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lost an added feature... Media Center, which i payed for when i originally upgraded to Win 8.1 Pro from Win 8.0 Pro w/ Media Center

Q: lost an added feature... Media Center, which i payed for when i originally upgraded to Win 8.1 Pro from Win 8.0 Pro w/ Media Center

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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Preferred Solution: lost an added feature... Media Center, which i payed for when i originally upgraded to Win 8.1 Pro from Win 8.0 Pro w/ Media Center

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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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While listening to music with the media player, when i choose the "buy music" link, most of the time it goes to a blank white screen with "buy music page goes here" listed in the top left corner of the screen.
Every now and then, it sort of works but it goes to a Microsoft On Line Music service that i don't want. Is there any way to get control of where the "Buy Music" link sends me?
I'm not real computer savy but I've tried and can't find any instructions that describe how to set this up to my preference.

A:Buy music feature on Media Center

thanks for the help everyone. This was really effective.

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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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Dell Inspiron 660s with W8 Pro w/ Media Center - I used a key finder to retrieve W8 key for the computer and found 2 keys - one for W8 Pro w/MC and another W8 BIOS OEM.  
Went to Windows Store to upgrade W8 to W8.1, received message that the retail version could not be used on my computer. Downloaded the full version online of W8.1 but after install I attempted to activate and received the message that my keys can not be used for that edition of W8.1. Tried both keys and received same message.
I tried to downgrade to W7 but received same message.
What do I have to do to get out of W8?

A:Windows 8 Pro w/ Media Center can't be upgraded

See here:
Note you may have Windows 8.1 Single Language and not Windows 8.1.

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I used Add Features to add free Windows Media Center. After reboot there is no indication of it anywhere. Nothing in Start menu or control panel.

I use Ex7ForW8 to get a Win 7 style desktop and start menu. Is this a Metro/modern only app?

A:Added free Windows Media Center but nothing shows anywhere

Switched back to the Win 8 shell and I was then able to pin WMC to the Taskbar. It was completely inaccessible from the Win 7 shell. Once that was done I switched back to the Win 7 shell and WMC was useable.

Edit: Never mind, found it under Accessories. I never had WMC before so didn't know where it lived and did not think to look there before.

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I installed Windows 8.1 Pro Update using the MSDN iso (untouched) of Windows 8.1 Update (Multiple Edition).

Now, I would like to add the Windows Media Center feature. How should I do?

Is it possible to add this feature even if your computer does not have an Internet connection?



A:Windows Media Center feature and offline installation

You can integrate the WMC into the ISO.

Maybe have firstly a read here: Click

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I had installed Windows 8 Release Preview with Media Center using a serial microsoft has given. Now I want to try the RTM (pro 8) and although I used the hack to let me upgrade while keeping APPS, when I pass that point it gives me this error.

Windows 8 Release Preview with Media Center cannot be upgraded to Windows 8 Pro.

Is there a way to bypass it? From what I understand this is because of the media center, uninstalled it but the serial remains in memory as Windows 8 release preview with media center. How can I disable this and revert it to a simple release preview so I can than upgrade to Windows 8 pro without having to do clean install and Reinstalling ALL the programs I have?

A:Windows 8 Release Preview with Media Center cannot be upgraded to RTM

Ever find out an answer to this? Im having the same issue. I did the cversion.ini tweak but it wont let me upgrade. Thanks to your post I realized it was because of the media center addon.

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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 am running a vista upgrade home . I used media center on Sunday and Monday it is gone . It's not in the program list not in the task bar it is just gone. I did a restore back to Sunday before the time I was using it . On luck it is gone
any Ideas?

A:Lost media center

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Okay, I give up before I do more damage. My Media Center suddenly disappeared and I finally found it but can't get it to run. HP says it can't be reinstalled and provided me with a link I already tried. Whe I open the program I get 2 pop up windows. 1. Media Center has stopped working.....A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. windows will close the program and notify you if a solution becomes available. Close Program 2. Invalid Application. Unable to launch "SymAddin" Disable Application / OK.I would truly appreciate any advice or help.Sincerely~It b Toni

A:Media Center Lost,,,,,then found but won't run

Found this thread and how they solved ithttp://www.eggheadcafe.com/conversation.as...readid=31172155This is what it is:http://www.processlibrary.com/directory/files/symaddin/It's a part of Norton SecurityYou might want to see if you can disable it using Autoruns:http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb963902.aspx

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All I can use is the Windows Classic style. Can anyone help me with this?

A:Help! I lost my Media Center and XP styles.

Please, I really need help with this...

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Had to do a successful repair install because of numerous system errors (current update KB2871997 keeps 'reinstalling')

Had a number of quirks but got everything going. Noticed today that there was no Media Center. To get media center back...I tried control panel add features but nothing happened...except my Windows Update history is all gone...shows no updates installed.

What now...do I again repair install ?

Also...I downloaded and burned the current iso file as recommended in this post (current update KB2871997 keeps 'reinstalling') and all seemed well - minus the few quirks - but now I have no Media Center" and all records of updates seem to be gone ?

Do I try another repair install...and if so...should I use my regular DVD licensed install disk...which must have Media Center on it...or is the some where else I can get an iso file from that has up to date updates...etc...and media Center included ?

Or..can I bring Media Center back to the original iso install dvd from my original installation dvd ?


A:Lost all updates after trying to add Media Center

Let's start with this...

Please follow the Windows Update Posting Instructions and post the requested data
If the file is too large (8MB compressed), remove the older CBSPersist cab files until the final file is below the limit - you can always post them separately after zipping them. (the forum doesn't allow the upload of bare CAB files, for a number of reasons)

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I'm brand new to Vista (Home Premium) and I can't find anything. I know when I first started using the computer (two weeks ago) that I had Windows Photo Gallery and another Windows program that looked like XP Media Center. I even went through a setup process and I remember that I could view photo's on it as well as the Photo Gallery.

Now it's disappeared from my desktop programs. The Photo Gallery is still there but the other one is not. I can't find my programs folder to verify that there's not a shortcut there either.

Could someone help me find the program, make a shortcut, and get it back on my programs list.

I would be eternally grateful.

A:Solved: Lost Media Center

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I just installed Vista, and it installed perfectly , everything works............Except I cant watch TV in media center like I was before......I get a message saying that my PC has no tuner. what gives?

Thanks to all

A:Lost Tuner in Media Center

your tuner has no driver for it look for one

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I lost my windows media center ..it just says current access denied help

A:I lost my windows media center

Hi and welcome to the forums .

Could you please elaborate slightly?

I think this problem can be solved by right clicking on the icon and running it as an Administrator.

This is a good place to start.

Please could you also fill in your System Specs under User CP, it helps us all a lot.


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I was wondering if anyone else has made this mistake, or perhaps, even knows how to correct it.

A month or so ago I rezised my Media Center window into non-existance. Yes, I'm quite proud of that. I was attempting to make a very small TV window while I was doing some other tasks that needed more screenspace. What I ended up doing is making it so I can only see my Media Center in MAXIMIZE mode now. All attempts to restore my scalable window have failed. Any ideas, short of reload my system from scratch, as to how I might recover this boo boo?

A:Lost Media Center on Vista

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Um, stupid question, but how to I reset the default window size and position of Vista Media Center? I somehow managed to either re-size it or move it off of the reachable portion of the desktop. If I go non-maximized the window shrinks off up towards the top and disappears. If I try and select move or size it takes me to the top of the screen and shows the arrows to move and size, but I cannot find or move / size the window. Is there a way to reset the default window position?

A:Lost non-maximized Vista Media Center window

Hi El Kabong,
I'm sure there is a way but not sure how to. I was thinking if your bump up your resolution that you might be able to see enough of the window to resize it manually then set your resolution back to what you had.


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I installed Win8Pro and was given a free complimentary upgrade to Media Center which I added through the "Add Features" function with the serial I was emailed from microsoft. So I had to reinstall Win8Pro from disk because my backup became corrupt and tried to add the feature as I did before and it asked me for the serial and it seemed like it was adding the feature but really just hung the system and now when I try to add the feature it doesn't try to add media center.

Am I stuck reinstalling and when asked for the serial for windows 8 pro I have to use the media center serial i was given from Microsoft?



A:Windows Media Center Win8Pro Complimentary Upgrade lost

Hello Kenny, and welcome to Eight Forums.

When you reinstall Windows 8 Pro, you would need to enter your Windows 8 Pro product key as usual.

After Windows 8 is finished installing, you would then use Add Features again to add Windows Media Center Pack with the WMC key.

Hope this helps,

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Lost original XP media center edition 2005. System keeps rebooting. Have an XP PRO CD.

Tried xp repair and got "Setup cannot set the required Windows XP configuration information. This indicates an internal Setup error.

Please advise.


A:Lost original XP media center edition 2005. System keeps rebooting. Have an XP PRO

are u using a windows xp pro cd?and the computer came with windows xp media center?theres your problem.u need to have an actual windows xp media center cd. u will either have to borrow one or buy one.if the windows xp pro cd has never been used in any computer u can use it to change your computer to windows xp pro.but u cant repair it with that xp pro disc. u will have to do a full install.hope this helps u.

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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 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 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'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.

It almost seems like a cache issue, as if the PC caches a small am... Read more

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 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
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 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.
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
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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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.


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

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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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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 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.


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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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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?


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 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 have a new Dell XPS 410. I' m a little confused, this machine is suppose to be running xp media center sp2. In the my computer properties window it shows the os as xp media center sp2, but if I look in the system info window it list the os as xp pro. Whats up with that? Is it a non issue or something that needs to be fixed.

Thanks for any help!

A:Xp Media Center Or Xp Pro

Media Center is based on Pro.

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System has a Creatix SAA7131 triple capture device (Freeview, Sat, Cable, I'm using Freeview). TV works fine in other systems on same machine (XP and 7) but not in 8. A driver has been installed automatically and I am unable to change it - system insists that best driver is already installed.

Every time I run TV Setup in Media Center I get these two errors and Media Center hangs.

Event 3, ehRecvr TV tuner encountered an error. (0xc0040524) 713x BDA Analog TV Tuner

Event 3, ehRecvr TV tuner encountered an error. (0x%2) %1

Any help available? If not I guess I'll have to revert to 7.

A:Media Center TV

Just curious if you did an upgrade or clean install of Win8. I did an upgrade and Media Center would hang. I then did a clean install and it worked perfectly. I'm not sure if you will need another Media Center product key. I already had an extra one because I wasn't sure if my first submission made it through (20 hour wait) resubmitted with another email address and I ended up getting 2.

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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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yesterday we attempted to play a movie, but all we get is the message that media center has encountered a problem and needs to close. the same error message occurs for media player, windvd,quicktime,etc. audio cds will still play,but nothing video. computer is a hp 1310n 2gb ram

A:media center for xp

don't you have to be running media center for wxp 2005 or later with all updates for that to work????? What exactly are you running???

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Hey gang,

I cannot make a working copy of my Windows Media Center Version 2005 w/Update Rollup 2. This is an orange dvd for a Dell computer.

When I attempt to copy the disk I get reading errors on the copy during validation of the data. I have tried this twice using Nero Express.

Does anyone know why? How can I make a working copy so I can put my original away for safekeeping?

A:Xp Media Center

My guess is that this disk is write protected. I cannot find confirmation anywhere regarding this, however. I have had no issues with making copies of XP disks before, just this one. Hmmmmm.

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I recently installed XP MC on a new harddrive and copied all of my files over. Ever since the OS first booted i've had problems with the folders
When I would click say My Music a new window would pop up with the contents rather than staying in the same window

I've tried every possiblity in the Folder Options but cant seem to find out how to fix this

any help is appreciated

A:Media Center

If you go to folder options... In the general tab it has an option to change this. Under "Browse Folders", make sure the "Open Each Folder in the Same Window" option is checked. If that doesn't work try "Restore Defaults" at the bottom of the general tab.

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any kind of freeware, of free, downloadable, media center software, sucks it only comes with new comptuers, it looks really good

A:Media Center

Try www.download.com

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Hi, I've had my Dell Dimention 8400 with XP Media Center 2005 for two years and am just now trying to set up watching TV on the computer. However, I've lost the remote control and the IR box. Can this be set up without using the remote control? I had this type set up before, but not with Media Center, and I could control everything from my keyboard.
Thank you!

A:Media Center set up

You sound like me. I just started using this also, and had my computer for 2-3 years. Yes, it is possible without the remote. I no longer have mine, and used nothing else that may have came with the computer. I only have it recording to my computer, but all is going well. I record, and burn, then watch. If you want it connected to the actual t.v., I am not sure.

Good luck. It is a nice feature for recording.

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My computer, out of the clear blue sky, wanted to set up Windows Media Center 11. I received a warning from Zone Alarm that the Microsoft Windows Media center Configuration Utility wanted to read and modify physical memory. Why would it need to do this? Is this suppose to happen?

I have been having lots of weird things happen to my computer lately and I am concerned.
Is there someone really knowledgeable with Microsoft products who can help.
It seems something is always being modified and it seems so many things are trying to access the internet.

A:Media Center 11

Media Center or Media Player?

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While in Media Center Sound and Picture are not in Sync.

A:Media Center

To help I need the following information

-Type of Monitor
-Operating System
-Hardrive Size
-Video Card Type
-What your trying to play
-more detali on the problem

post those detalis and I will try to find your issue

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