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post #3271 of 3674
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Originally Posted by Murilo View Post

So i just tried a 3d movie rip, i dont have a 3d tv yet. My card is ati 5770, i have heard rumors it does not do 3d? But i am looking at a 6XXX series card when i build my htpc soon, i am just testing this all on a desktop.
Anyway i had no resolution change it seemed for 3d, but it always works for 2d? Is it more hit and miss with 3d, or do I need a newer card or 3d display? It kept playing it back at 60hz.
Any help would be appreciated im testing all of this so i dont buy something thats a mistake.
Oh also with this method you mentioned telling the drive its displaying 3d, does that mean it wont switch back to 60hz when its done? Like 2d material does?

I have a 6xxx card in my htpc; my whole video chain is hdmi 1.4 compliant and I haven't had a problem getting tmt5 to play bluray 3d's either in disc form or iso files. The output switches back to 60hz automatically as soon as you stop or exit the player. The only flaw is the 24.00hz bug (instead of 23.976hz).

By the way, I have PowerDVD 11 and it behaves exactly the same way as far as refresh rate for 3D is concerned (auto switching, 24.00hz only). Don't know about PowerDVD 12.
post #3272 of 3674
TotalMedia Theatre 5.3.1.144 New Release!
I hope it works smooth.
Just posted on the Acrsoft Forum.
post #3273 of 3674
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Originally Posted by SamuriHL View Post

They're always working on a new release. It doesn't mean it's imminent. smile.gif

Apparently, it's imminent.

http://www.arcsoft.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=10397&title=totalmedia-theatre-531144-release-notes

Version 5.3.1.144
post #3274 of 3674

Thank you Murilo.

I will try this tonight and post back with my results in the next few days.
post #3275 of 3674
New version is considerably smoother in operation at 23.967 or 24hz, on my ati card.

There might still be a slight micro stutter unseeable to the untrained eye, but i will have to test more, maybe someone else could comment. Previously i found disabling hardware acceleration fixed some slight stutter at 23hz, but with the new player hardware acceleration really works on my ati card now. It drops my cpu from 35% to a measly 15%!

One other question i have, is anyone using mce tmt player? I notice if i have anything sitting in my taskbar left open like google chrome for instance if its minimized in the taskbar, i cannot click and navigate menus with a remote. Then I have to plug in the mouse and click on the screen. I dont know if it was always like this, or something changed in this latest release.

THis is annoying i must be missing something.
Edited by Murilo - 6/22/12 at 2:49am
post #3276 of 3674
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Originally Posted by Murilo View Post

New version is considerably smoother in operation at 23.967 or 24hz, on my ati card.
There might still be a slight micro stutter unseeable to the untrained eye, but i will have to test more, maybe someone else could comment. Previously i found disabling hardware acceleration fixed some slight stutter at 23hz, but with the new player hardware acceleration really works on my ati card now. It drops my cpu from 35% to a measly 15%!
One other question i have, is anyone using mce tmt player? I notice if i have anything sitting in my taskbar left open like google chrome for instance if its minimized in the taskbar, i cannot click and navigate menus with a remote. Then I have to plug in the mouse and click on the screen. I dont know if it was always like this, or something changed in this latest release.
THis is annoying i must be missing something.

same here with ATI CCC 12.4. Previously only CCC 11.4 were the drivers I was having to use for the stuttering problem, @ a lessor degree of it. After the update, TMT5 was set up to always play 3d in 3d mode and my pc froze. I had to reboot and untick that option. I do have a pc monitor which is not hdmi 1.4 and a recv'r/tv that are 1.4 compliant in duplicate mode and I don't know if the monitor is causing the pc lock up though. I never really checked out 3d and never used it prior.
post #3277 of 3674
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Originally Posted by pochoboy View Post

same here with ATI CCC 12.4. Previously only CCC 11.4 were the drivers I was having to use for the stuttering problem, @ a lessor degree of it. After the update, TMT5 was set up to always play 3d in 3d mode and my pc froze. I had to reboot and untick that option. I do have a pc monitor which is not hdmi 1.4 and a recv'r/tv that are 1.4 compliant in duplicate mode and I don't know if the monitor is causing the pc lock up though. I never really checked out 3d and never used it prior.

You might want to try one of the 12.6 Cat beta's. 12.4 had HDMI issues.

Rew
post #3278 of 3674
Has anyone else had the issue of their remote or keyboard not registering if they have something in the taskbar when tmt is launched, almost as if tmt is never focused when its launched full screen unless you click on the screen with a mouse? specifically the mce player? Jason just mentioned he noticed this as well before but did not correlate it to the task bar having something open, I would assume if others had the issue it would be very well known, but i dont see anyone else complaining. I noticed a few other posts elsewhere that have this same issue where tmt is not focused and you cant control it with mouse or keyboard. This is a pretty big drawback that threatens the usability of my htpc....if you dont have this issue, any advice would be appreciate.

Also are tmt updates necessary for bluray playback, basically to play new discs is it important to keep tmt updated? Im just worried once i get one version fully working, something else might break in a newer update. For every update improved i see people complaining of new isuses, im hoping to find one that just completely works and not touch it for awhile.
Edited by Murilo - 6/23/12 at 5:51am
post #3279 of 3674
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Originally Posted by Murilo View Post

Has anyone else had the issue of their remote or keyboard not registering if they have something in the taskbar when tmt is launched, almost as if tmt is never focused when its launched full screen unless you click on the screen with a mouse? specifically the mce player? Jason just mentioned he noticed this as well before but did not correlate it to the task bar having something open, I would assume if others had the issue it would be very well known, but i dont see anyone else complaining. I noticed a few other posts elsewhere that have this same issue where tmt is not focused and you cant control it with mouse or keyboard. This is a pretty big drawback that threatens the usability of my htpc....if you dont have this issue, any advice would be appreciate.

I gave it a try today and it did not affect my AMD 7xxx system in MCE using a remote control the Movie Library to launch TMT. I opened 3 applications prior to starting MCE and it worked all the way through navigating the Blu content.
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Also are tmt updates necessary for bluray playback, basically to play new discs is it important to keep tmt updated? Im just worried once i get one version fully working, something else might break in a newer update. For every update improved i see people complaining of new isuses, im hoping to find one that just completely works and not touch it for awhile.

Over the long term you're probably going to have to update the player. It's primarily due to updated security on Blu discs. That can be avoided to some extent with the various grayway apps that circumvent Blu security. But there are also occaional BDNAV bugs in the player and if you want full access to them as designed a player update will be the only option.
post #3280 of 3674
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Originally Posted by ArcSoft_Jason View Post

I gave it a try today and it did not affect my AMD 7xxx system in MCE using a remote control the Movie Library to launch TMT. I opened 3 applications prior to starting MCE and it worked all the way through navigating the Blu content.
Over the long term you're probably going to have to update the player. It's primarily due to updated security on Blu discs. That can be avoided to some extent with the various grayway apps that circumvent Blu security. But there are also occaional BDNAV bugs in the player and if you want full access to them as designed a player update will be the only option.

Oh by the way, this is with the mce player, not regular tmt, but it sounds like you tried the mce player. But i could use some confirmation because regular tmt player does not have this issiue.


Thanks for the reply, the only thing i noticed on my system ati 5770, amd 3.2, is that it happens when something is in the taskbar, however, you will need to try it a few times, sometimes its focused, sometimes not, i seen on tmt website and on xbmc website today, more users are noticing this same issue, more people are reporting it, they seem to think it was introduced in the latest release.


I just did extensive testing, out of launching mce 10 times with something in the taskbar, the odd time i did not encounter this issue and everything navigated fine. The majority did have the isuse where it was not focused.

As soon as nothing was in my taskbar every single disk launched i was able to navigate mce tmt player 100% reliably.

Again sometimes it will seem to have focus, many times not, so you will have to try this a number of times with stuff in the task bar, also try clicking or using other programs, then launching tmt mce player.
Edited by Murilo - 6/26/12 at 2:11am
post #3281 of 3674
Would anyone happen to have an EventGhost plugin for TMT5?

I use Mediaportal and launch TMT5 from there to play discs. I've got EventGhost working great with Mediaportal but don't know how to create a plugin for TMT5. I found one for TMT3 but that just gives an error in EG when I press a key on the remote, so obviously it's not suitable.
post #3282 of 3674
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Originally Posted by Murilo View Post

Oh by the way, this is with the mce player, not regular tmt, but it sounds like you tried the mce player. But i could use some confirmation...

Yep. MCE with an MCE remote just like a regular joe would actually use it. (Actually, having something launched in the background isn't overly regular joeish because it implies that the customer is tethered to a mouse or keyboard and using the desktop rather than MCE but that's not really germaine to whether or not the problem happens or not and for me it does not. Assuming it does happen some greater percentage of users though, I can see why it isn't reported much.)
post #3283 of 3674
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Originally Posted by doveman View Post

Would anyone happen to have an EventGhost plugin for TMT5?

I use Mediaportal and launch TMT5 from there to play discs. I've got EventGhost working great with Mediaportal but don't know how to create a plugin for TMT5. I found one for TMT3 but that just gives an error in EG when I press a key on the remote, so obviously it's not suitable.

What exactly in TMT are you trying to control?

I use EG to send simple keyboard commands from my irule remote. It works flawlessly, however it is limited by TMT's available/published commands. I would love to poll feedback from TMT re: elapsed time, total time, chapter info, audio format, etc., like some other players/devices do to display on my remote. Any idea if this is at all possible?

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Axel
post #3284 of 3674
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Originally Posted by Axel View Post

What exactly in TMT are you trying to control?
I use EG to send simple keyboard commands from my irule remote. It works flawlessly, however it is limited by TMT's available/published commands. I would love to poll feedback from TMT re: elapsed time, total time, chapter info, audio format, etc., like some other players/devices do to display on my remote. Any idea if this is at all possible?
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Axel

Just the basics, Play/Pause, Stop, rewind/ffwd, skip back/forward a chapter, change subtitles, change audio track, etc.

I think there's keyboard commands for all these, I just need an EG plugin for TMT so that I can assign them to my remote keys.
post #3285 of 3674
Couldn't you simply send regular keyboard commands? I do not have access to the player right now (check its help menu), but it is something like p for play. I do not need a special plug in.

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Axel
post #3286 of 3674
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Originally Posted by Axel View Post

Couldn't you simply send regular keyboard commands? I do not have access to the player right now (check its help menu), but it is something like p for play. I do not need a special plug in.
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Axel

The thing is I think I need a plugin for TMT so that EG can detect if it's running and send keyboard commands or if MediaPortal is running and send it's commands. If I only used TMT perhaps there's already a plugin in EG that would work to send keyboard commands but as I use both it makes it more complicated.
post #3287 of 3674
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Originally Posted by doveman View Post

The thing is I think I need a plugin for TMT so that EG can detect if it's running and send keyboard commands or if MediaPortal is running and send it's commands. If I only used TMT perhaps there's already a plugin in EG that would work to send keyboard commands but as I use both it makes it more complicated.

That's correct. You can either setup EventGhost to send the same keyboard command all the time in response to a button on your remote OR you can have EventGhost detect which program is currently running and send keyboard commands that are specific to that app. Since most apps use at least slightly different keyboard shortcuts for the same functions, the 2nd method is a lot more desirable and is sort of the whole point.
post #3288 of 3674
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Originally Posted by Axel View Post

I would love to poll feedback from TMT re: elapsed time, total time, chapter info, audio format, etc., like some other players/devices do to display on my remote. Any idea if this is at all possible?

Depends on the capabilities of your polling tool, but the available info is written to a text file called TMTInfo.set in the current user's folder. Same place where the user's PlayDVD.ini is found. Also, seperate versions for standard and MCE UI.
post #3289 of 3674
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Originally Posted by ArcSoft_Jason View Post

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Originally Posted by Axel View Post

I would love to poll feedback from TMT re: elapsed time, total time, chapter info, audio format, etc., like some other players/devices do to display on my remote. Any idea if this is at all possible?

Depends on the capabilities of your polling tool, but the available info is written to a text file called TMTInfo.set in the current user's folder. Same place where the user's PlayDVD.ini is found. Also, seperate versions for standard and MCE UI.

Very interesting, Jason. So is this file constantly being updated with the elapsed time or when either the audio formats change or a new chapter begins?

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Axel
post #3290 of 3674
Pretty sure. I've never had much use for it, so I've not looked closely in quite some time but it does get used by some OEMs with more complex integration.
post #3291 of 3674
Hi, i have a problem playing H-SBS or H-OU MKVs. If i try i get the error message unsupported file type. Here is mediainfo of one of the problem files:
Code:
General
Unique ID                                : XXXXX
Complete name                            : XXXXX.mkv
Format                                   : Matroska
Format version                           : Version 3 / Version 2
File size                                : 10.4 GiB
Duration                                 : 1h 43mn
Overall bit rate                         : 14.4 Mbps
Encoded date                             : UTC 2012-04-05 20:59:38
Writing application                      : mkvmerge v5.4.0 ('Piper') built on Mar 10 2012 13:34:39
Writing library                          : libebml v1.2.3 + libmatroska v1.3.0

Video
ID                                       : 1
Format                                   : AVC
Format/Info                              : Advanced Video Codec
Format profile                           : High@L4.1
MultiView_Count                          : 2
MultiView_Layout                         : Top-Bottom (left eye first)
Format settings, CABAC                   : Yes
Format settings, ReFrames                : 4 frames
Codec ID                                 : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
Duration                                 : 1h 43mn
Bit rate                                 : 11.9 Mbps
Width                                    : 1 920 pixels
Height                                   : 1 080 pixels
Display aspect ratio                     : 16:9
Frame rate                               : 23.976 fps
Color space                              : YUV
Chroma subsampling                       : 4:2:0
Bit depth                                : 8 bits
Scan type                                : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)                       : 0.239
Stream size                              : 8.58 GiB (82%)
Title                                    : XXXXXX
Writing library                          : x264 core 119 r2106 07efeb4
Encoding settings                        : cabac=1 / ref=4 / deblock=1:-3:-3 / analyse=0x3:0x113 / me=umh / subme=7 / psy=1 / psy_rd=1.00:0.15 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=16 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=1 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=1 / chroma_qp_offset=-3 / threads=18 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / bluray_compat=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=3 / b_pyramid=2 / b_adapt=1 / b_bias=0 / direct=3 / weightb=1 / open_gop=0 / weightp=2 / keyint=250 / keyint_min=23 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=40 / rc=crf / mbtree=1 / crf=18.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=10 / qpmax=69 / qpstep=4 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:1.00
Default                                  : Yes
Forced                                   : No

Audio #1
ID                                       : 2
Format                                   : DTS
Format/Info                              : Digital Theater Systems
Codec ID                                 : A_DTS
Duration                                 : 1h 43mn
Bit rate mode                            : Constant
Bit rate                                 : 755 Kbps
Channel(s)                               : 6 channels
Channel positions                        : Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE
Sampling rate                            : 48.0 KHz
Bit depth                                : 24 bits
Compression mode                         : Lossy
Stream size                              : 559 MiB (5%)
Language                                 : German
Default                                  : No
Forced                                   : No

Audio #2
ID                                       : 3
Format                                   : DTS
Format/Info                              : Digital Theater Systems
Codec ID                                 : A_DTS
Duration                                 : 1h 43mn
Bit rate mode                            : Constant
Bit rate                                 : 1 510 Kbps
Channel(s)                               : 6 channels
Channel positions                        : Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE
Sampling rate                            : 48.0 KHz
Bit depth                                : 24 bits
Compression mode                         : Lossy
Stream size                              : 1.09 GiB (10%)
Language                                 : English
Default                                  : Yes
Forced                                   : No


Does TMT support these file types? Do I have another problem?
post #3292 of 3674
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Originally Posted by Axel View Post

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Originally Posted by ArcSoft_Jason View Post

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Originally Posted by Axel View Post

I would love to poll feedback from TMT re: elapsed time, total time, chapter info, audio format, etc., like some other players/devices do to display on my remote. Any idea if this is at all possible?

Depends on the capabilities of your polling tool, but the available info is written to a text file called TMTInfo.set in the current user's folder. Same place where the user's PlayDVD.ini is found. Also, seperate versions for standard and MCE UI.

Very interesting, Jason. So is this file constantly being updated with the elapsed time or when either the audio formats change or a new chapter begins?

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Axel

finally got to check out the file. It contains the info I have been looking for. Big question is how to extract this info. Since I am running EventGhost on my HTPC, I am wondering if there is a way to continuously read out such a file and afterwards broadcasting it. Unfortunately, I am not very EG-savvy. I might be able to get the broadcasting to work, but struggle with the capturing part. Anybody?

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Axel
post #3293 of 3674
Is there a way to use this file to display information on an HTPC VFD or LCD screen ?
post #3294 of 3674
[quote name="ANDYK48" url="/t/1285815/totalmedia-theatre-5/3270#post_22183840"]Is there a way to use this file to display information on an HTPC VFD or LCD screen ?[/quote]
 
It should be doable... at least theoretically. 
 
I have been playing a bit with the file and EventGhost. (EG) I can get it to extract the info. Now I am trying to find a way to broadcast the info to my iRule remote control to display it there. I expect it should be possible to use EG to send it to a VFD. 
 
Unfortunately, my EG skills are marginal at best. I have posted in the EG forum for some help
 
What display do you have? I still use a VFD2041 Matrix Orbital with serial connection and LCDSmartie. Unfortunately, there seems to be only very limited support available anymore.  
You would not happen to be an EG expert by any chance??? smile.gif
 
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Axel
post #3295 of 3674
Hello Axel,

No I am not an EG expert smile.gif To be honest I have never used EG.

The displays I have on my HTPCs are 1 Soundgraph VFD display, 1 Soundgraph LCD display and 1 Onmaura OLED display (with great potential but crap software and no support frown.gif )
post #3296 of 3674
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Originally Posted by cnjvh View Post

Upgraded to the new Media Browser. Didn't thave alot of time to test it but I can say that I started and stopped about 5 movies using the internal player with auto refresh enabled and no crashes at all. So initial reports are very postive. A worthy upgrade so far : - )

I got all excited when I saw your post. I just upgraded to MediaBrowser 2.6 & TMT5 (5.3.1.146) & Blu-rays playback beautifully @24p with auto refresh enabled using uMCEPlayer5.exe, but whenever I stop the movie or hit "Exit" on the remote WMC7 crashes. When I setup the external player in MediaBrowser I just selected TMT5 from the list. Is there something else I need to do?
post #3297 of 3674
I too have the same issue, and have raised a query on the Meda Browser forum (copying your email too). As get no response from the Media Browser team

http://community.mediabrowser.tv/permalinks/11781/2-6-crashes-on-exit-from-tmt5
post #3298 of 3674
I suppose the problem could be with MediaBrowser, but it seems more likely that it is with TMT5 since WMC doesn't crash when exiting TMT5 with the auto refresh feature disabled.
post #3299 of 3674
Does it crash when you do not use MB but are using auto refresh?
post #3300 of 3674
Using the latest version of TMT5 and MB 2.5.3 with the auto refresh rate switched on does not cause MB to crash when exiting. I have only seen this occur if MB 2.6 is installed
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