media portal bootup screen & shell switch (1 Viewer)

no_idea

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September 19, 2004
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If you cut and past the registry entry into a file this can´t work.

Try

------snip-------
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
"Shell"="C:\\Program Files\\Team Mediaportal\\Mediaportal.exe"
------snip-------

I think you need the double backslashes.
 

cheezey

Community Plugin Dev
August 26, 2004
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I've already done this and it still doesn't work, as per the previous replies mediaportal seems to have some dependency on explorer running.
 
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Anonymous

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I tried editting the registry directly using regedit, I also had exception problems.

However it worked if I:

Exported the current .reg file in regedit (command under 'File')
Editted this file in Notepad with the necessary changes
Imported this modified .reg file with regedit.

Now XP boots past the login (set to do this with TweakUI) flashes past the Explorer screen/shell and straight into MP.

I have no idea what the difference would be?
 
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Anonymous

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argo said:
I tried editting the registry directly using regedit, I also had exception problems.

However it worked if I:

Exported the current .reg file in regedit (command under 'File')
Editted this file in Notepad with the necessary changes
Imported this modified .reg file with regedit.

Now XP boots past the login (set to do this with TweakUI) flashes past the Explorer screen/shell and straight into MP.

I have no idea what the difference would be?



:D oke that seems reasonable i have edited this part of the .reg in a text editor

"Shell"="E:\Program Files\Team MediaPortal\MediaPortal\MediaPortal.exe"
e:\ is my default XP drive

But then when i import the file nothing changes ......... and yes i have saved the file before importing :lol:

what did i di wrong :?
 
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Anonymous

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Has anyone tried leaving the shell value empty, and adding mediaportal.exe to [HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Run]?
 
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Anonymous

Guest
[HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Run] does the exact same thing as putting a shortcut in the startup folder.

Replacing the shell is a hard prospect, I'm sure if you dig through the msdn archives you can find information on requirements for shell replacement.

Also, here's an shell replacement hosted on sourceforge, you might pick it's brains for ideas. http://sourceforge.net/projects/geoshell/
 

mama

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May 31, 2004
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Is it in the right dimension now? I have black borders at samsonites screen, I think due to the difference between PAL resolution and 800x600.
 
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Anonymous

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mama said:
Is it in the right dimension now? I have black borders at samsonites screen, I think due to the difference between PAL resolution and 800x600.
A bootscreen have to be 640 x 480 x 16 colors. The black borders could be caused of tv-out.
 

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