TV-Server Configuration Fails on Start

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  1. Eboldt

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    I've been using media portal for quite some time but recently I've run into a problem where i get the attached error when I try to open TV-Server Configuration. If I try to watch TV before I open the configuration it will work, but once I try to open configuration I'm not able to watch TV until I restart my computer.



    I have done a clean install of windows and it was working for about a day without any issues, but it has popped up again.

    I have tried to include my logs, but I'm not sure if i've done that correctly.

    EDIT: I've been using Kodi as a front in. I thought I'd give Media Portal a try and i'm not able to watch TV here. I get an error saying,

    "Unable to connect to TV-Server
    Connected to Database
    All IP ports seem to be fine
     

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    Hello and welcome! :)

    The log files are good. (y)
    It looks like TV Server is failing to start successfully because the network port it uses for command/control/communication with MediaPortal, TV Server Config and KODI is already being used.
    I suspect this is something to do with:
    • you having installed MediaPortal 2 and MediaPortal 1 in parallel, OR...
    • security software config preventing TV Server from operating correctly
     
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    It was security software. I run software called covenant eyes, which is an accountability/parental control software that monitors internet usage. I unistalled it and the problem went away. Any idea what I could do to get both working together?
     
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    Not in specifics, no, because I've never used Covenant Eyes.
    In general terms: you have to configure it to allow TV Server to operate normally. That means permitting TV Server to communicate on it's regular network ports (eg. command/control, database access, and content streaming). A blanket block on network access will cripple TV Server.
     
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    Stumbled across this thread, getting the exact same error, also have Covenant Eyes (non-filtering) installed. Did you ever get this fixed? Or, is there a way to have MP try to use a different port for control?
     
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    No. Unfortunately I never did get it to work and just gave up. If you find a way to get it to work, I’d be curious to hear though.
     
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