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

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

  1. ruslanshchur

    ruslanshchur MDL Member

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    Actually until 2024, not 2023
     
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  2. acer-5100

    acer-5100 MDL Addicted

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    Ok, perfect then
     
  3. acer-5100

    acer-5100 MDL Addicted

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    It's 2024 in Azure environment, 2023 outside it.

    For consistence with other dates it's 2023
     
  4. Bigal

    Bigal MDL Member

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    #10464 Bigal, Feb 27, 2022
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    @garyan2 any reason for a different installer directory?
    will that cause problems for any other addins / plugins / backup restorers?

    Can this be added to the first page
     
  5. acer-5100

    acer-5100 MDL Addicted

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    Settings are in \programdata so that shouldn't be a problem
     
  6. garyan2

    garyan2 MDL Novice

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    As part of the installer, there is a directory junction created from c:\windows\ehome to your destination\ehome folder so having it installed somewhere else is transparent to any application, including WMC. Should not be an issue for any addins / plugins / backup restorers.

    Other than being able to place WMC anywhere on your system you want to, the main reason to have a different installer directory is to facilitate any self-repair the MSI might provide us in the future.
     
  7. Brainsuck

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    Ms just kill all tuners on mce 8.1 with this month patch thanks
     

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  10. acer-5100

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    There is nothing to download, the service is dead since a couple of years, WMC should just timeout after a couple of minutes but for some reasons sometimes it just try to reach the service forever (especially on win 8.1).

    I have no definitive solution for that, just try again, and try to kill mcupdate using the task manager, try also being disconnected from the internet.
     
  11. CyberChel

    CyberChel MDL Novice

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    thx, but i think my SDRPlay is not suporting DVB-T2...
     
  12. acer-5100

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    I cant read russian, but to me looks like you are stuck getting data from MS not during the actual tuning.

    Whatever just test your card with another program to understand if its compatible or not.

    I suggest Nextpvr5 or nextpvr4
     
  13. Joppnl

    Joppnl MDL Novice

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    Hello,

    so thankful you guys made the WMC running on W10...I'm an user for a long time so it was bad news uS kicked it out of W10 but use it every day now and I still think it's the best TV watching solution there is so first a word of thanks.

    Now...also a long time problem is what I also have now and that is that the PC won't go into sleep mode when it stops recording.

    What happens is: PC is active as I'm using it, a program is recording, I press Sleep mode on my KB as I want to quit my work, PC remains on as it is recording (that is fine) but it will not go into sleep mode after recording is done.

    The screen went 'black' when pressing the F10 button to put it into sleep and also, when I turn on the monitor it won't show anything until I move my mouse so the OS is (halfway) putting it into sleep but it won't put the machine fully into sleep when the recording stops.

    Back in the 'old days' I had a small extra program (MCEstandby-tool) as this problem is I think as old as WMC ( :) ) but it does not work any more and I wonder: is there any solution with the new WMC you guys made available?

    I'm running WMC 8.8.5 on W10.

    Found a little pprogram called WMC_multi_tool but don't want to use it if it's not for this problem as WMC at this moment is working perfectly fine (except the sleep mode as described).

    Thanks!
     
  14. technodevotee

    technodevotee MDL Senior Member

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    #10476 technodevotee, Mar 25, 2022
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    Seems like the system is entering hybrid sleep OK but won't hibernate or enter S3.

    Have you changed your video card driver at all recently? I've seen graphics drivers prevent sleep a few times.

    I still use MCEstandby tool and it seems to work OK - even on Windows 11. I've never used it in full installed mode mind, just as a portable tool.

    WRT WMC Multi Tool, much of that isn't relevant to 8.8.5 and certainly won't help with your current problem.
     
  15. Joppnl

    Joppnl MDL Novice

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    #10477 Joppnl, Mar 26, 2022
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    Thanks for your advice.

    As you mentioned it...I started looking for a place to find MCSstandby tool as I have a rather very old version.

    Found an update from 'very old' (2008) to 'normal old' (2011) so I'll check the for me newer one.

    Good to hear though that it should not be a problem so I'll go further on with getting it to work, thanks!
     
  16. CZ Eddie

    CZ Eddie MDL Novice

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    FYI, I tried two clean OS installs, with the second where WMC was the very first thing I installed after the OS (even before any updates).
    But with Win10 2021 LTSC N, I just get "tuner not found".
    I repeated the process with the latest Win10 Pro and WMC works fine.

    I had WMC working in 2019 LTSC N, so I'm not sure what's going on with 2021.
     
  17. acer-5100

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    So you want to install the "mother of all multimedia program" on the "mother of all NON multimedia OS" ? :roflmao:

    Install the media feature pack (which makes LTSC-N = LTSC) or do an in place upgrade to LTSC.
     
  18. CZ Eddie

    CZ Eddie MDL Novice

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    Yep, tried the media feature pack but it didn't help.

    The non-N version of LTSC doesn't allow Windows Store installation so I can't do that.