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Media Control Plugin (MCPL) for Vista Media Center

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A new MCPL Addin – Media Control Plugin – has been released for Vista Media Center, and allows you to configure/control your FFDShow filter while you watch your videos. This is particularly useful if you need to switch audio streams within a video file (a feature supported by some videofile containers) or you watch a lot of non dvr-ms content.

The author of this addin is known as ‘damienbt’ on the support forums (no other information can be found about who the author is) – and the addin is free (paypal donations are encouraged).

It’s great to see some 3rd party MCPL starting to appear too – something very much lacking at the moment.

The feature list is as follows (taken from the homepage) :

  • Switching embedded audio and subtitles streams while playing a video: works with AVI, OGM, MKV
  • Switching between external subtitle files (.SRT, .SUB)
  • Switching between FFDShow presets (audio & video)
  • Setting and loading bookmarks inside a video
  • Real fastforward (and rewind) exactly like in the TV module (with 3 different speeds)

    The Requirements are (taken from homepage) :

  • FFDShow-Tryout revision 803 or greater, configured as explained below
  • Haali media splitter (not mandatory, but required to switch between MKV/OGM streams)

    Also I tried this out on Vista Media Center 64 bit – and no program icon appeared in the Program Library at all for me (so couldn’t launch it)- so I imagine it might be for Vista 32bit only machines (and is probably due to the way the installer is packaged – not the technical requirements of the dll itself).

    Screenshots are available on the above product link.

    (Sourced via Chris Laniers Blog)


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    Written by mobilewares

    February 3, 2007 at 4:00 am

    Posted in Vista MediaCenter

    2 Responses

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    1. Just a quick one, if you’ve tried this on 64bit that means you have a 64bit version of FFDShow that works ok.
      Where? 🙂


      February 5, 2007 at 3:11 pm

    2. There’s definately a great deal to find out about this subject.
      I love all of the points you made.


      September 15, 2013 at 5:07 pm

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