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    Hi, I am not a techie person. Recently I tried using MeGUI to reencode movies to smaller size for my personal collection.

    My MeGUI - AviSynth script creator has problem when video input (avi,mp4,any format) is opened by DirectShowSource.
    It just goes not responding, forever.
    I used a 2050 version before, then updating to 2112. Both show the same error.

    I am using Windows 7 x64 & I have installed latest AviSynth as well as K-lite codec both for x86 and x64.

    I have tried to reinstall all, it works for once just after that reinstallation.

    I have tried to open the same video input in another computer Windows 7 x86, and it works with DirectShowSource.

    I try to include all info I can get.


    In x86 pc, this shows up whenever I type MeGUI in the start.
    While x64 pc doesnt ever show this.

    Please advise as I am really lost.

    Greetings,

    sUn
    Last edited by darkw1zard; 22nd Mar 2012 at 15:57.
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  2. Hi, I am not a techie person. ... + K-lite codec+ DirectShowSource
    -> bad combo, better use FFMpegSource
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    Can you elaborate more? I think FFMpegSource already there in avisynth plugin, how to use that instead of DirectShowSource?

    So lets say instead of k-lite, I use Combined Community Codec Pack will that work? Or maybe shark007's codec?

    As I say, I am really a newbie.

    Please tell me more plainly on what to install.
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  4. Just Deinstall K-Lite and select FFMpegSource instead of DirectShowSource to open the video in MeGui, haven't used MeGui for a few years so I'm not sure where you can select the SourceFilter, but I'm pretty sure there is a configuration option for it,...
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  5. Usually when you open a file you'll be given a choice to open it using the One Click Encoder, File Indexer, or DirectShowSource (AVISource in the case of AVIs) If you choose the file indexer MeGUI should add an indexing job to the job queue. Run the job and MeGUI should index the file and open the video. It'll probably use FFMpegSource (FFMSIndex) for the job.
    The above is if you try to open the file from the AVIsynth script creator window. If you use File/Open from the main program window, MeGUI should automatically open an an indexing job to add to the queue.

    Why you can't open a video via DirectShow I'm not sure. I'm using XP so it may be a Windows 7 problem. I know a lot of people use the Preferred Filter Tweaker for Windows 7. Personally I don't install codec packs. ffdshow on it's own seems to do the job. I also install the Haali Media Splitter and MPC-HC and that's it.

    DirectShowSource should be fine for encoding a video from start to finish, but if you want to edit it or encode only parts of it, indexing the file is a better idea.
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  6. Why you can't open a video via DirectShow I'm not sure.
    Probably k-lite was not configured properly and messed things up,...

    Personally I don't install codec packs. ffdshow on it's own seems to do the job. I also install the Haali Media Splitter and MPC-HC and that's it.
    I agree, personally I use LAVFilters + MPC-HC for decoding on Windows systems.
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