I am wondering if all this things should work with Windows 8.1 with Media Center?Hello again John
Easy problems first:
Install the patch from here. It should solve the slow tuner detection problem nicely:After reboot, I opened media portal and it looked like the tuners were not available so I checked the ceton diagnostics and that was fine, in media portal tv config, the ceton tuners were missing, tho they works fine in WMC.
You need to isolate whether the problem is with playback or with the source....along with my problem of trying to record three to four shows at once in WMC, two of them stutter but it kind of varies, Sometimes I can record three and they are fine, It may just be that this is my main pc and I'm doing other things e.g. (browsing the web, watching tv shows in mpc-be and what not). But this PC is kinda fast, and it does not look like I'm using even half of it's potential.
So, I tried to record USA HD, just a single episode of criminal minds for testing purposes (to see if my recording problem is specific to WMC). The video was jerky.
To do that, first ensure you've configured codecs in MediaPortal:
I recommend you install the LAV codecs (you can do that via the MP Extension Installer, link on your desktop or in the MP folder in the start menu) and set LAV for all options except audio renderer which should normally be default directsound device.
Then try playing live TV again. If you still experience a problem, switch MP to windowed mode (press alt+enter) and open the tuner web page, TV Server configuration and Windows task manager.
Start live TV in MediaPortal. It should be stuttering.
In TV Server configuration, go to the "manual control" section and select the channel that you're viewing in MP. You should now see the signal/strength quality readings from the tuner and the discontinuity count, similar to this:
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If the discontinuity count is constantly increasing it means the problem is server side (ie. TV Server or tuner or related); if not, it is client side (ie. MediaPortal or playback related).
Assuming the problem is server side, view the signal statistics for the tuner on the tuner page in the web browser.
Please take a screenshot so we can see the signal level and SNR values.
Also, in task manager go to the performance tab and open the resource monitor - please take a screenshot so we can see the CPU and HDD utilisation levels and top programs using CPU/HDD.
Seems unlikely, but there are a lot of variables.Could watching a pre recorded TV show in MPC-BE cause recordings to stutter?
It is far more likely that the recording has the stuttering recorded into it due to issues when the recording was recorded. As above: please follow the instructions above to determine whether you have a client or server side problem, and we can proceed from there.
This is likely a codec problem. Configuring codecs is a critical setup/configuration step with MediaPortal. Please do the thing with LAV described above and it should solve this.So I rebooted because when trying to switch channels (USA HD to FX HD)
I got a black screen, waited a few minutes and nothing so I switched back to USA HD and it played for a few moments then kinda paused, so I gave up.
Nah, we can sort this out.I must say, out of all the computer and electronic related stuff I have come in contact with, the ceton infinitv 4 pci-e & infinitv 6 eth really hate me or something!
I have tired almost al of these things if not all of them and the tuners keep showing as "unknown" on the TV Server
I have tested with a different PC and they work fine on Windows 7 pro x64.
I currently have the following setup:
MediaPortal 1.6/1.7 Tired both with above patches
Windows 8.1 with Media Center
Ceton 6 ETH: Both Regular Drivers & Beta
HDHOMERun Prime: Both Regular Drivers & Beta
Blackhawk 802.11ac wireless Router
No Firewall enable on router or windows
UPNP is enabled on wireless but have tired with disabled too.