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- puddney - 2009-06-27

puddney Wrote:Ill try this out tonight, and let you know if everything is working ok!!

Cheers

Puddney

Ok it works, but i have to exit the page and re enter it for the watched tag to come up.

BTW that version of XBMC you posted runs alot better with my media, i was having alot of problems with my media player either starting from xbmc or xbmc not reappearing after the player has closed. what ever you have done it has only stuffed up once instead of every second thing i play.

Cheers

Puddney


- moby-uk - 2009-06-27

puddney Wrote:Ok it works, but i have to exit the page and re enter it for the watched tag to come up.

Thanks for the feedback.

The setting of the watched flag now happens asynchronously in a block of code that only runs a couple of times a second, I had to add a half-second wait to the external-players after-playback code to wait for it to run. I may need to either increase this slightly or look at another option.


- uncertainty - 2009-06-27

I'm going to start setting this up to use MPC (home cinema strain) and was wondering what people are doing for remote control support?

Right now I use event ghost for XBMC and am not certain how I then would be able to use my remote once the MPC kicks in.


- tiben20 - 2009-06-28

in the options of mpc-hc go in keys and you will see winlirc and uice. You can configure your remote for one of those 2 application


- cault - 2009-06-30

Hello all,
I recently switch to the external player in order to use MPC HC with ffdshow.
I have the same problem as Ravazul: I can only play one video.
I have installed the build Moby-uk (I was on SVN 21248) provided but no changes.
My OS is Vista SP2.

Here is the portion of the log with what seems to be the problem (some access violation):
Quote:22:36:22 T:4500 M:1491914752 DEBUG: CPlayerCoreFactory::GetPlayers(G:\Series\series.mkv)
22:36:22 T:4500 M:1491914752 NOTICE: ExternalPlayer Filename: C:\Program Files\Combined Community Codec Pack\MPC\mplayerc.exe
22:36:22 T:4500 M:1491914752 NOTICE: ExternalPlayer Tweaks: Forceontop (false), Hideconsole (false), Hidecursor (false), Hidexbmc (false), StartupTime (2000)
22:36:22 T:4500 M:1491914752 NOTICE: CExternalPlayer::OpenFile: G:\Series\series.mkv
22:36:22 T:4500 M:1491910656 DEBUG: CApplication::OnPlayBackStarted - Playback has started
22:36:22 T:3600 M:1491902464 DEBUG: thread start, auto delete: 0
22:36:22 T:3600 M:1491898368 NOTICE: CExternalPlayer:Tonguerocess: Player: C:\Program Files\Combined Community Codec Pack\MPC\mplayerc.exe
22:36:22 T:3600 M:1491898368 NOTICE: CExternalPlayer:Tonguerocess: File: G:\Series\series.mkv
22:36:22 T:3600 M:1491898368 NOTICE: CExternalPlayer:Tonguerocess: Args: /close
22:36:22 T:3600 M:1491898368 NOTICE: CExternalPlayer:Tonguerocess: Start
22:36:22 T:3600 M:1491898368 ERROR: CThread:ConfusedtaticThread : Access violation at 0x00783c86: Reading location 0x00000000
22:36:22 T:3600 M:1491894272 DEBUG: Thread 3600 terminating
22:36:22 T:4140 M:1491906560 DEBUG: thread start, auto delete: 0
22:36:22 T:4140 M:1491902464 DEBUG: CVideoThumbLoader::ExtractThumb - trying to extract thumb from video file /
22:36:22 T:4140 M:1491898368 ERROR: InputStream: Error opening, /
22:36:22 T:4140 M:1491898368 DEBUG: Thread 4140 terminating

I hope this can help, please tell me if you need the full log or any testing.


Keep up the good work.


Thanks.


Edit: Just tried with vcl, same problem (Access violation at 0x00784c46: Reading location 0x00000000).


- moby-uk - 2009-06-30

@cault what version of windows are you on?


- cault - 2009-07-01

I'm on Vista Family Premium, SP2 installed. 32 bits version.


- zag - 2009-07-01

I have the latest SVN and still can't get the watched tag to work as it did previously. Is there a special build I need or is it still broken?

When is the watched tag set? Do i need to let the video finish?


- cault - 2009-07-01

moby-uk Wrote:Thanks for the feedback.

The setting of the watched flag now happens asynchronously in a block of code that only runs a couple of times a second, I had to add a half-second wait to the external-players after-playback code to wait for it to run. I may need to either increase this slightly or look at another option.

Seems that it is working but a bit not as espected.
But I am sure that it does not depend on the fact that the external player has played the whole file or not.


- moby-uk - 2009-07-01

It's still somewhat broken.
The flag should be getting set but not in time for the refresh so if you left screen and came back it would be OK.
I have another update which I'll try and make available tonight.


- ashlar - 2009-07-01

moby-uk Wrote:It's still somewhat broken.
The flag should be getting set but not in time for the refresh so if you left screen and came back it would be OK.
I have another update which I'll try and make available tonight.
Yes, I can confirm the behaviour.

I'm experimenting with the new settings, it's complex stuff, so I want to be be sure of writing correct instructions.


- moby-uk - 2009-07-02

OK, new build in my MediaFire XBMC folder

I think I've cracked the mark-as-watched issue, with an unexpected upside that the window no longer seems to need to be reloaded, so it should be quicker. It worksforme with both the PM3.HD and MediaStream skins, YMMV so let me know if you still have problems with it.

Unfortunately I can't reproduce the crash on 2nd launch of the externalplayer, I've successfully played 6 in a row; maybe this got fixed as a side-effect of something else so let me know if it's still crashing where you are.


- cault - 2009-07-02

Hello,
I just tried why your new build after a fresh re-install (except for userdata), but unfortunately it is still crashing.

I just saw this post: http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=52052&highlight=access+violation
I installed SVN 20436 and it worked. But library was not available and skin are not compatible.

Hope this can help.


- moby-uk - 2009-07-02

@cault

Can you try with a completely clean install, i.e. un-install, rename %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\XBMC and re-install then try it with the default (PM3.HD) skin??


- D Unit - 2009-07-02

I really hate to ask a dumb question, but how exactly do you create an XML file? Can I just copy an XML file from somewhere else, rename the file to advancedsettings.xml and then open it in notepad to edit it?

NEVERMIND, I figured it out... haha


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