Windows 7 Media Center Decoder Error

So for the past couple of weeks, I haven’t been able to watch TV on my install of Windows 7 beta. I though perhaps it was because I had installed some codecs when I was playing with VirtualDub because I got this error:


The video decoder is not working, is not installed, or is not supported. Try installing the codec or restarting your computer. For more information about codecs, see Windows Help.

So I crawled around the Internet a bit and found this post. What? The error was very similar, but not quite the same, but I thought I’d would try the recommended solution of setting my system clock back.

Go figure, it worked! This is stupid though because what good is it going to do me with my system clock set back? The Guide is based on your system clock, so obviously the channel listings are not going to be right.

Well, I’m certainly glad I didn’t update my media center pc to Windows 7! If anyone has a solution to get this working properly, I’d love to know!


I found a solution to my problem here.