If you install a DivX-compatible player in Microsoft
Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, you may not be able to watch Live TV or
to play DVD movies. In this scenario, Media Center may stop responding.
Some DivX-compatible players are not compatible with Media Center. These players
can cause conflicts with Media Center that make your system unresponsive.
To work around this problem, you must restore your computer
to a restoration point that existed before you installed the DivX-compatible player. To do this, follow these
- Click Start, point to
Programs, point to Accessories, point to
System Tools, and then click System Restore.
- Click to select the Restore my computer to an
earlier time check box, and then click Next.
- Select a system restoration date that occurred before the installation
of the DivX player, and then select the system restoration file from the list of
- Click Next.
If you did not create a restoration point, you must reinstall both Windows XP and Media Center on your
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
DivX is a video codec that is created by DivXNetworks, Inc. DivX is
used to compress large videos into small, compact files. DivX is sometimes
confused with DIVX, a DVD rental system that was used at one time by the U.S.
retailer Circuit City.
Technical support for Media Center
Because Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition was included
with your hardware device or system, the hardware manufacturer provides
technical support and assistance for this software. Your manufacturer may have
customized the installation with unique components such as specific device
drivers and optional settings to maximize the performance of that
manufacturer's hardware. If you require technical help with Windows XP Media
Center Edition, contact your manufacturer directly because the manufacturer is
best qualified to support the software that the manufacturer has installed on