No 64 bit release of BeebMC for now

I’ve been looking into getting BeebMC to run on the 64 bit version of Vista.  It runs fine, but plays no music.

The reason is that Media Center runs as a 64 bit process, and there is no 64 bit Real Audio plugin for Internet Explorer, just the 32 bit version.

You can run a 32 bit instance of IE and use that to listen to the BBC, but when I host IE in BeebMC, it is running in a 64 bit context, so it can’t then load Real Audio to play the BBC streams.

If/when the BBC starts streaming in a format that Windows Media Player can play natively then this problem will go away (and you’ll be able to use BeebMC on extenders.

One thought on “No 64 bit release of BeebMC for now

  1. James L

    BeebMC partially works in Windows Media Centre in Vista 64 Ultimate for me. The listen again buttons don’t work, but the Listen Live buttons do, so that’s something 🙂

    I’ve got is a standard vista Ultimate install, with the ‘Vista Codec Package’ installed from


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