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Vista Ultimate Media Centre dvd playback

formation4

Prominent Member
HI Avforums

I have vista ultimate and using media centre that came with it. Is it more is the dvd playback poor?

Is that to do with the mpeg2 decorder? Or graphics card

Could you please tell me what decorders I can get that will work with vista media centre :thumbsup:

or any links to sites that will help :D
My system is a
antec htpc
quad core processor
4gb ocz reaper
ultimate 32 bit
ati 2400xt upgrading soon

Anyhelp much appreciated thanks
 

Wo0zy

Established Member
Hi formation4,

While it is possible to change the decoder that VMC uses it's not an MS supported option (unlike the MCE2005 situation) and there are currently compatibility issues when doing so. If you want to experiment check out http://mediacenterexpert.blogspot.com/2006/07/vista-media-center-decoder-utility.html. The utility makes it easy to experiment without messing directly with the registry.

If you haven't already, make sure Vista is fully patched (including SP1) as there have been improvements to the MS decoders in a number of updates.

The 2400 should be fine for DVD playback. You won't get much advantage to upgrading it unless you're also looking for an HD playback solution.

Have you tried DVD playback with another application to compare results?

Cheers,

Wo0zy
 

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