An attempt to render media file in GraphStudio ended up with an error message:
A monitor program has been foun drunning in your system. Please unload it from memory and restart your program.
The module which popped up the message chose to not identify itself in a friendly manner, however as nothing goes untraceable it appeared to be MediaLooks MPEG-2 Video Decoder file, Mpeg2DecoderL.dll (version 18.104.22.168). As the message was popped up from a non-GUI thread, there was no way to close the box – the entire application froze…
The problem does not happen in GraphEdit, as the decoder is probably handling this case specifically.
The decoder has an deinstallation batch file located in application directory: C:\Program Files\MediaLooks\Mpeg2Decoder\Uninstall.bat. A curious thing, however, is that running this file in attempt to uninstall the decoder shows the same problem: the decoder refuses to be uninstalled due to mystic “monitor program” running in the system:
After closing the message box the application still continues deinstallation script and removes the decoder from system.
Another issue for this file (and hopefully for today) is that another filter Haali Media Splitter (AR) (splitter.ax, version 22.214.171.124) is crashing the hosting process on being removed from the graph.