TVservice requires manual stop/start after resume (1 Viewer)

doveman

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TV-Server Version: v1.0.1
MediaPortal Version: v1.0.1
MediaPortal Skin: Blue3wide
Windows Version: XP Pro SP3
CPU Type: Intel P4 2.8Ghz Northwood (non-HT)
HDD: 1*500GB and 1*640GB Western Digital SATA
Memory: 1.5GB DDR
Motherboard: Gigabyte 8i848-PM
Video Card: Leadtek FX5600 256MB VIVO
Video Card Driver: 93.71
Sound Card: onboard Realtek AC97 (ALC655)
Sound Card AC3: no AC3
Sound Card Driver: 5.10.0.6300
1. TV Card: Hauppauge Nova-T 500
1. TV Card Type: DVB-T
1. TV Card Driver: 4.3.25080.0
2. TV Card:
2. TV Card Type:
2. TV Card Driver:
3. TV Card:
3. TV Card Type:
3. TV Card Driver:
4. TV Card:
4. TV Card Type:
4. TV Card Driver:
MPEG2 Video Codec: Cyberlink Video/SP Decoder (PDVD7)
MPEG2 Audio Codec: Cyberlink Audio Decoder (PDVD7)
h.264 Video Codec: CoreAVC Video Decoder
Satelite/CableTV Provider:
HTPC Case: Custom
Cooling: Nexus 120mm Intake Fan, Accelero S2, Mini Ninja
Power Supply: DELL DA-2 AC->12v DC, mCubed EF28 DC-DC board
Remote: Nova-T 500
TV: Sony XBR800 36"
TV - HTPC Connection: DVI

After resuming from Standby, attempting to view LiveTV produces an "Unable to create timeshifting file" error. I have to manually stop and restart the TVservice to make it work.

I first tried with MPStandbyHandler set up to stop the TVservice on Suspend and on Resume to 1) Stop MP, 2) Start TVservice, 3) Start MP. MPSH's logs seem to indicate it was working properly.

I then tried disabling MPSH and instead ticked "Reinitialise service on wakeup" in TVServer/Powerscheduler plugin, which didn't work either.

I've attached two debug logs, one when using MPSH and one using the Powerscheduler option.
 

doveman

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Seems I spoke to soon. When I resumed today I got the "Unable to start timeshifting. No free card available" message again. This was around 17:11 today (16/04). Had to do a manual stop/start of TVservice to get it working again.
 

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Today I'm getting "Unknown error" in place of "No free card available", when trying to view LiveTV or start timeshifting from TVServer config, after resuming.

I've tried setting the TV card detection delay to 10 seconds and also set a 10 second delay on the TVServiceStart job in MPStandbyHandler.
 

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    I've tried setting the TV card detection delay to 10 seconds
    You'll be lucky to get the drivers enabled that quickly, the minimum I have found is 20 seconds and that's on a fast system, so could be anywhere between 20-30 seconds.

    You do need reinit tuners enabled as well in powerscheduler, these are the only 2 things required to get the T500 working successfully from standby.
     

    doveman

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    Thanks, I've increased the delay to 30secs and enabled the reinit service/tuners option as well and it seems to be working at the moment.

    I had the reinit option disabled as that was specified for using MPStandbyHandler but it looks like I won't need to use that now.
     

    doveman

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    Just to confirm things are working fine now, thanks for your help.

    It might be nice to be able to disable the delay for cold boots, as they always worked with delay set to 0 and it does slow the boot down somewhat.
     

    EddieGlitter

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    I have a simular problem which you might be able to help with. if I start MP from cold, I get the no free card error message, 9 time out of 10. If I then re-boot the PC, it works. What setting do up suggest I try.
     

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