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New hotfixes available for Update Rollup 2 for Media Center 2005 - April 2006 rollup and DRM hotfix

New hotfixes available for Update Rollup 2 for Media Center 2005 - April 2006 rollup and DRM hotfix

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Today is the monthly release of new hotfix packages and updates to Windows Update, and there are a couple of Media Center hotfixes that have been released today that I want to draw your attention to:

1.  Windows Media Digital Rights Management hotfix (KB913800)

I previously posted an item about the release of a hotfix to address protected content playback issues in Update Rollup 2 for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005.  This package was previously released for direct download on the Microsoft Download Center, but starting today it will be offered as a critical update on Windows Update.  Update Rollup 2 is a prerequisite for this package.

The Microsoft DRM and Media Center teams are very interested in hearing about your experiences with this DRM hotfix package.  Please post comments on this blog post or use my blog contact form and let us know what issue(s) you have been seeing and whether or not the hotfix installs successfully and solves the issue(s).

2.  April 2006 Update Rollup for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 (KB914548)

This package includes all previous hotfixes issued for Update Rollup 2 for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 and also addresses some other bugs that have not been fixed by previous hotfixes. 

This package will be offered as a recommended update if you visit Windows Update, and you can also download it directly from this location

This package includes the following fixes in addition to all previously released fixes.  There is more detail about each of these fixes in the knowledge base article for this hotfix:

  • Incorrect guide data for ATSC minor channels that you have manually added
  • ATSC channels move into a five-digit channel range
  • Delay when you change DVB-T channels
  • Teletext bar remains on the screen after you use transport controls
  • Teletext blinks frequently
  • Closed captions do not display correctly
  • Media Center computer is not suspended after you use the TV tuner
  • DVB-T scanning does not work correctly in the Czech edition of Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
  • You receive a "Unsupported File Type" error message when you burn a DVD video
  • Tuning information is missing for the 1 MUX on 186 megahertz (MHz) setting in the Italian version of Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

Update Rollup 2 is a prerequisite for this package, and this package supercedes the January 2006 Update Rollup (KB912067) and Update Rollup KB908250.

 

  • hotfix (KB913800)

    All seems well so far.  Old recordings play, new recordings play.  Just how you would imagine it should work ;)  
  • The ATSC channel mapping now seems to stick.  Thank You... Very, Very Much.

    I do have another problem... when making adjustments to the channel lineup.  This has happened a couple times now... if I adjust the lineup and get out, a couple of channels that I did not select show up in the guide... I go in and unselect them and that usually takes care of it but they seem to show up randomly.  I don't know what triggers it.  I thought it was just data entry error but this has happened a couple times to me now.
  • Unfortunately I still get the "one or more files you have selected is not supported and cannot be added to this list media center"
  •  April 2006 Update Rollup for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005.
    I was having 5 problems after the 26 April update.

        1 component registration failed
        2 some of the files needed to play radio or video are missing or corrupt.
        3 Media center component registration may have failed
        4 technical support. Code 3
        5 video error (in live TV)

    This fixed all the problems  

    1  Close Media Center
    2  Click on the Start menu, choose run and type cmd
    3  Execute the command regsvr32.exe atl.dll
    4  Execute the command C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched /unregServer
    5  Execute the command C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched /service
    6  Execute the command C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr /unregServer
    7  Execute the command C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr /service
    8  Execute the command C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRec.exe /unregServer
    9  Execute the command C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRec.exe /regserver
    10 Execute the command C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehmsas.exe /unregServer
    11 Execute the command C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehmsas.exe /regserver
    12 Restart Media Center

    (from Aaron Stebner's WebLog feb17  2006 thank you Aaron)

  • The patch didn't solve my PBS sub-channel issue, unfortunately.  In the SF Bay Area, KQED sends out 9-1 through 9-5, and none have the same schedule as the analog channel.  I've always been able to remap 9-1 to the digital channel schedule (retrieved from the local 'digital cable' palette), but I still see the 9-1 listings for 9-2 through 9-5 when I map them to the appropriate digital cable channels.

    It seems something is still not quite right.

  • I'm confused... Please list all the required hotfix for XP MCE as they would be installed. I'm having problems installing my TV Tuner and I've been trying to fix this error "TUNER NOT FOUND"

    Thanks..
  • Hi Tank - I'm not sure I understand your question.  KB914548 is the most recent Media Center hotfix, and it contains all of the previous hotfixes that we have shipped for Update Rollup 2 plus a few new fixes.  You may want to try using the Media Center Diagnostic kit to determine if your tuner is supported by Media Center.  You can find this tool at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ce06d6a7-de56-4d82-bf5f-6f6e1296a934&DisplayLang=en.
  • pfff before rollup 2 live tv worked both on my monitor and tv, now i get a blue screen on my tv when i view live tv full screen, the new hotfixes don't fix that problem...
  • Completely flubbed my media center right before the big show. Waisted thirty minutes looking up how to fix the problem the update caused.  Message was component failed to register.  I ran the instructions above to fix the problem, but it also somehow changed the aspect ratio when viewing videos.  Now I have to spend a few hours trying to get my aspect ratio correct again.

    This is the third or fourth time a microsoft update fouled my machine, that's it, I'm turning off the updates.
  • Update Rollup 2 has been a complete failure for lots and lots of people. Why on earth would Microsoft release such an update that would cause this many headaches. For most of us, update rollup 2 doesn't even apply to us as far as the new features goes. However, I didn't notice that MCE 2005 ran alot smoother with it installed that's the only reason I want it. But to go on, even though it's smoother it doesn't matter because I have no functionality. The five errors you listed above is exactly my problems, however, no fix I've read anywhere has worked. I've done a system restore and now my udpates are being turned off. I used to be proud of my Media Center PC because of all of it's functionality. This makes me not want to claim that Microsoft is running on my machine. What a complete foul-up. If it was just me that was having these problems or a few people then that would be okay, but seriously these errors are all over the web. EVERYWHERE. When will they release a Update Rollup 2 Version 2??? You know the one that fixes all the stuff that went wrong in the first Update Rollup 2. On a different note, I have found tons of useful information on your blog and I enjoy it greatly. Please take this as venting to Microsoft and not venting to you. Aaron you do a terriffic job on your blog, and I always enjoy reading it and your useful tips. I do wish Microsoft would stop doing this junk and release updates that work.
  • Hi GOTROOTDUDE - Your case is the first I've heard of with aspect ratios being changed by any of the workarounds I have suggested.  Have you been able to resolve the component registration failure yet?  If not, can you please use the instructions at http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/archive/2005/10/16/481689.aspx to gather and send me your log files so I can try to take a look?

    Hi Micah - I'm very sorry for the hassles that this update has caused you.  I'm not sure what 5 errors you are referring to.  Can you please describe the exact issues you have encountered so I can see if there is anything I can suggest that might help here?
  • Hello Aaron-I've come across your page a few times and there seems to be some useful information here. I first tried update rollup 2 when it first came out. I generally believe in keeping my software up to date. The biggest issue that I had with the rollup is that my system would reboot when playing recorded TV. Even uninstalling the update didn't help so I went back to my first backup.  I tried it again a few different times even with unregistering the services listed here. The same thing happened. I went back to the original backup, turned automatic updates off, and chose the "no show" option for the update. Can you offer some suggestions as to how I might sucessully apply the update? Or, should I just wait until the next update comes out?
  • 1 component registration failed
    2 some of the files needed to play radio or video are missing or corrupt.
    3 Media center component registration may have failed
    4 technical support. Code 3
    5 video error (in live TV)

    These are the five errors I've had. Sorry again for being upset in my previous post. I ended up doing another System Restore and just getting my settings back to the original. I am also having a problem where my remote will not work with rollup 2 until I uninstall KB888795. My remote then starts working. I've tried the unregServer and service command line options you've suggested, but none of this helps. I actually scared to try this update again given these failures. Did Microsoft have this many problems in their test lab or were their computers perfect? (No Sarcasm intended here). If they weren't perfect, why would an update like this be released?


  • Can someone explain exactly what these commands (mentioned above) do?


    1  Close Media Center
    2  Click on the Start menu, choose run and type cmd
    3  Execute the command regsvr32.exe atl.dll
    4  Execute the command C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched /unregServer
    5  Execute the command C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched /service
    6  Execute the command C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr /unregServer
    7  Execute the command C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr /service
    8  Execute the command C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRec.exe /unregServer
    9  Execute the command C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRec.exe /regserver
    10 Execute the command C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehmsas.exe /unregServer
    11 Execute the command C:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehmsas.exe /regserver
    12 Restart Media Center

    Thanks,
    Shawn
  • Hi Micah - Can you please use the steps listed at http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/archive/2005/10/16/481689.aspx to gather and send me the log files from Update Rollup 2 so I can see if I can figure out the cause of the errors you've been seeing?

    Hi Shawn - these commands unregister and reregister the Windows services that Media Center needs in order to function correctly.  If they are not correctly registered you will see various problems when you try to launch or use Media Center.
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