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post #121 of 3674
Hi all,

I installed the mce_hotfix_01. Media Browswer now launches TMT 5 for both VIDEO_TS and BDMV folders!

I'm not sure all is well though. Aero gets disabled. During the transition from media center to TMT5, I see my desktop. This doesn't happen if I launch TMT5 from the menu strip (i.e. not the seamless integration I was hoping for). Also, on my two monitor system, TMT5 opens on the opposite monitor to the one Media Center is running on.

The good news is PQ, stability, controls, all look good so far. I'm about 15 minutes into first Blu-Ray.

P.S. I've only installed TMT5 in on my office machine. I haven't tried it on my HTPC yet.
post #122 of 3674
The "seeing the desktop" happened to me too for a bit. I defragged my HTPC and it got a LOT better. Now, I only notice it because I am actively looking for it, the wife does not see it at all. I use MyDefrag.
post #123 of 3674
I log in to the site, choose upgrade, get a momentary scroll-bar and then my TMT3 Platinum comes up with a $49.99 upgrade button. Press the button and get a scroll-bar that's been running for over an hour now! Tried several times, and two different browsers
post #124 of 3674
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Originally Posted by Wo0zy View Post

Only had limited time to play tonight but just noticed the "TMT Server" tray icon as I was shutting down.

What is up with this???
post #125 of 3674
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Originally Posted by Wo0zy View Post

Only had limited time to play tonight but just noticed the "TMT Server" tray icon as I was shutting down.

Yes, indeed, just what exactly is this server doing? I can't find any reference to it in the documentation (such as it is)...
post #126 of 3674
In version 3, the interface included a menu that could be accessed by a right-click, or by pressing the info button on an MCE remote. This menu allowed access to information about the video and audio, as well as an "exit" option that was handy for remote-only use.

I don't find such a menu in version 5. Does anyone know how to call up the information about the video and audio streams, or how to exit TMT5 via the remote control?
post #127 of 3674
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Originally Posted by renethx View Post

I don't see where it says it does. Will you cite the sentences from the website if exist?

I just linked the page in my first post of "supported file types" and MKV is there.. I just rechecked the link, it's still in their matrix right now. I guess I'm confused as to the difference here.


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TMT5 is a 32-bit application.

Every audio format supported (TrueHD, DTS, AC3) is decoded to 48/16 LPCM. No exception.

Yes, every ArcSoft codec can be used in any DirectShow media player (and eac3to). See my previous post to see how. ArcSoft Audio Decoder HD suffers from downsampling.

Argh. This is a major negative. I also don't get it, as I have no problem getting PowerDVD, which is what I have been using, to pass DTS-MA and DD-HD to another receiver (I will assume the receiver is correct when it shows me DTS-MA). But if TMT will only ever output PCM 48/16, that seems like a drop back. Now, for the room where I'm thinking about trying it, where I have a 4806CI, I can deal with that as it can't handle the HD direct, it'll have to take Multichannel PCM, but still, knowing that it can't pass the bitstream at all is bad.. hell, if free FFDShow can pass the bitstream from MKV, software that can't pass bitstream in any format seems silly.
post #128 of 3674
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Originally Posted by gcoupe View Post

Yes, indeed, just what exactly is this server doing? I can't find any reference to it in the documentation (such as it is)...

ArcSoft is working on remote controller applications for TMT5, the tray app is the server component.

I think the Android one is available now, and the iPhone version will be later this year.
post #129 of 3674
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Originally Posted by babgvant View Post

ArcSoft is working on remote controller applications for TMT5, the tray app is the server component.

I think the Android one is available now, and the iPhone version will be later this year.

Correct. The ONLY thing the TM Server does is allow the remote control app on Android to function. If you don't use the functionality, you can remove the startup entry for TM Server quite safely without affecting TMT at all.
post #130 of 3674
I have to admit, controlling TMT5 with my DroidX is kind of cool.
post #131 of 3674
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Originally Posted by IAM4UK View Post

I have to admit, controlling TMT5 with my DroidX is kind of cool.

I agree. It's rather neat. It's not a critical feature but it's a nice touch.
post #132 of 3674
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Originally Posted by babgvant View Post

ArcSoft is working on remote controller applications for TMT5, the tray app is the server component.

I think the Android one is available now, and the iPhone version will be later this year.

Cool! Thanks for that. Will give it a go later.

Thought it might have been some media server component which could have been the start of TMT "BLOATWARE EDITION". Phew! .D

Wo0zy
post #133 of 3674
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Originally Posted by IAM4UK View Post

Does anyone know how to call up the information about the video and audio streams, or how to exit TMT5 via the remote control?

Right click the video window (or press right arrow or the Info button on the remote) to bring up the Media Center menu. Go to Controls and select "Show Information".
post #134 of 3674
How are some of you getting the upgrade for $34.99? I logged into my Arcsoft account last night and was given an upgrade price of $79.99US. At this price I won't be upgrading.
post #135 of 3674
Ctrl-X Exits TMT5, just like TMT3.

P
post #136 of 3674
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Originally Posted by DeadmanInc View Post

How are some of you getting the upgrade for $34.99? I logged into my Arcsoft account last night and was given an upgrade price of $79.99US. At this price I won't be upgrading.

There's a discount code for ArcSoft right now that if you apply you can get it cheaper. I don't have the code handy but search around and you'll find it.
post #137 of 3674
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Originally Posted by tehowell View Post

I just discovered another bug that might affect those using two monitors.

When TMT5 is launched from Media Center it's opening in a window on the opposite monitor to where Media Center is running!

This has been happening since TMT 3 for me. I made a post about it on arcsoft forum, with no results, many months ago. I have had to change my entire multi monitor setup just to accommodate this annoying bug. Arcsoft has way too many bugs and missing features that are easily fixed - it boggles my mind. Media center plugin that can't play the same files the desktop player does? Not exactly the all-in-one player they advertise on their website. I use it for blu ray at this point and that's all - free players handle the rest that arcsoft can't in media center.
post #138 of 3674
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Originally Posted by Polypro View Post

Ctrl-X Exits TMT5, just like TMT3.

P

Alas, Ctrl-X is not on my remote control. But since it is a Harmony, I suppose I can make it so.
And the "Info" button on my remote does not call up the Control box, nor do anything else in TMT5, while it brought up the "right-click" menu in TMT3. I'll experiment with some tricks via Harmony One.
post #139 of 3674
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Originally Posted by tmservo View Post

I just linked the page in my first post of "supported file types" and MKV is there.. I just rechecked the link, it's still in their matrix right now.

Yes, "TotalMedia Theatre" (uTotalMediaTheatre5.exe) supports MKV. But "TotalMedia Theatre for Windows Media Center" (uMCEPlayer5.exe) does not. In this sense the description in the website is incomplete.
post #140 of 3674
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Originally Posted by renethx View Post

Yes, "TotalMedia Theater" supports MKV. But "TotalMedia Theater for Windows Media Center" does not. In this sense the description in the website is incomplete.

I think it's been stated that it will in an upcoming version. People need to remember that an initial release of a product is not the end of a product's development. Look at TMT3 and how much that evolved. As Jason said, if the product doesn't meet your expectations now, keep checking back as updates are released.
post #141 of 3674
In my impression, ArcSoft are not interested in MKV support that much. ArcSoft MKV Splitter: They 'borrowed' the codes from MPC MKV splitter at the initial release. ArcSoft's own first version was crappy. Now in this version only TrueHD support was added. No audio selection, no FLAC support (well, this is not supported by ArcSoft Audio Decoder HD), no subtitle stream yet. I hope audio selection and subtitles are added in TMT6. (Well, actually "I" don't care. )
post #142 of 3674
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Originally Posted by renethx View Post

In my impression, ArcSoft are not interested in MKV support that much. ArcSoft MKV Splitter: They 'borrowed' the codes from MPC MKV splitter at the initial release. ArcSoft's own first version was crappy. Now in this version only TrueHD support was added. No audio selection, no subtitle stream yet. I hope audio selection and subtitles are added in TMT6. (Well, actually "I" don't care. )

You never know...now that it's out and the initial features are done, MKV support could be improved in upcoming releases. I don't think we necessarily have to wait for TMT6 for that to happen. (Or would that be 7? )
post #143 of 3674
Missing Remote has a review of TMT5.
post #144 of 3674
TMT3 PLATINUM OR TMT5?

Would you upgrade if:

1. you are new to 7mc

2. you are about to start your first media library (BD, DVD, music- SACD, CD, DTS, DNLD)

3. you're about to go down the path of Shark007 or Greeneyes

4. you're about to start streaming throughout the house with something like the Logitech Squeezebox Touch
post #145 of 3674
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Originally Posted by DeadmanInc View Post

How are some of you getting the upgrade for $34.99? I logged into my Arcsoft account last night and was given an upgrade price of $79.99US. At this price I won't be upgrading.

There is this one from a couple of pages back

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Originally Posted by ANDYK48 View Post

Use coupon code ARC404P20 to get 20% off the upgrade or the regular price
post #146 of 3674
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Originally Posted by Patrick Collins View Post

TMT3 PLATINUM OR TMT5?

Would you upgrade if:

1. you if you are new to 7mc

2. you are about to start your first media library (BD, DVD, music- SACD, CD, DTS, DNLD)

3. you're about to go down the path of Shark007 or Greeneyes

4. you're about to start streaming throughout the house with something like the Logitech Squeezebox Touch

Easy...TMT3 isn't sold on ArcSoft's site anymore afaik. The new kid always gets the most attention. IOW, TMT5 is going to get the most upgrading/support. Consider TMT3 "supported" in that they'll continue to fix bugs and compatibility issues as they arise, but, as for new functionality, I wouldn't expect much.
post #147 of 3674
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Originally Posted by IAM4UK View Post

Alas, Ctrl-X is not on my remote control. But since it is a Harmony, I suppose I can make it so.

That's what I did...The MS Media Center Keyboard is good for IR programming (now that my "nub" doesn't work anymore). LOL

P
post #148 of 3674
TMT3 is still available for download thru Newegg. So as someone also starting down this winding path, should I go with TMT3 or TMT5?
post #149 of 3674
I ask again what benefit buying an old version brings you? Will you save any money? I don't even really quite understand the question, really. I mean, if you have TMT3 already I can completely understand the "should I upgrade" question, but, if you are looking to buy TMT fresh, why wouldn't you go with the latest version that's going to get the most attention development wise?
post #150 of 3674
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Originally Posted by IAM4UK View Post

Alas, Ctrl-X is not on my remote control. But since it is a Harmony, I suppose I can make it so.
And the "Info" button on my remote does not call up the Control box, nor do anything else in TMT5, while it brought up the "right-click" menu in TMT3. I'll experiment with some tricks via Harmony One.

From my testing, there is no more right click menu. There's now only an integrated information/control interface that comes up, which is much more MCE like. Through it you can get access to the little box that shows you the details on what's playing as well as all the setup options. Using Ctrl-D to bring this up, which is the default MCE shortcut for info.

Auto-full screen for the MCE plugin is the only thing holding me back from putting this on my HTPC.
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