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Topic # 57613 19-Feb-2010 01:02
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hey there, first post :)

Brief Background:
i have recently purchased a Nova t 500 DVB-T Tuner card, and planned to use this in conjunction with Media Portal on Windows 7 x64 Professional. got it all set up following step by step a well known guide over at GamerHub (http://forums.gamerhub.co.nz/showthread.php?t=47646). Basically, i had 2 different H.264 codecs installed, AAC and AC3 audio codecs and Matrosa Haali splitter installed. Within MediaPortal, i had audio but no sound, on every freeview channel

At that point i tracked down a WinTV disk and installed WinTV 7, and found i had the same issue. In the advanced settings menu i have no H.264 codecs able to be selected. i am very confused, hopefully some of you guys are able to help out :)


system specs as per signature, below is a pic of WinTVs advanced settings.







































my plan is to get this card working with WinTV first, and then get mediaportal (or other suitable media centre application) running.

(currently using UHF aerial on roof, scans and finds all freeview channels fine)

Thanks in Advance
Jonty


EDIT: Location: Christchurch, using Sugarloaf Tower

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  Reply # 300262 19-Feb-2010 01:48
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what i can currently do with WinTV is record the black screen, and watch that .ts video in VLC with full video and sound, yet i can't view it in WinTV. this definately points to codecs, and not the card being bung, right?

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  Reply # 300278 19-Feb-2010 08:30
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Download the SAF codec packs. Send the guy a message to give you the unlocker (for h.264 support).

http://forum.team-mediaportal.com/codecs-external-players-55/saf-v4-00beta-standalone-filters-dxva-r.../

I havent personally tried it in Win7 x64 but just finished off setting up a Win7 32 system with mediaportal and a HVR-1300 card. Worked perfect.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 300285 19-Feb-2010 09:03
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I thought I read months ago that Media Portal either had (or was close to) having support for the Microsoft Windows7 DTV codec (which has H.264 built in). Somebody else who uses Media Portal might be able to confirm this.

Since I don't use it I don't keep up to date with all the latest news but would be surprised if they didn't as it's a great solution for Windows7 users and supports a large range of codecs including divx/dvid meaning the only 3rd party install you need is an application for MKV wrappers.

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  Reply # 300288 19-Feb-2010 09:13
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So you've just bought a new car - you then rip the wheels off it and put pram wheels on, as a precursor for the new bike wheels you want to use, you then check on the interweb for help when you can't get the pram wheels to go properly...

But seriously...

Why not just check its all working with Media Center, which is part of the OS you bought.

You might find its pretty easy to setup... You don't need any codecs at all... It supports AAC out of the box. I'd go as far as to say its the easiest to setup by a good 500 country miles.

You might also find you keep using it... Most people tend to like it...

You might also find that you end up putting Media Portal in the bin where it belongs (WinTV 7 by Hauppauge should already be there, however it does make Media Portal look good) - or you might use MediaPortal II when its out in 7 years time (it will cook toast as well - but not on both sides until after the beta is finished)...

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So you've just bought a new car - you then rip the wheels off it and put pram wheels on, as a precursor for the new bike wheels you want to use, you then check on the interweb for help when you can't get the pram wheels to go properly...

But seriously...

Why not just check its all working with Media Center, which is part of the OS you bought.

You might find its pretty easy to setup... You don't need any codecs at all... It supports AAC out of the box. I'd go as far as to say its the easiest to setup by a good 500 country miles.

You might also find you keep using it... Most people tend to like it...

You might also find that you end up putting Media Portal in the bin where it belongs (WinTV 7 by Hauppauge should already be there, however it does make Media Portal look good) - or you might use MediaPortal II when its out in 7 years time (it will cook toast as well - but not on both sides until after the beta is finished)...

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  Reply # 300313 19-Feb-2010 10:22
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RustyGonad: So you've just bought a new car - you then rip the wheels off it and put pram wheels on, as a precursor for the new bike wheels you want to use, you then check on the interweb for help when you can't get the pram wheels to go properly...

But seriously...

Why not just check its all working with Media Center, which is part of the OS you bought.

You might find its pretty easy to setup... You don't need any codecs at all... It supports AAC out of the box. I'd go as far as to say its the easiest to setup by a good 500 country miles.

You might also find you keep using it... Most people tend to like it...

You might also find that you end up putting Media Portal in the bin where it belongs (WinTV 7 by Hauppauge should already be there, however it does make Media Portal look good) - or you might use MediaPortal II when its out in 7 years time (it will cook toast as well - but not on both sides until after the beta is finished)...


Couldn't agree more - worth posting it twice too I reckonLaughing

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  Reply # 300319 19-Feb-2010 10:37
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MP should support the Win7 codec as long as hes using one of the later 1.1 betas.. Ive been using the 1.1 Disaster build lately.. Works very nicely..

http://forum.team-mediaportal.com/mediaportal-plugins-47/extended-mp-1-1-disaster-edition-includes-m.../

Wont get into an argument over which is better, Ive used Media Center, Ive used Media Portal. I prefer MP hands down.. Will agree that WinTV should be put in the bin though :p



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  Reply # 300341 19-Feb-2010 12:09
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askelon: Download the SAF codec packs. Send the guy a message to give you the unlocker (for h.264 support).

http://forum.team-mediaportal.com/codecs-external-players-55/saf-v4-00beta-standalone-filters-dxva-r.../

I havent personally tried it in Win7 x64 but just finished off setting up a Win7 32 system with mediaportal and a HVR-1300 card. Worked perfect.



awesome, cheers dude, ill try that out after work



But seriously...

Why not just check its all working with Media Center, which is part of the OS you bought.

You might find its pretty easy to setup... You don't need any codecs at all... It supports AAC out of the box. I'd go as far as to say its the easiest to setup by a good 500 country miles.

You might also find you keep using it... Most people tend to like it...



i'm using Windows 7 PRO, doesn't include media centre, but thanks though



askelon: MP should support the Win7 codec as long as hes using one of the later 1.1 betas.. Ive been using the 1.1 Disaster build lately.. Works very nicely..

http://forum.team-mediaportal.com/mediaportal-plugins-47/extended-mp-1-1-disaster-edition-includes-m.../

Wont get into an argument over which is better, Ive used Media Center, Ive used Media Portal. I prefer MP hands down.. Will agree that WinTV should be put in the bin though :p



hmm, i was using 1.0.2, i'll give the Beta a go as well

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  Reply # 300346 19-Feb-2010 12:14
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Pro includes Media Center - unless its a dodgy Chussian version...

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/windows-media-center


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  Reply # 300347 19-Feb-2010 12:15
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JontyB: i'm using Windows 7 PRO, doesn't include media centre, but thanks though



Windows7 Professional includes Media Center.



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  Reply # 300348 19-Feb-2010 12:16
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RustyGonad: Pro includes Media Center - unless its a dodgy Chussian version...

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/windows-media-center




i'd love to know where... i sure don't have it for some reason

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  Reply # 300351 19-Feb-2010 12:20
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If its not in Start --> All Programs --> Windows Media Center ie up the top of the menu (above the folders), then have a look in:

Control Panel --> Programs and Features --> Turn Windows Features on/off --> Media Features

and check that Windows Media Center is ticked.

Its should be turned on out of the box.



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  Reply # 300354 19-Feb-2010 12:31
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oddly, it wasn't. cheers

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  Reply # 300355 19-Feb-2010 12:31
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RustyGonad: 
You might also find that you end up putting Media Portal in the bin where it belongs (WinTV 7 by Hauppauge should already be there, however it does make Media Portal look good) - or you might use MediaPortal II when its out in 7 years time (it will cook toast as well - but not on both sides until after the beta is finished)...



Nothing wrong with Mediaportal - it's great. All of our TV is watched through it, and WAF is very high (higher than the S1 Tivo's we used to have).


 

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  Reply # 300357 19-Feb-2010 12:34
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FWIW, I use Win7 Home x64, Mediaportal (StreamedMP), Nova-T 500 & Nvidia 9500GT and I don't have any major problems. For codecs I have PowerDVD8 Ultra installed so I used those.

One thing that I had trouble with was EVR rendering - it was producing strange results, artifacts & BSODs. This was cured when I went back to Nvidia's 186.50 drivers.

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