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DIRECTV2PC v7507 - Issues & Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Doug Brott, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. makaiguy

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    Mine is still working (knock wood), but I did have to set the Win 10 shortcut used to load it to Win7 compatibility mode. If I ever had to come up with my activation code, I'd be S.O.L.
     
  2. CuttySnark

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    They're going to charge for it.
     
  3. inkahauts

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    We'll see. I kinda doubt it. Maybe a one time fee to activate it I could see but regular charge I don't by it till I see it unless it's going to do more than what I'm expecting.
     
  4. CuttySnark

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    Those that had the geniego service at 0/month would stay that way but those that get it later would have a monthly charge for the service. At least that was the plan a year ago. But then I do not remember a mention of discontinuing the sale of the geniego but I believe continuous support alongside hr44 transcoding with there being more benefits having the geniego versus box transcoding (increasing resolution to 720p, more shows being able to be transcoded at once, etc). So I could be wrong but if there was already outlines of a way to bill the service and how it would integrate with D*'s accounting software (which there was) then I sincerely doubt that part of the transcoding project has changed.
     
  5. inkahauts

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    On demand has had a line in the billing since day one. Just because it has a line on billing and to activate it on the account doesn't mean there has to be a charge. Could also need to be there just to activate it on the account.
     
  6. Special Ed

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    I think this program still works but you need an older video card with hardware based screen capture control. I updated my 5 year old high end gamer video card that would heat up my entire office and sounded like a train with a cheaper lighter card that seems just as fast. (Radeon R7 260x). Soon after I upgraded the card I discovered DirecTV2Pc stopped working.

    I still have my old card, maybe I'll stick it in for football season in the winter.

    I found this on an Intel graphics forum but it probably applies to all newer video cards:

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    I've got some unfortunate news. I've recently learned that the company which supports this software, Cyberlink*, is no longer updating the application, which has resulted in a loss of support for our products. DirecTV* in turn, is not actively seeking an update to this application as well.

    A detailed explanation from one of our engineers follows, let me know if there are any questions on it;

    "Intel’s Windows 8 drivers only support OS methods to protect video content. The current version of DirecTV2PC software only attempts to use old proprietary methods on Intel hardware.

    Other vendors are still using the same methods they did on previous OSes. (either OS or their own proprietary methods which are compatible with Windows 8).

    In any case, Intel does not support the older proprietary methods that were used in Windows 7.
    Unfortunately, DirecTV2PC only attempts to use old proprietary methods on Intel hardware.

    This is not something that Intel can fix. Intel’s old proprietary interfaces are incompatible with Windows 8."
     
  7. makaiguy

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    Does setting your shortcut for DirecTV2PC to Win7 compatibility mode allow it to work on newer cards?
     
  8. dennisj00

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    No.
     
  9. Special Ed

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    No, Directv2pc looks to Video Card hardware level screen capture control. The newer cards use Windows 8 or 10 operating system screen capture control. My old card worked fine on Windows 10, but the new card gets the "video card does not support screen capture control" error.

    I remember once with old card I tried to capture a screen shot of me on TV during a baseball game and the capture was green. So that is what the capture control does, stops the easy copying of content to computer.

    My old card is a monster sized video card that I really don't want back in my computer. I may shop ebay for an older 2010 video card that I can swap in as needed. I don't do any gaming anymore so don't need the latest and greatest and miss easy streaming of a perfect DVR stream to my computer. I also hear that other solutions like genie go and sling box are of poor quality.
     
  10. edenkers

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    The DIRECTV2PC was the best program to view your DVR recordings on a PC. I have been using this software for years and it worked just fine on my Windows 10 computer.

    I just recently had to replace my hard drive and do a re-install and now I'm getting dealing with the Activation Key issue even though I've only activated my current key once, it is telling me that activation limit has been reached. I have tried every key that I've ever had (about 10 or so) and they all appear to have reached their activation limit.

    I thought, no big deal, I just create another e-mail address and get a new key only to find that this is no longer available. I am totally bummed out because for me the DIRECTV2PC app was way better than the GenieGo software. It just worked and had good resolution, where as the GenieGo software is spotty at best and that's if you can get it to even work on Windows 10.

    If anyone has an un-used activation key that they would be willing to PM me, I would greatly appreciate it.
     
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    Special Ed

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    Ha, seems this thread is hidden, found it in my post history. Upgraded PC last month with new video card and motherboard and tried installing Directv2pc for kicks. I have 3 old activation codes and all said activation limit reached. Program is definitely dead, at least for anyone that has to reinstall for whatever reason.

    No good alternatives to play DVR content on PC :(

    I think even the GenieGo is gone.
     

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