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Can anyone help me to get direct2pc to run in boot camp?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by gio12, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. gio12

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    I have tired everything! Someone mentioned changing a DLL file. I don't have the expertise for that. I really need to get this running on my iMac.
     
  2. tbolt

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    Do a "Search this Forum:" for
    boot camp
     
  3. gio12

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    I tried that several times. No answers.
    I am trying to fix/get around the display port issue.
     
  4. tbolt

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    I noticed that.

    Other people have posted that they have gotten it to work.

    Please give us some more information:

    1. What type of Mac do you have? Processor?
    2. What revision of boot camp
    3. What revision of mac OS
    4. What revision of Windows OS
    5. What revision of DIRECTV2PC ?

    6. What is the error you get or describe the problem in detail?
    7. What have you tried so far to troubleshoot the problem?
     
  5. gio12

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    I have tried the last 2 versions of DIRECTV2PC with no luck.
     
  6. gio12

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    The ONLY help I found was changing the DLL file. I can't/don't know how to do that. if someone could PM that file, I am good to go.
     
  7. dsw2112

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    I must be getting old. Back when I was in "boot camp" we were only allowed written letters :lol:
     
  8. DodgerKing

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    :p
     
  9. tbolt

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    Do you have any information on the DLL file?

    1. How did changing the DLL help?
    2. Where did you find out about this DLL?
    3. Is the DLL a part of DIRETV2PC or Windows or Other?
    4. What is the name of the DLL?
     
  10. tbolt

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    Have you tried this:

    I can say with complete certainty that that it refuses to run under VMware Fusion due to the DTCP requirement. It WILL run successfully if you are using Boot Camp and boot to the Windows partition (running a Fusion session that uses your Boot Camp Windows partition will still fail).


    I can believe it. I have a Mac with Boot Camp, a native Windows partition and VMWare Fusion to use on the Boot Camp partition. For light duty stuff, the virtual machine is fine while using Mac OS, but for heavy duty, CPU and graphics-intensive stuff you pretty much need to boot natively into Windows. Wouldn't even know you're using a Mac in that case except for the Apple logo on the box.
     
  11. gio12

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    I found the info here in some thread. Yes, it's a DIRECTV2PC DLL file.

    I can't change the file. But a poster here did and it's fixed it.
     
  12. gio12

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    Yes I have. I am booting directly into Win7 with Boot Camp and Win7 is running natively. And it's NOT working.
     
  13. GBFAN

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    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1085334
    A couple of ideas from the thread:

    In the latest version (v7028 which you can get here: http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=188886) if you change byte 0x5cc5 from 08 to 0B in the file C:\Program Files\DirecTV\DirecTV\Kernel\DMP\MediaRenderAdaptor.dll it will allow it. It works well on my macbook air in bootcamp.

    I use DirectTV2PC on my 13" Macbook Pro with Bootcamp and Windows 7. I was having problems until I disabled my optical audio output - it seems the bootcamp drivers for the sound card don't implement HDCP. The problem was that DirecTV2PC didn't like that a digital means of outputting audio without honoring copyright protection was available! Gasp!
     
  14. gio12

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    I posted in that thread. No help there and tired to download new drivers with no success.
     
  15. tbolt

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    Have you tried disabling your Optical Audio Output as described by GBFAN?

    Have you tried editing the .DLL file as described by GBFAN?
     
  16. tbolt

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    Have you tried disabling your Optical Audio Output?
     
  17. gio12

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    Cant see how. I tired the control panel in win7, but can't find anything. Tried several settings with now luck.

    Really sucks because the PQ is amazing on my iMac.
     
  18. tbolt

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    BTW, if you are running DTV2PC version 7507 and edited the Hex key - that won't work.
    The Hex key change is applicable to DTV2PC version 7028 only.
     
  19. tbolt

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    Here is something that I found on Google:

    With the Bootcamp set up I could actually control sound output at the application level in Windows 7.

    This was done using the windows 7 software settings in Sounds.


    Try and disable the Optical Audio Output device.
     
  20. tbolt

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    Right click on the Speaker Icon or Go to the Sound Control Panel

    Select Device -> select Properties -> Device Usage (choose disable)
     

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