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Windows 7 – Decoder Error

Got this error when attempting to record and play videos with Windows Media Center on Windows 7 Beta of "The video decoder has either malfunctioned or is not installed. Restart Windows Media Center or the computer”.

After some initial investigation it seems by simply putting my clock back in time and re-loading Windows Media Center fixed the problem. It’s possible a component, possibly the decoder shipped with the beta of Windows 7 has expired. Correct me if im wrong. Thanks! Not!

So if you get this error, first try putting your clock back.

Also, I have added a new category of Windows Media Center and filed this in here.

Greg Olsen
Yellow Duck Guy

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Categories: Windows Media Center
  1. Greg
    April 5, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    More info has streamed from my posting here: http://www.nerdydork.com/windows-7-media-center-decoder-error.html

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