Windows Media Center 8.8.5 is out

Discussion of getting WMC to work on Windows 10 (unsupported)
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Re: Windows Media Center 8.8.5 is out

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Post by twegner » Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:53 pm

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.

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Post by Mugsy » Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:01 pm

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:

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Post by lovewmc » Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:00 am

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.

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Post by garyan2 » Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:37 am

WMC with cable card won't work on Win10 versions newer than 1511, I believe.
- Gary
Keeping WMC alive beyond January 2020. http://epg123.garyan2.net

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