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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 32980 28-Apr-2009 00:11
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I have multi seat Mediaportal setup and the tvserver sleeps S3 when not in use.

The problem i have is when serving files e.g. TV recordings from TVServer to XBMC on xbox
the PowerSheduler trys to put the server to sleep and cuts off the streem.

Does anyone know a process that runs which i could add to Powersheduler to prevent
sleep when TV recordings are being accessed by xbox xbmc?

all works realy well my MP client wakes the server when i launch it works great as i use a batch file to launce client which waits for the tvsertver to wake on lan.

xbmc sends wol and wakes tvserver so i can watch TV Recordings on it but as i said the powersheduler trys to sleep and stops serving the file :(

if there is a process that runs when files are accessed remotely i can add this to the PS dont sleep process list.

any help greatly apriciated :)

MP is so cool with TVServer :)

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Master Geek

  Reply # 210340 28-Apr-2009 21:08

Hmmm another MP sleep issue. I personally found many issues with powerscheduler until MP 1.0 and then it worked perfectly without the use of MPStandbyHandler plugin.

I never tried a multi-seat environment though, but I will attempt to help anyway!

I assume that you are using Vista and S3, and you have removed any settings in Windows about when it will sleep; in other words powerscheduler tells windows when to sleep. However, it still uses the power settings in your control panel to allow under what conditions it will sleep. From memory, the last of the advanced settings at the bottom of the list in Vista is the one that restricts sleep when sharing media. As I now use GBPVR, I can't remember if there are any config settings in MP that mention preventing sleep in multiseat.

Would recommend what ever settings you change, do it one step at a time...sorry I haven't been much help though.

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 210394 29-Apr-2009 02:54
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Thanks for the reply still no luck

powersheduler cuts off xbmc after 5mins the inactivity shutdown time

any on else got sugestions ??


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Ultimate Geek

  Reply # 210491 29-Apr-2009 12:06
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Having never used a console, I couldn't say what, if any, processes are begun as the result starting your xbox.

One thing you could possibly try is install Process Explorer, from Sysinternals. Once opened, click menu>options & check 'use instead of Task Manager' (or something similar).

Open the app up & see what happens when you fire up the console & load a media file. Best of luck.

Also, have you checked on the Mediaportal forums? I think someone else could have experienced this.

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  Reply # 211882 3-May-2009 15:09
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there are some power saver options under network cards. maybe the network card can prevent windows from going to sleep? not sure if powerscheduler will over-ride this or not. you might have to disable power scheduler's ability to put the computer to sleep. and just rely on vista putting the computer to s3 sleep when its inactive?

I'm not currently using vista or xbmc, but i know there are power saving options for network card under system devices in control panel on vista.

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