Not possible to avtivate EVR (using Vista) (1 Viewer)


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March 15, 2009
it is not possible for me to get EVR active when using Mediaportal.
It makes not difference if I select VMR or EVR in Mediaportal Config Tool. When i press Shift + ! it states that VMR9 is used.
I also tried Graphstudio but i am not really sure if I have used it correct. It also states that VMR is running.
I made my own custom Graph by replacing the VMR block by an EVR block and the h.264 movie is playing. So it seems that EVR.dll can be used but it is not used by Mediaportal.
Same test with Windows Media Player and Graphstudio show also VMR as Renderer.
Does anyone has an idea why EVR is not activated?

TV-Server Version:
MediaPortal Version:
MediaPortal Skin: bluewide
Windows Version: vista
CPU Type: E5200
Memory: 2GB
Motherboard: GA73PVM
Video Card: 9500GT
Video Card Driver:
Sound Card: onboard ALC889
Sound Card AC3:
Sound Card Driver:
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MPEG2 Video Codec:
MPEG2 Audio Codec:
h.264 Video Codec: PowerDVD9
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  • January 7, 2005
    Debug info shown by "Shift + !" is always showing VMR9. It is just a hard coded string if I remember correctly. I'll check that one.

    To make sure that EVR is used connect to the running graph with GraphEdit and check what video renderer it shows.


    Portal Member
    March 15, 2009
    ...thank you for your answer but graphedit does not find anything to connect when choosing "connect to remopte graph". But when I open the movie file with Graphedit (render file) it says that VMR9 is used.

    Any other ideas what i could try?

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