Windows 8 is finished and will soon be available for retail sale. With that in mind it seemed a good time to write an updated guide to getting codecs set up for a fully operational HTPC for both Windows 7 and 8. For this guide I’m using a new feature of HTML5 which creates expandable… Read more »
Version 1.6 of MPC-HC supports interlaced VC-1 streams. The MPC-HC standalone codec is currently the only x64 codec that can do this.
Picking the best build of the FFDShow tryouts can be tricky — we’ve found a range of issues but have settled on build 3949 for now.
DXVA in ffdshow, which was , appears to have been fixed, at least in the 3878 x64 build from 11th June.
The most recent releases of the ffdshow tryouts seem to have broken DXVA support. Until the problem gets fixed I recommend sticking to your current release, or going back to ffdshow_rev3785_20110323_clsid_x64 or ffdshow_rev3721_20110107_clsid_icl10
Thanks to a guide on theHTPC.net I have been able to get subtitles working with hardware accelerated decoding in Windows Media Center 7 x64. For this simplified guide to work you must already be comfortable with the various tweaks necessary to change the default codecs used in Media Center. Once you know how to tweak codecs… Read more »