[confirm] - TV picture freeze, MP unresponsive, ends in BSOD | Page 2

Discussion in 'MediaPortal 1.1.0 RC 3 to 6' started by doveman, July 10, 2010.

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    I will try removing the Nvidia decoder if it happens again, but hopefully it won't now I'm using the Cyberlink one.

    Regarding the Nova-T 500 and XP, from the Hauppauge thread it seems it's just fine with XP SP2 but that SP3 had a problem with it. As I mentioned before, an update to the usb dlls has sorted that out and the problem with BSOD that it caused was quite obvious as the BSOD always mentioned usbehci.dll.



    It would be unfortunate if the team abandoned XP, as an awful lot of people (certainly that I speak to, maybe not on this forum) have no desire or intention to move to Windows 7 and it would certainly add to the cost of building a MP machine, making alternatives that still support XP more attractive.

    I don't quite understand why you suggest dropping back to an earlier version of MP if you're sure that it's a hardware or driver problem. I can't remember if I was using the Nvidia decoder with RC5 as sometimes when I update MP I start with the Cyberlink decoder and then another MP update comes along before I have the chance to try other decoders, but I certainly used it with a fairly recent RC without any problems. Perhaps the Nvidia decoder has problems with Cat 10.5, which I've only updated to recently, or maybe it's less forgiving of bad signals than the Cyberlink decoder, and crashes and leads to BSOD.

    Anyway, hopefully things will be ok with the Cyberlink decoder.

    Cool, thanks for the tip, that's about 1/2 the price of the Nova-T 500 so I'll bear it in mind if I need another card.

    Is it a USB bridge design like the Nova-T 500?
     
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    No appears to be direct PCI and have had no issues what so ever with resume
     
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    Well, if you drop back to an older version and things work fine, then it is a recent change in MediaPortal that is causing your problem. If not, then chances are it is a hardware/driver problem.

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    Makes it even more attractive. The Nova-T 500 seems to be OK now, but it took a lot of work to get there so a more simple PCI card, with no USB gubbins, would definitely be my choice if I need another one. Cheers for the info.

    Fair enough. I'll probably just stick with the Cyberlink decoder if it doesn't give me any problems though, as I can't be bothered going through all the hassle of downgrading MP to try and find out where the problem with the Nvidia one started. I might see if there's a newer version of the Nvidia decoder and try that with RC6 (or later) sometime.
     
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