LiveTV, Recorded TV problems on client with 1.0.1 (1 Viewer)


Portal Member
January 2, 2007
Niagara Region
Home Country
Canada Canada
TV-Server Version: 1.0.1
MediaPortal Version: 1.0.1
MediaPortal Skin: Blue3 Wide / Streamed MP
Windows Version: Vista SP1 all updates
CPU Type: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ (2.2GHz)
HDD: Seagate 160GB (system), Western Digital 320GB (Recordings)
Memory: 2GB DDR2 667MHz
Motherboard: Asus M2N
Video Card: Asus EN 7600GS Silent 256MB
Video Card Driver: 93.71
Sound Card: Soundmax Integrated Digital HD
Sound Card AC3:
Sound Card Driver:
1. TV Card: HVR1600
1. TV Card Type: ATSC
1. TV Card Driver:
2. TV Card: VBox Cat's Eye 150
2. TV Card Type: ATSC
2. TV Card Driver: 2.1.705.12Beta
3. TV Card: HVR950
3. TV Card Type: ATSC
3. TV Card Driver:
4. TV Card:
4. TV Card Type:
4. TV Card Driver:
MPEG2 Video Codec: MPV
MPEG2 Audio Codec:
h.264 Video Codec: ffdshow
Satelite/CableTV Provider:
HTPC Case: nMedia HTPC 500B
Power Supply:
Remote: Harmony 676, MCE Remote
TV: Panasonic PT-53TW53
TV - HTPC Connection: DVI

After installing 1.0.1 on my server HTPC and then client, I am having issues on the client (the server PC works). The client won't play any recorded TV. It shows a list of recorded TV, but does not respond when a file is selected (stays showing list of shows). It will freeze for 30 seconds or so, then it is sometimes possible to press stop to make the interface respond again but often it just freezes MP and I must Ctrl-Alt-Del and kill MP.

Looking in the logs it seems to be looking at local drives for the files. My TV server is on computer named HTPC and it has recording folers on it of D:\PVR and P:\PVR. The logs from the client computer say it cannot find files P:\PVR\xxxx. Should it not be looking on \\HTPC\P\PVR\xxxx? If this is the problem, how do I fix it?

Also Live TV does not work correctly. After turning TV On, it takes 30 seconds to start playing. After it is running, I cannot change channels without locking up the image. I can however navigate to other menus and stop live TV.

All worked fine with 1.0.0 and the 1.0.1 installation was an update, then after having problems, I did a complete uninstall of MP and a fresh install (a few times). No other plug-ins installed and using Blue3 wide skin.

I hope someone can help.
I can supply logs if required, but not until later today or tomorrow.


Portal Pro
June 9, 2006
Home Country
Denmark Denmark
you could try to fix it by sharing the drives (using NET SHARE command on server ) and assign drive letters to the drives (using NET USE on client)...

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