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MCE 2005 Compatibility

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  1. Stellavision

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    Just a quick question on Media Centre 2005.

    I've read about MCE 2005 not being compatible with a lot of hardware and software, ie. Sweetspot video proccessor and FFDShow.
    Is this just on the front media end, and and will things like these work as normal in it's windows mode?
    MCE accepts ALL software/hardware in it's windows mode right?

    Just bought MCE 2005 and I'm just trying to decide whether it will be any good for me before I unwrap it.
     
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    Anything that works in windows XP will work with the windows bit of media center.
     
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    You can use it with ffdshow through Theatertek and My Movies...
     
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    Cool. Thanks.
     
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    Which verion of ffdshow will work in MCE as I can't get any of them to work and it's a fresh install I have done.

    Or do I need to install some other component first like some c++ files ?

    Cheers,
    Rich.
     
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    No versions of ffdshow are compatible with the MCE 2005 media front end, but all versions should work within the plain old XP desktop.
     
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    I don't use it myself, but my understanding is that if you set up ffdshow to work automatically with Theatertek, you can then use My Movies to set Theatertek as the default player.

    So, when you play a DVD in My Movies, this will start up DVD playback in Theatertek, which will then auto kick in the ffdshow post processing.

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    I was just trying to run Theatertek from the XP desktop and it wouldn't work, I've tried quite a few versions with no luck.

    which one works ??
     
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    Got it to work now (I'd forgotten the registry change for PAL dvd's, DOH!) but it's very choppy when I resize unless I use 'simple resize' option, any ideas ??

    Also, the newer versions of FFDShow come up with green vertical bars when resizing, any idea what that is ??

    Cheers,
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