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#1 Voltron

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 01:48 PM

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Recently, I rebuilt my system and reinstalled EMC 9.0/9.1.  In an attempt to cleanup some unnecessary Roxio-based services, after the installation of EMC 9.1, I removed both "Media Manager Services" (as listed in EMC 9.0) and "Media Manager" (as listed in EMC 9.1).  From what I could tell, this was the application that "watches" our hard drives for media files, which I do not want.  However, in removing these services, the Sonic CinePlayer Decoder Pack was also removed.  Now, I am unable to play DVDs, via Windows Media Player.  How can I reinstall the Sonic CinePlayer Decoder Pack, without uninstalling/reinstalling the entire EMC 9.x suite?  Additionally, my preference would be not to install Sonic's CinePlayer, as I would prefer to simply use Windows Media Player to play my DVDs.  Thank you, in advance, for everyone's input.  I look forward to your responses.

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 01:57 PM

View PostVoltron, on 21 April 2011 - 01:48 PM, said:

Hello:



Recently, I rebuilt my system and reinstalled EMC 9.0/9.1.  In an attempt to cleanup some unnecessary Roxio-based services, after the installation of EMC 9.1, I removed both "Media Manager Services" (as listed in EMC 9.0) and "Media Manager" (as listed in EMC 9.1).  From what I could tell, this was the application that "watches" our hard drives for media files, which I do not want.  However, in removing these services, the Sonic CinePlayer Decoder Pack was also removed.  Now, I am unable to play DVDs, via Windows Media Player.  How can I reinstall the Sonic CinePlayer Decoder Pack, without uninstalling/reinstalling the entire EMC 9.x suite?  Additionally, my preference would be not to install Sonic's CinePlayer, as I would prefer to simply use Windows Media Player to play my DVDs.  Thank you, in advance, for everyone's input.  I look forward to your responses.

Reinstall the Decoder Pack, and see what happens.  You don't need EMC 9 installed, if you have the Decoder Pack download.

BTW, you didn't need to remove Media Manager to stop it from watching your hard drives.  You only needed to go into the options, in Media Manager, and have it stop watching folders.  Do you use EMC 9/9.1 for anything?

Edited by grandpabruce, 21 April 2011 - 02:02 PM.

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 02:03 PM

Hello, grandpabruce:

Thank you for your very quick response.  How, exactly, do I go about reinstalling the Decoder Pack?  I have the Microsoft .msi installer file, both from EMC 9.0 and from EMC 9.1; however, whenever I attempt to install either one of these, I receive a message box requesting me to run "setup.exe."  There does not appear to be an associated setup.exe file for this particular installation.  And, going through the EMC 9.1 "modify" installer option, via the Add/Remove Windows XP applet, does not, intuitively, indicate where I can select to reinstall the Decoder Pack.  So, what are the specific steps necessary to reinstall the Decoder Pack?  

I apologize for my ignorance, if I am missing something, here.  Thanks, again, for everyone's assistance.

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 02:08 PM

View PostVoltron, on 21 April 2011 - 02:03 PM, said:

Hello, grandpabruce:

Thank you for your very quick response.  How, exactly, do I go about reinstalling the Decoder Pack?  I have the Microsoft .msi installer file, both from EMC 9.0 and from EMC 9.1; however, whenever I attempt to install either one of these, I receive a message box requesting me to run "setup.exe."  There does not appear to be an associated setup.exe file for this particular installation.  And, going through the EMC 9.1 "modify" installer option, via the Add/Remove Windows XP applet, does not, intuitively, indicate where I can select to reinstall the Decoder Pack.  So, what are the specific steps necessary to reinstall the Decoder Pack?  

I apologize for my ignorance, if I am missing something, here.  Thanks, again, for everyone's assistance.

My response was based on you having the separate Decoder Pack, which is $14.99.  You can see it, here:

http://www.roxio.com...rs/default.html
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Posted 21 April 2011 - 02:23 PM

For clarification, I am speaking of reinstalling the Sonic CinePlayer Decoder Pack that comes within the EMC 9.0/9.1 Retail Suite (note Deluxe Edition), not the separate, retail version of the Decoder Pack.  I have the actual CPDECPACK.msi installer files from both EMC 9.0 and EMC 9.1 (believe to be Version 4.2.0); but, as I indicated, I cannot get them to work.  I hope this helps to clarify my situation.  Thanks.

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 02:40 PM

View PostVoltron, on 21 April 2011 - 02:23 PM, said:

For clarification, I am speaking of reinstalling the Sonic CinePlayer Decoder Pack that comes within the EMC 9.0/9.1 Retail Suite (note Deluxe Edition), not the separate, retail version of the Decoder Pack.  I have the actual CPDECPACK.msi installer files from both EMC 9.0 and EMC 9.1 (believe to be Version 4.2.0); but, as I indicated, I cannot get them to work.  I hope this helps to clarify my situation.  Thanks.

It appears that you have no use for the EMC 9/9.1 software, so you can either reinstall the software, do a repair of the software, through Add/Remove Programs, and do what I said to do in Post #2, or you can uninstall the software and purchase the Decoder Pack, shown in the link that I posted in Post #4.

It would appear that what you have tried to do, isn't going to work.
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Posted 21 April 2011 - 07:02 PM

View Postgrandpabruce, on 21 April 2011 - 02:40 PM, said:

It appears that you have no use for the EMC 9/9.1 software, so you can either reinstall the software, do a repair of the software, through Add/Remove Programs, and do what I said to do in Post #2, or you can uninstall the software and purchase the Decoder Pack, shown in the link that I posted in Post #4.

It would appear that what you have tried to do, isn't going to work.

Actually, I do use EMC 9.0/9.1 fairly often, mostly to create CDs/DVDs; however, I did not want the additional services of RoxWatchTray9.exe, RoxWatch9.exe, etc., running, taking up valuable memory resources, on an older system.  So, as I recall from a procedure I conducted a few days ago, the Decoder Pack was uninstalled, as I was attempting to remove the "Media Manager Services" and "Media Manager" applications that make up EMC 9.0/9.1.  So, I do wish to keep EMC 9.1, but, I do want the CPDECPACK.msi reinstalled, without having to uninstall and reinstall EMC 9.x.  It appears to be reasonable that one would expect that if I have this installer, I should be able to install the Decoder Pack, into an already existing and successful installation of EMC 9.x.  In other words, I am trying to make life more simple, if possible, in addition, trying not to put my system through another EMC 9.x uninstall/reinstall.  So, I was wondering if others have been successful in reinstalling the CPDECPACK.msi or Decoder Pack, without removing the entire EMC 9.x suite.  And, I was curious to check with others, regarding my issues in attempting to reinstall the Decoder Pack.  Moreover, I am curious to know what I am doing wrong, if anything, that may be causing this installer not to function, as one would expect.  And, if possible, what I could do, short of an uninstall/reinstall, to reinstall the Decoder Pack.

Again, thanks for any assistance.

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Posted 22 April 2011 - 01:41 AM

If everything else works right. and you don't want to do a reinstall to fix what was broken,  download the FREE "VLC"  player from Cnet.com.  It will play everything except blu-ray and AVCHD or you can do what grandpa Bruce talked about.. Sometimes it is best not to delete stuff if one doesn't know what it is tied to.  As he said, you could have just turned it off.  I'm not sure what caused the issue.  Have you updated or added anyhting new to your computer - perhaps changed or upgraded your anti-virus?  Do you use a registry cleaner.?  The more aggressive ones, if not set to ignore Sonic and Roxio entries, could have also caused the problem.


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Posted 22 April 2011 - 05:38 AM

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I have the Microsoft .msi installer file, both from EMC 9.0 and from EMC 9.1; however, whenever I attempt to install either one of these, I receive a message box requesting me to run "setup.exe." There does not appear to be an associated setup.exe file for this particular installation. And, going through the EMC 9.1 "modify" installer option, via the Add/Remove Windows XP applet, does not, intuitively, indicate where I can select to reinstall the Decoder Pack. So, what are the specific steps necessary to reinstall the Decoder Pack?


I think your confusing Sonic's CinePlayer and  what your calling CPDECPACK.msi or Decoder Pack.

No matter what you call it "Sonic's CinePlayer  CPDECPACK.msi or Decoder Pack"
where did they come from the Easy Media Creator 9.0 disc or download?

If so they are part of the EMC9 Suite and not what is known/sold as the stand alone Decoder Pack that allows you to watch DVD's with WMP, independent of having CinePlayer installed.

EMC 9 has a repair function, if you run it and point it to your disc or download it should restore the Suite to what it was from the disc or download. Any updates downloads or Service Packs will have to be reapplied.

If your running Windows XP there is no need for the 9.1 update.

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This Easy Media Creator 9.1 update does not offer any new features except for Windows Vista Certification. While the update will work with Windows XP and Windows 2000, it is not a mandatory update. All programs except CinePlayer are supported on Windows 2000.

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    * Do NOT uninstall your previous version. The updater will do this for you. The update will replace your installed copy of Creator 9 with Creator 9.1 (or Creator Deluxe Suite 9.1). The update is required to find your previous, compatible version to update.
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Posted 05 May 2011 - 03:11 PM

I want to thank everyone for their assistance and information.  To clarify, I am running a purchased, downloaded (from Roxio) version of EMC 9.0 (upgraded to EMC 9.1).  My intention on removing or uninstalling CinePlayer, the decoder, etc. was to remove some of the many services that installing EMC 9.x loads onto my system, i.e., RoxWatchTray9.exe, RoxWatch9.exe, RoxSniffer9.exe, etc.  After uninstalling "Media Manager" (from 9.1) and "Media Manager Services" (from 9.0), some, if not all of these services are still present, even though I had, previously, disabled all of the "Watched Files" options, as I have zero desire of having the application "watch" for additions, modifications, etc. of media files on my system.  

So, here is my question:  My Roxio EMC 9.1 installation is working well; however, I want to reinstall the CinePlayer and the CinePlayer Decoder Pack.  Preferably, I would prefer to ONLY install thte Decoder Pack, as I prefer to watch DVDs in Windows Media Player; but, it appears that with EMC 9.x, I either have to have CinePlayer installed, with its decoders or not be able to use such MPEG-2 decoders, since I have not purchased the stand-alone Decoder Pack.  Am I correct in this assumption?  I would appreciate a clarification on this point.  

Therefore, unless someone can point me in a different direction, I plan to use the Roxio's "Add/Remove Programs" applet and the "Modify" function to re-install whatever I need to reinstall the Sonic CinePlayer application (and the Sonic Decoder Pack).  My question is this:  What, specifically, should I select to install, under the "Modify" installer option, to reinstall the Sonic CinePlayer application and/or the Sonic Decoder Pack?  When I attempted this, earlier, I did not see anything that mentioned either CinePlayer or the Decoder Pack as installation options.  All I remember seeing was the option to reinstall "Media Manager" (under EMC 9.1) or "Media Manager Services" (under EMC 9.0).  Again, while I would prefer not to install any "Media Manager" applications, I will, if it gets me that MPEG-2 decoder, again, unless someone can point me in a different direction.  I will, as before, simply disable these services, via the interface.

Once again, I appreciate everyone's help and assistance and thank you, too, sknis, for the recommendation of the "VLC Media Player."  I like the looks of this application and will probably use it in the future.

Edited by Voltron, 05 May 2011 - 03:12 PM.





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