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post #301 of 4042
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Originally Posted by staab29 View Post

just the one posted, but it didnt work for me.

Same here - uninstalled old version, installed new test release from above, same errors as released version.
post #302 of 4042
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Originally Posted by MoNkLorD View Post

over the weekend i installed TMT back onto my machine, and now i no longer have MB icon, i have to go to the programs page and launch it from there, how can i get it back to its normal location?

*fixed*

with the use of menu mender....i guess there were too many items in that one line.
post #303 of 4042
I have a new problem

I refreshed the cache, now my movies have a space between then, i reset everything back to default and same thing. my tv shows are not affected just my movies (MKVs) i checked the settings and the grid is set to (0) . i can't figure out what went wrong?
post #304 of 4042
I'm having issues with this program. the folder location it wants. it keeps telling me it can not find it. I changed it when I first installed the program and after uninstalling it and reinstalling it the program still wants what ever was typed in before I uninstalled it. I now have it as my videos so where do i put that folder?
post #305 of 4042
Is there any way to get eg TVScout or Salami's movie organiser to run from within Media Centre?

Would be nice to be able to get the updates if a new file has been added without exiting Media Centre, running the app then closing and restarting Media Centre. Have looked through the forums/help files etc but can't see anything on this.
post #306 of 4042
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Originally Posted by fraggermcg View Post

Is there any way to get eg TVScout or Salami's movie organiser to run from within Media Centre?

Would be nice to be able to get the updates if a new file has been added without exiting Media Centre, running the app then closing and restarting Media Centre. Have looked through the forums/help files etc but can't see anything on this.

What do you mean exactly? If you add a new movie or tv show and having the naming convention correct, MB will pull in the various metadata on its own and cache it locally.

I had the last Lost episode added but hadn't pulled in the metadata, but MB did it automatically for me when I navigated to it.
post #307 of 4042
Really? Mine doesn't seem to be doing that. Better have another hunt through the config options in case I've missed something. What's it using as its source, thetvdb.com for episodes?
post #308 of 4042
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Originally Posted by fraggermcg View Post

Really? Mine doesn't seem to be doing that. Better have another hunt through the config options in case I've missed something. What's it using as its source, thetvdb.com for episodes?

Yes it uses thetvdb.com as the source for TV episodes. It's predicated on you using a folder structure and naming convention that is acceptable.

For example \\\\server\\TV Shows\\Lost\\Season5\\Lost.S05E03.mkv should work fine. You could test this out with some dummy files and see if it works for you.
post #309 of 4042
Further on the TheTVDb line:

I can't figure out how to name the World Series of Poker episodes!

It's listed as season "2008" on TheTVDB, however if I do \\World Series of Poker\\2008\\" it doesn't work. Also \\World Series of Poker\\Season 2008\\" also no go..

http://thetvdb.com/?tab=series&id=79028&lid=7

Any ideas?

Also I have trouble for shows like Good Eats that have a "Specials" season at TheTVDB:

http://thetvdb.com/?tab=series&id=73067&lid=7
post #310 of 4042
I have installed Media Browser and love it so far, I much prefer it over the DVD library tab in Media Center. I'm wondering why every time I add a movie with cover art I'm getting 2 of them in DVD library and only 1 in Media Browser? Is there a way to delete either all the movies in DVD library or at least 1 of the copies.
post #311 of 4042
VCD now supported! Well... actually its nice that the sly guys rework VCD to imitate the signature of Daemon tools... Daemon tools will now lye by the waste side...

http://forum.slysoft.com/showthread.php?t=25660
post #312 of 4042
This is my ultimate WAF goal, as VMC plays MKVs poorly (stutters). Both TMT and MPC-HC x64 play MKV 24p perfectly, so I figure the fault lies with VMC (or it's codecs which I don't know that I can change).

I have noticed several other requests in this thread for info on the same thing: Is it possible to launch an external player to play an MKV by clicking on it's icon? I have not yet installed MB on the theory the minimum software to do the job, the better. If it appears MB can do this, I will happily give it a try.

I use Vista x64.
post #313 of 4042
Since VB is part of Media Center.. any player that plays in Media Center will work.. Thus TMT will work.. MPC-HC will not

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Originally Posted by lifespeed View Post

This is my ultimate WAF goal, as VMC plays MKVs poorly (stutters). Both TMT and MPC-HC x64 play MKV 24p perfectly, so I figure the fault lies with VMC (or it's codecs which I don't know that I can change).

I have noticed several other requests in this thread for info on the same thing: Is it possible to launch an external player to play an MKV by clicking on it's icon? I have not yet installed MB on the theory the minimum software to do the job, the better. If it appears MB can do this, I will happily give it a try.

I use Vista x64.
post #314 of 4042
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Originally Posted by stanglx View Post

Since VB is part of Media Center.. any player that plays in Media Center will work.. Thus TMT will work.. MPC-HC will not

TMT would be fine. However, the current VMC integration for TMT is just an icon that will launch the player without associating a movie or file to play. It won't launch TMT and play the folder or MKV file that was selected with the media center remote.

Does Media Browser improve on this functionality at all? My goal would be to select the MKV using the remote and have it launch TMT to play the file. Also, what would happen when one is done with TMT? Would it return to VMC after closing TMT?
post #315 of 4042
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Originally Posted by MoNkLorD View Post

I have a new problem

I refreshed the cache, now my movies have a space between then, i reset everything back to default and same thing. my tv shows are not affected just my movies (MKVs) i checked the settings and the grid is set to (0) . i can't figure out what went wrong?

I have the same issue. Anybody have a solution, thanks?
post #316 of 4042
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Originally Posted by lifespeed View Post

Does Media Browser improve on this functionality at all? My goal would be to select the MKV using the remote and have it launch TMT to play the file. Also, what would happen when one is done with TMT? Would it return to VMC after closing TMT?

Yes, and Yes.

Give it a whirl, and be sure to setup the config file for the external player (there is no interface in the app for that yet)...
post #317 of 4042
I would like to make some of my own personal changes to Media Browser. Like: Sort by a sort name, show aspect ratio, ect.

What files do you edit and what is the best editing software to use?
post #318 of 4042
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Originally Posted by smallhometheater View Post

I have installed Media Browser and love it so far, I much prefer it over the DVD library tab in Media Center. I'm wondering why every time I add a movie with cover art I'm getting 2 of them in DVD library and only 1 in Media Browser? Is there a way to delete either all the movies in DVD library or at least 1 of the copies.

Does anyone have any idea why I have two of each cover art in DVD Library but not in Media Browser? any idea's at all????
post #319 of 4042
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Originally Posted by stanglx View Post

VCD now supported! Well... actually its nice that the sly guys rework VCD to imitate the signature of Daemon tools... Daemon tools will now lye by the waste side...

http://forum.slysoft.com/showthread.php?t=25660

Excellent news -- thank you! I tested this and it works on my system now.

More info:
  • Using Vista Media Center (have tested both x32 and x64) and .129 TMT from Arcsoft
  • Configured MB (in setup/other) to use "c:\\program files\\elaborate bytes\\virtualclonedrive\\daemon.exe" and drive "i" <-- use whatever drive you have setup for VCD.
Code:
c:\\program files\\elaborate bytes\\virtualclonedrive\\daemon.exe
i
  • Configured MB external player (C:\\ProgramData\\MediaBrowser\\MediaBrowserXml.CONFIG) for BluRay and HDDVD as follows:
Code:

    
      BluRay
      "c:\\program files\\arcsoft\     otalmedia theatre\\uMCEDVDPlayer.exe"
      "{0}\\"
    
    
      HDDVD
      "c:\\program files\\arcsoft\     otalmedia theatre\\uMCEDVDPlayer.exe"
      "{0}\\"
    
  
YMMV, E.
post #320 of 4042
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Originally Posted by lifespeed View Post

This is my ultimate WAF goal, as VMC plays MKVs poorly (stutters). Both TMT and MPC-HC x64 play MKV 24p perfectly, so I figure the fault lies with VMC (or it's codecs which I don't know that I can change).

I have noticed several other requests in this thread for info on the same thing: Is it possible to launch an external player to play an MKV by clicking on it's icon? I have not yet installed MB on the theory the minimum software to do the job, the better. If it appears MB can do this, I will happily give it a try.

I use Vista x64.

You don't need an external player for any file type (unless it's for playing BluRay from Optical Drive). Here's what I did:

- Fresh install of windows, no codecs installed.
- Install Hali Matroska Splitter
- Install ffdshow beta6 or better. This will decode most video files and also HD audio. Be sure to disable h.264/x.264/VC1 support.
- Download and Register MPC-HC Video Codec (Stand Alone Filter). This will now be used for decoding HD Video (h.264 etc). Link

That's it. Now you can play all your video files, be it SD or HD, from within Media Center with DXVA support, if you have the hardware.
post #321 of 4042
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Originally Posted by smallhometheater View Post

Does anyone have any idea why I have two of each cover art in DVD Library but not in Media Browser? any idea's at all????

Waddayamean? You have front and back covers showing up? You have 2 entries for each movie? Did you add the metadata yourself?
post #322 of 4042
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Originally Posted by Mopar_Mudder View Post

I would like to make some of my own personal changes to Media Browser. Like: Sort by a sort name, show aspect ratio, ect.

What files do you edit and what is the best editing software to use?

I'll tell you that sort title is coming very soon. I've added aspect ratio to my version and submitted it to dev but I don't know if that will make it in the real product or not.

Do you have programming experience? If so, look in the MB forums for info on working with the SVN.
post #323 of 4042
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Originally Posted by benjamin.r View Post

You don't need an external player for any file type (unless it's for playing BluRay from Optical Drive). Here's what I did:

- Fresh install of windows, no codecs installed.
- Install Hali Matroska Splitter
- Install ffdshow beta6 or better. This will decode most video files and also HD audio. Be sure to disable h.264/x.264/VC1 support.
- Download and Register MPC-HC Video Codec (Stand Alone Filter). This will now be used for decoding HD Video (h.264 etc). Link

That's it. Now you can play all your video files, be it SD or HD, from within Media Center with DXVA support, if you have the hardware.

In theory . . .

I have Vista x64 with NVidia 9800GX2. While VMC does play the MKVs, it stutters badly (1 big skip every 3 seconds or so). I am unaware of a fix, or a way to force VMC to use the directshow filter graph that I have created specifying MatroskaSplitter, MPCVideoDec, and EVR renderer.

WMP11, TMT, and MPC-HC all play smoothly (all 64-bit players except for TMT).
post #324 of 4042
I installed beta 2.07. Looks great, worked very fast, picked up MyMoves data for movies and old ruby scraper tv data. my main conern...

I use transcode 360 and MyMovies to stream to a linksys v2 extender. if i go to video browser as vmc front end is there anyway to play non native formats on extender? (i know about four cc hack but would prefer to transcode)

Thanks,

Vista Home Prem x32/Q6600/3gb
post #325 of 4042
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Originally Posted by ebr View Post

I'll tell you that sort title is coming very soon. I've added aspect ratio to my version and submitted it to dev but I don't know if that will make it in the real product or not.

Do you have programming experience? If so, look in the MB forums for info on working with the SVN.

Thanks I will take a look their. I do have some limited experience, think I can manage my way though it.

Will the sort option use the same sort field that My Movies creates? I still use my movies to manage my titles and get cover art. It is the best at this that I have found.
post #326 of 4042
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Originally Posted by dimes007 View Post

I installed beta 2.07. Looks great, worked very fast, picked up MyMoves data for movies and old ruby scraper tv data. my main conern...

I use transcode 360 and MyMovies to stream to a linksys v2 extender. if i go to video browser as vmc front end is there anyway to play non native formats on extender? (i know about four cc hack but would prefer to transcode)

Thanks,

Vista Home Prem x32/Q6600/3gb

Transcode 360 is an option you can select in the config screen, haven't tried it my self.
post #327 of 4042
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Originally Posted by Mopar_Mudder View Post

Thanks I will take a look their. I do have some limited experience, think I can manage my way though it.

Will the sort option use the same sort field that My Movies creates? I still use my movies to manage my titles and get cover art. It is the best at this that I have found.

Yes, it will use the sorttitle field populated by MM. Also of interest may be another project a guy out there has started - MetaBrowser. Just released in beta as well but looks promising...
post #328 of 4042
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Originally Posted by lifespeed View Post

In theory . . .

I have Vista x64 with NVidia 9800GX2. While VMC does play the MKVs, it stutters badly (1 big skip every 3 seconds or so). I am unaware of a fix, or a way to force VMC to use the directshow filter graph that I have created specifying MatroskaSplitter, MPCVideoDec, and EVR renderer.

WMP11, TMT, and MPC-HC all play smoothly (all 64-bit players except for TMT).

In practice also, for it is working just fine for me. My guess is, you have codec conflicts. TMT has installed its own set of codecs, MPC-HC uses its built-in codecs, etc. So whichever codec has the highest priority will be used by VMC. As you mentioned, using a Graph Filter tool such as GraphEdit and rendering a media file will tell you which filters are used by default.

In your case, you'll have to either uninstall codecs or raise codec priority. If you have a backup of your HTPC, you could give it a try : uninstall TMT and any other codec package you might have installed, reboot and do what I did in my post above.
post #329 of 4042
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Originally Posted by benjamin.r View Post

Waddayamean? You have front and back covers showing up? You have 2 entries for each movie? Did you add the metadata yourself?

Yeah, I have two entries for each movie in Media Center but not Media Browser.I use Salami's movie organizer for the metadata. I have not figured out how to make MB do the metadata automatically. I thought I read that it could.
post #330 of 4042
So I got this working now with one SD DVD. I'm riping an HD DVD now to try it. I'm now wondering about the pictures for the files. In the programs listed all I saw were movie posters. I'm wanting like the picture posted by politby. I want the picture of the dvd case. Anyone know of a program that will do that?

EDIT: Ok MB is geting the info on its own however it is not showing up like it does in the OP's picture. I'm geting what look to be the movie poster. Also I get a message saying that I have no program installed for it to play back HD DVDs. However I have powerdvd HD installed and when I exit WMC I see that powerdvd hd has loaded up. What do I need to make my HD and chances are BD discs play?
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