Why get "MF_MEDIA_ENGINE_ERR_DECODE" when running Scenario1 in "Media Plugins Sample"?


  • Dears,

    I build "Media Plugins Sample" (c++ version) and try to test Scenario1 which use local mpeg1 decoder to play a mpeg1 test file.

    But, I get error code "MF_MEDIA_ENGINE_ERR_DECODE".

    I just build the sample without changing any code.

    Could any one tell me what happen?



    Best Regards,


    Wednesday, October 19, 2011 9:57 AM

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  • Sam,

    Could you try the jscript sample?  If that fails would you try enabling software rendering in IE (internet options, advanced tab, first item in there... check it).

    What Video card do you have installed on your system?


    Jeff Sanders (MSFT)
    Wednesday, October 19, 2011 7:12 PM
  • Jeff, thanks!!

    I try jscript sample, but it stil could not successfully play Mpeg1 test file.

    If I try to enable software rendering from IE, I won't get decode error anymore. But, I only could get a wrong image.

    My video card is ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200.

    Thursday, October 20, 2011 9:51 AM
  • Hello Sam!

    When you say you get the wrong image, what do you get?  You do not get what the sample describes? "The video in this example will display a green box inside a blue box when the decoder is installed."


    Jeff Sanders (MSFT)
    Thursday, October 20, 2011 11:33 AM
  • Hi Jeff,

    Thanks!! What I see is equal to your description.

    So, I think I get expected result with running in software mode. It seem the problem only happen on GPU rendering mode.


    Friday, October 21, 2011 11:51 AM