Media Center Extenders broken on 8.1 Preview?

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  1. shawnmos

    shawnmos MDL Member

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    #1 shawnmos, Jun 27, 2013
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    Media Center was working fine with 8 RTM. I upgraded to the 8.1 preview and it seems to have broken media center on my xbox360 extenders. I get the following error "Video Error - Files needed to display video are not installed or not working correctly." whenever I try to play live tv or anything else.

    I searched around and it seems like the same thing happened with W7 when SP1 was released, with no solutions. I was wondering if anyone else has encountered this, and if there are any solutions.

    Thanks.


    EDIT: Just checked my event viewer and found this: WMDRM-ND root license creation failed for Media Center Extender.

    Area: 2
    Error: The parameter is incorrect.

    seems to me a DRM issue.
     
  2. shawnmos

    shawnmos MDL Member

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    No one else is using media center?
     
  3. Humphrey

    Humphrey MDL Expert

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    If you upgraded to 8.1 from Windows 8 Pro w/ Media Center then you do no have Media Center anymore. (As far as I know.)
     
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  4. free1975yuly

    free1975yuly MDL Expert

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    Who's have WMC keys from W8 can successfully add media center in W8.1 like I did!
     
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  6. Silvermaine

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    I have upgraded from 8 w/o WMC to 8.1 and added WMC after the restart my windows became unactivated. Tried using the toolkit but takes too long attempting to activate. Anyone know how to re-activate it? Thanks!
     
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    #8 Brainsuck, Jun 29, 2013
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    Error: The parameter is incorrect. Yes Drm also reset Mce setup again should fix it
    If you upgraded from win 8.0 you may have the cannot record tv show because your out of disk space bug it recorded anyway What Tuner do you have
     
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  10. NiFu

    NiFu MDL Member

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    My "Windows Media Center" crashes. I see the start screen of "Windows Media Center" and hear the typical start sound - then a croaking noise - then Windows 8.1 restarts.

    I have cloned an installation of "Windows 8 Pro with Media Center" to a separate partition and then updated the cloned installation via store to "Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center".

    Media Center of "Windows 8 Pro with Media Center" still runs fine.
     
  11. FlatSurfSucks

    FlatSurfSucks MDL Novice

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    Mine (and others) does the same. Apparently even with a clean 8.1 install from the ISO instead of the upgrade. Extremely frustrating.

    answers[dot]microsoft[dot]com/en-us/windows/forum/windows8_1_pr-winapps/media-center-extender-video-error/22a3920b-0ac0-4160-a499-1fdb45c5ad9c
     
  12. mastermind278

    mastermind278 MDL Novice

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    I am having the same issue. It works fine on the PC but on the Xbox (media extender) I get the above error! Ugh!