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Win 7 MKV driver/codec/ player

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December 23, 2011 3:13:54 AM

Hi all.

I'm having trouble playing MKV video on Windows 7 64bit. I have a AMD 5470 & i5 -so I should be able to play any 1080p MKV video.
I already did a clean install, got all the newest drivers, etc.
What codec do you recommend for a low CPU load? (no mega-packs please). Do I need a special player?

thanks!
a b $ Windows 7
December 23, 2011 4:07:10 AM

Use that VLC, u don't need any codec for that one, it comes as whole package.

bobusboy +1

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a b $ Windows 7
December 23, 2011 4:07:44 AM

U can play almost any video and music!

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a b $ Windows 7
December 23, 2011 5:19:36 AM

Get CCC full package (that make sure you also get the AMD media codec) and install the CCC (check AMD media codec is installed correctly in installation log which pops up after installation). Download Media Player Classic. Install and enable GPU DXVA in MPC by:

Enable DXVA (includes all .264 content regardless if it is mkv, mp4, etc...) in MPC by going:

View>options>internal filters and select everything with (DXVA) and apply

Then, on playback>output select

evr custom pres, directx9 and directx9, for directshow video, realmedia video and quicktime video

Ok and restart MPC and play video.
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a b $ Windows 7
December 23, 2011 7:16:47 AM

Klite codec MEGA pack that is all!
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December 23, 2011 7:25:03 AM

Thanks for the replies!
I'll try all and see what works best and get back to you. See what has the highest GPU and lowest CPU load.
I'll also do a system-restore after every try to completely remove any old codecs still lingering in the system.
I'll try to get this to work while installing as little as possible.
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a b $ Windows 7
December 23, 2011 8:38:34 AM

Yeah try and remove all the previous codecs as they can mess up some players
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a b $ Windows 7
December 23, 2011 9:49:15 AM

K-Lite Mega Codec Pack, never failed to play a media file yet.
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December 23, 2011 1:28:22 PM

I tried ALL,
CoreAVC seems to work best. But cost me $12 !!
I was able to play full 1080p MKVs on my little c-50 netbook - FLAWLESS.
here is a turorial:
http://imouto.my/watching-h264-videos-using-dxva-clearv...

All the others worked fine on my desktop, but that had plenty of GPU and CPU power.
So, for my my machines with tiny muscles and its itsy bitsy bits & peices, I had to find a solutution that can use all it's little high-tech parts: DXVA, GPGPU, UVD 3(AMD), etc.

I was still required to install Media Player Classic, DirectX 9 runtime 2010 (don't know why), Haali, LVA Secoder, etc. Basically it was a pain in the ass.
VERY surprised how immature codecs, drivers, players, etc are.

I expected to just install the newest driver, find some MKV codec, and play on normal Media payer - WRONG.
I hope I can get all this to work just by installing Windows 8,9 later with all the fancy hardware read through some abstraction later.
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December 23, 2011 1:45:00 PM

I personally would use VLC player no codecs to install and it works right out of the box and you dont have to install it, just unzip to a folder and run it from there
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December 24, 2011 10:59:37 AM

Again,

Thanks to all to get my MKV working. ALL the solutions worked on my desktop.
I just took things further beyond the thread scope by also getting my C-50 netbook work.
If I can, I give you all a Best Answer Award. Merry Christmas, Ho Ho Ho
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