ABC:Changes are coming January 6.

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Starting January 6th, exclusive access to ABC episodes within one week of air will be available to subscribers of the below participating TV service providers.

  • AT&T U-verse
  • Cablevision Optimum
  • Charter
  • Comcast XFINITY
  • Cox Communications
  • Google Fiber
  • Midcontinent
  • Verizon FiOS

If you subscribe to any of these participating TV providers, verify your account with a username and password by following the on-screen prompts on WATCHABC.com or in the WATCH ABC app. If you don’t have a username and password, contact your TV provider customer service department for help.

If your provider is not listed, we’re working to add more. In the meantime, you have a few options:

  • Check your TV provider’s video on-demand offering. Most offer next day viewing.
  • You can access episodes on WATCHABC.com and the WATCH ABC app a week after they air.
  • New episodes are also available with a subscription to Hulu Plus, or for purchase on iTunes and Amazon Instant Video.

Still have questions? Click here for a detailed FAQ.

Source: ABC

Program Information is Incorrect in Windows Media Center

Problem:

I’m having a problem obtaining the correct program information from the Windows Media Center guide.  Setup properly identifies my tuner (Hauppauge 2250) and my cable provider . After it downloads the latest guide listings, the channels are all there and labeled correctly.  However, the particular program information is almost entirely incorrect. Rerunning set up doesn’t fix the problem.

Resolution:

During set up installation make sure you are providing the right zip/PIN code.

Your clock is showing the correct timing.

You are located in the correct time zone.

 

Can’t Add Windows Media Center “Adding features something went wrong …” in Windows 8.1

Problem:

I am running on Windows 8.1 Pro.I have been trying to add  Windows Media Center but getting “Adding features  something went wrong…” error.How to fix?

Resolution:

Go through the following to find out the error.

%localappdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Anytime Upgrade\Upgrade.log

Resolution Changes in Windows Media Center

Problem:

I am using Windows 8.1 Pro with Windows Media Center.My computer is connected to Sony Bravia HDTV.I have noticed that if Windows Media Center is running in Full Screen Mode, the full screen output is resized to

1024 X 768 but not sized back to the proper resolution of 1920 X 1080.How to fix?

Resolution:

A few things you could try:

1]update your graphic card driver.Visit the website of the graphic card manufacturer to download and install the latest driver.

2]Open Windows Media Center > Tasks > Settings > General > Windows Media Center Setup > Configure your TV or monitor
Here you change the resolution to 1080p.

3]Buy Gefen HDMI Detective Plus-it solves this problem by ensuring that the HDMI source receives a correct EDID signal at all times.

No Windows Media Center Extender Support In XBOX One

Xbox 360 can be used as Windows Media Center extender but most unfortunately this very functionality will not be supported for the upcoming Xbox One console.

Here is one of the questions published in Ask Microsoft Anything About Xbox One

Will Xbox One work as a Windows Media Center Extender? For those that use a PC with TV tuner to record and watch TV, we use the 360 as an extender to stream this content to TVs. Will this continue with Xbox One?

WHITTEN: Xbox One isn’t a native Media Center Extender. We’ll continue to work to enable more ways for everyone to get the television they want over the life of the program.

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Songs Do Not Appear In Windows Media Center

Problem:-

I have  copied over 10,000 songs into My Music folder.  None of these songs will show up in Windows Media Center.How to fix?

Why it’s happening?

It may happen if Windows Media Player library  got corrupted.Remember,Windows Media Center uses Windows Media Player’s library.

Resolution:-

1. Exit Windows Media Center
2. In the  Start Search type %LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Media Player, and then click OK.
3. Select all the files in the folder, and then click Delete on the File menu.
Note: You do not have to delete the folders that are in this folder.
4. Restart Windows Media Player or, Windows Media Center.

Note Windows Media Player automatically rebuilds the database.And songs will appear in Windows Media Center also.

If this does not resolve the problem, We need to clear the Windows Media Player database cache files.
1 In the  Start Search type %LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft, and then click OK.
2. Select the Media Player folder, and then click Delete on the File menu.
3.Restart Windows Media Player or,Windows Media Center to check the issue.

Workaround to fix new profile issue of Netflix in Windows Media Center

On 1st August,Netflix launched profile support-“Netflix members can create a separate “profile” for each member of their household, who will each see a uniquely personalized experience based upon their individual watching habits, their personal favorite shows, and favorite genres, all driven by Netflix recommendation technology. Each account can have up to five profiles…”

When users try this on Windows Media Center they experience the following error message:-

Neither Microsoft nor Netflix seem to want to claim responsibility for it.

A workaround to fix this issue:-

“If all of the profiles except for the main one, which can’t be deleted, are removed then Windows Media Center will work the way it did before. You could call this a solution if the Netflix Windows Media Center plugin is the only way you consume Netflix, but if you’re looking to use the new profile support across multiple devices you’re still stuck.”

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Remember in Windows 8.1 the whole thing is still in the dark-may be as it’s a preview build.