I'm using Media Player Classic Home Cinema (MPC-HC) and Kodi (XBMC). DXVA Hardware accelerated video playback in both players stopped working since installing catalyst 15.7. Playback starts, I can hear the audio, but no video is visible. MPC-HC just shows a black screen, Kodi show the menu, and later crashes.
After rolling back the driver using Windows Device Manager everything is working again. (Other 15.7 components besides the driver are still installed.) Disabling DXVA in the video player options also works, but isn't an acceptable workaround. A snippet from Kodi's log:
11:25:05 T:2752 NOTICE: DXVA::CProcessorHD::PreInit - The Direct3d device doesn't support DXVA-HD.
11:25:05 T:2752 NOTICE: CWinRenderer::Preinit - could not init DXVA-HD processor - skipping
11:25:05 T:3612 NOTICE: Thread DVDPlayer start, auto delete: false
11:25:05 T:3612 NOTICE: Creating InputStream
11:25:05 T:3612 NOTICE: Creating Demuxer
11:25:05 T:3612 NOTICE: Opening stream: 0 source: 256
11:25:05 T:3612 NOTICE: Creating video codec with codec id: 28
11:25:05 T:3612 NOTICE: CDVDVideoCodecFFmpeg::Open() Using codec: H.264 / AVC / MPEG-4 AVC / MPEG-4 part 10
11:25:05 T:3612 NOTICE: Creating video thread
11:25:05 T:3612 NOTICE: Opening stream: 1 source: 256
11:25:05 T:3612 NOTICE: Finding audio codec for: 86019
11:25:05 T:3612 NOTICE: Creating audio thread
11:25:05 T:3280 NOTICE: Thread RefClock start, auto delete: false
11:25:05 T:2052 NOTICE: Thread DVDPlayerVideo start, auto delete: false
11:25:05 T:2052 NOTICE: running thread: video_thread
11:25:05 T:2052 NOTICE: CDVDVideoCodecFFmpeg::GetFormat - Creating DXVA(1280x718)
11:25:05 T:4928 NOTICE: Thread DVDPlayerAudio start, auto delete: false
11:25:05 T:4928 NOTICE: running thread: CDVDPlayerAudio::Process()
11:25:05 T:4928 NOTICE: Creating audio stream (codec id: 86019, channels: 2, sample rate: 48000, pass-through)
11:25:05 T:2052 NOTICE: fps: 23.976024, pwidth: 1280, pheight: 718, dwidth: 1280, dheight: 718
11:25:05 T:2052 NOTICE: Display resolution DESKTOP : 1920x1080@ 60.00 - Full Screen (16)
11:25:05 T:2052 NOTICE: D3D: rendering method forced to DXVA processor
11:25:05 T:2052 ERROR: DXVA - failed executing m_service->CreateVideoProcessor(m_device, &m_desc, rtFormat, 0, &m_process) at line 469 with error 8007000e
I'm having this problem on an AMD A4-3400 APU running Windows 8.1. I was wondering if other people are seeing the same issue (on other hardware) and/or if anyone has any other suggestions besides rolling back the driver or disabling DXVA.
PS. I reported the issue also via the AMD Issue Reporting Form.