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FFDShow and WMP 10 = Notorious Windows Crashing!

Discussion in 'DivX / XviD' started by squijello, Jan 10, 2005.

  1. The_OGS

    The_OGS Active member

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    Personally I have been 'clinging' to WMP9 for 18 months or so...
    If your location is USA it tries vigorously to update you to 10, but I have learned if I set location to Canada it does not ;^)
    I have the Media Player 9 installation exe (13.3MB) which they do not offer anymore, so I can upgrade to it but no further...
    LoL - this here is good advice too :^)
    But I am okay with 9, it's with 10 that I have heard about all kinds of problems.
    Note that only DivX 5.2.1 is SP2-compatible - dunno if that helps anyone...
    L8R
     
  2. nedavine

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    im only service pack 1 which make this even odder :s
     
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    Since I use MS Mediaplayer 10 all the time I don't want to even test FFDShow! I don't want no chrashes on my computer.
    What is FFDShow actually there for? What do you do with it? I have not experiences with it. I would need a really good reason to try it.
     
  4. celtic_d

    celtic_d Regular member

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    If it does cause crashes, then uninstalling should sort it.
    Only crash I have heard of with my latest build is with using the VirtualDub plugin (the plugin, not encoding via VfW).

    ffdshow is basically a VfW/dshow wrapper for libavcodec and other opensource media related libs (mplayer, x264, mad, etc.). It supports decoding (both vide and audio) and encoding numerous formats, along with subtitles and other filters.

    Some of the things that it supports decoding:
    XviD, DivX and other MPEG4 video
    AVC/h.264 video
    MPEG1/2 video
    theora video
    mp3/1/2 audio
    AC3 audio
    aac audio
    vorbis audio
    and the list goes on.
     

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