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Media Center will no longer burn recorded TV shows to video DVD

Q: Media Center will no longer burn recorded TV shows to video DVD

I had been recording cartoon shows off and on for my godson to watch. In February, I started getting errors and every attempt to burn a video DVD aborts. At first I thought maybe I had some bad DVD+R media, but I am able to burn other things to DVD outside of Media Center. I can burn data DVDs, but fail on video DVDs.

Here is what happens: In Media Center, I select the episodes of recorded TV shows that I want to burn to DVD. The process starts normally, indicating that it may take "several hours" to finish. After about an hour or so, at around 25% completion, I hear the DVD burner spin up like it is going to start burning the DV. After a few (less than ten) seconds, it stops and ejects the disk. In Media Center, an error comes up saying: "BURN FAILURE, An error has occurred in burning the CD/DVD." There is no further info nor error codes. It appears that something does get burned to the disk during those few seconds, because the system will no longer recognize the disk and it must be trashed.

I am running Vista Ultimate 64-bit on an HP system with a quad core processor and 4Gb of RAM. So far, I have tried all the tips that I can find for similar problems (install CODECs, reregistering DLL files, etc.), but nothing helps. I even went so far as to use the original system restore disks to wipe out the computer entirely and reinstall Vista, then let it do all updates (through SP2). Lots of things work better, but this one problem persists.

I can plug in external DVD burners via USB and I get the exact same failure. I destroy a DVD+R disk every time I make a burn attempt.

Media Center still records TV programs and plays them back just fine. But when it comes to burning a program to video DVD, I get the same failure every time. I'm running out of ideas to try.

Can anyone give me any clues of any other possible root causes for this error? Is there an error log somewhere that would give further info?


>>>> Clay >>>>

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A: Media Center will no longer burn recorded TV shows to video DVD

Hi Clay and welcome to the forums

What format are these TV shows in?


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Media Center will no longer burn recorded TV shows to DVD. I have been recording cartoon shows off the air for my godson to watch. This week, I started getting errors and every attempt to burn a DVD attempt aborts. At first I thought maybe I had some bad DVD+R media, but I am able to burn other things to DVD outside of Media Center.

Here is what happens: In Media Center, I select the episodes of recorded TV shows that I want to burn to DVD. The process starts normally, indicating that it may take "several hours" to finish. After about an hour or so, at 28% completion, I hear the DVD burner spin up like it is going to start recording. After a few (perhaps five to ten) seconds, it stops and ejects the disk. In Media Center, an error comes up saying: "BURN FAILURE, An error has occurred in burning the CD/DVD." There is no further info nor error codes.

I am running Vista Ultimate 64-bit on an HP system with a quad core processor. Last week I upgraded my storage as follows: The system has a 500GB RAID1 mirrored disk that contains the C: and D: drives. (D: is the HP system restore disk.) My C: drive was getting pretty full, so I added a pair of 1.5TB drives, also as a RAID1 mirrored pair, designated as drive G:.

I moved my data files off the C: drive to the G: drive. This included moving the folders like Documents, Pictures, Videos, etc. to the G: drive. I also moved the Recorded TV folder to the G: drive. In Media Center, I told it to save recorded TV pro... Read more

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When i try to burn a disc from recorded tv list in media center i am askedto select recording and check box
i am unable to check box
on clicking next i can get one of two messages
BURN FAILURE [even though i have not progressed far enough to activate BURN button]
Hope this makes sense
Can anyone help?

A:Media center wont burn recorded tv to video disc

Hello rmths,
Found this, i am not into burning discs but this may point you in the right direction.
Hope it helps. Good luck and post your results, thanks.

In Media Center, you can only create a video DVD by using a recorded TV show when the broadcast type matches the region that you have selected in Media Center.

Also have you looked at your codec pack ?.

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I'm running Vista Premium 64bit and the system has been working great, until now. Media center has randomly deleted recorded shows and I need some help with this one. My settings are tset o keep until space is needed and I have ~98G of HDD space available so that shouldn't be the issue.

Last night I tried to record a new series for the first time and my settings were to keep the latest recordings and set to keep 4 shows. The system recorded the show according to the little red icon on the bottom toolbar but when it was done I checked the Recorded TV menu and it wasn't there. Then I checked the history and it stated the show recorded and then was deleted and I didn't do anything. HELP!

Any ideas? Any? Bueller???...

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I just bought the Ceton infinitv 6 ETH. I have everything working great on the PC. I am using WMC as the "set top box" in an effort to get to a point where I can return the FiOS STBs I rent.

My next problem is getting to watch live or recorded shows on my TVs. I know I can get Xbox 360s as extenders, but I'd rather not spend the money if there are ways I can just somehow do it on my smart TVs. Is there anyway to use my Samsung TVs as extenders so I can just use them to watch live or recorded TVs from the tuner?

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When trying to burn some recorded shows to DVD in Media Center, I get a "Burning Failed" message. I tried in DVD Maker as well, and after it finishes encoding the clip, the burning fails. Burning Data DVD's/CD's works fine.

Thanks in advance for any help!

A:Media Center won't burn a Video DVD

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i have been using vista 32 bit and facing errors and a messege is being displayed error "codec missing" ERROR.
i want to download the required codec so pls help me find and solve the problem

A:media center shows error while playing video


Look here for the Shark007 codec pack: -

Shark007.net - Windows Vista Codec Package

Direct download link for the 32Bit version: - MajorGeeks.Com - Contacting Download Site

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Hi I've just recorded a film from TV on my laptop with Windows 7 Media Centre.
Now I get a "unsuported file type" error when I try to select it to burn it to a DVD using the same program

What's happening surely W7MC records in a format that it can also Burn in ?

A:Windows 7 Media Centre wont burn recorded TV

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I always use my Media Center with a TV tuner to record my favorite shows. About a week ago I had to reformat my computer and now I am unable to fast forward/rewind live tv or fast forward/rewind recorded tv shows that are on my hard drive when watching them in Media Center. Prior to the reformat, I was able to do both these tasks. The fast forward/rewind option doesn't work on Windows Media Player either, but I can drag the "status bar" to proceed through the TV show. What's the deal?

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I've had Windows Media Center on my Dell XPS410 machine running Vista Home Premium for the last two years. I used to be able to burn DVD's of recorded programs in Media Center with no problem, until about a month ago. Now whenever I try to burn the DVD's of a program, I get get the following error messages:
"Burn failure - an error has occurred in burning the CD/DVD" This message pops up in Media Center.
Then when I exit Media Center, I get the following message: "SBEServer has stopped working". I don't know what SBEServer means.

I did have to perform an In-Place Upgrade of Vista Home Premium (with help of Microsoft Vista technical support) prior to this issue because my system would not download Windows Upgrades.

I am able to burn data and photo files in other programs, namely Windows Photo Gallery and Windows DVD Maker, and Roxio. However, the Windows Media Center will not let me burn anymore, which is quite inconvenient.

I am current with all Windows Updates and have tried various fixes such as disabling and removal of the other burner software and this has not resolved the issue.

Hopefully someone can help.
Thanks, Dan

A:Vista Media Center will not brn DVD of recorded programs

Welcome dan59724,

See if this info will help you out,

Windows Media Center fails while not even getting past 1% complete on burn of recorded TV

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I have seen several issues similiar to mine but they appear to be older and I didn't notice any with windows 7. I've tried several things. Volume mixer shows sound is up on all applications (had media center running and it shows volume is up for media center). Here are my system details from TSG sysinfo:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9400 @ 2.66GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6109 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G45/G43 Express Chipset, -1265 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 465941 MB, Free - 159508 MB; K: Total - 1430127 MB, Free - 0 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0M017G
Antivirus: Kaspersky Internet Security

Any suggestions?

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Media Center deletes recorded tv shows without using the recycle bin. I would like to set mine up to use the recycle bin in case of inadvertant deletions. Who can tell me how to do this?

In case I can't find an answer to that question; is there a way to get back any recorded tv shows that were inadvertantly deleted?

I have my Recorded TV folder on a separate drive that is not monitored by System Restore because the TV show files are so large that they take up so much room that it makes System Restore not go back very far; making it inadequate.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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How do yo convert a recorded TV show from the Windows Media Center Edition format to a format that can be read by a Sony DVD Player?

A:How to convert a Media Center recorded file to a DVD for a DVD player

You do it within the realms of the DMCA, taking account of any "fair usage" laws that apply in your country - and if you live in the UK, it's a grey area even at that.

What's the name of the show, and when did it air? If it's commercially available, I personally would consider such an act to be piracy, which techspot does't help people with in any way shape or form.

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I have searched and been unable to find any information about this problem.

When going to the Media Center I sometimes notice that my recording has been broken into two different files.

for example:
When trying to record movie XYZ(120 minute run time) off a cable channel
There will be two(or three recorded files) files labeled XYZ. One with a 20 minute run time and one with a 100 minute run time.(time amounts may vary)

Often when I try to play these broken files(Many times while trying to play a complete file too) my Media Center freezes up and I have to go to the task manager to shut Media Center down. If I try to watch the file again the player will freeze up again.(each time the file is played.)

What causes this and is there any way to correct the problem or repair the files?

Thank you in advance for any help you may give. (And Merry Christmas)

A:Media Center Freezes during playback of recorded TV / Broken files

Your hard drive probably needs to be defragmented.

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I would like to rip my Windows Media Center recorded programs to DVD. I have tried using Media Center itself, but can't compress it to fit single dvd's. Is there a process I can use to take the windows format from Media Center and rip to DVDs and compress them to fit??

Very new to this.

A:Solved: Ripping recorded programs from Windows Media Center

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So, seemingly out of the blue, my DMS 2100 extenders no longer play Live TV or Recorded TV from my Silicone Dust Home Run PRIME tuner. I am able to play TV shows from my OTA tuner, just not from the PRIME turner. I get the following message:

Video can not be played.  The format used for this video is not supported on this Media Center Extender.  To view this video, play it directly on your PC. 

I'd guess this is something with MS DRM -- but, I wouldn't know what.  I'm running Win 7 Home and everything worked fine until about a week or so ago. I've tried other Extenders and even tried them attached to my other WMC PC.  No luck in
getting PRIME Live TV again. 
Any thoughts?

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[font=Comic Sans Ms][size=4]Hello ~I have been downloading songs from 360 Share Pro and burning them to a CD using Windows Media Player with no problem until recently. I can listen to songs; just not burn them. I get the message:Windows Media Player encountered an unknown error. This can occur when another program or operating system component encounters a problem but does not communicate the nature of the problem to the player.I am completing my on-line schooling as a Medical Transcriber so recently downloaded the Start Stop Universal Transcribing System onto my computer. I'm afraid to mess with anything so I sought out your advice.Also, my Start Stop Universal Transcribing System case files will play with Windows Media Player, but are not working with my transciber's foot pedal, which uses Real Time.Thank you for reading this,Rhonda ~

A:Can No Longer Burn Cd's With Windows Media Player

What you're going to have to do is use another burning software and see if you can still burn. Try DeepBurner http://www.deepburner.com It's FREE.Install it and then try to burn something. If you can burn, then you know it's the WMP with the problem. If you still can't burn anything, then it's probably an issue with drivers and (or) certain programs.

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Hello, I haven't installed Windows Media Center yet but yes I got the free key ect. I'm in the process of getting a new PC and then I will install but in the meantime I would like to burn to a DVD. How can I do this?


A:How Can I Burn Windows 8 Media Center

It has to be installed by Jan 31 or it expires.

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I recorded some tv shows. I want to burnthem to a DVD. I get as far as "Select Disc Format". I choose DVD and hit next. Then Media center shuts down amd says rgwew was an error.

HELP please - I dread getting on the phone with Dell.

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I am running XP Media Center Edition, Version 2002, SP2. For quite some time the "My TV" feature has not worked right, and now it doesn't work at all. When I try to start it, I get the message "Files needed to display video are missing or corrupt. Please restart Media Center and/or restart the computer. If the problem persists, go to Help for additional information." Before this, I was able to occassionally get TV, but it would eventually freeze and require a hard restart of the computer. I am still able to watch previously recorded TV programs on Media Center.

I have of course tried restarting MCE and the computer with no help. The "Help" section of MCE does not really offer anything of use. I also tried reinstalling the graphics controller driver (ATI Radeon 9600XT 128mb) but that has been no help either.

Any ideas on where to go from here? Thanks.

A:XP Media Center no longer displays TV

Welcome to TSF!

Re-install the driver for the TV tuner.
Physically remove the tuner card and re-insert it, it may have a bad connection.

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I've recorded hundreds of hours to my Pavilion laptop with no trouble, but since I came down to Florida for college, it hasn't been able to record a thing, saying there's no space to record, even though it has 72 GB of free space. My primary drive is an SSD and my secondary drive (to which I've been recording without problems until recently) is a 500GB HDD. Would I be able to uninstall WMC and reinstall to fix? Where would I go to install it again?

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The only thing that's different, is updating to Service Pack 3 of XP.
It stopped getting a TV single a while ago, but I was too lazy to post about it sooner.

It's on my mothers Dell computer, running Windows XP Media Center Edition.

Is there a way to be able to watch TV on the computer again?

A:Media Center no longer has tv single

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I've been fighting this problem with Dell for months now. Every time I try to burn a recorded tv program to a DVD, I get a burn failure error. It used to work intermittently, but it won't work at all now. Nobody at Dell seems to have an answer. Please Help!

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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 have an external TV Tuner (Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-950q) and I have been recording some TV programs with it into Windows Media Centre (I have Windows Vista) consistently for a month now. For a couple weeks I was able to burn the recordings on a DvD with no problem, but now when I get to the "Review and Edit List" which used to show which recording I was burning, the list is blank and I can't go any further. I've tried clicking "Add More" and selecting the recording from "Recorded TV" - but I can't select any of my Manual Recordings, even though they do show up on this page.

My problem doesn't appear to be with the tuner -- my recordings do show up in Media Centre and I can play them, etc. The first difference I saw right before I noticed the problem was that there is no longer a still screenshot as the icon for my recordings (including the ones recorded prior to the problem) just the name.

That's the best I can do for a description -- any ideas of what's going on?

A:Can't Burn Recorded TV

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sorry if this was previously discussed... but I couldn't find an answer.

A friend of mine has Windows XP Media and he recorded something for me. When he tried burning to a DVD it wouldn't let him due to the "licencing" thing. He was able to record so many movies without ANY issues whatsoever, yet HBO show could not be put on a disk. we ended up saving it on a CD (in its original .dvr-ms format) as a data file. I tried watching it on my PC using WMP, and it STARTS but 10 sec into it it stops and says that the content can only be viewed on the PC that originally recorded it.

I have a file converter software but even that didn't work because of.... yes, you got it; licencing issue.

Is there ANY way around this?? All I want to do is be able to watch this on my PC (and not have to watch it on the computer that was used to record it).


A:recorded program won't burn on DVD

I don't think you are going to get much help here on bypassing or removing the ""licencing thing" Such discussions on circumventing DRM are against TSG Rules.

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Under hardware in CCC
Primary adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series
Disabled adapter: AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series

Drivers are up to date.

I installed the 7800 as a replacement for an older (second) graphics card.
I hooked them together using a Crossfire bridge.
Still, the device remains disabled. I checked in Device Manager and it says that both units are enabled.

Also, there was a related downloads on the website called 'GVFLASH_GV-R785OC-2GD.exe'
I think it's called a BIOS Flash. I clicked start flash and then clicked on my second card without changing any settings or saving/accepting any changes. My screen went a little dysfunctional but I restarted in safe mode, disabled the second card and restarted. Then I turned the second card back on. Everything is working normally since then. Could my system have sustained any damage from this mishap?

A:Catalyst Control Center shows second video card as 'Disabled Adapter'

Nope, i wouldn't think so.

You could always stress test your system just to be sure, using tools like IntelBurnTest for your CPU, Furmark for your graphics card and Memtest86 for your RAM sticks.

CPU - Stress Test Using IntelBurnTest


RAM - Test with Memtest86+

EDIT:- Although Windows 7 supports the installation of 2 or more discrete graphics cards of similar or different brands, why would you want to crossfire those two (6900 and 7800 series) cards in the 1st place? CrossfireX wouldn't work with different generations of cards AFAIK.

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I have many shows recorded onto my DVR, and would love to somehow get them onto my computer. The problem is, I have no idea how to. I really don't have any money for a TV Tuner card, and have no Idea how that would work anyways. Is there any alternate ways? or any ways at all for cheap?

A:Stream recorded shows from DVR onto TV.

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I record all sorts of shows with my All in Wonder, and they used to all work, no matter how long, or the size of them. But now I can only watch the shows that seem to be less than 1 gig. When I try to open any of the larger shows with WMP, or ATI File player, they freeze up. Now I can watch them in Irfanview, but they are very very laggy and unwatchable.

Does anyone know a way to fix this, or a way to get around it? I was hoping I could catch up on some shows.

My system specs are in my profile if you think they are important.

A:Cannot watch shows recorded with ATI All-in-Wonder

Do you still have enough space on that HD?
Done any defragging recently?
(I have no solutions, just suggestions.)

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Is there a way to watch TV on-line if so, how, and where do I go?

A:Viewing Recorded TV Shows On-Line

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When I upgraded to Windows 7 from Vista, 3 of my recorded TV Shows in Windows Media Center became inaccessible to me.

They were recorded in Vista Media Center along with several other shows and movies. All of the other files work just fine but these three. They files start playing the commercials that were on before the movies but then when it gets to the point of the movies starting I get an error that says I don't have the permission to watch them because they are copy protected.

I spent an hour with a Microsoft support tech the other day. Buy he wasn't able to help. As a matter of fact he kept trying to update my DRM file and wasn't able to figure out how to do it. Finally when I took control of my computer back from him I showed him how. I renamed the DRM folder backupDRM and then went to the Microsoft website and was able to do the upgrade. So he wasn't much help. Plus the upgrade didn't fix the problem.

Other people have recommended using every media player under the sun - PowerDVD, VLC, etc. but none of them work. It seems like I somehow lost the license to play these movies.

Is there anyway to get it back? They are not ripped or downloaded or anything like that. They were legitimately recoreded using Media Center (they are dvr-ms files) on the same PC that I am trying to play them back on. They worked fine before the upgrade to 7.



A:After Windows 7 Upgrade Some WMC Recorded Shows Inaccessible

Some articles about this:



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I was able to choose "Media" on my Sony TV and watch videos off my hard drive. I could also play music and see photos, as long as all of these things were in a shared folder (which they were.) Then suddenly, when I choose "media", and choose"video" my PC isn't even on the list of devices. Another PC on the network shows up along with my phone, tablets and laptop. But if I choose "Photos", it DOES appear o that list, and I can see my photos. Also, it does NOT show up if I choose "music". Any ideas? What would have changed, and why does it show up as a choice only for "photos"?

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I have done something to my windows media player where it now only shows a teeny square video. I downloaded something called Media Encoder 9 series which caused the problem. I'm since uninstalled it and also tried a system restore with no luck. When I open media player the message reads: media changing, codec acquired. How do I get this back to a full screen.

A:windows media player shows teeny video

Ill be up front and say I am not sure of the procedure. If no one else comes by with a better solution, why not try one of the great alternatives?
Top 10 Free Windows Media Player Alternatives to Play Videos ? Tips Blogger

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I was able to choose "Media" on my Sony TV and watch videos off my hard drive. I could also play music and see photos, as long as all of these things were in a shared folder (which they were.) Then suddenly, when I choose "media", and choose"video" my PC isn't even on the list of devices. Another PC on the network shows up along with my phone, tablets and laptop. But if I choose "Photos", it DOES appear o that list, and I can see my photos. Also, it does NOT show up if I choose "music". Any ideas? What would have changed, and why does it show up as a choice only for "photos"?

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Yeah... that's the best I could describe my problem, but I'll go into detail now...
Since it's a problem with audio recording, I figured it should be OK to post here.

This problem has only occurred twice so far, so it's somewhat random, but the problems it causes is huge.

I record playthroughs for YouTube with commentary, and use Audacity for the commentary track. What I do is start the video recording then start the audio recording 5 seconds later. So the audio SHOULD be shorter than the video. For example...

Video = 00:45:15 long
Audio = 00:45:10 long

However, in this case, the audio recording is actually the SAME LENGTH as the video, despite the audio being started last and stopped first. It's as if the audio is recording at a faster rate than it's supposed to.

I've been using Audacity and recently tried AVS Audio Recorder, but it's exactly the same problem. Once I've placed the files in my video editor, the audio file is insanely longer than the video, so it they don't sync up properly, resulting in me having to delete everything and start again.

Does anyone have any possible idea as to what could be causing this? As I've said, it rarely happens, and nothing is changed on my laptop or Windows when it does happen... it's just purely random.

Any help or tips or anything would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

A:Recorded audio ends up beng LONGER than it should

Are you using 44.1Khz or 48Khz to record? I have a Sonar recording studio and according to the help file in Sonar, if I'm creating an audio track for a video I'm supposed to use 48Khz (16 bit).

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hi! On some Videos Files i can't burn to DVD. The ones marked Windows Media Player Video/Audio file.. How do i convert them into Mpegs so i can burn into DVD'S? Thanks!!

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Recently I've started having problems with video playback in media center.
I've tried different sources (USB HDD and SATA HDD) with the same result; the video suffers from horrible stutter. The audio is OK though.
Playback in media player is OK, but has poor sound quality instead (distorted).
VLC player is all good except scaling issues.

Is it possible to adjust buffering in media center, since that obviously seems to be the issue.

Note: It used to be good, but suddenly it has become an issue. Maybe a silent update to windows has done something.
I have disabled almost all windows features, like ready boost, indexing etc - no improvement

GFX - GeForce 8800
CPU - Core2Duo 2.8 Ghz
Does anyone have a clue to what this might be



A:Video Stuttering in media center

I suspect it may be something you have installed recently that may be causing this particular problem.

Review anything you have installed recently that may be related to video (eg codecs, dvd player firmware etc)

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Which software of Media Centers, digital video recorders (to record and program, schedule TV broadcasts) on your computer (with TV-Card) vía cable are to recommend?

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I have finally been able to set up my GameCube to the TV feature in Media Center, but there's a lag between the GameCube and the computer or screen. There is approx. 1-2 seconds lag. Normally, it wouldn't bug me until much later when I get impatient, but any gamer knows that it's pretty much impossible to play a video game with a lag, even if it's a second. Any advice?

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This does not happen all the time but, when i start Windows Media Center Live TV or recorded TV the video flashes and goes in slow motion along with the audio. Any clues? Thanks


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I bought a WinTv video card/PVR package a while back. It is a Hauppauge video card, nothing fancy. It has a NCST tuner. I am not going to use a cable box. The card works well with the WinTv program, but I recently upgraded my OS to MS XP Media Center Edition. I have MCE on another computer and I love it. I am not sure how to configure MCE to recognize the video card. Anyone have suggestions?

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In the UK, running Windows Media Center Edition Version 2002 with Service Pack 3 installed.

When I start the media centre thing and try the live tv, which has worked previously, the little tv screen in the bottom left corner starts but then locks up with 'video error' reported. This completely locks the media software and I have to use crtl-alt-del to get out of it.

The patches on Microsoft's site won't load and I can't find any advice anywhere else. Seem to remember that the error, which is quite old now, started after I downloaded some updates, ages ago.

Any help appreciated otherwise I'm tempted to reload everything from scratch (or buy a tv ha ha!).


A:media center video error

Have you tried uninstalling, then reinstalling...the video drivers for the capture device/TV?

Should be visible somewhere in Device Manager...will not be the system display drivers. Look for something like "multimedia controller".


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I have Windows Media Center 2002 as my operating system on a Dell XPS400. I have suddenly lost the video when Iplay a DVD with Media Center. I have used Windows Media Player, Power DVd and Dell Sonic Cineplayer and they all work fine. is there a fix that can bring back the video???? The Media Center plays videos fine but not the DVD////

Help !!!!!

A:No DVD Video in Windows Media Center

Sounds like something replaced your default mpeg2 codec. Download DECCHECK http://www.google.com/search?q=decc...ient=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official
and use it to select a compatable mpeg2 codec as the default.

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Was wondering if anybody else had the problem I'm having. Just bought Acer x1200 miniPC. Here are the specs

Athlon 4850e 64x2
3GB ram
320Gb HD
Came with HDMI built onto MB (Nvidia Geforce 8200) opted to go with PCI-E ATI Raddeon 4550 with HDMI because Nvidia would not scale to fit screen.
Running Windows 7 Build 7264 32-bit

The problem I am having is I have alot of HD movies in mkv format and pretty much all of them play except for the higher bitrate 1080p movies.
They will play fine in MPC but will become pixelated and choppy when playing in Windows Media Player or Media Center. I like the media center because its easier for me to search and play movies with the remote.

I have tried the Shark codec pack, I tried VLC and also PowerDVD. What's wierd is that in order for it to work in MPC I had to use and older version of K-lite codec pack. If I use a recent pack (like from the last couple of months) then it will also be pixelated in MPC.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Choppy video in Media Center but not MPC

I know a long time ago I had problems with codecs, I think somewhere you can change the priority but I don't remember how all that works I've never had problems since.

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I recently ran Reliabity and Performance Monitor and it said "The Security Center has not recorded an antivirus product". I use MSE (over a year) and when I look at the Security Center it says "Microsoft Security Essentials reports that it is up to date and virus scanning is on".

What am I missing here?

Vista HB SP2
>50% free hard drive

I will continue to research but look forward to anything anyone has to share. Thanks

A:Security Center has not recorded AV product

Known, bug in the System forget about it. No need to search, this IS the DEFINITIVE answer.

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Here's a strange problem I'm having. PC freeze up (no blue screen), screen distorts and sound starts looping, only associated with Windows Media Center and XBMC. Requires a hard shutdown and reboot.

In Media Center, live TV plays fine, and records HD TV fine, but will go into freeze at any time while playing back recorded TV. I can mediashare and play these same recordings on another PC perfectly.
In XBMC, playing 1080P movie backups no problem, files are stored on a Mediasmart server. I have only seen XBMC freeze doing simple things like scrolling the movie list or hitting the escape button.

Day to day PC functions perfectly, streaming MOG and browsing. I am attaching a photo of the 46" monitor I'm using with the freeze up screen. If windows is logging this as an error, maybe somebody can tell me where to look as I haven't been able to find it. I am running a HT Omega Claro soundcard.

What I have done attempting to troubleshoot:
Updated Catalyst drivers and HT Omega drivers
Changed the INWin supplied 300w power supply to a quality 450w.
Replaced the AMD processor I was using with a BE-2400 low power unit.
Upped the Ram from 2GB to 4GB and then reverted back to 2GB after no change.
Disabled and re-enabled Media Center as I read somewhere this might be the problem, wasn't.
And last but not least, changed out the 4 yr old legacy ATI card I was using, to a new MSI ATI card. When I purchased this highly rated card, I purchased (2) of them, so, I... Read more

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