The TechEd 2008 North America DVD fix you’ve been waiting for!

I made a little tool to fix the TechEd 2008 North America DVD player because it was built for Silverlight 2 beta 2, no more working now.

The tool generates a fixed htm page that will play the content on your DVD. No need to burn new DVDs.

> Download link:


Instructions:

  1. Download and unzip in a folder.
  2. Run TechEd2008DVDfix.exe, select your DVD drive and click OK.
  3. This will generates 2 htm files (Developers.htm and ITPro.htm) and launch the first one in your browser.
  4. Insert the requested TechEd DVD in your drive.
  5. Enjoy!

Please read notes bellow.

Note 1:
The htm page try to access a local Silverlight app so you’ll probably need to “Allow Blocked Content…” in IE yellow security bar at the top.

Note 2:
You just need to run the app once. Then you can use your local htm files to see DVDs content, no need to burn a new set of DVDs!

Note 3:
I added a menu at the top right of the page so you can navigate from Developers DVDs (1 to 5) to ITPro DVDs (6 to 9).

Note 4:
Do not use the Default.htm in your DVD anymore! Use the local htm files only.

 

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Published Wednesday, February 11, 2009 3:35 PM by pluginbaby

Comments

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 11:03 AM by Paul Laberge

# re: The TechEd 2008 North America DVD fix you’ve been waiting for!

Nice work!  This is great!  

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 11:38 AM by Sasha

# re: The TechEd 2008 North America DVD fix you’ve been waiting for!

Very cool, thanks for posting!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 10:01 PM by Tim D

# re: The TechEd 2008 North America DVD fix you’ve been waiting for!

Great, thanks!

FYI, needed to copy the "root =" line from  

ITPro-Interop.js to Dev-Interop.js before it would point to the right drive letter.

Thursday, February 12, 2009 6:02 PM by Sean Kearney

# re: The TechEd 2008 North America DVD fix you’ve been waiting for!

HURRAH!  Now I can stop using Silverlight Beta 2! YAYAYYYYYYYY! :)

Friday, February 13, 2009 1:24 AM by Mike Kline

# re: The TechEd 2008 North America DVD fix you’ve been waiting for!

This is outstanding!!!  Great fix, it works with no issues and makes it much easier to navigate around just like the first few months.

I think you just earned your MVP for next year for this fix...really helps the community :)

Thanks

Mike

Thursday, February 26, 2009 4:58 PM by Winnipeg Website Design

# re: The TechEd 2008 North America DVD fix you’ve been waiting for!

Thanks for posting this fix. I know I was upset that it didn't work out of the box.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 3:07 PM by Freddie

# re: The TechEd 2008 North America DVD fix you’ve been waiting for!

Thanks Laurent! YOU ARE THE MAN!