There is a lot of video players and filters out there but there is only one true setup to have if you want the very best video playing quality and experience. This guide will help you get the right player and the best filters and default options with no extra crap that your not going to need.
Before you do anything delete any current MPC-HC install and ALL of your existing filters and other crap!
First your going to need to download the player and all the correct filters. Keep in mind that your going to ONLY install the 32bit versions (ie x86) and NOT the 64bit versions. Once again DO NOT INSTALL the 64bit crap it will just get in the way. So follow these links and download all the needed programs, some additional install instructions are below:
MPC-HC Just follow the install wizard.
madVR You want to extract the files to a permanent directory and then run the install.bat file. You will get a confirmation that it installed correctly. See images!
LAV Filters When installing the LAV Filters we ONLY want the video so ONLY select LAV Video (x86) as seen in the images below.
madFlac Simply extract the files to a permanent location and run the install.bat file. You will get a confirmation as seen in the images below.
ffdshow tryouts Your only going to be needing the audio filter and as such you only need and should install just the VFW interface. You then want to deselect all the video formats so that none of them are set to decode using ffdshow. Then further down you need to deselect FLAC from the audio decoding becuase we are using madFlac for that. See the images below!
Haali Media Splitter When installing your going to want to uncheck the option to Associate mkv and mka files with Windows Media Player I think the only thing that should ever be associated with Windows Media Player is total failure so lets just leave WMP in the corner on timeout.
xy-VSFilter This is important for subtitle support so just install it and as we are using the latest version of MPC-HC it will load automatically (we just got to disable the subs in MPC-HC)
Now that everything is installed lets continue to the next page to get everything in MPC-HC setup!