Category Archives: Media Tips and Tweaks

Monitoring DirectShow filter chains and troubleshooting codecs.

You just got your brand new Windows 7 HTPC up and running, configured the necessary shares to access all of your media, installed the codecs needed for playback and then find out that things just are not working like you expected.  For whatever reason, some other codec is being used to decode your video and/or more »

Bypassing Windows Media Foundation in Windows 7 Media Center.

Microsoft Media Foundation is the next generation multimedia platform for Windows that enables developers, consumers, and content providers to embrace the new wave of premium content with enhanced robustness, unparalleled quality, and seamless interoperability. OK, whatever.  It was a decent step forward for Microsoft, but the rest of us were miles ahead in playing back more »

File-to-folder script.

Foreword I have since taken up learning Visual Basic and have converted the file2folder script to a feature-filled application called file2folder GUI (original, eh?).  You can read more about it at the Google Code site.  Download is available in the downloads section, or at Google Code. Otherwise, the script is still available…read on if that’s more »