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Medion TV-Tunercard doesn't work with Media Center

  1. #1


    deeppurple1998 Guest

    Medion TV-Tunercard doesn't work with Media Center

    My Medion TV-Tunercard ( Medion TV-Tuner 7134 MK2/3 + Medion (7134) WDM
    Video Capture ) doesn't work with Media Center.
    Thanks in advance for a solution !

    deeppurple1998


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  2. #2


    Peter M Guest

    Re: Medion TV-Tunercard doesn't work with Media Center

    MCE requires a hardware mpeg2 encoder. If your card use a software enconder
    it will never work under MCE.

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    "deeppurple1998" <deeppurple1998@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:15C4B4B5-0252-474A-8AA5-2AA924E8708E@microsoft.com...
    > My Medion TV-Tunercard ( Medion TV-Tuner 7134 MK2/3 + Medion (7134) WDM
    > Video Capture ) doesn't work with Media Center.
    > Thanks in advance for a solution !
    >
    > deeppurple1998



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Christopher L. Estep Guest

    Re: Medion TV-Tunercard doesn't work with Media Center


    "Peter M" <pmcneil1@cogeco.ca> wrote in message
    news:u1Ei6sGrGHA.1552@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > MCE requires a hardware mpeg2 encoder. If your card use a software
    > enconder it will never work under MCE.


    Flatly untrue.

    The ATI HDTV Wonder (and ATI All-In-Wonder series) all use software MPEG2
    encoding, and all are supported in MCE 2005 (additionally, the HDTV Wonder
    is supported *standalone* since Vista 5456). MCE 2002/2004 *did* require
    hardware MPEG-2 support, but that isn't true of either MCE 2005 *or* Vista.

    Christopher L. Estep



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    JW Guest

    Re: Medion TV-Tunercard doesn't work with Media Center

    You have it backwords
    All HDTV tuner cards need no encoder since the digital ATSC broadcasts are
    already encoded.
    ATI introduced a software encoder with MCE 2004 for its AIW N TSC tuner
    cards which was approved by Microsoft as long as a HT or dual CPU system was
    used due to the high CPU utilization required for software encoding.
    With the introduction of multiple tuner support by MS with the introduction
    of MCE2005 MS would no longer approved software encoders in order for a
    vendor to qualify their cards for the MCE2005 logo program. ATI of course
    supports this implementation on their own.
    In early summer of 2005 ATI upgraded the software encoder that worked with
    MCE 2004 so it would work with MCE 2005 and provided it to AIW card
    purcharsers as part of the ATI MMC media center application. AFAIK ATI has
    not upgraded this software encoder again for VISTA so that it can be used
    with AIW cards or with the NTSC tuner on the HDTV tuner card.
    Since Vista does not require an NTSC tuner card in order for a ATSC tuner
    card to be used the ATSC tuner side of the HDTV wonder should work fine with
    vista since as I stated before all ATSC video is already encoded so no
    encoding hardware or software is required.

    "Christopher L. Estep" <pghammer21@comcast.net> wrote in message
    news84112FA-4508-4928-9FD3-3BE70AACDCDA@microsoft.com...
    >
    > "Peter M" <pmcneil1@cogeco.ca> wrote in message
    > news:u1Ei6sGrGHA.1552@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> MCE requires a hardware mpeg2 encoder. If your card use a software
    >> enconder it will never work under MCE.

    >
    > Flatly untrue.
    >
    > The ATI HDTV Wonder (and ATI All-In-Wonder series) all use software MPEG2
    > encoding, and all are supported in MCE 2005 (additionally, the HDTV Wonder
    > is supported *standalone* since Vista 5456). MCE 2002/2004 *did* require
    > hardware MPEG-2 support, but that isn't true of either MCE 2005 *or*
    > Vista.
    >
    > Christopher L. Estep
    >
    >




      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    tdba Guest

    RE: Medion TV-Tunercard doesn't work with Media Center



    "deeppurple1998" wrote:

    > My Medion TV-Tunercard ( Medion TV-Tuner 7134 MK2/3 + Medion (7134) WDM
    > Video Capture ) doesn't work with Media Center.
    > Thanks in advance for a solution !
    >
    > deeppurple1998
    >
    >


    Hello deeppurple1998,

    I managed to get Vista MCE working on my Medion 8800 with exactly the same
    Tuner as yours. You have to install the MCE Software decoder, from Cyberlink,
    and then everything works fine. Just google for MCE Software decoder and
    Medion and you'll find what you're looking for.


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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