ffdshow not working in MCE after latest updates

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Slinkoff, Mar 17, 2006.

  1. Slinkoff

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    I had a problem with ffdshow not working in MCE which I couldn't fix so I rolled my PC back to my latest ghost image (about the beginning of March) and all was working again. Then I let Windows update do its thing and rebooted and ffdshow is no longer working in MCE anymore! The strange thing is, it works in WMP when I play the exact same file.

    Has anybody else experienced this? I'm on version Oct 12. 2004
     
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    well i fixed it. Narrowed it down to the latest Windows Media Player 10 update, something to do with DRM stuff. Can't remember the number, think it was 91583 or something. Uninstalling via Control Panel didn't work, had to reimage and exclude that update from being installed, now it's all fine.

    No idea why that particular update should affect ffdshow in MCE but it did for me so if you get the same problem, that's the culprit.
     

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