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# 82513 30-Apr-2011 15:26
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Hi everyone

For those of you that use MediaPortal (and maybe some of you that don't but that would like to give it a try Wink): MediaPortal 1.2.0b was released today/yesterday. Release information is here. Well worth the upgrade (in my very biased opinion)...

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  # 463957 30-Apr-2011 15:37
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Installed last night, over all a bit snappier, good release.




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  # 465339 4-May-2011 15:52
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Not compatible with StreamedMP yet. Have had to use the default wide skin and use updated MP-TVSeries and Moving Pictures. Seems stable and smooth.
Like the coverflow option though.




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  # 465344 4-May-2011 16:05
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Dingbatt: Not compatible with StreamedMP yet.


It is, just grab their latest skin from here - http://code.google.com/p/streamedmp/downloads/list

I'm using it, works fine.




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  # 465726 5-May-2011 13:42
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valtam:
Dingbatt: Not compatible with StreamedMP yet.


It is, just grab their latest skin from here - http://code.google.com/p/streamedmp/downloads/list

I'm using it, works fine.


Thanks for the link to SMP 1.6.4.2739B ,  the latest I had been able to find was 1.5.5.2734 and it wasn't compatible.  Downloading now......




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  # 465752 5-May-2011 14:10
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Think I'll upgrade this weekend now that all of the pluggins I use have been updated to work.




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  # 465807 5-May-2011 15:41
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Thanks for the link to SMP 1.6.4.2739B ,  the latest I had been able to find was 1.5.5.2734 and it wasn't compatible.  Downloading now......


StreamedMP 1.5.x is for MP 1.1.x

StreamedMP 1.6.x is for MP 1.2 Beta +

If you not watching their forum, i suggest checking the google code downloads a couple times a week for updated betas for MP1.2b

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  # 467427 10-May-2011 10:03
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Sounds good - I'm still running on the last SVN drop before 1.0.2 came out, but it's been so stable I didn't want to touch it!

Recently my PVR-150 which is connected to a Sky analog decoder has occasionally started to drop the recording about 5 seconds after it starts, but MP thinks it's recorded the whole show and doesn't log anything unusual. Very odd. Maybe time to take the plunge on an upgrade.

 
 
 
 




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  # 467428 10-May-2011 10:07
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That is most likely to be your card's encoder not playing nicely...

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  # 467479 10-May-2011 11:51
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mm1352000: That is most likely to be your card's encoder not playing nicely...


I wondered about that, but it's never failed to work when starting/watching live off that card, only when starting to record. If the hardware was dodgy I'd have expected it to occasionally bork when starting up live TV?

I have been pondering an upgrade to that card anyway, does anyone know a nice card that supports DVB-S and analog and plays nicely with MP? I'd like to set up EPGCollector instead of... acquiring my EPG the way I currently do.



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  # 467492 10-May-2011 12:10
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julianz:
mm1352000: That is most likely to be your card's encoder not playing nicely...


I wondered about that, but it's never failed to work when starting/watching live off that card, only when starting to record. If the hardware was dodgy I'd have expected it to occasionally bork when starting up live TV?

Possibly. It could be quality control related. In any case, I'd recommend trying the latest version of MediaPortal if at all possible. These days I'm pretty much the only one on the MP dev team that provides analog support (the rest of the team are in Europe where analog has been turned off). Unfortunately I don't know the 1.0.2 code - I only started getting into the code within the last 6-9 months...

I have been pondering an upgrade to that card anyway, does anyone know a nice card that supports DVB-S and analog and plays nicely with MP? I'd like to set up EPGCollector instead of... acquiring my EPG the way I currently do.

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"Acquiring"... I won't ask!
How about the Hauppauge Nova S Plus? Alternatively there is the HVR-3300 (or the older HVR-3000). The analog for all of those is via software encoder which is not necessarily ideal, and the HVRs are hybrid (I *think* all three tuners are shared, but I could be wrong). There just aren't too many satellite + analog cards around - these days analog tuners are mostly dedicated or DVB-T/DVB-C + analog hybrid with software encoders. How about trying a Colossus/HDPVR + a dedicated sat card? You could possibly even do the unthinkable and buy a card reader instead of exploiting the analog hole...

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  # 467522 10-May-2011 12:56
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Cool, thanks for the responses - I'll sort out some time to do an upgrade and see how I go.

Nova S Plus looks interesting, I've got an AMD 8650 in that machine so it should have enough grunt to do the compression in software. OTOH there's also one more slot left on the board so I could always split up the analog and DVB-S duties.

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  # 467538 10-May-2011 13:21
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mm1352000: You could possibly even do the unthinkable and buy a card reader instead of exploiting the analog hole...


Huh... a bit more reading and wow - I didn't even know that was possible. So how does that then work in with MP?



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  # 467545 10-May-2011 13:29
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MDAPI with Oscam/ACamd to access/control the card reader.
I really don't know much about that stuff, but I do know that some people do it. I should forewarn you that our policy is not to allow discussions about MDAPI on the MediaPortal forum, hence getting support might be a little tough. Like I say, I know nothing more than what I'm telling you right now but other people here may be able to give you more advice. You might also want to search Geekzone... there were/are some guides floating around, although so far as I know they're not specific to MediaPortal.

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  # 467884 11-May-2011 11:47
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Try this thread. It's for MC but the Oscam stuff might be applicable.

http://www.avforums.com/forums/windows/1265186-howto-sky-through-dvb-s-card-within-mce-part-3-a-15.h...

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  # 467981 11-May-2011 16:45
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mm1352000: ["Acquiring"... I won't ask!
How about the Hauppauge Nova S Plus? Alternatively there is the HVR-3300 (or the older HVR-3000). The analog for all of those is via software encoder which is not necessarily ideal, and the HVRs are hybrid (I *think* all three tuners are shared, but I could be wrong). There just aren't too many satellite + analog cards around - these days analog tuners are mostly dedicated or DVB-T/DVB-C + analog hybrid with software encoders. How about trying a Colossus/HDPVR + a dedicated sat card? You could possibly even do the unthinkable and buy a card reader instead of exploiting the analog hole...


You are correct about the HVR-3000, the tuners are shared (so only one can be used at a time). With the HVR-3300 you can use DVB-S and DVB-T/analog at the same time.



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