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post #3421 of 4430
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Originally Posted by stanglx View Post

Im going to throw this out there.. but I had a similar problem with PwrDVD..


Make sure all files are wiped from the system
Reset your auto start defaults - Start button then defaults... reset to default
Get CCleaner and clean out the resgister.. you will need to do a few passes..

Restart your machine..

Is that the exact message?

Yeah, that's the exact message. I'll give your suggestions a try. BTW, I'm trying to get official email support but it's insisting I give them an EXACT version number. Problem is I can't open the program to find this info! Can anyone give me a valid exact version number?
post #3422 of 4430
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Originally Posted by slydog75 View Post

Yeah, that's the exact message. I'll give your suggestions a try. BTW, I'm trying to get official email support but it's insisting I give them an EXACT version number. Problem is I can't open the program to find this info! Can anyone give me a valid exact version number?

2.1.6.128

(I have the demo though..)
post #3423 of 4430
Well, I tried CCcleaner and resetting default programs to no avail. Odd thing is the very first time I ran this it asked me to upgrade but after uninstalling and reinstalling the arcosft connect program say I'm allready running the latest version. Does anyone know if Arcsoft offers refunds?
post #3424 of 4430
Crazy idea.. but have you tried re-installing the demo?

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Originally Posted by slydog75 View Post

Well, I tried CCcleaner and resetting default programs to no avail. Odd thing is the very first time I ran this it asked me to upgrade but after uninstalling and reinstalling the arcosft connect program say I'm allready running the latest version. Does anyone know if Arcsoft offers refunds?
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post #3426 of 4430
I have an Asus MB with onboard graphics (Geforce 9300) and I am having a difficult tiime with my audio. I am able to get 7.1 LPCM audio while using TMT and 5.1 audio when watching TV on VMC; however, I have to go into the control panel and adjust the audio output from 7.1 to stereo, or vice versa, everytime I alternate between the two programs to ensure I receive 7.1 in TMT and 5.1 in VMC. If I don't make the change from 7.1 to stereo when switching from TMT to VMC then I receive no sound and media center will crash shortly after that. If I don't switch from stereo to 7.1 when switching from VMC to TMT then I will only receive stereo - not even 5.1. Is there a way to configure the audio so I don't have to constantly be making changes in the control panel?
post #3427 of 4430
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Originally Posted by mediaslave View Post

I have an Asus MB with onboard graphics (Geforce 9300) and I am having a difficult tiime with my audio. I am able to get 7.1 LPCM audio while using TMT and 5.1 audio when watching TV on VMC; however, I have to go into the control panel and adjust the audio output from 7.1 to stereo, or vice versa, everytime I alternate between the two programs to ensure I receive 7.1 in TMT and 5.1 in VMC. If I don't make the change from 7.1 to stereo when switching from TMT to VMC then I receive no sound and media center will crash shortly after that. If I don't switch from stereo to 7.1 when switching from VMC to TMT then I will only receive stereo - not even 5.1. Is there a way to configure the audio so I don't have to constantly be making changes in the control panel?

Did you go through the VMC audio/sound setup? I have the same MB and used the VMC sound setup and all works well.
post #3428 of 4430
Does this program require activation? That is, is the program locked to your machine, or can you reinstall on new machine if need to?
post #3429 of 4430
Hi guys,

I'm really confused?

TMT shows .125 as the latest patch:

http://www.arcsoft.com/public/softwa..._PATCH#submenu
post #3430 of 4430
I've been using this freeware uninstaller on my XP machine without a problem for almost a year now. I haven't needed to uninstall software from my Vista machine yet but all reports indicate it works just as well with Vista. It only supports 32-bit OS! If you use the deepest cleaning option, it will attempt to find every instance of the installed software and give you the option of removing it all.

I was very cautious when I first started using the product but have grown to not even question the process anymore. I simply choose the deepest clean, do a quick review of what it finds and when asked, choose "select all" & "delete". It starts off by running the manufacturers/windows uninstaller, then finds leftover registry entries and then leftover files & folders. You'll be amazed at the junk it list after the initial uninstall is complete.

CCleaner is a great product but it only looks for registry entries resulting from missing .dlls. Revo looks for everything, whether the .dll is missing or not. It removes all traces of the software and works great in cases where you want to go back and run an earlier version of software.

I would suggest you at least read the FAQ before using. To save some heartache for those that refuse to read faq's; since the app starts off using the windows uninstaller, if asked, you will need to cancel the reboot and continue with the Revo uninstaller, then reboot when the Revo is done. If you don't cancel the reboot you will not be able to complete the deep clean without some extra unnecessary work. Also, be careful not to delete the setup executable or you will have to download them again. It usually finds these as well and list them in the last list to be deleted. Have a look here:

http://www.revouninstaller.com/
post #3431 of 4430
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Originally Posted by ricabullah View Post

Hi guys,

I'm really confused?

TMT shows .125 as the latest patch:

You can download the latest patch .128 from Arcsoft's forums

http://www.arcsoft.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=1417
post #3432 of 4430
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Originally Posted by djjhawk View Post

I've been using this freeware uninstaller on my XP machine without a problem for almost a year now. I haven't needed to uninstall software from my Vista machine yet but all reports indicate it works just as well with Vista. It only supports 32-bit OS! If you use the deepest cleaning option, it will attempt to find every instance of the installed software and give you the option of removing it all.

I was very cautious when I first started using the product but have grown to not even question the process anymore. I simply choose the deepest clean, do a quick review of what it finds and when asked, choose "select all" & "delete". It starts off by running the manufacturers/windows uninstaller, then finds leftover registry entries and then leftover files & folders. You'll be amazed at the junk it list after the initial uninstall is complete.

CCleaner is a great product but it only looks for registry entries resulting from missing .dlls. Revo looks for everything, whether the .dll is missing or not. It removes all traces of the software and works great in cases where you want to go back and run an earlier version of software.

I would suggest you at least read the FAQ before using. To save some heartache for those that refuse to read faq's; since the app starts off using the windows uninstaller, if asked, you will need to cancel the reboot and continue with the Revo uninstaller, then reboot when the Revo is done. If you don't cancel the reboot you will not be able to complete the deep clean without some extra unnecessary work. Also, be careful not to delete the setup executable or you will have to download them again. It usually finds these as well and list them in the last list to be deleted. Have a look here:

http://www.revouninstaller.com/

That is one great little piece of software I can't believe it's free.
post #3433 of 4430
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Originally Posted by ron spencer View Post

Does this program require activation? That is, is the program locked to your machine, or can you reinstall on new machine if need to?

It requires activation, but it is not locked to one machine. It is locked to one user instead.
post #3434 of 4430
i just got tmt and am able to play my bd iso's no problem, but I can't get it to play my hddvd iso's. It loads and then stays on it's welcome screen. Any suggestions?
post #3435 of 4430
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Originally Posted by tkole View Post

i just got tmt and am able to play my bd iso's no problem, but I can't get it to play my hddvd iso's. It loads and then stays on it's welcome screen. Any suggestions?

What are you using to mount your ISOs? The latest version of VCD works fine (http://forum.slysoft.com/forumdisplay.php?f=21) but make sure you mount the *.ISO not any previous *.DVD file that may of been created by AnyDVD HD.
post #3436 of 4430
Quick update. Arc sent me a registered version of .125 and on XP it fixed the stuttering - will try on the Vista box w/BRD later since that's the real target. Questions from CS and Jason imply that they're still hung up on HDCP and/or AACS, so I sent Jason a video clip showing that even playing an ordinary DVD under XP the issue happens under HDMI and not under VGA.
post #3437 of 4430
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Originally Posted by jmone View Post

What are you using to mount your ISOs? The latest version of VCD works fine (http://forum.slysoft.com/forumdisplay.php?f=21) but make sure you mount the *.ISO not any previous *.DVD file that may of been created by AnyDVD HD.

I am using the latest VCD with iso's that used to work with PDVD. Bluray iso's work fine. If I rip the HDDVD iso into folders it can play through TMT, just not in iso format. Very strange
post #3438 of 4430
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Originally Posted by ricabullah View Post

Hi guys,

I'm really confused?

TMT shows .125 as the latest patch:

http://www.arcsoft.com/public/softwa..._PATCH#submenu

Huh. That's just plain wrong, as the main update page shows .128 (and indeed TMT will attempt to autoinstall .128).

EDIT: Suprise, no it doesn't: ricabullah is correct, the main update page NO LONGER points to .126/.128! Not sure if .125 will still attempt to autoupdate to .128 but I'll see what happens when I get home. No mention of this on the .128 thread @ Arcsoft.
post #3439 of 4430
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Originally Posted by tkole View Post

I am using the latest VCD with iso's that used to work with PDVD. Bluray iso's work fine. If I rip the HDDVD iso into folders it can play through TMT, just not in iso format. Very strange

The version of Virtual Clone Drive on the Slysoft download page is version 5.4.1.1, this needed a .dvd file for it to work with HD DVDs. With version 5.4.1.2 or higher this file is no longer needed. You need to go into the VCD forums to download these versions.

The latest version is 5.4.2.1 beta http://forum.slysoft.com/showthread.php?t=25660
post #3440 of 4430
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Originally Posted by rjeffb View Post

Huh. That's just plain wrong, as the main update page shows .128 (and indeed TMT will attempt to autoinstall .128).

EDIT: Suprise, no it doesn't: ricabullah is correct, the main update page NO LONGER points to .126/.128! Not sure if .125 will still attempt to autoupdate to .128 but I'll see what happens when I get home. No mention of this on the .128 thread @ Arcsoft.

I submitted a trouble ticket regarding v128 stuttering and other issues (won't scroll through MKV file without crashing). They told me there are problems with that version, and to uninstall and reinstall. Apparently when it tries to autoupdate it will NOT go to the problematic v128.

Haven't tried it yet, I'll report back tonight.
post #3441 of 4430
Sorry if this is a reposted question, but are the newest versions of TMT playing nice with 64-bit Vista or is the 32-bit version better for it?
post #3442 of 4430
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Originally Posted by rjeffb View Post

EDIT: Suprise, no it doesn't: ricabullah is correct, the main update page NO LONGER points to .126/.128! Not sure if .125 will still attempt to autoupdate to .128 but I'll see what happens when I get home. No mention of this on the .128 thread @ Arcsoft.

Yes; that was the question
post #3443 of 4430
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Originally Posted by jekbrown View Post

Sorry if this is a reposted question, but are the newest versions of TMT playing nice with 64-bit Vista or is the 32-bit version better for it?

Works fine in Vista x64, although it is a 32-bit player.
post #3444 of 4430
Question:
Will TotalMedia Theatre with DVD playback work with a RPTV that will not display 16-bit color display at 800x600 , as the system requirement indicate? Or, is that a minimum display resolution?

$70 is a lot of money to find that it won't work with my set.

System Requirements:
For TotalMedia Theatre with DVD playback:
Windows XP SP2/Vista 32 SP1
Intel Pentium 4, Pentium M, or equivalent; AMD Athlon 64 or equivalent
24 MB free hard disk space
128 MB RAM (256 MB recommended)
DVD-ROM drive
16-bit color display at 800x600
DirectX 9.0c
post #3445 of 4430
I don't understand Arcsoft at all. The link they have listed for 2.1.6.125 update actually downloads 2.1.6.120. totalmediatheatre_2.1.6.105_2.1.6.120_Update_ALL.exe

Luckily I still had an update file for 2.1.6.125. totalmediatheatre_2.1.6.105_2.1.6.125_update_ALL

I have a problem with 2.1.6.128 in that I cannot quick search through most mkv files using the slider bar. It just hard locks, some movies I can, most I cannot. I assume it depends on which codec they were originally encoded in. I have a G45 but don't have any stuttering problems, so I guess thats good.

I ended up loading .125 and disabling the auto update feature. The program still has so many flaws. Doesn't take advantage of chapters in MKV, fast forward and rewind won't work in .125, but does work in .128. I guess they did fix something.
post #3446 of 4430
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Originally Posted by Teeps View Post

Question:
Will TotalMedia Theatre with DVD playback work with a RPTV that will not display 16-bit color display at 800x600 , as the system requirement indicate? Or, is that a minimum display resolution?

$70 is a lot of money to find that it won't work with my set.

System Requirements:
For TotalMedia Theatre with DVD playback:
Windows XP SP2/Vista 32 SP1
Intel Pentium 4, Pentium M, or equivalent; AMD Athlon 64 or equivalent
24 MB free hard disk space
128 MB RAM (256 MB recommended)
DVD-ROM drive
16-bit color display at 800x600
DirectX 9.0c

System requirements almost always specify the minimum you need. In this case, as long as your display can do at least 16-bit color at 800x600 you're fine, so certainly any standard HD display (720p, 1080i, 1080p) should more than meet that.
post #3447 of 4430
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Originally Posted by Bryan 93 ? View Post

I have a problem with 2.1.6.128 in that I cannot quick search through most mkv files using the slider bar. It just hard locks, some movies I can, most I cannot. I assume it depends on which codec they were originally encoded in. I have a G45 but don't have any stuttering problems, so I guess thats good.

I ended up loading .125 and disabling the auto update feature. The program still has so many flaws. Doesn't take advantage of chapters in MKV, fast forward and rewind won't work in .125, but does work in .128. I guess they did fix something.

Yeah, I have the same problem with v128 can't use the slider bar with MKV files encoded in VC1 without a crash.
post #3448 of 4430
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Originally Posted by Socio View Post

Well I would not say PowerDVD is much better than TMT, it can give you 7.1 for non 7.1HD sources where TMT does not but, at least in my opinion, HD audio sounds better using TMT. So each has its pluses and minuses.

Agreed with you. First preference, TMT with 24 bit sound as compared to PowerDVD HD with 16 bit only.
post #3449 of 4430
I want to use TMT.. but I am so affraid to purchase this software. I have had nothing but issues with the demo... Stuttering, Audio Sync issues, Now for some reason it seems to be sped up!!! ... some times I re-install it fixes one thing and breaks another... I have to say this software is probably the most buggy commercially available software I have seen in a long while... MP-HTPC has just as many capabilities (more in some sense) and have NO issues... and whats funny.. I even have my machine using Arcsoft's codecs!!!
post #3450 of 4430
General update. .125 fixed DVD stuttering over HDMI, but had no effect on Blu-Ray stuttering. Under XP, I restored my original image to eliminate the possibility of interference from subsequently installed software; killed every service in msconfig; killed every startup program; and after reboot, killed every process that Task Manager would allow me to. Installed .126 and it still stutters on DVD playback over HDMI. Working with CS and Jason off-line.

Seemingly stupid question: how do you prevent TMT from attempting to autoupdate? Someone earlier said you go into preferences, but either that person didn't physically check what they were saying or they have a different menu structure; on mine, the only thing I can find ("Internet") is a selection that forces a version check and download, but no option to turn off autochecking. I've searched both the Options window and the right-click popup menu.
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