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how to repair codecs on Windows 7?


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Does anyone have any suggestions about how to repair codecs on Windows 7? I was encoding MP4 DVD movies just fine with EMC 10 until I installed a variety of free utilities to try and work with some strange video formats. Ever since then I can't get EMC 10 to encode MP4 properly anymore. I don't get any errors, I simply get a blank image on all the MP4 DVDs I create (the audio is fine).

 

I have tried uninstalling all encoding/decoding applications I had installed but that hasn't helped. I even uninstalled and re-installed EMC 10 but that hasn't helped either.

 

Is my only option to re-format my machine and re-install Windows 7?

 

By the way, I am using a 64-bit edition of Windows 7, but I don't see why that would matter.

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Does anyone have any suggestions about how to repair codecs on Windows 7? I was encoding MP4 DVD movies just fine with EMC 10 until I installed a variety of free utilities to try and work with some strange video formats. Ever since then I can't get EMC 10 to encode MP4 properly anymore. I don't get any errors, I simply get a blank image on all the MP4 DVDs I create (the audio is fine).

 

I have tried uninstalling all encoding/decoding applications I had installed but that hasn't helped. I even uninstalled and re-installed EMC 10 but that hasn't helped either.

 

Is my only option to re-format my machine and re-install Windows 7?

 

By the way, I am using a 64-bit edition of Windows 7, but I don't see why that would matter.

 

Your only options may be to upgrade to Creator 2010. It is the only version that is compatible with W7. If you had it working before, then you were lucky and should have left well enough alone.

 

Why don't your just restore your computer to an earlier time using one of your backup images?

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If you had it working before, then you were lucky and should have left well enough alone.

 

Yes, EMC 10 was working just fine on my 64-bit edition of Windows 7. In fact, it is still working now. My only problem is when I try and encode Mpeg 4 videos. I can encode to other formats just fine.

 

I guess I could just bite the bullet and re-format and re-install everything from scratch. But it would sure be nice to find some way to repair the codecs...

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Yes, EMC 10 was working just fine on my 64-bit edition of Windows 7. In fact, it is still working now. My only problem is when I try and encode Mpeg 4 videos. I can encode to other formats just fine.

 

I guess I could just bite the bullet and re-format and re-install everything from scratch. But it would sure be nice to find some way to repair the codecs...

 

Why not head out to the forums of the free, software breaking, utilities you downloaded and installed? They may have a fix.

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Why not head out to the forums of the free, software breaking, utilities you downloaded and installed?

 

I am certainly looking everywhere I can for advice. For the record, the open source tools I downloaded weren't for "software breaking". They were for reading special compressed video files, that use some encoding formats that aren't widely supported. I suppose I could have tried buying a newer commercial tool for that (maybe the latest Roxio products support those formats, I don't know), but I thought I would give it a try.

 

In any event, I can't undo what's happened now, and am just trying to see if there is some kind of solution to fix Windows codecs (the MP4 codecs, in particular).

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