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Windows Media Center Decoder error

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By Genesis and SheilaUpdated on June 3rd, 2022

What is 'Windows Media Center Decoder error'?

Windows Media Center Decoder error is an error that usually occurs when a user is trying to open Live TV on Windows Media Center. The error may occur when the video decoder is not working, not installed, or not compatible.

How can you fix 'Windows Media Center Decoder error'?

Some of the common fixes include:

  • Downloading and installing the third-party player

Please see our in-depth walk-through solutions below.

1. Download and install the third-party player

Windows Media Center Decoder error may appear when your media player does not support the file format or the file is corrupted. If the file is corrupted get a new copy of the file. If your media player does not support the file, please download the third-party player. Please see example below. Make sure to download the latest version to avail the latest codec.

VLC player download it here

K-lite Codec download it here

Quick time player download it here