Tag Archives: codecs

Codec and filter testing – Sample video files.

I am gearing up to begin doing some updated codec/filter guides as I’ve been out of the loop for quite some time.  Aside from not having much time to fool with my setups due to real life commitments, I just wasn’t interested in doing it since I also liked writing about them.  Not having the more »

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 »