WMC-V13 for 32 bit and 64 bit Windows 10

Discussion of getting WMC to work on Windows 10 (unsupported)
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Re: WMC-V13 for 32 bit and 64 bit Windows 10

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Post by technodevotee » Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:53 pm

Sadly, I have to report that even using my add-ons, V13 doesn't work with DVBLink.

A user on MDL says that he used 8.8.1 with my add-ons and it worked fine.

Since then, I have created a standalone utility called roll_back_dlls that does the job that replace_dlls and fix_thumbnails did.

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Post by SpencerC » Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:57 am

Hi technodevotee, thanks so much for the effort you put into this. By any chance do you have the ability to try to figure out why cable card tuners no longer work on Win10. I believe it has something to do with playready.

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Post by technodevotee » Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:00 am

I think the problem is that Microsoft replaced the DRM mechanism needed for cablecards with playready.

Greater minds than mine have given up trying fix it so it looks like you are stuck with Windows 10 V1503 or windows 7 if you need to use cablecards.

In other news, I was told that V13 didn't work with DVBLink but it works for me using my fixes.

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Post by kennyken » Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:15 am

Very thankful for this V13 release and fixing the Dropbox link, I was having tuner conflicts after re installing WMC since my PC updated to 1903 yesterday! This version with the DLL replacements worked for me! Very happy.

When are MS going to wake up and bring back Media Center.... :-( There has always been a demand for it. Removing the unofficial WMC we all use every freaking time they do a build update is not going to deter us ! Seriously MS pay attention to what people use! The amount of stuff in windows 10 I don't use and never will is endless...

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Post by technodevotee » Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:54 am

You are welcome.

Can I ask which other versions you tried?

I am 100% with you on Microsoft forcibly removing WMC but unfortunately, I think there is zero chance that they will ever bring it back or release the code.

Like most companies, they don't see a future for such products so it is down to enthusiasts to come up with ways of keeping old products alive.

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Post by m00se » Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:55 am

technodevotee first of all, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HARD WORK! I just got 1903 and I am trying to re-install WMC. All of your links are down. Is there a problem? Thanks! (I think I need 13)

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Post by technodevotee » Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:19 am

Yeah, not sure what's going on there. it was working yesterday.

If you really want V13, you can use the old Dropbox links for now.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/mra0rxcmlc4pi ... 86.7z?dl=1
https://www.dropbox.com/s/hlr28dec8htod ... 64.7z?dl=1

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Post by technodevotee » Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:02 pm

I have fixed the problem with V13 downloads by saving them as zip files rather than 7zip.

Seems the web server didn't like them (which is fine by me because I didn't either).

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Post by Mannypl » Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:32 am

I am 69 years of age. I have been using, building and maintaining computers since 1995. I have been using Windows Media Center (we spell it centre) since Windows XP. I have had all versions of Windows since Windows 95 and with the exception of' Win95 have had WMC on all of them thanks(many,many thanks to people like you). Lately have been trying to get it to work on Windows 10 v1903 with latest updates with no success until I tried your WMC-V13. It works great and I only had to run the replace dll command to get rid of that "all tuners are in use" notice. I have joined this forum to keep up to date and mainly to thank you for your efforts in bringing back a usable Windows Media Center to Windows 10.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart! :D

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Post by Mannypl » Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:15 am

Thought I might just add that My Channel Logos-XL which populates the WMC channels with their respective logo (or you can get them from a channel guide) is now free.
Worked great on my WMC so no problems. Here is the link http://www.mychannellogos.com/predownload. Or just search for My Channel Logos and you'll get there.
Cheers all and thanks. :D

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#51

Post by garyh140 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:22 pm

I installed this back in Late spring. How do I tell which version I have and is there a process for upgrading (do I need to upgrade) without a total uninstall and reinstall

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#52

Post by technodevotee » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:16 pm

When you say you installed 'this', do you mean you installed V13?

There's only been a couple of changes to WMC-V13 since I released it.

One is that I added a utility to restore the functionality of MS SQLLITE when it is removed by Windows updating to the very latest versions. Unless you are running insider builds you won't need to worry about that for some time.

I added a test file called known issues and started putting a date in the changes in this version file.

The fix for MS SQLLITE is also available in a utility called WMC Multi Tool and as an add-on that can be used with any WMC installer.

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