Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Install HDConvertToX on Win7 32-Bit

Amplify’d from
Windows 7 (32-bit) Installation Guide

This guide was created from personal experience on Windows 7 32-bit RTM (build 7600). Your mileage may vary. I used the K-Lite Mega Codec pack, which comes with almost everything you need to get HDConvertToX working.

  1. Uninstall existing versions of K-Lite Codec Pack. I also recommend that you uninstall any of the media tools listed here, such as FFDShow, Haali Media Splitter, etc. This is important to make sure that there are no conflicting settings in K-Lite Codec Pack, and that no other utilities interfere with the pack.

  2. Download the latest version of the K-Lite Mega Codec Pack from (you may also need to download an update that hasn't made it into a full pack. At the time of this guide 5.0.5 was the latest version with an update to bring it to 5.0.8. Download the full Mega pack first before installing an update.

  3. Install the full K-Lite Mega Codec Pack first
    1. In the Select Components section of the installation customize the following options:
      1. Set "DirectShow video decoding filters"-->VC-1 to ffdshow(wmv9)...

      2. ...and "DirectShow video decoding filters"-->"MPEG-2, DVD" to ffdshow (libmpeg2)

      3. Set "DirectShow source filters"-->"AVI splitter" to Haali

    2. Choose whatever options you like in the Additional Tasks section

    3. Do not check any of the boxes at the end of the installation to configure anything

  4. Optional: Install any potential update to the Mega Codec Pack

  5. Download and install Avisynth from

  6. Download and install the Preferred Filter Tweaker for Windows 7 utility from
    1. Run the installation from the zip file and set everything to ffdshow

    2. Hit Apply, and if you are running 64-bit Windows you will probably get a complaint about 64-bit Windows...hit OK to ignore this, and press Apply again. You should get a confirmation message this time.

    3. Hit finish only after you have gotten a confirmation message after hitting Apply.

    4. Restart the computer

  7. Now lets confirm that ffdshow has VC-1 and MPEG-2 decoding set correctly.
    1. Navigate to Start-->(All)Programs-->K-Lite Codec Pack-->Configuration-->ffdshow video decoder

    2. Select Codecs from the tree on the left

    3. Scroll down the box on the right to ensure that MPEG2 is set to libmpeg2 and VC-1 is set to wmv9

    4. Hit OK to save and close ffdshow video decoder

  8. Download HDConvertToX (if you have not already) from the first post in this thread, as well as the updated exe.

  9. Unzip the main program into a specific location, and then unzip the updated exe into the same location, overwriting the old exe.

  10. Enable Compatibility Mode for AVIMux-Gui
    1. From within the HDConvertToX folder navigate to applications

    2. Right-click on AVIMux_GUI.exe and select Properties

    3. From the Compatibility tab check the box for "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" and select "Windows XP (Service Pack 2) from the drop-down box

    4. Press OK to save and close AVIMux_GUI.exe Properties

  11. You can now run HDConvertToX! On first run (and every other run, for that matter) you should hit the Update HDConvertToX button to update to the latest version

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