Windows Media Center "Video Error" RRS feed

  • Question



    I am getting the following error trying to watch live TV or record it:

    Video Error

    Files needed to display video are not installed or not working correctly.
    Please restart Media Center or restart the computer


    What I have done:

    Recently installed new PPA sound card

    Turned off in the BIOS the onboard AC’97 and onboard VGA

    Selected the PPA sound card and chose SPIDIF/Out and 5.1

    I will get perfect THX 5.1 or DTS 5.1 audio when playing DVD’s with Windows Media Player

    I will get computer sounds and the Windows Media Center Chimes.

    I have tried the WMC setup several times but each time it gets to the play test sound I hear nothing.


    What I do not get:

    As soon as I go to Live TV I will get video for a couple of seconds with no sound and then the error pop up.

    I also still get shudders even though the signal strength on the station is 4 green bars or higher

    The video has worked fine before and I had no installation problems with the video card.


    Computer Stats:

    Brand New NO Viruses or Spyware NO AIM NO File Sharing Programs so its none of those ridiculous supposed fixes that I have been reading about.

    Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit

    2.53 Pentium Dual Core

    ASUS MB P5P800-VM w/current BIOS
    2GB RAM

    ASUS AH3650 SILENT/HTDI/512M Radeon HD 3650 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 AGP 4X/8X HDCP Ready Video Card

    PPA 1431v 6 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card

    PPA 1431v 6 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card

    LG Super Multi Blu-ray Disc Burner & HD DVD-ROM Drive Black SATA Model GGW-H20L

    CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply

    Video is output via DVI-VGA to a Panasonic Projector PT-AE900U LCD at 720p


    Wednesday, July 16, 2008 8:55 PM