Originally Posted by anujpuri85
Mrkazador, I am not using MPC-HC. I'm actually using Windows Media Center, since my computer has a tv card/tuner, I use media center as my tv source.
Sammy2, my receiver is setup as default. As for my mobo, it's an old one now... Asus P5Q-E. I do have all latest drivers/bios installed for it. Could it be that my mobo is just too old for my video card and 7.1 sound? but if that's the case, why is 7.1 showing up in the audio settings?
Check "Enable System Tray Icon" in LAV Audio Decoder properties and see if LAV Audio Decoder is actually used in playback by looking at the system tray. If ffdshow Audio Decoder x64 is used, lower its merit value, say, to "preferred" (then it will be lower than that of LAV Audio Decoder). How: Launch ffdshow Audio Decoder configuration as an admistrator (this is important), go to DirectShow control tab, then move the merit value slider to the left (default value is "very high"). Compare merit values:
LAV Audio Filter:
ffdshow Audio Decoder:
"very high" = 0xFFFFFF00 (default)
"default" = 0xFF800001
"preferred" = 0x00800000
"normal" = 0x00600000
Well, ffdshow Audio Decoder x64 can also bitstream HD audio, but you have to configure it a little bit more:
If you select Connect to: any filter, then WMC/WMP's audio filters will be appended to ffdshow Audio Decoder (like below), that prevents audio bitstreaming:
(LAV Audio Decoder does not suffer from this "problem".)
But, why not use MPC-HC? It can be launched for media play as an external player withing Media Browser / My Movies / the built-in Movie Library (with a plugin), independent of TV.Edited by renethx - 3/24/13 at 10:38pm