Video Windows Media Center HDMI error problem

I noticed this problem scattered on these forums, and it took me some time to find the solution on other forums, but thought I'd post it here. For people using some graphics cards ATI HDMI with windows 7 MCE, trying to play Dolby Digital sources causes the MCE crashing. The error will say something in terms of "video error... in windows media center must be restarted." This happens about 10 seconds after the video with audio playback SD. I tried to play with all the different types of codecs ffdshow and AC3Filters etc.

The solution is in fact a major bug in windows 7. To work around this problem MCE7 and windows sound properties cannot assign 5.1 speakers. You define the sound properties in 7 Stereo 2.0 and keep the MCE to 5.1 for dolby Digital encoded files without MCE game crashing. I hope that MS will make a fix for this because it is a serious problem, and the solution is not easy to find.

I have a ZOTAC ZBOX ND02, dual ATI 750U Tuners and Windows 7.  Reloaded the o/s once to resolve quickly the it and returned.  Spends hours on the subject.  Switching to 2 speakers in the MCE Assistant did the trick.  Thanks for the tip.  Phew!

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