I am using Windows 7 Professional, streaming and transcoding thru Tversity, to a 250GB PS3 using this guide (original poster), and NOT the guides other people have jacked this thread with.....ImpossibleFF hmm
There is one tip I can give that might help people that are still having problems. USE CCCP INSURGENT TO MAKE ABSOLUTELY SURE THERE ARE NO OTHER CODECS ON YOUR SYSTEM. HAVING K-LITE, OR ANY OF THE OTHER CODECS MIXED IN YOUR SYSTEM WITH CCCP WILL CAUSE PROBLEMS.When you get rid of other codec packs, I find using their uninstall app is the best route. After removing any other codec packs or filters, re-boot your system BEFORE following guide.
If you follow the guide (to the letter) and use CCCP Insurgent to make sure there are no other codec packs in your system, AND you stream to a PS3, you should have no problems.
I got rid of ALL stand alone filters (ac3 filter) and all codec packs ( K-Lite, etc.), using insurgent, THEN, carried on with the guide, and I have not found one file amongst my THOUSANDS of vids and movies that will not play with Tversity, including MKV.
With regards to 5.1 audio, go into Start>programs>Combined Community Codec Pack>filters>FFDShow Audio decoder>Mixer>output speaker configuration:
same as input
This will ensure that FFDShow does not downsample to a 2 channel output when transcoding, thus tricking users into thinking 5.1 is not available.
Also, if still having problems, I found having too many different PC media players tended to screw up my attempts, as many install their own codecs and can possibly conflict with your FFdshow pack. When I had the actual DivX movie bundle installed in my PC, I was getting "data coruppted" warnings on my PS3 and after I got rid of it, the problem disappeared.
Last but definitely NOT least....if your PC is not running efficiently, ie too many background programs running or if you simply do not have a good "engine" under the hood, you MAY run into problems, ESPECIALLY when transcoding. A weak network connection will also give you grief.
This guide is the only one I have found that is both easy to follow AND effective.