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Topic # 24113 15-Jul-2008 16:21
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Hi there
trying to setup mediaportal, however media portal does not pickup my card. i installed the drivers it came with and also power cinema in which the tv card gets picked up and plays tv fine. i read couple of threads though my problem isnt common. can someone help me? what more info do you guys require? i am attaching the logfiles.
http://mp.pastebin.com/mcc55456
http://mp.pastebin.com/mcab80ec

thanks

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  Reply # 148190 15-Jul-2008 16:59
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edit: Seems tv plugin is installed, so i would assume TV server is also. You are configuring the cards in TV server config, right?



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  Reply # 148221 15-Jul-2008 18:19
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hey
i hav no idea wat tv server does, do i need it. this pc is dedicated htpc. any advantages of it?. if so how do i set it up through tv server.

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  Reply # 148224 15-Jul-2008 18:30
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In short: You do need it for Freeview.
http://wiki.team-mediaportal.com/Country_Specific_Informations/NewZealand/FreeviewTVE3

Thats out of date with RC1, so version numbers are wrong, but otherwise it should give you a good enough guide for getting it working.
There are also general how to videos for setting up TV server/mediaportal but i cant find them for some reason.

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  Reply # 148287 15-Jul-2008 20:48
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Silverstone LC14 HTPC Case/Intel E4600 CPU/GA-EP35-DS3 MOBO/Asus EN9500GT graphics/2GB RAM/total 2TB HDD space/HVR-2200 & 2X 150MCE tuner cards/LG GGC-H20L BD Drive/MCE2005/Mediaportal/TVServer 1.1.0Final/LG 55"3D LED-TV/Denon AVR-1803 receiver/X1 projector



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  Reply # 148354 15-Jul-2008 22:49
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1gkar: http://cranznz.googlepages.com/

hey trying to follow your guide but this what i see when i open tv-server, i see nothing listed under tv-server as shown in pic
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  Reply # 148377 16-Jul-2008 00:30
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Did you setup the database? (this is just a guess)

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  Reply # 148383 16-Jul-2008 02:09
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Did you install SQL Server express? You might might also want to download sql managment studio express this will alow you to conenct to and manage the database server.






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  Reply # 148557 16-Jul-2008 17:05
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i managed to tune all the channels in and preview them, they all seem to work. however when i launched the client media portal, it was performing horrible. whenever i went to my tv and turned tv on, it flickered and use to go blank and then black every sec. i could hear the sound however no picture and everything use to freeze. you guys reckon i should use version 2?

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  Reply # 148654 16-Jul-2008 21:23
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Version 2 of what? MediaPortal? No it's only a tech preview at the moment and a LONG way off being usable, also it doesn't have TV support yet.

You will come to realise that getting an HTPC up and running smoothly will take many hours of tweaking and fine tuning. So best to stick with something and get all the issues ironed out. Many of us have MediaPortal up and running with HVR2200 cards, so it can be done Laughing

To start with what h.264 codec(s) do you have installed and have you enabled hardware accelleration.






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  Reply # 148797 17-Jul-2008 11:10
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mcraenz: To start with what h.264 codec(s) do you have installed and have you enabled hardware accelleration.


wel i have AVC, Cyberlink & Purevision HD from Nvidia installed. which one to use for which i know cyberlink is only for mpeg2 i.e dvd. for tv i dont know which to use and how.

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  Reply # 148886 17-Jul-2008 15:37
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Inside Mediaportal configuration, go to 'Television' & set H.264 codec to Cyberlink PowerDVD* or whatever it is called on your system. Then go to 'DirectShow Filter Control' click on PowerDVD* Decoder Settings. Inside there should be check boxes for hardware acceleration for both MPEG2 & H.264. See how that goes.




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  Reply # 151003 24-Jul-2008 16:09
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You should keep the MPEG2 codec set to the default mediaportal codec, from memory the defeault is MPV Decoder

You can preview channels in the TV-Server configuration program, if you can't view the channel in the TV Server configuration program, then i believe there is no point in trying it within mediaportal.




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AVR: Pioneer Elite SC-LX87 220W 9.2 Ch AVR
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  Reply # 151039 24-Jul-2008 17:51
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hey
i used the guides on team-mediaportal, and everything works. however at times changing tv channels and over performance is poor, can it be tweaked? i dont want anything fancy.

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  Reply # 151116 24-Jul-2008 22:02
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To speed things up you could try installing mediaportal on a clean OS with just the required drivers.
I hear that GBPVR might be a bit faster.




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 # 151318 25-Jul-2008 15:26
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gumdigger: hey
at times changing tv channels and over performance is poor

can you elaborate?

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