I want to install ffdshow just for the exclusive use of VirtualDub, do I just un-select everything during the installation and go into VFW to enable whatever that's needed by VirtualDub? (basically only to enable wmv and VP6)
I have a fresh install of Windows 7 and I don't want to mess things up....I want all the media players (WMP and even Media Player Classic HC...etc) to use their default codes and NOT touch anything in ffdshow.
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Thanks Baldrick, much appreciated!
I'm sticking with NO MORE codec packs, and only install whatever that's needed.
I now have:
Avidemux (self contained) - my favorite, using daily.
VirtualDub (needs VFW in ffdshow) - use only if Avidemux couldn't do it
WMP 12 (self contained) - best in playing .wmv in Windows 7
SMPlayer (self contained) - Excellent
VLC (self contained) - 1.0 is excellent, 1.0.1 is a bomb (time/audio syn is a mess for FLV streamed clips, dunno how they could mess this up big time when 1.0 was perfect)
MPC HC x64 (self contained) - this is where I don't want MPC HC to access ffdshow! cause many times with MPC HC alone without installing ffdshow, MPC HC could play video clips perfectly, but once ffdshow is installed video clips are starting to mess up, I guess MPC HC is accessing ffdshow or ffdshow is making MPC HC to use ffdshow.
WMP isn't self contained. It uses DirectShow for everything.
MPCHC isn't self contained. It uses internal file readers/splitters and decoders unless they're disable. If an internal filter isn't available, or disabled, it falls through to DirectShow. Configure via View -> Options -> Internal Filters.
Thanks jagabo for the info.
Maybe my self contained is different from the norm, lol :P, WMP12 plays .wmv perfectly (better than VLC, MPC HC SMPlayer) in Windows 7 without me installing anything, that to me is self contained.
MPC HC is kinda self contained to me, cause whatever that's built in MPC HC, also without me installing anything, it could play almost anything perfectly in XP SP3, but lost out in Windows 7.
Originally Posted by CSULB71