John G posted a great tip in the comments of my Vista Media Center Decoder utility post.

He said… “People have asked me how to get the WinDVD and DSCALER codecs to work in Mediacenter as i reported on their use. I noticed that whether by accident or design, the Windows XP Video Decoder Checkup Utility will set the “MCE Compatible” flag on a codec to true when you set it as the system default codec.


a) use Xp codec util to set as default

b) run the above Vista MC codec util, the codec will now appear in the list, select it and set.

No responsibility taken for this method. Cheers jgriffin”

Thanks John that’s excellent.

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