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Ultimate Geek

#26578 26-Sep-2008 14:12
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Hi all!

I decided to raise the questions here, to see if others encounter the same behaviour:

[1] at startup: MP comes with a splash screen, where you see the progress while it loads alll the plug-ins / modules. That splash screen is surrounded by the standard window frame, saying "MediaPortal Splash Screen - Not Responding". But all works fine, it loads OK, and it does NOT take longer than usual. I would say that 1 in 20, it does NOT show the error. It always goes past this, it does not crashes on start-up. I would disable the splash screen if it is possible...

[2] when changing channels: sometimes, it temporarily switches to a completely white screen (with no sound) with the standard blue window border, with the title "Media Portal - Not Responding" and the spinning Vista cursor in the center of the screen. It never crashed, it changes the channel after all, but it takes up to 4-5 sec. I would say it happens mostly when switching TO tv3 or FROM tv3, but it did it on other channels as well. It happens maybe 1-2 times every day but it appears to be completely random, as it did not do it for the last two days... When this happens and it switches to the next channel (after those 4-5 sec), the image is frozen for another 2 sec, but the sound starts straight away, and then the image starts ok, in perfect sync with the sound. It is like the image would "wait" for the sound. I always use CH+/- on the remote, I do not change channels pressing the correspondent number (it works, if I want, but it is not very convenient).

[3] watching recorded shows: go to "recorded TV", select a show from the list, press OK and nothing happens. You can navigate through the list or leave that menu, or play ok other files, but the selected show does not play. If I go to watch tv and back to "Recorded TV", the same show would play flawlessly straight away. This happens occasionally, maybe 2-3 times a week. I record a lot and watch the shows next day. This enables me to watch two series in 90 minutes, not in 2 hours. (30% of the watching time is advertising !!!). I do a defrag of the hdd used for storage every two weeks (it is like 40% full, only).

Any ideas if I can do anything to improve any of the issues, especially no. [2] ?

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Uber Geek

  #167371 26-Sep-2008 14:46
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[1] = YES but only occasionally get the "Not responding" message, maybe between 1:5 and 1:20

[2] = NEVER (But i am using XP not vista)

[3] = UNSURE

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Master Geek

  #167378 26-Sep-2008 15:01
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  1. I get this almost everytime.
  2. I get this more often than not.
  3. Havent encoutered this before.


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Ultimate Geek

  #167566 28-Sep-2008 13:19
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Never to all three.

How long has this been happening? Have you done anything to change MP's behaviour? eg. install MP SVN.

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  #167580 28-Sep-2008 15:43
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1gkar: Never to all three.

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Master Geek

  #167587 28-Sep-2008 16:36
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never to all three.

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Ultimate Geek

  #167655 29-Sep-2008 07:42
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It did this with both RC1 and RC2. I never used the SVNs. I remember it says somewhere that the SVNs are not tested, or maybe tested by the developer only and something might still be wrong with them, you have to back-up...etc.... And I also believe that I would have to re-install all the plugins and tv logos after every svn update. Is that right, or it is easier?

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  #167669 29-Sep-2008 08:52
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it's very easy to install the SVNs altho i reckon MP RC3 is not far away.  the SVNs come with an auto installer that automatically backs up your old copy of MP.  It is recommended that you apply the SVN on a fresh install of MP prior to configuring it, however it is possible to install SVN on an already config'd MP and not have to do any further setup.

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