This section provides information on the system requirements for successful installation and operation of the ATI Multimedia Centerâ„¢ 9.16. The following is a list of system requirements for successful installation of the ATI Multimedia Centerâ„¢ 9.16:
Sound Card with DirectSound drivers
USB Port (for the Remote Wonderâ„¢ control)
512 MB of memory recommended
IntelÂ® PentiumÂ® 4/Celeronâ„¢ D, AMDÂ® /AthlonÂ® or compatible
Windows XP or Windows XP MCE
DirectX 9.0 or later
Note: ATI All-in-WonderÂ® products must be installed as the primary display adapter under the Windows operating system. This however, does not pertain to ATI TV Tuner products such as, the ATI TV Wonderâ„¢ series or the ATI HDTV Wonderâ„¢.
Note: The ATI MulTViewâ„¢ functionality requires a powerful CPU in order to enjoy its full functionality. The ATI MultiMedia Centerâ„¢ may become unstable if using the MulTViewâ„¢ functionality without meeting the minimum system requirements.
Note: Windows 2000, NT, Windows 98/98SE and Millennium Edition are not supported.
Caution: It is recommended that you uninstall any previous version of ATI Multimedia Centerâ„¢ before installing this version.
The following section provides information on issues that have been resolved with the latest release of the ATI Multimedia Centerâ„¢. These include the following:
Using a thrid party graphics adapter and the ATI Remote Wonder no longer results in EasyLook displaying an error message and the remote buttons failing to function. Further details can be found in topic number 737-24431
EazyConnect is now functioning properly when using an ATI Radeon X9500 or greater product. Further details can be found in topic number 737-24432
Scheduling a recording using Gemstar no longer results in the MMC TV Player defaulting to channel 2 and failing to record the scheduled program. Further details can be found in topic number 737-24433
Known Issues with the ATI Multimedia Centerâ„¢
The following section provides information on known issues and product limitation for the ATI Multimedia Centerâ„¢ 9.16. These include the following:
Scheduling a recording using any supported format that differs from the format previously used, may on rare occasions result in the scheduled recording failing to start. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20031
Launching a DTV application followed by adjusting the color settings may result in the color setting failing to be retained once the DTV application is closed and then relaunched. Further details can be found in topic number 737-23082
Using the remote to schedule a TV recording under the Windows MCE operating system may result in the scheduled time failing to be applied and reverting back to the current time. Further details can be found in topic number 737-23073
Audio distortion may be heard when using an ATI All-In-Wonder X800 product when watching a live TV broadcast. Further details can be found in topic number 737-23074
Using the ATI MMC 9.16 to playback a DVD title may result in the DVD playback failing to display an image when attempting to rotate the full screen image left or right using the hotkey manager in the Catalyst Control Center. Further details can be found in topic number 737-23075
The picture in picture window size may decrease when using the feature with a PAL version of the ATI All-In-Wonder 9600. Further details can be found in topic number 737-23076
Enabling picture in picture may result in the main TV image shifting to the top left corner of the display. Further details can be found in topic number 737-23077
The audio and video may be out of sync for a few seconds when launching the TV option of the ATI MMC. Further details can be found in topic number 737-23078
Using a third party graphics adapter may result in the TV preview window remaining blank. Further details can be found in topic number 737-23079
A quartz.dll error message may be displayed when attempting to play back a capture AVI file. Further details can be found in topic number 737-23080
A loud burst of static noise may be heard when first launching the TV. Further details can be found in topic number 737-23081
Color Depth and Resolution Switching
Changing the color depth or display resolution while the ATI Multimedia Centerâ„¢ is running may result in an operating system or ATI Multimedia Centerâ„¢ failure. ATI recommends you exit the ATI Multimedia Centerâ„¢ before changing the resolution, color depth, or switching to a full screen DOS session.
Recording from a Source Encoded with Analog Copy Protection
The ATI All-in-Wonderâ„¢ products detect analog copy protection on the input source and will refuse to capture video from such sources. The record button automatically becomes disabled. Further, TV-ON-DEMAND is not possible with an analog copy protected source.
TV Magazine and HTML Files
When using the TV Magazine feature, if you save to an .html file, note that still captures are saved in the same directory where the .html file is located. Each still capture is saved as a separate .jpg file. This is the correct behavior for HTML documents.
Video CD Playback
Certain older Video CD 2.0 discs contain authoring problems, which prevent them from working under Windows XP and Windows XP MCE.
Still Capture and the File Player
Still capture is not supported for all formats that can be played through the File Player. For these formats the still capture button does not function.
Corrupted Database with Gemstar Guide Plus+
While ATI and Gemstar closely monitor the TV Listings data, on rare occasions corrupted data may make the TV Guide software fail to startup. If this occurs, follow these steps:
Go to the Add/Remove Programs.
Select Gemstar GUIDE Plus+.
Click on Add/Remove programs.
When the dialog appears select Repair.
This will repair the broken database. The next time you run GUIDE Plus+ you will be asked to re-enter your name, E-mail and ZIP/Postal code.
For more information, go to: http://www.ati.com/support/faq/guideplusfaq.html.
Note: When scheduling a TV recording, launch the TV first and then GuidePLUS+ from the button on TV's panel.
Known issues with DVD Playback
This section provides information on known issues with the DVD Playback. This includes the following:
Color Depth Requirements
Jittery DVD Playback
Color Depth Requirements
Playing DVDs in 8 bits per pixel (256 color mode) may result in choppy playback.
Jittery DVD Playback
On certain DVD video content you may experience sporadic jittery playback. You may also experience this while opening other windows or applications while DVD is playing. Make certain that you have the latest chipset drivers for your system to ensure optimal playback, and ensure that you have DMA enabled.
The ATI DVD player cannot disable certain windows screen savers. OpenGL screen savers should not be activated during DVD playback. Disable any system screen savers before running DVD.