Vista Beta/RC1/RC2 Video Decoder Errors


Senior member
Dec 23, 2004
FYI for all the Beta/RC users out there - It turns out that the Micorosoft MPEG2 decoder in these pre-release versions is time limited. After a while you'll start getting decoder errors in Media Center and won't be able to watch live or recorded TV.

Ran into this yesterday and after digging around on MS's Vista Community site found this out. Installed the NVIDIA PureVideo decoder trial and no problems anymore. Now I've got 30 days to get the RTM or find another decoder until I can get the full release...