Windows 7 and Overdrive Media Console

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  1. skypilotpete

    skypilotpete Registered Member

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    I run Windows 7 64 and I am unable to get Overdrive Media Console (the software for borrowing e-books and Audiobooks from libraries) to work.

    I have Googled the problem and found many mentions of it, all relating to Windows 7 machines, but no solutions. Many people report Overdrive saying that it is a Windows problem and refusing to help. And Microsoft says that it is an Overdrive problem, and also refuses to help.

    Here is a description of the problem:

    • I borrow an audiobook from my local online library and click on “Download”
    • I get the message “Do you want to open or save FILENAME.odm from ofs.contentreserve.com?
    • I select “Save” and download the .odm file.
    • When I attempt to run the .odm file I get the error message "OverDrive Media Console is not able to check the version required for the selected title. Unable to create the OMC detect object used to get version information (Invalid Class String)."
    • When I check to see what version of the Overdrive software I have installed, the pop-up box says "Version: <error>. System information: Windows Media Player version: <error>. Windows Media Player DRM version: <error>".
    • When I select “Tools” – “Windows Media Player Security Upgrade” I get the message “Your Windows Media Player security upgrade version is 2.9.0.1”. When I click “OK” I get the message “Unable to create the OMC detect object used to get version information (Invalid class string)."
    • Despite having installed Overdrive Media Console (with Administrator privileges), every time I run the program a Windows Installer box pops up and says "Please wait while Windows configures the program". Overdrive then opens, but with the issues above. If I close the program and immediately open it again, up pops the Windows Installer and configures it all over again.
    I have contacted my library technical support desk, and their suggestion was to reinstall Overdrive Media Console (which I had already done several times) and to disable UAC (it was already disabled).

    I am hoping that someone here might have some suggestions.

    I run Windows 7 64, Windows Media Player 12.0.7601.17514.
     
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    skypilotpete Registered Member

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    Re: Windows 7 and Overdrive Media Console - DLL ISSUE

    UPDATE: After further research about the problem described above (while waiting hopefully but in vain for an answer here), it appears that the underlying problem may be Windows refusal to register the OMCDetect.dll file. Registering this file is listed as a solution to my other problems in some online posts, but I am unable to register it. I have made sure that I am running regsvr32 from an elevated command prompt in my usual user account, which has full administrator privileges, and I have also tried running it in the Administrator account, which I enabled for this purpose. I have tried running regsvr32 both in the Windows\System32 folder and also the \SysWOW64 folder. I have also tried it in safe mode. No matter what I do I get the message "The module "omcdetect.dll" was loaded but the call to DllRegisterServer failed with error code 0x80070005. For more information about this problem, search online using the error code as a search term."
    I searched for this error message and every "fix" I found said to run regsver32.exe as adminstrator - which I had already done multiple times.

    Any help available with thiso_O?
     
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