"Adam Albright" <AA@ABC.net> wrote in message
> Microsoft is very slow to fix problems, heck, most of the time they
> don't even acknowledge there are problems with their software.
There's no real method I'm aware of for "Microsoft to acknowledge problems"
to external customers on a regular basis. =\
> The fix
> is simple, use a REAL video editor and like magic all the problems go
> away. I'll let you in on a little secret. The problem is likely the
> encoder that Microsoft uses. It seems prone to crash. Other problems
> can include some third party codec on your system or certain filters
> that may get installed if you install some codecs especially codec
DirectShow was designed to be an inclusionary system, and unless you (as an
app) exclude filters you're going to get the ghoulash of insanity that codec
packs install to the system. This is in large part an externally derived
problem sourced in part from companies who set their filter merits too high.
DO_NOT_USE would be a great merit to use, for example. ;-)
Then again, codec packs doing stuff like shoving Voxware MetaSound onto the
system really aren't doing anyone at all any favors. =\
Speaking for myself only.
for some helpful WMP info.
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