XP Media Center 'Decoder in Use'
Posted on 2009-04-26
I had to reinstall XP a few days ago because the system was so bogged down. It's taken a while but now I have the audio and video working. My latest problem is an error I get in Media center when trying to play live tv. I can watch DVD's or recorded tv with no problems, but when I try to watch live tv I get this error:
'Decoder In Use
The video decoder is currently in use by another application.
Please close all other applications, restart Media Center, and then try again.'
When I run the Windows XP Video Decoder Checkup Utility, I have two decoders. CyberLink Video/SP Decoder is MCE Compatible, Sonic MPEG Video Decoder is not. I didn't install the Sonic decoder so I'm not sure what is using it, and can't seem to find an update for it. I'm not sure if it's even causing the Media Center error.