Configuring preferred DVD decoder/codec under Windows Vista (WMP/WMC) RRS feed

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  • Hey guys

    Thanks to a member of doom9 (ranpha), I am now able to use Microsoft’s superb MPEG-2 decoder with CyberLink’s audio decoder using MPC-HC (x86).


    Now that I have a ground to stand on, I am free to explore better alternatives. By that I meant using WMP11 instead of MPC-HC.

    Under WinXP, we had the option of choosing which codes we preferred for decoding DVDs using WMP.


    In Vista, there isn't seems to be any option, at least not to my knowledge anyway.

    So is there a way of manually selecting the preferred decoder by any means necessary?

    I would prefer Microsoft’s video decoder as the primary MPEG-2 decoder, and Cyberlink’s audio decoder as the primary DD and DTS decoder.

    Thanks for reading ^-^
    Friday, September 12, 2008 11:47 AM

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  • someone must know how to accomplish this.
    Monday, September 15, 2008 12:33 AM
  • Hi there i need some help with this: my laptop came with the decoder, and i have no idea where to find it. I have looked everywhere. I did go into my system, and it says it did def. come with it built in, but i just dont know where to look to find it. I looked in the windows media, and still dont find it even in the utilities. can you help me find it? my email is folgers_girl@hotmail.com I would appreciate some help. thanks.
    Friday, July 30, 2010 3:43 PM