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Shamelessly pasted from a support thread from another forum, though OCN could help too thumb.gif

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Originally Posted by brucethem00se 
So I installed the latest K-lite beta full pack (10.7.4 I believe) onto a fresh Windows 10 install. Well, something went wrong, and I can't play Netflix using the native Windows app now!

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Naturally, I followed the error code to this page
https://help.netflix.com/en/node/8730
But it didn't help. FYI I'm running a Xonar ST with the lastest uniXonar drivers + no odd settings, on a system with a 7950/4670k, so hardware support shouldn't be an issue.

So naturally I looked at the k-lite pack, as I vaguely remembered an odd popup when I initially configured it... And I noticed something odd.

My "Microsoft Codec Tweaks" Tab is supposed to (and used to) look like this
Windows-7-Tweaks.jpg

But instead, the DTV-DVD video decoders are missing!
XCfMCd6.png

So I used the repair fuction, and nothing happened. I updated to 10.8, used the repair function, and this popped up.
PfIMtq9.png

But nothing was fixed frown.gif


So... I royally messed something up. I would like to avoid nuking Windows and starting from scratch, so is there any other way I can fix this?

Heres a link to the log.

http://pastebin.com/PH80hRni

http://codecs.forumotion.net/t1697-k-lite-broke-protected-video-playback#8692

So... anyone know how to fix broken Microsoft codecs without nuking Windows altogether?
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this is why i never install codec "packs" anymore, i just use vlc now
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this is why i never install codec "packs" anymore, i just use vlc now

K-Lite worked wonderfully in the past, and VLC's rendering quality annoys me now. This is just a very obscure issue that has something to do with me (temporarily) patching my graphics drivers to run my monitor past 70hz biggrin.gif


At the very least, use the basic version of MPC. Even without any tweaking or added codecs, the rendering quality is better.
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K-Lite worked wonderfully in the past, and VLC's rendering quality annoys me now. This is just a very obscure issue that has something to do with me (temporarily) patching my graphics drivers to run my monitor past 70hz biggrin.gif

    K-Lite is nothing but a bunch of trouble.  It breaks the system codec configurations, installs a bunch of incompatible codecs without setting their priorities correctly, and in my experience, frequently results in a system that can play less filetypes than before.  I would strongly recommend uninstalling K-Lite codecs and install Shark007 Advanced Codecs instead.  His codec configuration program may even be able to fix the Microsoft decoder depending on how badly it is broken.
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