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post #3811 of 4042
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Originally Posted by Sammy2 View Post

Okay, I pushed the yellow button on my Harmony 900 and nothing. I don't think it is mapped in the H900 right now. Do I need to map it to MCE ==> Yellow in the Harmony software?

No idea. I use the MS RC6 remote control, and pressing the yellow button brings up the virtual keyboard fine. You could try 'learning' the yellow button code on your Harmony from a working RC6.
post #3812 of 4042
I had un-mapped the "yellow command" from the yellow button previously while trying to set up the colored buttons to do other tasks. Mapping it back in last night did the trick.
post #3813 of 4042
Will MPC-HC see a .iso image file mounted by virtual clone drive as a DVD and play it? I start .iso files through media browser which gives me the choice of PowerDVD and Windows Media Center either of which will play but MPC-HC is not listed as a choice.
post #3814 of 4042
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Originally Posted by Postmoderndesign View Post

Will MPC-HC see a .iso image file mounted by virtual clone drive as a DVD and play it? I start .iso files through media browser which gives me the choice of PowerDVD and Windows Media Center either of which will play but MPC-HC is not listed as a choice.


This is a FAQ (that has been never answered correctly). Yes, but you will need a registry hack. BD version:

 

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DVD version:
 

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Edited by renethx - 6/15/12 at 7:12am
post #3815 of 4042
Is there a way to jump from WMC/LiveTV directly into MB by pressing just one button on a Harmony remote that has been mapped to whatever keystroke required to make the switch?
post #3816 of 4042
Thanks for your response about playing a .iso with MPC-HC from within media browser. I'm glad you are back from your secret mission and giving guidance on esoteric questions. I will give the fix a try tomorrow.
post #3817 of 4042
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Originally Posted by Sammy2 View Post

Is there a way to jump from WMC/LiveTV directly into MB by pressing just one button on a Harmony remote that has been mapped to whatever keystroke required to make the switch?

Anyone doing this?
post #3818 of 4042
Check this link in their knowledge base...

How can I launch Media Browser directly using my remote?
post #3819 of 4042
Okay, I knew of that, but I want to load LiveTV when starting WMC. Will this allow that and let MB be loaded by pressing the green button? I like the green button to load the WMC start page so I can scroll to other options, but usually it is to scroll to MB. Using the back button on the remote is not a hinderence to get to the WMC start page as this is done less often. I'm usually switching between LiveTV or MB and have softkeys programmed on the Harmony already to go to LiveTV and RecordedTV.

Is this set up reversible if it doesn't behave? (other than a system restore)

Oh wait, renaming ehome to ehome2 makes a copy that can replace the new ehome by renaming ehome2 to ehome again. I think that is the reversibility of this procedure, maybe?
post #3820 of 4042
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Originally Posted by cybrsage View Post

I have a problem with 2.6. I am now getting a problem where all my movies (other than the deeply nested ones) are causing a pop up error message saying something like "this is a movie and not a folder, it should be a folder". All of my movies are in their own folders. The only ones not giving me the error are ones inside an additional folder. For example:
O:\Shooter\Shooter.ISO - ERROR
O:\SciFi\Aeon Flux\Aeon.ISO - NO ERROR
I had to roll back to using 2.5

Anyone know of a fix for this? I suspect MB will act this way from this point going forward.
post #3821 of 4042
I'm not having that problem.. yet?
post #3822 of 4042
Renethx: I am having a problem getting an AppID under AutoPlay-Blu-Ray for the icon named {38fc7bdf-2981-46cc-a05b-787a6674cd32}. At this point all I can think is that I have entered the path name incorrectly for the MPC HomeCinema Start Menu in Media Center Studio. I entered: C:\\Program Files\\Media Player Classic-Home Cinema\\mpc-hc.exe. Or I have the icon in the wrong place or there is an issue I have not thought of. Do you have any suggestions for trouble shooting the AppID problem?
post #3823 of 4042
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Originally Posted by Sammy2 View Post

Is there a way to jump from WMC/LiveTV directly into MB by pressing just one button on a Harmony remote that has been mapped to whatever keystroke required to make the switch?

Yes you can. I have this mapped to my harmony remote, so a single press of a button at any time will take me to media browser. Here's how I do it:

With the Harmony you can add hotkeys to launch Media Browser from the quicklaunch taskbar. You do this by dropping the Media Browser shortcut icon into your taskbar to the right of your start button. I then moved it so its all the way to the left (just to the right of the start button). Doing this means Media Browser will launch when win+1 is pressed. You add this command in the Harmony One Software. I've also done this for other programs that I've dropped onto the taskbar. Just remember that win+1 for the first item to the right of the start button, win+2 for the next one over etc.
post #3824 of 4042
Sweet! That is a very easy way to do it! It is on the taskbar but I'll move it to the first position or use win+# for the position it is already in.
post #3825 of 4042
Nice find, much easier than the way I posted. I wonder if this could work with the media center switches? Like starting up to live TV. Here's a link...

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/10854/automatically-start-windows-7-media-center-in-live-tv-mode/

And here another link to some other switches available.
http://www.hack7mc.com/2009/08/hidden-media-center-switches-for-windows-7.html

Sorry for the long links, posting from my phone.
post #3826 of 4042
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Originally Posted by Postmoderndesign View Post

Will MPC-HC see a .iso image file mounted by virtual clone drive as a DVD and play it? I start .iso files through media browser which gives me the choice of PowerDVD and Windows Media Center either of which will play but MPC-HC is not listed as a choice.

Renethx:
I feel pretty certian that the posted solution is incorrect for getting media browser to play iso files with MPC-HC. I have succeeded in getting the icon for MPC-HC to post as an alternative when I put a blu-ray disc in my optical drive, D:. (The icon is a dead link and not associated with MPC-HC.) However the posted solution suggests using Media Center Studio to link to the virtual drive which for me is the K: drive. So, I think the directions confuse playing a disc with playing an iso. I think the directions do have the potential to guide me toward a workable solution, however, I hate fooling around in the registry and I am new to Meid Center Studio.
post #3827 of 4042
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Originally Posted by David Scott View Post

Yes you can. I have this mapped to my harmony remote, so a single press of a button at any time will take me to media browser. Here's how I do it:
With the Harmony you can add hotkeys to launch Media Browser from the quicklaunch taskbar. You do this by dropping the Media Browser shortcut icon into your taskbar to the right of your start button. I then moved it so its all the way to the left (just to the right of the start button). Doing this means Media Browser will launch when win+1 is pressed. You add this command in the Harmony One Software. I've also done this for other programs that I've dropped onto the taskbar. Just remember that win+1 for the first item to the right of the start button, win+2 for the next one over etc.

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Originally Posted by Sammy2 View Post

Sweet! That is a very easy way to do it! It is on the taskbar but I'll move it to the first position or use win+# for the position it is already in.

This method worked but resulted in crashing MCE on multiple tries. i will try the other method.
post #3828 of 4042
672

Further investigation reveals that Media Center Studio changed the argument from K: to K:\\BDMV\\index.bdmv.
post #3829 of 4042
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Originally Posted by Sammy2 View Post

This method worked but resulted in crashing MCE on multiple tries. i will try the other method.

I purchased intelliremote, and played with it some and got it to launch MCE to custom entry points. Haven't had a chance to fully play with it, but its very intuitive and easy to use.
post #3830 of 4042
Forget that program. Found the way to remap the MCE Remote keys to launch custom shortcuts using the registry. Trying to figure out a way to use it inside of media center. Currently able to launch directly into MB and Niveus SiriusXM using the red and green button on my remote, but only from the desktop. Doesn't work inside MCE.
post #3831 of 4042
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Originally Posted by Sammy2 View Post

This method worked but resulted in crashing MCE on multiple tries. i will try the other method.

It seems to be working okay now, just a bit odd to see it flash the desktop for a bit. I used it to switch back and forth several times last night without crashing MCE.
post #3832 of 4042
Starting an .iso from media browser to play with MPC-HC turned out to be easy to accomplish. I abondoned the previous method and effort. I am using Media Player Classic-Home Cinema 1.6.2.4902. I simply went to the the media browser configurater-advanced-external players. I went to MPC-HC which I already had added as a external player to play .mkv files. I clicked on MPC-HC and edited it to add iso as a supported media type. A message came up saying that MPC-HC plays the iso directly and does not mount it first.

ISO files will now play with mpc-hc.When the movie starts and brings up the menu, I am having an issue with the remote focusing on the menu and starting the movie or selecting subtitles. However, I can get things running with the keyboard mouse and right clicking mpc-hc and going to options. So, I don't have everything just the way I want them yet. But I am progressing.
post #3833 of 4042
Thanks for the update...
post #3834 of 4042
im really bummed out.

i was having some problems launching the external player in the new version so i went back to the old one.

now my preferred theme, subdued, cannot be used. it needed to be updated when i moved to mb 2.6 but i cannot roll the theme back to an earlier version and cannot find downloads of it.

i am hoping someone cant point me in the right direction
post #3835 of 4042
Hey all,

I am auditioning Mediabrowser to organize my video library, which consists primarily of HDTV recordings (720p/1080i mpeg2). I use VideoReDo to cut the commercials out of my raw HDTV recordings, then I archive episodes onto a hard disk.

I have just set up Win7MC + Mediabrowser, and I established a network share containing a small sample of my TV library of edited mpeg2 videos (which have the .mpg extension) for testing 7MC + MB.

Now, here's the thing... my edited TV episodes were not joined into a single .mpg file after commercial removal. Instead, they were trimmed and stored in multiple .mpg segments, i.e. file_1.mpg, file_2.mpg, file_3.mpg, etc.

I am trying to set up the files in Mediabrowser so that these TV episodes, which are comprised of segmented .mpg files, can be browsed and played in order, one after another (i.e. play file_1.mpg, then file_2.mpg, etc. until all files played).

So my sample that was set up on a network share was correctly added to Mediabrowser's library list on initial setup. So MB has no problem accessing the files over the network. It even added some metadata. But it's not picking up the episodes properly, probably due to erroneous folder structuring.

BTW, when I configured MB, I set it up to treat multiple files a single movie. I assume that if the multiple files have the same name (and file extension) followed by 1, then 2, then 3, etc. that the playback order will follow the number order.

Okay, here's my specific folder and naming scheme for the sample I am trying to get set up properly. I did refer to the MB Knowlege Base article that covers the proper naming conventions, but I am fudging it by putting the file segments in a "Video_TS" folder (as if it were from a DVD) since this is the only way that individual TV episodes within a Season folder can have its own subfolder (rather than being grouped with all episodes within the Season folder).

[dir] ROOT
|
[folder] TV Shows
|
[folder] Bent
|
[folder] Season 1
|
[folder] s01e01
|
[folder] Video_TS

So the path is:
Share \ TV Shows \ Bent \ Season 1 \ s01e01 \ video_ts \

which contains the segmented .mpg files:
s01e01_1.mpg
s01e01_2.mpg
s01e01_3.mpg
s01e01_4.mpg

The sample contains this particular series' entire six-episode run, so in total I have:
Share \ TV Shows \ Bent \ Season 1 \ s01e01 \ video_ts \
Share \ TV Shows \ Bent \ Season 1 \ s01e02 \ video_ts \
Share \ TV Shows \ Bent \ Season 1 \ s01e03 \ video_ts \
Share \ TV Shows \ Bent \ Season 1 \ s01e04 \ video_ts \
Share \ TV Shows \ Bent \ Season 1 \ s01e05 \ video_ts \
Share \ TV Shows \ Bent \ Season 1 \ s01e06 \ video_ts \

Should I instead have done this:
Share \ TV Shows \ Bent \ Season 1 \ s01e01 - Pilot \ video_ts \

or this:
Share \ TV Shows \ Bent \ Season 1 \ Bent 1x01 - Pilot \ video_ts \

Is there a better name for the files than their current names (s01e01_1.mpg, s01e01_2.mpg, etc.)?

If anyone here can shed some light on where my organization needs to be corrected, please let me know. Thanks.
Edited by Vlad Theimpaler - 6/27/12 at 11:37am
post #3836 of 4042
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Originally Posted by pittsoccer33 View Post

im really bummed out.
i was having some problems launching the external player in the new version so i went back to the old one.
now my preferred theme, subdued, cannot be used. it needed to be updated when i moved to mb 2.6 but i cannot roll the theme back to an earlier version and cannot find downloads of it.
i am hoping someone cant point me in the right direction

Are you a member of the Media Browser Community Tracker?? There was an issue toward the end of beta testing where Subdued became unusable. Rwhapham (Subdued theme DEV) released a quick fix which fixed Subdued in Atlas. It should be up to date in the Media Browser Configurator . But... make sure there isn’t an instance of Subdued.dll in C:\Windows\ehome. All themes no longer belong there and should only be found in the "plugins" folder of Media Browser in the "ProgramData" folder.

If this doesn't help fix the issue, head over to the Community Tracker to get quicker responses to your particular issue. We'll help fix it for you.

Xzener
post #3837 of 4042
One last try to see if anyone knows now to fix this before I shift to a different product:

I have a problem with 2.6. I am now getting a problem where all my movies (other than the deeply nested ones) are causing a pop up error message saying something like "this is a movie and not a folder, it should be a folder". All of my movies are in their own folders. The only ones not giving me the error are ones inside an additional folder. For example:
O:\Shooter\Shooter.ISO - ERROR
O:\SciFi\Aeon Flux\Aeon.ISO - NO ERROR
I had to roll back to using 2.5
post #3838 of 4042
The second file structure is correct.

Use therenamer to batch convert them.
post #3839 of 4042
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Originally Posted by xzener View Post

Are you a member of the Media Browser Community Tracker?? There was an issue toward the end of beta testing where Subdued became unusable. Rwhapham (Subdued theme DEV) released a quick fix which fixed Subdued in Atlas. It should be up to date in the Media Browser Configurator . But... make sure there isn’t an instance of Subdued.dll in C:\Windows\ehome. All themes no longer belong there and should only be found in the "plugins" folder of Media Browser in the "ProgramData" folder.
If this doesn't help fix the issue, head over to the Community Tracker to get quicker responses to your particular issue. We'll help fix it for you.
Xzener

I was somehow able to fix it. When I downloaded the new version again it auto-populated the MCE plugin and a generic external media player. Why I tried to do that myself I got a web page error that opened inside WMC. When the program automatically did it everything works at it had.

And to answer my original question, I did find where in the MB Configurator if you tick off the option to show all versions of a program you can download an older one.
post #3840 of 4042
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Originally Posted by Sammy2 View Post

The second file structure is correct.
Use therenamer to batch convert them.

Won't that mean I have a top level folder I must click in order to see all the movies? I want to open MB and see all my pictures and not see a folder, click it, then see all my movies.
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