WMV codec reinstall?

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  1. BiGBrOwNPimpsta

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    I FIXED IT!!!!!

    mad propz goes to prodigal for pulling out the folder in the reg he was close

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SYSTEM -> CurrentControlSet -> Control ->Video

    then it is the key name: DXVA_WMV_DEF . the value might be zero, so change it to 1. my WMV are fine from what I can see.

    this is a great fix I want to spread it online as I can see a hell of a lot of people are having the same problem.
     
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    good find pimpsta...glad you got it workin
     
  3. BWX

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    Hmm I will try- I downloaded the codec and that helps (from M $uck)

    What does that value do? And how did you know to change it? Or were you just experimenting?
     
  4. BiGBrOwNPimpsta

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    i'm not sure, everything looks fine. but its clearly related to directx wmv acceleration by the name.

    my comp feels so good now since i have all problems pretty much fixed, clean, new skin, defragged and tweaked like hell
     
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    BAD NEWS!

    the problem is BACK. and that fix isnt doing it...
     
  6. BWX

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    That fix seemed to help my rig. It seems that some wmv files won't fast forward or rewind now though, I will have to change the values back and see if those videos do fast forward.
     
  7. BiGBrOwNPimpsta

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    ok well i did a search on the ms knowledge base and i think i found the fix

    http://www.support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;888656

    "SUMMARY
    This update enables Microsoft DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA) of Microsoft Windows Media Video (WMV) content in Microsoft Windows Media Player 10 for video cards when the drivers of those video cards are designed to take advantage of this feature.
    RESOLUTION
    A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Only apply it to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next release that contains this hotfix."
     
  8. BWX

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    Hmm, only for HD?
     
  9. BiGBrOwNPimpsta

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    well its working again
     
  10. BWX

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    Did you reverse that othewr registry tweak or leave it set to 1?

     
  11. BiGBrOwNPimpsta

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    i left them both at 1... i will see how this runs for a few days. im not getting the dxva_sig file appearing anymore
     
  12. BiGBrOwNPimpsta

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    well im reporting back its been 5 days or so. the patch solved the problem so everything is GOOD

    thanks for the help, the clues about the WMV acceleration helped
     

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