LAV filters for Live TV
Due to a couple of issues with occasional frame drops and me striving for the best picture quality, I'm try to get my Win7x86 HTPC to use LAV instead of the Microsoft decoder for live TV (specifically Freeview HD in the UK). The UK HD channels use MPEG-4 compression.
I've checked various guides on this, and having installed LAV (I already use it with MPC-HC, but that now ships with LAV for internal use by default), I went through the process to change the decoder. I set all the LAV tools to show the icon in the system tray when running, and in MPC-HC this works fine. I then used filter tweaker to set the default codec for H.264 to 'LAV Decoder'. Job done I thought.
Running WMC in a window though, when I then tuned into one of the HD channels, nothing happened. LAV wasn't used or even launched by the looks of it. I can't use GraphStudio to check the pin connections for live TV, but I checked on a recorded HD .WTV file, and that indeed showed the pin connection to LAV Video Decoder.
So, not sure what's gone wrong, or why LAV isn't being used. Anyone have any ideas?