Odd External/Internal Player Issue w/ M-P and TVSeries (1 Viewer)

whiskaz

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I just updated M-P, TVSeries and my skin - StreamedMP to current versions. I'm having a strange issue with TVSeries playback but I've found that it's caused by M-P (or at least while the M-P plugin is loaded - removing the dll corrects the problem).

What Happens:
1) If I launch mediaportal and go straight into TVSeries and launch a show (I use an external player), the show plays just fine. When I exit the player to go back into MP, the internal player starts playing the show!

2) If I launch mediaportal and go to moving-pictures and start a movie (external player) then exit and then go into TVSeries and start a show (external player), and exit, it works correctly - the show doesn't start playing again using the internal player.

3) If I remove the m-p.dll, launch MP and go straight into TVSeries, etc, everything works fine (same process as #1, above, but with the moving-pictures plugin removed).

Attached are the logs for MP, m-p and TVSeries. The logs from the problem-scenario begin w/ 'nw_'. The other logs are from the scenario where m-p is launched first and then TVseries (a working scenario).

If I can provide anymore information, please let me know!

Thanks,
Jeremy

ETA: I just reverted m-p back to .65 and it acts the same as #3 above - TVSeries works fine.
 

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whiskaz

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I just tried this with a fresh install of an MP/nightly build on a different machine. The behavior happened with m-p this time. I'd launch the movie in an external player, exit the movie and the movie would start playing in MediaPortal. TVSeries was not involved in this case (but I was using StreamedMP). Going to try a different skin to see if it makes any difference.

Anyone else using an external player that could try this?
 

whiskaz

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I messed around a little with the source, commented out a couple of lines and it sort of took care of the problem (but likely stopped something else from working properly - I wasn't entirely clear on why what I commented out was being done). Obviously I'll leave a proper fix to the devs but... there's more...

Like I said, I hacked a fix for the issue at hand. I was able to start a movie with an external player and stop it without having it start playback inside of MediaPortal. Then I tried duplicating moving-pictures to use with my DVD library (something I've had success with pre-.7). I did this (making sure to include my "hack" to fix the external player issue) and guess what - the problem started up again. Having 2 instances of m-p .7 caused the problem to happen again. Removing either of the m-p dlls, leaving one behind, and all was well.

While the above isn't exactly supported by m-p, I find it odd that this problem pops up under .7, even with the hack in place. Something else is causing it, I guess.

Thanks for trying it out and reportig back, wagenveld.
 

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Well I was able to replicate the behavior and I think I have it ironed out, but I would love it if someone could verify the fix for me. If you are experiencing this problem, don't mind experimental code, and are willing to test this fix, send me a PM.
 

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Fix has been verified by multiple people so we don't need any more testers guys. Very sorry. A new release will be coming most likely this weekend that will include, among other things, this fix.
 

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I am still having this problem even after updating to the latest Moving Pictures version, the latest MP-TVSeries version and the MP svn build that is recommened to be used with the MP-TVSeries latest version.

Any other Ideas? I've searched the forums and found this thread, but updating to the new versions doesn't work for me.

thanks
 

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It's possible the latest SVN of MediaPortal causes a conflict. Can you post your debug logs from when you reproduce the error?

And is anyone else still seeing this issue?
 

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