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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Joost (on Vista)

I got myself a Joost invite the other day. First things first, I had to make it work with Vista (it moans about C:\Windows\AppPatch\AcGenral.dll). I found running:
cd /cygdrive/c/Windows/AppPatch
mv AcGenral.dll AcGenral.dll.temp
mv AcGenral.dll.temp AcGenral.dll
at a Cygwin prompt did the trick (the AcGenral.dll file is then owned by the user I am running Joost as and it stops complaining). If you don't use Cygwin, using a DOS prompt instead and running:
cd \Windows\AppPatch
ren AcGenral.dll AcGenral.dll.temp
ren AcGenral.dll.temp AcGenral.dll
probably works just as well. As for Joost itself, there is a shortage of content so besides my short little test I have no reason to use it. The channels do start playing very fast after selection albeit at a slightly too low quality (you wouldn't want to pipe it into a nice TV). I'll certainly keep an eye out for improvements though.

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  • Thanks for the tip. I have run into the same problem, although when I run those commands in the command prompt, I am given an "Access Denied" message. I am the only user on the computer and it is set up as the administrator. Any ideas?


    By Blogger Adam Watters, At 7:44 pm  

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