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

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

  1. ChrisJohn

    ChrisJohn MDL Novice

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    Windows Update May 29, 2019—KB4497935 (OS Build 18362.145)
    Please be aware that the latest update to Win 10 puts back a new version of CPFilters.dll so I needed to put the old one back again this morning to get WMC to work.
     
  2. StefanR

    StefanR MDL Novice

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    My WMC install had been running fine, even with the update last week. I just checked and the new version of CPFilters.dll is in my windows/system32 directory, yet all is running OK (I didn't have to copy back the older version). I notice that the version of CPFilters.dll is now 10.0.18362.145 rather than 10.0.18362.1 so maybe Microsoft have fixed / changed something?
     
  3. ChrisJohn

    ChrisJohn MDL Novice

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    Mysterious indeed. I had to remove version 10.0.18362.145 and replace it with 10.0.14393.0 to get WMC working again. Also interesting is that it made a successful scheduled TV recording the previous evening correctly with the new version of CPFilters.dll in place but when I tried to open WMC to play it, the programme started then immediately shut down. Putting the older version back restored functionality. Clearly matters are not quite as simple as they might look and there is more going on than we realise.
     
  4. DavidinCT

    DavidinCT MDL Senior Member

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    As said before on this thread. There will NEVER be support for cablecards on WMC on newer builds of Windows 10. I think 1607 was the last where it worked. Microsoft killed off the DRM system that cablecards NEEDED. This killed WMC, Zune and a bunch of other sites that used Microsoft DRM. They killed it off for a newer DRM system...

    I know there was some back door methods of getting a HDR one working on past build but, this does not include any channels that are flagged with DRM...

    I know it stinks but, there is no option, nor will there ever be....sorry all. Some pros looked at it at one point and said no way, not possible.

    If you want to use a cablecard with WMC on WIndows 10, your ONLY option is to go back to a early build of 10 or go back to 8.1 or 7 (the better option for a dedicated HTPC if you want WMC)...
     
  5. dudeluv

    dudeluv MDL Member

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    yep, I also went back so to be able to use WMC. When trying to watch TV, it would say that the tuners are in use. I would click on the station, and it would immediately shut down.
     
  6. JLLOIS

    JLLOIS MDL Novice

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    If it will be the best, but with the latest version of Windows 10 and 4K does not work.
     
  7. technodevotee

    technodevotee MDL Member

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    Thanks for the feedback.

    I tested it on numerous PCs with various combinations of Windows 10 and WMC and it seemed to work fine on all of them. I can't tell whether rolling back the DLLs to 1709 versions (the last ones that WMC seems completely happy with) has any deleterious effects on other software.

    Hopefully, a permanent solution to this DLL replacing rigmarole will be found one day but it will done by someone with far more in depth knowledge of programming than me.
     
  8. pjm25

    pjm25 MDL Novice

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    I can also confirm working on 1903 with version 8.8.3. Make sure you extract the files into the directory with wmc, not in their own subfolder (DLLs and bat file go into the bin folder, main command into the folder above that).
     
  9. paulsk58

    paulsk58 MDL Novice

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    Hi, Would it be possible to get a link to that file as well?
    Thank you very much.
    Paul
     
  10. ChrisJohn

    ChrisJohn MDL Novice

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    "Thanks to BMV flagging this up, I have discovered that the error actually exists in 8.8.1, 8.8.2 and 8.8.3."

    Thanks, can you please explain the implications of leaving things as they are? What is the effect of the error? Currently everything seems to be working for me and I am reluctant to start tinkering without good reason.
     
  11. technodevotee

    technodevotee MDL Member

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    The error is in one the linkages to a DLL connected with the Infra Red Remote subsystem but beyond that, I don't know what the implications are.

    What I do know is that I have had all sorts of issues with using an IR remote control after switching from V12 and gave up using it. Whether it is connected or not, I don't know but I'm going to give it another try now.

    If you don't use an IR remote or aren't aware of any problems then you can leave it be.
     
  12. THUMPer1

    THUMPer1 MDL Novice

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    #9359 THUMPer1, Jun 10, 2019
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2019
    I used MSMG's installer on 1903, and just stuck on Downloading TV Setup Data. I'm using OTA only. I've tried a couple things here in the thread, but IDK.
    Is this not 8.8.3?

    EDIT: I found 8.8.3 in the green button. Running though OTA setup now. I have a really simple setup for WMC, so I hope I dont run into any issues. Because I need to update the hardware and OS.
     
  13. jjis

    jjis MDL Novice

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    Got WMC witha Hauppauge 1600 card, have Fios so can get the QAM channels. When I scan I'm only getting 23 channels, WinTV is get more than double that.