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Master Geek

Topic # 22637 3-Jun-2008 19:52
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OK I managed to get MP going on my XP machine but as the misses is out I thought I'd put my AMD 4200XP Vista system in the lounge and see if it would work on that (in the hope of getting TV3)

Now I followed the Cranznz guide and initial steps went without a hitch. In TV server I can actually preview all the channels in a small window using FFWD show.

But when I go to step 2 to Congifure MediaPortal I get windows has reported a problem. I uninstalled and reinstalled a couple of times and same issue - not once been able to launch Media Portal itself.

Given I can actual see the TV working albeit in a small window - I wonder is it something simple?

Failing that - what else can I watch Freeview in instead of MP ie how can I make the FFS window bigger?

Does the Hauppauge software actually work just for viewing...might try that now.

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  Reply # 135288 3-Jun-2008 20:15

Interesting, what was the exact error the windows gives you? also where do you get this error, when loading mediaportal configuration?

Other programs that work are DVBViewer, GB-PVR and Cyberlinks PowerCinema (with a few updates)

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  Reply # 135294 3-Jun-2008 20:25
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Just says Media Portal Configuration has stopped working, A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program....

Same thing if I try to launch Media Portal.

Guess it could be anything....

It is Vista Home Premium 32 bit.


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  Reply # 135299 3-Jun-2008 20:44
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Are you using Administrator Rights?

Have you disabled the UAC (User Access Control)?

Both of these things caused me grief initially when installing MP in Vista.  I found the answer to the above questions needed to be yes before the install would go smoothly.

There's a heap of stuff on the internet about the UAC.  Various hacks etc, but I found it easiest to turn it off (in user accounts), install your software, and then turn the UAC back on again.

Areas of Geek interest: Home Theatre, HTPC, Android Tablets & Phones, iProducts.

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  Reply # 135330 3-Jun-2008 22:20
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Deactivating UAC and reinstalling didnt help unfortunately. I see the tuner card came with PowerCinema 5 and there is a sticky about getting this working with hardware acceleration so I might try that...but for now its bed for me.

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