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Recommended Windows Media Compatible Direct Show Configurations

Any Direct Show configuration tabulated below can be successfully used for this DVD to WMV Guide.

Criterion

  1. Should not cause Windows Media Encoder to crash
  2. Should not cause Windows Media Encoder not responding
  3. Should pass AC3 to WMA9 Professional 5.1 channel 2-pass VBR test
  4. Should pass AC3 to WMA9 Professional 2 channel 2-pass VBR test
  5. Should pass VOB to WMV9 and WMA9 Professional 2 channel 2-pass VBR test
  6. Should pass VOB to WMV9 and WMA9 Professional 5.1 channel 2-pass VBR test
Splitter Video Decoder Audio Decoder 1 2 3 4 5 6
MainConcept MPEG Splitter 1.00.00.56 MainConcept MPEG Video Decoder 1.00.00.60 Nero Audio Decoder 1.0.4.48 Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Moonlight-Elecard MPEG2 Demultiplexer Moonlight-Elecard MPEG2 Video Decoder Nero Audio Decoder 1.0.4.48 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MPEG2 Demultiplexer InterVideo Video Decoder AC3 Filter 1.01a Yes Yes No No No No
MPEG2 Demultiplexer InterVideo Video Decoder InterVideo Audio Decoder Yes Yes No No No No
MPEG2 Demultiplexer NVIDIA Video Decoder 1.00.67 NVIDIA Audio Decoder 1.00.67 Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
                 
                 

Check your Direct Show filters

Even after installing the recommended DVD Player Software (InterVideo or Cyberlink), your old DirectShow file may be still active.

Open GraphEdit.exe

File > Render Media File and choose a VOB file

Check if yours match if one of the following configurations.

Try the Quick Fix below. If not, follow the Direct Show Fix guide.

Quick DirectShow Filter Configuration Fix

Before you begin, you need

GraphEdit is a visual tool for building and testing filter graphs. It is provided as an executable with the DirectX SDK. With GraphEdit, you can quickly build and test filter graphs to see if they function as you expect. You can even view a filter graph created by an application running in another process.

regsvrGUI to register/unregister unneeded direct show filters (optional)

Windows XP Video Decoder Checkup Utility

Use the Windows XP Video Decoder Checkup Utility to set the Preferred Video Decoder. If your Video Decoder is MP10 and MCE compatible, that will proves to be a better choice.

Windows XP Video Decoder Checkup Utility

DirectShow Filters tested by MSUN Community

Following Audio Decoders failed one or more of the criterion

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