Catalyst 3.9 Control Panel/DVD question

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  1. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Hi Guys,

    I would like to use the ATI DVD player with my catalyst 3.9 control panel. I can't seem to install it into the Control Panel. (ATI DVD Player 5.0). Is there something that I am missing?
    There is an error window that comes up and says "Installation cannot detect ATI hardware."

    Thanks in advance.


    Heeter
     
  2. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Okay, I thing I figured it out.

    I don't have the All in Wonder 9600pro, so this won't install, I think.
    Not even the Multimedia center will install on my machine. Is this correct?

    Thanks in advance,

    Heeter
     
  3. Sazar

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    the mmc consists of many items.. you should be able to use everything except the tv window...

    when you are installing components for mmc... make sure you do it as stated on the ati website...

    you need to have your cd inserted so the dvd thinger can check to ensure you have a valid product and it will dl the decoder...

    you should be able to use all components of the mmc like I said cept for the obvious one :D
     
  4. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    OOOHH, Okay

    have the my catalyst cd in player while while installing the DVD,

    I will try that.

    Heeter
     
  5. Sazar

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    it should have prompted you when you tried to install the software from www.ati.com

    thats for the latest stuff... you should have a dvd decoder installed when installing your drivers from the cd in the first place...

    :confused:

    as far as mmc is concerned.. I could run it back when I had a radeon 7200... so it certainly works with other cards :D
     
  6. indyjones

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    Hey ya I have left my 9800 catalyst driver disk at home (currently at university) does anyone know a link for the whole cd so i can download it ?? otherwise i have to wait 6 weeks :(
     
  7. Sazar

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    that would actually fall under a warez request... reason being each cd is supposed to be the full and valid retail version (or OEM) in order for you to receive mmc updates beyond a certain level...

    best thing would be to get someone @ home to mail you the cd...

    you can dl the mmc player except for one component which you kinda need...

    wmp has dvd capabilities built in however so you should be able to use that...
     
  8. indyjones

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    err ok then its just someone requested where they could find the cd for the compleate audigy suite.....and it was given so did not see the problem...
     
  9. Sazar

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    audigy drivers you can dl w/o requirement of the audigy cd.. you just need the hardware...

    for some reason ati has decided that the latest mmc can only be used by their newer video cards and if people with the older cards want to upgrade beyond a certain build they need to subscribe.. its a nominal fee even so...

    the cd basically acts as validation... thats all indy...

    but i am sure you can see what i am saying... :)

    -edit- btw I am not sure if ati are still allowing free upgrades beyond a point for some types of cards or for all... I have not followed up on that...
     
  10. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Hi Sazar,

    I installed the CD contents of my 9600Pro into my computer. It has Hydravision(?), CD and DVD player. Exactly what I wanted. Does this install return my display drivers back to catalyst 3.6 (or whatever came on that cd)? Or does it know well enough that 3.9 was installed and that the older version did not install? At a glance how can I tell which version is in my machine? At this point, should I reinstall DX9B?

    Thanks,

    Heeter
     
  11. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Sazar,

    Would this help you, (Screenshot)

    Heeter
     
  12. indyjones

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    Ok i see your point although creative does have more than just drivers on the cd that are not posted on their web anyhow. Checked out the ati website and your quiteright it is needed as validation so i guess it is kinda copyrighted and hence breaks forum guidlines sorry :eek:
     
  13. Sazar

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    hang on... I'll get you what you need

    -edit-

    ok here you go...

    http://www.ati.com/support/products/radeonwinxppreviousdrivers.html

    scroll all the way down to the version BEFORE the first mmc 8.x release... that is all free.. no validation required... even indyjones can dl the dvd player from there.. its not much changed since so it should be fine..

    the version is for AIW cards but the main difference is tv... you don't need tv functionality anyways so you can use the rest... or just dl and install the dvd player...

    ati dvd player
     
  14. Sazar

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    nah its ok indy... :D

    I am not a big fan of the validation process... however thats why I recommended just having someone mail you the cd... it cant be that expensive..

    or you can use an alternative dvd player till then :D

    -edit- or read the above post for info...

    ta...
     
  15. Heeter

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    Can I install the Catalyst 3.9 on top of this install? Will is erase the MMC and DVD install?


    Thanks, Sazar

    Heeter
     
  16. Sazar

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    well you can install the dvd player separate... you don't need mmc per se :)

    you should be able to install cat 3.9's over it though...
     
  17. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Right on, Sazar.

    Everything is in it's place. Catalyst 3.9, MMC with the DVD player

    Thanks,

    Heeter
     
  18. Sazar

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    congrats :cool:
     
  19. Heeter

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    Sazar,

    I do have I more question. Do I need to reinstall DX9B? I did install it when I installed "Call of Duty". Would it in any way be corrupted with this wave of catalyst installs?

    Heeter
     
  20. Sazar

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    it shouldn't be...

    COD has lots of known issues with it currently anyways :)

    but your installing of all this stuff should not cause problems... dx9b does not need to be reinstalled afaik..