I'm trying to get ffdshow up and running but I can't get it to even run, let alone produce decent results and before diving off into the ffdshow thread over on AVS, which is somewhat daunting to a complete n00b on the subject, I thought I'd ask here first to see if there's anything silly I've not done. I've installed the 20040820 version and trying with ZoomPlayer and Theatertek. I've not selected any filters and disabled all codecs bar 'raw', which is set to 'all supported'. When I run either DVD player, the moment the FF icon appears in the system track the player crashes .. clearly it's FFDShow as disabling it in ZP's DVD setup stops the crash. I'm using the Sonic codecs as installed with TT and have been following a simple 'how to' on HTPCNEWS, the only problem I have is that the article says I should configure the Sonic codecs to disable hardware support, but I don't have the Control Panel applet the article says I should. If I click the 'C' button in ZP's DVD setup page there's no configurable parameters for the video decoder. Apart from that it I can't see what I've done wrong, but clearly FFD has something basically wrong with it. Can anyone suggest what may cause this basic operation to crash?