DVD playback caused system lockups (1 Viewer)


Portal Member
December 19, 2005
MediaPortal Version: RC1 (2005-09-01)
MediaPortal Skin: BlueTwo
Windows Version: Windows XP (SP2)
.NET CLR Version: 2.0.50727
DirectX Version: (9.0c)
Audio Codec: MPEG/AC3/DTS/LPCM Audio Decoder
Video Codec: Mpeg2Dec Filter
CPU Type: Intel Celeron - 2.66GHz
Memory: 1 GB
Motherboard: P5LD2 (ASUSTeK Computer INC.)
TV Card Model: -
TV Card Type: -
TV Card Driver: -
Video Card Model: Radeon X300/x550 Series (64 MB)
Video Card Driver: 5.12
Video Card Resolution: 1200x666
Video Render Type: Overlay
Audio Card Model: Realtek High Definition Audio
Audio Card Driver: -

Playing a DVD ("The Island") in MediaPortal locked up my entire system twice tonight. Frozen image, no mouse or keyboard input (including Ctrl-Alt-Del), frozen VFD display, and loud, looping buzz coming from the audio.

The first time was when I attempted to jump back by 30 seconds (I had previously done this several times with no problem);

The second time was just in the middle of playback when I wasn't doing anything.

I've watched quite a few movies with PowerDVD on this system, and never had any problems. I finally got MP's DVD player configured and working with AC3 audio, but now this new wrinkle...


Portal Pro
August 24, 2004
I had a similar problem using the cyberlink codecs in Media Portal (the program would lock if I pressed the stop button whilst playing a DVD). What I did was change the Audio Renderer to 'Default Direct Sound Device' instead of 'Cyberlink Audio Renderer (PDVD6)' in the Configuration program (DVD->DVD Codec).
Hope this helps.

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