MP2 - V2.1 - TV Config crash, Media Source Error, Flickering at Playing, ...

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  1. Sarah

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    Hello all,

    as suggested I gave Mediaportal 1.1 Pre 2 a try but I was again extremely disappointed like by my last test 1-2 years ago.
    It's sad seeing so much efforts getting into it, while it is still unusable :(

    So here is my list of errors, bugs and problems:

    TV Configuration
    - Fails always with: Failed to startup tvserviceSystem.Runtime.Remoting.RemotingException
    Screenshot see Snaggy - easy screenshots
    (Stopped MP1 TV service and set to manual before installing MP2)

    Settings
    - Got lost in settings, sub-settings should have a general entry for the first sub-settings.
    - Adding a media source on local harddisk always says "Internal Error", but is stored anyway
    - How can I install new plugins?
    - Where can I configure my remote control?

    Playing
    - Flickering when playing video with another window showing on the same screen
    - Flickering with black screen when playing videos and having the "player configuration" layer open, continues even when layers are closed. Movie has to be stopped and started from beginning to get rid of the flickering
    - Intelligent zoom does not respect resolution ratio
    - Resuming video does not display the time where I have been
    - Unable to fast forward, pressing fast forward stops movie for a second and then continues



    Cheers,
    Sarah
     
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    Thanks for feeding back.
    Looks like there's a conflict somewhere with the existing MP1 TV Server installation, not sure about this atm.
    Can you elaborate a bit more on how you'd expect it to look/work, we are aware that as the settings have grown navigating has become a bit unwieldy and are open to suggestions on how to improve it.
    This is already fixed in the next version.
    There is currently not a plugin manager to do this for you automatically, you need to download the plugins manually, either from the plugin repo here or the subforum here and copy the files to either 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Team MediaPortal\MP2-Client\Plugins or 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Team MediaPortal\MP2-Server\Plugins', depending on whether its a client or server plugin.
    Try this plugin.
    This is not normal, without logs I can't really comment on what's going on there.
    Again, this is not normal and seems to work OK here, I'd need logs to confirm but fast forwarding is heavily dependent on the used codec. Note that pressing FF once doesn't increase the speed by much, press it multiple times to increase it further. I'd also recommend (as with MP1 ;)) using the 'skip steps' to navigate through a video by pressing Left/Right on your remote/keyboard.
    I've added this as a feature request on our issue tracker here.

    If you are interested in getting help with your playback issues you'd need to post a set of debug logs showing the issues, there's an overview of collecting logs in the Wiki.
     
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    Hi.
    I'm using MP2 "productive" since many years now... So it definitely is not "unusable". If you are used to MP1 you need to forget 99% of what you "know" from there. MP2 is completely different so you can not do things like in MP1. The only thing that is similar is the TV configuration because it uses the same TV engine. But everything else is not even in the same universe.

    I'm pretty sure you didn't read a single line of the Wiki because most things you mentioned here are explained in Wiki.

    The flickering and the other playing issues are caused by a bug in recent LAVF filters. You need to downgrade to 0.67 (or if you want to playback BluRay ISO to 0.65). Final version will come with 0.65 if LAVF is not fixed in meantime. This is a new finding that's why Pre2 still comes with faulty LAVF version...

    A MCE remote is working ootb without any configuration. How to use different remotes is described in the Wiki...

    MP2 comes with all main plugins. There are only a very few ("App Launcher", "CEC Remote", "Emulators" and "WebRadio" are the only one I know of atm, if the Atmolight plugin already is ported to 2.1 I don't know as I don't have matching hardware) external plugins available. Once you've made it through the main MP2 installation you are 99% complete. The functionality of at least the following MP1 plugins are included in main MP2:

    TVSeries, Moving Pictures, Online Videos, Fanart Handler, Latest Media Handler, World Weather Lite, Logo Manager

    Also all those functionality is included the main installer package it is less than half the size of the MP1 installer... How to install the few remaining external plugins also is described in Wiki and/or in the plugins forum.

    The TV Config Error is due to a not running MP2 server. Why the server is not running is impossible to say without logs.
    How to provide logs also is explained in the wiki.
     
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    Thanks for your answers. I'm answering both of you in one posting.
    I was told that I only have to stop the tv service of MP1 before installing MP2.
    I am using client and server on one computer.

    I do net see the complete categories where I am only one parent category.
    I can only use back to go to the parent category, better would be when I can choose the parent category.
    Now: Snaggy - easy screenshots
    Should: Snaggy - easy screenshots

    Logs are attached.

    I am using skip steps, but I also need fast forward when skipping ads.
    Fast forward works without problems in MP1.

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    TV is not working and video playback flickers. So at least for me it is unusable.

    I read the wiki, also your articles "Der Einstieg in MediaPortal 2 (nicht nur) für Umsteiger von MP1" but did not found anything to solve my problems.

    0.65 are installed by MP2 and it flickers with 0.65. I upgraded to 0.69 but it still flickers.
    Another question, why aren't you using 0.69? 0.65 is 2 years old.

    I am using an MCE remote control. Fast-Forward is not working, it is working in MP1.

    Thanks for your help.
     
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