sluggishness of MP0.7.1 when in network | Page 3

Discussion in 'Moving Pictures' started by arryo, February 19, 2009.

  1. Boiler

    Boiler Portal Pro

    Joined:
    July 29, 2007
    Messages:
    160
    Likes Received:
    7
    Ratings:
    +7 / 0
    Home Country:
    Switzerland Switzerland
    is there a way to get this 0.7.1a release or could anyone pm me the old 0.7.0 version? i currently have start up times of more than 20 minutes, that's just too much...


     
  2. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide all adverts.
  3. armandp
    • Premium Supporter

    armandp Retired Team Member

    Joined:
    April 6, 2008
    Messages:
    990
    Likes Received:
    584
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Application Designer
    Location:
    Zoetermeer
    Ratings:
    +616 / 0
    Home Country:
    Netherlands Netherlands
    Show System Specs
    For the users that are experiencing these slow startup times i have a couple of questions:

    A) How many movies are in your Moving Pictures collection? (approx.)
    B) Do you have UNC import paths (network shares like: //computer/sharename) ?

    I'm suspecting something and i need you to verify the following if you have UNC import paths:

    1) Start moving pictures plugin configuration
    2) With the current issues it should get stuck at "Checking for deleted movies..."

    When it's stuck (progress bar does not move for about 10 seconds) do the following:

    1) With the Moving Pictures splash screen still stuck click on Start -> Run (windows)
    2) Type: "CMD" and then click OK
    3) Now for each UNC path that is also in your import paths type the following:

    Code (Text):
    1.  
    2. NET USE \\computer\sharename  /USER:computer/guest
    3.  
    Replace "computer" and "sharename" with the actual names of the network source, but leave /guest as is

    C) Does the moving pictures startup continue ?

    To bring back/reproduce the slow moving pictures startup time:

    1) Make sure Mediaportal config is not running.
    2) Go to Start -> Run
    3) Type: "CMD" and then click OK
    4) Enter do the following for each UNC import path:

    Code (Text):
    1.  
    2. NET USE \\computer\sharename /DELETE
    3.  
    Replace "computer" and "sharename" with the actual names of the network source.
    Don't worry the /DELETE will not remove files :)


    5) Start the Mediaportal Configuration-> Plugins -> Moving Pictures -> CONFIG

    D) Is the startup slow again (is it stuck on "Checking for deleted movies..") ?
     
  4. Tryzik

    Tryzik New Member

    Joined:
    July 14, 2008
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Home Country:
    Canada Canada
    A) ~320 Movies
    B) Yes, all movies are on network
    C) No noticeable change. Still look about 5 mins to completely load
    D) N/A

    logs are attached. Long startup time is everytime I start Mediaportal or Moving Pictures Conifiguration. let me know if there is anything else I can try.

    Edit: Also, the delay when loading the config is stuck on the "Checking for deleted movies" status

    Moving-pictures-0.7.1.496-alpha did not have this long loading time issue. (and the problem goes away when I revert back to that version)
     
  5. Boiler

    Boiler Portal Pro

    Joined:
    July 29, 2007
    Messages:
    160
    Likes Received:
    7
    Ratings:
    +7 / 0
    Home Country:
    Switzerland Switzerland
    A: 1270 movies
    B: All on network, static mapped network drives (exg x:\192.168.1xx.x\MoviesA-D. since the drives are already mapped i didn't perform the next steps
     
  6. arryo

    arryo Portal Pro

    Joined:
    July 12, 2008
    Messages:
    162
    Likes Received:
    4
    Ratings:
    +4 / 0
    A> ~500 Movies
    B> yes
    C> still take 5 minutes to start (stuck at loading plugins screen)
     
  7. fforde

    fforde Community Plugin Dev

    Joined:
    June 7, 2007
    Messages:
    2,666
    Likes Received:
    1,690
    Occupation:
    Software Engineer
    Location:
    Texas
    Ratings:
    +1,696 / 0
    Home Country:
    United States of America United States of America
    I think I have this issue resolved. If you are experiencing this problem and would like to help verify the fix, please send me a PM. I have also opened an issue for this in our tracker so if you are interested in receiving email updates as progress is made, just star the issue over there.

    For those a little wary of playing with experimental code with limited testing, this will be fixed in 0.7.2 which hopefully should be out within a week if ll goes well.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. rich110

    rich110 Portal Pro

    Joined:
    July 16, 2005
    Messages:
    127
    Likes Received:
    3
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Ratings:
    +5 / 0
    Home Country:
    Australia Australia
    First off, love this plugin.

    Just wanted to say that I have the exact same problem as Tryzik.

    When moving pictures is enabled:

    1. Entering Moving Pic config takes about 5 min (hangs on 'Checking for deleted movies')
    2. When starting MP it takes a very long time (5-10 min) and hangs at "Loading windows plugins..."

    I have ~350 movies accessed over a ntework.

    Just thought I'd let you guys know... happy to provide logs if needed.

    Cheers, Rich
     
  9. Zinu

    Zinu Portal Pro

    Joined:
    February 28, 2008
    Messages:
    650
    Likes Received:
    23
    Ratings:
    +23 / 0
    Home Country:
    Netherlands Netherlands
    I have about ~150 movies on a server location, and I am also experiencing slow Mediaportal startup at window plugins/starting plugins. So I guess I have the same issue :)

    Must say it gets worse every time I add more movies, so it all makes sense. Good to hear it will be fixed in the upcoming release!
     
  10. Boiler

    Boiler Portal Pro

    Joined:
    July 29, 2007
    Messages:
    160
    Likes Received:
    7
    Ratings:
    +7 / 0
    Home Country:
    Switzerland Switzerland
    i can confirm that with 0.7.2, this issue has been resolved

    thanks for the effort!
     
  11. rich110

    rich110 Portal Pro

    Joined:
    July 16, 2005
    Messages:
    127
    Likes Received:
    3
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Melbourne
    Ratings:
    +5 / 0
    Home Country:
    Australia Australia
    +1. Great work.
     
Loading...

Users Viewing Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 0)

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
  • About The Project

    The vision of the MediaPortal project is to create a free open source media centre application, which supports all advanced media centre functions, and is accessible to all Windows users.

    In reaching this goal we are working every day to make sure our software is one of the best.

             

  • Support MediaPortal!

    The team works very hard to make sure the community is running the best HTPC-software. We give away MediaPortal for free but hosting and software is not for us.

    Care to support our work with a few bucks? We'd really appreciate it!