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Topic # 27078 13-Oct-2008 17:23
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Step right up!!!

MP's awaited new release has arrived. Get it here




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  Reply # 170932 13-Oct-2008 19:34
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Seems a lot more stable still has a time shifting problem could be me



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  Reply # 170935 13-Oct-2008 19:56
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gulfa: Seems a lot more stable still has a time shifting problem could be me
I would hope so, considering it is the combined collection of recent SVNs.

What timeshifting issue are you having?




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  Reply # 170950 13-Oct-2008 21:02
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Even though im not noticing much difference it just feels more stable in the placebo sense
And i've finally got my movie and music library fuctioning correctly which is great.

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  Reply # 170974 13-Oct-2008 22:07
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Yep.  Definately seems more stable.

I also noticed the Blue 2 wide skin seems to have been reworked slightly.

Don't think too much of the new Blue 3 skin, but maybe when they add the widescreen version I'll take another look at it.

Overall, they have done an awesome job, and I still can't quite believe that such a brilliant application is available for free.




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  Reply # 170976 13-Oct-2008 22:17
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I'm still having the same problems I was having with RC2, other than that it's fine.

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  Reply # 170981 13-Oct-2008 22:24
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The Widescreen version of Blue3 should be good, I like the new animations it can do Smile

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  Reply # 171257 15-Oct-2008 12:05
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What issues are you having MrAlan?




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  Reply # 171260 15-Oct-2008 12:28
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mcraenz: What issues are you having MrAlan?


I run a slightly different setup than most MP users as I have a mySQL server running on a remote linux box. Currently experiencing a problem with the mini guide not show data for the current program and showing incorrect data for the next program. The actual TV guide works fine. Seems I have found a solution to this in the fact my linux box's time was out of sync. Lack of documentation regarding the mini guides workings had me assuming it should be using the local time of my htpc like the rest of the guide functionality rather than the time set on my remote database server.

Other problem I experience is when resuming the tvservice doesnt always start correctly. I ran a script which stopped the tvservice and restarted it again upon wake which fixed the problem 97% of the time but there was still the occasional time when mediaportal reported it couldnt connect to the tvservice but it could connect to the database. All this despite the fact the the tvservice.exe process existed and a query of the service returned that it was running. I have a crude workaround that ensures that it works 100% of the time though so I dont miss any recordings.

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  Reply # 171370 15-Oct-2008 22:15
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Because I haven't organised a RAR unpacker I stuck with the original RC2 until I updated to RC3.
One thing I did under RC2 (and RC1 for that matter) was archive TS files and their accompanying XML file out of my recording folder so that I could watch them at my leisure without fear of accidental deletion.
After moving the files, I could go back to the 'recorded tv' files and using clean up and delete invalid recordings to erase the recordings from the database.
This method no longer works in RC3.  Is there another way to remove the offending database entries?  Or is there a better way to archive the recordings you want to keep.




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  Reply # 171372 15-Oct-2008 22:25
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Dingbatt: Because I haven't organised a RAR unpacker I stuck with the original RC2 until I updated to RC3.
One thing I did under RC2 (and RC1 for that matter) was archive TS files and their accompanying XML file out of my recording folder so that I could watch them at my leisure without fear of accidental deletion.
After moving the files, I could go back to the 'recorded tv' files and using clean up and delete invalid recordings to erase the recordings from the database.
This method no longer works in RC3.  Is there another way to remove the offending database entries?  Or is there a better way to archive the recordings you want to keep.


I just copy the recordings I want to keep to my movies folder. Then delete them as normal from the recording folder through My TV.
If your worried about filesize of the recordings you can use handbrake to compress them with xvid or other codecs.

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  Reply # 171380 15-Oct-2008 22:42
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MrAlan:
Dingbatt: Because I haven't organised a RAR unpacker I stuck with the original RC2 until I updated to RC3.
One thing I did under RC2 (and RC1 for that matter) was archive TS files and their accompanying XML file out of my recording folder so that I could watch them at my leisure without fear of accidental deletion.
After moving the files, I could go back to the 'recorded tv' files and using clean up and delete invalid recordings to erase the recordings from the database.
This method no longer works in RC3.  Is there another way to remove the offending database entries?  Or is there a better way to archive the recordings you want to keep.


I just copy the recordings I want to keep to my movies folder. Then delete them as normal from the recording folder through My TV.
If your worried about filesize of the recordings you can use handbrake to compress them with xvid or other codecs.


Yes that is what I used to do but I had to move the files to my Movies folder using windows explorer from outside MediaPortal.  Are you saying you can move them from within MP? 
No luck with the right-click option in recorded TV, when I select the delete recording option it comes up with an error saying it can't delete the file.




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  Reply # 171391 15-Oct-2008 23:44
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Dingbatt:

Yes that is what I used to do but I had to move the files to my Movies folder using windows explorer from outside MediaPortal.  Are you saying you can move them from within MP? 
No luck with the right-click option in recorded TV, when I select the delete recording option it comes up with an error saying it can't delete the file.


I use explorer to transfer my recordings although it wouldn't be too difficult to create a plugin to transfer selected recordings to the movies folder from within MP.

If you 'copy' the file and not 'move' it then it should still be able to be deleted successfully from the My TV section. If you have moved the file then I believe there is a option in the tvserver configuration under recordings to delete entries from the database for files that no longer exist.

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  Reply # 171401 16-Oct-2008 07:26
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MrAlan:
Dingbatt:

Yes that is what I used to do but I had to move the files to my Movies folder using windows explorer from outside MediaPortal.  Are you saying you can move them from within MP? 
No luck with the right-click option in recorded TV, when I select the delete recording option it comes up with an error saying it can't delete the file.


I use explorer to transfer my recordings although it wouldn't be too difficult to create a plugin to transfer selected recordings to the movies folder from within MP.

If you 'copy' the file and not 'move' it then it should still be able to be deleted successfully from the My TV section. If you have moved the file then I believe there is a option in the tvserver configuration under recordings to delete entries from the database for files that no longer exist.


Bingo! Thanks, the TV-Server Config bit did the trick to get rid of the stubborn database entry.  But I'm just wondering what's changed in RC3 to prevent the move option followed by delete invalid recordings from working.




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  Reply # 171874 17-Oct-2008 22:21
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Dingbatt:
MrAlan:
Dingbatt:

Yes that is what I used to do but I had to move the files to my Movies folder using windows explorer from outside MediaPortal.  Are you saying you can move them from within MP? 
No luck with the right-click option in recorded TV, when I select the delete recording option it comes up with an error saying it can't delete the file.


I use explorer to transfer my recordings although it wouldn't be too difficult to create a plugin to transfer selected recordings to the movies folder from within MP.

If you 'copy' the file and not 'move' it then it should still be able to be deleted successfully from the My TV section. If you have moved the file then I believe there is a option in the tvserver configuration under recordings to delete entries from the database for files that no longer exist.


Bingo! Thanks, the TV-Server Config bit did the trick to get rid of the stubborn database entry.  But I'm just wondering what's changed in RC3 to prevent the move option followed by delete invalid recordings from working.
I, too, had this inability-to-uninstall-deleted-files-issue. First time I have struck it. Thanks for the pointer, Dingbatt.




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  Reply # 172162 19-Oct-2008 22:25
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I have reverted back to my previous version of RC2 & 20010SVN for the following reasons:

  -I had lost hardware acceleration with FreeviewHD playback, which caused obvious & major video judder. Making some *.ts files virtually unwatchable.
  -I encountered major video lag. ie. the audio was ahead of the video by some 1 second. This happened in both liveTV & recordedTV playback.

 I did not have the time to conduct tests or gather the logs required for Mediaportal error reports as I needed to get MP up & running for multiple Sunday records. Any future diagnostics will not occur for some time as I have a number of personal issues to attend to. Don't know if others have suffered from similar concerns.




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