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#24240 18-Jul-2008 19:36
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Just refreshed and there it was! :O

Download at team-mediaportal.com.


BTW, Comodo Firewall seems to have issues with the installer, so make sure you disable it before you begin. Things will be a lot easier. I didn't disable and ended up with a broken installation and had to reinstall.

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  #149264 18-Jul-2008 19:48
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I haven't played with Media Portal for a couple of months now but would be interested again if it could do some of the basics right like S3 sleep mode!

With these newer versions does sleep/resume for record seem to work correctly and with the server and client operating on the same machine will the tuner work properly upon resume from suspend? In all the releases and SVN's I tried the tuners would fail upon resume from sleep and I just couldn't get MP to go back to sleep after a recording despite reading all the guides. I know I certainly aren't the only person who's experienced issues with the sleep/resume reading through the MP forums!



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  #149266 18-Jul-2008 19:51
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sbiddle: I haven't played with Media Portal for a couple of months now but would be interested again if it could do some of the basics right like S3 sleep mode!

With these newer versions does sleep/resume for record seem to work correctly and with the server and client operating on the same machine will the tuner work properly upon resume from suspend? In all the releases and SVN's I tried the tuners would fail upon resume from sleep and I just couldn't get MP to go back to sleep after a recording despite reading all the guides. I know I certainly aren't the only person who's experienced issues with the sleep/resume reading through the MP forums!


I haven't tried it with S3 sleep mode but there is an option in the settings 'Allow S3 standby although wake up devices are present' so you should think it's meant to work with it?

 
 
 
 


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  #149304 18-Jul-2008 21:15
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fraseyboy:
sbiddle: I haven't played with Media Portal for a couple of months now but would be interested again if it could do some of the basics right like S3 sleep mode!

With these newer versions does sleep/resume for record seem to work correctly and with the server and client operating on the same machine will the tuner work properly upon resume from suspend? In all the releases and SVN's I tried the tuners would fail upon resume from sleep and I just couldn't get MP to go back to sleep after a recording despite reading all the guides. I know I certainly aren't the only person who's experienced issues with the sleep/resume reading through the MP forums!


I haven't tried it with S3 sleep mode but there is an option in the settings 'Allow S3 standby although wake up devices are present' so you should think it's meant to work with it?


Yes S3 resume works with my MP RC1.  I use it to hibernate the HTPC.  I had to set up the Power Scheduler plugin in the TV-Server to achieve what I wanted, including what programs could prevent standby. Important if you are watching recorded TV with nothing live happening otherwise Power Scheduler puts the HTPC to sleep. Additionally the tuners sometimes seem to get tied up after waking and sleeping for a couple of days, but on the whole are pretty reliable. So I tend to do a shutdown and reboot occasionally just to refresh things.  It is close to a set and forget PVR for me now.  But back to the thread.....

Having seen this I will go and get RC2 and give it a whirl.  Is it a complete removal and replacement?  I have done quite a few tweaks to RC1 and hope I can replicate them if I change.  All power to MediaPortal, GB-PVR, Myth-TV etc now that it appears MS are doing the dirty on us with the VMC up-gradeFrown.  But that's the subject of another thread.......




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  #149351 18-Jul-2008 22:56
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You can keep all your old settings. Before you install RC1, go into add and remove programs and uninstall RC1 from there. Make sure you select the thing which means you keep all your settings (can't remember what option it is).

Then just go ahead and install RC2.

Hmm I have been recieving a few BSODS with RC2... Hopefully they aren't bugs in the release.

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  #149419 19-Jul-2008 10:46
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fraseyboy: ......

Hmm I have been recieving a few BSODS with RC2... Hopefully they aren't bugs in the release.


What OS are you using?  I might hold off installing if its producing BSODs, because at the moment RC1 is slowish but stable on my VistaHP system.  Might move to it if I replace one of my HVR-3000s with an HVR-2200.  I assume RC2 includes the support for analogue off the 2200.




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  #149444 19-Jul-2008 12:47
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Running XP Pro. I think what caused the BSOD's was useing the analog side of the HVR2200, which this release does support. Every time I tried to tune into an analog channel it BSOD'd. It seems to be fixed now though so I'd just go ahead and install RC2.

A bit OT but does anyone know the channel number and frequency for Prime? I can't seem to find it anywhere...

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  #149498 19-Jul-2008 17:36
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fraseyboy: Running XP Pro. I think what caused the BSOD's was useing the analog side of the HVR2200, which this release does support. Every time I tried to tune into an analog channel it BSOD'd. It seems to be fixed now though so I'd just go ahead and install RC2.

A bit OT but does anyone know the channel number and frequency for Prime? I can't seem to find it anywhere...


Prime freq will obviously depend where you live, but Waiatarua in Auckland is channel 59.  Be even better from my point of view if Sky just took the encryption off Prime from Optus D1 (you know real free-to-air like you promised the commerce commission, SkyUndecided) but that's rapidly departing from the thread.

I went ahead and installed RC2.  It still doesn't like Vista's UAC (crashed with multiple channel changes between -S and -T) so I have left it disabled.  Even retaining the database and exporting the TV channel information from RC1, it still took a while to resurrect everything back to my liking. 
Standby/Wakeup mode still works as before and I note that the Power Scheduler plug-in automatically adds TV-server and MP configs to the apps that prevent standby, so all I had to add was MP itself.  After posting further up the thread about S3 stuff I realised that I have set my MoBo to power both the USB ports and the PCI slots in Hibernate mode, so that's maybe why I haven't had prolems with the tuners on resume.




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