I bought this card well over a year ago to get an htpc running, and in frustration I abandoned the project. Well for some reason I have decided to attempt it again. I am at square 1 here and the results of dxva checker, if I am reading them correctly say I am getting no hardware acceleration at all. I have been skimming back through this thread for at least 5 hours now, but I will admit I haven't read all 200+ pages!
MSI K8T MB
AMD Athlon 64 3200+
Visiontek 2400 hd pro agp (256)
Fresh install of vista ultimate as of last night.
8.11 drivers from visiontek website.
ATI 8.12 agp hotix.
then, all ATI drivers removed and original cd drivers installed (ati 7.6)
In dxva checker under the decoder device tab my first 5 devices show only 720x480. The device marked Modeh264 is blank.
Under the processor device tab I do show HD resolutions.
What am I looking for here? I assume the processor tab is simply software capabilities?
For test files I have one blue ray dvd, and I have downloaded some wmv files in both 720 and 1080P for test. Software for testing is power dvd 8 trial downloaded yesterday from cyberlink website, so should be the newest. And Klite codec pack including MPC (first the full version, then tried the mega)
I followed the instructions here to try and test h.264 acceleration:http://ranpha.wordpress.com/page-1/
Of course I get no play back at all when I disable ff video and cyberlink h264 filter. I can only get any video if I enable them, with a cpu usage of 99-100% or by playing in media player 11, again software filter and 100% cpu usage.
I am sure these sound like very noob questions, but simply, is there a way I can use this box for my htpc with a blu ray rom player that I just bought? Otherwise I will just return the drive until I can afford an entirely new HTPC which will be god only knows when.