Since they work in Bridge I would reset the preferences in PS. Start PS and immediately hold down shift ctrl alt keys. You should get a reset window if you are fast enough.
DirectShow is the video acceleration component of DirectX/ Windows Media. If it causes crashes, it is very likely misconfigured. Nothing to do with the IMA CoDec per se, which is an audio CoDec, anyway. Things to check:
- update your graphics driver and configure it properly
- same for your audio hardware
- verify Windows Media Player's hardware acceleration options
- uninstall any crap like K-Lite
- reinstall Windows Media Components and DirectX by downloading the web installers from Microsoft for this stuff.
On Win 7 the last point should only be done as a last resort, as it has everything in place and has a different infrastructure for this stuff, so legacy WM and DX stuff should not be needed at all.
Thanks Curt and 'Mylenium'
I did re-set the prefs - but to no avail
I checked and my graphics driver and audio is all up to date.
No sure how to verify Windows Media Player's hardware acceleration options. I opened WMP Options /Perfformance tab and under Cd the DirX tab is checked.
Running Windows Vista - so does the same caution apply regarding a re-install of Windows Media Components and DirectX ?
Appreciate your help with this somewhat frustrating issue. I am converting some old 8mm film to avi with the hope of doing some edits then burning to DVD.