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

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

  1. acer-5100

    acer-5100 MDL Addicted

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    Downlod WMC_Multi_Tool.zip / WMC_Multi_Tool.7z and use the option to reset Reset Security Tokens and playready (8 and 9)
     
  2. kensiko36

    kensiko36 MDL Novice

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    thanks for all your suggestion. I renamed C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\PlayReady to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\PlayReady old and now live TV starts instantly !
     
  3. jwestgmu

    jwestgmu MDL Novice

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    So this just plain doesn't work. Anytime I try to setup live tv, I IMMEDIATLY get a message saying no tuners found even though I installed the HD homerun drivers and can watch TV using their app just fine. What am I doing wrong? there doesn't seem to be a workaround for WMC doesn't even bother trying to see your tuners
     
  4. kensiko36

    kensiko36 MDL Novice

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    The hd home run setup has a setting that says if you want to configure it for media center of another application, although I never seen any difference whichever option I picked, but it might be different for you
     
  5. jwestgmu

    jwestgmu MDL Novice

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    Yes I set that at WMC but still it doesn't work.
     
  6. acer-5100

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    What version did you install?

    Check the version of MSVidCtl.dll you have. It must be 16299 or earlier, not same build of your W10/11/server you are running.

    Eventually fix it either manually or using WMC_multi_tool
     
  7. jwestgmu

    jwestgmu MDL Novice

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    Where can I get this multi tool? a search for it bring me to another thread here and the link there doesn't work
     
  8. jwestgmu

    jwestgmu MDL Novice

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    Wow! Thank you so much!
    Am I running in to the cable card issue? My HDHomerun is using a cabecard
     
  9. jwestgmu

    jwestgmu MDL Novice

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    I'm using WMC 8.8.5 so shouldn't it already have the right dll versions? But the very latest version of windows 10
     
  10. acer-5100

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    Did you bother to launch the file I shared? first option is there to spoon that info, which is something you can do by yourself with few click of mouse anyway.
     
  11. technodevotee

    technodevotee MDL Senior Member

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    Cable Cards don't work in WMC on Windows 10 after 1511 because the DRM mechanism they need was removed.

    Yes. 8.8.5 puts a required version of the DLLs in the ehome folder, so WMC Multi Tool wouldn't really help with that version.
     
  12. jwestgmu

    jwestgmu MDL Novice

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    Ok so it will never work even with the most recent version of WMC?
     
  13. technodevotee

    technodevotee MDL Senior Member

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    The problem is down to Windows not WMC.
     
  14. acer-5100

    acer-5100 MDL Addicted

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    The most obvious solution is use Windows 10 LTSB2015 (supported until 2025)

    Alternatively

    use Win 10 1511/Server 2016 Tp4 (last update October 2018)

    or use Win 8.1 (supported until 2023, maybe later via ESU)

    or use win 7 (supported, via ESU, until 2023, maybe 2024)

    Or even Win Vista (supported, via Server 2008 ESU until 2023)
     
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  17. garyan2

    garyan2 MDL Novice

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    Hardlinks all the way, even the 32-bit dlls in the GAC which for some reason were not in 8.8.5 and had copies of the libraries. There is a log file in the folder where you install it that shows everything the installer does after extracting the files to the drive.
     
  18. acer-5100

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    Nice to hear that. Good job!

    P.S. Due to some busy days I have not tested personally, so I'm just guessing, but I'm afraid that the non standard path could break the ability to mod the EPG grid look using My Channels Logos.

    It mods Microsoft.MediaCenter.Shell.dll, and I guess it expects blindly, that the file is in its original path...
     
  19. garyan2

    garyan2 MDL Novice

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    No, that will still work, though the EPG123 Client can allow you to change the layout any way you like (# rows, #columns, font size, row height, logo sizes). It is very dynamic. Just click the [Tweak WMC] button.

    MCL will still work because I put a directory junction in the windows folder to your installation path. As far as MCL knows, the file is located exactly where it has always been.
    tweak.PNG