[no Bug] - Responsiveness, Changing Resolution, Out of Sync problems

Discussion in 'MediaPortal 1.2.0 ALPHA' started by doveman, March 29, 2011.

  1. doveman

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    Video Card Driver: 10.12
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    There's a few problems here but they might be related and are all covered by the attached logs.

    I was getting BSOD with Cat 11.2, so I downgraded to 10.12, which was working fine for me with MP 1.1.2.

    However, since then MP seems somewhat less responsive. For example, selecting Recorded TV from the TV menu results in quite a long pause before the list displays. If I have TV playing when these delays happen, the picture just freezes in the meantime.

    Even worse, I was watching LiveTV and decided to watch an in-progress recording from the beginning (The Event). This caused my display to go black momentarily and then it came back with a 4:3 picture. When I closed MP, I realised that it had changed my display resolution from 1280x720 to something like 800x600!

    I just checked the decoders, and the MPEG-2 decoder was on Cyberlink Video/SP Decoder (PDVD9), when I normally have it on Cyberlink Video Decoder (PDVD9) as I recall having trouble with the former previously, but not to this extent I don't think. Anyway, I've changed it and perhaps that had something to do with it.



    My friends have also been commenting that my TV is out of sync since I switched to 1.2A. I haven't caught it myself before, but I did see it tonight during an advert when it was quite badly OOS for a couple of seconds.

    I notice there's a lot of worrying looking errors in error.log, which only seem to have occurred since I downgraded to Cat 10.12. I don't have a clue what they mean or what to do about them though, unless they're related to the wrong Cyberlink decoder being used as mentioned above.
     
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    Recordings screen is slow and needs some work (0003435: MyRecordings is slow. - MediaPortal Bugtracker)

    Not going to be an MP bug as MP does not change the resolution.

    This sounds like your video card driver crashed. With all the problems you are experiencing and most of these seem driver / hardware related I have a hunch that you have two components installed which do not want to play nicely with each other. I would try moving the TV card to a different expansion slot and going trying to remove all hardware that you can and then add things back one at a time.

    I am going to mark this as no-bug as above, it is not MP but what appears to be hardware / driver related.
     
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    Thanks for the link to the Mantis entry.

    I do have rather a large collection of recordings. I should really watch and/or delete them sometime (not enough hours in the day!)

    Hopefully the resolution change thing won't happen again and hasn't before, so I doubt my hardware needs moving around. Could be driver related of course, but I haven't had any problems with 10.12 before. I'll try going even further back, to 10.10, if it happens again.
     
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