Windows 8: Does your installation have an MS DVD Navigator?

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Do you have the MS DVD Navigator (qdvd.dll) on your Windows 8 PC

  1. Yes - Windows 8 Upgraded (XP/Vista/Windows 7)

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  2. Yes - Windows 8 Pro Upgraded (XP/Vista/Windows 7) with MediaCenter Add-On

    9.1%
  3. Yes - Windows 8 Pro Upgrade (XP/Vista/Windows 7) without MediaCenter Add-On

    27.3%
  4. Yes - Windows 8 Enterprise Upgrade (XP/Vista/Windows 7) with MediaCenter Add-On

    9.1%
  5. Yes - Windows 8 Enterprise Upgrade (XP/Vista/Windows 7) without MediaCenter Add-On

    27.3%
  6. Yes - Windows 8 clean install

    9.1%
  7. Yes - Windows 8 Pro clean install with MediaCenter Add-On

    36.4%
  8. Yes - Windows 8 Pro clean install without MediaCenter Add-On

    45.5%
  9. Yes - Windows 8 Enterprise clean install with MediaCenter Add-On

    9.1%
  10. Yes - Windows 8 Enterprise clean install without MediaCenter Add-On

    27.3%
  11. Yes - Windows 8 install not mentioned here (please reply with details)

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  1. mbuzina
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    As the communication from Microsoft is not very clear at the moment, it would be nice if the users of MediaPortal could help out and clear something.

    MS states that Windows 8 will not have DVD playback out of the box. This might mean that there is no DVD Navigator filter on these installs or it might mean that there is no default mpeg2 decoder. If the first case is true, MP might not play DVDs on that copy of Windows 8 without any additional software. The latter should not be an issue as MP ships the LAV filters which contain an mpeg2 decoder.

    Up to now I have not (yet) heard of a PC with Windows 8 that misses the DVD Navigator, but we need to be sure. So please answer the following question if you have a windows 8 PC.

    Thanks!


     
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    i needed to install the mce update/addon, without no dvdnavigator was working/existing ( in mp config, one dvdnavigator was visible, but not working) Clean install windows 8 pro
     
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    It is interesting with this issue. First 2 months ago I saw this problem with upgraded from win7 and clean install both - no navigtor in MP. Have read lot of sites and got back to find qdvd.dll in both my installations. They were there with no question. I tried to copy from win7 system - same result. The don't rememeber exactly what made situation different (my guess is LAV with DVD support) and now I see all dvds working fine. So I would bet that it is mpeg2 codec question, not navigator.
     
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    Thanks for the info. Did you check for the file (qdvd.dll) before getting MCE?
     
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    I do not have MCE. That is the main thing ;)
     
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    @Arturas1976: To get it straight: you did not have qdvd.dll upon upgrade (from where?) and upon clean install at first. Than later you had it and you are not sure what installed it, right?
     
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    No no, I always have had qdvd.dll in the system!! Win8Ent has it by default. My upgrade was done from win7 x86. I have two systems.
     
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    Sounds like MPEG2 codec, since LAV doesn't have any DVD navigator.
     
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    Yes, i have see the same with old LAV version (LAV Video) now all is good :) (i mean recent/latest LAV Version)
     
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    The DVD Navigator exists in ALL Win8 Versions.

    Doesn't matter if you installed Media Center Add On or not. There is just no DVD Player Software included using these components. But all the stuff is present on the system as it was in Win7.

    Might be that some of the filters are not automatically registered though (haven't checked that). But even the mpeg filters are present on the system itself on any of my MSDN versions.

    Rule of thumb: It works on Enterprise = It works everywhere. As the Enterprise version isn't officially capable of adding the Media Center (at least last time I checked).

    This was already discussed in various threads as soon as the MSDN release came out... Win8 just doesn't come with a DVD Player Application out of the box. That's all. The required components are still on the system.

    This is because MS doesn't want to break other software as it seems - especially after the unfounded huge press shit-storm.

    So the included everything minus the application (that is officially discontinued as the project team was dismantled) which they then offerred as a free add on for sometime before it costs money. Uuntil then everybody should have figured it out that the thing is a no issue.

    If something is broken in MP on Win8 in regards to DVD playback it's not because of missing some"system components" compared to Win7.
     
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