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Reset ALL codecs ...how ?

Reset ALL codecs ...how ?

Reset ALL codecs ...how ?

(OP)
Everytime I simply left click once a media file (.mpg) all of explorer crashes.

I would like to delete or reset all codecs I have.  I have tried to re-install Windows Media Player 10, some codec packs, ffdshow, you name it...  Now I just want to avoid doing the format c: thing.

I have MCE 2005, a Twinhan DVB-S card (1020), Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-150 and on-board sound (AC3 to sound system)

At one point everything was working fine, Sat TV, MCE2005 and the WinTV PVR 150.  What I tried to do was to make the Sat TV mpeg 2 video get decoded by the hardware mpeg2 decoding in the PVR150.  Well it didn't work, I guess I'll have to read more on graphs and graphedit.

help!

Marty

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RE: Reset ALL codecs ...how ?

Have you tried using System Restore and going back to before your problem?

Some codec information and links via this thread.

.avi files won't show video
thread779-1104138

RE: Reset ALL codecs ...how ?

(OP)
I made the mistake of re-installing MCE2005 on top of this mess, so no pre-codec-disaster restore point...

The thread for avi files: Tried GSpot 2.52 but it couldn't identify .mpg files, only .avi

If I browse a folder with mpg files with thumbnails, it crashes.

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RE: Reset ALL codecs ...how ?

(OP)
Thanks Linney but it still crashed...

I'll try deleting every codec I can find (control panel, sound and audio devices / hardware / video codecs) and then install that package again...

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RE: Reset ALL codecs ...how ?

(OP)
Well I got close...  Explorer does not crash anymore !  The video files play normally now.

The only major point is Media Center (2005)... it crashes when I try to watch live TV.  I re-installed the PVR150 drivers and software, disabled then re-enabled the board.

So after 8 DVDs of backing up data, I'll have to re-install.

Thanks for your help linney!

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RE: Reset ALL codecs ...how ?

Try the latest version of DirectX. To download the latest version of DirectX, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/directx

Windows XP Media Center Edition Computer Restarts When You Watch LIVE TV
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;824918&FR=1&PA=1&SD=HSCH

Frequently asked questions about the product support options and known issues of Windows XP Media Center Edition
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;327158&FR=1&PA=1&SD=HSCH

If you type "Live TV" in the Help and Support program's Search Box (whilst online) it will throw up several other semi-related articles from the MSKB.

RE: Reset ALL codecs ...how ?

(OP)
Well you saved the day !

I'll name my next child linney !

I think direct-x did it, but now everything is back and working great.  I did the same thing on my laptop, it was also a codec mess.

Thanks for your help!

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RE: Reset ALL codecs ...how ?

Don't handicap any future children on my behalf, your thanks are much appreciated.

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