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MP1 MP2 RAM Disk Advice DE
Hi. If someone is interested in an open source Ram Disk Software without any limitations in size please have a look at IMDisk. This nice piece of software not only is a really fast RAM Disk software, it can replace Programs like Daemon Tools also. I'm using it a long time now, works rock solid. In German part of the forum I have...
Hi. If someone is interested in an open source Ram Disk Software without any limitations in size please have a look at IMDisk. This...
Hi there, I am running an HTPC with Windows 7 (64-bit) and 4GB RAM. The HTPC is a standalone setup and I use this to stream...
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Thanks for the advice everyone here is a copy of the most recent log files
Thanks for the advice everyone here is a copy of the most recent log files
Hi All, I Purchased the parts for a mini itx based HTPC thinking that it would handle all 1080p content smoothly (ie watching a...
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Below 10% while streaming HD. Not much at all.
Below 10% while streaming HD. Not much at all.
Hi, I have an home server (NAS, downloads) with Intel 945GSEJT (single atom cpu with HT, 1.6GHz) 2 GB 533 DDR2 ram 1.5T WD sata2...
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HI there - point taken about MDAPI. Having considered it further I have to agree that when it actually comes down to it, when you factor in the fact that you can easily record masses more than you can watch with freesat and freeview for free, it just does not make sense to pay for more channels that ultimately cannot find the time...
HI there - point taken about MDAPI. Having considered it further I have to agree that when it actually comes down to it, when you...
Although I love my mediaportal setup, I do sometimes wish that I had the option of a few extra "paid for" channels. There are a few...
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okay thanks for that I think what Im doing at the moment is easier :( instead of starting a new thread, does anyone know if the above set up should have any trouble playing 1080p content? I tried avatar and inception and they seemed a bit jumpy (although could be because they are BRRIP) the research I did says that the HTPC I...
okay thanks for that I think what Im doing at the moment is easier :( instead of starting a new thread, does anyone know if the...
Hi All, First post so I hope this hasn't been covered already. I've searched the forums and seen lots of threads about running...
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As far as I know, the GPU in your i3-2120 and the G620 are almost identical (G620 doesn't have QuickSync, but that's not a big deal), so if you are happy with 1080i on the 2120 then the G620 should be fine in theory. Tony
As far as I know, the GPU in your i3-2120 and the G620 are almost identical (G620 doesn't have QuickSync, but that's not a big...
Hello, I am really struggling to understand the limitations of Sandy Bridge integrated graphics and their inability to play...
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Hi there, As I mentioned above, I have just been through all this, getting things re-encoded....playing with LAV (and ffdshow as a PP), and now just using ffdshow. There are a few features in ffdshow (that LAV doesnt do) that I need. Once you get your head around it, its quite simple in what needs to be done. I didnt think...
Hi there, As I mentioned above, I have just been through all this, getting things re-encoded....playing with LAV (and ffdshow as...
Hi, i've buyed a new mobo Asrock A75M-HVS it works quite nicely with an A4 APU and is a lot faster than my old Athlon II 4450e...
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If you're not going to use TV, on the computer you designate as your "server" you don't need to install Media Portal on it at all. Just set up some shares and you're done. On the 'clients' you install Media Portal and use your network shares coming off the server computer for your media folders. For just file serving your file...
If you're not going to use TV, on the computer you designate as your "server" you don't need to install Media Portal on it at all...
Hello, First thing that i have to say is that i don't understand very well this things: Server/client/NAS/Network Share/RAID. But...
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Klar geht HDTV wenn du die geeignete Hardware hast. Aber das geht auch unter dem Windows Media Center. Wo du diese Falschinformation gelesen hast ist mir rätselhaft.
Klar geht HDTV wenn du die geeignete Hardware hast. Aber das geht auch unter dem Windows Media Center. Wo du diese...
Hallo zusammen! Ich bin derzeit damit beschäftigt, meinen HTPC zu bauen. Nun überlege ich, welches MediaCenter es werden soll...
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I would really recommend seperate system due to noise. I small neat system with a small SSD and then external storage with 1gbit connection is the way to do it. (sorry didn't read to whole topic - just wanted to say that noise is a annoying factor)
I would really recommend seperate system due to noise. I small neat system with a small SSD and then external storage with 1gbit...
Hi there, I am currently running a single PC that has got three Hard Drives in it (500GB, 1.5TB and 2TB). Said PC acts as my...
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I built a new HTPC and it will not go to sleep/hibernate. I've checked the power options and everything looks fine there. I'm using IR Server Suite for the first time. Not sure if that is causing the problem. The only other thing i can think of thats different from my other HTPC's is i'm running dual tunners (Hauppauge 2250 and...
I built a new HTPC and it will not go to sleep/hibernate. I've checked the power options and everything looks fine there. I'm...
I built a new HTPC and it will not go to sleep/hibernate. I've checked the power options and everything looks fine there. I'm...
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Hi, and welcome :) Just about any modern CPU and GFX is "good enough" for a HTPC w/MP, IMO. (Your's is way overkill and I guess it is a bit noisy). Regarding Comcast and US TV in general, I'm afraid I'm clueless :sorry:
Hi, and welcome :) Just about any modern CPU and GFX is "good enough" for a HTPC w/MP, IMO. (Your's is way overkill and I guess it...
Okay, I've tried to read and research but I'm officially stuck... Ill begin with my specs. Windows 7 Ultimate AMD Phenom II X6...
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Hi, since this thread is linked from wiki and i think it contains obsolete information, i put here actual solution what worked for me with MP 1.2.2.0, KeyboardInputPlugin 2.4.4.0 and iMON 8.12: 1. iMON VFD - follow all instructions from this guide...
Hi, since this thread is linked from wiki and i think it contains obsolete information, i put here actual solution what worked...
I had problems putting this stuff into the wiki, so I'll put it here fr the moment. THE lc16m is a HTPC case with integrated...
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Jon, I agree - but that can be a pain sometimes. I like to create a bootble DVD with the GHOST file andhave the ability to restore an image completely to the machine. Curtis
Jon, I agree - but that can be a pain sometimes. I like to create a bootble DVD with the GHOST file andhave the ability to...
Hello All - After playing with many other softwares and OS configurations, I have decided that the best solution for me and my...
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AW: Notebook with intel core ix-2xxx and HD3000 gfx fine? Hi, finally bought a Fujitsu A531 with i52410 CPU and HD3000 graphics. I don't watch Blue Ray, so cannot comment, but everything else is fine! regards flintstone
AW: Notebook with intel core ix-2xxx and HD3000 gfx fine? Hi, finally bought a Fujitsu A531 with i52410 CPU and HD3000...
Hi, I plan to buy a new Notebook based on Intel's i3-2xxx or i5-2xxx processor with 15.6" display. Among some offices duties it...
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Hi Mark, Thanks for the prompt response. I've already got a Mission M3 speaker setup, which are not powered. Hence the need for a power amp. Even if I put an amp in each speaker, I'd still need 5 power amps + power supplies. Pete
Hi Mark, Thanks for the prompt response. I've already got a Mission M3 speaker setup, which are not powered. Hence the need for a...
Can anyone give me some advice on canibalising a Pioneer VSX-C502 AV Receiver? Has anyone got a pdf service manual? I wanted to...
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So I'll be better off with a sound card if I want better sound quality? I naively thought my computer would pass the audio straight to the DAC unchanged from the wav file, and the DAC would do the processing. Is this incorrect? I'm still learning...
So I'll be better off with a sound card if I want better sound quality? I naively thought my computer would pass the audio...
I'm completely new to this, but I'd like to have a network of computers to play music, watch TV and movies and occasionally browse...
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Thanks for reminding me how PCI-E actually works :D. It could be temperature although it doesn't seem to be related to how hard the card is working (GPU utilization is very low on SD content but it still drops out) so that leaves a knackered card. :thx:
Thanks for reminding me how PCI-E actually works :D. It could be temperature although it doesn't seem to be related to how hard...
I'm having trouble with my PCI-E graphics card dropping both picture and sound for about a second once every 10-60 minutes. The...
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Re: AW: HTPC build compatibility questions!! Well.. Thank you for your reply. You really helped me out :D
Re: AW: HTPC build compatibility questions!! Well.. Thank you for your reply. You really helped me out :D
Hi! I'm building my htpc and so far i've the following bits: CASE: NOX MEDIA II HTPC PSU: CORSAIR CX-500W CPU: AMD ATHLON...
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Thanks Tony. I'll take a look at it. I'm not sure i'm in a position to start compiling my own custom builds, i'm mainly just a user. This is my first MP installation and i've yet to finish configuring it (although does anyone ever truly 'finish' ;))..
Thanks Tony. I'll take a look at it. I'm not sure i'm in a position to start compiling my own custom builds, i'm mainly just a...
Hi all :D (Hopefully you won't all groan at another one of these threads........) I've had a few HTPC's in the past, with my...
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ooooo it is good price :> Grand Hand View III konwerter (PAL) PC/TV [GRAND HAND VIEW III] | Monitoring | Akcesoria | Sklep Ontech.pl - Gold Partner - Cisco, Linksys, Qnap, Brother, Unitek, PQI
ooooo it is good price :> Grand Hand View III konwerter (PAL) PC/TV [GRAND HAND VIEW III] | Monitoring | Akcesoria | Sklep...
Hi, Has anyone had any experience of the Grand Hand View III VGA to TV converter? There going for about £50 and would seem to be...
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Hi JJayzon, Re the clients, they are pretty easy to set up. I use the Zotac ZBoxes and stream over a wired network using EOP "Homeplugs". I think there are some forum members who stream to about six or more clients :eek: MePo basically consists of two main components, one part is the TV Server and the other part is the Client...
Hi JJayzon, Re the clients, they are pretty easy to set up. I use the Zotac ZBoxes and stream over a wired network using EOP...
Hello everyone, I going to build an HTPC, I want to be able to stream content from sites like Netflix & Hulu, play Blu Ray &...
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AW: 1 HDMI to 2 displays? auvisio hat jetzt nicht unbedingt ausschließlich mit pearl zu tun, gibt es auch bei amazon. ist auch nicht zwingend schlecht, gibt einige testsieger von. ist außerdem genau das was er sucht und dann noch mit verstärker, und für unter 30€... --------------------- auvisio now not necessarily exclusively to do...
AW: 1 HDMI to 2 displays? auvisio hat jetzt nicht unbedingt ausschließlich mit pearl zu tun, gibt es auch bei amazon. ist auch...
Hi all, Is it possible to switch the HDMI output to either - so doesn't need to be simultaneously - a tv or a computer display...
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I understand your confusion. To be honest, I haven't got a clue what it means... ;) Excellent! //W
I understand your confusion. To be honest, I haven't got a clue what it means... ;) Excellent! //W
Hi there, I am running a Server/Client setup in my living room (MP 1.2.1) and run a single Client only PC off this is the...
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Many Thanks for your answer :) Still waiting for ordered parts and cant describe you my excitement :) take care samir
Many Thanks for your answer :) Still waiting for ordered parts and cant describe you my excitement :) take care samir
Hi, I am implementing a very powerful Server edition (good graphic card, excellent cpu....) can i use a very normal HTPC client...
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Apple are great, just don't look at whats in them ;)
Apple are great, just don't look at whats in them ;)
Hey, I am starting a new build for my Media Portal and wanted to get some feedback, here is a link to my Google docs...
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Also take a look here - https://forum.team-mediaportal.com/general-support-51/tv-black-screen-76435/#post566542 - for a way of reviving 'lost' monitors after resume. Tony
Also take a look here - https://forum.team-mediaportal.com/general-support-51/tv-black-screen-76435/#post566542 - for a way of...
I'm having a strange issue with my HTPC setup that is driving me insane. Anytime I turn my system on to use the HTPC, nothing...
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Hello, I think it is not a Mediaportal proiblem, because it happens in another programs. But maybe you have an solution for this. I have connected my Ion 330 Pc Over HDMI with my AVR Onkyo TX SR606 and a LG TV. I use Windows 7 and have the actually Driver form Nvidia. When I will listen to Music with the TV is off, it doesn't...
Hello, I think it is not a Mediaportal proiblem, because it happens in another programs. But maybe you have an solution for this...
Hello, I think it is not a Mediaportal proiblem, because it happens in another programs. But maybe you have an solution for this...
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Let me first point-out that Anything with less then 2 disks is NOT A NAS full stop no discussions they are 0.0% chance of guarding against hardware theft or fire damage .. or device failure.. some do allow some "rescue" options. More later in this post The disk growth doesn't stop so your NAS will be underpowerd some day .. ;)...
Let me first point-out that Anything with less then 2 disks is NOT A NAS full stop no discussions they are 0.0% chance of...
Let me first point-out that Anything with less then 2 disks is NOT A NAS full stop no discussions they are 0.0% chance of...
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I went with the i5 in the end -couldn't resisit it. Careful with that motherboard! I decided that I couldn't quite justify spending nearly £600 on a new case when I had a perfectly good Antec Fusion Black laying around. The only problem I've found is for some really stupid reason, the SATA connectors (bar one) on the motherboard...
I went with the i5 in the end -couldn't resisit it. Careful with that motherboard! I decided that I couldn't quite justify...
This is my 2nd HTPC build (the first one was a while ago and not too successful :oops: ) I have kicked a few ideas around here...
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