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A refreshed version of the Windows Vista Media Center SDK (version 5.3) has been released for download this afternoon. The download location is the same as the previous versions of the Windows Vista Media Center SDK - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=A43EA0B7-B85F-4612-AA08-3BF128C5873E. If you have any previous version of the Windows Vista Media Center SDK installed, you can run the MSI for version 5.3 and it will automatically upgrade the older versions for you.
The features of version 5.3 of the Windows Vista Media Center SDK are described in more detail in this post on the Media Center Sandbox blog. The following is a summary of the key changes described in that post:
The last 2 bullets related to project templates essentially incorporate the information in the supplemental project template MSI that I posted via this blog post into the SDK. If you install version 5.3 of the Windows Vista Media Center SDK, there is no longer any need to install that supplemental project template MSI.
If you're a Windows Vista Media Center developer or thinking about getting started, I encourage you to download this new version of the SDK and check it out.
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Sorry if this is the wrong place to post this. Have looked EVERYWHERE on the net with no luck to this problem
I'm having a problem with the 32bit media center on vista. It starts up so it goes onto the menu screen. I can use all the options(music, pictures etc) except for the TV+Movies section.
If i select live TV, recorded etc it just crashes.
This is the description i am given
Problem Event Name: CLR20r3
Problem Signature 01: ehshell.exe
Problem Signature 02: 6.0.6000.16386
Problem Signature 03: 4549b55e
Problem Signature 04: mscorlib
Problem Signature 05: 188.8.131.52
Problem Signature 06: 4536f11f
Problem Signature 07: ee0
Problem Signature 08: 7
Problem Signature 09: N3CTRYE2KN3C34SGL4ZQYRBFTE4M13NB
OS Version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
I also constantly have the following message on my desktop for Media Center reciever service
Problem Event Name: BEX
Application Name: ehRecvr.exe
Application Version: 6.0.6000.16386
Application Timestamp: 4549b54f
Fault Module Name: StackHash_d50b
Fault Module Version: 0.0.0.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 00000000
Exception Offset: 00e6321f
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Data: 00000008
Additional Information 1: d50b
Additional Information 2: 8ba655cf5b21773ddd3912555aabb2b9
Additional Information 3: b253
Additional Information 4: 6e6588d4f0494147fdaa4c5ea2d7f6cf
I know my TV tuner is working because the software that came with the tuner works fine. Its just a issue with Media Center.
Hi Tiger_skin - Do these errors end up creating any log files named ehshell.crash and/or ehrecvr.log anywhere on your system? If so, what are the messages displayed there? Also, do you see any more useful error information in the event logs on your system?
It might help to try to repair Media Center files on your system by using the steps listed at http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/archive/2007/03/16/how-to-repair-media-center-files-and-registry-entries-on-windows-vista.aspx.
It might also help to post a question at one of the following locations to see if anyone there can help suggest any possible solutions:
Yes i have an event log on the desktop.
This is the one i get for when MC crashes
Log Name: Media Center
Source: Media Center Guide
Date: 12/10/2007 7:38:44 PM
Event ID: 0
Task Category: None
Event Info: ERROR: SqmApiWrapper.TimerRecord failed; Win32 GetLastError returned 10000105
Object Name: Media Center Guide
<Provider Name="Media Center Guide" />
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2007-12-10T19:38:44.000Z" />
<Data>Event Info: ERROR: SqmApiWrapper.TimerRecord failed; Win32 GetLastError returned 10000105
Thank you for your quick response and i will try the suggestions you make when i get home later tonight. Thanks
Hi tiger_skin - I'm afraid I don't now enough about the details of Media Center guide functionality to be able to accurately diagnose why this crash is happening. I'd suggest posting this exact error information on one of the forums that I linked to in my previous comment. Hopefully someone there will be able to suggest some possible workarounds.