No picture on HD TV channels (1 Viewer)


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December 26, 2006
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TV-Server Version: 1.0 + SVN 01-23-2009--22-00
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Windows Version: Vista Ultimate SP1
CPU Type: Pentium M 760 (2.0GHz/533/2Mb)
HDD: Seagate 300Gb 7200RPM SATA 150
Memory: 2GB PC2-4200
Motherboard: MSI Speedster-FA4 (MS-9625) [Intel 915GM chipset]
Video Card: ASUS EAH3450 512MB
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Sound Card: Intel ICH6 HD Audio / Realtek ALC880
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1. TV Card: BlackGold BGT3540
1. TV Card Type: 2xDVB-T/Alog, 2xDVB-S
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2. TV Card: Nebula DigTV PCI
2. TV Card Type: 1xDVB-T
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3. TV Card:
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4. TV Card:
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MPEG2 Video Codec: SAF 340
MPEG2 Audio Codec: SAF 340
h.264 Video Codec: SAF 340
Satelite/CableTV Provider: Astra 28.2°E & Eurobird 28.5°E
HTPC Case: Antec Aria
Cooling: Stock
Power Supply: Stock
Remote: MCE (mkk 2)
TV: Samsung 26in LCD LW26A33W
TV - HTPC Connection: Sub-D

Hi all

I recently re-installed my HTPC and now have a problem with live or recorded HD TV channels - I get sound but no picture.
I tested in TV Setup/Preview and also get no picture.
If I play a recorded HD channel (.TS) with Media Player it works properly.
MKV HD movies are working properly in MP.

I've attached a log bundle and also separately "graph_MediaPortal PID (964) IFilterGraph = 694F0C0.jpg" which shows that for some reason the MPC video codec isn't connected. What might cause this problem?

I'm using SAF 3.40 with the PowerDVD codec for MPEG-2.



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  • October 11, 2005
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    Right now MP and the h264 MPC HC codec are not compatible.

    The SAF thread also clearly states this:

    I cannot play some *.ts files/My HDTV don't work!
    Well, there is a problem between MP internal TS splitter and MPC-HC decoder, look here: internal-tsreader-ax-45208/#post305001
    Solution? Rename your *.ts files to MKV or MP4 - this will disable internal ts splitter, and Haali doo the
    No solution for HDTV yet... :(

    So for h264 you need a different codec like divx7, powerdvd, coreavc,..

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