Creative Dxr3 and WMP8 DVD Playback...

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by n715dp, Dec 17, 2001.

  1. n715dp

    n715dp Guest

    I searched the forums and came up with nothing on this one so here goes...

    I have a Creative Dxr3 DVD Decoder and I am using the Hollywood Plus drivers for it.

    I downloaded and installed the DVD Pak for WMP and I am able to play DVD's ok with it but there is something that is bothering me. In the options for Video, there is a radio button for "Preferred Decoder." The options are greyed out and "Software" is selected. I look at task manager and it shows 50% - 75% CPU usage for WMP. Using the software from the Hollywood Plus site, the player uses 10% CPU... so it looks to me like WMP is not using my decoder card... anyone know a way around this?
     
  2. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Basically the system decides on the default filters, having more than one installed will confuse the system.
    My best suggestion is to remove all the software dvd players you have on yout system, this includes the addon packs... then try playing a DVD - if it works then you still have dvd filters/codecs installed.. check to see if your system is using is using the H+, if it isn't then you still have DVD filters installed and will have to remove them manually.
     
  3. n715dp

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    thanks EP... I will give that a try... any idea how I would go about removing the software filters?
     
  4. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    There may be other methods, but you can get Zoom Player from http://www.inmatrix.com and start playing a dvd, right click on the screen and go to filter properies.
    You should then see which filters are installed.
    Also newer version of Zoom Player have cool filter management, so you can manually register the audio / video filters that you want to, as some filters are better than others!!
     
  5. n715dp

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    thanks a lot, I will give that a try.
     
  6. Electronic Punk

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    Let me know how you get on ;)
     
  7. n715dp

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    well, I tried unregistering all the filters - there were a bunch and then installing the DVD pak for WMP and it still used software...

    I will continue to tinker with it.
     
  8. Electronic Punk

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    Reinstalling the DVD pack will reinstall either the windvd / powerdvd filters.
     
  9. n715dp

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    I noticed that, but without the DVD pak, WMP doesn't play DVD's... this is annoying :confused: :rolleyes: ;)
     
  10. n715dp

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    ok...

    if I rip a VOB file from a DVD - WMP shows:

    CyberLink Audio Decoder

    and

    CyberLink Video/SP Decoder
     
  11. n715dp

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    something else I just noticed... there were two .msi files in the rar I downloaded here...

    DVD_Pack.msi

    and

    DVD_Pack_PDVD.msi


    either one seems to yield the same results.
     
  12. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Pretty sure when I had a look at this, the PDVD one was PowerDVD and the other was WinDVD.

    If your WMP can play VOB files then there are still filters ;)
    I think you may need to install WMA drivers for your H+ to use it with WMP- Notsure tho.