I have been using Boilsoft video splitter V4.28 for some time, and changed to Win 8 (Ughh) and now can not get it to work. I keeps saying that the codecs are installed incorrectly, I have installed the klite ones, divx, ffd show, and a few others but no go, but I can get the newest version V7.02 to work just fine. I do not like 7.02 it is not very friendly, it will not allow me to edit by the second or minute easily. Anyone know of a program that is just as easy to use or a way to fix the 4.28? Thank you
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Have you contacted the developer? Do they have a user support forum on their site? Though I suspect the older versions aren't win8 compatible that'd be your best bet.
In the future you should avoid installing a whack of codecs if something isn't working. If the program needed them it should say so. If it doesn't ... it's crap. Purge it.
And installing a bunch of codec packs is more likely to cause problems. In the Microsoft tech support site they specifically say that you should not install them on a Win 7 machine, and from what I see Win 8 is worse. Best to find some decent software that doesn't need that nonsense.
Ignore the usual nonsense about not installing additional codecs on Win7 or Win8. All video software uses codecs. The only difference is really whether they're installed as "system" codecs so any program can use them, or whether the program just installs them for it's own use. Personally I think "decent" software should be capable of using either type. What if it doesn't have it's own codec for a particular format and it won't use a system codec?
And of course a "decent" media player, such as MPC-HC, uses it's own system for letting you chose whether to use an "internal" or "external" codec, and doesn't need to rely on the Windows system for it to work properly.
If the program uses DirectShow codecs, the problem may the due to a change Microsoft made to Win7. They basically made it harder to use them, then try to pretend it's not their fault by telling you not to install them at all.
I use XP myself so I haven't had any experience in trying to get Windows 7 or 8 to play nice, and I don't know for sure this is the cause of the problem, but this codec tweaking tool is installed by K-Lite (I'm pretty sure) and the info on the page explains the reason for some Win7/8 codec issues. Try playing with it. Windows uses a "merit" system for choosing a particular codec to use when there's more than one installed for a particular format. It appears Win7/8 disables that for some codecs which basically forces the use of the codecs which are installed with Windows. Maybe the newer version of the program knows Microsoft went out of their way to make using third party codecs harder and applies the necessary changes when you install it, whereas the older version doesn't. Or the newer version can use Media Foundation, whereas the older version is DirectShow only.
Mind you I think this would mainly apply to decoding, not encoding, but I'm not sure which codecs your program is complaining about.
Last edited by hello_hello; 16th Mar 2013 at 23:12.