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Activate Codec Error


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Feeling some frustration because of the following issues:

 

Have just reinstalled EMC 10 Suite, on my IBM with XP SP2, without installing the Roxio Content and have specific problems attempting to use MyDVD, MyDVD Express, and Plug & Burn. Each time I attempt to open these programs I recieve the following message and the programs will not open:

 

"Warning. The following codec(s) must be activated before using the application: MPEG-2. Click OK to activate, or Cancel to Abort."

 

I proceed to click OK and get the following message: "No Permission - Bad installation."

 

All other component programs appear to be working as expected, except EMC Central that stalls on close, but that may be for another forum.

 

Does the "Warning" message have anything to do with my OS (XP SP2) and/or my custom installation without the Roxio Content? Any help greatly appreciated

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1) Xp with Sp2 is OK

2) Content is all the nice things but would not stop the program from runinng correctly.

3) What version of Internet Explorer do you have installed?

 

That error is typical of one with Easy Media Creator 9 and you said that you have EMC 10.

 

My suggestion. Update your computer using this guide. Back up your system hard drive or create a restore point. Uninstall the program with thefree Revo Uninstaller in the Moderate Mode. Click to uninstall all the registry files that it finds. TURN OFF your antivirus; don't just pause it. If you have questions about it, refer to the web site for the anti-virus. Reinstall the program. Disable any and all registry cleaners (except for the one in Revo).

 

Why did you have to reinstall the program?

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1) Xp with Sp2 is OK

2) Content is all the nice things but would not stop the program from runinng correctly.

3) What version of Internet Explorer do you have installed?

 

That error is typical of one with Easy Media Creator 9 and you said that you have EMC 10.

 

My suggestion. Update your computer using this guide. Back up your system hard drive or create a restore point. Uninstall the program with thefree Revo Uninstaller in the Moderate Mode. Click to uninstall all the registry files that it finds. TURN OFF your antivirus; don't just pause it. If you have questions about it, refer to the web site for the anti-virus. Reinstall the program. Disable any and all registry cleaners (except for the one in Revo).

 

Why did you have to reinstall the program?

 

Thanks for the quick reply.

 

I have IE 8 installed.

 

I reinstalled the Suite because I was having stability / integrity problems with the modules and hoped that a cleaner install would solve the issues. For example: after Optimising my drive I was unable to launch any of the programs in the Suite. As you mentioned, it seems that I may need to do a very thorough clean uninstall to clear the Registry of any reference to the software. I had anticipated this but was not sure of how to do it properly. This Support article: Complete Uninstall of Creator 9 & 10 on Windows XP Knowledgebase Article : 000086CR offers a solution similar to what you suggest. Haven't tried this yet. I'll consider both before taking any action.

 

Your suggestion makes logical sense but adds to my growing impression that the software is much too quirky and a waste of time.

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