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Master Geek


#22465 29-May-2008 06:52
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I am wondering who amongst the MediaPortal users here are using the SVN builds? I installed MP over the weekend and went with updating to the latest SVN but it hasn't been very reliable. On top of random reboots, MP has failed to properly record at least four shows, they always come up in Recorded Shows but some don't play at all (and have no ts file, just an XML) and others only have about the first 20 minutes of an hour long show. It has successfully recorded some stuff. I can't see any pattern either, we mostly watch TV3 and thats what has been failing but for example some HD (CSI) did record, and some (Bones) didn't. So I dont know.

I will be upgrading to Vista this weekend for the EVR, as of now the XP-based media center plays TV3 with a huge time lag but it is fine on my Vista machine. So hopefully I can fix that, but I really need my recordings to actually happen?! Maybe I should try without SVN?

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  #134052 29-May-2008 08:17
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On top of random reboots

9 times out of 10 this is caused by a hardware fault; the other 1 time it's caused by a driver fault. MediaPortal it self can't cause a kernel panic. Try disabling automatic reboot on system failure, that way you might get to see a blue screen of death which will give you some more info. If you still don't get a BSOD then it's even more likley to be a hardware fault. You need to get this sorted before you go any further with your trouble shooting.

I'm running latest version RC1 with TVServer and latest SVN snap, running very well. MediaPortal requires quite a bit to tweaking to get it just right but then I supose any HTPC does.

What decoder are you using for h.264?

Also you're best to ask your questions on the MP forums; come join the NZ Thread.






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  #134054 29-May-2008 08:28
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mcraenz:
On top of random reboots

9 times out of 10 this is caused by a hardware fault; the other 1 time it's caused by a driver fault. MediaPortal it self can't cause a kernel panic. Try disabling automatic reboot on system failure, that way you might get to see a blue screen of death which will give you some more info. If you still don't get a BSOD then it's even more likley to be a hardware fault. You need to get this sorted before you go any further with your trouble shooting.

I'm running latest version RC1 with TVServer and latest SVN snap, running very well. MediaPortal requires quite a bit to tweaking to get it just right but then I supose any HTPC does.

What decoder are you using for h.264?

Also you're best to ask your questions on the MP forums; come join the NZ Thread.


Your right, I will take this to the MP forums. I think that will make the 4th or 5th forums I have signed up for in my quest for a fully working HTPC :P

A few notes though:

1) This box ran myth for 3 months or so and never rebooted/crashed, or had inexblicable recording problems. Hence I don't think it is a hardware issue. It has also passed an overnight memtest. I will be testing it further this weekend though, one issue is it never got the workout it is getting now when it was recording 1 analog channel in mythtv

2) I am using the PowerCinema 5 H.264 codec as this came with my Nova T 500. I could try the ffdshowe one.

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