Codec nightmare...

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Aug 10, 2009

Codec nightmare... by Westside at 2:01 AM (1,018 Views / 0 Likes) 3 replies

  1. Westside
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    Member Westside Sogdiana

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    All the sudden, all my mpeg files will not play... I ran Gspot on it and it said:
    "failed to create the source filter for the input file C.addsourcefilter() failed. Error: 0x80040241: [unknown]
    [​IMG] , I mean [​IMG] ... man it's been a looong time since I last been on GBAtemp. [​IMG]

    By the way, I have the latest CCCP, and I have reinstalled it and everything... :'(
     
  2. FAST6191

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    Two tools you may need for this game:
    CCCP insurgent:
    http://www.cccp-project.net/wiki/index.php...=CCCP_Insurgent
    It lists codecs, filters, splitters and the like installed on your machine and can nuke them as required.

    graphedit or a clone like:
    http://blog.monogram.sk/janos/tools/monogram-graphstudio/

    It misses out a bunch of the idea behind such programs but few will dispute how useful they are in these sorts of situations. Open up the mpeg into an app like this and press test render or whatever it calls it.
    It will then try to put together the stuff to play it and using the info from it you can start to pinpoint problems.

    Mine has the MPG file, a splitter which forks to MPEG decoder and then to video and FFDshow audio and then to default directsound.

    I also use CCCP, media player classic is the player used in this case although that is not of concern just yet.

    If you see some extraneous stuff in graphedit and feel confident you can kill it with CCCP insurgent, if not wait for others to post.
     
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    Thanks for the resources, but I can't even test render the file. Any mpeg file I tested with CCCP insurgent ended up with this error:
    "An error occured during this Test Render. Please provide the info below to CCCP Staff.
    DirectShow Error: 0x80040241: The source filter for this file could not be loaded."

    and graph edit ended up not even willing to open the file. :'(

    Do you think that contacting the CCCP staff would be a good idea?
     
  4. FAST6191

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    Can you try with something like VLC or even virtualdub (they have their own MPEG parsers). The source filter being broken sounds like the MPEG decoder has messed up or otherwise not been selected.

    Before you nuke it thought try fiddling with ffdshow (video decoder settings and the codecs option) and media player classic (view -> options then internal filters), it is a nasty kludge but it could get things working again.
     

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