SOLUTION: Getting Broadcom Crystal HD decoder to work in Windows 7
NOTE: this is a first draft of this post, more info and some screenshots to be added.
After installing the Broadcom card and drivers I had a difficult time getting MKV x264 video files to play.
- Disable all “internal filters”
- Set external filter to Broadcom
Applies to: GOM Player, Media Player Classic Home Cinema
Basic info to the Broadcom card itself:
XBMC & Broadcom Bring 1080p Decode Upgrade to ill-equipped netbooks, nettops, Apple TVs http://www.anandtech.com/show/2898In one of my last articles on ION I talked about XBMC being one of the best applications for the platform. It delivers a better UI for watching downloaded content than Windows… And today it just got incredible. Thanks to the efforts of Scott Davilla, the XBMC developers and Broadcom there’s now full support for the Broadcom Crystal HD decoder (BCM970012) in all versions of XBMC. The code has been merged into XBMC as of this morning and will be available in the next release of the project.
Links that were helpful in finding that solution:
EeeUser Forum / B202 + Broadcom Crystal HD=1080P http://forum.eeeuser.com/viewtopic.php?id=84273Just installed the Broadcom Crystal HD card on the B202.The Verdict: Excellent playback in both 720P and 1080P through XBMC (activating the Broadcom Crystal HD rendering […] read on for Broadcom -> Windows Media Center tips… Broadcom HD Decoder – MyHPMini.com http://myhpmini.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=3819To get MPC-HC to work with 1080, uninstall ALL additional video codecs (FFMPEG and everything else)… forum.thinkpads.com • Information http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=83880I’m using MPC (Media Player Classic) for playing HD material. If you go to play->filters during HD playback, you should see Broadcom listed as a Codec. Otherwise, something is wrong with the driver installation [or your filter/codec selection]. DXVA Support in MPC Home Cinema http://mpc-hc.sourceforge.net/DXVASupport.htmlModern graphics card offer the possibility to decode partially or completely a video stream using DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA), in order to reduce CPU usage dramatically.… Unfortunately the MPC-HC decoder only supports the “bitstream mode” at this stage, which means that only the most recent graphic cards are supported : nVidia series 8(9)xxx for…