Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by ricktendo64, May 8, 2015.
8.8.5 is the current version
no idea about the issue you have though - sorry
The file playback issues you describe are long standing issues that have existed since WMC was introduced in Windows XP Pro.
That's very likely a codecs mess, are you using the stock msmpeg codecs or lav?
The latest version of Windows Media Center x86 and x64?
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Hi, I have HP TouchSmart IQ 610 with Windows 10 and MCE. Everything works well, but the time is coming to change to DVB-T2. This machine has build in AverMedia DVB-T1 only tuner. TBS7220 is unavailable. I can buy TBS5880 and it is described as Windows 7 Media Center Supported
The question is about remote control: should it work with this tuner?
the remote isn't a problem at all, just use eventghost and you can configure any remote at your will
but the new standards could be a very big problem, depending on the coices of your country.
here the test channels broadcasted in hevc (h265) aren't working at all (and for now we are still in dvb-t1)
I was running v8.8.4 on W10 pro 64 2004. I was delighted when I upgraded to 21H2 before Christmas and it survived and worked well.I have just downloaded v8.8.5.
A couple of days ago, it stopped recording. I had not unstalled the January patched but have now done so, but they idn't fix it.
The antenna is connected to Hauppage card WIN TVHVR 2215 as WMC will show live TV. Scheduled programs show in the guide but don't record.
1. Any ideas?
2. How do I save scheduled recordings?
3. Do I need to update to v8.8.5?
4. If so, how?
I'm surprised that WMC continued to work when you upgraded to 21H2 because recent upgrades usually remove MSSQLLite and WMC won't even start without that.
The main difference between 8.8.4 and 8.8.5 is that the latter reinstates MSSQLLite as part of the install.
However, if WMC is working at all then you have a different problem, which uninstalling and reinstalling WMC may fix. Or it may not.
I gave info about preserving and recovering recording schedule here:
Have you had any experience of WMC just stopping recording in the way I described?
Not personally but there have been several posts on here and TGB recently where updates and upgrades have broken WMC because they keep changing things.
Most of the problems I've seen recently seem to have been with older tuners.
I think it is something to do with the functionality of EncDec being moved to MSVidCtl.
There may be a couple of improvements in that department in 8.8.5 as well.
No it's not the right place
You are disregarding two forum rules:
I saved the recordings in my v8.8.4 folder, and copied them to my v8.8.5 folder.
I uninstalled v8.8.4. I installed v8.8.5. I setup v8.8.5.. I accessed the recordings. I had to then re setup v8.8.5.
All is now well.
FYI I upgraded to 21H2, WMC stopped working as usual so uninstalled and reinstalled and issue persists. ServerWMC with Kodi does the job until I do a fresh install, probably for Win11 but not in a hurry.
FWIW, all my HTPCs are on 21H2 and both recording and live TV work fine. Is there a particular error displayed when trying to watch live TV? Do you see anything interesting in the Windows logs?
No, nothing at all. It's like it thinks it plays TV but nothing happens, the program acts normally, I can press record and it will record, go back, no error nowhere.
By "nothing happens", you mean WMC just stays on the blue screen after clicking on the "live TV" button?
Have you tried waiting longer to see if an image is finally rendered?
Have you upgraded your machine? (e.g by adding more RAM)
The symptoms make me think it could be a PlayReady issue. If you don't have DRM-protected content, you can remove the key set to see if it helps. More info here: [DISCUSSION] Patch WMC to run on Windows 10 final & possible alternatives | Page 484 | My Digital Life Forums
I've used MC for years and have tried to avoid getting into its' bowels (too many projects on then never ending ToDo List!) but have needed up wanting to get an understanding of its' architecture from a building blocks perspective with a view to tapping into its' scheduling etc.
Are there any writeups of Media Center's architecture floating around to get me started?