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post #3421 of 3674
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Originally Posted by AnthonyB View Post

Why does this player crash so much?
I have had to do repair or re-install it more times than I can count.

Look at the WER entry in the event log. It will list then crashing component.

Opening a ticket w/ ArcSoft would probably be a good idea too.
post #3422 of 3674
Thanks Andy.
post #3423 of 3674
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Originally Posted by khalid7412002 View Post

I tried to get mymovies set up, but found it difficult to get ISO rips setup and I did not like the aspect of paying for each individual feature that I wanted, like cover view, screen rate switching and so on.
I might however give it another try and see if can get proper 24p playback in a decent UI, like cover view.

Agreed My movies is more complex and that's because its more than a just box, but more of inventory movie manager with it's own movie database, takes some getting use to it, I was able to set it up, with out changing the way anything was stored. I've not made a purchase of points yet, so I guess I'm using the base functionality, which for the most part works fine, not as flashy with out the themes and cover flows, but in the end it works. And I like the server client setup, I can use my office PC to make changes, add titles, etc which updates the catalog on my whs server, and all changes are replicated to the clients. I've contributed some points, by adding some information to the existing titles, but when I find time to get around to it, maybe I'll looks into some of the upgrades.
post #3424 of 3674
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Originally Posted by dbailey75 View Post

Agreed My movies is more complex and that's because its more than a just box, but more of inventory movie manager with it's own movie database, takes some getting use to it, I was able to set it up, with out changing the way anything was stored. I've not made a purchase of points yet, so I guess I'm using the base functionality, which for the most part works fine, not as flashy with out the themes and cover flows, but in the end it works. And I like the server client setup, I can use my office PC to make changes, add titles, etc which updates the catalog on my whs server, and all changes are replicated to the clients. I've contributed some points, by adding some information to the existing titles, but when I find time to get around to it, maybe I'll looks into some of the upgrades.

One thing that took me a while to figure out is that there are actually a few more UI customization options that you can make through the Collection Management app.
post #3425 of 3674
AVCHD

I've run into a curious issue when trying to playback AVCHD discs. TMT5 doesn't recognize them as "valid." However, if I make ISOs of them and mount them with VCD, TMT has no problem and starts playback. This happens in both of my Win 7/64 machines running version 119. IIRC, this didn't occur with v.114, but the problem isn't serious enough to bother re-installing that to confirm. I'm just curious why TMT would treat a virtual drive any differently than a physical one. Could it be a setting in ImgBurn that's causing the problem with burned discs?
post #3426 of 3674
TMT gurus, I need help setting up 3D with TMT. After spending hours checking my system and trying different things I cannot get the 3D option in TMT to activate (it remains greyed out).

My system by coincidence is similar to the minimum specification on the Arcsoft site for 3D TMT support:
- Core 2 Duo E4600
- NVidia GeForce 8600 GTS with DVI output. Latest NVidia driver downloaded last week.
- HDMI cable converter going into a Darbee video processor (which by all reports is compatible with TMT 3D)
- Windows 7
- TMT v5, the version just before cinavia was introduced 6 months back
- refresh rate 23.976

The only thing I can see that I have not done is from this quote earlier in the thread.
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Originally Posted by ArcSoft_Jason View Post

3D setup from the driver control panel is absolutely necessary for 3D to work in TMT5 when using an NV solution.
However the 3D setup in the NVidia control panel is not obvious. It seems it is automatically 'enabled' as there is no 3D on/off setting and the 3D setting are all about tuning 3D for games. Jason can you elaborate about exactly what needs to be setup in the NVidia control panel?

If this isn't the problem I'm at a loss to know what TMT needs to 'see' on my system before enabling the 3D option. Thanks for any feedback.
post #3427 of 3674
As I just got a brand new Panasonic Plasma screen this week and had to set up 3D myself, I can tell you it's a LOT of fun getting it all configured properly. LOL. Right click on your desktop, go to screen resolution, and find the checkbox for enable stereoscopic 3D. Enable it. Now TMT will allow you to play 3D. I've found I have to disable that for playing regular movies else my TV puts me in crazy mode and things don't sync very well.
post #3428 of 3674
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Originally Posted by deandob View Post

TMT gurus, I need help setting up 3D with TMT. After spending hours checking my system and trying different things I cannot get the 3D option in TMT to activate (it remains greyed out).

My system by coincidence is similar to the minimum specification on the Arcsoft site for 3D TMT support:
- Core 2 Duo E4600
- NVidia GeForce 8600 GTS with DVI output. Latest NVidia driver downloaded last week.
- HDMI cable converter going into a Darbee video processor (which by all reports is compatible with TMT 3D)
- Windows 7
- TMT v5, the version just before cinavia was introduced 6 months back
- refresh rate 23.976

The only thing I can see that I have not done is from this quote earlier in the thread.
However the 3D setup in the NVidia control panel is not obvious. It seems it is automatically 'enabled' as there is no 3D on/off setting and the 3D setting are all about tuning 3D for games. Jason can you elaborate about exactly what needs to be setup in the NVidia control panel?

If this isn't the problem I'm at a loss to know what TMT needs to 'see' on my system before enabling the 3D option. Thanks for any feedback.

You aren't going to get playback with dvi, and seriously doubt you have the system specs to play 3D anyway. As far as I know you MUST have HDMI for 3D. I believe it's the same way even for checkerboard.

Get yourself a GT430. You won't regret it and it'll probably take a little load off that processor you have.

Right now, you are fighting an uphill battle with those specs.

If 3D vision isn't in your Nvidia control panel, it's highly doubtable you have 3D capability with that card in the first place.
post #3429 of 3674
OK, thanks, but I'm confused why my specific card is listed as acceptable in the TMT technical specifications (minimum requirements for 3D Blu-ray). http://www.arcsoft.com/totalmedia-theatre/techspec.html

There is no mention of HDMI being needed. DVI and HDMI are electrically similar so in theory DVI should work (and others in this thread have reported it working).

I do have the 3D vision stuff in the NVidia control panel, its just not obvious what is needed to enable it as per Jason's post. It seems it is enabled automatically (there is only tuning options).

Before I go out and spend coin on a new card it would be good to confirm it doesn't work (even though the spec says it should).

[Edit] After more investigation it looks like my card only enables a NVidia specific 3D system (3D vision) which I assume is for 3D games. Strange why the TMT website says my configuration is supported. So looks like I'm up for a new card, and need to select one that does 3D processing offloaded from the CPU. Rather than buying a new video card it might be a good time to upgrade the motherboard & CPU and use an onboard GPU. More research to do.....
Edited by deandob - 1/11/13 at 6:12pm
post #3430 of 3674
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As far as I know you MUST have HDMI for 3D. I believe it's the same way even for checkerboard.

Actually, no. I have a DVI connection from my GT-430 to my Samsung DLP for 3D (checkerboard). I use HDMI to my Demon 2310 for hidef audio.
post #3431 of 3674
OK, I have spent more time researching about upgrading my HTPC so it can process Blu-ray 3D and I think its a good opportunity to swap out the motherboard with a new Ivy Bridge i3-3225 which has the new Intel HD4000 integral GPU, so will put the money I would have spent on a separate video card into a complete system upgrade, as the Ivy Bridge GPU can handle Blu-Ray 3D and also if I want to use MADVR at a later point (except for extreme upscaling).
post #3432 of 3674
You might want to see if that chip suffers from the 29/59 bug if you use cable card.
post #3433 of 3674
No cable card here in Australia smile.gif

But apparently the new Intel chips won't play 23.976 quite right, and will repeat a frame about once every 5 minutes. I'm OK with that.
post #3434 of 3674
If it were me, I'd still go with a GT430 and see if you can do 3D with your current setup. That way if it doesn't work you still have a kick ass card when you do upgrade and don't need to worry about dropped frames or whatever.

And the best part about the GT430, it's under $50 on Ebay.
Edited by AnthonyB - 1/12/13 at 7:50am
post #3435 of 3674
^^ Have to agree. Unless you're really set on a new build, the GT430 is by far the easiest way to get set up. I swapped out an 8600GT for a GT430 in my seven year-old system and it plays frame-packed 3D Blus using TMT5 on a single-core P4.

It's really surprising to see the video processing difference in the two cards.
post #3436 of 3674
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Originally Posted by deandob View Post

No cable card here in Australia smile.gif

But apparently the new Intel chips won't play 23.976 quite right, and will repeat a frame about once every 5 minutes. I'm OK with that.

as an FYI, your system spec's are not to much different than mine, I'm running a dual core E5300, 2.6, with a GT430 on a very old Intel G33 chip set, and the system works very well with TMT 3d. And regarding the Nvidia control panel, you have to go through a setup process, with your display and since you don't have an HDMI 1.4, your not able to complete that process, I assume, the GT 8600 is only DVI out from what I can tell. So yeah a new system is great, if that's your goal, but you can give the GT430 a try or go with the GT620/630 which the latest generation of the GT430 Card, but get the 430 if it's still available. buy local, if your not satisfied, you can return the card to the store and go with plan B.
post #3437 of 3674
Hey Guys,

Any help would be much appreciated as I've been dealing with this issue for some time.

Comp Specs:

Core 2 Duo E4800 Dual Core @ 2.66
ATI Radeon 4850 with latest CCC
Windows 7 Ultimate, SP2
(In case it's needed, Microsoft Security Essentials)

Samsung Syncmaster DVI monitor
HDMI connection to Sony AVR Receiver > Samsung TV
Ultramon multiple display management tool

When I launch TMT5 (latest update), I have already switched my primary display over to the Sony AVR / Samsung TV at 1080p 60hz, with the Samsung Syncmaster DVI monitor disabled via Ultramon. Every time I launch my BD folder structure rips, TMT will show the loading icon and then stop on a black screen before becoming non-responsive. I can launch the folders fine on my DVI monitor though.

Any ideas?
post #3438 of 3674
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Originally Posted by bdwright77 View Post

Hey Guys,

Any help would be much appreciated as I've been dealing with this issue for some time.

Comp Specs:

Core 2 Duo E4800 Dual Core @ 2.66
ATI Radeon 4850 with latest CCC
Windows 7 Ultimate, SP2
(In case it's needed, Microsoft Security Essentials)

Samsung Syncmaster DVI monitor
HDMI connection to Sony AVR Receiver > Samsung TV
Ultramon multiple display management tool

When I launch TMT5 (latest update), I have already switched my primary display over to the Sony AVR / Samsung TV at 1080p 60hz, with the Samsung Syncmaster DVI monitor disabled via Ultramon. Every time I launch my BD folder structure rips, TMT will show the loading icon and then stop on a black screen before becoming non-responsive. I can launch the folders fine on my DVI monitor though.

Any ideas?

It always seems like I'm the forum killer in here. Still nothing for days frown.gif
post #3439 of 3674
sorry no experience with mulit monitors or Ultramon. only question, is did it work before you updated TMT and made changes to your primary display? I don't think updating TMT would have any effect here, but maybe some other change is causing the issue, got back to were you were when it worked, and move forward one step at a time, and see where it stops working.
post #3440 of 3674
Sadly, it only worked intermittently ever since I purchased it. Setting Ultramon to disable the secondary display helped for a brief period, but problems started to arise again. I read through the event log and, well, there's several .dll files that are indicated as the crashing component during a long list of events. Really at a loss here. I'm thinking of upgrading the graphics card to see if a newer card will help (perhaps its the included DVI-HDMI adapter that came with the Radeon 4850 card?). I don't know what else to try.
post #3441 of 3674
New to TotalMedia Theater 5 and have some questions...
First off the software is awesome...interesting layout but works...
1 problem i have is some movies are formatted to extra wide "Cinema" 2.40:1 have black bar top and bottom on my 16x9...
How do i stretch it...I used the aspect ratio feature (smart stretch,and stretch to fit) and neither do anything.
thanks
John
post #3442 of 3674
Why do you want to watch anything that isn't OAR (unless I'm not understanding you correctly)?
post #3443 of 3674
Why do you want to watch anything that isn't OAR (unless I'm not understanding you correctly)?
post #3444 of 3674
What does OAR mean?
post #3445 of 3674
Original aspect ratio.

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post #3446 of 3674
Thought I'd cross post this here since some of the ArcSoft guys seems to monitor this thread:

Here is what Arcsoft originally wrote back to me concerning my problem with no TrueHD audio after getting a Cinavia error:
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Thank you for contacting ArcSoft. It's Josie to help.

Regarding your concern, we presume the case might relate to the sound card performance. We recommend you to have a try to reinstall/update your sound card driver to see if it can work. Please confirm that your sound card driver is installed completely. Your cooperation and patience would be very much appreciated.

We hope this information helps. Please feel free to contact us if you have any other questions.

Wish you a nice day!

Best regards,
ArcSoft Support

I knew it was not a driver issue, but reinstalled my audio drivers just in case. No love of course.

So I sent them this back:
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Its not a problem with my drivers or the sound card. As a test, I restored my PC to a date prior to when the Cinavia error occurred. (Full metal restore using WHS2011 backup) Everything plays fine (I did a test on Brave which has TrueHD and had worked before). When I played MIB 3 again, the Cinavia error comes up and I have no more TrueHD on ANY disc.

So I went back and restored again to pre-Cinavia error backup. This time, I uninstalled TMT5.3.1.172 (tested Brave again and TrueHD worked), and reinstalled TMT5.3.1.119, then upgraded to 5.3.1.146. I played Brave again, and once again NO TrueHD audio! It seems that 172 has installed Cinavia somewhere in my system that does not get uninstalled when removing TMT5.3.1.172. I tried deleting everything that that even looked remotely attached to ArcSoft in both files and registry. I assume there is probably some DLL or something remaining and causing this error. So please send me instruction on how to remove EVERYTHING that 172 has done to my system. The FAQ on your site is not thorough enough.

Seems that once TMT5.3.1.172 installs Cinavia on your system its staying there and there is no hope to get it out short of a complete rebuild from scratch. I'm pretty pissed. I get that ArcSoft had no choice but to include Cinavia in the newest version of TMT5. That's fine, but it is complete ******** for them to install something like that that doesn't uninstall once you remove TMT5. They have effectively destroyed my system and now I have to rebuild and lose any of my protected recordings. Gee thanks guys!

Looks like TMT5 will be the last thing I ever buy from them.
post #3447 of 3674
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Originally Posted by bruce73 View Post

Why do you want to watch anything that isn't OAR (unless I'm not understanding you correctly)?
it helps with plasma breakin to be full screen..
post #3448 of 3674
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Originally Posted by ncarty97 View Post

Seems that once TMT5.3.1.172 installs Cinavia on your system its staying there and there is no hope to get it out short of a complete rebuild from scratch.
Not sure about the "no hope" comment but it is certainly the case that TMT5 is difficult to re-install. Recently I "updated" to a new version and it didn't work properly, and despite that I'd done a System Restore Point before the uninstall/reinstall, there was no going back to the older version. I had to eradicate all traces of TMT thruout my system (since sysrestore doesn't touch user files, the culprit must have been lurking in one of the Arcsoft folders in Users or maybe Program Data). In any case v5 has been a b***h such that I still use TMT3 these days.
post #3449 of 3674
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Originally Posted by irisservice View Post

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Originally Posted by bruce73 View Post

Why do you want to watch anything that isn't OAR (unless I'm not understanding you correctly)?
it helps with plasma breakin to be full screen..

Ahhh... How long a process is that?
post #3450 of 3674
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Originally Posted by bruce73 View Post

Ahhh... How long a process is that?

About 150 to 200 hours if done properly. I just did it for 200 on my TC-P65VT50. It's worth doing.
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