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NVIDIA PureVideo Decoder Retail Kit

NVIDIA PureVideo Decoder
Version: 1.02-185
Release Date: November 4, 2005
Retail Kit

U.S. English
File Size: 20.5 MB

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NOTE: This is the NVIDIA retail software kit and will not run unless you have purchased an activation key directly from NVIDIA. To retrieve a lost or forgotten one, please visit the product store. If you have previously purchased the PureVideo Decoder v1.02-150 you can use your previous activation key to unlock this version.

If you have purchased the PureVideo Decoder from a reseller (not NVIDIA) or it was pre-installed on an OEM computer, download the OEM Update KIT.

Release Notes

  • Updated November 15, 2005: After installing the PureVideo Decoder and using the MCE "speaker setup" wizard to select 5.1 speakers, the audio will only be set in 2 channel stereo mode. This is a known issue with Microsoft Media Center Edition 2005 Update Rollup2. You may download this patch to fix the problem. The patch sets the proper value for 5.1 analog and must be run after using the speaker setup wizard. Note: You must run this patch every time after you run the wizard in order for the settings to remain active.
  • Compatibility Fixes for Windows Media Center 2005 Update Rollup 2
  • This decoder is optimized to work best with ForceWare Release 80 v81.85 or higher drivers
  • Fixed HD MPEG-2 video playback corruption issues on GeForce 6200 with TurboCache™ passively cooled GPUs
  • Improved fallback modes for inverse telecine in GeForce GPUs with low memory and with TurboCache
  • Other compatibility fixes, click here to view the User's Guide
System Requirements
  • Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004/2005/2005 Update Rollup2, Windows XP Professional, or Windows XP Home Edition
  • DirectX 9.0 or higher
  • Windows Media Center or Windows Media® Player 9.0 or higher for DVD Playback
  • DirectShow compatible software for MPEG-2 file playback
  • A DirectX Video Acceleration (DXVA) compatible graphics processor, such as GeForce 7800 GTX.
  • DVD-ROM drive required for DVD viewing
  • TV Tuner is required for TV viewing under Windows Media Center and must meet the Designed for Windows XP Media Center Edition logo requirements
Graphics Chips Supported
  • NVIDIA GeForce 7 Series
  • NVIDIA GeForce 6 series
  • NVIDIA GeForce FX series
Audio Chips Supported
  • NVIDIA nForce Audio
  • Creative Labs® Ensoniq Audio PCI
  • Creative Labs Sound Blaster 16 PCI
  • Creative Labs Sound Blaster 16 +WavEffects
  • Creative Labs Sound Blaster 512 3D Audio PCI
  • Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy MP3+
  • Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum
  • Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy X-Gamer
  • Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy 2
  • Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live! 5.1
  • Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 MP3+
  • Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 Platinum
  • Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 X-Gamer
  • Philips® Rhythmic Edge PCI
  • Turtle Beach Santa Cruz
  • SIIG® Soundwave Pro PCI 32-bit