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Windows Media Encoder doesn't work at home, does at work

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by pixelsurge, Jun 10, 2007.

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  1. pixelsurge

    pixelsurge Thread Starter

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    I cannot get Windows Media Encoder 9 to work at all at home, but I have no problems with it at work, so I know I'm not trying to do something with it that it can't handle.

    At home, every time I try to convert either an AVI or a VOB to WMV, either using the wizard or the custom settings, it lets me get through it all and then, when it starts trying to encode, it throws up the message:
    "Windows Media Encoder has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience. ..."

    It never gives me any more information than this, just crashes and closes. I've tried repairing it through the control panel, as well as completely uninstalling it and reinstalling it, but it hasn't helped.

    At home I'm running Windows XP Media Center. At work, where I've never had it crash, I'm running Windows XP Professional. Is there something in Media Center that causes it to crash? Is there any patch I can download or thing I can do to get it to work on my home computer?

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. nekolux

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    I'm currently having the same problem . I open the .vob file set the output folder , settings etc etc . just as it was about to start converting , WME just stops and crashes . I use windows xp home edition so if your company's xp professional can make it work im thinking it is something in the professional edition which allows it to work not something in our edition that doesnt allow it to work. Are there any alternatives for encoding a video? i dont have much cash right now so i was hoping i might find some freeware alternatives . thanks
     
  3. pixelsurge

    pixelsurge Thread Starter

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    Can anyone confirm that Windows Media Encoder just doesn't work on Windows XP Media Center? I find that hard to believe that it wouldn't work at all on one of their current operating systems. Have some bugs, sure, but not work at all?

    Is anyone using WME on Media Center successfully?

    Thanks,
    Zoe
     
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