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Forum: SageTV Media Extender 07-14-2009, 07:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,104
Posted By jbarr
If I understand the process correctly, tweaking...

If I understand the process correctly, tweaking FDDSHOW will have no effect on MVP playback because the MVP handles all video/audio decoding. Tweaking FDDSHOW will affect PC-based playback, however....
Forum: SageTV Media Extender 05-31-2009, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,224
Posted By jbarr
OK, so on a hunch, I used the program "Avidemux"...

OK, so on a hunch, I used the program "Avidemux" to simply re-encode the .avi file using a simple filter that adds black borders to the frame. I specified the height of the bars such that the...
Forum: SageTV Media Extender 05-29-2009, 02:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,224
Posted By jbarr
I have the MPV attached to a Westinghouse 42" LCD...

I have the MPV attached to a Westinghouse 42" LCD widescreen TV via RCA cables. My S-video port is taken up by my DVD player, and since the MediaMVP outputs SD only, the RCA connection is just fine....
Forum: SageTV Media Extender 05-29-2009, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,224
Posted By jbarr
Those settings don't appear to affect video...

Those settings don't appear to affect video playback, only how the UI is displayed. It doesn't matter what "Overscan Settings" I use or what "Display Aspect Ratio Settings" I use, the video is still...
Forum: SageTV Media Extender 05-29-2009, 06:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,224
Posted By jbarr
Question Question about MediaMVP

I'm pretty sure I know the answer to this one, but I'll ask it anyway....

I have SageTV installed on a "server" PC to which is connected a MediaMVP over the LAN. I have SageMC installed, and...
Forum: SageMC Custom Interface 07-10-2007, 07:06 AM
Replies: 6,112
Views: 908,282
Posted By jbarr
Just a guess, but do you have any closed...

Just a guess, but do you have any closed captioning turned on?
Forum: SageTV Customizations 06-28-2007, 06:26 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 111,366
Posted By jbarr
Not in theory, but in fact. Thank you!

Not in theory, but in fact. Thank you!
Forum: SageTV Customizations 06-28-2007, 08:55 AM
Replies: 431
Views: 111,366
Posted By jbarr
Does this fix IMDB searching in SageMC, or is...

Does this fix IMDB searching in SageMC, or is that a separate issue?
Forum: General Discussion 06-28-2007, 08:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,457
Posted By jbarr
To echo some of the comments above, when figuring...

To echo some of the comments above, when figuring cost of a home-brew DVR, I think too many people get hung up on the specific cost of the software. You really need to look at the big picture. First...
Forum: Hardware Support 06-27-2007, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,052
Posted By jbarr
Question G4 Mac Mini as SageTV client?

A guy at work is selling a G4 Mac Mini in decent condition for $400(US) and I'm considering buying it to use as a SageTV client. This would let me move our current SageTV server out of the room and...
Forum: SageTV Media Extender 06-27-2007, 08:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,770
Posted By jbarr
Also, check your version of Java on your server...

Also, check your version of Java on your server (I believe the latest version is v1.6?) When I upgraded to the latest Java version, by MVP response time improved probably 3-fold. But I don't use a...
Forum: SageTV Media Extender 06-22-2007, 08:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,907
Posted By jbarr
My MVP extender's volume is significantly lower...

My MVP extender's volume is significantly lower than on my main SageTV PC. I have to keep the TV volume cranked way up, and then use the extender remote to adjust the volume through SageTV. In our...
Forum: SageTV Software 06-22-2007, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 966
Posted By jbarr
I don't use REW/FF--I have FF/REW configured as...

I don't use REW/FF--I have FF/REW configured as 60 sec jump forward and back, and FF1/REW2 configured as 30 second skip ahead and 7 second jump back, so YMMV. I have found that on rare occasion, if I...
Forum: SageTV EPG Service 06-21-2007, 09:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 17,518
Posted By jbarr
Hmmmm....strange. I'll have to check that out...

Hmmmm....strange. I'll have to check that out tonight.

Thanks for the clarification!!!!
Forum: SageTV EPG Service 06-21-2007, 08:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 17,518
Posted By jbarr
I do have one question about this, though, so can...

I do have one question about this, though, so can someone please clarify this?

If I recall correctly, when I set up SageTV, I believe I had to set up an account with Zap2It Labs, Periodically, I...
Forum: SageTV Media Extender 06-20-2007, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,333
Posted By jbarr
For me, upgrading to Java 1.6 made a HUGE...

For me, upgrading to Java 1.6 made a HUGE difference. It transformed my MVP from an annoyingly sluggish novelty to a responsive and useful appliance.
Forum: The SageTV Community 06-20-2007, 07:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,619
Posted By jbarr
Thanks for the info! My brother-in-law (who...

Thanks for the info!

My brother-in-law (who is NOT currently a SageTV user, yet) is switching from cable to DirecTV, but retaining cable Internet, so I'll see how they do it with him. We live in...
Forum: The SageTV Community 06-19-2007, 08:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,619
Posted By jbarr
Question Does Basic Analog cable come with Internet service for free?

I thought I read somewhere that if you subscribe just to a cable company's Internet service, that you also get "basic analog" service with it at no extra cost by default. Can anyone substantiate...
Forum: Hardware Support 06-18-2007, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,272
Posted By jbarr
Question Looking for SageTV/DirecTV recommendations

BRIEF BACKGROUND
Back in the late 90's, we were avid subscribers to DirecTV, and combined with several ReplayTV boxes, everything worked well--very well. 3 years ago, we moved, and we have since...
Forum: SageMC Custom Interface 06-07-2007, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6,112
Views: 908,282
Posted By jbarr
Dirk, I've been using SageMC for a month or...

Dirk,

I've been using SageMC for a month or so, and it simply rocks! I upgraded to the latest version in your .sig last night, and the improvements are excellent. (Thanks for adding my suggestion...
Forum: SageTV Customizations 06-05-2007, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,897
Posted By jbarr
You could probably use utilities like "Virtual...

You could probably use utilities like "Virtual Clone Drive" or "Daemon Tools", but I believe those would require manual mounting outside of SageTV--not be an issue if you use your mouse with SageTV,...
Forum: SageTV Software 06-04-2007, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,121
Posted By jbarr
Good to know. BTW, what do most recommend to rip?...

Good to know. BTW, what do most recommend to rip? I've been using CDex forever, but lately, I had some tag issues. Maybe a better solution is out there?
Forum: SageTV Software 06-04-2007, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,121
Posted By jbarr
Just be sure that your tags are correct and...

Just be sure that your tags are correct and accurate! Bad tags can really mess up the listings.

I'm using SageMC, but AFAIK, the basic functionality is the same. Once cataloged, SageTV provides a...
Forum: SageTV Software 05-31-2007, 05:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,605
Posted By jbarr
Hmmm. I'm using v6.1.8.133, with Java version...

Hmmm. I'm using v6.1.8.133, with Java version 1.6.0_01 (as reported through SageMC v6.3.0) and so far, I have had no issues to report. (Upgrading to Java v1.6.0_01 cleaned up lots of issues,...
Forum: SageTV Software 05-23-2007, 05:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,475
Posted By jbarr
The default STV is lacking in this area, but the...

The default STV is lacking in this area, but the SageMC STV has an "Edit Video Info" menu with an "IMDB Search" selection that will grab cover art, and full descriptions for most DVD's. (Well, maybe...
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