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the1

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Just a quick question regarding these two codecs.

With ffdshow installed.. will MediaPortal play x264 or does only Haali play x264?

Or do I need both installed?

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Spragleknas

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    FFDShow will decode x264, but if it is in a .mkv (Matroska) container you need Haali.

    IOW:
    FFDShow --> decoder
    Haali ---> Media Splitter

    x264 --> encoding type
    Matroska (.mkv9 ---> container ("several files - audio+video (like x264)+? - wrapped togheter")

    It's early, but I hope that made sence :)
     

    the1

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    So will I need to install both ffdshow and Haali or just Haali.

    The file types that I will be viewing are: XviD, DivX (AVI) and x264 mkv. Maybe even ISO's.
     

    Spragleknas

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    I'd say there are two good alternatives:

    1: FFDShow + Haali + VobSub(subs) (+ optional DXVA decoder like CyberLink)

    Easier way:

    2: SAF


    3. alternative (just in case I-loop reads this :p) Drop FFDShow and use DivX etc. + Haali etc.


    Using alt 1 ATM, but cinsidering making the switch to SAF



    (Btw: I updated first post)
     

    the1

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    In the post for SAF it says I have to install Haali?

    EDIT - If I choose option one is it best to install them before I install MediaPortal or after?
     

    the1

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    I installed ffdshow and Haali and .mkv isnt playing it MediaPortal?
     

    Spragleknas

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    Got logs?

    Btw: You did ofc select a HD decoder in config?
     

    the1

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    I'll get my logs up ASAP.

    When you say HD decoder do you mean the H.264 spot?
     

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