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Recorded TV playback problems: .wtv played with MPC-HC in Theater no subtitles, does not jump ahead


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I am still having problems in Server version Version 3.0.5264.17006 and Theater 3.05243.22734 playing back .wtv recorded TV programs with MPC-HC 1.7.5 set as the external player for .wtv files


Specifically, subtitles do not display and  are greyed out I cannot jump past commercials using the harmony remote. Skip forward is not working. And stop does not return me to Theater.


I am getting a lengthy filter list in MPC-HC:


MPEG-2 Section and Tables


Default Direct Sound Device

PBDA DT Filter

LAV Video Decoder (internal)

Audio Switcher

PBDA DT Filter

LAV Audio Decoder (internal)

Stream Buffer Source


However, the recorded TV show will play and 720 is upscaled to 1080 so the video quality is improved.

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This is apparently a MPC-HC issue and not a media browser problem


If I try to play the wtv file with MPC-HC without going through media browser  I get the same problem. So, I need to figure out how to set up MPC--HC to play wtv files.


I am getting an error message about not having the necessary filters relating to the PBDA DT Filter

StreamBufferSource::DVR Out - 4
PBDA DTFilter::Out
Media Type 0:
majortype: MEDIATYPE_MSTVCaption {B88B8A89-B049-4C80-ADCF-5898985E22C1}
subtype: MEDIASUBTYPE_DtvCcData {F52ADDAA-36F0-43F5-95EA-6D866484262A}
formattype: FORMAT_None {0F6417D6-C318-11D0-A43F-00A0C9223196}
bFixedSizeSamples: 1
bTemporalCompression: 0
lSampleSize: 1
cbFormat: 0
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CCCP's MPC_HC development internet site: http://www.cccp-project.net/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page reports their latest version simply disables playing wtv files because of know problems. There may not be a current solution


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