DirectShow MPEG4 playback distorted; scrambled

When using DirectShow and Haali Media Splitter to playback MPEG4 or MKV videos encoded in H264, picture can be distorted or "scrambled".

mp4-scrambledIf your video looks like that, you need to adjust settings in the Haali Media Splitter.

haali_media_splitterUse the Media Splitter properties and select "Use custom media type for H.264" and value "Yes". This will properly tell the decoder filter  to decode H.264.

2 thoughts on “DirectShow MPEG4 playback distorted; scrambled”

  1. P.S. Haali Media Splitter is kinda obsolete nowadays and not updated for the very long time. Time to change to LAV Filters.

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