Intermittent Menu Freeze / Pause Navigation (1 Viewer)


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March 15, 2008
TV-Server Version:
MediaPortal Version: 1.0.2.
MediaPortal Skin: Blue3Wide
Windows Version: Windows XP Pro SP3 + All Updates
CPU Type: AMD Phenom Q9500 QUAD Core
HDD: 640GB Western Digital Black Series 32MB Cache SATA
Memory: 4GB DDR-667Mhz (2 x 2GB Sticks
Motherboard: MSI 7367
Video Card: NVidia GeForce 9400GT 512MB
Video Card Driver: Forceware 185.85
Sound Card: Realtek HD (on-board MSI)
Sound Card AC3: Realtek HD (on-board MSI)
Sound Card Driver: 10/2008
1. TV Card: Compro E800F PCI-E
1. TV Card Type: Analogue + Digital Combo
1. TV Card Driver: Latest Compro-USA Web Site
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:
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4. TV Card Driver:
MPEG2 Video Codec: Tried them All! - Currently NVidia
MPEG2 Audio Codec: Tried them All! - Currently NVidia
h.264 Video Codec: ffdshow
Satelite/CableTV Provider: N/A
HTPC Case: Generic
Cooling: 2 x 120mm Outputs + 1 x 120mm Input
Power Supply: Thermaltake ATX 550W
Remote: Microsoft Original
TV: Samsung 52" LCD 1020x1920 Full-HD
TV - HTPC Connection: D-SUB

Hi all,

I have been using MediaPortal for some time time, and have been very happy with it. Ever since Version 1 (Now running 1.02) I have been experiencing lock-ups and mini-freezes (5 secs or so) when navigating in any of the MP menus.

There are several other posts where users have had the same issue and have solved it by entering the SQL password "MediaPortal" into the TV-SERVER Config. This has not solved the problem for me. The TV-SERVER functions correctly, and I can connect to the config OK, and watch TV in MP.

I have somewhat diagnosed the error - if I enter a "Wrong" TV-SERVER host name in the MP Client Config (I obviously can't watch TV), but the rest of MediaPortal runs fine - no menu freezes. As soon as I add the correct MP-SERVER host name the menu freezes start - MP still functions, just really slowly.

I have tried everything I can think of, but are at a dead end. The issues appears to be the communication between the MP client and the TV-SERVER (which are on the same PC) - I Just cant put my finger on it. Any help would be much appreciated.

MP 1.0.2 (Default Install - Single PC)

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