#564 FFDShow codec needs Administrator rights

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2007-12-11
2007-12-11
Rover
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Hi,

I have just installed FFdShow ver 1.0.5.1656 in my XP Pro SP2.

The installation proceeds fine in Administrator's account. Testing using Real Player 11 and Media Player 10 when running in Administrator account works fine and the FFDshow Audio and Video decoder tray icons are showing.

However, when I run the above players in LUA (Least-Privilege User Accounts) or as normal users, they fail to play the same media file and the FFDShow decoder icons are no where to be seen in the tray area.

I believe it is because FFD Show does not comply with the Windows Security Model and hence does not work when used as normal user.

Thanks.

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    if you have winamp5.5 installed try uninstalling it, as I did, no write errors occur in any account.

     
  • Rover
    Rover
    2007-12-21

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    "if you have winamp5.5 installed try uninstalling it, as I did, no write
    errors occur in any account."
    I do not have WinAmp installed in any of my machines. All my machines are set up to run in LUA (Least-Privilege Users Account) arrangement.

    There is no write error of any sort. The tray icons for FFDShow do not appear and the WMP and RealPlay 11 could not handle the MPEG-2 file. If I launch WMP or RealPlay in an Administrators' account, they play the same file.

    Now I am using a different codec "CyberLink Video/SP Decoder (PDVD7)", which does not exhibit this problem.