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is this at all useful if i were to reduce the latency on my tv tuner cards?
is this at all useful if i were to reduce the latency on my tv tuner cards?
Utility to set PCI Latency and possibly prevent game stutter or improve FPS and reduce live tv/movie stuttering. This tweak is...
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OK, thanks Marcus! I'll keep this in mind in the future. Just for info: I have 2x 500GB Samsung Spinpoints, a clean Vista Ultimate installation for 4 days now, no recordings yet, no other programs installed other than MP and her preferred 'helpers' (ffdshow, haalimediasplitter, deamontools, winrar, purevideo, RealAlternative, MPC)...
OK, thanks Marcus! I'll keep this in mind in the future. Just for info: I have 2x 500GB Samsung Spinpoints, a clean Vista...
Setting your windows desktop to a higher refreshrate makes watching tv/video/dvd smoother. You can check this by playing some...
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Is possible to encrease bitrate of wma to ae 1400? Is possible to encrease bitrate of wma to a.e. 1400?
Is possible to encrease bitrate of wma to ae 1400? Is possible to encrease bitrate of wma to a.e. 1400?
The MediaPortal transcoding engine uses third-party filters to enable us to transcode the DVR-MS recordings to other formats...
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There is a very simple way to edit out the "lead", "lag" times and commercials out of your recorded DVR-MS files. There is an article on MSDN demonstrating how easy it is to manupulate DVR-MS files. One of the examples is the code for splicing the DVR-MS files. (incorporation of the features in MP ? hint... hint...) link to the...
There is a very simple way to edit out the "lead", "lag" times and commercials out of your recorded DVR-MS files. There is an...
There is a very simple way to edit out the "lead", "lag" times and commercials out of your recorded DVR-MS files. There is an...
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MP1 MP2 (MPEG2) Codec guide DE
Sorry for not reading the full Thread Looks like we have a Good link
Sorry for not reading the full Thread Looks like we have a Good link
19.06.2004: First (MPEG2) Codec Guide Update 09.02.2005: New (MPEG2) Codec Guide Update 21.02.2005: DVR-MS -> MPEG Filters, SVCD...
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Thanks for the tip. I'll take a look at that
Thanks for the tip. I'll take a look at that
I have written a couple of .bat scripts that will use open source/freeware software to: rip and burn dvds (sorry no dvd9 to dvd5...
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MP1 MP2 120 DPI DE
120 DPI is not supported. Not sure who is to blame on this one, Microsoft, DirectX or Mediaportal, but has cropped up before, usually during setup, where certain buttons would not show. Unfortunately I know of no workaround, maybe someone does ! Regards
120 DPI is not supported. Not sure who is to blame on this one, Microsoft, DirectX or Mediaportal, but has cropped up before...
I have been searching for half an hour but with no results. I have a problem with full screen view. If I use 120 DPI caracthers...
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jcee, I do believe that the wake up alarm fucntion is embedded in the BIOS of all new computers. AFAIK, it works just like a hardware based RTC (albiet a little more complex :-) but the principle is the same). The bios stores a time/day/month stamp which it constantly compares to the clock (each time it ticks or whatever) and when the...
jcee, I do believe that the wake up alarm fucntion is embedded in the BIOS of all new computers. AFAIK, it works just like a...
How to setup a perfect HTPC with MediaPortal and PVR Scheduler This is my configuration of my HTPC with following features: -...
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How do I run Mediaportal through Girder? When I just doubleclick my Mediaportal icon on the desctop, the program just opens up as a window on my pc monitor... Not much Girder experience but it looks like a clever solution :)
How do I run Mediaportal through Girder? When I just doubleclick my Mediaportal icon on the desctop, the program just opens up as...
So here it is. It's a little complex and requires 2 additional applications (both shareware and common), but it definitely works...
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Since AC3 filter got MM merged into it ... should non-pass through ac3filter be possible now ... such that configure ac3 filter to upmix stereo to 5.1 and send it out sp/dif as ac3 and still allow ac3 to be passed through for like ac3 divx movies and dvd's? between these forums and ac3filter forums i am hoping to find a solution to...
Since AC3 filter got MM merged into it ... should non-pass through ac3filter be possible now ... such that configure ac3 filter to...
Download ffdshow https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=53761&package_id=59355 Set the AC3 and DTS in audio...
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Hello, I just wanted to say that you don't need AC3 filter to transcode from AAC/mp3 to AC3 (spdif or coax) . Just use ffdshow. I already wroted a simple explanation on how to do it --> https://forum.team-mediaportal.com/showthread.php?p=91681#post91681 This trick involve that ffdshow encode in AC3 (yes he can do it) But it will...
Hello, I just wanted to say that you don't need AC3 filter to transcode from AAC/mp3 to AC3 (spdif or coax) . Just use ffdshow. I...
I finally got AC3Filter and Purevideo working as they should. However the process involved was not as I expected. Having...
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I use the EasyApps plugin for BTV. It generally works for me.
I use the EasyApps plugin for BTV. It generally works for me.
Hi all, Just wondering if there is an easy way to add a menu item to the main menu of the MediaPortal to allow me to launch...
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Its easy. At the end of the day the most important thing is getting the content in there. Even if its messy, someone else can help tidy it up. If you want to know how to write the basic syntax, see here: http://www.maisenbachers.de/dokuw/wiki:syntax However the edit boxes on our wiki has buttons for things like bold, text...
Its easy. At the end of the day the most important thing is getting the content in there. Even if its messy, someone else can...
just found this: http://htpcnews.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=2117 All technical shortcuts explained.
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Nope tried it in my setup running full screen and get the time and date, NIIIICE!.
Nope tried it in my setup running full screen and get the time and date, NIIIICE!.
Theres one (small) thing that always bothered me... that i always had to leave Fullscreen TV or video to see what time it actally...
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Yes, their both great programs.... together they are awesome!
Yes, their both great programs.... together they are awesome!
Don't know if this is the right plce to post this, but it is a tip and it is working 8) I have a rather large M3 collection...
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Fyi, the popular dtvcontrol.exe for controlling certain DirecTV settops via serial control did not work for me out-of-the box with my D10-100 settop. (I was just trying to use the included GUI. I could power on/off, but could not change channels.) I didn't spend too much time on it, and others have used it successfully with MP, so...
Fyi, the popular dtvcontrol.exe for controlling certain DirecTV settops via serial control did not work for me out-of-the box with...
Fyi, the popular dtvcontrol.exe for controlling certain DirecTV settops via serial control did not work for me out-of-the box with...
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DScaler would cause My TV to crash. The only working codec which allowed screen resizing was Nero. I installed the patches and everything cleared up including the ability to use Exclusive DirectX. Thanks for the list. Keep up the good work.
DScaler would cause My TV to crash. The only working codec which allowed screen resizing was Nero. I installed the patches and...
Microsoft released a couple of patches which will also solve some problems for MediaPortal. We recommend that you install them...
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These tips are specific to the Audiotrak Prodigy 7.1 HiFi, but they might be useful for others. Please post a reply with your sound card brand+model if this was the solution you needed so others may search and find this :) Contents: Prerequisites: Reason for these tips: AC3/DTS pass-thru (with MPA Decoder Filter) AC3/DTS...
These tips are specific to the Audiotrak Prodigy 7.1 HiFi, but they might be useful for others. Please post a reply with your sound...
These tips are specific to the Audiotrak Prodigy 7.1 HiFi, but they might be useful for others. Please post a reply with your sound...
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All of my encoded xvids has out of sync audio. Is it comskip, or is mencoder encoding at 30fps instead of 25 or something? Could someone please upload their working comskip.ini / stattik batch for me to try...?
All of my encoded xvids has out of sync audio. Is it comskip, or is mencoder encoding at 30fps instead of 25 or something? Could...
Well I tried copying it into here since it says HTML is ON but it didn't work, so I'll just link to my original post on my blog. It...
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I can't get my 2ndary LCD TV to startup in FS. I use /fullscreen /screen=1 and tried /fullscreen /screen=0 but both screens are always the same. I tried checking "Startup in FS" and trying the above commands but its always FS when that's checked. Using Screenselector, I only see my computer screen and not my TV.... Using 2.3 and...
I can't get my 2ndary LCD TV to startup in FS. I use /fullscreen /screen=1 and tried /fullscreen /screen=0 but both screens are...
*** UPDATE 13/1/2007 - Works with MediaPortal 0.2.2.0 *** Happy newyear ;) With the following executable (attached is also...
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an all-in-one tool to do a lot of things like this from the command line is nircmd. http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html I use this to switch resolutions from my remote, and a bunch of other things. Very useful..
an all-in-one tool to do a lot of things like this from the command line is nircmd. http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/nircmd.html...
Hi, I've read around on these forums alot (including searching ALOT) and found that dual displays are not supported in MP. So...
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yepp, I added a new start.bat last night, should be included in the next update, thx
yepp, I added a new start.bat last night, should be included in the next update, thx
THIS INFO IS ONLY FOR CVS-BUILDS - NOT FOR NORMAL INSTALLS !!! I have learned that a few DLLs needs to be re-registered when...
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These provide low res streams of the BBC news http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsa/n5ctrl/tvseq/news_ost/nb/wm/video/news1_nb.asx http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsa/n5ctrl/tvseq/news_ost/nb/wm/video/news6_nb.asx http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsa/n5ctrl/tvseq/news_ost/nb/wm/video/news10_nb.asx I use them as URLs in Myradio as a Streaming station.
These provide low res streams of the BBC news http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsa/n5ctrl/tvseq/news_ost/nb/wm/video/news1_nb.asx...
These provide low res streams of the BBC news http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsa/n5ctrl/tvseq/news_ost/nb/wm/video/news1_nb.asx...
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MP1 MP2 Bigger fonts DE
latest version automaticly scales fonts Frodo
latest version automaticly scales fonts Frodo
many people might complain about it so i repost an answer from frodo to the "bigger fonts" question, plain and simple: thanks...
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Hi. I'm trying to change increase the thumbnail size in the Big icon view. <textureWidthBig>128</textureWidthBig> <textureHeightBig>128</textureHeightBig> <itemWidthBig>164</itemWidthBig> <itemHeightBig>154</itemHeightBig> <thumbWidthBig>104</thumbWidthBig> <thumbHeightBig>104</thumbHeightBig>...
Hi. I'm trying to change increase the thumbnail size in the Big icon view. <textureWidthBig>128</textureWidthBig>...
edit mymusicsongs.xml with a notepad. look for <description>Thumbnail Panel</description><type>thumbnailpanel</type>. add those...
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Hi Frodo, Could you be more specific as to which Tools/Options in Step 1 above? Are we in MediaPortal or in the MediaPortal-Setup? Thanks for your help. Morten Hi Morten, The post by Frodo is almost two years old. Within the context of Mediaportal that's quite enough to consider it outdated. Tools /options is...
Hi Frodo, Could you be more specific as to which Tools/Options in Step 1 above? Are we in MediaPortal or in the...
How to get My TV working Requirements -tvcapture card with onboard MPEG2 encoder. For example an Hauppauge PVR 250/350/USB2...
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MP1 MP2 Causes for stuttering TV (1 Viewer) DE
Hi, I've never voiced my problem. I use The Search feature and filter through every single other thread on the board and use them as my benchmark to work off. Nor do I want to mess around with my system any more. I used to use all the SVNs and stay on the bleeding edge, also tried TV Server, but found myself, and in particular...
Hi, I've never voiced my problem. I use The Search feature and filter through every single other thread on the board and use...
Because I had so much problems with stuttering tv on my box, I thought it might be a good idea to post a checklist for everyone...
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Hi, Sorry; by ccd.ax file I meant CaptureCardDefinitions.xml it was just me being lazey by calling it the ccd.ax file, so for anyone else wanting to make this mod don't look for a file called ccd.ax it is actually called CaptureCardDefinitions.xml I am pleased the edit helped you out. Russ
Hi, Sorry; by ccd.ax file I meant CaptureCardDefinitions.xml it was just me being lazey by calling it the ccd.ax file, so for...
After downloading MP I could not get it to work with my Twinhan DTv Ter(D+A) card. I eventually made an edit to the ccd.ax file...
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Awaiting a CD ripper plugin, this is how I configured a CD rip solution. The idea is that I want Media Portal to play a CD when I insert one, but I want the CD to be ripped at the same time, so I don't have to use the actual CD again. This is an easy way of digitizing your CD collection. Of course I don't want to be bothered by...
Awaiting a CD ripper plugin, this is how I configured a CD rip solution. The idea is that I want Media Portal to play a CD when...
Awaiting a CD ripper plugin, this is how I configured a CD rip solution. The idea is that I want Media Portal to play a CD when...
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for better look, you can change the colors in the weather module by editing myweather.xml. try this :
for better look, you can change the colors in the weather module by editing myweather.xml. try this :
for better look, you can change the colors in the weather module by editing myweather.xml. try this :
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MP1 MP2 Change font sizes DE
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There's already a Tips & Tricks post for fonts, but it's a little brief and the question keeps cropping up so I thought I'd expand...
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Worked like a charm
Worked like a charm
Hi, I searched the forums and documentation and could not find anything. If it exists out there please forgive me. Anyways I...
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I payed about €150, and trust me, it is worth it :D
I payed about €150, and trust me, it is worth it :D
I have a little tip for those of you that are testing everything, and needs to go back to a clean windows installation or presaved...
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