1.0.2 Update: Multiseat problems (1 Viewer)

HTPCSourcer

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    TV-Server Version: 1.0.2
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    Hello,

    I had a fully functional MP 1.0.1 multiseat setup. After updating to 1.0.2 both on server and client, TV/radio do not function anymore. While watching TV on the server itself is working, MP on the client freezes when TV is started. However, the respective stream is triggered on the server and connection is correctly logged. From the graph...jpg it appears that no graph can be built. Switching off the firewall on the client doesn't change the behavior.

    I uninstalled completely and did a fresh install of MP 1.0.2 - no change.

    Anyi idea how to cure this?

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    spacekeez

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    is your mpclient connected to mpserver through cable or wifi?
    i have the same problem. if i use networkcable it works. if i use wifi it doens't.
    do you confirm that?

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    Ruud

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    Hi,

    had similar issue, made a separate thread for it.
    Even fresh install didn't do the trick...
    In a 'desperate' mood I did again a full uninstall of:
    * SAF
    * MP (via an external uninstaller app)
    * multiple instances of c++ 2005 redistributables (via an external uninstaller app)
    * multiple instances of c++ 2008 redistributables (via an external uninstaller app)
    * did a registry sweep: found >50 MP / codec related problems
    * ran filmerit and cleaned 4 codec related issues

    After a reboot and a fresh install of MP on the client it worked out of the box!

    What I did notice in previous attempts was that when installing it always stated that the c++ redistributablw was not installed (although it was????) and it started to install it again (and again etc.)

    Hope this helps,

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    HTPCSourcer

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    Hi,
    Even fresh install didn't do the trick...
    In a 'desperate' mood I did again a full uninstall of:
    [...]
    After a reboot and a fresh install of MP on the client it worked out of the box!
    Hi Ruud,

    I followed your suggestion and uninstalled MP, C++ 2005 and 2008 and cleaned the registry. Unfortunately the result is the same. :mad::mad: MP hangs after the stream from the server is defined. Logs look the same as in my original posting, hence I don't add them again here.

    One more thing: DVD's play nicely on the client. Looks as if the underlying software is correctly installed. The issue is somewhere with the network connection.

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    HTPCSourcer

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    One more thing: the behavior is slightly different in fullscreen mode. The above applies to windows mode, when I launch TV in fullscreen I get the attached message box. Clicking the "close" cross gets me back to the GUI and I can stop MP normally.
    EDIT: OK, now I get the popup in windows mode too... Switching off firewalls on client and server leads to the same behavior.

    Any ideas?
     

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    Ruud

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    Hi HTPC_sourcerer,

    just a though that you triggered.
    When upgrading to one of the earlier SVN's where SP2 for dotnet framework 2.0 was required a strange thing happened to me....
    When trying to open the 'my videos' location that was located on drive H: (network drive), it did not work any more.... workaround was that I first had to start windows explorer, browse drive H: and voila.... under MP the contents were visible....

    Seems like some network name resolving thing to me....

    Yesterday I found a fix for this by entering the UNC name in MP configuration instead of the drive letter: now it works again.

    But back to your problem.....
    Maybe, just maybe the problem is in the way you connect your client to your server...
    I do not use the server's hostname, but instead use the ip adres (and configured the server to be connected too using the IP adres....)

    Maybe, just maybe this will do the trick for you.....

    b.t.w. I have two clients: one wired and one wireless. Both work fine now and I can assure you that I have a very bad wireless connection...

    good luck
    Regards,
    Ruud.
     

    HTPCSourcer

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    Maybe, just maybe the problem is in the way you connect your client to your server...
    I do not use the server's hostname, but instead use the ip adres (and configured the server to be connected too using the IP adres....)

    Maybe, just maybe this will do the trick for you.....
    Nope. I tried this. Both name and IP address behave similarly. Kind of frustrating. I am attaching an extract from MediaPortal.log that shows the following error:

    TSReaderPlayer:Failed to open file:rtsp://192.168.178.35/stream2.2 :0x80004005

    For some reason that I don't understand the client can not access the stream.

    regards, HTPC_Sourcer
     

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