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Runtime Load MediaFoundation dlls on Windows #5020

merged 2 commits into from Dec 14, 2019


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@jroweboy jroweboy commented Dec 8, 2019

This should resolve issues people have with mf.dll missing errors by changing mf.dll from loadtime loading to runtime loading. If the user doesn't have Media Foundation it will try FFMpeg (if the compilation option for that was turned on) and lastly it'll fall back to the null decoder option if all else fails. I haven't throughly tested the MF -> FFMPEG fallback but it should be good enough i hope.

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wwylele commented Dec 8, 2019

Should we explicitly warn the user that they are using Windows N (and maybe additionally provide the link to install the missing component) instead of silently fall back to no music?

LOG_WARNING(Audio_DSP, "Unable to load MediaFoundation. Attempting to load FFMPEG instead");
decoder = std::make_unique<HLE::FFMPEGDecoder>(memory);
#elif defined(HAVE_MF)
decoder = std::make_unique<HLE::WMFDecoder>(memory);
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while you are on this, this likely should be #elif defined(HAVE_FFMPEG)

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tywald commented Dec 14, 2019

Citra was able to open on a VM running Windows 10 Home N with this change while Nightly/Canary had MFPlat.DLL and MF.dll errors.

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jroweboy commented Dec 14, 2019

@wwylele due to the infrequency of the issue, I would rather just leave that for another day. We don't have a way for Audio core to pass startup issues back to the frontend atm, so its a tad bit more work than i want to do. (And this only affects AAC games like pokemon x so they still have audio in almost all the games)

@jroweboy jroweboy merged commit ddb7ead into citra-emu:master Dec 14, 2019
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