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post #3901 of 4042
Here are screen caps of my setup:

I put a shortcut to every folder I have, spread over the many hard drives, in the DVD folder. The Movies folder inside the DVD folder contains shortcuts to all the movies I did not place into one of the genre folders.


In MB Configurator, I selected the shortcut and it created what you see here.




Edited by cybrsage - 10/1/12 at 4:06pm
post #3902 of 4042
Quote:
Originally Posted by ebr View Post

1) Turn off the Enhanced Home Screen.
2) Use the Configurator to add another Collection.
community.mediabrowser.tv is a terrific resource for information like this.

Thanks a lot! smile.gif
post #3903 of 4042
Hi everybody. I am not much of a poster on forums although I am always reading and browsing but I really am stuck with my set-up and am in need of some help.

I have Media Browser running on my W7 HTPC (i7, 6gb, ATi 57xx). My movie collection consists only of 2D blu-ray iso rips (through AnyDVDHD), played back with Virtual Clone Drive in TMT5. The graphics card handles audio through HDMI to my receiver on to my TV.

Everything auto-mounts and plays back but I have lip-sync issues that make movies virtually un-watchable. In TMT5 I check the allow auto refresh rate switching, such that I am geting 24fps (my receiver displays 24fps - perhaps it is 23.976 in reality?), so video playback is smooth. I specifically moved from PDVD10 to TMT5 becuase I could not get smooth video in PDVD10. In PDVD10 there was no auto refresh rate switcher and Re-Clock didn't seem to work (possibly because my system is W7 64 and I believe it only works with 32bit).

So I am really at a loss to know how to solve this. I am happy to use either TMT or PDVD, although I find TMT a little more user-friendly in general terms.

As an aside and out of frustration, I convereted several of my blu-rays to mkv and tried playing them but I got bad video stuttering, although I haven't investigaeted that fully as my prefernce is to stick with blu ray iso at 24fps without lip sync problems.

Thank you to any advice!

Cheers.
post #3904 of 4042
Out of curiosity, can you turn off the auto refresh rate switching and test the lip sync What version of TMT5 are you running (the exact version)?
post #3905 of 4042
Thanks for such a fast response. I am away from home for a night or two but will do as you suggest and advise.
post #3906 of 4042
Ok, I'm back home and an update.

I tried turning off auto-refresh rate change, but it didn't make any difference to my lip sync issues. I then turned off hardware acceleration within TMT5 and this seems to have cured the problem. I have tested with a few blu ray iso's starting, stopping, jumping around chapters and flipping back to Media Browser and launching another movie, etc and I can tentatively say that it seems to have rectified itself.

For reference I am running version 5.3.1.146 of TMT5.

Will keep experimenting with this and come back if it flares up again.

Cheers.
post #3907 of 4042
my receiver able to change that..it is onkyo 1007
post #3908 of 4042
Both my Denon 889 and 2312ci have lip sync. I think that this is why I don't experienc any issues with audio being out of sync as others often express. Maybe I should hook up my HTPC directly to my HDTV to confirm this but probably won't because it is working rock solid right now, I don't really care which appliance is correcting it and I don't want to mess with success!
post #3909 of 4042
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Originally Posted by Sammy2 View Post

...and I don't want to mess with success!


GOOD Idea !!!tongue.gif
post #3910 of 4042
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sammy2 View Post

... and I don't want to mess with success!
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Originally Posted by jimwhite View Post

GOOD Idea !!!tongue.gif

On the other hand doesn't that go against the HTPC creed? If there is a 95% chance you could completely screw the system up, you MUST forge ahead based on the 5% chance you may make an improvement!
post #3911 of 4042
Is there a way to setup MediaBrowser to 'understand' multiple MKV files in a movie directory, for the main feature and special features?

I find, following Assassin's guides, it works perfectly if I rip just the main movie into a directory; Media Browser will find the metadata and then present that as a movie.

But if I rip a whole DVD with MakeMKV, I get a folder with multiple MKV files, which MediaBrowser presents as a set of thumbnail options. There's no info on which is the movie, and which are special features. Any useful add-ins or naming schemes to manage more than a barebones movie rip?

(Rip as Video_TS or ISO work. But I'm exploring options)
post #3912 of 4042
Anyone else having performance issues with the latest build?

I rebuilt my HTPC on Sunday, downloaded the most recent version of MB. Installed fine, but it takes forever to open up in 7MC. Once in, the stuff that plays directly in 7MC runs fine, but my blu-rays are taking forever to launch in TMT5 (also used the latest version), and sometimes they don't load at all. I've noticed a couple of things:

1) None of the metadata, backdrops, folder images, etc. are coming in. I use Media Center Master, and it worked before the rebuild, so I know its all there. I am assuming there is something I need to set to pull this in. Never had to do that in the past though.

2) There is some gear in the bottom left corner. It seems to be constantly spinning. Is it trying to pull all the metadata and such from the internet or something?

I know the launching issue is not with 7MC or TMT5. Everything else in 7MC opens fine, and if I go to the standard movie library, the blu-rays launch TMT5 very quickly, no problems at all.

I searched on the MB forums, but didn't find anything on this particular issue. Thanks!
post #3913 of 4042
What is the build number? I am running 2.6.1 and haven't seen any issues.

Also, what is your system specifications?
post #3914 of 4042
It's 2.6.1

I'm trying turning off the enhanced home screen and disable it going to the internet to get metdata. Will see if that helps.
post #3915 of 4042
I do have that spinner but it doesn't last too long because my library is up to date. It may be updating longer on first use?
post #3916 of 4042
This has been 2 days that I've been using it.
post #3917 of 4042
Well no luck. I see they had some issue with mymovies.xml files no longer being supported, but all my stuff is movies.xml generated by Media Center Master.
post #3918 of 4042
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trickworth View Post

Hi everybody. I am not much of a poster on forums although I am always reading and browsing but I really am stuck with my set-up and am in need of some help.
I have Media Browser running on my W7 HTPC (i7, 6gb, ATi 57xx). My movie collection consists only of 2D blu-ray iso rips (through AnyDVDHD), played back with Virtual Clone Drive in TMT5. The graphics card handles audio through HDMI to my receiver on to my TV.
Everything auto-mounts and plays back but I have lip-sync issues that make movies virtually un-watchable. In TMT5 I check the allow auto refresh rate switching, such that I am geting 24fps (my receiver displays 24fps - perhaps it is 23.976 in reality?), so video playback is smooth. I specifically moved from PDVD10 to TMT5 becuase I could not get smooth video in PDVD10. In PDVD10 there was no auto refresh rate switcher and Re-Clock didn't seem to work (possibly because my system is W7 64 and I believe it only works with 32bit).
So I am really at a loss to know how to solve this. I am happy to use either TMT or PDVD, although I find TMT a little more user-friendly in general terms.
As an aside and out of frustration, I convereted several of my blu-rays to mkv and tried playing them but I got bad video stuttering, although I haven't investigaeted that fully as my prefernce is to stick with blu ray iso at 24fps without lip sync problems.
Thank you to any advice!
Cheers.

I am also having a *stutter* video problem, and lip-sync problems. But only for Blu-Ray. Not DVD.

I'm also seeing an inconsistancy with the playability of my BluRays. My basement Xbox 360 (a newer, 4-gig version, with HDMI out, bought specifically to be a WMC Extender) will play one of my two Blu Ray Rips (with some undesirable jutter and no lip sync). The upstairs xbox, an "early adoption" purchased to play games (and no HDMI output as a result) won't play the file at all.

Not really understanding why. I'm using MakeMKV. Still troubleshooting. Will post if I figure things out first.
post #3919 of 4042
Never used Media Browser, or Windows Media Center for that matter.. How does it work when you have a library with quite a few Blu-Ray rips? Then I mean raw Blu-Ray rips, not encoded into a H.264 MKV file or anything, but a folder consisting of various MPLS playlist files, BDMV index files etc..? Would this translate into a complete mess, or would Media Browser take a BDMV index file or playlist and simply list it as a movie with appropriate tags and information and start playing it directly in Media Player Classic, TMT5 or whatever I would chose?
post #3920 of 4042
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trickworth View Post

Hi everybody. I am not much of a poster on forums although I am always reading and browsing but I really am stuck with my set-up and am in need of some help.
I have Media Browser running on my W7 HTPC (i7, 6gb, ATi 57xx). My movie collection consists only of 2D blu-ray iso rips (through AnyDVDHD), played back with Virtual Clone Drive in TMT5. The graphics card handles audio through HDMI to my receiver on to my TV.
Everything auto-mounts and plays back but I have lip-sync issues that make movies virtually un-watchable. In TMT5 I check the allow auto refresh rate switching, such that I am geting 24fps (my receiver displays 24fps - perhaps it is 23.976 in reality?), so video playback is smooth. I specifically moved from PDVD10 to TMT5 becuase I could not get smooth video in PDVD10. In PDVD10 there was no auto refresh rate switcher and Re-Clock didn't seem to work (possibly because my system is W7 64 and I believe it only works with 32bit).
So I am really at a loss to know how to solve this. I am happy to use either TMT or PDVD, although I find TMT a little more user-friendly in general terms.
As an aside and out of frustration, I convereted several of my blu-rays to mkv and tried playing them but I got bad video stuttering, although I haven't investigaeted that fully as my prefernce is to stick with blu ray iso at 24fps without lip sync problems.
Thank you to any advice!
Cheers.

Quote:
Originally Posted by psuKinger View Post

I am also having a *stutter* video problem, and lip-sync problems. But only for Blu-Ray. Not DVD.
I'm also seeing an inconsistancy with the playability of my BluRays. My basement Xbox 360 (a newer, 4-gig version, with HDMI out, bought specifically to be a WMC Extender) will play one of my two Blu Ray Rips (with some undesirable jutter and no lip sync). The upstairs xbox, an "early adoption" purchased to play games (and no HDMI output as a result) won't play the file at all.
Not really understanding why. I'm using MakeMKV. Still troubleshooting. Will post if I figure things out first.

I was able to fix a number of my lip-sync and video-stutter issues by using Assassin's Shark007 Audio-Codec guide, FYI.

I'm still having a few problems with playback on XBox 360's, but after a little google-searching it looks like 360's basically suck for streaming MKV's. DTS-audio codecs are completely out of the question (which I think is why my Avengers Blu-Ray rip looks great, with no lip-sync issues on my HTPC, but flat out won't play at all on my 360), and Subtitles are known to cause problems (I took the English Subtitles... it didn't cause any problems with some of the Rips, but I'm still having lip-syncing issues with some of the Rips I made, I need to investigate if those problems will take care of themselves if I option to only take Forced Subtitles).

Hope this helps.
Edited by psuKinger - 11/1/12 at 7:23am
post #3921 of 4042
Quote:
Originally Posted by ncarty97 View Post

Well no luck. I see they had some issue with mymovies.xml files no longer being supported, but all my stuff is movies.xml generated by Media Center Master.

You will need to rescan them in the current format used by MB. I forget what it is as I made the switch right when this change occurred and haven't given it much thought since. Mine works fine.
post #3922 of 4042
Anyone tried Media Browser with Windows 8?
post #3923 of 4042
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pastuch View Post

Anyone tried Media Browser with Windows 8?

I think there are issues unless using an older version of MB:

http://community.mediabrowser.tv/permalinks/12464/compiling-for-windows-8-rp

etc...
post #3924 of 4042
Quote:
Originally Posted by psuKinger View Post

I was able to fix a number of my lip-sync and video-stutter issues by using Assassin's Shark007 Audio-Codec guide, FYI.
I'm still having a few problems with playback on XBox 360's, but after a little google-searching it looks like 360's basically suck for streaming MKV's. DTS-audio codecs are completely out of the question (which I think is why my Avengers Blu-Ray rip looks great, with no lip-sync issues on my HTPC, but flat out won't play at all on my 360), and Subtitles are known to cause problems (I took the English Subtitles... it didn't cause any problems with some of the Rips, but I'm still having lip-syncing issues with some of the Rips I made, I need to investigate if those problems will take care of themselves if I option to only take Forced Subtitles).
Hope this helps.

Thank you for this. My lip sync issues mostly went away after I turned off hardware acceleration although what appears to happen when I play blurry rips (iso) is that the lip sync starts to drift by a millisecond or so but then almost imperceptibly stutters and jumps back into sync. It's kind of odd and this is that best way that I can describe it. It's certainly better than before though not perfect. With your use of the Shark007 Audio Codec, is this with TMTand WMC through Media Browser playing iso rips as I am? If so and you feel that it helps, I will investigate this too.

I also fell foul of upgrading TMT and discovered that there are any number of my blu ray rips that don't play now, which I gather is Cinevia. I rolled back to the earlier build of TMT because of that. I do find myself wondering whethe it is simply going to get harder and harder to backup blu-rays to an image and playback easily via an HTPC. I too have read that Windows 8 has some issues with Media Browser and obviously it doesn't have media centre as a standard. I'm certainly going to hold off upgrading my HTPC and concentrate on getting the best performance out of my current W7 system.
post #3925 of 4042
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trickworth View Post

Thank you for this. My lip sync issues mostly went away after I turned off hardware acceleration although what appears to happen when I play blurry rips (iso) is that the lip sync starts to drift by a millisecond or so but then almost imperceptibly stutters and jumps back into sync. It's kind of odd and this is that best way that I can describe it. It's certainly better than before though not perfect. With your use of the Shark007 Audio Codec, is this with TMTand WMC through Media Browser playing iso rips as I am? If so and you feel that it helps, I will investigate this too.
I also fell foul of upgrading TMT and discovered that there are any number of my blu ray rips that don't play now, which I gather is Cinevia. I rolled back to the earlier build of TMT because of that. I do find myself wondering whethe it is simply going to get harder and harder to backup blu-rays to an image and playback easily via an HTPC. I too have read that Windows 8 has some issues with Media Browser and obviously it doesn't have media centre as a standard. I'm certainly going to hold off upgrading my HTPC and concentrate on getting the best performance out of my current W7 system.

I don't believe I'm using TMT, because I don't know what the acronym stands for.

I used the program "MakeMKV" (followed Assassin's FREE guide, in fact, so you can go see exactly what I did without the $25 investment) to make .mkv files.

I'm attempting to view through MediaBrowser within Windows Media Center. My HTPC is attached to a smaller, less-used LCD TV. The majority of TV/movie viewing occurs on one of two larger screens, both of which are attached to XBox 360's (and one has a PS3 for BluRay, as I only started ripping BluRays 36 hours ago). I found this link today that suggests M2TS is a better format for Xbox: http://community.mediabrowser.tv/permalinks/3953/xbox-360-video-problems%5DXbox%20360%20Media%20Playback%20problems?

But I also read something at some point today (not sure when/where) that indicated that this works best using the "My Videos" section of WMC. I'm not sure how the M2TS will do within MediaBrowser. I'm going to try either tonight or (more likely) over the weekend, and will report my findings here, if interested: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1436570/assassins-guides

Bottom line: what I'm gathering is that MKV has a number of things going for it, but "playback on Xbox 360" ain't one of them. Hopefully Ceton's Echo will handle MKV better.
post #3926 of 4042
Media Browser doesn't "play" anything so m2ts playback is dependent on your player.
post #3927 of 4042
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sammy2 View Post

You will need to rescan them in the current format used by MB. I forget what it is as I made the switch right when this change occurred and haven't given it much thought since. Mine works fine.

That's not the issue as they are all movie.xml (not mymovies.xml) and they work fine on my other two PC's running the same version of MB (2.6.1). Even if the XML files were off, the folder images, backdrops, etc. aren't showing. I'm trying now to just completely remove every trace of MB from my system using CCleaner and some other tools, then seeing if that makes a difference.
post #3928 of 4042
Quote:
Originally Posted by RamGuy View Post

Never used Media Browser, or Windows Media Center for that matter.. How does it work when you have a library with quite a few Blu-Ray rips? Then I mean raw Blu-Ray rips, not encoded into a H.264 MKV file or anything, but a folder consisting of various MPLS playlist files, BDMV index files etc..? Would this translate into a complete mess, or would Media Browser take a BDMV index file or playlist and simply list it as a movie with appropriate tags and information and start playing it directly in Media Player Classic, TMT5 or whatever I would chose?

yep more or less thats exactly what happens. each movie is in its own file folder and media browser recognizes it as a bluray. you will pick an external player to launch for them. i use the tmt5 wmc plugin and it works well.
post #3929 of 4042
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Originally Posted by Pastuch View Post

Anyone tried Media Browser with Windows 8?
I upgraded in place and Media browser will load and navigate and play anything but all metadata, folder and backdrop images are gone. The service will also not start and run. I'm now testing XBMC that has not an issue yet, Just not sure I can get it tweaked to function the way I had MB setup.
post #3930 of 4042
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Originally Posted by drparker151 View Post

I upgraded in place and Media browser will load and navigate and play anything but all metadata, folder and backdrop images are gone. The service will also not start and run. I'm now testing XBMC that has not an issue yet, Just not sure I can get it tweaked to function the way I had MB setup.

I presume only if you have the additional 'Windows Media Centre' component installed, in other words it won't work in a standard Win8 install?
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