You could use another source of installation files from the following and insert your purchased serial number in them at installation.
You just have to read and carryout carefully the web site's "Note: Very Important Instructions" in order to avoid an Access Denied Message.
You might want to look at a scheme
Uninstall the usual Control Panel route
Do a free ccleaner run through to get rid of leftovers from incomplete downloads and installs
Reinstall with antivirus and firewall(s) disabled.
Do you have one of these HD m2t files (that could be played back in your player) saved to the computer hard drive?
If so, please determine if what was once OK for playback is still playable. This could put to rest the status of the current HD .m2t
export that you have decided is corrupt.
Looking forward to your follow up.
Thanks for the prompt response. I tried what you recommended without any luck. But I think I've found my problem: my encoding dedicated harddrive may be marginal (it's almost 6 years old). This evening I ran an encode that gave me problems before, though this time the output was to a new SSD. Zero problems with the resultant M2T file. Tomorrow morning I'll relaunch a monster encode which takes 7 hours (my test took about 2.3) and creates a 20 GB M2T file. If you don't hear back from me in a day or two consider this case closed. Again, thanks!
There is no doubt that my encoding drive was on the edge of failing. An attempted image copy to a new drive failed with unrecoverable errors, and fschk was invoked to clean up the leftover mess. Fortunately I had backups which recovered as expected, and was able to selectively copy updated folders to the new drive with near 100% success. Everything is back up and operating; crap I hate when stuff like this happens...I could have lost 50+ hours of editing work.
Thanks for the update.
Good to learn that everything is back up and operating.
Hope that you are now on course for high productivity with all going well.
Add On...did you ever get that 20 GB MSt file generated?
Thanks for the follow up. The encoding of that project completed just fine with the new drive. I'm in the final stages of assembling 6 hours of video shot with a Canon G20 last summer while on a 3 week road trip from Edinburgh to London, with many stops in between. BTW, DVD Architect was also giving me hell with the corrupted files. Spent a week pulling my hair out over all this, I'm glad its over.