Losing network connection crashes MPTail (1 Viewer)


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  • January 7, 2005
    When MPTail is run on a different PC than the log files are located rebooting the networked PC causes MPTail to crash. Not a big bug but a bug still :)


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  • April 27, 2007
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    I have videos on a NAS drive. MP seems unable to detect that it is connected sometimes - possibly due to the drive being in low power mode. It appears that MP times out too quickly when trying to access the external drive.

    This did not happen in RC1 and may be related to the issue you have here.


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  • April 3, 2006
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    That is a windows issue to some extent, I'm assuming you are also using a wireless connection as, for wireless, the network cannot be brought up before the user has logged in which causes drives to appear as disconnected and Mp not to recognise them.

    Use this cmd file to get around the issue replacing <nas address> and <Gateway address> to your ip addresses just place in startup and set MP not to automatically start

    @echo off
    echo Waiting for wireless....
    Ping -n 2 > nul
    ipconfig | find /i "<Gateway address>" >nul
    if errorlevel 1 goto waitloop
    echo Waiting for nas....
    ping <nas address> | find /i "TTL" >nul
    if errorlevel 1 goto waitloop2
    net use z: \\<nas address>\hdd_1_1_1 /persistent:no
    net use y: \\<nas address>\hdd2 /persistent:no
    echo starting....
    "C:\Program Files\Team MediaPortal\MediaPortal\MediaPortal.exe"


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  • January 7, 2005
    MPTail is not related to MediaPortal, its an external utility for watching logs :D So these two posts are in a wrong forum area.

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