Changes in connect pin VMR9 between 1.0 and SVN? (1 Viewer)


Portal Pro
August 21, 2006
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TV-Server Version: TVE3 1.0 Client
MediaPortal Version: MP 1.0
MediaPortal Skin: Blue3
Windows Version: XP SP3
CPU Type: P4
HDD: 40 GB
Memory: 1 Gb
Motherboard: HP SFF
Video Card: Gecube Radeon 9250
Video Card Driver: Latest from WindowsUpdate
Sound Card: Builtin
Sound Card AC3: none
Sound Card Driver:
1. TV Card:
1. TV Card Type:
1. TV Card Driver:
2. TV Card:
2. TV Card Type:
2. TV Card Driver:
3. TV Card:
3. TV Card Type:
3. TV Card Driver:
4. TV Card:
4. TV Card Type:
4. TV Card Driver:
MPEG2 Video Codec: Cyberlink PowerDVD 7
MPEG2 Audio Codec: Dscaler Audio Decoder
h.264 Video Codec:
Satelite/CableTV Provider:
HTPC Case:
Power Supply:
Remote: MCE
TV - HTPC Connection: S-VIDEO

I have a TV client connected via 100Mbps. I have successfully running it for a long period of time with version 1.0 of MP and TV-client (using usertsp=yes).

I decided to upgrade it to a later SVN because of the AMBASS improvements of channel change and also the teletext font size improvements. However, when upgrading (tested SVN 21720 and 22029) MP fails to connect to pins in VMR9. I get the "famous" "unable to connect pin" in the log (sorry, I haven't got the full log). And it instead starts an "activemovie" window - like it resorts to non VMR. The sound works okay.

I have looked through all of my codecs settings and checked filter merit etc but to no avail. And the thing is that as soon as I restore back to MP 1.0 it just works again...

So if the devs have any clues to what have changed in regards to "connecting pins" I would be very grateful. I suspect you are perhaps using some slight different connect method in VMR in laters SVNs compared to 1.0?



Portal Pro
August 21, 2006
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Thanks, for the advice, however there is no DVB card in the client. It is only a network client with the TV-plugin installed accessing the TVE3 server over the network.


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    Portal Pro
    August 21, 2006
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    Well, after some investigation i get this in the VMR9 log:
    03-04-2009 21:18:52.419 [d88]vmr9:InitializeDevice() 720x576 AR 16:9 flags:24 buffers:1 fmt:(32315659) YV12
    03-04-2009 21:18:52.419 [d88]vmr9:flags:
    03-04-2009 21:18:52.419 [d88]vmr9: OffscreenSurface
    03-04-2009 21:18:52.419 [d88]vmr9: RGBDynamicSwitch
    03-04-2009 21:18:52.419 [d88]vmr9:InitializeDevice() StretchRect returned:0x8876086c
    03-04-2009 21:18:52.419 [d88]vmr9:DeleteSurfaces()
    03-04-2009 21:18:52.435 [d88]vmr9:DeleteSurfaces() m_surfaceCount 1
    03-04-2009 21:18:52.435 [d88]vmr9:DeleteSurfaces #0->0
    03-04-2009 21:18:52.435 [d88]vmr9:TerminateDevice()

    When googling about this it seems it indicates my GFX does not support the DX9 call. My old GFX card is only DX8 compliant - but I have been using it for a long time with MP including 1.0. But I guess eventually it was bound to happen... Perhaps it is the refactoring regarding "Flickering tvguide.." etc that caused it - you are using some new DX9 feature that my GFX does not support...

    I guess I'm forced to stay at 1.0 or upgrade my PC (it is only an old business COmpaq EVO SFF, not even an HP). Is there anybody out there who knows of any PCI GFX which are DX9 compliant and have an S-video out?

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