black screen with mp4 file (plays correctly in other players) (1 Viewer)


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  • December 17, 2006
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    TV-Server Version: MediaPortal 1.0
    MediaPortal Version: MediaPortal 1.0
    MediaPortal Skin: Blue3wide (Darkblue)
    Windows Version: Vista Ultimate SP1
    CPU Type: Intel Core 2 Duo E4600, passive cooling
    HDD: WD Scorpio 2.5" SATA
    Memory: DDR2, 2x1GB
    Motherboard: Intel DP35DP
    Video Card: Radeon HD4350, passive cooling
    Video Card Driver: Catalyst 8.7, AVIVO
    Sound Card: Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
    Sound Card AC3: optical out to Harman & Kardon AVR-235 amp
    Sound Card Driver: 5762_5713_v68
    1. TV Card: Floppy DTV DVB-C
    1. TV Card Type: DVB-C
    1. TV Card Driver: 4.4.5N
    2. TV Card: Floppy DTV DVB-C
    2. TV Card Type: DVB-C
    2. TV Card Driver: 4.4.5N
    3. TV Card:
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    MPEG2 Video Codec: Cyberlink powerDVD 7
    MPEG2 Audio Codec:
    h.264 Video Codec: Cyberlink powerDVD 7
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    HTPC Case: Zalman HD160 Plus
    Cooling: Noctual 8cm fans x2, Scythe Ninja mini passive on CPU
    Power Supply: BeQuiet 450W
    Remote: Microsoft MCE
    TV: Sony KDL-40W4020AEP
    TV - HTPC Connection: HDMI

    Howdy people,

    Just stumbled on the first file my MP HTPC wouldn't play... It has an mp4 extension, plays correctly in VLC, and I have quicktime and the latest CCCP codec pack installed. I get sound with a black screen in MP. No idea how it was encoded.

    Any suggestion ? How can I find out what codec I need ?


    Paranoid Delusion

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  • June 13, 2005
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    Has either of you actually installed PowerDVD, if so use a filter manager (filmerit in sig) to delete the divx codec installed with it.

    Now see if it will play using either mpc or ffdshow that comes with the cccp.

    If not, get gspot2.70 and drop the file into it and see what it comes up with for the filetype, but may need reencoding, just use Xvid4PSP5.0 to do this.

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