Well, I guess it's my fault for not reading all the fine print... I stopped when I read on the side of the box that EMC 9 was compatible with Windows 2000, and did not proceed to the tiny footnote at the bottom of the box that said CinePlayer doesn't work with Win2K.
I've been a long-time EMC user, through lots of versions, and just upgraded to EMC 9 from EMC 8. When I say "upgrade," I mean that I totally removed EMC 8 before installing EMC 9, rather than upgrading "in place."
Unfortunately, I now find that I no longer have CinePlayer. I wish that Roxio included both the older and newer versions of CinePlayer in the EMC 9 distribution, so the many people still running Win2K could choose to fall back to it during installation. In any case, that didn't happen, so what are my options? Can I install the older version of CinePlayer from my EMC 8 discs? I wouldn't actually run the full EMC installer, but would instead try to directly install just CinePlayer. Is this possible?
Well, I can answer my last question: No, it is not possible to install just CinePlayer directly from the EMC 8 discs by running the .\CINEPLAYER_23\CP.MSI installer. It throws an error saying "Please run Setup.exe."
I don't want to run the full EMC installation because it'll likely screw up my EMC 9 installation. So, can I download an installable, Win2K-compatible version of CinePlayer from Roxio/Sonic -- without paying any more money, thank you very much? Is my only alternative completely removing EMC 9, reinstalling 8, and then upgrading in place over 8 to 9?