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post #12541 of 12547 Old 11-06-2014, 07:59 AM
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WMP says that it can't play them. I presume that's because I've not bothered to install an MPEG codec in this machine. Can find no settings for the DLNA server except for setting its root folder(s). I suspect that the temp file is a Windows thing rather than a NAS thing.
Possibly true on the codec. I've never used WMP because of its limitations and virus issues. VLC and MPC are normally standalone players and don't alter your Windows installation unless you found a third party installation package. A licensed DVD player software will add codecs.

The mpeg file is the DLNA Server transcoding the original because it thinks your device can't play it. Some Servers have a mind of their own and will never work in particular combinations regardless of settings. That's why there are so many DLNA offerings. Sometimes the issue can be as simple as a mismatch between the content and the file extension. A file rename can sometimes fix that. The usual solution is a different DLNA Server.

I gave up on DLNA and bought a Media Player that can browse plain network file shares. If it can't play a file, I can transcode it myself. (or remux it) If it can't see a file, I can rename it.

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post #12542 of 12547 Old 11-06-2014, 09:25 AM
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VLC and MPC are normally standalone players and don't alter your Windows installation unless you found a third party installation package. A licensed DVD player software will add codecs....
Thanks, Steve. The Cyberlink stuff is doubtless why Wendell's WMP can play MPEG video. VLC comes with codecs but keeps them to itself.
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I gave up on DLNA and bought a Media Player that can browse plain network file shares. If it can't play a file, I can transcode it myself. (or remux it) If it can't see a file, I can rename it.
Me too, and that's why I like TViX. It can browse shares and will play almost anything (without renaming)!
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Can anyone imagine why this anomaly would happen with MyHD?

I had a strange anomaly happen with MyHD 130 over this weekend. I left town Thursday morning, Nov. 27, having programmed this PC's MyHD app to timeshift a football game that started at 5:30PM that day. MyHD was configured to go into suspend after the last scheduled recording, and that was the only one scheduled. The recording should have been approximately 5 hours. This almost invariably works as planned. The machine was in suspend, and when I set up things this way the machine comes out of suspend, makes the scheduled recording and goes back into suspend when the recording completes. However, this time I came back to the machine this morning (3 days later) and the machine was on (WTF). There was nothing in the \MyHD Buffer folder when I scheduled the recording, so I expected the files to start with timeshift(0).tp, and increment continuously as 1, 2, 3, etc. However, the first file was number timeshift(5513).tp, and there was 30+ hours of continuous timeshifting in the buffer, and more were being added continuously. The files in the buffer (#5513 onward) were from Saturday at 12:08AM and onward (12:08AM Saturday seeming to be a random point in time!). Timeshifting files 1-5513, had they been there, would have corresponded to recording from the beginning of the scheduled recording until file Saturday at 12:08AM, when for some mysterious reason, files started appearing in the buffer, although the correct station had not been tuned to by MyHD. So, I wound up with 30+ hours of the wrong station recorded at the wrong time. There was a message from Microsoft on the screen, the one I get frequently being a warning that Windows XP is no longer supported, which I dismissed when I turned on the monitor this morning. That may have something to do with this strange behavior, however why actual appearance of files in the buffer would happen when they did is a complete mystery. I checked the MyHD scheduled recordings this morning and that recording was still shown in there and I could see no mistake in the parameters set (including start time, duration, channel, date, capture mode was "Watch").

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Muse, I assume that you set up a programmed "watch" and you have full-time timeshifting enabled. I don't know what went amiss, but I suggest that you use a programmed capture instead of time shifting when you know that you won't be actually watching anyway. That will put a lot less stress on the system and therefore is likely to be more reliable overall.
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Muse, this won't explain all of your problems, maybe not any of them, but I vaguely recall a long-ago discussion of some trouble when the numbers on timeshift files got too large. I don't remember any details such as how large was too large or what happened when the magic number was reached. Perhaps one of the old timers here will remember.

The Microsoft message suggests that you have automatic updates turned on or at least the PC is checking for them. You should probably disable that.
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Muse, I assume that you set up a programmed "watch" and you have full-time timeshifting enabled. I don't know what went amiss, but I suggest that you use a programmed capture instead of time shifting when you know that you won't be actually watching anyway. That will put a lot less stress on the system and therefore is likely to be more reliable overall.
Yes, that's probably a good idea. Yes, I keep full time timeshifting enabled in the app with rare exceptions, very rare.
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