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Post by beob on Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:22 am

Hi!

I have reinstalled my pc. It's a Windows 10 machine.
Now I can't play any videos anymore (I am not trying to play DVDs). For example: I download a video from Youtube and tries to play it. It will not work. Format does not matter. WMP says that I have to install codecs. I have been using VLC and it works just fine, but I like WMP also.
So I downloaded K-lite Basic codec pack and installed it.
I get the same error message: there's some codecs missing and I have to install them.
I reinstalled the K-lite codecs again and got the same error message.
I guess I must be doing something wrong, but what?

Thank you very much!
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Post by Admin on Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:25 pm

This error can also be shown when there is a problem with the video/audio renderers. It isn't a missing codec in this case.

I recommend to re-install your graphics and sound driver.

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Post by beob on Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:40 pm

Admin wrote:This error can also be shown when there is a problem with the video/audio renderers. It isn't a missing codec in this case.

I recommend to re-install your graphics and sound driver.

I t works with VLC which indicates that drivers are ok.

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Post by Admin on Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:52 pm

That is a very wrong conclusion. VLC uses totally different renderers. If VLC works ok it does not mean that the drivers are working correctly 100%. There can be issues that only affect specific applications. I give the recommendation because it has helped dozens of other people with similar problems.

You should try the MPC-HC player that is included with the Standard version of the pack. That will give more useful error messages.

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Post by beob on Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:07 am

Admin wrote:That is a very wrong conclusion. VLC uses totally different renderers. If VLC works ok it does not mean that the drivers are working correctly 100%. There can be issues that only affect specific applications. I give the recommendation because it has helped dozens of other people with similar problems.

You should try the MPC-HC player that is included with the Standard version of the pack. That will give more useful error messages.

Thanks for answering. I updated my graphics driver but get the same error.

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Post by beob on Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:15 am

Admin wrote:That is a very wrong conclusion. VLC uses totally different renderers. If VLC works ok it does not mean that the drivers are working correctly 100%. There can be issues that only affect specific applications. I give the recommendation because it has helped dozens of other people with similar problems.

You should try the MPC-HC player that is included with the Standard version of the pack. That will give more useful error messages.

The only player inclued is Media Player Classic. It works, but the image quality is not very good.

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Post by Admin on Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:34 pm

Media Player Classic = MPC-HC

Can you describe how is the quality differs from what you expect? Then I might know what could be wrong. For example "washed out" colors can be solved with a setting in nvidia driver.

Also copy this log here:
Codec Tweak Tool > Generate Log


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Post by beob on Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:36 pm

Admin wrote:Media Player Classic = MPC-HC

Can you describe how is the quality differs from what you expect? Then I might know what could be wrong. For example "washed out" colors can be solved with a setting in nvidia driver.

Also copy this log here:
Codec Tweak Tool > Generate Log


Codec Tweak Tool | Log file | Generated at 2019-11-09 16:36:12

##### System Information #####

OS: Windows 10 Enterprise (10.00.18362) (x64)
CPU name: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-Core Processor
CPU details: 3793 MHz | 24 core(s) | Family 23 Model 113 Stepping 0
Memory: 32704 MB
Screen size: 1920x1080 (32bits) (60Hz), 1920x1080 (32bits) (60Hz)
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER
VendorID: 10de, DeviceID: 1f06
GPU memory: 8192 MB
GPU driver: nvldumdx.dll (Version 26.21.14.4112) (10-24-2019) (NV 441.12)
Audio device: NVIDIA Virtual Audio Device (Wave Extensible) (WDM)
VendorID: 0955, DeviceID: 9000
Audio driver: nvvad64v.sys (Version 4.13.0.0) (3-14-2019)

##### K-Lite Codec Pack #####

KLCP version: 15.2.0
KLCP type: standard

Speaker conf: 2.0

MPC renderer: EVR CP
MPC subs: ISR
MPC audio: System Default
MPC decoder: h264=DXVA2N hevc=DXVA2N vp9=DXVA2N vc1=0 mpeg2=0

##### Decoder Settings #####

LAV Video:
H264=DXVA2CB HEVC=DXVA2CB VP9=DXVA2CB VC1=0 MPEG2=1 MPEG4=1 WMV3=0

LAV Audio:
MP3=1 AC3=1 DTS=1 DTSHD=1 EAC3=1 TRUEHD=1 AAC=1 Vorbis=1 LPCM=1 WMA=0

##### DirectShow Filters (32-bit) #####

(A total of 63 filters, 0 shown, 63 hidden)

##### DirectShow Filters (64-bit) #####

(A total of 72 filters, 0 shown, 72 hidden)

##### ICM Class Manager (32-bit) #####

(A total of 2 filters, 0 shown, 2 hidden)

##### ICM Class Manager (64-bit) #####

(A total of 2 filters, 0 shown, 2 hidden)

##### Default source filters (32-bit) #####

(A total of 12 default source filters, 0 shown, 12 hidden)

##### Default source filters (64-bit) #####

(A total of 56 default source filters, 0 shown, 56 hidden)

##### ACM and VFW Codecs (32-bit) #####

(A total of 14 codecs, 0 shown, 14 hidden)

##### ACM and VFW Codecs (64-bit) #####

(A total of 13 codecs, 0 shown, 13 hidden)

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Post by beob on Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:38 pm

Admin wrote:Media Player Classic = MPC-HC

Can you describe how is the quality differs from what you expect? Then I might know what could be wrong. For example "washed out" colors can be solved with a setting in nvidia driver.

Also copy this log here:
Codec Tweak Tool > Generate Log


The image in VLC is somewhat more detailed. It's not a huge difference, but I can see it.

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Post by Admin on Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:08 pm

These adjustments may help improve quality:

MPC-HC menu > Play > Filters > LAV Video
Change hardware decoder from "DXVA2 native" to "DXVA2 copy-back".

MPC-HC options > Playback > Output > Resizer > "Bicubic A=-0.75"

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Post by beob on Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:11 pm

Admin wrote:These adjustments may help improve quality:

MPC-HC menu > Play > Filters > LAV Video
Change hardware decoder from "DXVA2 native" to "DXVA2 copy-back".

MPC-HC options > Playback > Output > Resizer > "Bicubic A=-0.75"

Where can I find MPC-HC menu?

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Post by Admin on Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:34 pm

At the top of the window: File/View/Play/Navigate/Favorites/Help

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Post by beob on Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:38 pm

Admin wrote:At the top of the window: File/View/Play/Navigate/Favorites/Help

Media Player does not have that menu, in my case.

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Post by Admin on Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:41 pm

I am talking about Media Player Classic, not Windows Media Player.

You can also right-click on the video to get the menu.

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Post by beob on Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:57 pm

Admin wrote:I am talking about Media Player Classic, not Windows Media Player.

You can also right-click on the video to get the menu.

Thanks, I did find it. Is it possible to make it work with Windows Media Player? I have tried different mp4 and MKV files. Some mp4 works with WMP. Most do not. MP4 from Youtube do not work, neither do MKV.

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Post by Admin on Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:16 pm

Windows Media Player uses the Media Foundation codecs from Windows by default for such files. And those codecs sometimes have issues.

There are two ways to make it use the codecs from K-Lite:
1) Rename the file to extension .video
2) Use our Codec Tweak Tool to disable Media Foundation

Method 1 is recommended, because some browsers and games require Media Foundation to be enabled.

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