You all will have to forgive my n00b questions...My experience in the HTPC realm is a quick and painless theory, so I have always just ran VLC player straight from the desktop and have never had any issues (sure I did not get the best audio/video formats or a slick interface, but I get impatient.
). Anyway, I built a new HTPC and have been eyeing this thread for sometime now. So I followed it to the letter and am encountering some random issues. Before I go into them, here is how everything is setup:
I run a core i5 760 with 4GB DDR3 1600 RAM with an ATI 5770, HDMI out to an Integra9.8 (for audio and video). The OS is Windows 7 Ultimate x64. All of my media is stored on a central server (gigabit infrastructure), which I use network drive mappings to. Other than Win 7, I have TMT 3, Any DVD HD, and the Shark007 (and x64)/MediaBrowser etc per this thread's instructions. I am using MKV playback via method B of this thread...
1.) The guide specifies what not to install when doing a custom install of Shark007...however, some of the items mentioned I cannot locate on the selection screen to not have installed (RealMedia being an example). So those items may or may not be present as I cannot find them on the list to uncheck.
2.) Everything basically plays fine...except some of my BluRay rips (all of my rips are in MKV format via MakeMKV). Some play fine, some trigger a "Media Center has encountered a problem and will now close." error box, crash to desktop. But when I play the alleged problematic file in VLC, it plays fine.
3.) Same as #2 for some of my DiVX/XViD movies. Plays fine in VLC though too. Although for these affected files, I just get a "Media Center cannot playback this type of file." screen.
4.) For some reason, even though I have the digital pass-through selected in Shark007, I still get MPCM on my pre/pro...so it is not bitstreaming. Do I have to select the proper format and configuration in Windows Sound? I currently have Windows Sound set to 7.1 with 24bit/96KHz...
Any pointers in the right direction or any settings I may have overlooked that you guys can help with would be greatly appreciated...these issues are more annoying than any kind of show stopper. Everything else works great and the guide rocks. Thanks in advance!
EDIT: Just noticed someone mentioning MediaInfo so I will definitely check that out too for the affected files when I get home...