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    What decoders do you use for videos? (divx, xvid etc)

    On the desktop PC everything is fine, but on car pc NO!!!

    I get slow playback (a bit slow) and I cannot get subtitles to work using ffdshow!!

    RR on desktop PC is fine though!!

  • #2
    I use:

    ffdshow 2005-01-22
    Kristal Studio Codecs Pack 4.3.3
    AC3-Filter 1.01a.rc5
    Nic's XviD 2004-12-14
    Ogg Vorbis decoder 0.995
    Microsoft Windows Media Video 9 VCM 9.0.1.369
    Intervideo WinDVD filter (MPEG, DVD) 5.1.5.11
    VSFilter (VobSub subtitles) 2.33
    DivX Antifreeze 0.40
    RIFF/CDXA Filter (XCD) 8.10
    Haali's Matroska Splitter 2005-01-29
    Morgan Stream Switcher 0.99
    CoreAAC 1.1.0.642


    ...and if I say that I spend hours installing/configuring everything to my liking everyone will say "Cool"

    ...and if I say that I'm lazy so I made my own codecpack with the same components and settings everyone will say "oh no, codecpacks are evil"

    /M

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    • #3
      Codecpacks are Evil There I've said it !

      The reason everyone thinks so, is because most of those on the WEB are either virus ridden or full of Spyware.

      BUT I'm sure yours isn't. (is it ?)

      The only ones you should really need are ffdshow & AC3 filter.

      Wizz
      Car : Ford Focus Zetec S 1800cc
      Carpc :Galaxy GT-P1000 Original 7in Tab
      Mounted in "On Dash" Custom Install

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      • #4
        Originally posted by wizz
        BUT I'm sure yours isn't. (is it ?)

        The only ones you should really need are ffdshow & AC3 filter.

        Moa ?
        Nah, only my personal trojans I use to harvest peoples banking information, but apart from that it's clean...

        I agree, generally they are, but it's funny that people are so against it they don't even take the time to listen.

        Well.. the later versions of ffdshow have some support for mpeg2, but it's not there just yet, especially the dvd playback.
        I use ffdshow for divx 4 & 5 & xvid.

        /M

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        • #5
          Originally posted by DjBac
          What decoders do you use for videos? (divx, xvid etc)
          On the desktop PC everything is fine, but on car pc NO!!!
          I get slow playback (a bit slow) and I cannot get subtitles to work using ffdshow!!
          RR on desktop PC is fine though!!
          I've heard of issues with Divx/Xvid when installing the DivX Player that comes with the codec.. a user went through the trouble of re-installing the whole OS to find that out..
          Ride Runner RR's Myspace

          "Being happy is not about having what you want, it's about wanting what you have."
          "The best things in life are always free - but that doesn't mean money can't buy you good things."

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          • #6
            What about the slow playback and the problem with the subtitles I've mentioned??

            Does RR output dolby digital on DVD playback?

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            • #7
              That's what I said about the DivX player: it messes up/quaility speed of playback..

              RR doesn't output Digital sound (unless your card maps wave to digital automatically, but it would most likely be 2 channel). This is the reason why I made support for MPC -- it does support digital output..
              Ride Runner RR's Myspace

              "Being happy is not about having what you want, it's about wanting what you have."
              "The best things in life are always free - but that doesn't mean money can't buy you good things."

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              • #8
                I don't have Divx player installed!! i use the codecs from Power DVD!!

                For the last month I didn't have my DVD installed because i sent it back for replacement in the warranty!! Now that I have I am doingg some minor changes on the fabrications so it is not installed and I haven't tried it yet!!

                If I choose MPC I suppose I will have the controls from the RR skin, right?


                To be on the subject, which xvid, divx codecs would you recommend?

                Any clue why ffdshow won't work on the car pc?

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                • #9
                  All I ever recommend installing is: DivX codec (non-pro, no DivX player). XviD codec, AC3 DirectShow Filters -- and MAYBE the DivX 3.11 BEFORE everything IF and ONLY IF you have videos with the old DivX Audio hack in it. That's all I ever had.. none of the codec pack stuff.. ok, if you want to use subtittles etc, you can install the SUB codec etc.. but I'd use MPC myself.. I've had too much problems with codec packs in the past to ever want or recommend installing one again..
                  Ride Runner RR's Myspace

                  "Being happy is not about having what you want, it's about wanting what you have."
                  "The best things in life are always free - but that doesn't mean money can't buy you good things."

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                  • #10
                    Thanx a lot Guino for your help once more!

                    Any link for the sub codec you mention?

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                    • #11
                      DirectVOBSub 2.36 -- versions 2.33 and above reportedly working well in the built in player.
                      http://www.free-codecs.com/download/DirectVobSub.htm
                      Ride Runner RR's Myspace

                      "Being happy is not about having what you want, it's about wanting what you have."
                      "The best things in life are always free - but that doesn't mean money can't buy you good things."

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