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Windows 7: Media Center LiveTV not working now?

07 Nov 2008   #1

Media Center LiveTV not working now?

This is strange because the first time I installed the beta, LiveTV worked like a charm.

This time around however, I cant get any picture and can only hear 'nasty clicking static'. The channels themselves have tuned in fine, but when I go to watch LiveTV - nothing?

I've installed the Vista Codec Package like last time, but still no dice.

I'm seriously thinking of changing my user name from smarteyeball to Beta-breaker

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07 Nov 2008   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/ Windows Vista Ultimate x64

Welcome to the forums beta-breaker. I don't know I haven't used that yet.
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07 Nov 2008   #3


lol. Thank you

I just rolled backed the drivers which has problems of its own. When it unloads the Nvidia driver, the monitor goes into power save and bloody stays that way Now I've updated the drivers in safe mode using the update drivers feature and now I've bloody lost aero

I am a beta-breaker

EDIT: Changing drivers didn't do a thing i could understand it never working, but it worked before.... *sigh* So many issues, so little patience

BTW, got Aero back
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08 Nov 2008   #4


Could someone running the beta please do me a favour and have a look at their registry and tell me what CLSID is in the data field for the :

PreferredMPEG2AudioDecoderCLSID and

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Media Center\Decoder

It's a decoder issue and of course I've had a fiddle and made it worse I need to reset to the default codecs.
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08 Nov 2008   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/ Windows Vista Ultimate x64

Here you can have my keys for that.

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08 Nov 2008   #6


Thanks for that mate. Much appreciated

Unfortunately it didn't work as I'd hoped I'm now getting a video file error which is bs because the file is there and the reg is pointing to it. Even SFC tells me there is nothing wrong with it.

Media Center LiveTV not working now?-viderror.jpg

I know they're not bloody working. I can see that. The question is why???

What's irritating is that I haven't done anything different to when I first installed the beta when it worked

I think I may have to resort to swearing at it. That usually works


I uninstalled the Codec Package and now I get this:


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08 Nov 2008   #7



I finally found that in the ffdshow video decoder configuration that the mpeg2 setting was disabled and needed to be set to libmpeg2

It took me ALL BLOODY day to spot that

I can go to bed happy now

Now I can wake up and 'fiddle' with something else

I'm still perplexed how the decoder was disabled in first place though I know I didn't touch it.

Just to reiterate: IN YOUR FACE MEDIA CENTER!!! lol
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05 Nov 2009   #8

Vista Ultimate

I have the exact same issue with VMC.

How do I access the FFDShow video decoder configuration so I can check my FFFDShow settings?


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30 Aug 2011   #9

Windows 7 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mahunt View Post
How do I access the FFDShow video decoder configuration so I can check my FFFDShow settings?
I checked the properties of the file and the target location is set as:

C:\Windows\system32\rundll32.exe C:\Windows\SysWOW64\,configure

hope it helps
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