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post #451 of 4430
do you have any clue what is causing this .Could it be the plugin? i have posted a request at arcsoft about this hopefully they will clear the matter for us
post #452 of 4430
sorry forgot to mention that i am referring to the stereo problem in vista mc

also i have problems playing BD+ although arcsoft told me taht they support this format already i can not play those disks wiothout heavy stuttering all other bd play great

any with the same problem or what a i doing wrong here.
post #453 of 4430
berndniessen,
I'm new here, but I have a question. I'm getting ready to build a Vista HTPC and I read somewhere that if you want 5.1 surround sound via SPDIF when playing back DVDs through the Media Center interface, I need to install (and configure) a program called AC3Filter. This is a problem with Vista (supposedly). Is you machine connected to your amp via a SPDIF connection?

Justin
post #454 of 4430
Hi all,


I have heard about a new version of TotalMedia Theatre coming next week.

It is supposed to fix virtually all the disc compatibility issues and other bugs.

!!!

AlexHt
post #455 of 4430
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlexHt View Post

I have heard about a new version of TotalMedia Theatre coming next week.

It is supposed to fix virtually all the disc compatibility issues and other bugs.

Source or link?
post #456 of 4430
Arc Soft Jason mentions an upcoming build release on their forum, post 20 feb.
Hardware Accel issue, page 2. That's all I've seen.
post #457 of 4430
weatheryoko

yes its connected through spdif to my amp
post #458 of 4430
Quote:
Originally Posted by taz291819 View Post

It doesn't downsample, from what I've been told from a beta tester.

When I play "Live at Radio City Music Hall", information is displayed with "48Khz".(A sampling rate is not displayed.)I play it in 7,1CH analog.
However, S/PDIF of an amplifier displays 96Khz when I use Delta410 in XP.
I do not understand the truth.

A Japanese version(ArcSoft DigitalTheatre) is the same, too.

The trouble is that UVD of ATI HD3870(CAT8,1) does not become effective in XP.
(XP and HD 3870 and CAT7,12) the OS reboots.

UVD becomes effective for 24 frames in VISTA.(CAT7,12)
When TMT uses it in VISTA, Deinterlace of 30 frames is not so good...
As for PowerDVDUltra, Deinterlace of 30 frames is perfect!
However, a sound is "downsample" both PowerDVDUltra and WinDVD9Plus.

It is irritating...
post #459 of 4430
Hello WROM,

Is there a japanese demo for WinDVD9Plus or do you have to buy it to test it?
post #460 of 4430
i found out that after installing TMT in my vista mc i lost the sound playing mpegs in wmp11 or in my videos.There seems to be a conflict between the software and vist mc.

has any a clue or solution to bypass this??
post #461 of 4430
Quote:
Originally Posted by 720p View Post

Hello WROM,

Is there a japanese demo for WinDVD9Plus or do you have to buy it to test it?

Hello 720p

I purchased WinDVD9Plus and tested it.

http://www.corel.com/servlet/Satelli.../1189528392361

There is a demo version, too.A right button is a demo version.
But I'm sorry.It is Japanese...
In addition, you cannot play BD(HD DVD,AVCHD,CPRM) in a demo version.
It becomes WinDVD9Plus, but substance is WinDVD9.(169MB)
You must purchase it to play BD.

http://www.corel.com/servlet/Satelli.../1152796555406

In addition, "WinDVD9Plus" please be still careful because there are many bugs.
For example, it is fixed by 8CH when I use Sound Blaster for a sound card.
This problem is not yet revised...
This bug is reported in a Japanese forum.

Picture quality is near to PowerDVDUltra.
But some movement is slow....
post #462 of 4430
Thanks for the information WROM, I know there is a demo for WinDVD9 (non Plus). I wanted to test blu-ray/hd dvd playback. I'm sure it can't be worse than Arcsoft/PowerDVD.
post #463 of 4430
Well, I just checked for an update using the built-in update in the software and an update was available. It updated my version to 109. Could not test it though as my trial period is over. I will have to go back to a previous image before I can test it.
I also redownloaded the trial from their web site but it is still the 105 version. So the only way to get the update right now is to update it from inside the player. I hope that they fixed the HD-DVD analog sound swap (center to right channel).
post #464 of 4430
won't help me since the original won't run on X64

any word if this new version solves the problem?

hopefully the demo version gets updated so I can test it out
post #465 of 4430
Checked for updates, none available. Ver 105 current.
post #466 of 4430
Quote:
Originally Posted by _mulder View Post

Well, I just checked for an update using the built-in update in the software and an update was available. It updated my version to 109. Could not test it though as my trial period is over. I will have to go back to a previous image before I can test it.
I also redownloaded the trial from their web site but it is still the 105 version. So the only way to get the update right now is to update it from inside the player. I hope that they fixed the HD-DVD analog sound swap (center to right channel).

That is pretty stupid on their part, how do they expect everyone who can't even get the software to run to get it updated?
post #467 of 4430
Quote:
Originally Posted by Davinleeds View Post

Checked for updates, none available. Ver 105 current.


Hi Davinleeds,
I was wondering if I had dream about that since it was quite late when I did the update yesterday. So I redownloaded the trial this morning (still v105) and installed it on another computer (running vista 32). I started the player and right clicked on it, selected arcsoft and product updates and again, I had a message telling me an update was available. Proceeded to install it and when I click about, it reads Ver2.1.6.109 instead of Ver2.1.6.105 when I first installed the trial.

Did you check the update within the player of from their web site.

Anyway, will try later to check the analog sound switch on some hd-dvd since I can play with that version on this computer which has an x-fi soundcard.
post #468 of 4430
Retail updater says 105 is latest

Yes, now it updates within player.
post #469 of 4430
So far no hdd playback.

Everything now works as it should. Audio driver uninstall/reinstall fixed.
post #470 of 4430
Well, just tried an iso image of an HD-DVD and the sound problem is fixed (well at least with this computer and my x-fi soundcard). I think I might reinstall my HTPC system (which I was going to do in a not so distant future) and test it with my sondigo soundcard using analog output to my receiver. At least, this version seems to have fix my biggest complaint about the previous version, the totally screwed sound output.
I also tried a blue ray image that I have on my hard drive and everything looks ok. I'll know more once I can test it on my real HTPC system but this looks much more promising than the first version. I hope it's for real as some real competition to powerdvd would be quite welcome (especially for hard drive playback).
post #471 of 4430
Quote:
Originally Posted by Davinleeds View Post

So far no hdd playback.

What do you mean no hdd playback? The japanese demo used to play my blu-rays fine from the hd. When did this change?
post #472 of 4430
Ok, I have the Full Version of TMT and downloaded the update. The good news is that; Front and Right Channel Swapping has been corrected. However, you have to be sure to do proper setup of audio, for instance if the movie is only a 5.1 soundtrack, 7.1 is not going to work correctly, it will produce the Front and Right Channel Swap problem again. --No "Upconverting" to 7.1 using TMT-- , which is what I expected anyway.

The other good news though if you are watching a movie with a 7.1 Soundtrack (Dolby TrueHD for example) and you select 7.1 there is correct Channel assignment.

On another note, I know I'm using a non-recommended card (ATI X1600 HDMI) but I have never had issues with video before. I noticed while watching 'Beowulf' that I had to turn off Hardware Acceleration. Has anyone else noticed this with 'Beowulf'?

Btw, I don't rip HDDVD's or BluRay's yet so I can't answer any of those questions.

Dwight2001
post #473 of 4430
Quote:
Originally Posted by 720p View Post

What do you mean no hdd playback? The japanese demo used to play my blu-rays fine from the hd. When did this change?

Didn't read my edit? Works off hdd.
post #474 of 4430
Quote:
Originally Posted by Davinleeds View Post

Didn't read my edit? Works off hdd.

I didn't get it the first time, thanks. I am waiting for the x64 version so had me scared for a minute there.
post #475 of 4430
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dwight2001 View Post

Ok, I have the Full Version of TMT and downloaded the update. The good news is that; Front and Right Channel Swapping has been corrected. However, you have to be sure to do proper setup of audio, for instance if the movie is only a 5.1 soundtrack, 7.1 is not going to work correctly, it will produce the Front and Right Channel Swap problem again. --No "Upconverting" to 7.1 using TMT-- , which is what I expected anyway.

The other good news though if you are watching a movie with a 7.1 Soundtrack (Dolby TrueHD for example) and you select 7.1 there is correct Channel assignment.

On another note, I know I'm using a non-recommended card (ATI X1600 HDMI) but I have never had issues with video before. I noticed while watching 'Beowulf' that I had to turn off Hardware Acceleration. Has anyone else noticed this with 'Beowulf'?

Btw, I don't rip HDDVD's or BluRay's yet so I can't answer any of those questions.

Dwight2001


Beowulf craches my ATI drivers with PDVD. Perhaps going software for this one is a good thing all the way around.

Can't wait until I can try this player again.
post #476 of 4430
I have been following this thread for some time. Though my trial version already expired I was notified about the update, but cannot get the trial version working again without activation.

I am running TMT on a BE-2300 - Geforce 7050 - Win XP set. On the previous trial version I experienced some stutter due to the notoriously reported lack of hardware acceleration support. HD-Vids run smoothly on Nero Showtime with hardware acceleration enabled, so I do not suspect the 7050 to be insufficient. But I do not get the menus working with Showtime which is driving me mad. Therefore TMT would be my first choice if it does not require too much CPU performance.

Is there any effect on the CPU load/hardware acceleration issues with the recent TMT update? Since I cannot check for myself, some definite replies are really appreciated.

Many thanks in advance!
Andreas
post #477 of 4430
I updated TMT"US 109".
(A Japanese version is not yet updated.)

I was able to play "Heart Alive Seattle" (HD DVD) and "Ratatouille" (BD).
It is good.
However, UVD of ATI does not function with "30 frames".
Deinterlace is not good.
I am very disappointed...

TMT recognizes "TrueHD" and "DTS HD MA" as downsample in 48KHz.
However, I recognize it as 96KHZ about PCM.
A sound card is ONKYO SE -200 PCI and Delta410.
I used BD as a test.
http://www.phileweb.com/shop/hd_reference/
This BD can play "TrueHD, DTS-HD MA, PCM", a test of 7,1 CH of each 96KHZ/24Bit.
I feel TMT to do downsample of a sound except PCM...
---------------------------------------------------------------------
Version Information:
Version: 2.1.6.109

Audio Attributes:
Source:
Type: Dolby Lossless
Bitrate: 1.465 Mbps
Sampling Frequency: 48.0kHz <<<<This is wrong.Or it does downsample!

Language: Japanese

Audio Attributes:
Source:
Type: DTS HD
Bitrate: 1.465 Mbps
Sampling Frequency: 48.0kHz <<<<This is wrong.Or it does downsample!
Language: Japanese

Audio Attributes:
Source:
Type: LPCM
Bitrate: 17.578 Mbps
Sampling Frequency: 96.0kHz <<<<This is right!
Language: Japanese
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
My HTPC

ASUS: P5B
CPU: C2D E6600
DDR800 2G
HDD: 250G seagate SATA
OS: Vista
VGA: ATI HD3870(PCI-E)
Resolution (digital)1920*1080 60Hz, (analog)1920*1080 72Hz
post #478 of 4430
Updated the retail version yesterday, and I can confirm what others have said, the audio issue is fixed.

BD and HD-DVD playback from folders still works just fine. BD+ is still a no-go from folders, but we expected that.

CPU usage is about the same, while higher than PDVD, it's never been a problem for me.

I leave hardware acceleration off, since I have a HD2900XT.
post #479 of 4430
does it play movies from mounted isos?

I have already converted/transfered all my HDM to servers in iso format
post #480 of 4430
Quote:
Originally Posted by taz291819 View Post

CPU usage is about the same, while higher than PDVD, it's never been a problem for me.

Which CPU do you have?

Thank you
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