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Master Geek


  Reply # 136886 10-Jun-2008 09:11
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When you start seeing PIN connection issues it's the codec.   Recording of course works fine as no decoding is going on, the transmission stream is just being stored.

I am running XP, but had the same problems early on in the day.  My advice is in the following order...

- get OS installed and patched
- get video card installed and running
- get PowerDVD 8 up and running and ensure that the hardware acceleration is enabled in the options
- install and configure what ever PVR you are going to use (MP IMHO is also the easiest to configure with the HVR2200)
- ENSURE that the PVR is set to use the Cyberlink h.264 codec for the TV streams AND that you set the de-interlacing to WEAVE (I found that leaving it as auto or anything else gave me PIN issues with DirectShow).

As for editing .ini files or registries and the such.  Nothing like that went on here, but as I say I'm running XP.

If you are going for MP, then once the TVServer is configured first check the preview option under the channel list.  If it shows a picture you are sweet to carry on, otherwise the problem is still most likely in the codec config.



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  Reply # 137191 10-Jun-2008 21:50
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Well I have run a memory test on the off-chance but noting wrong.

MediaPortal was set-up OK and is a not go as well.
My gut feeling is that there is a conflict with they system somewhere. I am not getting PIN errors now that I am using a H264 Codec and if the error is across all these players I would say it is either the Codec or the way the codec is implemented. I have tried sevral H264 codecs and no joy either. Hence my feeling about something conflicting.

I will do another reinstall of vista in the next few days and put the bare minimum programs on before I run a viewer.

 
 
 
 


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Master Geek


  Reply # 137232 11-Jun-2008 09:03
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Another test....

Download one of the Freeview HD samples (elsewhere on these forums) and see if it will play in PowerDVD.

That will tell you straight away if it's a codec problem.

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  Reply # 137297 11-Jun-2008 12:37
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kiwijunglist: I too would like to know which codec option is best with HVR 22000 and VISTA 64

Dedicated HTPC
- Windows Vista 64bit SP1
- Mediaportal
- 780G MB w. onboard H264 decoding
- 2GB Ram
- Audioout via onboard SPDIF optica
- 1080P Samsung 46" LCD
- 5.1" Samsung HT Receiver with DTS/Dolby Digital 5.1 etc

I just reformatted my whole computer last night and was planning to install codecs tonight.

I downloaded the latest HVR2200 drivers from the UK website (version 7.2.9.26105)
http://www.wintvcd.co.uk/drivers/HVR-22x0_7_2_9_26105_WHQL.zip

Which codecs do people think are the best.

1. Powercinema - CD-PCM-5.1-HD-AAC-V1.1
2. Powerdvd 7
3. Powerdvd 8 Ultra

Any other codecs i should install??


Just to update everyone.
I installed Vista 64bit with SP1 update.
Then i installed the drivers for my motherboard (gigabyte mb w. onboard 3200HD video) including ATI Catalyst 7.4
I then install the HVR2200 driver supplied with the card
Next i installed powercinema 5.1 from the cd supplied with the card.
Set the codec to powercinema h264 in mediaportal and left everything else as default.
Didn't require installation of ANY other codecs
Set post processing to weave in mediaportal.
I get perfect picture on all channels including 3 with no stutter even during fast panning shots on CSI.
I get audio via SPDIF without having to change any of the audio settings/codec.
Unfortunately i can't get the EPG going properly yet.




HTPC: Intel i3-2100 / 12GB RAM / AMD HD7750 / 480 GB SSD / 58TB Storage / MediaPortal / MadVR / Win10
AVR: Pioneer Elite SC-LX87 220W 9.2 Ch AVR
Speakers: Wharfedale Jade 7 Fronts / Jade 2c Center / Jade 5 Rears
Subs: iNuke 3000dsp 3000W proamp with 4x 15" JBL Sealed Subs
Display: Samsung 60" UA60H6400 LCD TV
Accessories: Gefen HDMI Detective with splitter


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  Reply # 137298 11-Jun-2008 12:43
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kiwijunglist: Unfortunately i can't get the EPG going properly yet.


Give that a go.
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?ForumId=83&TopicId=20400




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Master Geek


  Reply # 137348 11-Jun-2008 14:30
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+1 on mentalinc's epg solution.  It's been rocking my PVR's world for a while

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  Reply # 137363 11-Jun-2008 15:17
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Thankyou.  If that program works i will be very happy. i spent a few hours mucking around with EPG yesterday and the fiancee is feeling very jealous of me spending so much time fooling around with the HTPC.




HTPC: Intel i3-2100 / 12GB RAM / AMD HD7750 / 480 GB SSD / 58TB Storage / MediaPortal / MadVR / Win10
AVR: Pioneer Elite SC-LX87 220W 9.2 Ch AVR
Speakers: Wharfedale Jade 7 Fronts / Jade 2c Center / Jade 5 Rears
Subs: iNuke 3000dsp 3000W proamp with 4x 15" JBL Sealed Subs
Display: Samsung 60" UA60H6400 LCD TV
Accessories: Gefen HDMI Detective with splitter


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Master Geek


  Reply # 137364 11-Jun-2008 15:20
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Oh okay you're an HTPC newbie!  Those of us "old hats" know that we must earn our tinkering hours in advance AND promise much.... {insert better half's weakness here}

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  Reply # 137471 11-Jun-2008 20:20
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Doesn't work.  I installed freeviewnz-epg-gbvr into c:\program files (x86)\team mediaportal\mediaportal tv server\

I run cmd to get a command prompt

I then type cd c:\program files (x86)\team mediaportal\mediaportal tv server\ to access the directory

I then run C:\Program Files (x86)\Team MediaPortal\MediaPortal TV Server>freeviewNZ-EPG-GBPVR.exe -mediaportalTVServer

I get the following responce

"

C:\Program Files (x86)\Team MediaPortal\MediaPortal TV Server>freeviewNZ-EPG-GBPVR.exe -mediaportalTVServer
Checking for newer version
You already have the latest version
Finding install paths
GBPVR not installed
C:\Program Files (x86)\Team MediaPortal\MediaPortal\
C:\Program Files (x86)\Team MediaPortal\MediaPortal TV Server\
DVBVIEWER not installed
download location: C:\Program Files (x86)\Team MediaPortal\MediaPortal TV Server
\\tvguide.xml
An exception occurred during a WebClient request.
Operation complete

C:\Program Files (x86)\Team MediaPortal\MediaPortal TV Server>

"

If I try to run it again i get the following error...

"

C:\Program Files (x86)\Team MediaPortal\MediaPortal TV Server>freeviewnz-epg-gbp
vr.exe -mediaportaltvserver
Checking for newer version
You already have the latest version
Finding install paths
GBPVR not installed
C:\Program Files (x86)\Team MediaPortal\MediaPortal\
C:\Program Files (x86)\Team MediaPortal\MediaPortal TV Server\
DVBVIEWER not installed
The path is not of a legal form.
Operation complete

C:\Program Files (x86)\Team MediaPortal\MediaPortal TV Server>


"

I am running vista 64bit





HTPC: Intel i3-2100 / 12GB RAM / AMD HD7750 / 480 GB SSD / 58TB Storage / MediaPortal / MadVR / Win10
AVR: Pioneer Elite SC-LX87 220W 9.2 Ch AVR
Speakers: Wharfedale Jade 7 Fronts / Jade 2c Center / Jade 5 Rears
Subs: iNuke 3000dsp 3000W proamp with 4x 15" JBL Sealed Subs
Display: Samsung 60" UA60H6400 LCD TV
Accessories: Gefen HDMI Detective with splitter


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  Reply # 137479 11-Jun-2008 20:56
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Do you have UAC enabled?

If so thats is the problem, it is preventing writing to the folder where mediaportal stores the EPG.


You can change the permission for any folder/file with right click->Properties->Security->Edit, selecting Users and ticking Full Control under Allow

The above has been reported to work.

see http://mentalindustries.orconhosting.net.nz/epgFiles/vistaUAC.html




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  Reply # 137561 12-Jun-2008 10:13
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I got it working last night.
I created a short cut to the freeview-epg file and ran it in windows xp sp1 compatability mode.
Thanks for your post though, that should allow me to get it going via a scheduled task
thanks heaps, im so pleased i have EPG working now!!! very happy




HTPC: Intel i3-2100 / 12GB RAM / AMD HD7750 / 480 GB SSD / 58TB Storage / MediaPortal / MadVR / Win10
AVR: Pioneer Elite SC-LX87 220W 9.2 Ch AVR
Speakers: Wharfedale Jade 7 Fronts / Jade 2c Center / Jade 5 Rears
Subs: iNuke 3000dsp 3000W proamp with 4x 15" JBL Sealed Subs
Display: Samsung 60" UA60H6400 LCD TV
Accessories: Gefen HDMI Detective with splitter


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  Reply # 137565 12-Jun-2008 10:45
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kiwijunglist: I got it working last night.
I created a short cut to the freeview-epg file and ran it in windows xp sp1 compatability mode.
Thanks for your post though, that should allow me to get it going via a scheduled task
thanks heaps, im so pleased i have EPG working now!!! very happy


Glad you got it working.




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  Reply # 137703 12-Jun-2008 20:24
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Well to update you on my trials...
Ended up doing a re-install of Vista, SP1 update, MBoard and Video Card then HVR2200 drivers. then straight on with power cinema drivers.
NO joy with DVBviewer showing TV.

The suggestion to try the Freeview samples is an excellent one.
NO samples worked with the drivers.

Then put Power DVD 8.
I got the TV One and TV3 TVNZ7 going fine on DVBviewer. The freeview HD sample did not  run - claimed a filter error.

Any idea why the freeview HD will not run??


at this stage I am going to try the card in a friends PC and see if it will install and run. I am out of ideas. Any more help would be great.

I am down to takling the card back if this does not work....

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  Reply # 140616 26-Jun-2008 00:24
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so how did you get on?




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  Reply # 140682 26-Jun-2008 12:57
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mentalinc:
kiwijunglist: I got it working last night.
I created a short cut to the freeview-epg file and ran it in windows xp sp1 compatability mode.
Thanks for your post though, that should allow me to get it going via a scheduled task
thanks heaps, im so pleased i have EPG working now!!! very happy


Glad you got it working.


I notice you use both GBPVR and Mediaportal RC1.  Do you prefer mediaportal rc1 or gbpvr?

The reason why I ask is that I was just thinking GBPVR maybe better suited for me as i here it is more stable and is less resource hungry.  I only use mediaportal for live TV / EPG Schedule Recording / Watching Movies / Occasional music

My Setup is as below, running Vista64 SP1 i use the silverstone imon remote control via keystrokes.




HTPC: Intel i3-2100 / 12GB RAM / AMD HD7750 / 480 GB SSD / 58TB Storage / MediaPortal / MadVR / Win10
AVR: Pioneer Elite SC-LX87 220W 9.2 Ch AVR
Speakers: Wharfedale Jade 7 Fronts / Jade 2c Center / Jade 5 Rears
Subs: iNuke 3000dsp 3000W proamp with 4x 15" JBL Sealed Subs
Display: Samsung 60" UA60H6400 LCD TV
Accessories: Gefen HDMI Detective with splitter


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