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Can't show TV - Decoder Error

Discussion in 'Microsoft Windows' started by markav, Jul 22, 2005.

  1. markav

    markav
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    Just recently finished installing MCE on my Dell GX260.

    Slight panic with the graphics card, for which I eventually chose an ATI Radeon Powercolor 9250 256MB. On starting MCE, it said it didn't support the card. But I d/l'ed the latest drivers from ATI and all was well.

    Installed the Black Gold MCE, which was a scrappy sort of setup. Progress boxes appear, complete and vanish, but no clear Finished message.

    MCE obviously sees the BG because it successfully tunes in the stations.

    When I try to watch TV, I get an error message:

    Decoder Error. The video decoder has either malfunctioned or is not installed. Please reatart Media Center and/or the computer.

    Restarting doesn't help.

    What is the video decoder? Is that something from Black Gold or part of MCE?

    Help!

    Mark
     
  2. philipb

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    You need a decoder to actually see any pictures - TV, DVDs or movies.

    Codec of choice is the Nvidia, available to buy from www.Nvidia.com or on a 30 day trial.
     
  3. markav

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    Ahh! Yes! You can tell I'm new at this part of it...

    Have now installed Cyberlink PowerDVD 6, which at £1.99 from Scan, semed to cheap to pass on.

    Now I have TV pictures :)

    TVM.

    Mark
     

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