Same old problem, no video decoder, but there is!

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by garyghj2, Feb 4, 2006.

  1. garyghj2

    garyghj2 Guest

    Having built several PCs I thought I would do the same for a Media Centre PC
    Unfortunately video decoding is a major problem. Reading Microsoft Knowledge
    Base and News Groups it seems a lot of people are having the same problem..
    Worse not many video decoder problems are getting sorted.

    I have a OEM Windows Media Centre Edition running on a Foxconn 945G7MA
    Motherboard with a Pentium 4, 3.4GHz CPU. 2.00GB of RAM. An NVIDIA GeForce
    6800XT Graphics card (driver v 4020.185.00). All Windows updates are
    installed all hardware updates are installed. I have fitted a WinTV-HVR-1100
    (Hauppauge) DVB-T PCI card with latest drivers.

    Having tried several video decoders (WinDVD etc), none of which work with
    MCE I have re installed MCE and only the drivers software for installed
    hardware with the exception of NVIDIA MPEG-2 video decoder ( v
    4020.185.00). Microsoft Windows XP Video Decoder Checkup Utility lists only
    this software and all three green ticks are present.

    Can anybody advise why I cannot get MCE to play video either from CD,
    internet or TV? Usual message 'The Video Decoder has either malfunctioned or
    is not installed'.

    This problem only exists with Windows MCE as before I reinstalled MCE I
    tried ‘ShowShifter Media’ and I could watch TV and play videos.



    garyghj2, Feb 4, 2006
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