forcing WMP to use a specific decoder

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Chirco D'Oro, Jan 14, 2006.

  1. Chirco D'Oro

    Chirco D'Oro Guest

    I have at least half a dozen MPEG2 decoders installed on my system
    (Hauppauge, WinFast, Nero, SnapStream, PowerDVD, SnapStream, WinDVD).
    Depending on the order in which I installed the software, WMP sometimes
    picks up one that does not work too well.

    Is there any way to force Windows Media Player to use the codec I want?

    Chirco D'Oro, Jan 14, 2006
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  2. Remove the ones you don't like?
    If they "don't work too well", why keep them installed?
    Richard Crowley, Jan 14, 2006
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  3. Chirco D'Oro

    Jukka Aho Guest

    Yes. Each registered DirectShow filter has a "merit" value, which is the
    priority of the codec over the other installed codecs. See the following
    links for more information and tools with which you can change the merit


    Jukka Aho, Jan 14, 2006
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