media portal sluggish when pressing record. (1 Viewer)


Portal Member
January 16, 2005
I have media portal set up a treat on my system though it is very sluggish when i press record move around the tv guide, with live / time shifting tv on . i just want ot know if this is the the limitation of my system or the program or im doing something wrong. can anyone help with this.
I have mce 2005 and it does this without a flicker with the same decoders.

my spec is

MP Version: rc1
Skin: mce
Windows Version: mce 2005
CPU Type: athlon 1ghz
Memory: 1gb
Motherboard Chipset: via chipset
Video Card: fx 5200
Video Card Driver: latest nvidia
Video Card Resolution: 720 x576
Video Render Type: VMR9
Video Codec Type & Version: nvidia decoder
Audio Codec Type & Version: nvidia decoder
TV Card: pvr 250
TV Card Type: hardware
TV Card Driver: latest


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  • April 27, 2004
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    hard to tell. I have a PVR 350 and a Athlon XP 1700+ and this works quite ok when recording. No problems here when recording and eg. watching movies.

    Sluggish EPG is a problem i also have. I think it is MP related, especially when you have much data (i have two weeks with 30 programs).



    Portal Pro
    September 27, 2004
    I suffer from similar things, it looks to me like the activity on the database goes nuts when you do that which takes up resources.. thats just what it looks like of course, I cant say for sure.

    I find the EPG generally seems to struggle with alot of disk activity when you change something (add recordings or remove them etc)


    Portal Member
    January 16, 2005
    does anyone know if this is being looked at as my wife will not let me use mp full time until, it is as smooth as mce, even though i keep telling her it works a lot better :0)

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