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Topic # 17755 10-Dec-2007 11:55
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Anyone familiar with this piece of software?

I recently installed Mytheatre just to check it out. It has an extremely limited file menu etc and is basically unusable for media browsing unless you want to spend hours manually setting up your remote and after all that it really doesn't have much of a file browser. Nothing like My videos or my movies setups in others the likes of Mediaportal and GBPVR. So for me it is not an option as my pvr is for archived storage of all my movies for easy access and also Digital tv recording.

I have so far been unable to get a decent and stable video image using any pvr software. I have alwasy had a flicker or stutter or something. I have followed every damn how to and forum on the net in order to fix it and had no luck.

However when I installed Mytheatre the live television was perfect. Looking at the renderer and decoders etc it stated it was using VMR7 and cyberlink sp decoder with intervideo noncss audio and system default audio renderer. Mimicing those settings in GBPVR makes no difference to my image at all. I am not even sure you are able to use VMR7 in Mediaportal.

Any gurus on here?

I would really like to find some software that can show me a realtime FPS rate while mediaportal and GBPVR are running.

Does anyone know of any diagnostics software like that?

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  Reply # 99225 10-Dec-2007 12:10
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If you install FFDshow you can enable the OSD which can display all the diagnotisc info such as frate rate and codec being used. You will obviously need to enable the MPEG2 codec support in FFDshow and of course select the FFDshow codec for this to work.

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  Reply # 99227 10-Dec-2007 12:21
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I have FFDshow installed. I checked osd and selected what I wanted and then went into codecs and enabled mpeg2 codec is that what you meant?

Nothing showed in GBPVR.


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  Reply # 99233 10-Dec-2007 12:32
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Never mind. I have it working now. The OSD I mean, not the image quality.

Thanks for that, it is probably what I was missing trying to set it up.
Now I can see what effect my changes have instead of working blind.

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