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Re: media center stopped wotking
Naveen -

Vista RC2 MC just stopped working - with the same decoder expiration as in
previous releases. I thought you said there would not be an expiration like
this in the final release.

What am I missing?

"Naveen Thumpudi [MSFT]" wrote:

> Codecs in the final Vista release would not have such an expiration.
>
> Naveen Thumpudi [MS]
> ----
> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers not rights.
>
> ----
>
> "Naveen Thumpudi [MSFT]" wrote:
>
> > The real reason is that the "trial period" on MPEG-2 codecs needed for
> > MCE/DVD playback/burn has expired around 8/31 in Vista Beta 2. Using RC1 is
> > indeed the right solution.
> >
> > Naveen Thumpudi [MS]
> > ----
> > This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers not rights.
> > ----
> >
> >
> > "Will Schuitman" wrote:
> >
> > > It may be that the new ATI driver has been written for RC1
> > > it's worth keeping to use with RC1
> > >
> > > "R K" <RK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > news54C544F-CD00-4E1C-ACEB-B09E0A4F1A1E@microsoft.com...
> > > > Mm... yesterday I saw ATI has released a new video driver and I installed
> > > > it
> > > > right away. Wow... Media Center just stop showing any error message on DVD
> > > > playback .... it won't even play DVD at all.
> > > >
> > > > sigh... Now I am putting my hopes on RC1. hope it will solve the problems.
> > > >
> > > > "Will Schuitman" wrote:
> > > >
> > > >> RC1 build 5600 has gone out to the techbeta testers and MSDN subscribers
> > > >> and
> > > >> it goes out to the public Sometime between the 7th and the 9th of sept
> > > >> this
> > > >> will be a CPP release the same as 5384 was if you registered for the
> > > >> windows
> > > >> vista beta2 5384 you will get an email with a link to download it in the
> > > >> next few days.There should also be a product key in that Email.
> > > >> beta2 was released to 2 million people, RC1 will be released to 6 million
> > > >> people so if you weren't registered for the first realease then you will
> > > >> be
> > > >> able to register for RC1 and get a key just keep checking on the "vista
> > > >> get
> > > >> ready site"
> > > >>
> > > >> I'm not sure how good it will be it's supposed to be a release candidate
> > > >> which means it's the final stage of beta testing however from what I've
> > > >> heard so far there may be the need for an RC2 but that one will probably
> > > >> not
> > > >> go public
> > > >> So it will be anybody's guess as to what they've been able to fix before
> > > >> it
> > > >> hits the shelves.
> > > >>
> > > >> "ATI 9550 and Vista" <ATI9550andVista@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> > > >> message news:BBEA4045-1291-4BBA-85FB-EE5207E4E320@microsoft.com...
> > > >> > Hopefully, Mike Crow Soft is reading this forum. If you do a search on
> > > >> > decoder error, it might provide a clue that something got sent out that
> > > >> > croaked LOTS of peoples Media Centers, recently. This needs to be
> > > >> > fixed
> > > >> > before it ever hits the shelves. Media Center is a large reason why
> > > >> > folks
> > > >> > would buy Vista. It is nice when it works. It finds my 2 tuner cards
> > > >> > and
> > > >> > sets them up fine. But, without a decoder, my system is useless. What
> > > >> > is
> > > >> > being released this week? Can we get it? Thanks.
> > > >> >
> > > >> > "Will Schuitman" wrote:
> > > >> >
> > > >> >> Lol I'm just a public trial participant looks like we'll have to wait
> > > >> >> till
> > > >> >> friday when it gets released.
> > > >> >> I think if they don't fix this problem of media center stopping, Then
> > > >> >> a
> > > >> >> lot
> > > >> >> of people out there will have huge probs with no idea what to do about
> > > >> >> it
> > > >> >>
> > > >> >> "ATI 9550 and Vista" <ATI9550andVista@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
> > > >> >> in
> > > >> >> message news:42BB9813-766D-4B2D-B1C7-AFD6BF54E25A@microsoft.com...
> > > >> >> > Will. Can we IT Professionals get updated build 5600 downloaded?
> > > >> >> >
> > > >> >> >
> > > >> >> > "Will Schuitman" wrote:
> > > >> >> >
> > > >> >> >> No haven't figured out how to extract it from the DVD and I didn't
> > > >> >> >> get
> > > >> >> >> it
> > > >> >> >> to
> > > >> >> >> work
> > > >> >> >> The only thing that changed on my computer when media center
> > > >> >> >> stopped
> > > >> >> >> working
> > > >> >> >> was the installation of an automatic around the time it stopped
> > > >> >> >> working.
> > > >> >> >> And seeing build 5384 is already outdated by 5536 and 5600 I'm not
> > > >> >> >> sure
> > > >> >> >> if
> > > >> >> >> MSFT will be looking into issues with build 5384
> > > >> >> >>
> > > >> >> >> "R K" <RK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > >> >> >> news:5B200ECB-F0AD-4F7F-924C-ECB6AD28D155@microsoft.com...
> > > >> >> >> > About the MSMPEG2DEC, did you get it to work? Do you know where I
> > > >> >> >> > can
> > > >> >> >> > get
> > > >> >> >> > it
> > > >> >> >> > from the Vista DVD?
> > > >> >> >> >
> > > >> >> >> > "Will Schuitman" wrote:
> > > >> >> >> >
> > > >> >> >> >> with uninstalling powerDVD you may want to try using
> > > >> >> >> >> compatibility
> > > >> >> >> >> mode
> > > >> >> >> >> just
> > > >> >> >> >> go to my computer click on the drive you have vista installed on
> > > >> >> >> >> go
> > > >> >> >> >> to
> > > >> >> >> >> the
> > > >> >> >> >> "program files" folder then to the powerDVD folder find the file
> > > >> >> >> >> "uninstall.exe" right click it, click on properties then
> > > >> >> >> >> "compatibility"
> > > >> >> >> >> select compatibility mode for windows Xp sp2 and check the box
> > > >> >> >> >> marked
> > > >> >> >> >> "run
> > > >> >> >> >> as administrator" and it should let you uninstall it
> > > >> >> >> >> after that I recommend you try Nvidia pure video platinum
> > > >> >> >> >> there's a
> > > >> >> >> >> free
> > > >> >> >> >> 30
> > > >> >> >> >> day trial of it on the Nvidia website this worked for me
> > > >> >> >> >> Just make sure you install it as administrator and in
> > > >> >> >> >> compatibility
> > > >> >> >> >> mode
> > > >> >> >> >> for
> > > >> >> >> >> XP and you shouldn't have any problems
> > > >> >> >> >>
> > > >> >> >> >> "R K" <RK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > >> >> >> >> news:2A4EA5AB-9B92-49AE-8D14-86A8C0CDA669@microsoft.com...
> > > >> >> >> >> >I have experienced the same problem. Vista was working nicely
> > > >> >> >> >> >last
> > > >> >> >> >> >Monday
> > > >> >> >> >> > night but when I boot up the next morning, I got "Decoder
> > > >> >> >> >> > Error"
> > > >> >> >> >> > problem.
> > > >> >> >> >> > No
> > > >> >> >> >> > TV or DVD under MCE.
> > > >> >> >> >> >
> > > >> >> >> >> > I reinstall from scratch and did all the updates and still the
> > > >> >> >> >> > got
> > > >> >> >> >> > the
> > > >> >> >> >> > problem. I installed PowerDVD and then I can at least watch TV
> > > >> >> >> >> > but
> > > >> >> >> >> > DVD
> > > >> >> >> >> > has
> > > >> >> >> >> > no
> > > >> >> >> >> > sound. sigh.. Now it won't let me uninstall PowerDVD.
> > > >> >> >> >> >
> > > >> >> >> >> >
> > > >> >> >> >> >
> > > >> >> >> >> > "Will Schuitman" wrote:
> > > >> >> >> >> >
> > > >> >> >> >> >> I'm running beta 2 5384
> > > >> >> >> >> >> media center has always worked for me but it has all of
> > > >> >> >> >> >> sudden
> > > >> >> >> >> >> stopped
> > > >> >> >> >> >> it
> > > >> >> >> >> >> keeps saying "decoder error" evertime I want to watch live tv
> > > >> >> >> >> >> or
> > > >> >> >> >> >> play
> > > >> >> >> >> >> recorded tv
> > > >> >> >> >> >> This has happened to me only once before at the time it was
> > > >> >> >> >> >> caused
> > > >> >> >> >> >> by
> > > >> >> >> >> >> the
> > > >> >> >> >> >> system time being out of sync
> > > >> >> >> >> >> this is not the cause this time I'm at a loss here I have no
> > > >> >> >> >> >> idea
> > > >> >> >> >> >> why
> > > >> >> >> >> >> it
> > > >> >> >> >> >> is
> > > >> >> >> >> >> doing this I've tried everything even reinstalled my video
> > > >> >> >> >> >> drivers
> > > >> >> >> >> >> and
> > > >> >> >> >> >> still
> > > >> >> >> >> >> no luck
> > > >> >> >> >> >> does anyone out there have any Ideas ???
> > > >> >> >> >> >>
> > > >> >> >> >>
> > > >> >> >> >>
> > > >> >> >>
> > > >> >> >>
> > > >> >>
> > > >> >>
> > > >>
> > > >>
> > >
> > >

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Re: media center stopped wotking
RC2 isn't RTM it's still a beta

Jeff

"Technology Guy" <TechnologyGuy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:74040CB4-03A4-4CA3-B4CE-2A4235A6D058@microsoft.com...
> Naveen -
>
> Vista RC2 MC just stopped working - with the same decoder expiration as in
> previous releases. I thought you said there would not be an expiration
> like
> this in the final release.
>
> What am I missing?
>
> "Naveen Thumpudi [MSFT]" wrote:
>
>> Codecs in the final Vista release would not have such an expiration.
>>
>> Naveen Thumpudi [MS]
>> ----
>> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers not
>> rights.
>>
>> ----
>>
>> "Naveen Thumpudi [MSFT]" wrote:
>>
>> > The real reason is that the "trial period" on MPEG-2 codecs needed for
>> > MCE/DVD playback/burn has expired around 8/31 in Vista Beta 2. Using
>> > RC1 is
>> > indeed the right solution.
>> >
>> > Naveen Thumpudi [MS]
>> > ----
>> > This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers not
>> > rights.
>> > ----
>> >
>> >
>> > "Will Schuitman" wrote:
>> >
>> > > It may be that the new ATI driver has been written for RC1
>> > > it's worth keeping to use with RC1
>> > >
>> > > "R K" <RK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > > news54C544F-CD00-4E1C-ACEB-B09E0A4F1A1E@microsoft.com...
>> > > > Mm... yesterday I saw ATI has released a new video driver and I
>> > > > installed
>> > > > it
>> > > > right away. Wow... Media Center just stop showing any error message
>> > > > on DVD
>> > > > playback .... it won't even play DVD at all.
>> > > >
>> > > > sigh... Now I am putting my hopes on RC1. hope it will solve the
>> > > > problems.
>> > > >
>> > > > "Will Schuitman" wrote:
>> > > >
>> > > >> RC1 build 5600 has gone out to the techbeta testers and MSDN
>> > > >> subscribers
>> > > >> and
>> > > >> it goes out to the public Sometime between the 7th and the 9th of
>> > > >> sept
>> > > >> this
>> > > >> will be a CPP release the same as 5384 was if you registered for
>> > > >> the
>> > > >> windows
>> > > >> vista beta2 5384 you will get an email with a link to download it
>> > > >> in the
>> > > >> next few days.There should also be a product key in that Email.
>> > > >> beta2 was released to 2 million people, RC1 will be released to 6
>> > > >> million
>> > > >> people so if you weren't registered for the first realease then
>> > > >> you will
>> > > >> be
>> > > >> able to register for RC1 and get a key just keep checking on the
>> > > >> "vista
>> > > >> get
>> > > >> ready site"
>> > > >>
>> > > >> I'm not sure how good it will be it's supposed to be a release
>> > > >> candidate
>> > > >> which means it's the final stage of beta testing however from what
>> > > >> I've
>> > > >> heard so far there may be the need for an RC2 but that one will
>> > > >> probably
>> > > >> not
>> > > >> go public
>> > > >> So it will be anybody's guess as to what they've been able to fix
>> > > >> before
>> > > >> it
>> > > >> hits the shelves.
>> > > >>
>> > > >> "ATI 9550 and Vista" <ATI9550andVista@discussions.microsoft.com>
>> > > >> wrote in
>> > > >> message news:BBEA4045-1291-4BBA-85FB-EE5207E4E320@microsoft.com...
>> > > >> > Hopefully, Mike Crow Soft is reading this forum. If you do a
>> > > >> > search on
>> > > >> > decoder error, it might provide a clue that something got sent
>> > > >> > out that
>> > > >> > croaked LOTS of peoples Media Centers, recently. This needs to
>> > > >> > be
>> > > >> > fixed
>> > > >> > before it ever hits the shelves. Media Center is a large reason
>> > > >> > why
>> > > >> > folks
>> > > >> > would buy Vista. It is nice when it works. It finds my 2 tuner
>> > > >> > cards
>> > > >> > and
>> > > >> > sets them up fine. But, without a decoder, my system is
>> > > >> > useless. What
>> > > >> > is
>> > > >> > being released this week? Can we get it? Thanks.
>> > > >> >
>> > > >> > "Will Schuitman" wrote:
>> > > >> >
>> > > >> >> Lol I'm just a public trial participant looks like we'll have
>> > > >> >> to wait
>> > > >> >> till
>> > > >> >> friday when it gets released.
>> > > >> >> I think if they don't fix this problem of media center
>> > > >> >> stopping, Then
>> > > >> >> a
>> > > >> >> lot
>> > > >> >> of people out there will have huge probs with no idea what to
>> > > >> >> do about
>> > > >> >> it
>> > > >> >>
>> > > >> >> "ATI 9550 and Vista"
>> > > >> >> <ATI9550andVista@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
>> > > >> >> in
>> > > >> >> message
>> > > >> >> news:42BB9813-766D-4B2D-B1C7-AFD6BF54E25A@microsoft.com...
>> > > >> >> > Will. Can we IT Professionals get updated build 5600
>> > > >> >> > downloaded?
>> > > >> >> >
>> > > >> >> >
>> > > >> >> > "Will Schuitman" wrote:
>> > > >> >> >
>> > > >> >> >> No haven't figured out how to extract it from the DVD and I
>> > > >> >> >> didn't
>> > > >> >> >> get
>> > > >> >> >> it
>> > > >> >> >> to
>> > > >> >> >> work
>> > > >> >> >> The only thing that changed on my computer when media center
>> > > >> >> >> stopped
>> > > >> >> >> working
>> > > >> >> >> was the installation of an automatic around the time it
>> > > >> >> >> stopped
>> > > >> >> >> working.
>> > > >> >> >> And seeing build 5384 is already outdated by 5536 and 5600
>> > > >> >> >> I'm not
>> > > >> >> >> sure
>> > > >> >> >> if
>> > > >> >> >> MSFT will be looking into issues with build 5384
>> > > >> >> >>
>> > > >> >> >> "R K" <RK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > > >> >> >> news:5B200ECB-F0AD-4F7F-924C-ECB6AD28D155@microsoft.com...
>> > > >> >> >> > About the MSMPEG2DEC, did you get it to work? Do you know
>> > > >> >> >> > where I
>> > > >> >> >> > can
>> > > >> >> >> > get
>> > > >> >> >> > it
>> > > >> >> >> > from the Vista DVD?
>> > > >> >> >> >
>> > > >> >> >> > "Will Schuitman" wrote:
>> > > >> >> >> >
>> > > >> >> >> >> with uninstalling powerDVD you may want to try using
>> > > >> >> >> >> compatibility
>> > > >> >> >> >> mode
>> > > >> >> >> >> just
>> > > >> >> >> >> go to my computer click on the drive you have vista
>> > > >> >> >> >> installed on
>> > > >> >> >> >> go
>> > > >> >> >> >> to
>> > > >> >> >> >> the
>> > > >> >> >> >> "program files" folder then to the powerDVD folder find
>> > > >> >> >> >> the file
>> > > >> >> >> >> "uninstall.exe" right click it, click on properties then
>> > > >> >> >> >> "compatibility"
>> > > >> >> >> >> select compatibility mode for windows Xp sp2 and check
>> > > >> >> >> >> the box
>> > > >> >> >> >> marked
>> > > >> >> >> >> "run
>> > > >> >> >> >> as administrator" and it should let you uninstall it
>> > > >> >> >> >> after that I recommend you try Nvidia pure video platinum
>> > > >> >> >> >> there's a
>> > > >> >> >> >> free
>> > > >> >> >> >> 30
>> > > >> >> >> >> day trial of it on the Nvidia website this worked for me
>> > > >> >> >> >> Just make sure you install it as administrator and in
>> > > >> >> >> >> compatibility
>> > > >> >> >> >> mode
>> > > >> >> >> >> for
>> > > >> >> >> >> XP and you shouldn't have any problems
>> > > >> >> >> >>
>> > > >> >> >> >> "R K" <RK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > > >> >> >> >> news:2A4EA5AB-9B92-49AE-8D14-86A8C0CDA669@microsoft.com...
>> > > >> >> >> >> >I have experienced the same problem. Vista was working
>> > > >> >> >> >> >nicely
>> > > >> >> >> >> >last
>> > > >> >> >> >> >Monday
>> > > >> >> >> >> > night but when I boot up the next morning, I got
>> > > >> >> >> >> > "Decoder
>> > > >> >> >> >> > Error"
>> > > >> >> >> >> > problem.
>> > > >> >> >> >> > No
>> > > >> >> >> >> > TV or DVD under MCE.
>> > > >> >> >> >> >
>> > > >> >> >> >> > I reinstall from scratch and did all the updates and
>> > > >> >> >> >> > still the
>> > > >> >> >> >> > got
>> > > >> >> >> >> > the
>> > > >> >> >> >> > problem. I installed PowerDVD and then I can at least
>> > > >> >> >> >> > watch TV
>> > > >> >> >> >> > but
>> > > >> >> >> >> > DVD
>> > > >> >> >> >> > has
>> > > >> >> >> >> > no
>> > > >> >> >> >> > sound. sigh.. Now it won't let me uninstall PowerDVD.
>> > > >> >> >> >> >
>> > > >> >> >> >> >
>> > > >> >> >> >> >
>> > > >> >> >> >> > "Will Schuitman" wrote:
>> > > >> >> >> >> >
>> > > >> >> >> >> >> I'm running beta 2 5384
>> > > >> >> >> >> >> media center has always worked for me but it has all
>> > > >> >> >> >> >> of
>> > > >> >> >> >> >> sudden
>> > > >> >> >> >> >> stopped
>> > > >> >> >> >> >> it
>> > > >> >> >> >> >> keeps saying "decoder error" evertime I want to watch
>> > > >> >> >> >> >> live tv
>> > > >> >> >> >> >> or
>> > > >> >> >> >> >> play
>> > > >> >> >> >> >> recorded tv
>> > > >> >> >> >> >> This has happened to me only once before at the time
>> > > >> >> >> >> >> it was
>> > > >> >> >> >> >> caused
>> > > >> >> >> >> >> by
>> > > >> >> >> >> >> the
>> > > >> >> >> >> >> system time being out of sync
>> > > >> >> >> >> >> this is not the cause this time I'm at a loss here I
>> > > >> >> >> >> >> have no
>> > > >> >> >> >> >> idea
>> > > >> >> >> >> >> why
>> > > >> >> >> >> >> it
>> > > >> >> >> >> >> is
>> > > >> >> >> >> >> doing this I've tried everything even reinstalled my
>> > > >> >> >> >> >> video
>> > > >> >> >> >> >> drivers
>> > > >> >> >> >> >> and
>> > > >> >> >> >> >> still
>> > > >> >> >> >> >> no luck
>> > > >> >> >> >> >> does anyone out there have any Ideas ???
>> > > >> >> >> >> >>
>> > > >> >> >> >>
>> > > >> >> >> >>
>> > > >> >> >>
>> > > >> >> >>
>> > > >> >>
>> > > >> >>
>> > > >>
>> > > >>
>> > >
>> > >


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