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Restricted Content on Media Center

Q: Restricted Content on Media Center

Four years ago when I got my Dell Dimension 8400 with Media Center I quit taping shows, movies etc that I normally and used my Media Center to do the job. Mostly I use the taped programs so I can watch as I please and some I have recorded later on CD (Specials). Recently I bought a laptop and hooked it and the Dell up to a network. Then I can use the internet and watch the programs I have recorded in the front room with my wife using my laptop. The last few days I ran into a movie I recorded from the AMC chanel. It works fine on my Dell and had worked on the laptop. This one movie which I wanted to play in the front room on the laptop gives me the message "Restricted Content. Restrictions set by the broadcaster or originator of the content prohibits playback of the program on this computer". I had already started to watch it on the laptop but was interupted several times. Is there some setting that causes this?. It plays fine on the Dell.

CarrollM

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Preferred Solution: Restricted Content on Media Center

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how do i add more channels?
i've only 7 in my media center showcase
(i do not use tv tuner card )
adding content to the Online Media media center online media vista?

A:add content to Online Media media center?

are you referring to internet tv? if so, i believe those channels are updated by microsoft.

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I have two systems, one running Windows 7, the other running Windows 8. They have the same motherboards, processors and tv tuner cards (Hauppauge HVR-2250).

In Windows 7 I can see all my local stations and the guide data for those. So I can record the OTA (over the air) content.

In Windows 8 w/Media Center, I can see and record all the stations, except one. On this one station, I cannot see the guide data and cannot record any content. I can see the content if I go to live TV using the tuner card.

The station changed their transmitter in November and advised everyone using the OTA signals to rescan for the new transmitter. This channel, a local CBS affiliate, also shows up in the series 9000 internet channels I see in Media Center, but have not yet been able to access.

So, does anyone know the current state of OTA content protection and if this station might be using it? I can find no other reason for the blocked guide data.

Thanks

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When attempting to view live TV, I receive a Restricted Content message and viewing is stopped. This has not been a problem in the past when watching movies. Could this have something to do with DRM? I am not attempting to record, merely watching.

My OS is Windows XP MCE 2005.
 

A:MCE 2005 Restricted Content when viewing TV

DRM shouldn't be stopping the viewing but if the V-chip type software is set for sexual or violent content restrictions that would certainly be causing the effect. If you're watching Mary Poppins on the Disney channel then I don't know.
 

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I needed to reinstall 8.1 Pro over my OS to fix a damaged Windows file system. The performed procedure fixed my system but removed my Media Center, which was payed for years ago when i upgraded to Win 8.1 Pro w/ Media Center from Win 8.0 Pro w/ Media Center.
I had to purchase it then, even though i already had it prior to the upgrade, and so i do not feel i should have to pay for it once again, especially since i saved the Product Key the second time!

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Hello everyone. So I just got the Xbox 360 COD special edition. I'm checking out all my features on the Xbox. There's an option to somehow connect your computer to your Xbox. The requirement is to go through the Media Center. Well, first time starting up the Media Center on my computer, and I'm not able to get the Media Center to open. I receive an error right on startup of the program. It ends up generating a crash report, and closes. I've take 2 screenshots of the error. The first screenshot is of the first error that comes up upon opening the Media Center. The second screenshot is of another error I get when I choose to cancel instead of clicking ok on the first error. I thought getting the most information to you guys would be the best.

I run Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition Version 2005 Service Pack 3.

Looking forward to your suggestions. Thanks a lot
 

A:Windows Media Center Edition Error - Attempting to open Media Center

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Hiya

The Media Center Solitaire PowerToy for Windows XP Media Center Edition enables you to play Solitaire on your Media Center PC from anywhere in the room using the remote control.

Note: We've taken great care to ensure that PowerToys operate as they should, but they are not part of Windows XP Media Center Edition and are not supported by Microsoft. For this reason, Microsoft Technical Support is unable to answer questions about PowerToys. These PowerToys are for Windows XP Media Center Edition only.
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows XP

Windows XP Media Center Edition
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Regards

eddie
 

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So for some background I basically stream music, pictures and video content from my computer to an Xbox 360 in the lounge room for my family to enjoy. This has worked for quite a long time with Windows 7.

I installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview today and got settled in with it and indexed my libraries with Windows Media player so this could resume. But to my dismay this doesn't seem to work in Windows 8.

I have each folder and hard drive shared on windows for network use, I have a little experience from LANs in this area. I have enabled all streaming options in WMP that I know of and the entirety of my library has been fully indexed. This is WMP 12 and everything I possibly know of is up to date.

I haven't got the Homegroup feature active as I never had to use this before.

The only other thing I have noticed that has changed is this. A little green icon that in windows 7 would appear on top of the xboxs, I'm assuming this means something.

On the Xbox end it used to display the Libraries such as 'Recorded TV', 'Music', 'TV Shows', 'Movies' and other things but now when I try to access video content it gives me a folder called 'Videos' which contains nothing.

Does anybody know of any solutions?

A:Streaming Media Content to an Xbox 360 via Windows Media Player

After more messing around it seems media servers can see jpgs but nothing else. I'm just going to reinstall W7 for now.

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Compared with some I've read, my issue may seem trivial, but, whenever I use Windows Media Center to play music, and click to activate the Visualizations, a gray box attaches itself to the bottom of the screen, with the album title inside.

There is no visualization playing. I can see the albums when looking at the library, and everything else seems to work ok, but this is annoying.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

A:media center visualizations don't play in Media Center

Hi GraphicsGuy, An annoying issue is still an annoying issue. Have you tried turning the visualizations on in:Tasks>Settings>Music>Visualizations ?

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I've built a VM in Hyper-V to deploy to five PCs, but when I go to my Office 365 admin page using IE11: I'm unable to see the page content:



As you can see, the page has loaded, but everything below the black header bar is not showing, neither is the tab bar that should run vertically down the left of the page.

I thought this was a Hyper-V problem, but going back to an earlier point in the build shows it's fine.  In fact it's okay up to the point just before running SysPrep. 


My next Checkpoint is after SysPrep and first OOBE boot, taken at the point where the 'Hi there' screen prompts you to confirm regional settings:



At this point, if instead of completing the OOBE set-up, I press Clt+Shift+F3 to enter Audit Mode once more, I'm logged on as the built-in Administrator account and the problem's not there. If, however, I do complete the OOBE set-up and log on as
my user account (admin), the problem's there.  So something's happening between the start of SysPrep and first user logon, but I don't know what it is or how to fix it.

I'm not sure that entering Audit Mode again after running SysPrep undoes any or all of the changes specified in my Answer File (it's a pretty simple one) so I don't know if it proves anything, but I've tried running Sysprep on a basic VM without the '/unattend'
switch to see if it's the same, but SysPrep failed.

IE11 seems to work fine apart from this fault, but I haven't rea... Read more

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Hello, I bought a new HP TouchSmart IQ506 today and have been trying to get windows media player to play ogg files. I tried the xiph.org ogg for both 32 and 64 bit and neither of them worked. I also tried the latest ffdshow tryouts and the normal ffdshow package. WIndows media player will not import them into the library and it won't play them if I try to open them individually. Also, the TouchSmart software won't recognize them either and has no manual way to add music files as far as I know. You can either choose the "TouchSmart library" option or the "iTunes library" option. I installed all of those filters by being under an admin account, right clicking on the installer and choosing the "run as adminastrator" option. What is going on, has Microsoft blocked use of the codecs with the latest updates or something or is this all an issue with 64 bit? Thank you.
 

A:Media playback in Vista 64 bit media center editon; I am using an HP TouchSmart IQ506

Are you sure that ffdshow contains a decoder for Vorbis .ogg files. WMP by default only contains codecs for windows media files.

I would try K-lite codecs or Vobis codecs from here: http://www.free-codecs.com/Vorbis_Ogg_ACM_download.htm

You might also try vlc media player from here: http://www.videolan.org/vlc/. It has bult-in codecs for just about everything unlike WMP.
 

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Finally, XBMC Media Move 3.0 has been released!

XBMC Media Move is a real-time tool designed to complete a Media Center setup by filling the gap between softwares like uTorrent and XBMC Media Center by dispatching media files (video/music/photo/etc...) automatically upon arrival.

Some of the features:
- Advanced file recognition
- Real time file monitoring
- IMDB information extraction (via NFO File)
- Backup Bin
- Advanced archive extraction support
- Copy file / Move file / Command (DOS & Softwares) support
- Setup Assistant
- Advanced file auto renaming
- Tasks concept and ordering
- Available in 7 languages: English, French, German, Dutch, Chinese, Swedish and Italian

It can also be used with softwares/sources like:
- Download Managers: GetRight, eMule, Napster, jDownloader, etc?
- Media Center: MediaPortal, Windows Media Center, MCE, PLEX, JRiver Media Center, etc?
- Sources: Flash drives, network drives, CD, DVD, share services, etc...

Try it out, it's light and free!

Here?s a screenshot of what you media center is missing.

More information on Xbmc Media Move Website

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OKAY. I have a Surface Pro with 128 GB storage so I want to conserve space by using my 64 GB micro SDXC card which is seen as a removeable drive. It is so small and sticks into the pro to where you can't see it. It does not stick out so I just leave it in there all the time. How would I get Media Center to see that as part of my Media Library?

A:Media Center to see micro SDXC as part of Media Library?

Originally Posted by Papa47


OKAY. I have a Surface Pro with 128 GB storage so I want to conserve space by using my 64 GB micro SDXC card which is seen as a removeable drive. It is so small and sticks into the pro to where you can't see it. It does not stick out so I just leave it in there all the time. How would I get Media Center to see that as part of my Media Library?



You can add Video folders on the micro SDXC to your Video's Library in Windows 8.

Then when you set up Media Center browse to the Library where the video files reside and you will then be able to play all of the video files which reside in your Video's Library from Media Center.

Shawn's tutorial on adding folders or drives to the Library's should be helpful.

Library - Add a Folder to in Windows 8

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I'm trying to play some POGO games and it says I need "Rich media content". That's not in my list of add ons, so how do I get it?
Thanks

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How do I get rich media content windows 10

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Hey guys, I was just checking out the C:\WINDOWS\Media folder, and I found all of the normal sounds for Win. XP, plus 3 midi files called flourish, onestop, and town... They appear to just be tunes and jingles put together in midi formats, and I've never heard them ever. What is the purpose of them?

A:C:\WINDOWS\Media Content

I think those are just some easter eggs Microsoft left there. They may have been part of some tour/demo features on previous versions of Windows (like the one you can find in start menu => all programs => accessories).

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I have a couple of problems that I've been beating my head against the past week or so and while at least on the Media Center problem it seems I've gained a tiny bit of headway, I haven't found anything on the embedded video problem. I'm very proficient with computers and fixing issues, I do so for a living and have for years, so I'm no dummy but these 2 issues are being incredibly difficult, and I'm sure with it being a new OS isn't helping matters much either. Lets start with my setup:

Core2Duo e6600
4GB RAM
eVGA 8800GTS 320MB
Vista Ultimate 64 bit
All the latest and greatest patches and drivers

Problem #1 - Media Center - Used to be when I fired up Media Center, and went to Library Setup, it would crash the Media Center program saying "Media Center has quit working and will close now" or something similar and that was it. I was also having an issue with Windows Media Player 11 also crashing but right upon firing it up, and also H264 video files in Media Player Classic running too fast. However, after messing around with different ways and versions of K-Lite Codec Pack and FFDShow I finally got it to where all my videos now work great in Media Player Classic, and Windows Media Player 11 now doesn't crash, and Media Center no longer dies with an error, but now instead when I go to Add Library or try to play a sample video, it comes up with some error about my video software not being installed correctly and to try reinstalling Media Center if possibl... Read more

A:Media Center & Embedded Media Player Broke

I have the some problem! I've been googling for a long time and...nothing!

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I've been trying to track down why this happens for a awhile now...

I have my "main" Vista x64 PC that has all my media. I then have a Vista x32 PC that's hooked up to my TV and I use Vista Media Center on that one to access all my shared media on from the x64 PC. This is all done over my wireless "G" network. The router and x32 Vista MCE are only about 20ft away from each other and signal strength is maxed out all the time.

When I'm watching videos, VistaMCE with pause randomly.... the picture will freeze and the sound will stop. This lasts from one second to 15 seconds or more... when it kicks back in... the sound will pick up where it left off, but the video will "fast forward" until it reaches the point it should have been at had it not paused... the video then goes slow-motion until the audio catches up again. This is very annoying.

VistaMCE menus also do this.... the menus will pause and if I keep pressing buttons when the menus start working again all the button presses will be used in fast forward.

I can fix this by reformatting my VistaMCE x32 PC and reinstalling... but the fix only lasts for about a week before it starts up again. I've tried reformatting my main X64 PC before and this doesn't fix the problem at all... and I've also tried changing wireless channels and done other network troubleshooting and everything points to the VistaMCE PC having the issues.

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A:Vista Media Center, Media pauses randomly...

it sounds like the usual graphics driver bug - I get random slow downs where the frame rate drops and the sound stutters so it sounds like a similar problem. I would try updating your drivers.

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I have Vista Home Premium and am trying to run "TVersity Media Server" to share videos to my XBOX 360. From the help screens for the application, I noticed that Windows Media Sharing must be disabled, or the 360 will not see TVersity server at all. I have Windows Media Center (included with Vista Premium). I believe I have found the option to disable sharing in "Network and Sharing Center". However, the "CHANGE" button doesn't do anything! I can click it, but it doesn't do anything! Any ideas? This is pretty much a clean install of Vista. Thanks!
 

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I installed Windows 8, and now avi files look like poo when played through Windows Media Center on my PC or X-box. The same .avi file looks great when Windows Media Player is used though.... I was using Windows 7 before the "upgrade" and Media Center worked just fine on my PC and X-box.
Example of what I'm talking about:

What the video looks like with Media Center:
Same file using Media Player:
Does anyone have a clue why the same damned file looks so different between two Windows programs.....and how I can fix this? We preferred using Media Center on the X-box before this "upgrade"...

A:Windows Media Player vs Media Center avi issues

I use media player classic home cinema x64. I never experience crap like that.

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Using Shark007 codecs, SPDIF with passthrough. Windows 7 Media Center's speaker configuration has been set to 5.1 but I only get 2 channel PCM and no DTS and no Dolby 5.1.
When using Windows Media Player the surround sound works just fine.
Any clues?

A:No surround in media center but works in media player

I unistalled the version of Shark007 and installed a previous release and now the surround sound works again

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I upgraded my cpu recently to a Q9400 Quad core cpu on a EVGA i680 SLI motherboard. I have Vista Ultimate x64 running on it with 2 TV tuners from ATI the ATI TV Wonder 600 and an internal digital card. Everything worked fine prior to the cpu upgrade. After the cpu upgrade (and firmware update to the motherboard). The Media Center crashes and does not recognize the TV tuners (although they apparently installed with no issues) and the Media Player also crashes if I try to do or play anything in it once opened. I have provided the following problem reports for the different crashes that i have seen. (FYI - I also have been running iTunes prior and after the crashes with no issues):

Windows Media Player
Problem signature
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: wmplayer.exe
Application Version: 11.0.6002.18111
Application Timestamp: 4aa91411
Fault Module Name: kernel32.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.0.6002.18005
Fault Module Timestamp: 49e038c0
Exception Code: 0000046b
Exception Offset: 0001e124
OS Version: 6.0.6002.2.2.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: fd00
Additional Information 2: ea6f5fe8924aaa756324d57f87834160
Additional Information 3: fd00
Additional Information 4: ea6f5fe8924aaa756324d57f87834160

Extra information about the problem
Bucket ID: 1530035997
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Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service
Problem signature
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: wmpnetwk.exe
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A:New CPU and Media Center and Media Player not working

Did you upgrade directly from a dual or single core?


Here's what it sounds like to me... I have experienced the same issue upgrading my dual core 5000+ to a Phenom 9650 recently. The main thing that is happening is that since you have upgraded from a dual core to a quad core, you've effectively added another processor to the system. Windows Media Center and Media Player both use certain codecs to de-code the video stream. By DEFAULT the codecs are designed to run basically very efficiently with 50% of the activity on each core, assuming you had a dual-core CPU. Now, swapping this to a Quad-Core confuses the application because it is still trying to allocate 50% of the activity to each core of the processor, but it cannot do so as there are now FOUR cores instead of TWO. So generally, I recommend you reinstall all of your codecs ( This solved the problem for me ) and download the latest Windows Updates. Now, since you also have more power going to your new Quad-Core, you may also want to do a capacitor reset. ( Unplug power-cable and press/hold power button down for 1 minute and 30 seconds ) and then reboot the system and let it power back up as normal. If this doesn't resolve your issue, unfortunatley the only thing left to do is to backup your data and do a Full Format/Reinstallation of Windows

-Good luck..

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I just downloaded WMP 11 in order to be able to stream media to my new XBox, and when I go to Library -> Media Sharing, it says I do not have sufficient privileges in order to share media.

Any ideas? I'm sole admin on this computer, an avid ITunes user. My comp still had WMP9 on it when I got the XBox, I don't know much about the upgraded version.

Thanks!
 

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Help. I have a HP media center computer. I have never used Media player and rarely use the Media Center software. Until yesterday when I tried to set up media player for my preshcooler to watch some video that I have on my HDD. Media Center view is very confusing for a kid so I thought I would use the Media Player and set up a library. Well nothing works. The darn thing will play a dvd in the dvd drive, but it won't play any video thats on the hdd including downloaded itunes video. Life in my house is becoming more unpleasent by the moment, because mommy can't fix Jake Long the American Dragon. AHHHH, I want to be able to configure Media Center or Media Player to show info on a video, ie rating, genre, thumbnail of cover, that type of thing. I would like to set it up to be as easy as possible to use, point and clink. So my little girl can get to her stuff visually. I spent hours on the phone with HP and they said I needed a file converter. Well I tried that and I'm only making a mess of things. There has got to be a way. I have to be doing something simple wrong. I did the search and it seemed to find the files but didn't add any of them. This is really driving me nuts. I can't believe that I would have to convert itunes files to play in the media center. Not to mention every other file type I have. Which I have no idea. It seems most are *.VOB but this thing won't add any of my video files, not home recorded dvd stuff, not itunes, not backup dvds. Please tell me what I'm do... Read more

A:windows media center and media player

I am a mature adult, have been messing with computers for about 10 years and I find Windows Media Player to be a complex pile of dookie. So it's no surprise that the preschooler is perplexed.

The freeware alternative I use Media Player Classic, which is much simpler and does a fine job of doing both video and audio.

Download here

Also, download & install the Klite Video Codec Pack, which will allow you to run DivX, Xvid and any other video format you might want.

http://www.free-codecs.com/download/...Codec_Pack.htm

Please update this thread on how well/if this works for you.

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Hey all,

I'm new to vista and i'm just wondering...just media center require media player to work? If not is it possible to remove wmp11? On that note, is it also possible to remove IE7? As I am a devoted Firefox user

A:Does Media Center need Media Player to work?

You do not need media player to use media centre as they are two slightly different applications, you do not have to use either and can in fact download any other player or only use media centre. You can remove wmp11 but once again you can just disable it.

You do not have to remove IE7, set Firefox as your default browser and forget about it.

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I am having serious trouble with my Windows Media Player. Almost every Windows Media Video (.wmv,.asf) file I try to play freezes my machine. At that point, I have no choice other than to pul the plug and reboot. I am using Windows 2000, and I have reinstalled WMP, have completely uninstalled it and then reinstalled, and at this point, it is driving me insane. PLEASE HELP!
 

A:Windows Media Content crashing computer

http://www.inmatrix.com/articles/mediasetup.shtml

Read and follow.. At the end of the articla there are instructions about how to remove all excess codecs and reset your system media playback back to the factory default. Please read the article though, that way you'll never have the trouble again..
 

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for some reason, windows media player like packaged 12 of my mp3's... i burned them on to a cd format and then recopied them back into another computer.. and when i tried to use find album info, it tries to set the same album to all of the tracks. like track one is supposed to tbe marroon5- harder to breath, and track 2 is suposed to be missy elliot-work it.. but if i click just on maroon5, and select find album info, it finds the "songs about jane" album and tries renaming harder to breath to the first track in that, and work it the second track in that.

could i have possibly copy-protected the music or something like that while burning a cd? is there a way of getting around that?
 

A:windows media player> packaged my content

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Hi

I have recently installed Service Pack 2 and since then I am no longer able to play protected content in media player (i.e songs I have purchased legit online)
I had WMP10 and when I went to play the songs it gave me an error message saying cannot play songs as updated security download is not available.
So, I decided to download WMP11 thinking this would be the most recent upgrade I could get. But, still having the same problem, although now it tells me "Windows Media Player cannot play the protected file because a security upgrade is required. Do you want to download the security upgrade?"
So I click on yes, and then another screen comes up, "The file or device that you are trying to use requires a component of Windows Media Player to be upgraded. Click upgrade to download and install the required component." So I click on Upgrade and the error box goes away but nothing happens?? Just says down the bottom right that it is still trying to open "opening media".
I thought maybe my computer was having a bad day and was taking ages to download or something, but I went away and left the computer for a few hours and still nothing had happened, and I have restarted computer and tried again but still same issue??? Can anyone help?? Thanks so much.

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I am running a Media Server via my Cisco Linksys E3000 router using an attached USB hard drive. This device uses PVConnect UPnP. When I connect to this Media Server using my Sony Bravia KDL40Z5100, only the photos with resolution less than 720 are available. Similarly, folders containing only jpegs of higher resolution return "There are no items to display". However, when I use Windows Media Player to connect to this UPnP, I can see and access all my jpg photos of any resolution, so I know the media server is working fine.
Anyone have any ideas?
 

A:Sony Bravia Media Server problems with large content

I'm having the same issue with my Bravia KDL-46EX701 TV and E3000. Based on the following post regarding a similar issue with an HP server using PVConnect UPnP, the problem appears to be in the router firmware:

http://forum.wegotserved.com/index.php/topic/12318-no-media-showing-on-sony-tv/

PVConnect is now Twonky. A Google search shows that issues have existed between Twonky servers and Sony TV's.
 

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Ok, I've been watching a lot of DVDs in my computer lately, and I when it pops up and says what program I want to use to run the disc, I always uncheck "always use this" and then select the program. Well, I accidentally hit enter right when the message popped up, so now it always runs my movies with the Windows Media Center. How do I cancel that, or at least change it? I run my movies in Windows Media Player instead of Center. How do I fix this?

Thanks

A:Uses Media Center Instead of Media Player

hi go to start control panel auto play and change it there on vista

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I really like my Media Center program that I use in my entertainment center in the family room. I want to enable another computer in my network running XP to be able to record shows. I could always buy a MCE upgrade, but I don't know if it is worth the price. I have been researching other multi-media managers and came across Media Portal. It seems to have similar capabilities. It is also an open source software and it is free. Does anyone have opinions on this program. I have downloaded the program just to test-drive it a bit. I would still need to install a tv tuner card to accomplish what I want regardless of the software I choose. One interesting point with Media Portal is that they are close to releasing an update that would allow you to handle two tv signals with a single tuner. Very interesting I think.
 

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I have some problems to sort the music files in the library. If there is an album with more than one disc, the sorting is like that: 1 - track 1 CD1 1 - track 1 CD2 2 - track 2 CD1 2 - track 2 CD2 etc... I would like more logical sorting like this: 1 - track 1 CD1 2 - track 2 CD1 etc... 1 - track 1 CD2 2 - track 2 CD2 etc... Do you see what I mean ? It seems that WMP/WMC doesn't sort using the "disc number" tag of the file (as it should be). Is there any way to sort it fine without creating 2 different albums for a 2 disc album ? Thank you.

A:Windows media player 12 / Windows Media Center - Multiple-Cds Albums sorting in library

The strange "subtitle" answer above is not really a valid notion given the lack of persistence.  When you step back, you see as koawmfot noted that this is really about the use of the "Set" field.  WMP does not and will not use the Set field to sort.  Instead it uses Album title as Shark noted.So the correct answer here would be to use the Album title field as the descriptive identifier.  If you really don't want to do this, you can use the track number such as by setting t1d1 to be 0101, t1d2 to be 0201, and so forth.  So those are the viable solutions, really.The problem with "Set" is that it doesn't fit well within the Explorer namespace / folder views.  This is consistent with the player storing one album in one folder, as opposed to dumping everything to one common folder - where you may have issues with filename collisions depending upon your naming scheme.As such it is not supported and is unlikely to be supported, sorry.

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I am running Windows XP media center. and everytime i go into media center to watch tv i get a blue screen that says "loss of signal" it has always worked before, and i dont know whats going on now.

all i know is that i have a conexant 23800x Tuner. if thats of any importance.

does anyone know of any possible solutions? i would like to get this working again.

Thankyou!
Paul S.

A:Media center help?!

Hi,

Have you done a system restore to a time it did work? Perhaps an update has interfered with it.

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Hi,

I have Windows Vista media center on my desktop that receives tv from satelite no problem at all.

My laptop Windows Vista also has media center.

The laptop is connected to my network.

How do I use the Laptop media center to connect to the Desktop Media Center so I can watch TV from it??

A:Media center to media center?

to BC, aussieoak.Okay, I understand what you're trying to do.You have access to your satellite's signal on your desktop and you can watch TV on it. I assume you have a TV tuner card of some kind installed.You have a laptop that is connected to the same network, and you want to be able to use the same satellite signal and watch TV, as well.Well, there are only two ways that can happen, that I know of.The first being that you install a TV tuner card on your laptop and hook up the satellite cable to it. This would obviously tether you to the length of the cable, but it does work.Your second option would be to do a Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) from the laptop into the desktop, giving you control over the desktop whilst sitting at the laptop. Remote Desktop Connection : frequently asked questionsYou would be able to see what's on the desktop's screen (i.e. the TV show(s) playing in Windows Media Center, or whatever program you want to run).This, however, is a most inelegant option due to the fact that RDC has poor performance as far as graphics and such go.This may or may not work for you. I got an error message trying to watch a Netflix movie over an RDC. It shut Windows Media Center down. I don't know if it will do the same for live TV or not. You can try, but I make no guarantees.Personally, I would go with option 1. Or just watch Internet TV on the laptop instead of live TV.

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A friend of mine has been shopping currently for a computer for his business. It is to be a dedicated machine that would use only one work-related program. The people who created the software specify the following hardware:

Processor: Intel P4 or AMD Athelon 64
Memory: 512MB or higher
Hard Drive: 40 GB or higher
4 USB
1 Firewire
1 Std 25 pin parallel port
Win XP Pro

Would you believe that most retail stores (Staples, CompUSA, etc.) cannot provide an off the shelf computer with Win XP Pro? Most of them have Home edition or Media Center edition.

The software my friend will use has not been tested with Media Center and takes advatage of certain XP Pro features Home does not have.

One Staples store wants an additional $300 for upgrading a machine with XP Home to XP Pro!

I believe he should be able to buy what he needs for under $700 including XP Pro.

What do you guys think?

What is the difference between XP Pro and Media Center? Do you think a Media Center Machine may have problems with software that has only been tested on XP Pro?
 

A:XP Pro vs. Media Center

it seems like media center 2005 is basically windows xp pro with various software upgrades. I did read the windows media center 2005 cannot join a domain, except during a clean installation, and it will not cache network credentials.
 

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Ok I've recently noticed that it asks me permission to open Media Center, I don't remember it doing that. It'll Get kinda of annoying. So my question is how I can I disable the permission prompted for certain programs if I can?

Thanks.
 

A:Media Center!

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I have talked to Microsoft and HP about this problem. BRAND NEW Media Center PC with Vista. Everthing works great except I cannot get media Center to work with watching television. All other parts of Media Center work well. I tried Beyond TV and it worked flawlessly. Even Microsoft updates couldn't fix it! Any help would be most appreciated!

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Trying to install media center, the setup screen loads. I can click on install, but nothen happens....

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hi guys

I was just wondering if anybody knew if there is a java app for you mobile phone to use it as a remote control for windows media center. i know there is an app to play media on windows media player but this app only lets you brows your files from your phone and then press play on it. what i'm after is an app that will let me navigate windows media center like a normal remote would

any help would be much apreciated

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I have been trying to get my media center to work for monthes now, and I've been getting these windows that pop up when I try and open it. I haven't messed around with my computer at all, I just want to watch a movie on media center. Here's what the pop up windows say, there are 2 windows.

1:

Error
Fatal Execution Engine Error (0x7927f26e)

2:

Application has generated an exception that could not be handled.

Process id=0x918 (2328), Thread id=0xe24 (3620)

Click OK to terminate the application.
Click CANCEL to debug the application.


Does anybody know what I need to do here? I'm sooo confused!

A:Media Center help!

anyone know anything about this?

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Is there any alternative for Media Center. It lags too much.
 

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Hi....

I have a little problem with playing XVID, the only problem is I can
forward nor rewind. The button skip works very well.

Anyone else encontered this problem? if so is there a work-around?

A:AVI - Media Center

What codecs are you using?

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Hi,
If I have XP Media Center 2002 OEM installed on my pc, and if I try to repair this xp by "Recovery Console" using XP Media Center 2005 (Retail), will that work?

Can someone please help me ASAP?

Thanks!

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I recently bought a used laptop (Gateway MT6707-2 gigs-Intel T2060-Win 7 Ultimate 32 bit).The OS is activated and authenticated so it does not seem to be pirated. There is no Media Center anywhere to be found. I've searched the net and MS knowledge base and the only thing I've found is that versions for Europe and Asia don't have Media Center installed, it's an add on. I've downloaded the file to add Media Center to those versions but when I go to install it, it says it's not compatible with my version of Windows 7.I've searched everywhere on the HD, looked in services to make sure that everything is checked in there. There is no mention of it even existing. If I try to run Windows Experience Rating I get an error message that says "Cannot complete the requested assessment. This system does not have the necessary multi-media support to run the requested assessment" I can't access desktop gadgets and probably a myriad of other neat Windows 7 stuff. The computer came without a disk and originally had a version of Vista installed from Gateway. I do have Windows Media Player but that's it. Anybody have any ideas on this?

A:Where is Media Center?

Open your Start menu and type FEATURES
Select 'Turn Windows Features on or off'. When the window opens, expand the 'Media features' section and make sure that the 'Media Center' box has a check mark.

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Hi

I have connected Sky TV (NZ) to windows media centre and can't get past the set top box press"0" stage.

The IR is picking up the remote yet nothing happens when i hold the "0" button down. i have tried different distances and i'm sure that the set top box is correct e.g. the red eye is stuck over the remote sensor.

Any help would be greatly appreciated as i can't complete the set up without doing this - no manual set up options are available.

i am using windows vista on a brand new computer
 

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I up grade with win xp pro on top of win xp media center. however, i what to go back to win xp media center. i tried to do system restore, put the computer do not have restore point to back to. is their anyway to take off win xp pro, and my computer go back win xp media center.


Thanks!!!!!!
 

A:Win xp media center

you will have to use the restore disks that came with the computer...it will put it back to the way it was when you first got it...in some cases its a restore partition..you will have the option to boot to that partition if thats the case
 

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