Can't download playready 1.3.10 for Win8

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Can't download playready 1.3.10 for Win8

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Post by msa4033 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:59 pm

Can anyone send me or PM a link for PlayReady v1.3.10 (filename playready-v1.3.2313.10-amd64.msi) for Windows 8? I did a fresh install of Windows 8 and WMC and now my live TV setup gets stuck trying to install PlayReady. That's the short story. Continue reading below for the long version if you want...

I upgraded my HTPC with some better parts that I had laying around. Did a fresh install of Windows 8 and installed Media Center.

My first problem was that Ceton's website is no more and I didn't have a copy of the Ceton setup software. I managed to find a copy from driverguide.com, virus scanned it and took a chance that it was legit. That part seems to have been okay.

Next problem was that the digital cable advisor wouldn't launch. I did a little searching and found the below link to download it from Microsoft

http://www.thegreenbutton.tv/wiki/index ... #Windows_7

After I ran the digital cable advisor, I proceeded to setup my ceton tuners. WMC hung on trying to download PlayReady. I found a download link for PlayReady for Windows 8 at the below link but both of the download links are broken.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/hel ... -windows-8

I did find PlayReady v1.3 for Win7 on Microsoft downloads. That let me complete my live TV setup, but WMC is saying I need to update my version of PlayReady before it will let me watch any live tv.

If anyone has a copy or a link, please PM me. I've spent all of this past weekend trying to get my HTPC working properly again. I've even tried contacting Microsoft support, but they're useless.

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Post by jachin99 » Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:51 pm

You might ask DavidinCT if he has a copy. If your really determined you can also see if you could extract the assemblies from the win 7 version, and install them manually using Gacutil. I'm not sure if Win 8 PlayReady was updated for .NET 4 or not but I'm almost sure the win 7 version uses .NET 3.5.

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Post by DavidinCT » Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:29 pm

WIll this help ?

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/downloa ... px?id=5445

I was able to down load 1.3 from Microsoft. I have had play ready issues from even when WIndows 7 WMC was active.

I found a few versions but, They don't show EXACTLY what version they are (all named PlayReadyPC_x64.msi or PlayReadyPC_x86.msi... looking in the file Details, I only see revision number and one is {FC2D40E9-8C19-44CD-9AA9-B5A41E68204A}, I do have a X86 version that I could find quickly but, it's back in the Vista days, as it was with the TV pack (when Vista enabled cablecards). A few others but, no way tot know for sure...

If we have a hash and an exact size, maybe I can narrow it down a little but, with out that, I cant be sure...

Yea, I have some WMC stuff that goes pretty far back.
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Post by DavidinCT » Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:37 pm

FOUND IT !

Shared on my one drive. I'll upload a copy to the site as well...( I uploaded the file to the site as well, Not sure where they are being shared at this point)

https://1drv.ms/u/s!AmHdwDuUvhmjg-kUsoP ... A?e=nCtqYa

I will only share this for a limited time.
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