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Windows 7: Cannot Play recorded TV from WMC thru XBox360

13 Sep 2014   #1
IRJ8

Windows 7
 
 
Cannot Play recorded TV from WMC thru XBox360

I can replay TV recorded by WMC on my desktop, but when I try to use my Xbox 360 attached to a TV everything loads properly and a good connection to WMC is made. But when I hit PLAY ( on each and every recorded program) I get an error message telling me that "files need to play video are either not installed or installed incorrectly on my PC".

Any ideas what needs to be done?

I have gone thru several reboots of my PC and totally powered down the Xbox and rebooted but the result doesn't change.
I am using WMC on a desktop with Windows 7 and connection via Ethernet through the router. Even Xbox live signs on well.


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13 Sep 2014   #2
IRJ8

Windows 7
 
 

I have just tried going thru Windows Features, turning off WMC and rebooting etc. and then turning it back on and rebooting. Then I had to re-engage the Extender.
But all to no avail the same error message comes on.
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13 Sep 2014   #3
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

When I tried the same thing on my PS3, I got the same message.

I downloaded Mezzmo http://www.conceiva.com/products/mez...mo_windows.asp

Worked perfectly.

You can use the trial for 15 days - $29.95 after that, but I found it to be worth it.

Your other option is to convert the .wtv files, but I found that to be time-consuming and just nt worth it.
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13 Sep 2014   #4
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

I don't know what types of WTV recordings you have, but if you record through a cablecard-enabled tuner (e.g. Ceton, SiliconDust HD Prime, Tivo, Hauppauge DCR, etc.) you won't be able to play any copy-protected WTV programs through anything other than WMC. The DRM arrangement for decryption through cablecard is only implemented for WMC, and in that case it's only WMC-supported extenders which can deliver this copy-protected content through extenders to remote HDTV's.

I don't use Xbox, but instead use Linksys DMA2100. So I'm sorry but can't contribute anything to help solve your "files not installed correctly" problem when using the extender with WMC.
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13 Sep 2014   #5
PSCO2007

Windows 7 Professional X64
 
 

Quote:
I don't know what types of WTV recordings you have, but if you record through a cablecard-enabled tuner (e.g. Ceton, SiliconDust HD Prime, Tivo, Hauppauge DCR, etc.) you won't be able to play any copy-protected WTV programs through anything other than WMC.
Absolutely false.

All my .wtv recordings ( made with SiliconDust) play perfectly through Mezzmo.

They even play with PS3 Media Server, but the audio is out of sync - hence the Mezzmo program.
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14 Sep 2014   #6
3D Jed

Windows 7 pro x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PSCO2007 View Post
When I tried the same thing on my PS3, I got the same message.

I downloaded Mezzmo Mezzmo - The ultimate DLNA media server for streaming movies, music and photos to your UPnP and DLNA devices

Worked perfectly.

You can use the trial for 15 days - $29.95 after that, but I found it to be worth it.

Your other option is to convert the .wtv files, but I found that to be time-consuming and just nt worth it.
Mezzmo appears to be a file conversion solution also -

'On-the-fly transcoding means your media files will be converted to video, audio, image or subtitle formats that your UPnP and DLNA-enabled devices can play. Pre-transcoding lets you transcode all your files before you stream them - fixing any stuttering or FF/REW/pause issues that can associated with transcoding files on-the-fly.'

it's as broad as it's long, as we say in N England . . .
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14 Sep 2014   #7
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PSCO2007 View Post
Quote:
I don't know what types of WTV recordings you have, but if you record through a cablecard-enabled tuner (e.g. Ceton, SiliconDust HD Prime, Tivo, Hauppauge DCR, etc.) you won't be able to play any copy-protected WTV programs through anything other than WMC.
Absolutely false.

All my .wtv recordings ( made with SiliconDust) play perfectly through Mezzmo.

They even play with PS3 Media Server, but the audio is out of sync - hence the Mezzmo program.
I may be wrong, but as far as I know...

HD Homerun is OTA/ClearQAM, whereas HD Homerun Prime also supports cablecard for copy-protected content. Using the SD external tuners with cablecard allows the recording by WMC of copy-protected content delivered via your cable system. And it also requires WMC and cablecard to do the recording/viewing and also to play it back.

WTV recordings can therefore be copy-protected, or copy-freely. Copy-protected requires an installed cablecard to decrypt and play back, and only WMC has the DRM ability to use the cablecard.

I don't believe there is any other software (neither players, nor editor software like VideoReo) other than WMC that has the ability to use cablecards and decrypt copy-protected content for playback. And you can't even play copy-protected recordings made on one Win7 system on a second Win7 system. You can't even play copy-protected recordings with Windows Media Player on the same system that had Windows Media Center do the recording! Only WMC can play back its copy-protected recordings, either on a connected monitor or through an extender on the LAN (to an HDTV connected to the extender).

In contrast, copy-freely content (either OTA/ATSC or ClearQAM from cable) doesn't require a cablecard to play/record/playback... by any software. You can use many media players/editors to view, record, playback, edit, etc. No restrictions on copy-freely content. Play it on other machines, play it with WMP or other software, burn to BluRay, etc. No restrictions on copy-freely content. You can do none of this with copy-protected WTV content, other than playback (on local monitor or through an extender) through WMC on the same Win7 system that did the recording. And the encryption key is even "time-sensitive", so if you do a "system image" restore from an image taken last week, you will NOT be able to play back copy-protected WTV recordings made THIS week (i.e. after the date/time of that "system image", since it used a different time-based encryption key)... even though it is the same machine and Win7 system. The encryption key from the system image as of last week's backup will not work for recordings made after that system date/time! That's DRM, and that's WMC working. No other software can work with DRM.

Now, are your WTV recordings copy-protected? Or copy-freely? BIG DIFFERENCE.
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