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  1. rsbrux

    Operating System Win 10 vs. 8.1

    My HTPC has run pretty well for years with Win 7 Pro x64, but since MS is dropping support and a few problems have cropped up, I plan to install a newer OS (not upgrade). I am comfortable with Win 8.1, having used it for years on my laptop. Furthermore, I have seen more posts here about...
  2. rsbrux

    1.23.0 MPE Manager Problem with LAV Filters

    MediaPortal Version: 1.23 Description MPE Manager correctly recognizes LAV 0.74.1 as the latest version, but seems unable to download it (see attached screenshot). Of course, this could also be a problem with the LAV repository. Given the number of open issues listed against 0.74.1, I am...
  3. rsbrux

    IR has stopped working

    @CyberSimian Thanks for responding. Unfortunately, neither of my IR receivers have such a helpful indicator LED. Since @Stéphane Lenclud 's HID Demo sees nothing I presume that the signals are being blocked in the OS, even though I don't find any updates which coincide with the start of the...
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    IR has stopped working

    HID Demo doesn't see anything from the remote, just from the keyboard. As I am reluctant to believe this is a HW problem (see above) is there any way to find out what is wrong at deeper SW layers (e.g. driver, OS)?
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    IR has stopped working

    P.S. To answer my own question, a little more research has turned up Stéphane Lenclud's HID Demo. Thanks Stéphane! I'll see what it shows.
  6. rsbrux

    IR has stopped working

    My HTPC recently stopped responding to IR signals. At first I suspected a HW problem, but the problem remains with two different IR sources (one an original MCE remote with fresh batteries) and with two different IR receivers (one the onboard CIR decoder on my motherboard, the other the USB IR...
  7. rsbrux

    Various bugs, some Zombies ;-)

    I have since upgraded to 1.23. The problem with hanging on startup with main display turned off is no longer reliably reproducible, as it was earlier, but that may have to do with my changed A/V setup. My HTPC is no longer directly plugged into my TV via HDMI, but into my A/V receiver. The TV...
  8. rsbrux

    Various bugs, some Zombies ;-)

    Thanks for your confirmation and especially for the tips about the changes in watched recordings, which actually make sense to me! Obviousl, I should have read the release notes more carefully! ;-} I have rolled back to 1.18 because of the hang on startup without monitor issue, and find that...
  9. rsbrux

    Various bugs, some Zombies ;-)

    MediaPortal Version: 1.20 Description Since upgrading from 1.18 to 1.20 I am encountering a few issues, some of which appear to be risen from the dead ;-) If MP starts when the attached monitor is off (e.g. to update program guide), it hangs on startup. When I turn on the monitor/TV...
  10. rsbrux

    WMP 11 Installation

    I am running MP1 under WIndows 7, which includes WMP11. However, I have been running this combination with WMP11 disabled in Programs & Features for many years now. Because I always forget to reenable WMP before installing an MP update, each new MP installation asks me to install WMP11. For...
  11. rsbrux

    Support for Futaba DM140GINK

    That's quite an impressive bit of work, especially for a 3d party doc! I have filed an information request on the Futaba website. You may also find some useful info on the mythTV website (but you probably already found that ;-) Thanks again for your help.
  12. rsbrux

    No CI/CAM Recognition, Digital Devices DuoFlex CT

    Thanks, I'll wait and see what DD has to say.
  13. rsbrux

    Communication Breakdown between Client and TV Server in Single-Seat Installation

    Been there, done that. This will take some time. I have a collection of 5. Windows Update does not offer me this, presumably because it was included in the roll-ups which I installed (see this). Just to be sure, I downloaded it from the MS catalog and tried to install it, but it says it is...
  14. rsbrux

    BackupSettings for Tv Server and Media Portal

    The message: User batch process AutoCorrect.bat started. Batch process completed with Errorcode 1 which I mentioned on p. 43 of this thread, is still occurring in my new installation, even though I now have a MySQL DB. P.S. MPEI is broken in my installation, but I believe I have BackupSettings...
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    Communication Breakdown between Client and TV Server in Single-Seat Installation

    Meanwhile I found your post explaining why localhost and 127.0.0.1 don't work. I now appear to have a reliable connection to the TV DB. Here is what I did: Gave the PC a fixed IP address and entered this instead of computer name in the MP client configuration. Performed an autorepair on the...
  16. rsbrux

    No CI/CAM Recognition, Digital Devices DuoFlex CT

    The DD TV application broke everything. It reported all cards (2 tuners in my Duo-Flex) as spoken for, even after I terminated the MP TV Service. I uninstalled it but MP also still reported all cards occupied. DD Control Center also looked weird, showing only one tuner. In case it was a...
  17. rsbrux

    Support for Futaba DM140GINK

    Thanks for the new version; it does represent some progress :-) The Open button now functions to enable the remaining elements in the GUI. Unfortunately, nothing I do in the GUI (drawing in the box, "Fill" or "Clear) has any visible effect on the display. It just shows "SCALEO E" the whole time.
  18. rsbrux

    No CI/CAM Recognition, Digital Devices DuoFlex CT

    I configured the CI module as you suggested and can view the CI menu in the DD Control Center, but I still cannot see it in MP's TV Server Configuration (screenshots attached). To be a bit surer, I configured MP's TV Server according to this application note and rescanned, but I still cannot...
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    Communication Breakdown between Client and TV Server in Single-Seat Installation

    Sorry to hear that! The failure to connect to the DB now seems to be a chronic condition (see attached screenshots) I'm not sure that my attempts to change from computer name to localhost or 127.0.0.1 from the MP client GUI are having an effect, because they don't seem to be remembered when I...
  20. rsbrux

    Support for Futaba DM140GINK

    Sorry, my mistake :-} When I reran HID demo, I saw that you were right about the order of vendor and product ID: Product ID: 0x925d Vendor ID:0x1509 A screenshot of the devices page is attached. I managed to get a logfile without too much keyboard garbage in it (attached) by attaching a USB...
  21. rsbrux

    Support for Futaba DM140GINK

    Thanks for the new version. It doesn't crash anymore, but the only enabled button is "Open", and when I click it, nothing happens.
  22. rsbrux

    No CI/CAM Recognition, Digital Devices DuoFlex CT

    After several years of abstinence, I have added some premium channels to my cable TV subscription and have plugged my CI/CAM module back into my Digital Devices DuoFlex CT & Octopus Single CI combination. This worked in previous MP installations and is still shown as supported in the wiki...
  23. rsbrux

    Communication Breakdown between Client and TV Server in Single-Seat Installation

    Thanks for the vote of confidence! Attached is the export file.
  24. rsbrux

    Communication Breakdown between Client and TV Server in Single-Seat Installation

    I can only tell you what I see (screenshot attached). If you will give me the path name, I will happily provide the TV Server configuration settings file as well. Thanks for the explanation! I will give it a try. As a docs team member, I should be able to update the wiki, but I have been...
  25. rsbrux

    Communication Breakdown between Client and TV Server in Single-Seat Installation

    Thanks for your analysis! Unfortunately, that setting is already active. I thought that perhaps the OS was overriding it, but I had also saved the power scheme from my previous installation and installed and activated it in this one, so I don't understand why this installation should behave...
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    Communication Breakdown between Client and TV Server in Single-Seat Installation

    I ascertained that the TV Server was down by starting TV Server Configuration, which reported that the service was not running. I told it to start the service. I rebooted later, because that fixed the problem the last time it occurred. However, the stopped TV Service does indeed appear to be a...
  27. rsbrux

    Support for Futaba DM140GINK

    Thanks for your quick response, and sorry for the long delay in mine. Unfortunately, there isn't much to report. The HID Demo program reported the opposite: Vendor ID: 0x925d Product ID:0x1509 I unpacked all contents of the zip file to a new directory and executed MiniDisplayDemo.exe (all...
  28. rsbrux

    Communication Breakdown between Client and TV Server in Single-Seat Installation

    Embarassingly enough, I overlooked the most obvious possible cause of this behavior. It's not a communication problem; TV Server is crashing! The error logs (attached) show repeated exceptions in the DVB EPG timer. However, the immedaite cause appears to be something which is not recorded in...
  29. rsbrux

    Support for Futaba DM140GINK

    No devices with those IDs. Two devices named "DM-140GINK Demo", both 0x925d/0x1509. The first one is unchecked. The second, with the added text "(Consumer, ConsumerControl)" at the end of the name, is checked. This is difficult, as it is hard for me to do detailed editing work locally on my...
  30. rsbrux

    Support for Futaba DM140GINK

    I don't recall needing any drivers or additional software since migrating to Windows 7. This appears to be the case. "SCALEO E" appears on the VFD display even before the BIOS splash screen appears on the monitor. Since I have already replaced the motherboard (twice:)), I presume that this...
  31. rsbrux

    Support for Futaba DM140GINK

    understood I understand your misgivings, and I have considered using WIndows 10. In fact, I got the Intel Compute Stick mentioned in my system specs with Windows 10 preinstalled in order to play around with it. However, I have many reasons for preferring Windows 7, which I will be happy to...
  32. rsbrux

    Support for Futaba DM140GINK

    Congratulations! I am very impressed that you found such good docs so quickly! I don't recall seeing any other symbols work since trading in Windows XP MCE 2005 for MP ;-) It would be an honor! How can I help? It only shows when MP is running after a fresh start. When MP isn't running, or...
  33. rsbrux

    Support for Futaba DM140GINK

    I don't think it is a defective display; it seems to be a documented limitation of the display driver: Supported Displays - MediaPortal 1 - MediaPortal Wiki
  34. rsbrux

    Support for Futaba DM140GINK

    Sorry for the confusion. I just noticed that the post I referred to is about an LCD display, even though it is in a VFD thread. I have a Futaba DM-140 GINK, which was the original equipment in my Fujitsu Siemens Scaleo E. I have read that the case is also sold as Artisan Elonex. Photos are...
  35. rsbrux

    Support for Futaba DM140GINK

    That would be great! Even better would be to see what it is recording. I suppose it is out of scope to see when it is grabbing EPG, as the client probably doesn't know when the TV server is doing that. I don't recall ever seeing the icons displayed by the driver I am using. I found in this...
  36. rsbrux

    Communication Breakdown between Client and TV Server in Single-Seat Installation

    services.msc shows MySQL as "started" No, the file I quoted from is: D:\ProgramData\Team MediaPortal\MediaPortal TV Server\log\install_1.17.0.0_2017-08-08_18-29-24.log The complete file is attached. P.S. After a reboot, evertything works normally again. However, this has already happened a...
  37. rsbrux

    Communication Breakdown between Client and TV Server in Single-Seat Installation

    How can I do that? I don't find any indication in TV Server Configuration which DB is being used. The installation log tells me only: [ INFO] Database: D:\ProgramData\Team MediaPortal\MediaPortal\Database Here are the files I find in that directory: "D:\ProgramData\Team...
  38. rsbrux

    Communication Breakdown between Client and TV Server in Single-Seat Installation

    Then I presumably have My SQL, at least for MP1. I installed MP2 before MP1, but have deactivated all of its services. Could it still be causing problems?
  39. rsbrux

    Communication Breakdown between Client and TV Server in Single-Seat Installation

    Thanks for the quick response. I just ran the installer without changing anything, and am only assuming that SQLite is the default. What is the default DB now for a single-seat installation? I previously had MS SQL Server and used the Backup Settings plugin to restore some of my settings...
  40. rsbrux

    Communication Breakdown between Client and TV Server in Single-Seat Installation

    Since installing MP 1.17 single seat over a fresh installation of Windows 7 Pro SP1, I occasionally have error messages when opening the EPG in MP client, complaining that the server cannot be found. Changing the MP client configuration to use 127.0.0.1 instead of the computer name does not...
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