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DesktopWeb FormText   fumbling through DirectShowMon, 06 Mar 2006 03:39:39 GMT # 

already had the Platform SDK installed, which includes GraphEdit. it is not obvious which filters to use, but online articles helped alot. then it got ridiculously tricky when using the MPEG-2 Demultiplexer. there were no output pins. the pins are added with the 'property page' but my property page was not displaying. ends up the proppage.dll was not registered. then the Audio and Video output pins could be added and the graph could be completed, but it was not rendering because i had not done the stream mappings. map 0xC0 to Audio and 0xE0 to Video (WTF?) ... and it still didn't work. ended up that my graph was using filters from my new TV Tuner and they were being used by MCE. had to shutdown MCE and then everything worked. loads of fun :(