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Windows 7: Channel 4 on demand


19 May 2009   #1

Vista / Windows 7 RC
 
 
Channel 4 on demand

I'm running Win7RC on a new DELL Lattitude E6400. ive installed Channel 4 on Demand (4oD) but when i go to download something it tells me to install windows media player 10 or above, it dosent seem to recognise WMP12 being installed. as WMP12 is bundled i cannot downgrade. I cannot find anyone with the same problem elsewhere, any ideas?

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19 May 2009   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Im guessing its version checking isnt thorough in that it only checks for versions up to 11. Ive tried installing it myself and get the same.

Only thing I can suggest is contact Channel 4 themselves to make them aware of the protential issue with the new version of WMP. They might already be working on it, you never know.
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20 May 2009   #3

Vista / Windows 7 RC
 
 

Just been on the 4oD help site and found this:
Channel 4 FAQs
i have discovered a workaround though that i am downloading now... using the windows xp virtual pc and playing it off there. hopefuly it will prevent the need to reboot to watch 4oD.
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20 May 2009   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Nice idea! Let us know how you get on with that method. This is just the sort of thing that XPM was created for, not for games or such.
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20 May 2009   #5

Vista / Windows 7 RC
 
 

it seems to be working, i am in the process of downloading a program after upgrading media player IE and installing an antivirus (not sure how necessary it is but better safe than sorry). i assume it will play once downloaded. just hope Channel 4 catch up soon (forgive the pun) it is a bit of a hassle.
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27 May 2009   #6

Vista / Windows 7 RC
 
 

It's not working. the video is really jerky and out of sync with the sound. unless anybody has a fix for that- (i.e. playing the downloaded 4oD videos through Windows 7?)
for the moment it looks like i will have to return to Vista when i want to watch 4oD.
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