Time-shift with other recording software (1 Viewer)

rogerbro

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Hi all,

After trying a while to configure my Pinnacle 110i (anlaog TV-Card with software encoder) I gave up and decided to use Mediaportal to play existing content and keep the Pinnacle-Software for recording.
But now I can not use time-shift (watching in Mediaportal while recording with Pinnacle-Software). I can choose the file, but it won't play. It seems Mediaportal can only play mpeg2-file which are "closed" (is this right?)

Is this a "problem" with the build-in player or with the choosen codec (I took the default Mediaportal codec)?
If codec, which codec can handle this (kind of) "open files"?

Any other suggestions how to solve this?


What I also tried is to use (and configure in Mediaportal) a third party player, I used VLC. With VLC I can play this "time-shift files", but since it starts a new application it is difficult use the remote-control the control the player ...
... so, this would be an option, but maybe (hopefully) not the best.


Regards,
rogerbro
 

tourettes

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    MediaPortal uses Microsoft MPEG2 demultiplexer which doesn't support opening files that are opened already for writing. So, in short it won't work inside MP.
     

    rogerbro

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    Thank you for the fast response ...

    Do you know if there is a third party player who better integrate into Mediaportal? Or is there even a possibility to replace the internal player, e.g. with a plug-in-player?
     

    gxtracker

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    have you tried using MediaPortal for your recordings instead of the Pinnacle software?
     

    rogerbro

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    Yes, but it is not really straight forward to configure a TV-card with a software encoder (though, I heard TV-cards with hardware encoders are fine) … I have tried for about 2-3 weeks, the new Mediaportal TV-server and the (old) Mediaportal build-in TV-engine, but gave up now. It either crashed every time when I started recoding (TV-server) or didn't even recognize the channels (build-in module) …

    That's the reason why I decided to keep the Pinnacle software for recording for now …
     

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