Originally Posted by aegorenberg
Bobone, I have two machines, both RevA and both only able to handle 2 G RAM. Is the install process identical?
Yes similar, but it is part of many issues that we need to understand.
- I can get the MMS running and produce sound on one output
- New and updated streaming sources, Airplay and Spotify Connect are all very nice. I have tested them.
I have identified three problem areas that need research.
1) Basic installation
2) Sound outputs
1) Basic installation
A useful area to do carefully the first time so that we learn something. I have come past this step w/o being sure how I did it and do not want to rock my boat.
- on a 100% blank and updated Win7 installation, complement with the usual C++ Runtimes, VLC and Bonjour. (I may have had problems with .NET 4.8 that I updated to by error. Best to remove it for testing)
- save a system image of C on another partition. Thereby you can easily go back to a virgin installation including the registry. Important.
Alternative 1) (worked for me):
- install Nuvo's SW. Get it to work.
- save a copy of the installation key ACMCS20.dlsc on another partition. It is found in a subfolder to \Program data (unhide).
- then install MMS
- install directly MMS. Check if it works.
- if not, insert the key in the right folder. Check if it works.
However, the ideal process that I would ask you to do first is:
- Try installing the MMS directly.
- If that fails (likely) restore system image.
- Install Nuvo. Get it to work. Harvest key and then restore system image.
- Install MMS. If it fails. Insert Key.
- If that works. Fine! You now have a different installation than I have. Important for the next steps.
- If it doesn't, Restore image and proceed with Alt1).
==> we have learned something and you are up and running.
==> "Licensed for Mirage PolyTune streaming use by NuVo MPS4."
Please install with the NuvoBridge option unchecked
- do you get a NuVoBridge tab in the Config app?
- do you get a Nuvo Bridge.xml file in the program data folder?
- any other observation?
Remember, each setting change normally requires a reboot of the system
to check if it works. This especially true for the Config app.
Criteria for success:
- you can save settings in the MCS Config app without a crash. Remember to set each application to WinXP compatibility mode.
- at least one ahcshell.exe process has started. These are the server instances for each output. Typiclly 4 on a functionning Nuvo.
- flash app (\ipadress\Mirage) fires up, finds your server and does not indicate a license issue.
A positive observation with MMS is that a reboot is much faster than with Nuvo...
2) Sound outputs.
This problem area is similar, but perhaps not identical to the one that we have observed before (xs10shl with Squeezebox and I with Cygwin).
The MMS server, despite being capable of splitting the Attero 7.1 card into 4 pairs, only chooses the first channel.
I see two approaches:
a) MMS can only choose among windows enumerated outputs. In this case we need to work on that topic. Maybe reaching out to Attero or elsewhere on the Internet. If that succceeds, it could help with many areas such as Squeezebox or a less sensitive Airplay on the MPS4.
This is an important and should be within our reach? What do you say
b) There is some setting that we have not understood yet.
Selecting music system in the \config page has effect on the possibility to associate music outputs (MMS) with amplifier inputs.
By disabling all other sound outputs than Aterro and splitting Attero into 4, I have managed to get something that "looks" correct in the saved settings, fires up 4 server instances but is not possible to select in the music app.
Do not understand.
A few possible ideas forward:
a) get the NuvoBridge to work somehow...
- Is there something under the hood? MRAD.conf.xml has the same content as Nuvo Bridge.xml had
- Can we reutilize the old NuvoBridge.exe (I have not succeeded).
- repipe the MMS control over TCP/IP to serial (COM2) with VSPE? Have not identified any traffic though...
b) Use an officially supported interface (KNX, Creston, Lutron, ...)
- would then need to connect it to Nuvo in some smart way. Might be tedious.
- any ideas or competence available?
c) Build a whole new interface directly to MMS
- very much work