Windows Media Center does not record the calendar.
Planning to record a program, but sometimes lapsed time up to the point where it does not record. I am running Windows 7 Home. Yes, I checked preferences but which differs only up to 15 minutes max. I have reinstalled twice already. Why please?
(1) did you make any changes before the show?
(2) what is the brand and model of the computer?
Windows Media Center records the first home run HD programs or any which TV tuner installed. However, you may need to follow a few rules.
-If you turn off your computer, Windows Media Center does not have a regular program. The computer must be turned on or "standby mode" to record a television show. The computer will not automatically in standby mode if Windows Media Center is open.
-Make sure that you turn off the screen and lower or turn off the sound if you have one at the request of a record in the middle of the night and don't want to be disturbed.
-Your scheduled recording may not save in the following situation: schedule you a recording in Windows Media Center to start in less than ten minutes, close Windows Media Center and put your computer into standby or hibernation mode immediately. Use or one of the following options to save your record programmed:
b. after having programmed a recording, wait a minute before you put the computer in standby or hibernation.
I would have you refer to the article below:
Why my TV did not show record in Windows Media Center?
Please let us know if that helps.
In the last three months. I was not able to download TV guide. I went through all NET configurations include the configuration of the tv tuner. Also bought new tuner. The computer has a modem of broad band always connectted to the internet. Count works very well on the internet. Media Center not connect and download tv guide to the registration of the advance. If I go to live TV, I see TV channels. It does not show the description of the channel or what's playing on this channel. When I go to the configuration of internet connection guide and test it just sitts there never out error just never connects. Help, please. I have windows Vista 32 bit. Also, did all the windows update and download the latest version of .net Framework.
Be sure to reconfigure your firewall or internet security to allow WMC download guide. S.Sengupta Media Center MVP
Says Windows Media Center he recorded with success a program about 66 min record reports, but when I try to watch that it only shows the first 30 seconds or more. Some programs record very well however. I am running win 7, 64 bit, intel I5 processor terrabyte 3 HD previously worked well, another computer with the same hardware not having not problem.
I guess you missed that in my original post I said that the same Watch record fine on another computer using the same material for TV tuners. They also sometimes record ok on this computer, but at other times are not. I suspect something is damaged in the media center and will try to uninstall and reinstall when I have the time
After my reading a previous post, I tried manually configuring in antenna / analog and all I get is static. It seems that I am unable to go back and try again.How you set up Uverse to 720 Lenovo? I ran it through HDMI but want to run via the Media Center.
Thank you for the question to Microsoft Community. I'll give my best to help you.
What is the accurate and complete error message you get?
I suggest you try the following steps:
a. open Windows Media Center.
b. click 'Continue' on the Media Center configuration page, then choose "Custom".
c. Select "System requirements" and Windows Media Center will check your connection network and U-Verse. Click on 'Next' to continue the installation and access to optional "Installation."
d. Select "Set Up My media centers" on the optional configuration screen. Click "next".
e. add multimedia files to Windows Media Center. Select one or all the following folder options: music, photos, videos, recorded TV or movies, and then click "next".
f. Select "Add files to library" and click "next". Choose the folders you want to add to Windows Media Center. Click "Finish" when you are finished adding content.
I got my Vista computer for 3 years and love the Media Center DVR. Lately, I had problems with registration. I choose a program from the guide and it records it all. Today, I put manually into a program and he recorded only about half of it. He can't save much after an hour. It is also divide the film into clips, which he has never before. I have more than enough space on my computer. I am puzzled as to what the issue is and would appreciate any help.
Follow steps [1-5]
Does that help?
S.Sengupta Media Center MVP
Windows Media Center does not work on both my XP and Vista computer. The two events lastnight
For someone to really help him, it is important to give as much information as possible.
You say "my computer XP and Vista" are this one computer dual boot with XP and Vista, or is - the two computers 'single '?
If it happened "yesterday" did you updated anything or whatever installed?
Having only happened yesterday have you tried a "System Restore" to see if this corrects the problem?
What TV card are you using and have you verified that this works correctly?
If you get not a photo is the antenna in place properly?
Do you get any error messages? More information, you can provide more someone will be able to help John Barnett MVP: Associate Expert Windows XP: Windows Desktop Experience: Web: http://www.winuser.co.uk ; Web: http://xphelpandsupport.mvps.org ; Web: http://vistasupport.mvps.org ;
Microsoft windows media player does not retain the previous size. is irrtating so me gift of reorganize its size every time when I open it.plz help I want stable wmp version 11, version 12 is sucks.
I'll assume you're on Windows 7. Windows Media Player 12 is not supported on Windows Vista or XP and as such, you will need to go back to Windows Media Player 11.
You can check the permissions in the registry to ensure that it is able to record information.
Change the settings of the REGISTRY can cause serious problems that may prevent your computer from starting properly. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the REGISTRY settings configuration can be solved. Changes to these settings are at your own risk.
Open the registry editor by clicking on start, type regedit.exe in the search box and press on enter, you may be prompted to continue.
In the registry editor, navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER, Software, Microsoft, MediaPlayer, then Preferences.
It should be an element named LastLocation_26, right-click on it and select Rename, and rename it to old LastLocation_26.
Leave the open registry editor and open Media Player, then move it to your favorite place and close Media Player.
In the registry editor, press F5 on your keyboard and check if LastLocation_26 has been recreated.
If this is not the case, there is probably a permissions problem.
If so, the location must be registered.
Let us know.
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* Original title: Windows Media Center
Downloaded 10 hated windows he returned to windows 7
Now, windows media Center does not work correctly. Very slow to do anything whatsoever at all, let alone play music
Any suggestions please
Try to uninstall, reboot, reinstall, restart WMC according to the http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/26107/how-to-reinstall-windows-media-player-in-windows-7-to-solve-problems/ article is for WMPlayer but just to check the entry of WMCentre instead.
If that doesn't help, try a SFC/scannow and see if it detects and corrects something - https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/929833
I have a Pavilion a4310f Prod Nr: race AY014AA-ABA, Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
I just found out that Windows Media Player does not recognize the songs, I recently downloaded from Wal-Mart music download Site. The songs can be seen in the music library in a folder called 'Downloads' and I can open each song and he will play when double-clicked. The problem is that I can't create a playlist containing the new songs and burn a copy of the reading list, because the songs are not listed in the Media Library Player any hot it is sorted (artist, Album, Genre, etc.).
Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.Mitch
Went to: start == > Control Panel == > troubleshooting == > view all == > and ran troubleshooting on the library and the settings of WMP.
Convenience store detected library corrupt and "in media files appear in the WMP library. Then ran convenience store on WMP settings which reset OMP to default settings. After that, everything worked as announced.
Thanks to Big_Dave for putting me on the right track.
Original title: codec .tgz files
My Windows Media Player does not open the .tgz files
1. what happens when you try to open the .tgz files?
2. what version of Windows Media Player do you use?
.tgz file is not supported by Windows Media Player.
You can use your favorite search engine to download and install the latest codec for Windows Media Player. Subsequently, check if you are able to read .tgz files.
Note: Using third-party software, including hardware drivers can cause serious problems that may prevent your computer from starting properly. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the use of third-party software can be solved. Software using third party is at your own risk.
Hope the helps of information.
I can't do some of my videos to play it goes on to say that Windows media player does not support the codec used to compress the file. How can I fix?
What is the file format of the video files you are trying to play in Windows Media Player?
Windows Media Player cannot play the file. The player might not support the file type or does not support the codec used to compress the file.
You may encounter this error message for the following reasons:
(a) the file type is supported by the drive, but the file was compressed by using a codec that is not supported by the player.
(b) the file might have been encoded with a codec that is not supported by Windows Media Player. If this is the case, Windows Media Player cannot play the file.
Windows media player will play only the files and videos only if it supports this type of file.
Please see the bottom of the article that gives you information on the types of media files that supports Windows Media Player.
If the files are not supported by Windows media player, then you will need to use a few players from third party that supports this file format.
WARNING OF THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE
Using third-party software, including hardware drivers can cause serious problems that may prevent your computer from starting properly. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the use of third-party software can be solved. Software using third party is at your own risk.
See the link below for more information on the codec.
Codecs: Frequently asked questions
Aziz Nadeem - Microsoft Support
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I just brought a new model of the series Gateway ZRX 6971, with touch screen
I have upgraded to Windows 8 Pro
Get the free download for Windows Media Center
Previously recorded shows that has been saved so I still had Windows 7 has played without problems in Windows 8
However, it won't save poster now because I have "insufficient disk space".
But I have over 900 GB of free space!
I tried to tweak the settings in the settings options and even tried to disable recording of HD!
Still no luck! Help!
See my post "Windows 8 - record TV with Windows Media Center problem"
The answer to my problem is in the penultimate position...
I managed to solve it now by running a recovery job in the computer management application.
In case anyone else has this problem, here's what I did:
1. close Windows Media Center
2. open the computer management application and navigate to the bottom of the tree in the left panel by selecting system tools-> Task Scheduler-> Task Scheduler Library-> Microsoft-> Windows-> Media Center
3. at the top, the central panel find the "MediaCenterRecoveryTask" task, which should have a status of "Ready". Right-click on the task and select run (status changes to "Running")
4 wait for the task to do his stuff (the status does not change) then right click on the task again and select end (State dates back to "Ready")
5. open Windows Media Center, which will realize that there is a problem and that it is necessary to rerun the configuration
After the execution of the task above and completing a successful installer of Windows Media Center, I found I could record once more tv!
Guess I'll never know exactly what was wrong, but I'll settle for having working again!
Hope that works for you
Hi, I can't find Windows Media Center on my computer - I have Windows Vista Home Premium.
I try to use my TV on my computer. It has a built-in TV Tuner. But I can't find Media Center.
I know when I got the computer last year - it came with something to activate the TV - but I have no internet at this point - so nothing could be done. Since then, I've upgraded to Service Pack 2. All the documentation said that Media Center should be there. I've looked everywhere and Media Center does not appear to be more!
Can you please help - if I don't now how can I access the Media Center.
Thanks in advance.
Thanks for this, before I saw this, I worked on how to solve this problem.
First, I downloaded the cumulative update for Windows Media Center-still nothing.
Then I peeked my Control Panel/Default Programs/Set Program Access and Computer Defaults.
My settings were now on the custom, and default media player - tick on "Enable access to this program" next to Windows Media Center had been removed! (of course by another media program)-I reticked this box and as if by magic, the program appeared in all programs and was now visible to the rest of the computer. "
This setting should make it invisible to the rest of the computer - he of course does not use if it is checked.
(I also found once I ticked the box next to Windows Media Player (who had also disappeared, even if it was marked as a media player by default) - he also appeared in the all programs list- and he had never been there before!) I know because I had to go and insert my link on the desktop to access it.
All sorted - what a huge relief. Just as it takes.
The cd I burned using windows media center will not play in my car. Says "bad CD". But he does not play in my cd player. I don't understand??
Thanks for your comments. Unfortunately, I had already done what you suggested before asking for help. It darn anyway :-( But thanks again
Just to make sure there is a CD... check Audio (music) the
Directory by going to start / computer or click
the drive the drive letter. File extensions
see you on the CD should be .cda
Could be a total waste of time, but I think I'll try
burn an Audio CD (music) with the following free software
just to see if it might work.
(works on XP, Vista, 7)
CDBurnerXP to make Audio disc
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