Unable to Play Recorded TV (1 Viewer)


Portal Member
January 16, 2006
Area: Media Portal Program
MediaPortal Version: RC1 (2005-09-01)
MediaPortal Skin: BlueTwo
Windows Version: Windows XP (SP2)
.NET CLR Version: 1.1.4322
DirectX Version: (9.0c)
Audio Codec: MPEG/AC3/DTS/LPCM Audio Decoder
Video Codec: Leadtek MPEG Muxer
CPU Type: Intel Pentium 4 - 1300MHz
Memory: 255 MB
Motherboard: D850GB (Intel Corporation)
TV Card Model: General S/W encoding card
TV Card Type: Software
TV Card Driver: -
Video Card Model: Nvidia Geforce4 MX 440-se (64 MB)
Video Card Driver: -
Video Card Resolution: 1024x768
Video Render Type: Overlay
Audio Card Model: Creative AudioPCI (ES1371,ES1373) (WDM)
Audio Card Driver: -

I am unable to play recordings. When i go to play them it shows an image of the recording then goes back to the "Recorded Tv" screen. When i locate the files they are only 200kb in size. Can anyone help.
I tried different codecs but cant get any with them.


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  • December 7, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Home Country
    Dont know where to start with this one. :?

    0200RC1 is no longer current, so if your going to use Release candidates then use RC2.

    .Net will need to be upgraded to .net 2

    Leadtek MPEG Muxer is not a Video codec.

    A 1.3Ghz is just borderlining on minimum recommended requirements.

    256mb of memory is a little to low, its the minimum recommeded by windows XP by itself. 512mb is definately recommended.

    Software cards arent supported anymore so the recordings might not be starting, hence the 200kb size.

    A GF4mx is a DX7 card so it falls much under spec.


    Portal Member
    January 16, 2006
    lol thanks for the heads up,
    guess it was just my ignorance, :oops: didnt even think minimum requirements.

    many thanks


    Portal Member
    December 28, 2005
    I had this problem also but changed to the ffdshow codec and all worked fine after that.

    Even with that said, software encoding is the suxxors. I just changed to the MCE 150, so much better & easier...

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