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Windows 7: media centre extenders?


22 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
media centre extenders?

I'm looking for an MC extender which will play avi's, I was looking at thelinksys dma2200 but have since learnt it will not play avi's. Preferably I would like one with a dvd player built in, does any one have any suggestions?

Thanks,

DxxS.


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22 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Its just a registry key that you need to edit..Hang around and i'll be uploading in detail..
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22 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Hey man I came threw..

Look at classes_root and for each video type the root of each node is empty. Something you've installed had taken out the Content Type and PerceivedType settings.

So to fix use, and save the below as "fix_movie_associations.reg" and run it from the desktop. Now all the media should be playing in WMC and WMP

Save the below into a *.reg file and run it.


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.asf]
"Content Type"="video/x-ms-asf"
"PerceivedType"="video"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.avi]
"Content Type"="video/avi"
"PerceivedType"="video"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.divx]
"Content Type"="video/mpeg"
"PerceivedType"="video"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.flv]
"PerceivedType"="video"
"Content Type"="video/x-flv"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.m4v]
"Content Type"="video/mp4"
"PerceivedType"="video"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mp4]
"Content Type"="video/mp4"
"PerceivedType"="video"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mpe]
"Content Type"="video/mpeg"
"PerceivedType"="video"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mpeg]
"Content Type"="video/mpeg"
"PerceivedType"="video"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mpg]
"Content Type"="video/mpeg"
"PerceivedType"="video"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.mov]
"Content Type"="video/quicktime"
"PerceivedType"="video"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.MPE]
"Content Type"="video/mpeg"
"PerceivedType"="video"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.wmv]
"Content Type"="video/x-ms-wmv"
"PerceivedType"="video"

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22 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Dxxs, it's not even necessary to use the registry editor; just copy/paste everything below into Notepad, save it as fix_movie_associations.reg , double-click the saved file and confirm.
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22 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Thanks, will get one and have a go.

Cheers,


DxxS.
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26 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Did you get it working?
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27 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

As for your media extended question, get an xbox360.

With the mymovies add-on it's awesome!

I will post a pic later tonight of my setup.

Lamp.
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29 Oct 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zeplash View Post
Did you get it working?
Ive not got one yet, should be getting one for christmas.
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29 Oct 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lamplighter View Post
As for your media extended question, get an xbox360.

With the mymovies add-on it's awesome!

I will post a pic later tonight of my setup.

Lamp.
Thats what im currently running in the living room, just want something for the bedroom, do you think another xbox would be a better way to go that the linksys?

DxxS.
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02 Jul 2011   #10

Windows7
 
 

Bump. I extend with an old 360 elite and it's great, mkv, avi pretty much everything I've tried to play has worked. I'm definitely looking at getting a new 360 slim for the lounge. Don't think there is anything better out there.
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