Originally Posted by nickbuol
According to the Media Browser website, it says that since it is in Beta now, there will be no updates for anything but "Dev" and "Beta" releases, so if I want updates at this point, I have to leave it at "Beta." Its fine, I understand that it is beta code.
In the meantime, are there good tutorials for setting up the codecs for HTPC use? Or should I start on other tools like MadVR, Reclock, etc at this point?
I guess I need a list again of what apps I should get figured out that will give me great picture output...
Someone (I forgot who) around here wrote a pretty good guide for Assassin that he put on his guides blog about the SHARK007 CODECS.
Assassin used to not use SHARK007, but he added that section to his guides after because it's popular. That's how I have long done it.
That is what I do for WMC, WMP, and for MB2.6 or Classic.
Here you go:
These are repackaged to include everything you need in a single install. JUST MAKE SURE YOU PAY ATTENTION AND CHOOSE CUSTOM AND DE-DESELECT THE CRAPWARE !!!!
Install both 32 bit and 64 bit.
Here is the guide from Assassin's BLOG:
That should get you started. That will get you the codecs you need. (you won't need codecs for MB3 Theater they will come in the install and integrated player if you can hang on for it)
Once you get that set up and working you can then try to set up MPC-HC (guide and sticky here on forum I copy pasted earlier by MINDBOMB) which can be configured to use MadVR. Re-clock is cool too but it "breaks" your HD audio so you will need to install the DTS decoder .dll file and bitstream your surround as DTS-HD (locally decoded) so you might want to hang tight on RE-CLOCK if you want to bitstream Dolby TRUE HD and stuff native. It all sounds good to me, so IDK ??? I run 6.1 from a Denon AVR3312.
SVP is pretty cool if you feel like your new HTPC need to get broken in
It should give your GPU and CPU a good beating.
SVP also works in MPC-HC as external player, and you can turn it on and off on it's own. It's awesome for animation, and new modern stuff like Avengers, Man of Steel, etc... Be careful with set up though, you need to have a display that matched up to make the effect look right (60fps up from 24fps)