is sharky 007 the best way to go ???? or is it better to install seperate codec ,s
Depends on what you are trying to accomplish. I prefer the minimalist approach, so I use TMT for my BluRay folder rips, mpc hc for my mkvs, and the internal WMC player for all other files which should be supported natively. The only “codec” I need to install is FFDShow (which is used to bitstream HD Audio via MPC HC). Of course TMT and MPC HC launch from Media Browser
Either one. if you plan on using MPC HC you MUST make sure that FFDShow and MPC are the same (so both are x32 or both are x64). If you want to use FFDShow with the internal WMC player you MUSt use x64 as WMC internal is an x64 player. Here is my guide on how to set up MPC HC + FFDshow:
I side with dbone and go minimal. Haali with ffdshow only for me. It plays everything and I have DXVA (with subs).
As a few are suggesting. I also feel it is better to ditch Shark/CCCP k-lite and go with just the Matroska(Haali) splitter and FFDShow.
Bad @Jon for not linking it… :) Jon has a very useful article on his site here that I used to setup my HTPC. Thanks to it, I have everything playing the way I want and 5.1 audio on every movie that is > stereo
I spent weeks trying to fix issues that I was having with Shark007. Today I switched to K-lite, and everything is working perfectly with no hassles. I'm running Win7 Pro 64bit.
Sharky and CCCP are good PACK options. Some people prefer installing only some codecs I have no problems with those two packs as long as you pass all audio and video encoding through FFDshow.
thanks for all your help jon,s article helped alot and now the problem has been solved
Interesting thread guys and a good read. I have a mix of mkv and mp4 videos with aac and ac3 sound. Currently hooked up to my receiver via optical cable for sound but will eventually use hdmi.
Would u guys suggest ditching the shark codecs and just use haali and ffdshow?