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

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

  1. technodevotee

    technodevotee MDL Senior Member

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    update how?
     
  2. kryger1961

    kryger1961 MDL Novice

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    I have a problem when starting live tv, it takes really long time to start up but when started it shifts smoothly between channels, what could the problem be?

    Almost forgot to say that I'm running WMC 8.8.5 with the latest Windows function update
     
  3. technodevotee

    technodevotee MDL Senior Member

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    This might be to do with PlayReady which is required for material protected by DRM. If you don't use protected media, you can probably safely rename the datafile MSPR.HDS and it will create a new file. (%programdata%\microsoft\PlayReady\mspr.hds).

    Note however that if you do use protected media this will cause issues when trying to play existing recorded TV.
     
  4. dkazaz

    dkazaz MDL Novice

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    I have a problem with my WMC remote on a new install.

    I setup an HTPC with windows 8.1 (some of the hardware is a bit old and the drivers work better in Win 8.1). I used the latest installer v8.8.5 to add WMC, which worked great. However none of my WMC (RC6) remotes work out of the box.

    I used some instructions FROM the kodi site to hack the registry so I can use an Xbox Media Remote, that I had handy and that works ok, but the regular RC6 remotes won't work (I have the original Microsoft one and a Phillips). I would like to use them as they have some key features missing from the xbox remote (especially the color-coded buttons).

    Has anyone dealt with this before? I assume another registry hack will be needed...
     
  5. technodevotee

    technodevotee MDL Senior Member

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    #10365 technodevotee, Apr 8, 2021
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2021
    Update on 21343.1000 - WMC works fine but the drivers for my old ASUS Tiger DVB-T cards, which work fine in 20H2 aren't recognised as valid. If I install them anyway, they don't initialise properly and don't tune anything in WMC.

    No great shakes but it rules out testing the system with recording and Live TV.

    System is in the throes of installing a new version (21354.1) anyway so I expect other things will stop working.

    21354.1 finished installing and WMC stopped working as usual. Reinstalled WMC and restored the settings but the database was trashed again.
     
  6. Bigal

    Bigal MDL Member

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    long story short -
    updated from
    OS build 21343.1000
    Experience Windows 10 Feature Experience Pack 321.7401.0.3
    to
    OS build 21354.1
    Experience Windows 10 Feature Experience Pack 321.7601.0.3
    reinstalled WMC with backup
    restored epg123 backup
    all ok

    long story long -
    after windows update, WMC would not open, as expected, i compared
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\eHome, was the same
    C:\Windows\ehome, ehshell.exe was missing, i tried to copy it over but got security errors
    would it be possible for someone to make a script that only applies permissions for the needed directories without reinstalling the whole thing and restoring a backup?
    not sure if the registry entries are kept after updating windows, i didnt check, i can on the next windows update.

    WMC working ok but error with dvbguide;
    C:\DVBGuide\findrepl.bat(946, 1) JavaScript runtime error: Object doesn't support this action
    in WMC, not all listings for channel data has the "-DVBGuide" at the end
     
  7. technodevotee

    technodevotee MDL Senior Member

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    These type of upgrades normally remove MSSQLLite, the WMC assemblies, services and most of the registry entries. It is sometimes possible to do an over-the-top reinstall but the database is often trashed and rebuilt and the GUIDs of the tuner cards sometimes get changed as well.
     
  8. technodevotee

    technodevotee MDL Senior Member

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    I may have found a (somewhat crude) solution to the problem with the database getting rebuilt after reinstalling WMC and restoring the settings following an upgrade.

    My Insider PCs both got updated to 21359.1 today and after reinstalling WMC and restoring the settings, the database on both of them got rebuilt.

    I removed the contents of programdata\ehome and restored it again but renamed counter.mem before starting WMC. It reported that an error had been corrected and a new counter.mem file appeared but not a new database. Everything that was in the database before the upgrade remained in tact.