Video playback stops when MP loses input focus (1 Viewer)


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May 6, 2008
United States of America United States of America
TV-Server Version: SVN19376
MediaPortal Version: SVN19376
MediaPortal Skin: Indigo 2.1
Windows Version: Windows XP SP2
CPU Type: Intel Core2Duo E6300
HDD: Samsung 500GB
Memory: 2GB DDR2
Motherboard: Foxconn P9657AA-8EKRSH
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD3850
Video Card Driver: 8.5
Sound Card: Sweex SC003 (C-Media 8738)
Sound Card AC3: coaxial out
Sound Card Driver: cmidriver-1.2.0
1. TV Card: Technotrend Budget C-1501
1. TV Card Type: DVB-C
1. TV Card Driver:
2. TV Card: ASUS 7134 Hybrid
2. TV Card Type: DVB-T + analog
2. TV Card Driver:
MPEG2 Video Codec: InterVideo
MPEG2 Audio Codec: AC3Filter v. 1.46
h.264 Video Codec: CoreAvc
Satelite/CableTV Provider: Volia Cable
Remote: Technotrend remote
TV: Panasonic TX-R32LX70
TV - HTPC Connection: Sub-D

I have my Panasonic LCD TV connected as a secondary display and MediaPortal is running there. MP is completely controlled by Technotrend remote using corresponding plugin. So, having a fast Core2Duo system, I can work on my primary display while my wife is watching TV or videos :)

But there is a very annoying problem:
1) Start mediaportal
2) Go to My Videos and start watching any video (or run My TV in fullscreen).
3) Activate any other application window on primary desktop screen, or simply click at the desktop.
4) MediaPortal suddenly minimizes to tray and video playback stops.
5) After I click tray icon, reactivate MP and restart video playback, I can work on primary desktop without problems, MP doesn't minimize anymore until it's restarted.

I'm not sure whether it's normal behaviour on single display configuration, but absolutely sure it should be disabled when MP is running on a secondary display.

As far as I remember this was introduced since one of the latest SVN snapshots and did not happen with older releases.

Also I would very appreciate to have an option in config to not show MP window in taskbar and instead always show tray icon.

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