. It was necessary to install a number of third party codecs, make modifications to the registry and tweak codec settings to get everything to play nicely. By default Windows 7 Media Center uses a new method for playing back audio video content known as Windows Media Foundation which replaces the older method known as DirectShow. Unfortunately, every codec package available to this point is programmed for DirectShow and doesn’t take advantage of the new WMP format meaning playing non-supported formats was a substantial hassle.

Luckily for us there is a small light at the end of the tunnel in the form of Divx Lab’s MKV project. The Divx Lab’s project aims to utilize the Windows Media Foundation to enable playback of the popular MKV format on both the main Media Center machine as well as extenders. Not only does this mean support for extenders but it could also very well mean the end to playing with various codec package settings to tweak the audio/video settings to match the output of the default Media Center playback.

Beyond enabling playback through your Windows Media Center Extenders, the picture quality of the Windows Media Foundation solution is incredible and contains complete DVXA hardware acceleration support. So not only is the quality fantastic but hardware acceleration will keep frame rates right where they should be without the drops that can sometimes occur with CPU intensive codecs such as FFDShow.

Using Divx Lab’s MKV preview video quality is amazing in full 1080p without so much as a hint of latency in the playback. There are still a few downsides to using the preview though. For instance, you’ll still be required to install a third party codec for audio playback depending on the audio encoding used for your movies. The newest version of AC3Filter is all you’ll need though and provides ACM wrapper allowing the playback to be passed through Windows Media Foundation as well.

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To give this great new product a try just head on over to the Divx Labs MKV Tech Preview page and create an account. Then hit up the Project Rémoulade Apps group page for a list of downloads and grab the latest version of the tech preview. To get your MKV files to show up in the native movie library you’ll still need to install the registry fix for either x86 systems or x64 systems depending on the OS being used. Don’t forget to grab the latest version of AC3Filter Full as well if you need extra support for AC3 audio and install that as well.

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That’s all you need to give this tech preview from Dixv Labs a try and get MKV videos playing through the new Windows Media Foundation system. Be sure to subscribe to Hack7MC to get the latest info and updates on this ongoing Divx Labs project and Windows Media Foundation.

72 Comments


Nick
Comment #3337 from Nick [Reply]

If I have Haali installed will I need to remove it first?

Comment left September 18, 2009 at 12:17 pm Permanent Link
@Reply #3342 from Michael Healy [Reply]

I’m not 100% sure but I would probably uninstall it before hand just so there are no potential conflicts.

Comment left September 18, 2009 at 3:14 pm Permanent Link

Geoff Quisenberry
Comment #3339 from Geoff Quisenberry [Reply]

What about lossless FLAC in the MKV’s? Will having madflac installed work?

Comment left September 18, 2009 at 1:16 pm Permanent Link
@Reply #3343 from Michael Healy [Reply]

I haven’t given it a try personally, I don’t believe it will work with extenders but I’m not sure whether or not it will work on the main machine.

Comment left September 18, 2009 at 3:16 pm Permanent Link

Curtisb
@Reply #3385 from Curtisb [Reply]

Once you install this and shark pack you can play MKV with flac on an extender. Win 7 transcodes it I believe. Won’t play full bitrate br rips if you do movie and flac-only audio as I do. Bitrate is too much for it.

Comment left September 19, 2009 at 7:37 pm Permanent Link

Curtisb
@Reply #3383 from Curtisb [Reply]

No, you end up having to install another splitter. I have to run the shark pack (ffdshow, madflac, haali, etc) to have MKV play back correctly.

Comment left September 19, 2009 at 7:23 pm Permanent Link

Curtisb
@Reply #3384 from Curtisb [Reply]

I mean I have to install shark pack to get MKV with Flac audio to play back. Not MKV with ac3. That I just have to install ac3filter.

Comment left September 19, 2009 at 7:35 pm Permanent Link

Marc_G
Comment #3340 from Marc_G [Reply]

W7 Media Foundation supports hardware acceleration? When I tested out my W7 7100 RC build, MKV playback was apparently using CPU instead. I was running at 80%. Switching to MPC-HC codec for encoding types found in MKV brought on hardware acceleration and I dropped to 6% cpu usage.

Did they add it in after the RC build 7100?

Comment left September 18, 2009 at 2:49 pm Permanent Link

Alex
@Reply #3341 from Alex [Reply]

Are you saying that you got DXVA with MPC-HC? For some reason I am having trouble achieving this…I have microsoft’s codec running with DXVA but it for whatever reason has trouble with 1080p. When trying to play 1080p I see a blocky multi colored picture…

Comment left September 18, 2009 at 3:06 pm Permanent Link
@Reply #3345 from Michael Healy [Reply]

MPC-HC should automatically detect and enable DXVA if you’ve got the appropriate hardware and drivers installed. Not sure why it wouldn’t. I would double check that you’ve go the latest Windows 7 drivers for your video card though.

Comment left September 18, 2009 at 3:19 pm Permanent Link
@Reply #3344 from Michael Healy [Reply]

WMF definitely includes DXVA, not sure why it wouldn’t have been working for you in 7100 since you’ve got it working under MPC-HC.

Comment left September 18, 2009 at 3:18 pm Permanent Link

Paul
@Reply #3372 from Paul [Reply]

DXVA playback was fixed in the RTM release, it’s much better than the RC.

Comment left September 19, 2009 at 1:11 pm Permanent Link

James_O
Comment #3347 from James_O [Reply]

I understand this will work with H.264 MKV but will it interfere with Win7′s support my older .divx and xvid .avi files in any way? I have a lot of

Comment left September 18, 2009 at 5:05 pm Permanent Link

JrggKVlynr
Comment #3348 from JrggKVlynr [Reply]

Does this enable FF and REW? MKV Chapters?

Comment left September 18, 2009 at 6:20 pm Permanent Link
@Reply #3351 from Michael Healy [Reply]

FF and RW are supported but I don’t believe there is any support for MKV chapters

Comment left September 18, 2009 at 9:06 pm Permanent Link

Marc_G
Comment #3352 from Marc_G [Reply]

We ought to start a thread on this topic in a forum somewhere. If only H7MC had a forums feature… :-)

Comment left September 18, 2009 at 9:26 pm Permanent Link
Comment #3353 from sofakng [Reply]

I’m a little confused here.

Why do we need AC3Filter? Doesn’t Windows 7 support built-in SPDIF passthrough?

Also, I just asked the AC3Filter guys and they said it doesn’t support Media Foundation so how is that working alongside the DivX MKV splitter?

…and what is an “ACM Wrapper”? (the MSDN documentation is a little confusing)

Comment left September 18, 2009 at 9:50 pm Permanent Link
@Reply #3355 from Michael Healy [Reply]

Microsoft’s AC3 filter doesn’t work with MKV, it seems to be locked down for some reason to only work in certain situations. The ACM Wrapper allows the AC3 content to be added to the filter graph so that the content can be properly decoded and is necessary to playback AC3 audio contained inside MKVs with the Divx Tech Preview package. The ACM Wrapper is the only component of the ACFilter package that is necessary but installing it through the AC3Filter Full insatall package is the simplest method.

Comment left September 18, 2009 at 10:21 pm Permanent Link
@Reply #3357 from sofakng [Reply]

So the ACM Wrapper provided by DivX allows ACM plug-ins to be attached to the filter graph?

(eg. it would go from to MKV Splitter to ACM Wrapper to ACM version of AC3Filter)

…or am I not understanding the process correctly?

Comment left September 18, 2009 at 10:37 pm Permanent Link
@Reply #3366 from Michael Healy [Reply]

The Divx package only includes the video side of the graph that needs to be built. If the MKV file includes AC3 audio for some reason the Microsoft AC3 decoder isn’t loaded for MKV files so the ACM wrapper included with AC3Filter allows the audio half of the graph to be built properly.

Comment left September 19, 2009 at 7:49 am Permanent Link
@Reply #3382 from sofakng [Reply]

Can you mix a DirectShow filter into a Media Foundation graph though?

Also, why do the DivX guys say that they are including an ACM Wrapper? That seems to be a little confusing based on what you said :(

Comment left September 19, 2009 at 6:55 pm Permanent Link
Comment #3354 from sofakng [Reply]

Oh, and is the built-in H.264 decoder have better picture quality than CoreAVC? (eg. I want to get a true source image to my TV without any processing, etc)

Comment left September 18, 2009 at 9:51 pm Permanent Link
@Reply #3356 from Michael Healy [Reply]

I haven’t had the chance to do a true side-by-side comparison of the output from each of the decoders but the quality was very good from what I’ve seen from it so far.

Comment left September 18, 2009 at 10:25 pm Permanent Link
@Reply #3358 from sofakng [Reply]

A true side-by-side comparison would definitely make a good article! (*hint*) :)

Comment left September 18, 2009 at 10:38 pm Permanent Link

dkazaz
@Reply #3439 from dkazaz [Reply]

On my 7100 build, no way does the MS DXVA decoder match CoreAVC for quality.
Its close to but not quite as good in my opinion to ffdshow’s libavcodec (the difference is slight).

But unlike ffdshow, or coreavc when combined with other codecs, it supports nothing in terms of extra features like subtitles, multiple audio streams or embedded subs in multiple languages.

Personally I think the advantage of dxva is minimal compared to the functionality and quality you sacrifice by using Windows Media Foundation codecs. Much as I hate to, I actually prefer to hack Media Center to make it work with directshow filters so I can enjoy my videos the way I want them and in high quality.

Any CPU from the last 3 years will easily cope with 1080p video using coreavc decoder and anything faster than 2.5GHz will also do it with ffdshow (assuming multithreading is enabled to make it use all available cores).

The MS and DivX solutions are just not up to par. Maybe DivX will improve though since it’s still a tech preview.

Comment left September 22, 2009 at 5:06 am Permanent Link

James
Comment #3367 from James [Reply]

does this new method let you use subtitles while maintaining DXVA or is it still a case of enabling subs breaks DXVA?

Comment left September 19, 2009 at 8:00 am Permanent Link

Erik
@Reply #3369 from Erik [Reply]

I checked DIVX’s website and under known issues, it lists lack of subtitle support. So it looks like that’s the case, but hopefully it’s coming? Speaking of subtitles, has anyone tried this and still kept FFDShow to keep subtitle support for Xvid? I figure you can set the priority using the Win 7 MF tool posted here, but was unsure if it would cause other conflicts.

Comment left September 19, 2009 at 9:52 am Permanent Link

Erik
Comment #3373 from Erik [Reply]

One more thing? This article links to the gabest splitter, but shouldn’t the DIVX preview have a splitter? I installed the DIVX preview and wasn’t able to play mkvs until I put the gabest splitter on my machine, but then do I even need DIVX preview? My understanding is that the DIVX preview would handle everything related to mkv playback.

Comment left September 19, 2009 at 1:42 pm Permanent Link
@Reply #3376 from Michael Healy [Reply]

That’s my mistake those download links should have pointed to the registry file to allow MKv to show in the library an dnot the splitter. You shouldn’t need a splitter for the Divx Preview to work properly.

Comment left September 19, 2009 at 4:23 pm Permanent Link

Alex
Comment #3380 from Alex [Reply]

I am having difficulty with 1080p. It’s not with all of my 1080p .mkv’s, just most of them. Also I think I may have been mistaken when I said that MPC-HC wasn’t working with DXVA. I can view any 1080p .MKV within MediaPortal and the use of MPC-HC with DXVA. With the same codec pack installed (I use SAF but I have tried many such as CCCP, Antipack, Etc..), I try the same 1080p file within windows media center and the picture is blocky with odd colors…I use the Win7DS Filter Tweaker to make sure that MPC-HC is used for .MKVs…

Any idea where I might be doing something wrong?

Thanks

Comment left September 19, 2009 at 5:38 pm Permanent Link
Comment #3390 from Drew Freyling [Reply]

I noticed there is a workaround for ac3, does this apply to dts as well?

Comment left September 20, 2009 at 4:29 am Permanent Link
Comment #3393 from Wez [Reply]

I still am unable to get the tech preview to work properly on my linksys extender. My files play but the quality is terrible and playback is choppy.

Have asked several times on the divx forum but no suggestions from any mods unfortunately!

Have any of you guys got this working smoothly on a 64bit 7 RTM?

Comment left September 20, 2009 at 10:44 am Permanent Link

Steve D.
Comment #3402 from Steve D. [Reply]

Nice, just got this working.

2 Problems though.

1 – Receiver doesn’t show DTS or Dolby Digital when playing movies any more.

2 – I can’t select subtitles since I removed Haali Media Splitter.

Any tips?

Comment left September 20, 2009 at 10:53 pm Permanent Link
@Reply #3415 from Michael Healy [Reply]

There’s no support for subtitles with this preview yet but it is something they are working on.

Comment left September 21, 2009 at 9:11 am Permanent Link
Comment #3404 from logifuse [Reply]

One issue I’m seeing, which your screenshots seem to bear out, is that the MS decoder stuffs up the aspect ratio (the black lines on the side of the screenshots). I’ve only tried this on a PC with a 16:10 screen, so maybe there’s something in that.

On my actual Media Center PCs I’m using Haali with either the foundation codec or CoreAVC & they’re fine on those.

Comment left September 20, 2009 at 11:06 pm Permanent Link

Ryan
Comment #3406 from Ryan [Reply]

ditto on the different aspect ratio. it looks horrible. how do you fix it?

Comment left September 21, 2009 at 1:39 am Permanent Link
@Reply #3418 from Michael Healy [Reply]

You can adjust the zoom mode as you normally would inside Media Center which should remove the black bars but there does seem to be an issue with the preview’s aspect ratio code.

Comment left September 21, 2009 at 9:15 am Permanent Link

dannybuoy
Comment #3407 from dannybuoy [Reply]

Is it possible to get MKV / AVI subtitles working with this setup though? The only way I could get that to work is by using FFDShow (and MediaControl to select the correct stream).

Comment left September 21, 2009 at 1:45 am Permanent Link
Comment #3409 from Drew Freyling [Reply]

Agreed. Aspect Ratio is incorrect on divx labs preview.

Comment left September 21, 2009 at 4:36 am Permanent Link

John Klimek
@Reply #3413 from John Klimek [Reply]

Is it only incorrect on 16:10 monitors? What about full-screen 16:9 playback?

Also, on an unrelated note, can you mix Media Foundation and DirectShow filters? How does that work?

Comment left September 21, 2009 at 8:28 am Permanent Link
@Reply #3416 from Michael Healy [Reply]

I was able to adjust the Zoom mode manually inside Media Center which takes care of the black bars on the sides but there does seem to be a problem detecting the proper aspect ratio at the moment.

Comment left September 21, 2009 at 9:13 am Permanent Link

Bellintl
@Reply #3428 from Bellintl [Reply]

Having read through this entire thread everything is clear as mud. there needs to be concise step by step. Should these new codecs be loaded on top of everything else? Should anything be removed first? Halli or is AC3 really the only thing needed? Preview video quality is amazing but aspect if F*&kup?
As usual with info from this site a lot of great information but no coordination.

Comment left September 21, 2009 at 1:31 pm Permanent Link

Ryan
Comment #3424 from Ryan [Reply]

Yeah, zoom works here too. I was testing it out on WMP before and didnt have the option. Seems like a viable option once they add subtitle support and fix this problem. I bought a nice video card awhile back to add HDMI output to my media center but didn’t realize that none of the major codecs were GPU driven. Will be nice to eventually move in that direction.

Comment left September 21, 2009 at 12:32 pm Permanent Link

Steve D.
Comment #3430 from Steve D. [Reply]

Can someone tell me the AC-3 settings they are using in order to get DTS/Dolby Surround to stream properly to their receivers?

Comment left September 21, 2009 at 2:38 pm Permanent Link
Comment #3434 from Drew Freyling [Reply]

@John: I also tried it on my 16:9 TV and got the same problem with the black bars on the left and right screwing with the aspect ratio.

Comment left September 21, 2009 at 5:51 pm Permanent Link

bammah
Comment #3461 from bammah [Reply]

Can someone tell me the AC-3 settings they are using in order to get DTS/Dolby Surround to stream properly to their receivers?

Comment left September 23, 2009 at 1:27 am Permanent Link

Bammah
Comment #3462 from Bammah [Reply]

Can someone tell me the AC-3 settings they are using in order to get DTS/Dolby Surround to stream properly to their receivers?

Comment left September 23, 2009 at 1:28 am Permanent Link

Anonymous
Comment #3476 from Anonymous [Reply]

This works perfectly with H.264 MKV, even 1080p !!! Less than 6% CPU usage!

Can I accelerate by hardware the old .divx and xvid .avi files? How? (Even low resolution files make my CPU reach 50%) :(

Comment left September 23, 2009 at 1:51 pm Permanent Link
Comment #3515 from kovak [Reply]

Works perfect 7% CPU on The Dark Knight 1080p, when they fix subtitles i’ll be in mediacenter heaven!

Comment left September 25, 2009 at 10:38 am Permanent Link

Sonofglory
Comment #3529 from Sonofglory [Reply]

I downloaded this and the AC3 filter and most of my videos work fine however i have a few 1080p videos that play audio and no video. Anyone having the same problem?

Comment left September 26, 2009 at 1:46 am Permanent Link

Tracy
Comment #3541 from Tracy [Reply]

Just downloaded the TechPreview R3 and installed it onto a fresh install of Win7 Ultimate 64bit. After installing the preview , I was able to play .MKV files in Media Center on the PC and via an Xbox360 extender with out any other tweaking. No need to do the regisitry hack to get Media Center to see the .MKV file in the “Movies” folder. Awsome product. Just wish I could FF and RR the video at the extender.

Comment left September 26, 2009 at 11:10 am Permanent Link

Stebet
Comment #3625 from Stebet [Reply]

Unfortunately this only works with H.264 files so far. I have some MKVs with VC1 video and unfortunately they don’t play since the VC1 video is not properly split into the Media Foundation pipeline :(

Comment left September 29, 2009 at 4:09 pm Permanent Link

Luis
Comment #3630 from Luis [Reply]

Yea it’s unfortuante it won’t play VC-1 encoded mkv’s. Most of the BDs I own are VC-1. Hopefully someone will figure out a way to easily transcode vc-1 to h.264??

Comment left September 29, 2009 at 10:05 pm Permanent Link

Kome Flix
Comment #4212 from Kome Flix [Reply]

I’m seeing incredibly low volume when playing mkvs using divx labs and ac3filter…. I’ve tried adjusting the settings in ac3filter but it’s having no affect.

Can anyone help?

Comment left October 24, 2009 at 10:01 pm Permanent Link
@Reply #4231 from Michael Healy [Reply]

I was having the same problem recently, unfortunately I didn’t resolve it before simply switching back to Shark007′s pack.

Comment left October 25, 2009 at 9:50 pm Permanent Link

Kome Flix
@Reply #4258 from Kome Flix [Reply]

Hey Michael,

I feel like I’m getting better performance with Divx, is there another audio codec aside from AC3Filter I could try?

Thanks!
Komeflix

Comment left October 26, 2009 at 6:47 pm Permanent Link

Handy
@Reply #8422 from Handy [Reply]

Hey Mike,

Does this mean that you’ve decided to switch back to using FFDShow? After being out from 6 months, I’m curious if you guys think that the Tech Preview is the proper way to watch MKV files on Windows 7.

Or, is it better to stick with Shark’s codec pack, CCCP, K-Lite, or some other Direct Show based codec pack until the ‘Tech Preview’ becomes a little bit more solid?

Comment left March 10, 2010 at 10:45 am Permanent Link

Rodz
Comment #4308 from Rodz [Reply]

Having played with lots of options for a good HTPC solution on Windows 7, nothing beats Media Player Classic – Home Cinema + CoreAvc + Haali Media Splitter as long as performance, quality and features are concerned. If you have a GPU that supports CUDA/DVXA, you can’t beat it. I’m running it on a Mac Mini C2D 2.0 Ghz with 4Gb of RAM and a Nvidia 9400 card and even when playing 1080p I can’t barely see any increase in the CPU. And the quality is just amazing.

CoreAvc seems to work even better on NVidia’s adapters, since they are partners and it fully supports CUDA.

Tip: You have to disable H264 Internal filters on MPC-HC and enable CoreAvc as an external filter in order to use it. But that’s pretty much the only configuration you need to do.

Comment left October 28, 2009 at 10:17 am Permanent Link

Kevin
Comment #4719 from Kevin [Reply]

Just so everyone knows, according to this post on the DivX Labs forum for this program: http://labs.divx.com/node/14873

It appears as though 5.1 surround sound is unsupported as yet, even with AC3Filter, because it doesn’t support Media Foundation?

I have actually noticed that the MKVs I have with 5.1 only output stereo… despite having the latest AC3Filter which this article claims to support MF. Unless there is a setting in AC3Filter I need to configure to allow anything higher than 2.0?

Comment left November 11, 2009 at 12:02 am Permanent Link
Comment #5778 from JasonMuffenbier [Reply]

Windows 7 already has a DXVA decoder built in. I don’t know where this talk of needing lots of 3rd party codecs comes in. Just install haali. Done. If you don’t have DTS/DD pass through in your audio control panel then install ac3filter. Simple.

Comment left December 17, 2009 at 2:00 pm Permanent Link

Michael Mortensen
@Reply #5839 from Michael Mortensen [Reply]

You saved me a continuously headache with your excellent post .. the Haali Matroska Splitter did the trick on my ASUS EB1012 (EEE-BOX), which otherwise suffered from bad replay in regards to MKV files.

All the DivX, AC3Filter etc. on a Windows 7 only adds to errors instead of pleasure .. thanks again, mate!

Comment left December 19, 2009 at 8:39 pm Permanent Link

McMurdock
Comment #6141 from McMurdock [Reply]

MKV 1080p works super, but I don´t have any subtitles on all movies. Should I set some settings or combine this MKV codecs with some others? Thx very much

Comment left December 30, 2009 at 7:32 am Permanent Link

Mike
Comment #6685 from Mike [Reply]

Anyone figure out how to get ac3filter to play HD WMV’s in WMP 12 or Media Center? It’s driving me nuts. If ac3filter does support WMF it sure does have a funny way of showing it.

Comment left January 15, 2010 at 9:58 pm Permanent Link

gabriel
Comment #8322 from gabriel [Reply]

after almost getting my head blown up, i managed to play the mkv in WMC, but the picture quality in WMV is much lower than other players!! (like wmp, mpc).
from the pictures in this post i thought the divx would do a much better job.
what is wrong?

Comment left March 6, 2010 at 3:57 pm Permanent Link
Comment #10272 from PLHNT [Reply]

As Bellintl stated above, I have read, re-read and then re-read this post again and again and am no closer getting this to work than if I had never even seen it. Quite the opposite actually, I’m more frustrated than ever and am so sick of installs, reboots, re-installs and reboots that I just about threw my computer out the window.

This topic needs to be reposted considering the update that DivX has done no longer providing a “Tech Preview” and now provides a full on package with the codecs.

Also, I have had 0 success by simply following the steps provided in this post.

Judging by the comments, there are a lot of unanswered questions about what the actual benefit of doing this is. At this point I have run back to Shark007 but thought I would give my 2 cents.

What do I need to prepare for the Divx install?

Assume I have downloaded Shark007….what should I do to get the Divx stuff working correctly?

Assume I have downloaded just haali, ffdshow, ac3filter….what should I do to get the Divx stuff working correctly?

Assume I have never even heard of MKV….what do I need to know?

Why is audio such a big deal when trying doing this (which it is…big time)?

What the hell is DTS/DD?

I, although somewhat of a novice, do give myself credit in being somewhat of a “power user” when it comes to a majority of the above questions and answers but it still would have been nice to have somebody back me up when running into problems that have should have been addressed. A lot of your readers are coming in on the ground floor.

I love this site and love the community feedback but I think more time needs to be spent on explaining steps rather than “link and downloads”.

DivX support and guides are horrible as well. Just awful as most have probably gathered.

Comment left April 26, 2010 at 1:12 pm Permanent Link
@Reply #10300 from Michael Healy [Reply]

Thanks for letting me know that a full release was out. I don’t keep up with DivX releases for the most part. I think, however, if DivX has put out a non-preview version the onus is on them to have it working or perhaps have better support for their own product.

Comment left April 27, 2010 at 8:28 am Permanent Link
@Reply #10393 from Michael Healy [Reply]

After multiple attempts I couldn’t get DivX Plus to work in 64-bit mode at all. The same movie that is picked up by DivX in 32-bit isn’t in 64-bit, though the 64-bit decoder is registered and there. Microsoft’s decoder can now handle mkv with nothing more than a splitter and isn’t the hassle it once was to get DXVA MKV playback in Media Center. I actually wouldn’t recommend DivX Plus for this use at the moment.

Comment left April 29, 2010 at 9:16 am Permanent Link

plavez
Comment #11649 from plavez [Reply]

All works well. Hardware acceleration (DXVA) works very well.

Comment left May 27, 2010 at 8:23 am Permanent Link
Comment #12173 from Marc [Reply]

CCCP seems to work the best for me… MKV was playing but staggered video from audio if native or split.

CCCP then seemed to fix this although it was an AVI blu-ray rip and I didn’t select AVI option, the AVI didn’t stagger either after.

Comment left June 3, 2010 at 1:37 pm Permanent Link

ginjaninja
Comment #18119 from ginjaninja [Reply]

i use div x media foundation for mkv support on extender, but i need to turn it off / prefer ffdshow on pc, can you help please?

Comment left September 23, 2010 at 3:38 pm Permanent Link

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