Weird MPEG-2 errors

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  1. MikBix

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    Over the last few weeks I have some weird issues when MediaPortal wants to play MPEG-2 content e.g. tv shows recorded with Mediaportal. The TV show is recorded properly as I can play it with VLC or MediaCenter. Ever since I installed MP I was using FFDSHOW. The way I have setup my CODEC install for MP is:
    - Use PowerDVD 10 codec for both Video & TV.
    - Use FFDSHOW for all other codec requitrements.
    - MPEG1 & MPEG2 codecs are "disabled" in FFDShow.

    If I want to play the tv show in MP it might play fine today but tomorrow it might come up with Unable to play. Ts Mpeg video version 2 Mpeg audio version 1 layer 2

    If I check this TV show in Graphstudio it opens fine and that shows me that FFD is used for the TV shows AUDIO and Powerdvd as the codec. I can even play the show in GraphStudio.

    As I said, it all is intermittent. What I do when MP wont play a recording is close MP, open the recording with GraphStudio or VLC, and play the show. Then open MP again and most of the time it then works.
    What I also noticed is that when MP gives me the error, I',m not able to go look at MP \ Settings \ TV Setup and select the MPEG-2 codec. All other codecs are selectable and if I click on those, they give me a dropdown list of possible codecs. Clicking on MPEG-2 doesn't do anything at all.

    Any ideas or hints?






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    I would run filmerit (link in signature), see if it finds any directshow errors, also might be worthwhile trying to see if problem happens with M$ codecs.

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    Thanks, I'll give that a go today but I doubt that will show any errors. All file formats play fine outside Mediaportal. Mediaportal just seems to forget which codec to use for MPEG-2 files. But will try anyway.

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    No errors reported via Filmerit. Also, would a codec issue prevent me from changing the codec in MP itself via MP \ Settings \ TV Setup and select the MPEG-2 codec. All other codecs are selectable and if I click on those, they give me a dropdown list of possible codecs. Clicking on MPEG-2 doesn't do anything at all.
    It is an intermittent issue. Let' say it works now, I can watch a movie or recorded TV. If I close MP afterwards and start it again the same movie or recording fails. A shutdown and restart of the computer is usually the only fix. It almost looks like MP is loosing it settings every now and then.

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