[mythtv-users] MythTV vs Media Center - funny

Mark Abreu mark at gags-r-us.org
Sun Jan 21 14:55:43 UTC 2007

When the Windows guy brought me the stuff he told me I'd have to install a DVD player.  I assumed this was only if I intended to put a movie DVD in to play it, which I didn't plan to do for this test.  But it appears that's what gets you the codec you need.  I tried to install the WinDVD trial first but the installer failed when trying to install a couple of additional things.  The PowerDVD trial installed fine and now I see live TV on the Media Center box.

Clearly - to me anyway - it was much easier to get Mythdora running.  Now I'm going to try another MythTV setup using Fedora and Mr. Wilson's website as a guide.

On Sun, 21 Jan 2007 04:37:47 +0000, Nick Morrott wrote:

Have you got a suitable MPEG-2 decoder installed (you get one with
some/all nVidia cards)? The funny (and ridiculous) part of installing
MCE2005 is that it has no way of playing MPEG-2 TV/recordings or DVDs
until you install a suitable MPEG-2 decoder, which has to be done
separately to the MCE install.


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