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Advanced settings with subtitles in almost all video formats and MCP use possible
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This Settings with FFDshow Video Decoders for SHARK007 Advanced Codecs are optimized for subtitle display
and play the preset audio and subtitle languages in many video formats. The use of the Media Control Plugin
(currently MCP 6.0.15) is possible, and the settings have also no problems with WMC Live-TV!

These settings work with Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 x86 and x64 (32 and 64 bit) WMC and WMP (WMP without MCP)!
Settings with LAV-Video-Decoder (also in SHARK007 Standard Codecs) without MCP using see post #3!

Procedure with the Advanced Codecs Settings:
The settings must always start with "Shark007 suggested settings", which automatically "Reset All" takes place.
It is very important the settings Performed in the order listed (starting with "SWAP") and to carry out control
in the same order again, as internal "dependencies" of the settings made and the left checkbox under "H264"
must always put as a last resort!​​

In Windows 7/8/8.1 x64 always need to install and configure 32 Bit and 64 Bit Advanced Codecs!
The same is true for Standard Codecs (see Post #3) but a "mixing" of Advanced and Standard Codecs is not allowed!

SHARK007 Advanced Codecs 4.5.2 Settings with FFDshow DXVA and FFDshow Video Decoder for MCP using
Edit:
Problems with previous versions:

With the current Advanced Codecs no M2TS and TS videos with H.264/AVC can be played with FFDShow DXVA Video Decoder
for H.264/AVC, so that they do not work with my 1.2 and 1.3 settings.
From 4.3.3 to 4.4.1 and the Standard Codecs 1.7.8 to 1.8.3, there were also problems with WMC Live TV and LAV Video decoder.
In Post #3, are new settings with the Advanced Codecs 4.3.2, which have not yet FFDShow DXVA decoder or LAV problems.

1. Settings with FFDshow DXVA Decoder for H.264/AVC

1.1 Settings with FFDshow DXVA Decoder and MS Video Decoder for WMC Live-TV
           
PS: The setting "H264 => Use LAV codec" is not a bug it's a feature!
These settings are especially systems with low CPU performance suitable, such as INTEL ATOM or AMD Fusion but also
the DXVA hardware acceleration of current ATI, INTEL and NVIDIA graphics cards can be used with it!

1.2 Settings with FFDshow DXVA Decoder and LAV Video Decoder for WMC Live-TV
These settings are very similar to the above settings with MS decoder for live TV.
It is only following change necessary in both settings (32 and 64 bit):
"SWAP => Disable Microsoft's Video Decoder" (see also 1.2 settings screenshots in post #3!)

PS: When the MS video (audio) decoder under "SWAP" can not be turned off, see the "1.3 PowerDVD Decoder settings"!
These settings use the LAV Video Decoder for WMC7 Live-TV in Windows 7/8 x86 and x64 and they are so changed
that the FFDshow-DXVA decoder is active for H.264/AVC and VC1. Furthermore the subtitle display in M2TS, MTS,
TS are possible and MCP 6.0.15 can be used
for even more video formats than with the above "FFDShow DXVA settings".
Edit:
In Post #3, the 1.2 Settings with Advanced Codecs 4.3.2 to find, that are the last to still work very well with FFDShow
DXVA for H264/AVC in M2TS and TS,
as well as with LAV Video Decoder for WMC Live TV and that is needed to
FFDShow DXVA and MCP 6.0.15 to use for TS and M2TS to H.264/AVC, including subtitles.
Here are the largely suggested LAV 0.61.1 Video, Audio and Splitter settings:
   
There are small drawbacks with the LAV-Settings for WMC7 Live-TV:
- WMP 12 can not play original DVDs and DVD structures, this is only in WMC7/8 possible
- New WMC7/8 Live-TV recordings get no thumbnails
But that's also when using PowerDVD 12/13 decoder for WMC Live-TV in Windows 7/8 x86.
Quote:With the LAV Video Decoder I have in WMC7/8 Live TV and WTV-HD TV recording sporadic "pixel-blocks" at certain
points in the stream, but this could be due to the interaction with my "very simple" satellite system, but under the
same conditions with current MS DTV-DVD Video Decoder (Windows 7/8 32 and 64 bit) or with the PowerDVD 12/13
Video Decoder (only Windows 7/8 32-bit) hardly occur this error. It seems to depend a bit on the ATI drivers and
settings, but it could be also with Intel and NVIDIA, depending on the drivers and settings with worse TV signal.


1.3 Settings with FFDshow DXVA Decoder and PowerDVD 13 Video Decoder for WMC Live-TV
- These settings work very well with the Advanced Codecs 4.3.2, but not with 4.3.3 or above!

       
PS: Only usable in Windows 7/8 32 bit, not in 64 bit versions!
With the above 32 bit Advance Codecs settings are also subtitles in almost all video formats possible, and even
Media Control (MCP 6.0.15) can be used with it.
Unlike the LAV video decoder are "Fast Forward" and "Fast Rewind" possible in WMC Live-TV, but otherwise the
above limitations from LAV video decoder for WMC Live-TV apply!
PS: The PowerDVD 13 decoder must be inserted manually, see the Shark007 PowerDVD Options.
Advice:
If the MS-video (audio) decoder under SWAP can not be turned off
, it could be due to PowerDVD 12/13 services:
   
If that alone does not work, then reboot Windows, even if PowerDVD is not used a reboot can help.
Sometimes it helps any video in WMC play, then pause the video with "Stop" then quit WMC
normal, restart Shark007 codecs and try again.

2. Settings with FFDshow Video Decoder for H.264/AVC
If there are any problems with the FFdshow DXVA decoder for H.264/AVC or LAV-Video Decoder for WMC Live-TV
and/or you have a strong CPU, then the following settings with FFDshow video decoder are recommended.

2.1 Settings with FFDshow Video Decoder and MS Video Decoder for WMC Live-TV
           
PS: The setting "H264 -> Use LAV codec" is not a bug it's a feature!

2.2 Settings with FFDshow Video Decoder and LAV Video Decoder for WMC Live-TV
These settings are different from the 2.1 settings only by following changes in 32 bit Codecs and x64 Components:
"SWAP =>Disable Microsoft's Video Decoder"
PS:
When the MS video (audio) decoder under "SWAP" can not be turned off, see the "1.3 PowerDVD Decoder settings"!
Furthermore the subtitle display in M2TS, MTS, TS is possible and MCP 6.0.15 can be used for even more.
Screenshots for 2.2 Settings see Post #3!

Attachments:
Setting Audio output
Under "Settings -> Audio" is the primarily used audio decoder selected (Note "SWAP -> Disable Microsoft's Audio Decoder"):
"Setup LAV audio" --> LAV audio decoder is active
"Disable LAV audio" --> FFDshow audio decoder is active
The audio output is automatically selected on "Audio Bitstreaming", and thus the possible audio formats enabled:
   
Windows Audio Settings with HDMI (SPDIF) AV-Receicer (Onkyo TX-SR606):
   
   
WMC Audio Settings
   
Media Control Plugin
Screenshots for Media Control Plugin (MCP 6.0.15):
The above FFDshow DXVA or FFDshow Video decoder settings work well with Media Control Plugin MCP 6.0.15:
   
In connection with the MCP settings then the following results are possible:
   
Download Media Control (MCP) for Windows 7/8 32 or 64 Bit

UAC-Settings:
I always have UAC disabled, and thus never had any problems, but there are users who have only
managed this with Shark007 recommendation:
Quoting Shark:
"...you need to uninstall the codecs, set UAC to the 'Default' position, reboot and re-install the codecs."
PS: See also SHARK007 "Setup and usage"!

Here some of my codec pack test videos
           

Questions about or problems with the settings?
Then please post here!
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Problems on the Platform or Internet Explorer 10 Update in Windows 7
The Platform (KB2670838) and/or Internet Explorer 10 Updates will since 27.02.2013 on the normal Windows Update side are available and can be downloaded and installed (or via automatic update may be installed).
This includes the new MS DTV-DVD Video Decoder for Windows 7 (Windows 8 codec based):
   
and the other new Windows Media components:
Quote:These items are included :
Direct2D, DirectWrite, Direct3D, Windows Imaging Component, Windows Advanced Rasterization Platform (WARP),
Windows Animation Manager (WAM), XPS Document API, H.264 decoder and JPEG XR codec.
With the new MS Video decoder there are not only several described advantages (e.g. no "ATI DXVA blocks" no more with the Board ATI HD3/4XXX), but also a few drawbacks that occurred after the mass distribution, but Shark007 users are less noticed because they were offset in large part by Shark007.
The problems occur particularly with AMD/ATI HDXXXX graphics cards and the AMD Media Foundation Transcoder, but also for users with NVIDIA and Intel graphics, there were quite a few problems attributable thereto.
See also these thread:
Further problems with the platform (IE10) update and/or AMD Media Foundation transcoders.
If Shark007 is not used or uninstalled, the error occurred immediately after the MS update or latest after uninstalling of Shark007 on (especially in WMC on Windows 7 x64).
New (30.05.2013) :
Since AMD Catalyst version 13.6 Beta2 is available, with the AMD Media Foundation Transcoders no more problems in connection with new MS DTV-DVD Video Decoder in Windows 7, so that the older solutions to the problem is not likely to be more interesting. With any newer Catalyst version are also no more errors and problems occurred (currently version: Catalyst 13.9 WHQL), we can so assume that AMD has identified and eliminated the issues!
Regardless of that, AMD/ATI, INTEL or NVIDIA graphics can be have under certain condition problems after IE10 or Platform Update, which only can be solved by deinstallation of both components!

Other part of "historical" perspective interesting aspects to the problem can still be found in the original German article:
http://www.mce-community.de/forum/index..../?p=388451
AMD A6-3650 with HD6530 graphics * XP MCE 2005, Windows 7 x86 + x64 + 8.1 x64 * PowerDVD 12 + 13
#3
More setting options to complement the first article:
These settings are recommended when MCP is not required.

With these settings, you have to renounce the use of Media Control but the subtitle display is also possible.

3. SHARK007 Advaced Codecs 4.5.2 settings with LAV Video Decoder

3.1 Settings with LAV Video Decoder and MS Video Decoder for WMC Live-TV
           
The LAV decoder settings go as far as the "Shark007 Suggested settings" with only minor changes, to play audio
in the correct (preset) language and subtitles in many video formats.
In Windows 7/8 x64 always need to install and configure 32 Bit and 64 Bit Advanced Codecs!
PS: Here are the largely suggested LAV 0.61.1 Video, Audio and Splitter settings:
   

3.2 Settings with LAV Video Decoder also for WMC Live-TV
These settings are different from the 3.1 settings only by following changes in 32 and 64 Bit settings:
"SWAP =>Disable Microsoft's Video Decoder"
Furthermore the subtitle display can be used for even more video formats than with the above settings.
These LAV decoder settings use LAV Video Decoder instead of MS Video Decoder for WMC Live-TV.
Subtitles also in TS, M2TS and MP4 are possible, but you may have problems with WMC Live TV (see post #1).

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To complete the my settings here are the settings for the Windows 7/8 Standard Codecs.
Also LAV or PowerDVD decoder for WMC live TV would be possible if someone needs.
Unfortunately, the preset audio language does (not yet) works with the LAV Splitter and LAV Audio.

4. SHARK007 Standard Codecs 1.9.4 settings with LAV Video Decoder
- In the Standard Codecs, there is little "dependencies" between the different tabs,
these screenshots are arranged in logical order.
       
The Shark007 Standard Codecs are suitable for Windows 7/8 x86 and x64 (32 and 64 Bit).
In Windows 7/8 x64 always need to install and configure 32 Bit and 64 Bit Standard Codecs!
PS:
With the LAV audio decoder, there may be problems with WMC Live TV,
then do not "Disable Microsoft's Audio Decoder" under "Windows SWAP"!

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New: Advacend Codecs 4.3.2 Settings for the 1.2 and 2.2 settings from Post #1
- References in the text always refer to the text in Post #1
Download archive:
- Windows 7/8 Advavced Codecs 32 bit
- Windows 7/8 Advanced Codecs x64 Components

1.2 Advanced Codecs 4.3.2 Settings with FFDShow DXVA Decoder and LAV Video Decoder for WMC Live TV
These settings correspond largely to the 1.1 settings , but they are for WMC Live TV with LAV Video Decoder and
the Advanced Codes 4.3.2 optimized to the extent that Live TV run without crashes in Windows 7/8/8.1 x64 WMC
and FFDshow DXVA Video decoder can be used for M2TS and TS videos with H.264/AVC.
PS: To the LAV Filters settings, see the screenshots above in the post!
Advantages over 1.1:
- The subtitles, FFDShow Video Decoder and MCP use even with TS and M2TS
- FFDShow Video Decoder also at original DVDs or DVD structures in WMC => Movies
Disadvantages compared to 1.1. :
- Not recommended for Advanced Codecs from 4.3.3 and higher
- Other disadvantages see problems associated with LAV Video Decoder for WMC live TV in post #1
           
Tip:
If you can not disable the MS Video/Audio Decoder under "SWAP", see 1.3 Settings with PowerDVD Decoder!
The Advanced Codecs 4.3.2 are the only ones H.265/HEVC and VP9/WEBM (right) are working now and WMC
Live TV and FFDShow DXVA decoder for H.264/AVC still run fine.

2.2 Settings with FFDShow Video Decoder and LAV Video Decoder for WMC Live TV
These settings correspond largely to the 2.1 settings, but they are optimized for WMC Live TV with LAV Video Decoder
and Advanced Codes 4.5.0 and above so that Live TV runs in Windows 7/8/8.1 x64 WMC without issues.
PS: To the LAV video decoder settings, see the screenshots above in the post!
Advantages over 2.1. :
- The subtitles, FFDShow Video Decoder and MCP use even with TS and M2TS
- FFDShow Video Decoder also with DVDs or DVD structures in WMC => Movies
           
Tip:
If you can not disable the MS Video/Audio Decoder under "SWAP", see 1.3 Settings with PowerDVD Decoder!

Questions about or problems with the settings?
Then please post here!
AMD A6-3650 with HD6530 graphics * XP MCE 2005, Windows 7 x86 + x64 + 8.1 x64 * PowerDVD 12 + 13




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