Every time I try to play any DVD in Windows Media Center, I get this error:
"CANNOT PLAY DVD : The DVD may be in use by another application. If all other applications are closed, the video resolution may need to be lowered or the display connection type may not support playback of the DVD."
I know the issue is not with my physical DVD drive because of the following reasons: I am presently dual-booting XP Pro SP3 and Windows 8 Pro with Media Center. The former can play DVDs just fine. VLC Player on Windows 8 can also play DVDs just fine.
I'm curious if there's any way to get this to work on Windows Media Center on Windows 8, then, because I paid for the upgrade from Pro to Pro with Media Center, after all.
I have done several installations of Windows 8.1 and I am an average computer user level. The PC is clean and correct, updated drivers and zero waste on my computer. Only Steam Games and downloaded files.
The point is that I can not find the reason for these crashes. Sometimes I do not even blue bug jumps, it just hangs me and I have to trace the RESET button.
I think it happens always or usually watching some video (streaming or video file on my pc) but it has also happened in a game during some cinematic but I think also in the normal course of the game, not sure.
When I play videos on youtube, WMP, mplayer or adobe air/flash, video app or whatever, the entire display/screen moves to the left and leaves a black rectangle on the right side of the plasma TV (about one sixth the width of the display). It doesn't happen as soon as I launch the video, but happens when I exit the fullscreen or terminate the app/window and stays that way. The only way to reset it is to log off and log back in or restart the computer.
Mind you, it is not the apps/windows shifting to the left but the entire display, as if some one used the tv settings to move the display area to the left and so left part of the desktop and windows are cut off.
This is getting pretty annoying as keep switching to apps that display text such as VS, Notepad, browser etc in between while playing movies/videos. I can't read what is on the left side of the app window as it is not visible, I need to either resize the window or log out and log back in.
I am using Windows 8 x64 with latest updates and drivers (display and others).
I had my laptop for about a year now. The problem is after watching 3-4 videos, the sound will not work on the next file. I tried restarting and it worked! But after another 3-4 videos, there was no sound again. Another thing is when I open a music file, it works again. But the cycle just goes on.
Acer aspire v5-551g Conexant high definition audio ...
I have windows 8.1 installed on my laptop and recently I can't play videos and audio's properly, it usually takes 30-40 seconds to load them up on my video players and sometimes the player hangs (mostly use Media Player Classic and VLC), it also happens with youtube videos as well, I haven't tried with other streaming sites. Those videos and audios I'm trying to play aren't necessarily large by the way, it happens with all of them as far as I know.
I am not experiencing any bad/lower performance other than that?
My specs : Core i5 (1st gen) 4GB RAM ATI Radeon 4650 (1gb)
I recently upgraded to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8 x64. Now I cant seem to add any features to it. I want to add Media Centre but the "Add features" utility tells me that I cannot add features to Windows 8.1. Please look at the screenshot-:
But my Windows 8.1 is a genuine copy and is activated. Have a look at the next screenshot -:
I have been having an issue recently with my Windows 8 HP laptop where it'll just stop playing videos (whether if streamed through the internet such as you tube or if played on the actual computer as a downloaded video) or the sound for said videos just won't play. The problem can usually be temporarily fixed by restarting my computer but it gets annoying to restart my computer constantly because a video is not playing or the sound is not working so I am trying to see if there is a permanent solution. Adobe flash player is up to date and the problem has been occurring before and after I updated flash player.
While playing a video or games or any app that has sound... the sound suddenly disappears if it is too loud. At first I thought it might be the driver... so i replaced HD Audio with Conexant... but the problem still persists, which lead me to believe that it could be probably the speaker's problem.
But while tweaking around I found that if i quit the video or the game, the sound came back to normal. And also when the sound goes off,the green bar on the volume tray icon still keeps jumping up and down indicating sound output. Hence audio troubleshooter was of no use.
When i opened volume properties,playback devices (a video playing in the background where the sound had gone off),as i switched between the tabs in the dialog box (playbackrecording,sounds,communincation) the sound came back! This cannot be due to the speaker.
I have reinstalled windows8, updated drivers and everything but no effect. What to do, as i cannot see movies or play games with speaker. Also headphones and external speakers have no problem whatsoever.
After upgrading to win 8, all of my videos were being played through x-box video app. I clicked one of my videos and changed the default to win media player and now this window appears when I try to open a video.
I just recently performed a Clean install of Windows 8 Pro on my older HP a1210n. I also added a nvidia gt520 graphics card shortly after installing windows 8.
Everything was running great, no issues until I downloaded Zune (Use for Windows Phone 7). Shortly after launching Zune and navigating through screens the PC just froze (no messages, no errors). My only option was a hard boot. No messages or errors on re-boot. I tried uninstalling Zune and reinstalling and the same thing happened. Also, it was random when occurred. I also ended up doing a new Install of Windows 8 since I had added my video card after installing Windows 8. At this point, it seemed to be a fix, no crashes.
I then installed Media Center and began to experience the same issue, just random hanging requiring hard boot. I did check troubleshooting and found that the Media Center was corrupt?? So, I followed the procedure of turning off the Media Center feature and then after re-start, turning on the feature. It seemed to work, but it hadn't.
I would imagine it has to do with my video card, right? Otherwise, my pc with Windows 8 (Which I think is great so far!) has been working fine.
i got a wired .net framework error on my windows 8 64 bit computer,this happened after i updated a program i have not experienced it since but i wanted to know if i need to do anything to fix the .net framework. here is the error straight from event viewer.
Just installed Windows 8 Pro and bought the Media Center add on. I run an i7-3770k, 16Gb ram, GTX 780 3Gb video card and have 2 25" monitors. Now when I play a game on display 1 and have Media Center running Live TV on display 2, Media Center stutters, freezes. As soon as I close the game on display 1, Media Center runs fine.
Now I did this all the time under Windows 7 and had NO ISSUES AT ALL running a game on one screen and MC running live TV on the other. Same driver, 320.11
Every day & every night, this laptop is wakened out of its nap by Media Center. I've gone into Media Center / General / automatic download options and unchecked both boxes which leaves the timers greyed out.
This morning, sure enough, Media Center was still doing its thing. I find what's waking the system of course by going to Command Prompt and typing "powercfg -lastwake" - and the culprit is Media Center.
I've pulled out three gray hairs already during this episode, so before I get to the sixth, how to get Media Center from waking up this laptop. I mean, computers need sleep too.
I haven't installed Windows Media Center yet but yes I got the free key etc. I'm in the process of getting a new PC and then I will install but in the meantime I would like to burn to a DVD. How can I do this?
I upgrade with windows anytime upgrade windows 8.1 to 8.1 pro with media center. I use key JK7QT.But key not working. Phone activation system says the installation id is not verified. I try disable sound driver and calling again.
I enter new installation id. But says again the instalation id is not verified. Need new key windows 8.1 pro wmc for activation with phone. Or there is no new key?
Maybe upgrade with dvd to enterprise version?Laptop new asus x550c factory pre installed windows 8.1. Need leave this windows version.
I should reinstall my Win8 Pro copy purchased with promotional code. Can I reinstall also Windows Media Center for free? Problem is that I cannot find the e-mail that Microsoft send to me with the code. Is it possible to read it from the register in somehow?
My WMC has been working just fine since it was released for Windows 8. I opened the programme today to check tv programmes only to find that "Viewing or Listening Conflict - No tuner available to satisfy the current request".
I have a TV Tuner card : AVerMedia H751 Hybrid Analog/DVB-T with the latest and only drivers installed. by visiting AVer Media website.
When I did a compatibility test for Windows 8 there was no conflict, hence I've been viewing TV with WMC until today.
What happened today, nothing that I know of. Windows update yesterday, so I did a system restore, no such luck it made no difference.
My system is Wndows 8 Pro with Media Centre Intel Core i5 CPU 320GHz 8Gb RAM 64 bit OS
My husband's computer is on the same line for TV and his WMC is working just fine so it's not the connections from the wall unit to PC.
At the moment I dual boot Windows 7 and Windows 8. I have just added Media Centre to 8 (yes I've got my key = 10days) and all went smoothly . . . until the dreaded alert 'TV Tuner not Detected' !! Of course it works perfectly on the Win7 partition, but is there any way for it to be recognized in the Windows 8 Partition? Or is the only way to eventually lose my Windows 7 and rely totally on Windows 8. Presumably the TV Tuner Card would then be detected. TV Tuner card is AVerMedia A336 MiniCard Hybrid DVB-T and driver up to date.
I've just brought a new pc with windows 8 core preinstalled as with all new pc's it has to do all its updates but for some reason on one of them it restarted and booted up in windows 8 pro with media center.I really do not want this and would like to return to windows 8 core without having to copy off all my files or purchasing a new copy of windows 8 as I have just spent a lot of money on this new pc.
I have Windows 8 Enterprise, yes,a legal copy from where I work. It does not come with Media Center, NOR can you use the method to "Add features" as it does not work on the Enterprise version. I have a valid Windows Media Center key from Microsoft but, there is no place to enter it.
Any work-around to get Media Center working on Windows 8 Enterprise ?
I recently purchased a new computer with Windows 8 pre-installed. I purchased a Media Center key and all was well. I had to reinstall the operating system using a system restore disk and upgraded to Windows 8.1. When I try the Media Centre key again it says it won't work.