01.23.11

Hulu update and quick Media Center Studio fix

Posted in Windows at 2:40 pm by mike

I just received a comment on an old Hulu/AutoHotKey fix I had done sometime ago to get a better resolution for Hulu streaming.    Seeing this, it occurred to me that since then, Microsoft made some changes that broke Media Center Studio.   Searching the  Australian Media Center Community (which has a couple interesting projects you won’t find on TGB) there are a number of work-arounds suggested, but I found this one the easiest to implement:

Edit C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\eHome\Packages\MCEClientUX\dSM\StartResources.dll with a binary editor (gvim) and replace these two references to dSM:

xmlns:Movies = “data://dSM!SM.Movies.xml”
xmlns:TV = “data://dSM!SM.TV.xml”

with

xmlns:Movies = “data://ehres!SM.Movies.xml”
xmlns:TV = “data://ehres!SM.TV.xml”


This should work fine until Microsoft update replaces the DLL, then you just need to make the change again. If editing a binary file is a little too much for you, you’re welcome to try my modified version, though your mileage may vary.   If Windows Update changes the file, shoot me a note and I’ll update the DLL on my site.

Finally, the reader was also nice enough to include two Hulu images to use for creating the icons.

4 Comments

  1. SKYDOER said,

    January 23, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    your download is no different???

  2. mike said,

    February 11, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Sorry, I don’t understand the question.

  3. Josh said,

    July 27, 2011 at 9:38 am

    Hi, looks like the black and white logo file is missing? Can you re-upload?

    Thanks for the post :-)

  4. mike said,

    July 27, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Hmm. Funny, looks like yahoo changed the file name. It’s back now.