Windows Media Center TV Live TV & Recorded freezes & displays a blue screen.
How can this problem be simply resolved?
1 did you change on your computer?
2. What is the rendering and the mouse model number?
3. have you received any blue screen error?
I suggest you perform the clean boot and check.
How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7
Note: After a repair, be sure to set the computer to start as usual as mentioned in step 7 in the above article.
I suggest update you also the graphics drivers and check.
Updated a hardware driver that is not working properly
Method 3: I suggest you to follow the link and check how to fix mistakes BlueScreen (STOP) that cause Windows Vista to shut down or restart unexpectedly
I also suggest you to follow the link and check.
A problem of recording TV on your computer
My PC (Vista Home Premium) is connected to a widescreen TV with a HDMI cable and antenna lead. Since we had in 07 big sound worked to record TV Live hi-def with Media Center and play on TV. Suddenly, probably due to the recent update of windows Media Center, the audiocassette see the TV does not work. It must be a software bug in Media Center because I can watch internet programming on the TV and the audio works fine. Even Media Center sounds play fine. Also the TV recorded see fine audio playback on the PC monitor, the only problem is on the TV. Does anyone have this problem or any idea of a solution?
Try to change volume settings and see if that fixes the problem.
1. double-click on the icon of volume control main windows in the taskbar
2 options-> properties > look for the choice of the mixer device.
3. Select your tuner > check all boxes
If this does not work, try the system restore and then install the updates manually one by one.
Audio problems in Windows Media Center
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WMC doesn't crash on any other recorded program tv and all the other game of TV very well.
Is this perhaps a corupt file? Where can I find this fmanually file so I can remove it?
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· Did you do changes on the computer before the show?
· What version of the operating system is installed on the computer?
Follow the steps in the article, and check.
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I have problems to display live TV via Windows Media Center (version 6.0.6001.18254). My apartment block still has an analogue ariel so I reinstalled the TV through a decoder DTT channels. Media Center has implemented a TV Guide including only BBC 1 and 2, 1 of ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5. TV Guide is visible in access, but live TV does not work. Can anyone help?
Hi Kim Dean,.
(1) it worked very well?
(2) remember to make changes?
(3) you get an error message?
Method 1: You can follow the steps mentioned in the link below
Solve problems with watching TV on your computer
Method 2: Also, see the steps in the link below
Troubleshoot Guide downloading problems in Windows Media Center
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Set up a TV signal in Windows Media Center
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The error is: ERROR VIDEO files needed to display video are missing or corrupt.
I Run Setup and restarted my computer at a later date. I've always been unsuccessful.
Can anyone help. Thank you
Update your graphics card driver. Visit the manufacturer's Web site to download and install the latest graphics driver. Once proceed as follows: -.
You must uninstall and reinstall the tv tuner card driver.
2. in the start search box type:devmgmt.msc and press the Enter key.
3. scroll sound, video and game controllers and expand it.
4. right click on tv tuner card and uninstall it. Uninstall the device as software driver.
6. visit the manufacturer's Web site to download and install the latest update and compatible tv tuner card tv tuner driver.
7. now open Windows Media Center and re-run the whole upward.
HelloI have an Acer laptop that supports Blu Ray disc, but when I go to play with Windows Media Center there is a pop up that says that "an essential element must be updated", but whenever I click "update", it tells me that my internet connection is not working it may not update. I checked and there is nothing wrong with my internet connection and library still refuses to update. Is there a way to force it to update? Or another program that will support the Blu Ray?Thank youKerrynThere is no native support in Windows for the Blu - Ray, including Media Center. Youneed a third-party Blu Ray player. What Blue Ray software supplied with yourcomputer? It works as a standalone program?BarbMVP - Windows/entertainment and connected homePlease mark as answer if that answers your question
How can I set the format of Windows Media Center in Vista at 16:10 in other than the full screen? I use a screen as secondary display 1680x1050px.
It is not possible to change the proportions for Media Center in windowed mode.
The aspect ratio has been changed in Windows 7 and uses a format screen mode to windowed.
When RECORDING LIVE TV using Windows 7 "Microsoft Media Center" there are quality parameters. The parameters are "better, better, good or fair.On the BEST configuration, I can barely hold 118 min disk 240 min. What are the different settings in ppi? That is to say: better = 1080 p?http://blogs.technet.com/b/Security/Archive/2007/06/05/building-my-Windows-Vista-Media-Center-VMC-part-2-the-tuner.aspxhas some info. the parameters on compression, no resolution.you will not get any high definition without a cable card and broadcast more 720.BarbMVP - Windows/entertainment and connected homePlease mark as answer if that answers your question
Do I need to have Windows Media Center actually run programs Records I have planned to record - for example, a series?
Hibernation will work too - but, as in sleep, it won't work if you don't have no "enable wake timers" set to Yes in your diet Plan.
I would recommend the sleep, however (never put into hibernation), also some hardware configurations have more problems waking up from Hibernation (sleep wake is, generally speaking, more reliable for a Media Center.)
OFF, however, is, well, discount - a PC cannot wake goes out.
As Dominic said, however, MC does not need to be opened (in fact, even no need to have a connected account) - TV recording is managed by a background system service.
As for tuners in use: If you watch TV (or, rather, Live TV is running), you will be presented with a pop-up message "do you want to change the channel, or cancel the registration? If nobody is there to hit buttons, it will just change the channel on its own (assuming that no one is there) and run the scheduled recording.
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Three years ago I bought a Sony laptop with Vista and an external tuner ATI so that with a CableCARD, I could use Windows Media Center to record shows/movies. I recently bought a new PC with Windows 7 and found that the Windows 7 PC cannot read the 500 films/shows that have been saved and the new Windows 7 recorded shows can be played by the Vista laptop. Is any way to convert or run natively these shows that have been saved under the WMC?
Thanks for posting your query in Microsoft Community.
If I understand correctly, you are unable to play back movies recorded in windows media center.
Looks like the file cannot not supported by Media Center or you need a codec to right.
What type of video file format?
Also check the videos if there are other formats to the choice other than the one you have now.
Indicate the file types supported by Windows Media Center:
Types of files supported by Windows Media Center:
Try using a good set of codecs and then try to burn video files.
Codecs: Frequently asked questions:
WARNING: 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 pictures and videos in Windows Media Center
Add media files to Windows Media Center
This management recorded TV in Windows Media Center: frequently asked questions
Please follow these recommended steps, review the additional information provided and after back if you still experience the issue. I will be happy to provide you with additional options available that you can use to get this resolved.
When I open windows media center, it shows only "Recorded TV" and "Live TV Setup" under the heading of TV. How can I configure internet TV for windows media center? Y at - it an upgrade or something that I can download, I went to the site of Windows Media Center and they provide all the information on the issue...
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Here's what you need to configure Internet TV on your computer:
· Have an active Internet connection.
· Complete the installation of Windows Media Center.
· Wait a few minutes for an automatic download complete.
If you do not see these items of menu in a few minutes after the installation, go to:
"" "" Tasks"settings" general "Automatic Download Options" Download now.
After you download updates, these menu items appear in the Windows Media Center Start menu:
1.Guide: a TV program on the Internet and broadcast TV program lists *.
2. Internet TV: an experience of discovery Visual to see shows, movies and videos.
3.promotions: direct links to specific Internet TV, movies and videos.
Here is an article that will give you more information about this:
You can also see the article that will give you a comprehensive tutorial on the installation of the library:
I hope this information helps, please get back to us if you have any questions on this subject.
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Live TV with Windows Media Center, where RF channels are different from that of the guide because of the distance TV translators (relay Stations)
Cannot change the guide to allow the use ot (translators) television relay stations where the RF TV channel is different from the current station. For example, Station POLO6N is 9 RF channel in Eugene, OR, but here on the coast, it is the 35 RF channel. Zip code for our region apparently points to the station itself RF channel and the number of 1092 is shown and dimmed so that it cannot be changed. How the inputs of channel can be modified to adapt to this situation? Here on the coast, we're out of range (mountains, etc.) of the station itself.
I have apparently discovered a way to watch and record live TV using Windows Media Center where the geographical area is served by the translators of the TV and the.
If you configure the TV channels using only NOT the guide and using Add missing channels feature to add and configure the channels you use before you download the guide, you can set the actual RF frequencies of TV translators serving your area. In my case, I had to add the letters TD after the call signs of stations so that when I load the guide, he be to point to the current channel.
After having added all channels and before loading guide, check the reception using the function designed to help you in the pointing of your antenna. Then load the guide and your channel configuration is retained and stored in a file pref.xml which apparently replaces the channels.xml file created by the loading guide.
Unfortunately, detailed documentation on the product missing apparently (help files I found only State to follow the guests), or I didn't find it. In all cases, you can use Windows Media Center to watch and record live TV if you live in an area served by the translators/TV relay stations with different channels channels over-the-aor real real TV stations.
If you find that you need to change a channel, use channel add rather than the function Edit channels, clear the X in the box and start over with this channel.
I recently bought a 10th G40 and I was wondering how to set up dual Tv Tuner in Windows media Center to watch and record the Tv at the same time.
I tried to download the new driver from the Toshiba download page, but it seems to make no difference that Media Center does not give me the ability to configure 2 tuners.
Any help would be grateful
Found this useful Microsoft page:
Take a look at the chapter * M *-> on MCE
You can find this info:
+ Reading and TV recording features require a USB TV tuner or external. Supports up to two TV tuners +.
So in my opinion, you cannot record TV and watch another channel at the same time using only the internal TV tuner.
Original title: How can I change region 1 to region 2.
How can I change my region 1 to region 2 code so I can play the dvd on windows media Center, I live in the United Kingdom, so I only need region 2. My DVD drive is set to region 1 and I can't change with the locations using windows... need help.
You can follow this link and check if it helps.
Hope the helps of information.
Please post back and we do know.
Original title: windows media center problems
my computer freezes whenever I have attempt to access windows media Center and I can play downloaded vids
1. When did you start to question?
2. you remember to make changes to the computer before this problem?
3. you receive messages or error codes?
4. what type of video files you try to play?
This problem occurs if the Windows Media Center update process (Mcupdate.exe) cannot access the Windows Media Center data store. You may experience this problem if the data store is corrupted. So, try to rebuild the Media Center data store. To do this, follow these steps:
a. exit Windows Media Center.
b. remove the mediaCenterDataStore.db file. By default, this file is located in the following location:
c. Click Start, run type, and then click Run.
(d) in the Open box, type % systemdrive%\programdata\microsoft\ehome, and then click OK.
e. in the details, click pane right mediacenterdatastore.db and then click on remove.
f. click Yes to confirm that you want to move the Mediacenterdatastore.db file to the trash.
g. launch Windows Media Center and check if the problem persists.
You try to run a SFC scan to find and fix missing or corrupt system files.
You can read the following article to launch the SFC scan:
How to use the System File Checker tool to fix the system files missing or corrupted on Windows Vista or Windows 7
Hope this information is useful.
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