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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?

 

Thanks,

 

Scott

 

 

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?

 

Thanks,

 

Scott

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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?

 

Thanks,

 

Scott

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?

 

Thanks,

 

Scott

 

I thought the Cineplayer from EMC 8 could be installed by itself, but unfortunately, you found out it could not. I don't have a solution for you.

 

You do not install EMC 9 over EMC 8, so that won't work for you.

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Sorry I'm just responding now, but thanks very much for your reply.

 

Very frustrating. I tried a combination of things, none of which worked:

  1. Installing EMC9 over EMC 8, hoping to keep the EMC 8 version of CinePlayer. Didn't work, because EMC 9 refused to install anything at all when EMC 8 was present.
  2. Installing EMC 9, and then installing just the CinePlayer bits from EMC 8. As indicated in my previous message, this didn't work at all.

Worse, when I tried rolling back to EMC 8 -- that is, completely removing EMC 9 and reinstalling EMC 8 -- the EMC 9 uninstall was not clean (though it appeared to complete successfully, and I received no error messages). The EMC 9 uninstall left a gazillion Registry entries that interfered with the subsequent EMC 8 installation and program operation. I spent hours cleaning out the Registry by hand. What a pain in the kishkes... I've since ripped out all Roxio stuff on this machine and installed Nero 7.5. Grrrhh.

 

Thanks again for your help.

 

Scott

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Sorry I'm just responding now, but thanks very much for your reply.

 

Very frustrating. I tried a combination of things, none of which worked:

  1. Installing EMC9 over EMC 8, hoping to keep the EMC 8 version of CinePlayer. Didn't work, because EMC 9 refused to install anything at all when EMC 8 was present.
  2. Installing EMC 9, and then installing just the CinePlayer bits from EMC 8. As indicated in my previous message, this didn't work at all.

Worse, when I tried rolling back to EMC 8 -- that is, completely removing EMC 9 and reinstalling EMC 8 -- the EMC 9 uninstall was not clean (though it appeared to complete successfully, and I received no error messages). The EMC 9 uninstall left a gazillion Registry entries that interfered with the subsequent EMC 8 installation and program operation. I spent hours cleaning out the Registry by hand. What a pain in the kishkes... I've since ripped out all Roxio stuff on this machine and installed Nero 7.5. Grrrhh.

 

Thanks again for your help.

 

Scott

 

You are welcome, and sorry it did not work out for you.

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