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post #3511 of 3674
The TM server isn't the problem. Its got something to do with a driver
post #3512 of 3674
I don't think the server does much more than communicate with the remote.
post #3513 of 3674
The server is on the autostart, and anything wrong there could effect startup time.

I disabled mine because I don't need it and I have no problem with startup time.
post #3514 of 3674
I'm fed up with TMT5. I suppose I'll have to switch to J River or PowerDVD. Every time I launch the application and boot up a disc (from BD folder structure on an internal HDD), it starts to load and then just hangs and the application becomes unresponsive. I cannot play anything over HDMI. It plays fine over DVI, though I can assure you it's not an HDCP issue.

Anyway, so much for this software I suppose. Tech support has been exceptionally unhelpful and I haven't had luck on the forums either.
post #3515 of 3674
Yes, boot times were still too long.
post #3516 of 3674
i think 5 may have a boot issue also. I installed it one a W8 machine with an SSD and my cold boot time is now like 90 seconds. WTF?!?!?!? eek.gif for a second there I thought I was loading a game on a commadore 64. eek.gif
post #3517 of 3674
Anyone know where u can get powerdvd 7? I think I have had it with arcsoft.
post #3518 of 3674
Sadly I don't think I will be upgrading to TMT6. I have been with TMT since TMT2 was released in early 2008 and for the most part have been happy with TMT. I haven't had as many problems with TMT5 as others, but I did wait patiently for auto refresh and then when TMT5 was released it didn't work at all with my system and with every update through .146 I have never been able to get auto refresh rate to work and for those infrequent LPCM audio streams I have to always go in to the audio settings and manually change them. I also incurred stuttering often when streaming from my server which I always resolved by copying the movie to the local drive (PITA) and to be honest I never believed this was a TMT issue, but an issue related to how it is served up using mymovies and WHS2011 (but still to make it user friendly and convienent I need some kind of jukebox player frontend). And now if I want to update or upgrade to TMT6 I have to contend with Cinavia (I upgraded to check it out, but it was a no go on several ripped movies so I reverted back to 5.3.1.146).

So I decided to trial J. River MC18 (no cinavia) several weeks ago and WOW I was so impressed I purchased it a day after I began the test. Auto refresh rate works everytime perfectly, LPCM just works, I get MADVR as my video renderer and I don't get any sutters when streaming from my servers. It isn't for everyone since it doesn't do menus yet and no 3D, but for those that don't need or want menus and aren't playing 3D stuff you should check JRiver out.
post #3519 of 3674
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Originally Posted by jekbrown View Post

i think 5 may have a boot issue also. I installed it one a W8 machine with an SSD and my cold boot time is now like 90 seconds. WTF?!?!?!? eek.gif for a second there I thought I was loading a game on a commadore 64. eek.gif

No issue on my Win 8 computers with SSDs with TMT 5 (currently on .145 but also when I ran the latest edition that supports Cinavia). Did you turn off the server? That's probably the culprit for your long boot time. Have you checked the task manager to see what else is autostarting?
post #3520 of 3674
Ugh.. It is not why there is a long boot time. There is a driver problem
post #3521 of 3674
I can assure you the boot issue is real. I didn't know it was tmt causing it until recently. But my machine used to boot to the desktop in 5 seconds. Now it's almost a minute. I never thought it would end up being an app that caused it. Ugh. This is a 3770k on win 8 pro with an ocz ssd. If tmt is installing a driver it could be breaking efi which is the most likely explanation.

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post #3522 of 3674
The issue is very real..

The issue is NOT the tm server that it loads in the tray.

The IS a driver that tmt loads at boot.
post #3523 of 3674
Yea I forgot to add that it's definitely not the server. That thing gets nuked on my machine before I even reboot after installing tmt.

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post #3524 of 3674
Presumably you could use a tool like Autoruns to stop the driver loading. Although I guess it might stop the player working too. But then what's it for? Is it just there to support the server?
post #3525 of 3674
I still like it TMT6...Sure it may have some bugs....but the alternatives are not a good a choice for us...This one is more feature rich than others i have tried..i have watch 4 New 2012-2013 released blurays without any problems...The company has a agreed to be aware of problems and are working on it..The price of $10 for upgrade is a cheap price to pay..As many complaints we have , powerDVD uses complain much more than our TMT uses....lol...
post #3526 of 3674
Quote:
Originally Posted by jong1 View Post

Presumably you could use a tool like Autoruns to stop the driver loading. Although I guess it might stop the player working too. But then what's it for? Is it just there to support the server?
The workaround posted on arcsoft forum was just to set the service ArcCtrl have a DelayedStart
post #3527 of 3674
I haven't got a single version of tmt to play hd-dvd movies without a ton of fiddling around.

Anyone know how much space I'd need to rip 100 hd-dvds?
post #3528 of 3674
2T-3T.
post #3529 of 3674
Quote:
Originally Posted by AnthonyB View Post

I haven't got a single version of tmt to play hd-dvd movies without a ton of fiddling around.

Anyone know how much space I'd need to rip 100 hd-dvds?
If you copy only the main movie (no features, no menu, no adds), I get between 20GB ~ 30GB per movie.
If convert those main movie to mkv using handbrake encode H264 then it goes to 6GB ~ 15GB with keeping 1 hd audio + subtitle.
post #3530 of 3674
Can makemkv handle truehd?
post #3531 of 3674
Quote:
Originally Posted by AnthonyB View Post

Can makemkv handle truehd?
Yes
post #3532 of 3674
Quote:
Originally Posted by irisservice View Post

I still like it TMT6...Sure it may have some bugs....but the alternatives are not a good a choice for us...This one is more feature rich than others i have tried..i have watch 4 New 2012-2013 released blurays without any problems...The company has a agreed to be aware of problems and are working on it..The price of $10 for upgrade is a cheap price to pay..As many complaints we have , powerDVD uses complain much more than our TMT uses....lol...

I'm with you, I have been using Arcsoft since v2 and as long as you are patient, it's probably the best choice. The $10 upgrade is a great deal and I bought it but won't install it until they iron out some of the issues. It's kinda like a Microsoft operating system, you need to wait for the first service pack.
post #3533 of 3674
Is there anything in TMT6 that is worth the money to upgrade from TMT5?
post #3534 of 3674
I had to change my opinion of PowerDVD after upgrading my Intel based HTPC to Windows 8. TMT became completely useless with heavy stutter on BDs, crashes when autosetting the refresh rate and completely messing up my projector's HDMI handshake.

Arcsoft support unable to help. So I downloaded the PDVD 12 trial and to my immense surprise it works perfectly, refresh rate switching and all.

So Arcsoft lost a long time customer.

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post #3535 of 3674
My HTPC is booting *very* slow now. 2-3 minutes to boot? I've had TMT 5 Installed for ages and all of the sudden. I did the update and same thing.

How do I turn off the server? If I have to will uninstall, I rarely use it.

Thanks,
Tim
post #3536 of 3674
Just delete the TMT Server from your startup folder.
post #3537 of 3674
No TMT in Startup folder, might of done that ages ago. I guess I am out of luck, will uninstall it for now. Hope they fix it up, they may not since TMT 6 is out now.

thx
post #3538 of 3674
Quote:
Originally Posted by Goosey View Post

Is there anything in TMT6 that is worth the money to upgrade from TMT5?

IMO, no. But I did anyway, because, if there are to be improvements down the road, TMT6 will see them before TMT5. So, at only $10, it's worth the investment just for that.
post #3539 of 3674
Quote:
Originally Posted by bruce73 View Post

IMO, no. But I did anyway, because, if there are to be improvements down the road, TMT6 will see them before TMT5. So, at only $10, it's worth the investment just for that.

Where do you find the $10 upgrade? All I see is a $99 upgrade.
post #3540 of 3674
Quote:
Originally Posted by water1 View Post

Where do you find the $10 upgrade? All I see is a $99 upgrade.
Go to the TotalMedia Theater 6 Upgrade Page and select TotalMedia Theater 5 in the Upgrade From dropdown box.
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