I used to be able to get it to run just about anything with directshowsource.
My computer was having problems playing audio with some new videos, so I updated CCCP. I completely forgot that the version of ffdshow that's packaged in with this is incomplete.
Now I can only get VDM to work with AVIs. It crashes with anything else, including files that it worked with prior to the update.
I uninstalled CCCP, installed the full version of ffdshow, and reinstalled CCCP with the ffdshow box left unchecked. Then I went into video configuration, VFW configuration, and audio configuration and set all of the codecs in the codecs section on. (either to libavcodec or the first option available)
VDM still crashes.
This is how I remember fixing it last time, but I think that its a different problem this time. VDM didn't crash before. It just gave me an error message. I wonder if CCCP might have deleted a codec.
Google doesn't turn up quick results, either.
MPC-HC is working fine, BTW.