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WMP12 - how to play .mkv?

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I hate installing codec packs etc but really don't want to have to install VLC just to play on media type.

Does FFDShow support WMP12 fully yet?

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Windows 7 supports H264 out the box, so all you need is a splitter. Haali Media Splitter, google it.

I'd still recommend Media Player Classic Home Cinema for everyone's video needs. Takes advantage of GPU acceleration if it can as well.

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WMP12 doesn't use GPu accel.?

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WMP12 doesn't use GPu accel.?

I don't think so, all CPU based, but someone might be able to correct me.

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I'd suggest Media Player Classic Home Cinema as well - It's my primary player for everything. You don't need to install anything besides that, it plays everything.

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I'd go for S.hark007 if you insist on WMP.

Personally I do still use MPC HC for media playing - as stated above, it does play anything.

Edit: Is there some kind of word filter or something?

Edited by Gilly

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Yes, WMP certainly does. Audioboxer's advice is good though, all you need to install is the Haali Media Splitter. It will make WMP revert to DirectShow instead of MF, but it works fine. You might also want AC3Filter for sound.

Don't bother installing any of the codec packs, they just aren't needed.

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I'd go for S.hark007 if you insist on WMP.

Personally I do still use MPC HC for media playing - as stated above, it does play anything.

Edit: Is there some kind of word filter or something?

+1 I never had any issues with my media after installing it.

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I don't think so, all CPU based, but someone might be able to correct me.

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WMP + DivX

- PRO: Thumbnails for MKVs

- PRO: MKVs Play On WMP

- CON: Many thumbnails do not work

- CON: No Subtitles

- CON: No DXVA for some files

WMP + CCCP

- PRO: MKVs Play On WMP

- CON: No DXVA at all

- CON: No Thumbnails

I have DivX installed purely for the thumbnails.

I do not use WMP because neither with CCCP, shark, or DivX can I get DXVA + Thumbnails + Subtitles for all H.264 Files. And I just can't play videos without DXVA as I have Intel Atom.

I use the latest build of MPC - Home Cinema. It loads fast. It supports Windows 7 features just like WMP. I can configure it to play ALL H.264 files via DXVA.

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If you don't want a media player with a GUI from 1995 or woeful integration

Muxing > MP4/MPG/M2TS is a perfectly viable solution or if these files are going on a share.

Try MKV2VOB

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If you don't want a media player with a GUI from 1995 or woeful integration

Muxing > MP4/MPG/M2TS is a perfectly viable solution or if these files are going on a share.

Try MKV2VOB

I am not sure what video player you are talking about.

Also that is really the redneck way of doing things. It wasted a bunch of time in which you could be enjoying your show / movie. Recode a movie then watch a movie vs watch a movie.

For W7 I recommend MPC- Home Cinema SVN 1453 + Microsoft H.264 Decoder + CoreAAC + Haali Splitter. :)

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