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

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

  1. erpsterm35

    erpsterm35 MDL Addicted

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  2. Kévin Chalet

    Kévin Chalet MDL Novice

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    It's actually surprising they'll wait for the official end of support to shut the EPG service down, since they broke WMC's CD/DVD metadata service - which causes WMC to crash - without even announcing it :rolleyes:
     
  3. technodevotee

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    There was a problem downloading WMC-V13 from my new website.

    I have fixed the problem by saving them as zip files rather than 7zip.

    Seems the web server didn't like them (which is fine by me because I didn't either).
     
  4. Fudsey

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    Question: I am running Win 10 ver. 1511 and WMC ver. 8.1 and it is working fine. Is there any reason to change anything or update to a new version?

    If so is there a post to follow?
     
  5. technodevotee

    technodevotee MDL Senior Member

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    I don't think there's anything you need to worry about as all of the changes made have been to fix issues that are due to problems caused by later versions of Windows.
     
  6. ricktendo64

    ricktendo64 MDL Expert

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    Just format what you want me to change on the 1st page and PM me, I will be happy to edit.
     
  7. Bigal

    Bigal MDL Member

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    Hello stranger
    I started a convo with you as i couldnt see PM
    thanks
     
  8. BADMOPAR

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    Hey guys, today I have updated to Windows 10 Pro version 1903 build 18362.356 and It says your data stays in tact. Everything is OK, but Media Center is gone. Can't install my last build 8.8.1. Anyone can help?
     
  9. Bigal

    Bigal MDL Member

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    speaking of which, the first post needs to include the latest versions as well
     
  10. technodevotee

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    #9692 technodevotee, Sep 30, 2019
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    I've contacted @Kévin Chalet - perhaps you could invite us to your conversation with @ricktendo64 ?
     
  11. Kévin Chalet

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    That's an excellent idea. @lachape_one contacted him a while ago for one of the 8.8.x versions and he was fairly reactive :D
     
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  13. BADMOPAR

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    It's working fine but crushes every time while trying to play music. Need to install something more?
     
  14. technodevotee

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    Microsoft broke that functionality in WMC some time back I'm afraid.

    You will need to turn off 'Retrieve CD album art, media information ……. from the internet' in settings, general, automatic download options and use Windows Media Player to download the information.
     
  15. BADMOPAR

    BADMOPAR MDL Novice

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    I don't need this anyway because all my MP3's have correct tags including album arts etc. Thanks a lot.
     
  16. Bigal

    Bigal MDL Member

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    or you could try my versions of dll's, No one else has confirmed if it works for them or not!!
    As it also does movie cover art for the tv guide
    https://forums.mydigitallife.net/th...ible-alternatives.61061/page-483#post-1547249

     
  17. technodevotee

    technodevotee MDL Senior Member

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    Nope. as I said before, I can't enable metadata downloads in WMC even with the same DLLs you have. Haven't been able to do that for years. I'm at a loss.
     
  18. Bigal

    Bigal MDL Member

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    You never replied saying that you tried my versions of DLL's or if you tried
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    When I get some free time i will test the software/tweeks i have installed on a clean install, unless you want a list of what i have installed???