I stumbled onto this guide late last night and this is the only part I got tripped up on:
Originally Posted by MlNDBOMB DVD Macrovision Error Workaround
Install ffdshow from http://sourceforge.net/projects/ffds...eric%20builds/
. For components, you can uncheck everything. For speaker setup, select disable mixer.
Then open MPC-HC. Go to external filters, and add ffdshow video decoder at the end of your external filters list, and set it to prefer. Double click on ffdshow video decoder, go to codecs, and next to mpeg2, select libavcodec as the decoder, and make sure dvd decoding is checked at the bottom.
DVDs should then work when you try to open them with file>open dvd in mpc hc.
I'm still getting the blasted Macrovision failed error. This is a result of the mpeg2/libavcodec setting in ffdshow constantly setting itself back to disabled. I tried installing ffdshow with all of the video and audio components unticked and with mepg2 ticked. I have also unticked mpeg2 in the LAV video decoder settings.
I have installed the latest version of everything in the OP (all of them are 32 bit versions) and followed the setup instructions for each of them. I do have all the transform filters in MPC HC unticked though (via a different guide). Ticking mpeg2 and mpeg2 in the transform filters doesn't change anything though. I do not have any additional codecs or codec packs installed (including CCCP). System specs are as follows:
Windows 7 64-bit
Phenom II x4 930 (OC'd to 3.5 GHz)
G.Skill DDR3-1600 (2x4 GB running at 666 because of the CPU)
AMD/ATi 6870 2 GB (using CCC 12.1)
What am I missing as I am at a total loss as to why the ffdshow video decoder instantly reverts its mpeg2 setting back to disabled? I'm sure it's a simple fix but for the life of me I can't discern what it is.
For clarification, the setting for mpeg2 in the ffdshow video decoder keeps instantly disabling itself. The DVD Decoding box stays checked tough.