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Re: Windows Media Center 8.8.5 is out

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:53 pm
by twegner
Mugsy, did you uninstall WMC (not Windows 2004)? I have to do this every time there's a major Windows update. I never remember to do this before updating Windows, so I did this after discovering WMC doesn't work on 2004. Seems to be fine to do it that way. I have am happily running WMC 8.8.5 on several PCs with 2004 (all with various Hauppauge tuners), though there's really only one PC I use heavily. I don't have to reinstall wpg123 but I do have to reinstall WMC.

Re: Windows Media Center 8.8.5 is out

Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:01 pm
by Mugsy
twegner wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:53 pm
Mugsy, did you uninstall WMC (not Windows 2004)?
Initially, I rolled back Win10 to get 8.8.4 working again. But upon discovering 8.8.5, I installed the Win10 v2004 update again and tried to install 8.8.5 again, but it would not claiming it was "already installed" (could not confirm. It refused to run.)

I had to uninstall WMC in order to install 8.8.5, and when that still did not work, I had to install the "SQLLite" patch to get it working.

Somewhere along the line, I lost the "Preview" window when dragging the timeline. I wish I knew how to get it back. :cry:

Re: Windows Media Center 8.8.5 is out

Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:00 am
by lovewmc
i have had WMC for over 10 years. My win 8 machine is crashing constantly and I can't deal with it. I have a cable card and this version isn't working on WIn 10 Pro. When it downloads the Playready (and something else I missed) it gives an error. Works fine on OTA, but cable card isn't working. I went to install play ready directly from a download on M$ site and it said it was installed already. So I am not sure what the other application it tries to download ...

I tried to post on the link in the read me, but i can't register as I messed up the registration 3 times and now it thins I am a spam bot (my IP). oops.

Re: Windows Media Center 8.8.5 is out

Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:37 am
by garyan2
WMC with cable card won't work on Win10 versions newer than 1511, I believe.

Re: Windows Media Center 8.8.5 is out

Posted: Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:31 am
by ogahm
Just wanted to say thank you to the people doing this great work. I updated to Windows 10 v2004 and my WMC 8.8.4 wouldn't run of course. :? I tried several work arounds with no luck. Ran the uninstall script, rebooted, ran the Blue install bat, rebooted, and TADA! WMC is working again. You can't even begin to understand how happy this makes me. Keep rockin guys! :thumbup:

Re: Windows Media Center 8.8.5 is out

Posted: Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:37 am
by rogerpp
tks, great Job, works great

only the Search function dont work because of missing indexing?

have tried to push mcupdate.exe (as admin) - NO

the Workaround Shows to "reg delete……." - Maybe that too Special for me... dont work


Kind regard
roger/vienna

Re: Windows Media Center 8.8.5 is out

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:31 pm
by sdowney717
yes working here, it runs anyway, I did this as a test. Still keeping my WMC on a version 1909 PC, for now.

Re: Windows Media Center 8.8.5 is out

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 5:33 pm
by sdowney717
rogerpp wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:37 am
tks, great Job, works great

only the Search function dont work because of missing indexing?

have tried to push mcupdate.exe (as admin) - NO

the Workaround Shows to "reg delete……." - Maybe that too Special for me... dont work


Kind regard
roger/vienna
you may have to start indexing in windows for WMC. I had the same issue on a ver 1909 PC, and somewhere here is where I asked and was shown how to do that.

I think this is it
viewtopic.php?f=97&t=11739&p=133819#p133819

Re: Windows Media Center 8.8.5 is out

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:10 pm
by sdowney717
As a test, I copied a recorded WTV file to the SSD western digital and put it in documents folder. OS is on same SSD drive (windows boots in 5 seconds to working desktop)
It is associated with WMC, icon shows.
Right click, open
WMC loads quick, but it takes almost a minute of waiting with a blue screen (does show WMC icons if move mouse while waiting) before the video begins to play.

That is too long of a wait to load a video. Once loaded it can be scrolled through timeline fine.

Why is it taking so very long to load up the wtv file in WMC?

Is that normal if file is in a different place?

Copied to recorded TV, still incredible slow loading.

Checked VLC, loads the file instantly.

Re: Windows Media Center 8.8.5 is out

Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:00 pm
by Rickt1962
Does this Media Player play DRM channels ?

Re: Windows Media Center 8.8.5 is out

Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:16 pm
by sdowney717
Does it work on october's windows release 20H2?
I can install and test to see if it runs

It starts up, but I wont configure it on this PC.

What are these registry fixes? 8.7 8.8, does the installer do that too.?

Re: Windows Media Center 8.8.5 is out

Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:28 pm
by scott750
I still have my PC on Win 10 1909 running WMC v8.8.3. Should I wait to update to WMC v8.8.5 only if I plan to upgrade Win 10 20H2?

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Re: Windows Media Center 8.8.5 is out

Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:11 pm
by jlines
The Read Me says to run the outer installer.cmd script, but I cant find it. I have installerBlue.cmd and installerGreen.cmd, is it one of these?

Never Mind I figured it out.