Ok so the guide to show you how to optimize the windows classic player is horrible, that guy wrote more about the history of the pixel than the actual frikin steps on optimization.
I downloaded the Codec pack, and I have windows calssic.
But when I went to the Internal Filters section, which Source and Tranform filters do I click to turn on? I was confused, so I turned them ALL on, and then when I would play the video all I get is sound and no picture. So I turned them all off. Now I get both sound and picture, but the picture is really slow and doesnt sync up with the audio.
So what the helll do I do now?
I am trying to watch the 720p verison, to get a bit faster playback instead of the massive 1080 file.
I have an older PC, but I have a GeForce 7600 GT videocard.
I would like to AT LEAST watch the 720p Top Gear vids.
You don't need both CCCP and MPCHC. MPCHC has it's owned self contained codecs and splitters. CCCP is only needed when direct show players, such as WMP, do not recognize certain file types or codecs. I suggest uninstalling both CCCP and MPCHC and using CCleaner to wipe out any of the filters written into the registry.
Re-download MPCHC, I recommend the zip version since it requires no install. Create a new folder in whatever directory you want and name it to your liking. Unzip the files to the folder you created and run the app. If by any chance you do not want to use it anymore just delete that same folder and it will be gone. No uninstaller required.
Once the app is running type "o". This will bring up the options menu.
Click on Playback -> Output.
If you're on XP select VMR9 Renderless
If Vista/7 select EVR Vista or EVR Custom
If you want subtitles (only if the video has any) go back to playback and check Auto-load subtitles.
Next click on Internal Filters. This allows what filters you want MPCHC to handle.
The default settings should be good enough, just make sure Matroska is selected in the source filter.
As for your 7600 GT, according to this PDF it should handle H264 for HD video. However, it only applies for the PCIE variant. If you have an AGP 7600GT hardware acceleration is not supported.
If you're still unsure whether your card is capable of acceleration use a DXVA checker.
To find out if you're GPU can use hardware acceleration for videos use the DXVA checker.
This is just an example of mine, your's may be different.
Look for ModeH264 and/or ModeVC1. If this is present then you're good to go.
Windows 2000 and XP users will see the DXVA1 API, Vista and later users will see DXVA2 API. If nothing appears, sadly your GPU has no hardware acceleration capabilities.
Note: Some GPUs might only do partial acceleration. Example, the 8800GT can not fully decode VC1 streams by itself, it still needs to offload a bit of data to the CPU.