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Windows 8 4 years 10 months ago #888

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Will the amulet remote work with windows 8 media center?
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Re: Windows 8 4 years 10 months ago #891

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Hi,

Cjenkins wrote:
Will the amulet remote work with windows 8 media center?

At the moment, it should work okay on Windows 8 32-bit (though currently unsupported) but will almost certainly fail on Windows 8 64-bit. We're aware of a USB driver issue that is causing initialisation trouble on 64-bit platforms.

The good news is that we have been working on a fix for this, and hope to introduce a software upgrade within the next four weeks or so with full Windows 8 support.

Thanks,

Eddy
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Re: Windows 8 4 years 8 months ago #1115

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Is the fix still coming?
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Re: Windows 8 4 years 7 months ago #1170

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Yes, Windows 8 support is still due very soon. We have run into a couple of unexpected hiccups but are working through them.

Thanks for your patience!

Eddy
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Windows 8 4 years 4 months ago #1363

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That was me as a guest. I have been checking back since, at least once a month. :( Is there a ETA on the fix? Any progress on the fix? Is this still been worked on? Thank You.
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Windows 8 4 years 4 months ago #1364

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Hi,

Thanks for your patience. If you'd like to try out our current Windows 8 beta release (not yet publically announced - until now!) you can download it from here:

32-bit: files.amuletdevices.com/files/Amulet_4.0.01.msi
64-bit: files.amuletdevices.com/files/Amulet_x64_4.0.01.msi

We're interested in any feedback you may have.

Here's a short list of changes:
  • Fix: Running Scanner from a Custom command using RUNBACK no longer causes an exception
  • Fix: Talker's Volume slider adjustment can no longer stick at '0' on Windows 7/8
  • YouTube Search functionality has been removed, due to YouTube switching to a non-compatible
    player that Amulet can't drive remotely
  • Fix: FIND SONG no longer causes an exception with certain types of search results
  • Fix: DBGView startup now works correctly, regardless of the DebugView version
  • Fix: EPG scanner no longer causes an exception on systems with TV enabled but no channels
  • Fix: SHOW <genre> FILMS now correctly goes to the MyMovies movies page when appropriate;
    previously, only SHOW <genre> MOVIES did this.
  • Fix: Movies or TV shows with parenthesis immediately after the word 'the' no longer cause
    an exception
  • Fix: Assorted 64-bit issues that were causing launch issues on Windows 8
  • Fix: '&' in movie titles no longer causes speech recognition issues
  • Fix: Disabling MonitorTV setting in Amulet.ini no longer disables nightly media scan
  • Fix: Amulet.Scanner and Amulet.Monitor now run correctly on Windows 8
  • Fix: Amulet plug-in no longer tries to read MyMovies genre names when MyMovies is not
    installed (was generating a benign exception)
  • New: Settings TV Guide page now allows monitoring of TV recordings to be turned off (can
    reduce incidence of 0x046B failures on systems with a lot of TV activity)
  • New: configurable setting MyMoviesPlayAction controls how playback of MyMovies
    titles is achieved. The default is MyMoviesPlayer, which uses the MyMovies internal
    webservice to launch playback of selected titles; if this fails (e.g. due to
    insufficient account credits), then playback is automatically started with the
    Amulet player instead. Selecting MyMoviesDetails will launch the MyMovies app
    with the selected movie's information displayed - you can then say OK if you want
    to go ahead and play the movie. AmuletPlayer always uses the built-in Amulet player,
    which can be a little faster if you use MyMovies but do not have 2500 points on your
    account (i.e. the MyMovies player will always fail). Note that the Amulet player does
    not natively support Blu-ray or HD-DVD content.
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Windows 8 4 years 4 months ago #1365

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Thanks. I noticed your reply a few minutes after you posted it. I didn't get a chance to try it until now. I am getting an error before I can even install it. This image is hidden for guests. Please log in or register to see it.
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Windows 8 4 years 4 months ago #1366

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Thanks for the feedback. After investigation, this message is slightly misleading in the context of Windows 8. It displays when you're running on a version older than Windows 7 OR if you're running on a system without Media Center installed (e.g. Windows 7 Home Basic). We'll look at changing the message to be more descriptive for these two different cases.

In your case, I'd guess Windows Media Center hasn't been installed on your Windows 8 system - the Amulet installer is checking for C:\Windows\eHome\RegisterMCEApp.exe to see if Media Center is available.

Windows 8 doesn't include Media Center as standard - it has to be installed as an additional feature via Add Features. This is cheap if you're running Windows 8 Professional, or expensive if you're on Windows 8 Basic (since you need to update to Professional first). There was some speculation that the forthcoming Windows 8.1 release would re-integrate Windows Media Center, but this now appears to be incorrect.

Microsoft's website has more info at windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/feature-packs

Now, if you do have Media Center installed already, and you're still seeing this error message, that's particularly interesting to me - let us know!

Thanks,

Eddy
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Windows 8 4 years 4 months ago #1367

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Oh lord, I am embarrassed. That's definitely it. I forgot that I haven't re-installed Media Center since my RECENT format. Thank you very much. Will try it soon.
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