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
Whilst my MediaPC setup can decode just about everything thrown at it, I have had problems decoding interlaced VC1 content. The problem is caused by the failure of ffmpeg to support interlaced vc1. Whilst there are other codecs (e.g. cyberlink or arcsoft) these are currently not available as x64. Cyberlink do have an x64 codec… Read more »
Pulling together a lot of previous posts here is a guide on how to build and set up a fully featured DIY HTPC from scratch…
I was asked to investigate why some video capture utility which is part of the software package for the Quizdom Tablet wasn’t loading correctly on a particular laptop. Investigation revealed that quizdom used the XviD codec and installs it as part of its setup routine. The laptop in question already had a video codec installed… Read more »
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 »
Following on from my that I use with my media center PC here are the details of the basic set of codec tweaks I use to enable maximum file compatiblity with DXVA support enabled…
Below is a list of (and links to) all the apps I have used to enhance my Media Center PC
Here is a quick list of links to useful x64 codecs and related utilities that are compatible with Windows 7 x64 (64-Bit) edition…