MediaPortal 2 Alpha 1 Winter Release! | Page 3

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  1. chefkoch
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    First of all, thanks for the test :)

    @morpheus_xx might add a regex for this.
    The xml config file is definitely a good idea.

    FYI: If you would have tagged your mkv files, MP2 would also detect them correctly, no matter of file or folder naming scheme. ;)
    http://matroska.org/technical/specs/tagging/example-video.html#episode

    If you are using the WinterRelease (without NativeTv) you might be able to connect the SlimTv plugin to your MP1 TV-Server using the MPExtendedProvider. Of course you need to have MPExtended installed to get this working.

    The latest NativeTV-Release is based on MP2 Alpha 1 WinterRelease, so both builds are 100% compatible, which means you can use the MySql plugin for both builds.


     
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    Hi.
    Didn't know that. Great feature... Now I only need a program that add those tags to my 14.000 Series Episodes ;) Best to add all tags to MKV files based on TVSeries DB... BTW another Reason to only use MKV container. I definitely will start to remuxx all remaining .mpg and .avi to .mkv asap...
     
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    Hi.
    I think it would be possible to use mkvpropedit (part of MKVToolnix) for this task. All we need now is a program/script that reads TVSeries.db3 and calls mkvpropedit with needed parameters to tag all mkv files listed in db...
     
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    Currently writing a small utility. First it will only read the data from the TVSeriesDatabase and create the tag files (*.xml) for every movie file.
    Could be extended to extract existing matroska tags from mkv files and modify only series name, season and episode index and write them back using mkvpropedit.
    Non-mkv files could be remuxed using mkvmerge.exe and the created xml file could be included right from the start.
     
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    Hi,
    I just installed MP2 and had a look at the TV and Video section. Now i am a little bit confused, because the CPU usage is very high while watching Videos or live tv. I tried different codecs (LAV and Microsoft) but the MP2 Client produces still much more than twice of CPU usage than the MP1 client.
    Also the GUI seems not so fast as the MP1 GUI.
    Wasn´t the goal from MP2 also to reduce the hardware needs? Is there something like Shift+1 to check which codec MP2 really uses? Perhaps that is the issue?
     
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    We have another kind of statistics, that can be enabled by pressing F10 key. F11 toggles between different render synchronization modes (default, VSync, MaxPerformance), but when a video is playing the GUI framerate is always synchronized with the video.
     
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    Thanks for the Information. I tried all render synchronization modes but the high CPU usage still exists. So MP2 needs a lot of more CPU power comparing to MP1 while playing videos or live tv. Is that a bug or a feature :)
    Will this change in the near future?
     
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    I just gave MP2 another go, it's progressing nicely. Some larger and minor issues:

    I have changed my server since the last time I tried the software and have now problem importing the shares. I use Drive Bender on the server with "Mount Points" for the shares, e.g. a mount point for Videos give "\\server\Videos". This works fine for Windows computers on the network and also MP1. MP2 do not see these shares. I can only browse the non Driver Bender shares on \\Server. Have I missed something? Do you want logs for this?

    TV is working fine for me with MPExtended. It did only accept the local ip and not the dyndns address that I normally use.

    I really miss to input letters with the keyboard.
     
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    Yes please post logfiles and some more information about the shares (and type) you have and which of them doesn't show up. I have never seen or used the Drive Bender feature...

    You can input by keyboard, if you focus a textbox, all keyboard input is accepted (even copy & paste). The VirtualKeyboard (on screen) only appears, if you hit "ok" or "Enter" when textbox has focus.
     
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    You are correct regarding the text input, I clicked on the text field and got the virtual keyboard and then normal keyboard is not working. Normal keyboard is working when textfield is selected and virtual keyboard is inactive. I expected to be able to write with the keyboard when point and click in the text field...

    Driver bender can be tested for free during a limited period of time.
    Driver Bender:http://www.drivebender.com/

    Attached is logs, screen dumps from MP2, windows view of the shares and setup in driver bender.

    Is that enough or do you need something else?
     
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