Maybe its been fixed in the RTM, but on my HTPC I'm running Windows 7 RC. I've installed some visualizations, and they work fine in Windows Media Player, but they're not showing up as options in Windows Media Center.

Things I've done so far:

  • I've gone into the settings (inside WMC) to make sure they were checked as available (they're no there to check...)
  • I've gone in the advanced settings in WMP to make sure there wasn't an error buried somewhere.
  • I've rebooted a couple of times
  • I've checked the drive to make sure the *.dll was in the right folder (it is as far as I can tell)
  • I am as up-to-date on Windows Updates as I can get
  • I've got the most current drivers for my video card

Any ideas on how to fix this?


I should have mentioned that I'm using Windows 7 x64.

  • Great... further Google searches show my question as the top result. :; – AnonJr Oct 20 '09 at 14:49

Have you installed any fancy visualizations products?

If yes, uninstalling them might improve the situation, as some products break visualizations for WMC even if they do still work for WMP.

  • If your talking about visualizations <i>packs</i>, just ones provided and signed by Microsoft... – AnonJr Oct 9 '09 at 21:05

It seems the visualizations were designed for a 32-bit media player (which is the default edition of WMP) - they do not work in the 64-bit WMP or WMC - and it seems the only version of Media Center that ships with 7 x64 is 64-bit.

That is why they were working in WMP and not WMC.

I'm stuck until more people start shipping 64 bit visualizations...

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