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dbone1026's Avatar dbone1026 05:11 PM 08-29-2011
You should also try to have your path and playerpath nearly identical. For example, your path is referring to your C: driver whereas your player path is referring to your PC Videos Share. Have your path refer to the Share and not the C: drive

dbone1026's Avatar dbone1026 05:14 PM 08-29-2011
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Ok, thought I read somewhere individual folders. NBD... will move Four Brothers to my folder on my C drive called my movies. And yes, I can access the shares great and play them on the PCH. I am now tryiong to get yamj set up. Thanks again!

You can point to individual folders, but you are pointing to an actual file (i.e. four brothers.mkv is a file)
met64's Avatar met64 06:12 PM 08-29-2011
Damian,

I am heading out of town for a few days and after messing w/ yamj today need to step back. Not sure what I am doing wrong but I have followed your guide to set this up and something just isn't connecting.

I will continue reading and hopefully w/ a fresh perspective FRiday and can knock this out. Thxs again!!
met64's Avatar met64 06:18 PM 09-01-2011
Damian,

Ok Finally figured it out and YAMJ got about 50% of my movies correct. NBD, will try again. But, its either I am a complete idiot or am still missing a step. When I surf my PCH library I don't see any media art??? I see the jukebox folder and cn open and a file says index htm. I read somewhere to click this and the JB would display. Can't open the file. So, on my PCH I see my movies (this is where my yamj is saved as well. YAMJ scanned and like I said I will need to rename some files. But, how do I get the YAMJ to display? I am getting there... any help appreciated. Thank you
sean_w_smith's Avatar sean_w_smith 07:56 PM 09-01-2011
if it doesn't display at all how do you know 50% of the movies are correct?

can you browse the library on your PC. double click on the index.htm file
met64's Avatar met64 02:52 AM 09-02-2011
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if it doesn't display at all how do you know 50% of the movies are correct?

can you browse the library on your PC. double click on the index.htm file

Sean,

Thats what I did.... browsed the folder that is titled " jukebox" which is in my YAMJ folder. I browsed through "jukebox" and can see the the movie art. I try to click on the file index.htm and get "windows can't open this file" error. I am using W7. Thanks!
sean_w_smith's Avatar sean_w_smith 09:14 AM 09-02-2011
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Sean,

Thats what I did.... browsed the folder that is titled " jukebox" which is in my YAMJ folder. I browsed through "jukebox" and can see the the movie art. I try to click on the file index.htm and get "windows can't open this file" error. I am using W7. Thanks!

There is nothing in the jukebox folder you need to browse. Have you even output your jukebox to the NAS yet?

I'm really confused as to where you are in this process.

what guide did you follow?

if windows complains about the file your file extension mappings are messed up on your PC. Fix those and you might have more success.

Another way to do it instead of double clicking is from IE click file open and then open the index.htm file

Sean
met64's Avatar met64 09:48 AM 09-02-2011
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There is nothing in the jukebox folder you need to browse. Have you even output your jukebox to the NAS yet?

I'm really confused as to where you are in this process.

what guide did you follow?

if windows complains about the file your file extension mappings are messed up on your PC. Fix those and you might have more success.

Another way to do it instead of double clicking is from IE click file open and then open the index.htm file

Sean

Ok, here is the link I followed: http://code.google.com/p/moviejukebo...pByStepInstall
what I am trying to accomplish @ this point is to see my movie art on the PCH. Currently, I see my files on my network and they play great. When you say " Have you even output your jukebox to the NAS yet". Can you please elaborate? Basically I have tried unsucessfully to display my movie art on the PCH. The folder I can view and play from the PCH is just called "my movies". Within this folder is where I placed the YAMJ, MediaInfo, etc and it was from here where I ran the my yamj.cmd. I am getting closer but just need a bit more help. Hopefully this all makes sense.
Thank you
sean_w_smith's Avatar sean_w_smith 11:28 AM 09-02-2011
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Ok, here is the link I followed: http://code.google.com/p/moviejukebo...pByStepInstall
what I am trying to accomplish @ this point is to see my movie art on the PCH. Currently, I see my files on my network and they play great. When you say " Have you even output your jukebox to the NAS yet". Can you please elaborate? Basically I have tried unsucessfully to display my movie art on the PCH. The folder I can view and play from the PCH is just called "my movies". Within this folder is where I placed the YAMJ, MediaInfo, etc and it was from here where I ran the my yamj.cmd. I am getting closer but just need a bit more help. Hopefully this all makes sense.
Thank you

I will try and help but you need to step back and answer my questions.

When you run my_yamj.cmd its building a jukebox and putting it somewhere. The somewhere needs to be on the network share where your movies and tv shows live. please post your my_library.xml and my_yamj.cmnd for starters.

Did you try my suggestions from the last post?

Sean
Gary J's Avatar Gary J 06:05 PM 09-13-2011
What is the problem when you turn on the C-200 and all that happens is the power button blinks?
dbone1026's Avatar dbone1026 06:15 PM 09-13-2011
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What is the problem when you turn on the C-200 and all that happens is the power button blinks?

Sounds like a dead psu. Same thing happened to me last week. The way I confirmed is I used a psu from my pc connected to the pch and it powered up right away. I ordered a new psu, should be here tomorrow hopefully
streamerlover's Avatar streamerlover 07:01 PM 09-13-2011
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Sounds like a dead psu. Same thing happened to me last week. The way I confirmed is I used a psu from my pc connected to the pch and it powered up right away. I ordered a new psu, should be here tomorrow hopefully

wow! two different people with a dead psu...Hope this is not a common thing..
Gary J's Avatar Gary J 05:55 AM 09-14-2011
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Sounds like a dead psu. Same thing happened to me last week. The way I confirmed is I used a psu from my pc connected to the pch and it powered up right away. I ordered a new psu, should be here tomorrow hopefully

So this is inside the unit? Is it difficult to replace? Their web site has this warning -

Features

Standard C-200 PSU. Built in ATX form factor and only supported in C-200 model.

WARNING
* Due to C-200 PSU is a high voltage component and may cause harm during replacement without proper safety procedures. Please obtain the service of a certified personal to carryout the replacement.
* Customer can not and will not hold Popcorn Hour liable for their own action.
* If unable to perform the installation process then please go to support.popcornhour.com to submit support case and we will issue a return merchandise authorization (RMA) for the unit to be returned and replaced.


**No warranty coverage on this accessory

Specifications:
Input Voltage: 100 - 240V AC
Input Frequency Range: 50/60Hz
2.5A MAX
Maximum 70W
Weight - 400g
dbone1026's Avatar dbone1026 06:15 AM 09-14-2011
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So this is inside the unit? Is it difficult to replace? Their web site has this warning -

Features

Standard C-200 PSU. Built in ATX form factor and only supported in C-200 model.

WARNING
* Due to C-200 PSU is a high voltage component and may cause harm during replacement without proper safety procedures. Please obtain the service of a certified personal to carryout the replacement.
* Customer can not and will not hold Popcorn Hour liable for their own action.
* If unable to perform the installation process then please go to support.popcornhour.com to submit support case and we will issue a return merchandise authorization (RMA) for the unit to be returned and replaced.


**No warranty coverage on this accessory

Specifications:
Input Voltage: 100 - 240V AC
Input Frequency Range: 50/60Hz
2.5A MAX
Maximum 70W
Weight - 400g

Are you still within warranty? If so I would contact them as the dead PSU should be covered.

As far as the disclaimer that is just standard for anyone dealing with electronics. Installing the new PSU should be as simple as unplugging the cables of the old one, unscrewing the old one from the case, screw in the new one, and plug back in. Mine is due to arrive today and I expect it shouldn't take more then 5 minutes at most. I can post back when I get home and do it to let you know how it goes
Gary J's Avatar Gary J 06:40 AM 09-14-2011
It was bought when they first became available so I doubt warranty extends that long. If you report it is easy enough to do I will give it a try. Thanks.

How did you use a PC PSU since it is internal?
dbone1026's Avatar dbone1026 06:49 AM 09-14-2011
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It was bought when they first became available so I doubt warranty extends that long. If you report it is easy enough to do I will give it a try. Thanks.

How did you use a PC PSU since it is internal?

Yeah, my warranty is long gone.

You don't have to actually take the PSU out of the PC. Open up the PC case, unplug the cable connected from the PSU to the motherborad and plug that in to the PCH motherboard
aaronwt's Avatar aaronwt 06:52 AM 09-14-2011
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Sounds like a dead psu. Same thing happened to me last week. The way I confirmed is I used a psu from my pc connected to the pch and it powered up right away. I ordered a new psu, should be here tomorrow hopefully

Earlier this year, out of the Blue, I was sent a power supply. I have no idea why.
Is the power supply for the C200 a long one? That is what I received.

EDIT: I see it's an ATX power supply. So I have no idea what I have.
dbone1026's Avatar dbone1026 06:57 AM 09-14-2011
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Earlier this year, out of the Blue, I was sent a power supply. I have no idea why.
Is the power supply for the C200 a long one? That is what I received.

EDIT: I see it's an ATX power supply. So I have no idea what I have.

I should be shaped like a brick
Gary J's Avatar Gary J 07:06 AM 09-14-2011
Good thing I always kept the A-110 sitting on top of the C-200 as backup. I just switch the DAS and HDMI and ready to go.
dbone1026's Avatar dbone1026 07:13 AM 09-14-2011
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Good thing I always kept the A-110 sitting on top of the C-200 as backup. I just switch the DAS and HDMI and ready to go.

Yeah, you can never have enough media players lying around (i had 3 extra players to choose from to replace the C200 while I waited for the PSU)
Gary J's Avatar Gary J 07:18 AM 09-14-2011
Obviously everything will be unplugged but can there be a residual charge around the PSU while disconnecting it?
dbone1026's Avatar dbone1026 07:20 AM 09-14-2011
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Obviously everything will be unplugged but can there be a residual charge around the PSU while disconnecting it?

Just make sure you touch something metal to discharge any static electricity before you touch any of the electronics.
dbone1026's Avatar dbone1026 05:52 PM 09-14-2011
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Obviously everything will be unplugged but can there be a residual charge around the PSU while disconnecting it?

Ok, just replaced the PSU. Took about 5 minutes. The most difficult part is just rescrewing since the screw holes along the side of the case are difficult to get to. I actually ended up just not putting those two screws in. Once screwed in I reconnected everything and the PCH powered up without issue
Gary J's Avatar Gary J 05:51 AM 09-15-2011
Good to hear. I noticed those two holes and have a magnetic screwdriver that fits through them. Meanwhile I entered my serial number and a issue report on their warranty site and their first response is -Can you able to get external ATX PSU to test whether the C-200 able to boot up successfully? It may able to determine whether the C-200 PSU is faulty. I said yes it has all the symptoms found on the forums. So I'll see how that goes.
dbone1026's Avatar dbone1026 05:53 AM 09-15-2011
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Good to hear. I noticed those two holes and have a magnetic screwdriver that fits through them. Meanwhile I entered my serial number and a issue report on their warranty site and their first response is -Can you able to get external ATX PSU to test whether the C-200 able to boot up successfully? It may able to determine whether the C-200 PSU is faulty. I said yes it has all the symptoms found on the forums. So I'll see how that goes.

Yeah, no magnetic screwdriver at home. Easy getting the screws out, impossible getting the screws back in for those two holes lol
gadget-zilla's Avatar gadget-zilla 07:46 AM 09-15-2011
Just for future references, is the replacement power supply available only through popcorn hour ?
Brajesh's Avatar Brajesh 08:15 AM 09-15-2011
Haven't read through all the posts re: playerpath issues for PCH, but there's an easy way if you want to connect via SMB. See what I did (with Accident and others' help) for connecting my PCH and PopBox to my WHS. May help some of you.
met64's Avatar met64 03:26 PM 09-30-2011
Hey guys, First Thank you to all who helped me finally get my PCH up and running + YAMJ. Today, I am working out of my home office and ripped a few more tv series. I ran yamj as I always do and it ran w/out error. I then tried to watch these ripped shows and I had only a black screen thinking it might be the files I just ripped I tried several other files- same result. I disconnected the HDMI from my tv and reconnected to another port to rule out tv problem. From here, I simply reset my PCH and walked away for a few minutes and now I am back up and running as usual..

So, is there something here I need to be aware of? potential problems downstream?

Thxs
dbone1026's Avatar dbone1026 04:53 PM 09-30-2011
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Hey guys, First Thank you to all who helped me finally get my PCH up and running + YAMJ. Today, I am working out of my home office and ripped a few more tv series. I ran yamj as I always do and it ran w/out error. I then tried to watch these ripped shows and I had only a black screen thinking it might be the files I just ripped I tried several other files- same result. I disconnected the HDMI from my tv and reconnected to another port to rule out tv problem. From here, I simply reset my PCH and walked away for a few minutes and now I am back up and running as usual..

So, is there something here I need to be aware of? potential problems downstream?

Thxs

Did you feed Gizmo after midnight???

Maybe a sign of a PSU acting up.
sean_w_smith's Avatar sean_w_smith 05:24 PM 09-30-2011
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Originally Posted by met64 View Post

Hey guys, First Thank you to all who helped me finally get my PCH up and running + YAMJ. Today, I am working out of my home office and ripped a few more tv series. I ran yamj as I always do and it ran w/out error. I then tried to watch these ripped shows and I had only a black screen thinking it might be the files I just ripped I tried several other files- same result. I disconnected the HDMI from my tv and reconnected to another port to rule out tv problem. From here, I simply reset my PCH and walked away for a few minutes and now I am back up and running as usual..

So, is there something here I need to be aware of? potential problems downstream?

Thxs

I turn mine off when not using and it and let it boot up when I want too. seems to be more stable that way but sometimes it still crashes. reboot is alway step 1.
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