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post #271 of 370 Old 04-25-2008, 09:01 AM
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I can't image why you would need to re-install the software. Your diagnostic and recovery techniques are unorthodox. By the time you have reported a problem, you have usually erased the evidence and/or solved it. So we may never know what the issue was.

Overall, it sounds like you are having success. Would it be too much to ask for you to talk about that, as well as all the (non) problems you have been reporting?

I might use unorthodox diagnostic and recovery techniques but I think that this program program is unique :-)

It works well but I would love to know how to export the full slot list and what is the 'I" (info ?) button for.
I have 4 changers but use only one on my desk to transfer the data.
I noticed when I switch to the next changer the program still has the old slot data from the previous changer. The only way to clear this seams to "remove and install" the program as well.
Is there a feature to clear the full slot database ?
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I might use unorthodox diagnostic and recovery techniques but I think that this program program is unique :-)

It works well but I would love to know how to export the full slot list and what is the 'I" (info ?) button for.
I have 4 changers but use only one on my desk to transfer the data.
I noticed when I switch to the next changer the program still has the old slot data from the previous changer. The only way to clear this seams to "remove and install" the program as well.
Is there a feature to clear the full slot database ?

I'm just about fed up with your insults and refusal to read the documentation.
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I'm just about fed up with your insults and refusal to read the documentation.

what documentation ?

I am not sure what is faster for a person like me....using IMGBURN and mediachanger.exe (easy to work with) and write a batch file to do it or using your program with all the stuff you have to find out by yourself and in addition receive not very nice commands when suggesting improvements.
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Heh - couldn't let the last post in this thread be so much of a downer!

I just got done reading the entirety of this thread (and it's quite early in the morning here) and I must say

BRAVO to all but especially MD.

While I have a (very very) slight issue that I have used the MD's bug reporting system for (which I suspect is me being the bug, because i'm 99% newb), I am impressed at how easy the gui runs and the relatively good interface with dvdprofiler (which just made me smile!)

MD, don't be too distressed by chicken's stuff - your dialogue with him helped me solve a problem that vexed me for over an hour. I couldn't figure out how to get the drive recognized until you told him to click on the big green box. (OK ... how slow am I? It still too me a bit of time to realize that the VIAO box was more than a title, it ***is*** the big green box! Certainly this is something for the next impossible quiz!)

Anyway, just wanted to leave this thread with a much more positive note, and hope you might have a thought for my reported bug. Again, wow and well done.
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@furrydad

I appreciate the comments. Thanks for uplifting the mood. I shouldn't have penalized everybody else for the issues I caused with my self-imposed workload.

You may be the only person that has used that reporting system! I had forgotten that it was there. I need to replace it with a bona fide support site. I'll take a look, but if you want to also bring the issue here, feel free.

Edit: Gee whiz there are some good bugs in there! I think they were all old though. So if yours didn't get posted properly, go ahead and post it here. I have to figure out what to do with that trouble ticket system. It doesn't have much functionality.
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hehe, in writing up the problem here I solved it as well! I will detail just in case it may be of use to some future person.

OK, here's what happened. I am running windows XP sp2. I am running 0.55 of the GUI and it seems to working as a standalone just fine. Downloaded DVD Profiler (which I think is a pretty neat program). Installed LoadDVDSetup 1.31. Started DVD Profiler again, it sees the Plugin!!!! We're in business I think!!!! Setup a sample set (85) of my DVD's in the xl1b. Had the 0.55 go through each one and allowed DVD Profiler look them up and enter them. Right clicked on one of the dvds, saw the menu saying that it could load that disk, asked it to do so and .... BUMMER! I got an error saying "disk eject error". Did it ten times to different dvd's. No solution.

Played with it occassionally during the week (reinstalled everthing from the GUI to DVD Profiler, etc), no luck, same problem.

Saw your reply, decided to write the above. Wanted to verify everything I did, so I went to tools|verify plugin. Sure enough Load DVD is there. Same result when I try to change a disk.

Went back to reverify the plugin was there .... yup, still there. Hey! Wait a sec, there's an options button .... hmm what happens when I click that??? Opens up .... and it thinks it's working with a different multidisk changer! OK change it to xl1b. Don't see a save button, so I just hit the close "X". same problem - rats.

Open up the options again ... it's back to the other multidisk player ... DAMN! Put it to the xl1b again, but this time tab though, thinking that I missed the save feature. Tab, tab, tab, tab, tab, tab ... hmmm don't see anything. Oh wait .. there it is, up in the menu bar under File. Let out one big fat Homer "D'oh". Then, click File|Save and Exit.

Go back to list of DVD's .. Right click one one and ...... the dvd changes, inserts proper disk and starts to play!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!

EXCELLENCE! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! (Yes I am screaming ... you made my xl1b into a useful tool when MS and their horrible Media Center made me want to cry.)
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Not trying to water down anyone's excitement with this, but...

I read an article (linked from this thread I think) that mentioned the changer sometimes getting a disc "stuck" in the player. This required removal of the cover to manually operate the ejector mechanism. I'm wondering how often this happens as it has a direct impact on whether I try to convince my better half to let me get one.
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.... BUMMER! I got an error saying "disk eject error".

Glad you solved it, and thanks for posting your experiences. That's how we all learn - including the fact that no matter how clearly I think I have described something, there is always room for improvement.

Anyway, just to add some more details. mc/GUI and LoadDVD are TOTALLY independent. They both use mediachanger.exe, but each has its own separate copy. It would be possible for LoadDVD and mc/GUI to be using different versions of mediachanger.exe. (This situation will go away soon when I replace mediachanger.exe with my own version that will be more integrated - similar to what ZorroB has done with his NAS solution).

Sounds like you have chosen the default changer option in LoadDVD. That means that you coded nothing in the Location and Slot fields. When you click on the play icon or menu, LoadDVD will use whatever changer has been defaulted to (ships with Dacal/Ziotek as the default), and then it will create a Location and Slot for you, based on the collection number. That's why you got a "disk eject error". LoadDVD was trying to eject a disk from a (non-existant) Dacal/Ziotek carousel.

So you did the correct thing by changing the default to VGPXL1B changer.

You can also override the default on a disc-by-disc basis by coding changer0/1/2/3/4 in the Location field and the slot number in the Slot field. This comes in handly when you can't use the default scheme to generate the location/slot for you - example: multi-disc profiles.
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Not trying to water down anyone's excitement with this, but...

I read an article (linked from this thread I think) that mentioned the changer sometimes getting a disc "stuck" in the player. This required removal of the cover to manually operate the ejector mechanism. I'm wondering how often this happens as it has a direct impact on whether I try to convince my better half to let me get one.

In my experince this happens rarely (actually so far, never to me). On the Powerfiles, there is an LCD display with a diagnostic mode that allows you to manually unmount a disc (thanks ZorroB!!!). But not on the Sony. But there are only 8 screws, and the device is just "a slide projector" turntable inside (well sorta ...). You can open it up and mess with the discs with little risk if you are reasonably handy.

Good luck even finding one ... People are discovering that they can be useful, and the Powerfiles are way too unreliable. Even with all the problems, I see a vast difference in the usability of the Sony vs the Powerfiles. I have an R200 on loan, my own C200 and 3 Sonys. The Powerfiles are nightmares. Constant IO errors and reboots. I am trying to sugar coat with software, but it is not possible to hide all the issues. The Sonys are actually usable. I have one that chugs along in my Family HTPC for months now.

BTW, anybody with different experience on the Powerfiles? Did I just get unlucky with two bad units?

Edit: More news (Gnus?): I feel like a mamma Gnu on one of those nature shows, liking the afterbirth and watching the calf struggle to its feet.

Today I abandoned the flimsey single-port 4-pin firewire adaptor on my laptop and switched to a 3-port 6-pin cardbus adapter I just bought. World of difference. Each one of my test boxes now has a separate port. No more interaction - when one blows up, the others stay connected. And it is faster and more robust. Reboot the PC, and they show up. Lesson: eliminate daisy-chaining for greater reliability. If you have problems, check your firewire board/card/cables.

I am now playing 2 DVDs (R200), 2 audio CDs (C200), and a music video (Sony) simultaneously - all with no stutter and full quality on my Vista laptop with that PC Cardbus 3-port firewire (Adaptec). GUI sees all the changers and drives. EAC sees all the tracks on the 2 audio CDs on the C200.

Now its on to fixing several GUI bugs, and trying to figure out how to reset drives that go offline to cut down on the need for reboots ...
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MediaDogg:

How many units do you have ? The reason I ask is this, I have always wondered if the limitations Sony claimed exist for using these units are coded in the software, drivers, or the firmware. If they are in the drivers spreading the devices over firewire ports or hubs won't change anything with the five unit limit or the need to order them by serial... I always wondered if adding a second adapter or using a firewire hub would eliminate the limits... (Naturally you would still have the top bus badwidth issues that would prevent actually using a huge number of discs at once, but it would be nice to be able to connect a large number and have them work. Has anyone connected more than five units ?

As far as the question about media getting stuck... I have had that happen a few times and generally it traces back to two different issues. The first is the old slot alignment nightmare, and the second has been poorly manufactured media. There are specs about the thickness of the Disc and even how much glue can be left on the edges of finished discs, but the low budget media makers tend to ignore those. I have found that discs that are too thin or too thick or have too much glue residue they get stuck because they tend to jam in the tray as they are loaded. Once the arm is in motion if it cannot complete the load and the disc does not pull back you get a jam...

I have one changer that I put all of my problem media in because that at least isolates the problem as much as possible. I'll also say that international DVDs, bollywood, porn, and alt music from small music companies seem to form the bulk of the media I have seen with this problem. A good test it to see if the problem follows the media from one changer to another, if it does the Disc is probably to blame (but you can only do this if you have more than one).
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@shizzle

Yeah, I posted somewhere in one of these threads (where??? ), that I saw in some Powerfile literature a detailed recommended tree map. They said explicitly to keep the number of units less than 10, and the number of "hops" less than 3, although there is no theoretical limit. I have no idea whether Sony has put limits in the software to support only up to 5 changers.

mc/GUI is artifically limited to 5 changers now. I plan to make that 10 in the future.

I have 5 changers (4 owned, 1 loaner), but I never use more than 2 on a single PC, except for testing.

BTW I need to update my notes - I was wrong. I just got an IO error on a mount, and watched in disgust as 3 drives and 1 changer disappeared from view, even though all the changers are on separate FW ports. Damn ...
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That is too bad, I was hoping separating the busses would prove helpful... I have had to do a lot of the same kind of timing and error handling work in my Delphi program lately (which is why I haven't got the new version ready for some time). I ended up having to rewrite the error handling completely in order to keep the software from 'freezing' when the drive gets 'borked'. I am not certain it covers all cases, but I think I now have my Delphi program to the point where I can still continue to use the other changers uninterrupted if one of them goes nuts... I hope to post an updated version of my program next week.

I am still looking for a clean software method that can be used to actually reset a changer without powering it down, but so far nothing seems to work. Does anyone out there have any code for resetting a single SCSI or Firewire device without needing to reset the whole bus ?
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That is too bad, I was hoping separating the busses would prove helpful... I have had to do a lot of the same kind of timing and error handling work in my Delphi program lately (which is why I haven't got the new version ready for some time). I ended up having to rewrite the error handling completely in order to keep the software from 'freezing' when the drive gets 'borked'. I am not certain it covers all cases, but I think I now have my Delphi program to the point where I can still continue to use the other changers uninterrupted if one of them goes nuts... I hope to post an updated version of my program next week.

I am still looking for a clean software method that can be used to actually reset a changer without powering it down, but so far nothing seems to work. Does anyone out there have any code for resetting a single SCSI or Firewire device without needing to reset the whole bus ?

Well I think it does help. It's just that it does not totally eliminate issues. I have made some nice changes to the GUI, and have added "Powerfile" support to both the GUI and to mediachanger.exe, but I'm about ready to throw in the towel on any hopes of improving recovery from changer IO errors. Fortunately, the Sonys are stable enough to be useful. You can use them for days or weeks without error, and when something happens, you can usually recover with a reboot that will last for another reasonable period. Not so with the Powerfiles (at least, not with the ones that I have). Virtually after every attempt to mount or unmount results in some kind of IO error. It is worsened by the fact that when it happens, certain IO commands or even simply a request to get the volume name wll hang the operating system - so you don't even get a chance to recover under program control. I suspect that there are minor differences in the IOCTLs for Powerfiles that are undocumented or hard to find out about, because there used to be software for them that must have worked for them to have been used as enterprise archival storage units. But the standard MS IOCTLs that work for the Sony's cause errors with the Powerfiles.

I would not recommend anybody to buy a Powerfile until or unless somebody can validate a set of IOCTLs that work without error.

I will package up the new GUI soon, but it will be most useful only for the VGPXL1B series. It will be able to recognize Powerfiles and control them just fine until an IO error occurs. Then its headache time. Sorry.
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Hey MediaDogg,

Your discoveries about the powerfile and sony xl1b are about the same as what I had observed when I was doing some test a while back.. the XL1B normally runs for me for a good month before I need to reset it (don't know if it's just XP tiring or the XL1B needs a kick.), However the behavior wasn't the same for the c200..

As shizzle said it's a shame that separating these devices still doesn't isolate general exceptions.

Glad to hear you and shizzle are continuing your efforts to make your apps even better then before, I too have issues trying to get better exceptions with these devices.. Please share your finding if you have some better ways of capturing these anomalies.


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Fortunately, the Sonys are stable enough to be useful. You can use them for days or weeks without error, and when something happens, you can usually recover with a reboot that will last for another reasonable period. Not so with the Powerfiles (at least, not with the ones that I have).

Gah ... is the PowerFile even less stable than the bluescreen-inducing Sonys?

As for revising mediachanger.exe: Once you're at it, would you mind checking whether "mediachanger next" works from disc number 198? If I give the command then, it returns Nothing left to mount! rather than mounting 199, but it could just be my changer.
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Gah ... is the PowerFile even less stable than the bluescreen-inducing Sonys?

As for revising mediachanger.exe: Once you're at it, would you mind checking whether "mediachanger next" works from disc number 198? If I give the command then, it returns Nothing left to mount! rather than mounting 199, but it could just be my changer.

Ok, will do. Edit: BUG!!! Easy fix - it will be done, but I did not schedule time to retrofit dual drive support for the next upgrade - it will be added later as next0 and next1 with next being the same as next0 - that's the easiest way based on the code structure. It will remain undocumented for the moment and drive 0 only.
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Ok, finally I made some updates:

http://mysite.verizon.net/vze39sc9/mediadogg/id13.html

There is a new technque for storing titles. I would make a complete backup of the directory that you are using, then make a new directory for gui-056x (anywhere - path bug is fixed ). Then copy the savedtitlesx.txt files into the new folder's \ emp directory. GUI-056x should load the old titles and create the new format files, which use the changer serial number.

This version has lots of code changes, so there is a potential for lots of bugs. Backup your titles files and don't overlay your old folder. The new zip file should be completely self-contained and should not be copied into the old folder.

The changes and enhancements are listed on the web site. Report bugs here.
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Hey Shizzle,

Thanks much for your help (I actually got things working on my own somehow and have only just seen you message...but thank you for your kind words)!

After weeks of success however, I am very saddened...

...about 2 weeks ago I needed to stop my marathon batch ripping with EAC and MediaChanger to address my demo reel. I am hoping to get a job with the World of Warcraft guys (check it out here to give weight to me not being a total technical moron: http://brettmc.com/demoreel_08.htm). But this bum Dell I use has given me problems since day 1 and I was having trouble getting After Effects up and running. So I installed a new nvidia driver and whamo! MediaChanger and EAC running Wetmore's setup went down.

...well, not exactly. Previous to this, I was having some hic-ups, switching between the VGP-XL1B and a slot load samsung CD/DVD drive and running the EAC/REACT setup to fill in the missed rips from the XL1B. And the other variable was that I connected an external IEEE 1394 firewire drive to an always buggy firewire card I installed a couple years back (yeah, I know, I'm screwed).

I cannot verify if it was the drive switching that corrupted something or the addition of the external drive or the silly nvidia driver, but I have done my best to undo these changes. I've tried everything to get the Wetmore setup working again and/or MediaChangerGUI with no luck.

All drivers seem to be updated, although I cannot find the hotfix posted anywhere anymore. RMS is disabled. I have tested other firewire chords (couldn't hurt). The XL1B comes up as Sony DVD/CD-ROM and in the course of updating the drivers, it appears that under Device Manager>Medium Changers the former PowerFile 200 is now Sony VGP-XL1B....? Guess I don't need the hotfix.

Troubleshooting Thoughts (Please bear with me guys...!):
MediaChanger seems to be able to get info from the XL1B, but cannot control it.
1) Can MediaChangerGUI and MediaChanger (Wetmore setup) become disassociated with the XL1B and the scripts/programs be altered by running the Wetmore setup with the 'non-changer' drive?
2) Does REACT config with EAC make changes to any of the aforementioned scripts/programs if drives are changed?
3) Under Device Manager was 'Media Changers' formerly 'Media Changer'? I looked at the ChangerControl.cpp under the Wetmore setup (I have no idea what it is/does) and it says 'Media Changer' and not 'Media Changers'.
4) Drive letter for the XL1B I believe has been constant. Can I see evidence of deviation in any of the following: REACT, EAC, MediaChangerGUI or MediaChanger (Wetmore)?
5) Do I need to get the Sony VGP-XL1B to relist as PowerFile 200 under Device Manager, if so how? (this just changed and i don't think it's the problem. It didn't work as PowerFile 200 20 minutes ago).
5) The XL1B is busted? But it powers up fine, everything physically moves and works. How could I verify this?

I humbly thank all of you for putting up with my lack of expertise in programing/scripting and most things technical and want to thank MediaDogg and Mr. Wetmore for all their efforts.

Shizzle, if you have any words of advice, I would greatly appreciate them. If anyone can suggest anything that might help me finish this almost complete project, I would be forever grateful!!!!!

I have successfully ripped 535 discs and have about 100 more to go (and really want to pack all this junk up and get on with gettin' on)!

Thank you all very much.

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@brettra2

I have no experience with Wetmore's REACT/EAC. The "GUI" was autorip's incarnation of that code - but at the time I had no clue what "REACT" and EAC were. Since then, GUI has eveolved a bit away from that. But also since, I have made my own EAC ripper that somebody paid for. It runs as a helper app along with mc/GUI. Anybody wants it can get it for a small fee. But that isn't the main point of my post.

While doing that little EAC project, I noticed the extreme sensitivity of the script to what was going on within EAC - message, sequence of panels, etc. If the Wetmore solution (which I know nothing about) is an AutoIt script, it will suffer from the same sensitivity, and might need to be tweaked if your system environemnt caused EAC to act differently.

Here are some thoughts:

(1) Run EAC totally standalone, pushing the keys manually, and make sure that no strange or wierd or unexpected messages are showing up. This might be part of the problem.

(2) Cycle on this as many times as necessary: stop all applications that use the changers, go into configuration manager and uninstall all changers, changer drives and all SBP2 IEEE 1394 devices (if you have firewire drives, maybe you should power them down first to avoid disabling the wrong devices). Power off your changers, power down your system, power on the changers, then power up your system / reboot - in that order. Go back to configuration manager - see if all is ok. If not, repeat the whole process. It may take two or three tries to clean out all the old instances of dead SBP2 devices.

Good luck!!!
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Hey MediaDogg!

Thanks for getting back to me. How have you been?

I have cycled through the second set of suggestions you had and came up with different results each time, especially on how the changer was listed. None of which were the way it was.

Right now it seems to be the mounting function that does not work in either MediaChangerGUI or the Wetmore REACT/EAC setup. I have no idea what I've done to ruin this once prefect thing...grrr.

I'll let you know what I find. Is there a chance I installed software for the changer somehow that preempting the mounting functionality?

I'll keep trying.

...and thanks for tempting me again with your personal software offer. I got this to work once, I must be able to do it again...I hope.

Thanks!
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Right now it seems to be the mounting function that does not work in either MediaChangerGUI or the Wetmore REACT/EAC setup.

I have had troubles like that myself. Now that things are working, I dare not even think of running Windowsupdate ...

Try the following: Locate MediaChanger.exe (should be in a /temp subdirectory of the GUI* folder under Program Files). Run "cmd" (it gives you a command prompt), change directory to where the MediaChanger.exe is (I assume you have not added it to your path) and give the command "MediaChanger drivestatus". What does it respond?
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Hi porcus,

The path to my MediaChanger instal is: C:\\GUI-055

The path to MediaChanger.exe is C:\\GUI-055\ emp\\MediaChanger.exe

This is what I get when I execute "MediaChanger drivestatus":
C:\\GUI-055\ emp>MediaChanger drivestatus
\\\\?\\sbp2#sony&vgp-xl1b&lun2#003060a100009077#{53f56310-b6bf-11d0-94f2-00a0c91efb
8b}
changer0: serial: a100009077, drive0: empty, sourceslot=-1

What does this tell me? Should I make changes to my REACT and/or EAC files?

I am at the point of reinstalling everything...grrrr.

Please do let me know what you all think.

Thanks much!!!!
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Update...

When I run GUI-056x.exe I get these comments in the interface:

Current Slot Mounted: empty

Disc Label: ***Drive not ready***

In the following dialog boxes I have:

Slot # 'blank'

Changer a100009077

Drive S:\\ 0

I have no idea if this helps anyone diagnose what is going on... mounting still fails.

Thanks again!

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Update again...

Should the VGP-XL1B show up under My Computer as "DVD-RAM Drive"?

Is there anything under "Properties" for the VGP-XL1B that should be set, besides disabling autoplay?

...sorry to post again. Many thanks all!

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...last time

What versions of the following should I be running?
Microsoft User-Mode Driver Framework Feature Pack 1.0
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable
Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 1

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It shall show up as DVD-RAM Drive yes.

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This is what I get when I execute "MediaChanger drivestatus":
C:\\GUI-055\ emp>MediaChanger drivestatus
\\\\?\\sbp2#sony&vgp-xl1b&lun2#003060a100009077#{53f56310-b6bf-11d0-94f2-00a0c91efb
8b}
changer0: serial: a100009077, drive0: empty, sourceslot=-1

What does this tell me?

Well, good news: this shows that MediaChanger.exe, and hence your computer, are indeed communicating with the changer. "empty, sourceslot=-1" is returned when no disc is loaded from the carousel into the drive -- but also upon errors I think. Now let us eliminate those:

If you merely give the command "MediaChanger" (actually, it is case insensitive, this is MS-Windows ...) you will see a synopsis of the usage.
'mediachanger fullslots' should list the full slots. Give that command and remember at least one full slot -- typically 000 will be full if anything is loaded.

Try 'mediachanger mount 0' (or with 0 replaced by a number from the fullslots list). Then you should hear it inserting a CD in the drive. Then give the command 'mediachanger drivestatus' -- then it should return blah-blah-blah drive0:full, sourceslot=0 (or with the 0 replaced). Does it?

Then try 'mediachanger next' and then 'mediachanger drivestatus'.


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Should I make changes to my REACT and/or EAC files?

Maybe, I don't know -- I don't use (R)EAC(T), I use dBpoweramp -- and the main reason was that I found it less sensitive to user interaction issues. See my posting in this thread.
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I agree with Porcus. The changer is connected. It seems that the drive is not. As I said before, you need to get those SBP2 devices stabilized. The fact that you tire of it and give up doesn't make it all of sudden start working. Windows has to be happy. Try once more deleting all those SBP2 1394 devices - no matter where they are - under changers, DVD drives, unknown devices, 1394 devices, wherever. One or more of those dead entries is blocking your drive from getting connected - therefore no mount.

Although, 056x reports a drive letter ... hmmm it can't get that unless the drive is responding. so maybe things are OK at the connectivity level. BTW, don't believe the "not ready" in GUI-056x. It's new code, and I mentioned that there may be some quirks. I'm not yet correctly distinquishing between an empty drive and one that is full and truly busy or not ready.

I agree with the suggestions made by porcus - tell us what happened.
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On porcus suggestions:
Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
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C:\\Documents and Settings\\Brett>cd ..

C:\\Documents and Settings>cd ..

C:\\>cd GUI-055

C:\\GUI-055>cd temp

C:\\GUI-055\ emp>MediaChanger
usage (changer defaults to unit#0):
Mediachanger unload [changer ]
eject the disk in slot
Mediachanger load [changer ]
Accept the disk and put into slot
Mediachanger mount [changer ]
mount the disk in slot to the drive
Mediachanger unmount [] [changer ]
move the disk in the drive to slot . If is not
specified then put it back to the slot that it came from.
Mediachanger slotfull [] [changer ]
Is there a disk in slot ? If is not specified
then display the status of all slots
Mediachanger drivestatus [changer ]
Show the status of the drive. Returns -2 if drive is empty, -1 on error,
source otherwise.
Mediachanger fullslots [changer ]
List all slots with media
Mediachanger emptyslots [changer ]
List all slots without media

C:\\GUI-055\ emp>mediachanger fullslots
000: full
001: full
002: full

C:\\GUI-055\ emp>mediachanger mount 0
MoveMedium(ChangerSlot, 0, ChangerDrive, 0) failed with 0x8007045d

I will now attempt uninstalling all the firewire devices.

Thanks guys!!!!! You both rock!

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no luck as of yet.

could the player just be busted at this point. i have opened it up and all is well, nothing jammed. Could it be the runtime environment? maybe i have upgraded beyond wat was working? i've even tried to force other drivers on the listed DVD-ROM (that is the sony) and have rolled back to the powerfile 200 driver. nada!!!

should i start tearing out all firewire cards that did not come preinstalled? i was having some issues with my samsung/cyberhome internal cd/dvd burner/ROM ejecting just when everything stoped working...? Again I was using the REACT/EAC Wetmore setup with that drive when all went kaput.

any thoughts?

Thanks again guys!

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C:\\GUI-055\ emp>mediachanger mount 0
MoveMedium(ChangerSlot, 0, ChangerDrive, 0) failed with 0x8007045d

Yikes ... I have no idea whether this is a firewire issue, a driver issue, or the changer itself. Sorry.

But: It is not related to (R)EAC(T).
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