Recording works but not timeshifting (1 Viewer)


Portal Pro
February 24, 2009
Sweden Sweden
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MediaPortal Version: 1.2.2
MediaPortal Skin: Default
Windows Version: Vista Home Premium 64bit
CPU Type: AMD 4850e
HDD: OS: OCZ Vertex 2 120GB SSD, Timeshifting: Samsung Spinpoint F1 1TB, Recordings:WD Caviar Green 2TB
Memory: 4GB 800
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H rev 1.1
Video Card: HD4550
Video Card Driver: Catalyst 11.12
Sound Card:
Sound Card AC3:
Sound Card Driver:
1. TV Card: Digital Devices Cine-S2
1. TV Card Type: DVB-S2
1. TV Card Driver:
2. TV Card: Hauppauge Nova-TD
2. TV Card Type: DVB-T
2. TV Card Driver:
3. TV Card: DD CI module and Alphacrypt CAM
3. TV Card Type:
3. TV Card Driver:
4. TV Card: Digital Devices DuoFlex S2
4. TV Card Type: DVB-S2
4. TV Card Driver:
MPEG2 Video Codec: (SAF v6)
MPEG2 Audio Codec:
h.264 Video Codec:
Satelite/CableTV Provider: Canal Digital Sweden (Thor 5/6 0.8W)
HTPC Case: Chieftec HM-03
Cooling: Scythe shuriken CPU cooler + BeQuiet DarkWings 140mm fan in TV-stand
Power Supply: Built-in with exchanged fan
Remote: iMON + Harmony
TV: LG 55LW450N & LGW1952
TV - HTPC Connection: HDMI through Gefen HDMI detective

I´ve got some strange behaviour of my TV-cards now.

Two problems:
1. The tuners on the Digital Devices Duoflex S2 card works to record TV but NOT to timeshift! Using "manual control / timeshift" in TV-server setup does not work with these tuners. From MediaPortal I can use them for recordings but not timeshifting. See also logs below.
2. I can now simultaneously use 3 tuners for coded channels, but not all 4. My H/W combination of Digital Devices cards + CI module and an Alphacrypt CAM should be able to "Multi Transponder Decrypt" all four tuners simultaneously. I´m almost 100% sure it has worked before, but now I can only use 3 at at time, thereafter I get message "channel is encrypted".

I attached logs from a test I made:
(card nr 4 occupied with a previously started recording)
16.44 Started watching "Kanal 5 Väst". TV-server chose card nr 2, although card 5 has higher priority. Stopped.
16.45 started recording of "Kanal 5 Väst". TV-server chose card nr 5. Stopped.
16.45 repeated trial to watch / timeshift "Kanal 5 Väst" - again TV-server chose card nr 2. => can´t timeshift with card nr 5.
16.46 Started two recordings: "Kanal 5 Väst" - TV-server chose card nr. 5 and "Sjuan" - TV-server chose card nr. 2
16.46 Tried watching "TV8" on the fourth, free card => error channel is coded
16.47 Tried recording "TV8" on the fourth, free card => recording did not start, but no error reported in MediaPortal

My setup: Card nr 2 & 3 on a Digital Devices Cine-S2 v6
Card nr 4 & 5 on a Digital Devices Duoflex S2
Priority order: 4, 5, 2, 3

Grateful for any help on this :)


Portal Pro
February 24, 2009
Sweden Sweden
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Solved the problem with timeshifting: The reason was that I had set "Timeshifting: Maximum free cards to try" to 2, and that made only the two top prioritied cards possible to start timeshifting from manual control. I guess I had somehow messed up the card priorities also, and that's why MP skipped a high priority card. Now all cards work for timeshifting.

However, I can still not use all 4 cards simultaneously for scrambled channels.

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