No #TV.Record.Start ... Properties (1 Viewer)


Portal Pro
June 9, 2006
Germany Germany
TV-Server Version: not installed
MediaPortal Version: RC3
MediaPortal Skin: BlueTwo
Windows Version: XP SP2
CPU Type: AMD Athlon 64 3000+
HDD: 4 x Samsung Spinpoint SP2504C (250 GB)
Memory: 2 GB
Motherboard: MSI K8N Neo 4 Platinum
Motherboard Chipset: NVIDIA nForce 4 ultra
Motherboard Bios: AWARD 1.b mod
Video Card: ASUS Extreme 700
Video Card Driver: Radeon X700 (not ASUS-Driver)
Sound Card: Soundblaster X-Fi
Sound Card AC3:
Sound Card Driver:
1. TV Card: Skystar 2
1. TV Card Type: DVB-S
1. TV Card Driver:
2. TV Card: Hauppauge Win TV
2. TV Card Type: DVB-S
2. TV Card Driver:
3. TV Card:
3. TV Card Type:
3. TV Card Driver:
4. TV Card:
4. TV Card Type:
4. TV Card Driver:
MPEG2 Video Codec:
MPEG2 Audio Codec:
Satelite/CableTV Provider:
HTPC Case:
Power Supply:
TV: Loewe systems 16:9 80cm
TV - HTPC Connection: S-Video


if I manual start a record from live TV, then I get the properties #TV.Record.start, #TV.Record.stop and so on.:
1. Go to MyTV
2. Start TV
3. Switch to Fullscreen
4. press r
=> I get the properties know: OK

But I don´t get the properties, if I schedule (Timer) a recording AND don´t watch TV. At scheduling it doesn´t
matter if I use EPG or not:
1. Go to MyTV
2. Go to timer
3. Schedule a recording in the future
4. Go to Main
5. If you see a litte TV-Picture: press STOP
=> At the scheduled time, the Record starts, but I get no Properties

(If I watch life TV when the scheduled Recording starts, then I get the properties).

I tried this with
a) First DVB-S-Card: using for viewing and recording
Second DVB-S-Card: not using for viewing and recording
b) First DVB-S-Card: using for viewing and recording
Second DVB-S-Card: deleted in MP-Configuration
c) First and second DVB-S-Card: both using for viewing and recording
but all 'Configurations' have the same behavior.

I Tried to understand the coding of the related files like RecorderProperties.cs, Recorder.cs, TVCaptureDeviceEx.cs... and so on, but couldn´t find any "mistakes".

Please take a look at the logs (specialy at recorder.log):
First Record at 2007-11-08 20:25:21.328125
Second Record at 2007-11-08 20:55:19.937500

At both Records you can find the logged Event "[Info.][5]: Recorder: recording state changed". Unfortunality doesn´t RecorderProperties 'export' the properties.

Maybe the output for the Record-Properties schould implement at the place, where a Card starts or stops a

Recording (class TVCaptureDevice -> Method StartRecording(...) or StopRecording(...)) and not at class class

RecorderProperties -> Recorder_OnTvRecordingChanged()?

By the way: the same behavior with MP - maybe this info helps.

Thank you for your help!!!!



Portal Pro
June 9, 2006
Germany Germany
Code changed

I downloaded the sources and completly redesigned one method in the file 'recordproperties.cs', which outputs the properties when a record changed (OnTVRecordingChange). Now it works fine for me - even if I´m recording with two DVB-S - cards.

This change is very useful for all user of the lcd-plugin by Joe Dalton.

Tomorrow I try to upload some pix of my LCD (with recording-info´s).

For now, I will search in WIKI for information to upload my changes.



Portal Pro
June 9, 2006
Germany Germany
Update Changes to MP (Final)

Yesterday I downloaded (final) and do all changes again for the new (stable) version of MP. I will test my changes for some days and report the results (maybe with some pictures).


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    If they are working good, pls provide a patch on sourceforge. Thanks!


    Portal Pro
    June 9, 2006
    Germany Germany
    Changes / Bugfixes uploaded as patch

    I just uploaded my bugfix and changes to PropertyManager.cs, PowerScheduler.cs and RecorderProperties.cs (Request-ID: 1842723). This changes based on the sources vom MP final (yes, few day´s after my changes in MP RC3 comes MP final; so I downloaded the sources again and do my changes again).

    With this changes I get the right Recording-Info´s via C.All and LCDHype. Take a look at my picture.

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