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post #3211 of 3674
Maybe you miss the codec..
post #3212 of 3674
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Originally Posted by bruce73 View Post

@dbailey75: I'm on 295.73.

@scopeyus: Control Panel > Autoplay and change the default. That should do it, I would think.

Thanks. I'll give it a try, although I was hoping to remove the WMC integration left behind after the uninstall. There shouldn't be any reference to TMT in WMC since the software is no longer on the PC. I have some family members who lock up when presented with a choice of DVD players even though I've explained it several times. I'm thinking there is a registry entry to remove the TMT verbage, leaving only the option to play DVD using WMC, and fool proof the system. (if that's even possible).
post #3213 of 3674
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Originally Posted by scopeyus View Post

Thanks. I'll give it a try, although I was hoping to remove the WMC integration left behind after the uninstall. There shouldn't be any reference to TMT in WMC since the software is no longer on the PC. I have some family members who lock up when presented with a choice of DVD players even though I've explained it several times. I'm thinking there is a registry entry to remove the TMT verbage, leaving only the option to play DVD using WMC, and fool proof the system. (if that's even possible).

You might give this Autoplay Editor a whirl and see if it can clean up things for you.
post #3214 of 3674
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Originally Posted by bruce73 View Post

You might give this Autoplay Editor a whirl and see if it can clean up things for you.

Thanks again! That's amazing.
post #3215 of 3674
Paste the code below into a .reg file and then run it. It removes the TMT DVD player choice item and returns WMC to default configuration. Alternativly you could manually delete the two items from the registry.

---------
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVer sion\\Media Center\\AutoPlayHandlers\\EventHandlers\\PlayDVDMovieOnArriv al]
"ArcSoftTotalMediaTheatre"=-

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVer sion\\Media Center\\AutoPlayHandlers\\Handlers\\ArcSoftTotalMediaTheatre]
---------

Regards,
t-c
post #3216 of 3674
Just to clarify scopeyus' comment, a .reg file is simply a .txt file that has had its extension renamed to .reg. You then double click it, say Yes to allowing the registry change, and it is done.
post #3217 of 3674
Hi again! : - )

Everything has been going great...until today. Today, for some reason, I can only play one movie before it refuses to play anything. I'm using the Media Browser to launch the TMT umceplayer5 executable.

I can play the first movie just fine. After stopping playback, backing out to the library, and selecting another movie, and hitting play, nothing happens. Just a brief flash and then back to the movie summary page.

After that a reboot is required to play again.

Interestingly enough, if Media Center is run in a window and not full screen, it works fine. If Media Center is maximized, the problem will happen.

Any ideas? Its like whacka mole with this thing, I swear. Get one thing hammered out and up pops another thing. Sheesh.

Thanks!!
post #3218 of 3674
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Originally Posted by cnjvh View Post

Hi again! : - )

Everything has been going great...until today. Today, for some reason, I can only play one movie before it refuses to play anything. I'm using the Media Browser to launch the TMT umceplayer5 executable.

I can play the first movie just fine. After stopping playback, backing out to the library, and selecting another movie, and hitting play, nothing happens. Just a brief flash and then back to the movie summary page.

After that a reboot is required to play again.

Interestingly enough, if Media Center is run in a window and not full screen, it works fine. If Media Center is maximized, the problem will happen.

Any ideas? Its like whacka mole with this thing, I swear. Get one thing hammered out and up pops another thing. Sheesh.

Thanks!!

Hello cnjvh,

I'm a frequent lurker/poster over at the Media Browser Community Tracker... as well as a Beta Tester for them. Media Browser "Atlas" is well into development, and is shaping up to be a spectacular release. One of the biggest (and I'm hoping BEST) new features is a re-vamp of how Media Browser handles media playback. To include how TMT5 is launched. As you can see by that link, the feature request is complete for Atlas and will be in beta testing soon. Media Browser Atlas is scheduled to release June 1st, but is going to require rigorous testing.

I hope this new feature will finally put an end to all our grief with TMT5 and Media Browser.

Xzener
post #3219 of 3674
Your comment suggests that there are some know issues with this...do you know of others with similar issues? I'll definately have a look at your link...thx. :-)
post #3220 of 3674
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Originally Posted by cnjvh View Post

Your comment suggests that there are some know issues with this...do you know of others with similar issues? I'll definately have a look at your link...thx. :-)

Consider yourself on of the few that were even able to get TMT5 to launch a movie via Media Browser. I was never able to get a single movie to launch.

Here is a link at the Community Tracker for everything TMT5... Mostly people having issues. Some have claimed that it works fine, but it seems to be merely a ticking time bomb waiting to go off.
post #3221 of 3674
Wow ok...looking forward to June then...

Thx for the info :-)
post #3222 of 3674
I see that TMT allows for screen capture of non-protected content during playback. However, the saved file seems to be in JPG format by default. Is there any way to get a PNG capture?
post #3223 of 3674
Quote:
Originally Posted by cnjvh View Post

Hi again! : - )

Everything has been going great...until today. Today, for some reason, I can only play one movie before it refuses to play anything. I'm using the Media Browser to launch the TMT umceplayer5 executable.

I can play the first movie just fine. After stopping playback, backing out to the library, and selecting another movie, and hitting play, nothing happens. Just a brief flash and then back to the movie summary page.

After that a reboot is required to play again.

Interestingly enough, if Media Center is run in a window and not full screen, it works fine. If Media Center is maximized, the problem will happen.

Any ideas? Its like whacka mole with this thing, I swear. Get one thing hammered out and up pops another thing. Sheesh.

Thanks!!

I think this is a MB issue as I have the same thing with TMT3. I haven't been able to watch 2 movies in a row for along time because of the same thing. Backing out of WMC and coming back in make it work though. Don't need to restart the computer.
post #3224 of 3674
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Originally Posted by cnjvh View Post

Wow ok...looking forward to June then...

Thx for the info :-)

You could use mymovies until mb gets sorted out. It works fine launching either folders or ISO.
post #3225 of 3674
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Originally Posted by jakmal View Post

I see that TMT allows for screen capture of non-protected content during playback. However, the saved file seems to be in JPG format by default. Is there any way to get a PNG capture?

eh... open the jpg capture in Paint and save as png?
post #3226 of 3674
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Originally Posted by politby View Post

eh... open the jpg capture in Paint and save as png?

PNG = lossless

JPG = lossy

No point 'losslessly' compressing something which has already been compressed in a 'lossy' manner.

I am trying to determine if TMT uses its own chroma upsampling algorithms or uses the one provided by the drivers. With PowerDVD, while playing back a non-protected file, I am able to get screenshots in PNG format using an external screenshot program (WinSnap). However, with TMT, all it captures is a blank screen. The internal screen capture shortcut works in TMT, but with the JPG compression artifacts, it is impossible to judge whether the playback quality is the same as PowerDVD / MPC-HC's EVR-CP renderer / MPC-HC EVR renderer / madVR renderer.
post #3227 of 3674
The internal Capture function only supports JPEG output.
post #3228 of 3674
I currently have the TMT 5 trial version installed on my under powered laptop as I prepare to build a HTPC and need to know if the following problems occur in the full version:

1) Subtitles in MKV always default to "on." Even when I select "off," if I play that same file again it turns back on automatically. Is there a way to have them default to off. Furthermore, does TMT 5 properly recognize MKV forced subtitle flags?

2) LPCM HD multi channel sound - I get no sound when trying to play a mkv file with this type of sound. Will the full version properly play this (via bitstream)?

3) Can TMT 5 playback 3D MVC files in MKV?
post #3229 of 3674
The full version is completely functionally identical to the trial. All you do is enter a code which allows you to continue using it after the time period ends.

Assuming you've got a current release (119 or 120) you should expect everything to work the same if you decide to purchase.
post #3230 of 3674
The problem is I am testing it on an older laptop that can't bitstream hd audio which is why I am trying to confirm it's capabilities here. I also can't do 3d on the laptop.

From your response it would seem that the subtitles always default to on then and there is no mkv forced flag support. Are these functions planned for the future?
post #3231 of 3674
Gotcha.

1. Yeah, defaults on. I consider it a bug--no clue if/when it will be fixed.

2. I have not noticed issues with LPCM in MKV but I don't know that I've specifically ever tested that case. Given it's LPCM rather than a compressed format, I would expect it to be decoded on the PC rather than "bitstreamed" (not that it should matter since that basically ends up sending the same thing to the AVR.)

3. I would not expect MVC in MKV to work, but I've never tried it. MKV's own 3D files aren't supported either. I'd only expect generic side-by-side etc to work from an MKV container. 3D hardware is not required to test 3D. Anaglyph functions on all displays if you select it from the 3D setup. So you should be able to competely test this case on your existing system.
post #3232 of 3674
This question refers to an old version (2.x); but based on my test of the version 5.x this is still an issue.

When I play a complete blu ray file from the original optical discs or from the hard drive, the sound is decoded to full 5.1 PCM.
Which is great. My HDMI card can't output raw bitstream of hi def audio, so PCM output is fine.

However, when I play a M2TS file from drive, outside of the blu ray structure, the program will only play in 2.0 stereo even if the underlying file is multi-channel. With version 5, the information display still shows the audio as 2.0; though I think the program sent a cored DTS file over HDMI to the receiver in one test.

Has anybody else experienced this, and is there a workaround?

VLC 2.x fixes the issue, but its video accelerator is not nearly as nice as the one from Arcsoft, which I think is very smooth. So I'd rather stay with Arcsoft if possible.

Thanking in advance for your input.
post #3233 of 3674
How often do I post that I'm having an issue?! Crazy! But I am. Just updated both my HTPC's over the last couple weeks. I'm rocking a Sandy Bridge i5 in the bedroom with my GTS 450 and the latest 300 series beta driver (not the developer driver) and it's working fine. However my main machine is now an i7 3770k with a GTX 680 and it's having problems bitstreaming HD audio. I'm using a different driver (the one nVidia released for the 680) on that machine. All I get is the receiver showing PCM and garbled audio. No bitstreaming. If I set to decode audio, no problem. Anyone else having issues? I haven't look at the ArcSoft forum yet to see if other Kepler users are having issues...

UPDATE: Ok, so, it's definitely a TMT5 issue since I can bitstream HD audio just fine in PDVD12. Something's not right here...
post #3234 of 3674
I've been using MPC-HC for a while but tried messing with TMT5 recently. I'm still getting stuttering every ~50 sec on BR rips (in WMC or standalone TMT). Updated to .120, added the .ini fix, toggled refresh rate switching. This is on an A6 APU with 12.4 cats on an LG plasma.

Anything I'm missing? FWIW I have a copy of TMT3 that came with my HDAV if it would be better.

Suggestions?
post #3235 of 3674
I just bought tmt sort of regretting it now.

At 60hz i get no stuttering, but at 23hz, or 24hz, i get terrible stuttering. Powerdvd has none of the issues.

Why is it so jerky at 23hz and 24hz but not 60hz?

I see people saying they have stuttering as well, but what refresh rate? I never have a problem if i leave my desktop at 60hz.
post #3236 of 3674
I sorted this problem out by turning off refresh rate switching in TMT, removing refresh23 from the .ini file, and ensuring the desktop was at 60Hz. It's fine now.
post #3237 of 3674
So you play your blurays at 60hz then? I would really like to play it at 23.967, but 60hz seems more stable.
post #3238 of 3674
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Originally Posted by Murilo View Post

So you play your blurays at 60hz then? I would really like to play it at 23.967, but 60hz seems more stable.
Yup. Supoptimal perhaps, but fine to my eyes.
post #3239 of 3674
Thats where i may end up. Although i seem to be getting closer, but if i cant get it 100 percent, i might have to settle.

I turned off hw acceleration, set my theme to basic, and used the 23hz ini, and the biggest thing i noticed was using my graphics card for video and sound so everything video and audio wise was performed by one device. I watched 1 movie with no stutter at 23hz, but i am going to need to test alot more.

Im just quite baffled i gave up on htpc in 2005, now im coming back, i assumed software would naturally be up to par to play bluray movies properly, but im finding dead ends.

Powerdvd worked well but i cant get it to work with xbmc and bdmv folders.
post #3240 of 3674
Just noticed that tmt5 appears to use bob deinterlacing. If i set deinterlacing to forced or or auto and play an interlaced 1080i black/white line pattern the whole screen goes white (bob deinterlace). If I force it to off so the video card is doing the deinterlacin, I get all 1080 black/white lines. Anyone else notice this?
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