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Under Windows 7, many codecs are no longer needed, as they are built-in to the OS. If you do install codecs and/or filters, then these will not be used unless you tell the OS not to use them. This involves a registry hack, but fortunately, someone has written a little utility call Win7DSFilterTweaker that has an easy to use interface for changing the registry.

If you visit the Win7DSFilterTweaker website, you can find how to use the tool.

Filters that may be required for all movies to work under Windows 7 include:

AC3 Filter
FFDShow
CoreAVC (if nVidia GPU installed)
Haali Splitter (plus 64-bit version of OS is 64-bit)

Once you have installed these, then you can use Win7DSFilterTweaker to configure them.

Codec Packs

If you are into codec packs and want something maybe quicker and easier to use, you can check out Shark007's Codec Packs. His codec packs feature, apart from the codecs themselves, a very simple to use configuration utility that allows you to turn on and off the codecs you want and need. Comes in XP/Vista/Windows 7 32 and 64 bit versions (if you have Vista/7 64-bit, be sure you download both the windows 32-bit and 64-bit codecs as Media Center is 64-bit but the default Windows Media Player is 32-bit).

Please also read "Pete's Media Center Vista/7 Stuff"


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