Tag Archives: dxva

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 »

My codec guide for Windows 7 Media Center.

While not totally inclusive, I decided to document my current codec guide for playing everything I have in my media library in Windows 7 Media Center using Media Browser.  I emphasize “current” because it does change from time-to-time.  I won’t get into that, however.  There are codec “packs” out there that simplify this process for more »

ffdshow DXVA with subtitles? I think so.

I was messing around with my codecs this morning and decided to update my ffdshow installation to clsid’s revision3291 (32-bit).  I don’t remember the last revision I had, but I know it did not have the new DXVA decoder available for h.264 and VC-1 sources.  What really piqued my interest, was that it included settings more »