Media Center cannot find videos in My Videos

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Wingofnazgul, Dec 10, 2006.

  1. Wingofnazgul

    Wingofnazgul Guest

    I have a weird problem. A day ago, the Media Center was able to detect all my
    videos (.avi and others). Now, suddenly no videos are detected when I click
    on 'My Videos'. Even the sample videos that came with the Media Center can't
    be found. However, those videos CAN be played on windows media player 11
    which is installed on the computer. When i try to run it on media center,
    nothing happens, the media center just opens and the video is not played.
    Even more suprisingly, when I put my mouse over 'My Videos', some of the
    recently-viewed videos can be seen and can be played (in the Media Center).
    What could be the problem as to why videos cannot be found now?
    Thank you very much if u could find a solution!
    Wingofnazgul, Dec 10, 2006
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  2. Wingofnazgul

    Darkroar Guest

    I am having the same problem with all items that should be in the library for
    a few days now.

    I tried readding the folders to media player to scan, and it doesn't do
    anything. Even if I drag in new files, they will play fine, but they will
    not add to the library. It's quite frustrating as I like the library
    functionality better than making play lists.

    The odd thing is that my xbox360 still functions normally, with the
    libraries working properly. However media centre and media player do not.
    Darkroar, Dec 11, 2006
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    Haggis Guest

    I had the problem and it was caused by "losing" the registry entries for .mpg
    etc. I think this was caused by uninstalling Nero. However the fix is to
    export the registry keys fro another computer and reapply them to the
    registry. To check, run regedit and see if an entry exists on the following
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT and look for a .mpg key.
    Haggis, Dec 12, 2006
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