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post #211 of 499
GooberedUp, if WinME is working.. touch nothing! :)
post #212 of 499
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Originally posted by replayitagain
For Pete's sake, the place I heard of this forum to begin with was that my software engineering professor used the dva 2.0 release fiasco as a case study in class!
sounds like someone else put a little prejudice into your objective criticism
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My point was that this is *not* a commercial software release, and I think it's perfectly acceptable for Gerry to use the forum as a second beta test - he has absolutely zero responsibility to anyone on this - either to fix things that cause other people problems, or even to answer any of our questions. It's open source after all, so if you don't like the way it works, you can fix it yourself! The fact that he's willing to help out is a testament to what a nice guy he is.
when I saw the beta test announcement...the one that said Gerry had a few open slots, I almost applied, but I read his conditions and thought: "Damn, that sounds like hard work". I kinda figured 3.0 would be fairly solid when it came out.

I almost always give others the benefit of the doubt when I read their electronic communications. It's hard to really express yourself and if you choose words poorly, it's easy for others to misinterpret them. I think I saw some poor choices, wordwise, but there was something else there too. It's like you came out of your software engineering class with some kind of anti-open-source bias. If it's just a misunderstanding, learn to use smilies, even if you think they are stupid (I do). If you just want to show that you duplicated a problem someone else had, keep it all facts and leave opinions out...and be prepared to offer lots of info. When Gerry suspects there's a real bug to deal with, he'll grill you like a ...[ something that really gets grilled bad]... hey, look a smiley! :p
post #213 of 499
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Originally posted by Revwillie
he'll grill you like a ...[ something that really gets grilled bad]...
2 bit cheese sandwich at a greasy spoon? :D
post #214 of 499
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Originally posted by Revwillie
when I saw the beta test announcement...the one that said Gerry had a few open slots, I almost applied, but I read his conditions and thought: "Damn, that sounds like hard work". I kinda figured 3.0 would be fairly solid when it came out.
It is fairly solid. Most of the problems people are having are as a result of user error, a poorly configured network, failure to read the documentation, errors in Java itself, bugs in the ReplayTV OS, or some combination of the above.
post #215 of 499
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Originally posted by Lee Thompson
GooberedUp, if WinME is working.. touch nothing! :)
I'm an OS slut. I upgrade almost immediately to the next available OS. Hence the ME upgrade (so I haven't been running ME in a long while). Only afterwards I found out that a person was lucky if he didn't have problems.
post #216 of 499
I installed DVA3.0 on a WindowsXP machine that had a v2.1 install. However, after the installer ran, and I launch DVA I get the error dialog:

Error migrating version
V3.0 release
null
Backing out changes where possible

I tried uninstalling and re-installing, but I get the same error. As far as I can tell, the old v2.1 install is no longer present.

Any suggestions?

And, of course, THANK YOU to Gerry. Wow!

-BS
post #217 of 499
2.1 and 3.0 on Windows both store the config in \\Documents and Settings\\username as XML files; move or rename these and try it again. Of course if you move your 2.1 config the upgrade won't happen and you'll need to setup DVA again.
post #218 of 499
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Originally posted by madSkeelz
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Originally posted by f2000Keith
Anyone know of any 'free' SMTP servers that don't require authentication?
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You could set up your own. As long as it's confined to your local network, it would prolly do the job just fine.
I just set up mine and it works great. Looks like any email addresses work in the "from" and "to" boxes. As the process is fresh in my mind, I put together some screen shots for the less courageous. I did it in XP Pro. I don't think XP Home has IIS. Should be the same in Win2000. Thanks again G.

 

smtp server setup winxppro or 2000.zip 236.986328125k . file
post #219 of 499
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Originally posted by Lee Thompson
2.1 and 3.0 on Windows both store the config in \\Documents and Settings\\username as XML files; move or rename these and try it again. Of course if you move your 2.1 config the upgrade won't happen and you'll need to setup DVA again.
Yup. That did the trick. I should have looked for the config files.

thanks,
BS
post #220 of 499
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Originally posted by JenEric
I just set up mine and it works great. Looks like any email addresses work in the "from" and "to" boxes. As the process is fresh in my mind, I put together some screen shots for the less courageous. I did it in XP Pro. I don't think XP Home has IIS. Should be the same in Win2000. Thanks again G.
Just wanted to say thanks a lot for the screenshots. Will probably need them in the days to come as I have never set up such a thing before!
post #221 of 499
After reading some of these posts all I can say is OMG... how the heck can anyone get off making comments like the ones I have just read..!! Sheesh..!

Gerry , please, just ignore these trolls.. please use your time and energy on a well earned break.. and thank you again..!!
post #222 of 499
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Originally posted by j.m.
No. DVArchive is no longer GPL. I suspected as much when I first noticed the use of Java byte code obfuscation in 3.0 to prevent decompiling, and today on the DVArchive.org forums Gerry officially stated here that there would be no source code release for 3.0. While I am a little disappointed, I understand and respect his decision.
This is normally a precursor to a commercial venture. I've got $2 that says DVA gets sold commercially sometime soon.

-a
post #223 of 499
Gerry -

Please ignore the idiots....

And good luck on your remodeling [and curious, what is your main HA controller?]
post #224 of 499
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Originally posted by archdog99
This is normally a precursor to a commercial venture. I've got $2 that says DVA gets sold commercially sometime soon.

-a
Yeah, he said that the core of DVA will always be free. It is apparently just that a manufacturer of a similar device is looking to expand DVA to support it and then charge for it. My guess is Roku.
post #225 of 499
Thread Starter 
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Originally posted by Bargonaut
However, after the installer ran, and I launch DVA I get the error dialog:

Error migrating version
V3.0 release
null
Backing out changes where possible
Run DVA V2.1 and check all your storage paths (Import and Local_Guide) in the DVA Properties Dialog, Storage tab. Most likely, at least one of them is invalid and cuasing this (yeah, not the best message - I plan to fix it soon, but so far, it's been the reason 90% of the time it's happened to anyone.

If you do not have 2.1 on your system, you can download it from the DVArchive site. The configuration files are not tied to the install, so you won't overwrite them, and DVA wont' store them/convert them until there are no errors, so your DVArchive.xml config file is still 2.1 compatible.
post #226 of 499
Thread Starter 
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Originally posted by archdog99
This is normally a precursor to a commercial venture. I've got $2 that says DVA gets sold commercially sometime soon.
Sorry, but you'll loose that bet :-)

As I stated in the V3.0 announcement thread over at dvarchive.org, DVA as you see it today will ALWAYS be free. I've worked too hard on it to allow anything else. And all folks I've spoken to regarding possible deals have understood that this is a non-negotiable point (and they have supported it).

Add ons might not be free or may be owned by a company or distributed by them, but for the most part, such add-ons are to support other devices, possibly DRM for those other device media files (never for ReplayTV, unless DNNA starts leaning on me), branding, etc.

I don't intend to make a commercial venture out of DVA. I personally doubt there ever will be any commercial deals (several have come and gone). But with these changes, should an attractive one ever come up, I have some manuvering room now I didn't have before.

While I only have my word to offer, I hope it's good enough for you to be comfortable that DVA you see today (and future versions of it) will always be free.
post #227 of 499
Thread Starter 
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Originally posted by Clay Schneider
Please ignore the idiots....
I'm learning - just gets under my skin -- taking it too personally, I beleive.
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And good luck on your remodeling [and curious, what is your main HA controller?]
The primary day to day controller is a HomeVision controller running the scheduled lights and theater. Then there is a series of linux based servers (custom software) that manage the homevision, tie in hvac and a series of in wall touch screens (all home brew -- you can see a little about them at http://homer.cdp1802.org/house/Automation and read more about the house itself at http://www.cdp1802.org). There are a number of small ancillary systems scattered around the house to monitor/control other things and report back (everythings on the network now). Fun hobby :-)
post #228 of 499
I played with 3.0 for a good part of the morning, and just so so happy. This application fills a lot of the gaps that have stuck with ReplayTV, and does it in an elegant and well-rounded way. At every point, it's clear that a *lot* of thought was put into the programming. DVArchive is a "must-try" for every Replay owner, and in many cases is the tipping point for picking a ReplayTV.

Like many others, I've run into bugs with this release. But lets be realistic that Gerry and his team haven't put this much work into the package only to let it hang with a few serious but straightforward bugs. This version is much more complicated than the last, and so it follows there will be more opportunity for bugs. But I know they'll get fixed and I will owe Gerry even more gratitude for his work.
post #229 of 499
I noticed tonight that DVA told me that a program I was trying to schedule wasn't possible because it creates a conflict, yet there was none. I later programmed the same event using the 5040 itself. I did use DVA to program something else at a later time, and have used it over the last couple days without seeing this problem. Is there something that can confuse it? Thanks.
post #230 of 499
I am sure that Gerry would appreciate more information. Show date and time, items you did have scheduled around the same time, did you add padding to any shows, etc. You get the picture :) The more info, the easier it is to establish a pattern.
post #231 of 499
I just upgraded to 3.0 and now nothing happens after the "please wait" screen pops up and goes away. I can see javaw.exe running in my processes list but the DVArchive window never comes up. I tried deleting my DVArchive.xml file and the same thing happens. I'm running Windows XP Pro SP1 with j2re-1_4_2_04. DVArchive 2.1 worked flawlessly before but I was running java 1.4.1.

Help!
post #232 of 499
Just before I first ran DVA v3.0 I had a sensation that I was about to see some new fancy menus and windows to work with, and was hoping I would like thier 'action'. I ran it and wondered if I'd accidentally installed 2.1. Then I had a rapid realization how happy I was that the gui was the same..there was nothing convoluted about 2.1. Nice simple, elegant. Friendly to the mind. Understates it's functionality.
post #233 of 499
I've been able to successfully install DVA 3.0, but it will only run for a few seconds then it locks up, usually right after it has found both my RTV5040s. DVA 2.1 worked previously. The only thing I can do once it locks up is min/max/restore the window. When I restore the window, it's totally blank. The only way I can close the window is to use task manager to kill the javaw process.

I'm running Win2K Pro SP4, w/512MB RAM, I've got an ATI AIW Radeon, and I've upgraded my video drivers to the latest release. I've tried both JVM 1.4.2_04 and 1.4.1_07 using the forcejvm parameter specified in the changelog. ATI and Java 1.4 haven't always played well together, so I've tried some recommendations I found by Googling: disabling DirectDraw using dxdiag, and adding the following Java runtime parameters:

-Dsun.java2d.d3d=false
-Dsun.java2d.ddoffscreen=false
-Dsun.java2d.noddraw=true
-Xmx128m

So far, nothing I've done has any affect.

Anyone else have any ideas that I haven't tried yet.

RF
post #234 of 499
guid05059 and RFontenot:

Do either of you have a large amount (let's say 300 or more) of shows saved on multiple hard drives? And if so, are any of the hard drives networked?

I have a similar problem with my XP machine- DVA3 will eventaully load and run fine- takes 15 -20 minutes. My Windows 2000 machines works normally. In an earlier reply in this thread, I outlined what I did. I was on the alpha/beta team and this issue has come up with me before. But we can not routinely duplicate it so we are looking for something in common.
post #235 of 499
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Originally posted by RFontenot I've tried both JVM 1.4.2_04 and 1.4.1_07 [/b]
DVA v3 requires 1.4.2, so 1.4.1_07 is a non-starter. Have you tried one of the previous Java 1.4.2 builds?

http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/download.html
post #236 of 499
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Originally posted by Bargonaut
However, after the installer ran, and I launch DVA I get the error dialog:

Error migrating version
V3.0 release
null
Backing out changes where possible



Originally posted by gduprey
Run DVA V2.1 and check all your storage paths (Import and Local_Guide) in the DVA Properties Dialog, Storage tab. Most likely, at least one of them is invalid and cuasing this (yeah, not the best message - I plan to fix it soon, but so far, it's been the reason 90% of the time it's happened to anyone.
I can vouch for this. I experienced this same error message today, when upgrading my parents to DVA v3.

I had 4 Import and 4 Local_Guide locations, and all but one of each were set as Read-Only. The final straw, though, was that my writable Import and Local_Guide locations were both on the same drive -- an external USB2 drive that was powered off, leaving me with ZERO (null) writable Local_Guide locations.
post #237 of 499
Actually java 1.4.1_07 can be used IF the following tag is inserted in the command line: -forcejvm 1.4.1_07
post #238 of 499
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Originally posted by burger23
Actually java 1.4.1_07 can be used IF the following tag is inserted in the command line: -forcejvm 1.4.1_07
Oh, ok. Thanks for the info.
post #239 of 499
I've got maybe a dozen movies saved on a single 160GB SATA disk.

The problem seems to be centered around the DVR Explorer window. If try to move from one DVR to another by clicking on the DVR name, it locks up. If I click on the "+" and expand a DVR's contents, I can move around the various categories and recordings without it locking up. I can even navigate to another DVR if I expand it's contents. As long as I don't click on the DVR name, it seems to work fine.


RF
post #240 of 499
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Originally posted by Loren Kruse.
I am getting the following error message when starting up DVArchive...although DVArchive seems to be working correctly.

ERROR: VELOCITY:: ResourceManager : unable to find resource 'Lib/CustomMacros.vm' in any resource loader.

I checked and I do have that file located under:

C:\\Program Files\\DVArchive\\Templates\\Custom\\Lib\\CustomMacros.vm

Perhaps DVArchive is looking for it elsewhere?
I'm also getting this message. I saw Gerry's post and downloaded the new .zip file and extracted it into the DVArchive folder (which fixed the webserver problem) but I'm still seeing this error message.

Looking through the folders, this file is located in "C:\\Program Files\\DVArchive\\Templates\\Custom\\Lib\\CustomMacros.vm", but for some reason DVArchive is not finding it.
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