Okay, I'm sick of cable (that's a topic all of its own) so I decided to figure out what my options are. I purchased a single episode of something on Amazon instant video. After installing "unbox" - the amazon video player/downloader - I downloaded my video. The videos will show up in Media Center which is great for my HTPC setup, getting me one step closer to ditching cable. Here's my Problem:
The video (wmv) will play in unbox, will play in media player, but will not play in media center UNLESS (and here is something that is going to destroy your brain and make you hate Microsoft's awful OS if you don't already) I start the video elsewhere and then play it in MCE. Yes, that's right. If I launch the video in Unbox or in Media Center I can then launch it just fine in MCE. I can close those other programs and it will still run fine. I simply can't start it in MCE unless it's already playing somewhere, I get "Windows cannot play the video."
Edited, Sep 24th 2013 10:52pm by Kaolian Lock Thread: spammer target