[DISCUSSION] Patch WMC to run on Windows 10 final & possible alternatives

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by ricktendo64, May 8, 2015.

  1. GREBERT

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    #9321 GREBERT, May 29, 2019
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  2. technodevotee

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    I have sent you a link to playready 1.3.10
     
  3. GREBERT

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    HE MY NEEDED REPLACE THE 2 DLL AND THE UPDATE PLAYREADY THAT YOU SEND IT FOR IT TO WORK BUT WMC ALWAYS MEANS TO UPDATE THE PLAYREADY THAT DOES NOT SAY TO DO
     
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    <quote>HE MY NEEDED REPLACE THE 2 DLL AND THE UPDATE PLAYREADY THAT YOU SEND IT FOR IT TO WORK BUT WMC ALWAYS MEANS TO UPDATE THE PLAYREADY THAT DOES NOT SAY TO DO </quote>

    please write that again in French - it is meaningless to me and I can't tell if it is working or not
     
  5. GREBERT

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    YES IT WORKS BUT IT WAS NECESSARY TO REPLACE THE 2 DLL AND PUT YOUR PLAYREADY 1.3.10 MY WMC ALWAYS TELLS ME THAT IT IS NOT UP TO DATE AND IT DOES NOT MANAGE TO UPDATE IT
     
  6. technodevotee

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    I think the problem is that the Microsoft servers you are connecting to aren't providing those files any more.

    I looked everywhere on the web to try and find v1.3.10 and couldn't find it but found the one I sent buried in the Windows folder on one of my PCs.

    The odd thing is they all work perfectly and don't say they need updating.
     
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    WILL BE ABLE TO MAKE A WMC WITH THE 2 DLLs AND THE PLAYREADY INTEGRATE TO THE INSTALLATION WITHOUT HAVING TO HAND IT WILL BE MORE HEALTHY
     
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    [QUOTE = "technodevotee, post: 1527714, membre: 613937"] bonne chance [/ QUOTE]

    WHEN THERE IS A CHANGE OF VERSION OF WINDOWS IT IS NECESSARY TO UNINSTALL THE ADVENT WMC OR WE CAN LEAVE IT IN THE PC
     
  10. technodevotee

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    #9330 technodevotee, May 30, 2019
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    Short answer:
    It needs to be reinstalled.

    Long answer:
    Microsoft upgrade makes a backup of most of the existing files and folders on the system drive to windows.old before installing the new O/S version.

    I'm not sure whether they selectively move or copy the existing files and folders but somewhere along the way, windows\ehome gets removed from the system drive. Programdata\microsoft\ehome and the registry entries seem to be left alone but WMC obviously won't run without windows\ehome so you need to reinstall it.

    However, the WMC installer checks to see if WMC is installed and won't install until you have uninstalled what is left behind. It might be possible to use the backuprestoresettings.cmd to copy what is left before running uninstall, then run install and use backuprestoresettings to put WMC back to it's former state.

    I have one PC with a very complex WMC setup (receiving 3 satellites) which takes 2 days to get back to how it was so this is very, very useful for me!

    Note that windows.old get deleted after a while so if there's anything you need to recover, you need to act quickly.
     
  11. GREBERT

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    TO GO FROM 1809 TO 1903 I HAVE DISCOVER WMC AND I’M reinstalling THEM AFTER
     
  12. GREBERT

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    HOW THE FULL SCREEN IS ACTIVATED THROUGH THE PLAIN APPLICATION BUT NOT THE IMAGE
     
  13. technodevotee

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    don't understand the question
     
  14. GREBERT

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    I HAVE WMC IN FULL SCREEN NOT THE IMAGE HOW TO HAVE THE IMAGE IN FULL SCREEN
     
  15. guho

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    Anyone with USA CableCard still on this thread? I still have two PCs on Windows 10 1511, resisting all feature updates, and am afraid to upgrade as I do not want to lose WMC CableCard capabilities.
     
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    Nothing for cablecards yet. You might have better luck trying to get the features you want into your old version of Windows 10 or go with ltsb
     
  18. GREBERT

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    HOW DO YOU HAVE THE FULL SCREEN? NO BLACK EDGE UP AND DOWN
     
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    #9339 xigital, May 31, 2019
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    Now running WMC on windows 10 v1903 (build 18362.145) with Silicondust HDHomeRun tuner. I also had the message "All TV tuners are currently in use," so I swapped the dlls as suggested in this thread.

    1. download NSudo from majorgeeks
    2. run NSudo.exe, open Powershell as user:TrustedInstaller
    3. In powershell, rename MSVidCtl.dll: Rename-Item -Path "c:\Windows\System32\MSVidCtl.dll" -NewName "MSVidCtl.dll.new"
    4. In powershell, rename CPFilters.dll: Rename-Item -Path "c:\Windows\System32\CPFilters.dll" -NewName "CPFilters.dll.new"
    5. copy old MSVidCtl.dll (6.5.17763.475) and CPFilters.dll (10.0.17763.134) to system32 folder
    6. reboot (I had to reboot to get live tv to work again)

    I originally copied MSVidCtl.dll (6.5.9600.16384) from the ehome folder, but that caused playback of recorded shows to not work, so I used the one from the windows.old folder. I don't know if CPFilters.dll was necessary, but I did swap it just in case.
     
  20. technodevotee

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    It is interesting that the 6.5.9600 version of msvidctl.dll doesn't work for you because it didn't work for me either. I use the dlls from 1709 and they work fine.

    Incidentally, there is a copy of nsudo in the installer folder, which is what allows _testrights.cmd to do its magic.

    I found that wmc just exits when you try to play certain media files unless you roll back cpfilters.dll.

    Not that you need it but I've done a preliminary guide to reinstalling after an upgrade over on TGB.