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Setup and usage
Any error during installation = uninstall the previous version. Example; Error 2753

The instruction below ASSUMES that you are using  a current release from the links below

Here are download links to the only authorized [Image: om.jpg] provided by MajorGeeks.com:

Click this link to Download the ADVANCED Codecs - This installer contains both 32bit and 64bit codecs.
This release contains a full suite of decoders to help address specific and out of the ordinary decoding needs.

Click this link to Download the STANDARD Codecs - This installer contains both 32bit and 64bit codecs.
This release is a minimal set of codecs that anyone would require for proper playback of commonly available content.

\/\/\/\/\/\/  DO NOT install both the ADVANCED and STANDARD Codecs at the same time!  \/\/\/\/\/\/
If you do install both, you will have problems caused by having identical codecs installed in 2 different locations.
When correcting this problem, uninstall ALL (the x64Components have a separate uninstaller) before proceeding.

After installation, check the box at the bottom for [x] SUGGESTED settings.
The above configuration will play most files with subtitles in any player including Windows Media Player and Media Center.

A forum post of interest, Should I update?

Here is a user submitted TUTORIAL FOR MEDIA CENTER USERS
contents: Codec settings with subtitles using a remote in almost all video formats using the Media Control Plugin

Thumbnail problems? Go to the Config TAB (of the 64bit app if you have 64bit)
click the button for [Icaros Thumbnailing] and then at the bottom,
click to Deactivate Icaros and then Activate it again.

If you changed any settings for testing purposes and find yourself broken,
you can always return to a 'just installed' state by using the [Reset All] button at the bottom of the application(s).

Extender users - Xbox360, XboxOne and Ceton Echo owners  ---   Setup information

NOTICE for Android, Mobile and Tablet users . . .
If you are trying to copy an MKV to your device and Explorer crashes,
go to the MKV TAB and disable the Divx MF splitter.

64bit users...
- The default Windows Media Player is 32bit, so make settings in the 32bit app for this player
- Media Center is a 64bit player, so you need to make settings in the 64bit app for Media Center

For solutions to specific playback problems that you MAY encounter . . . Continue reading . . .

3GP files have no audio?  disable the DMO codecs on the SWAP TAB
be aware that disabling the DMO Codecs can remove the 'Play To' feature from filetypes such as AVI

To playback MKV's with subtitles in the Windows players (Media Center),
press [Reset All] and then select the [x] SUGGESTED settings checkbox.

If an MP4 file fails to play properly with (subtitles - audio?) or any other issue.
using the ADVANCED Codecs, choose to [x] Disable Media Foundation for MP4 on the MPG~MP4 TAB
using the STANDARD Codecs, choose to [x] Disable Media Foundation for MP4 on the SWAP TAB

If MP4 problems persist after trying the above solution,
it is also helpful to disable the Microsoft Video and/or Audio decoder(s) on the SWAP TAB

If Media Center is being difficult, disable the Microsoft Video decoder on the SWAP TAB.

To access Subtitle controls, while a video is playing, right click either the green VobSub systray icon or the ffdshow icon.
To completely disable Subtitles, make that selection in the upper right of the Config TAB.

To access multiple Audio tracks (AVI files), you must 1st set LAV as the splitter for that filetype.
Then rightclick the LAV Splitter (whitish) systray icon during playback to select your preferred audio track.

For improved AVI playback, choose to [x] Disable Media Foundation for AVI on the AVI TAB

The MOV format uses a wide range of depricated codecs.
If MOV playback fails you, the 1st thing to try is using the [Reset All] button. Test.
If you are still having trouble with a MOV file, try a different splitter from the MOV~OGG TAB
Still a problem?, get Metafox from my Tools page and use it to create an MKV from that MOV file

It is imperitive that you disable Media Foundation on the SWAP TAB for proper M2TS playback.
If any TS derivitives such as M2TS, MTS have no audio, Disable the Microsoft Audio decoder on the SWAP TAB
If you are still having trouble with a TS file, disable the Microsoft Video decoder on the SWAP TAB also.

To bitstream HD audio formats  (AVR decoding), you MUST connect the PC directly to the AVR with a HDMI cable.
Do Not make a selection in the leftside column for speaker selection - it is fully automated.
Also under your device in Control Panel | Sound, [your active device]
properties --> Advanced, the 2 exclusive mode boxes need to be checked for bitsteaming

So, to get to all possible connections . . .
1. Set a proper speaker count in Control Panel | Sound, under your active device.
1a. Set 2 speakers if your intent is to have the AVR decode the audio stream. (bitstreaming)
2. On the Audio TAB of the Settings Application, select the proper output in the upper right. (hdmi, spdif, anolog)
Do not touch the left side as it is automated.
3. For anolog connections, my software detects the speaker settings from Control Panel and uses them.
4. For digital connections (hdmi/spdif), Same as Input is the correct setting for the speaker setting on the Audio TAB

Do you have WAV file that will not play? Try changing .wav to .dts
If you are having any other Audio issues not covered above, disable the Microsoft Audio decoder on the SWAP TAB.

Please know, the 64bit app controls playback in Media Center on 64bit Operating Systems
The 32bit app controls most other players such as the default WMP on any system

If you want to use any of the PDVD12 options such as 'ALT support for LiveTV' in the Settings Application
go to THIS POST to learn how to make the PDVD12 decoders available for use.

Here are some hardware accelerated decoders for specific GPU's that use hardware acceleration.
These decoders are of specific interest to those with older computers where the cpu would have difficulty keeping up.

Mose users can open the LAV video Configuration from the H264 TAB
- in the upper right under Hardware Acceleration, change None to DXVA2 (copy-back recommended)

Intel specific CPU/GPU users can select 'Use FFDshow's codec' on the H264 TAB, and then go to the Config TAB,
use the button for [FFDShow Video config], click on the word 'libavcodec' next to H264/AVC and select Intel QuickSync
users can open the LAV video Configuration from the H264 TAB
- in the upper right under Hardware Acceleration, change None to Intel QuickSync

Most other GPU's can use any DXVA2 enabled H264 decoder from the H264 TAB if they want to use hardware acceleration.
If LAV is selected for H264, you can enter its [config] and in the upper right, select a DXVA2 decoder (copy-back is prefered)

And lastly, if you have an unsolved issue, register on these forums and make a post asking for assistance.
I usually respond within the hour and certainly in less than 8 hours - I do sleep sometimes.

DO NOT attempt to respond to this posting - it is locked. Start a new post in the forum area.

These instructions are revised as I deem nessasary. Development is an ongoing process.

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