MS Video Checkup Decoder Utility not showing any MPEG-2 decoder

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by gls_1959, Jan 17, 2006.

  1. gls_1959

    gls_1959 Guest

    I downloaded NDIVIA's latest DVD Decoder for the 30-day trial and installed
    it. I then downloaded the MS Video Checkup Decoder Utility to verify it's
    compatible but I'm not seeing ANY MPEG-2 files listed. Did I miss a step
    in the NVIDIA install process? I see it in "All programs" area. Shouldn't
    I have seen other uncompatible DVD decoders ther such as one from Nero,
    PowerDVD or SONIC DVD?

    gls_1959, Jan 17, 2006
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  2. The one from PowerDVD is compatible... or should be if it's the right
    Cari \(MS-MVP\), Jan 17, 2006
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  3. gls_1959

    gls_1959 Guest

    Thats what I thought too. I have no problem getting the DVD to
    play with the PowerDVD app but not with MCE. Having read a bunch
    of these treads I figured I'd check my DVD decoder MCE compatibility
    with the MS Utility. Its really strange that the utility shows my system
    has no MPEG-2 decoders at all. Does the utility scan my Registry for
    these decoders? Its possible something got trashed in there since
    I've been uninstalling and reinstalling ATI's drivers trying to isolate
    a problem.
    gls_1959, Jan 17, 2006
  4. Richard Miller, Jan 17, 2006
  5. gls_1959

    gls_1959 Guest

    Thanks Richard., I didn't realize there was patch involved.
    I'll give it a shot.
    gls_1959, Jan 17, 2006
  6. gls_1959

    gls_1959 Guest

    Well, the patch didn't seem to work. My DVD playback functionality
    in XP and MCE somehow got trashed. I un-installed and installed
    the PowerDVD with no luck. Its strange that the MS Decoder
    Utility shows no MPEG decoder anywhere. Does MCE include
    basic MPEG decoders?
    gls_1959, Jan 18, 2006
  7. gls_1959

    Noozer Guest

    If you reinstalled PowerDVD and there is still no DVD decoder showing than
    you're WinXP is hosed, or your PowerDVD is corrupt. How are you
    None at all.

    You could always try downloading the Trial NVidia decoder and seeing if that
    makes a difference.

    I've also seen Decoder errors when it was actually an issue with the video
    card drivers.
    Noozer, Jan 18, 2006
  8. gls_1959

    gls_1959 Guest

    I just tried that too. I downloaded the 30-day trial verison, unlocked it
    and nothing there either. Do you think the VGA drivers would be messing
    this up? I'm not seeing any yellow alerts in Control Panel.
    gls_1959, Jan 18, 2006
  9. gls_1959

    gls_1959 Guest

    Well, I got it working!!! I went back and installed a few MCE updates
    and Rollup 2. Something in there fix it.

    gls_1959, Jan 18, 2006
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