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Old 04-20-2008, 04:21 PM
gedanke gedanke is offline
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Default SMS: Datacast/Video-Podcast does not work (DirectShow-Error)

I recently bought a P2 and I am quite satisfied with it - sound, display (video quality), and all included functions are really great for this price (4GB-version for 114 € special price

Unfortunately, I do not get the datacast-function for video-podcasts to work.
The Samsung Media Studio does properly download the video-attachments within the newsfeeds, but as soon as it begins to convert the video-file in the according data-format for the P2, it stops with the message "DirectShow-Filter-Error".

I installed the additional software that has been recommended while the installation of the SMS. Also, I tried to fix the error by installing the software "xp_codec_pack 2.3.7", "Xvid-1.1.3-12042008" and "ffdshow-rev1928_20080410", but the error remains.

Playing the video files on my computer is no problem; also converting any kind of movies to .svi-files with the MediaCoder and transferring them to the P2 does work.
It's just getting video-podcasts onto my P2 with the SMS.

I did already contact the Samsung-support - they answered my e-mail with the information that it is an error caused by Microsoft's DirectX and I probably do not have the current version of Windows Media Player installed on my system, so I should contact Microsoft for solving this problem.

I have an official and registered version of Windows XP (SP2) installed on my computer, also any Windows-Updates at have been installed. And I have the last version of Windows Media Player - even I am sure that the error has nothing to do with this media player.
I reinstalled the SMS, but the problem remains.
In addition, I installed it on my laptop and on my computer at work - they all give the same error.
As I said, converting movies via MediaCoder and playing them on my P2 does work without any problems.

Thanks in advance for any suggested solution!

Edit: Yes I have the last version of SMS. Firmware of the P2 is 3.15 EU.
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