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DIRECTV2PC Discussion and Troubleshooting

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Stuart Sweet, Oct 21, 2008.

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  1. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Yes and it's been moved to here: http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=154169
     
  2. dhking

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    So this is really not a "tivo to go" like application - it does not allow you to download your content and play it back later on a pc (or laptop) - this just streams video to your computer from the D* box? That seems like a pretty weak feature to add.

    If they can do this, why not spend the time it took for this add on and enable MRV from receiver to receiver??
     
  3. DodgerKing

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    Is there anyway to make the DirecTV window on your PC always remain on top?
     
  4. DodgerKing

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    I have actually used it a lot. I just record a show that I currently want to watch and as it is recording I watch it "live" (theoretically) on my PC. I am currnently watching the dodgers game and typing this post at the same time.
     
  5. DogLover

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    I believe that this is a stepping stone to developing MRV. Part of MRV is the ability for the HR* DVR's to act as a server to stream the recordings to another device. This application gives the ability to prove and perfect the server side of MRV.

    (For any more information about the state of development of MRV, see the CE Forum.)
     
  6. therefore

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    My system: Vista 32, Realtek ALC883 6 channel audio chip on the Asus P5N-SLI motherboard, quad 6600, NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS. Using 5.1 analog speakers. O/S, Directv2pc and drivers are all up to date. Can't get any audio from directv2pc. I used to use S/PDIF but now am using the analog speakers instead. The Playback Adviser is green lights all the way.

    I get 5.1 Dolby Digital analog sound from: Cyberlink's PowerDVD, Windows Media Player, Nero's Showtime, Media Player Classic and VLC.

    I've uninstalled everything related to directv2pc & cyberlink and reinstalled. I've disabled the S/PDIF device. I've uninstalled and reinstalled audio drivers. No luck.

    Doesn't direct2pc decode the Dolby Digital audio stream? Can't I use analog speakers?

    Here is my profile log:

    Check Item PC Playback Ready? Info
    CPU : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU @ 2.40GHz Yes
    __dwItemID=1001__ : szLibCPUName = Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU @
    __dwItemID=1002__ : dwLibClockRate = 2399
    __dwItemID=1003__ : dwLibFamily = 6, dwLibModel=15, dwLibStepping=7
    __dwItemID=1004__ : dwLibNumPhysicalProc = 4, dwLibNumCorePerPackage=4, dwLibNumLogicalPerCore=0
    __dwItemID=1005__ : dwLibCorePerPackage = 4, dwLibTotalLogicals=4
    __dwItemID=1006__ : szWMIName=Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU @ 2.40GHz
    __dwItemID=1007__ : szWMIManufacturer=GenuineIntel
    __dwItemID=1008__ : dwWMIMaxClockSpeed=2400
    __dwItemID=1009__ : bBatteryExist=0
    __dwItemID=1010__ : szGuess=Core Duo TXX (Conroe)
    GPU (Hardware acceleration) : NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS Yes
    System Memory : 2048 MB Yes
    Operating System : Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Yes
    Graphics Card : NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GTS Yes
    __dwItemID=1301__ : Adapter Compatibility: NVIDIA
    __dwItemID=1302__ : VideoProcessor: GeForce 8600 GTS
    Screen Capture Protection : Yes Yes
    __dwItemID=1304__ : NVAPI RGBOverlay=Yes
    __dwItemID=1305__ : GPUDetectPass Yes
    Graphics card video memory : 256 MB
    Graphics Card Driver : 8.15.11.8585 Yes
    __dwItemID=1501__ : 2D Driver=8.15.11.8585
    __dwItemID=1502__ : COPP=Yes
    __dwItemID=1504__ : DEVICE=N/A
    Video Connection Type : Digital(with HDCP) Yes
    Network Adapter : ETHERNET: TeamViewer VPN Adapter Yes
    Network Adapter : ETHERNET: NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller Yes
    Program version : 1.0.0.1525
    System language : 0409 ENU English English
    Time : Sun May 10 15:18:50 2009
    Computer : Desktop
    System Name : Q6600

    Thoughts?

    Mark
     
  7. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I don't think that DirecTV2PC decodes 5.1.
    Two channel audio is all that it does to the best of my knowledge.
    I have used the S/PDIF output, but my sound chip was simulating 5.1 [just like it does with normal windows sounds].
     
  8. redsoxfan26

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    No issues for me. Here are my logs.



    Check Item
    CPU : AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+
    __dwItemID=1001__ : szLibCPUName = AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+
    __dwItemID=1002__ : dwLibClockRate = 2605
    __dwItemID=1003__ : dwLibFamily = 15, dwLibModel=3, dwLibStepping=2
    __dwItemID=1004__ : dwLibNumPhysicalProc = 2, dwLibNumCorePerPackage=1, dwLibNumLogicalPerCore=1
    __dwItemID=1005__ : dwLibCorePerPackage = 2, dwLibTotalLogicals=2
    __dwItemID=1006__ : szWMIName=AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+
    __dwItemID=1007__ : szWMIManufacturer=AuthenticAMD
    __dwItemID=1008__ : dwWMIMaxClockSpeed=2600
    __dwItemID=1009__ : bBatteryExist=0
    __dwItemID=1010__ : szGuess=Athlon 64 X2
    GPU (Hardware acceleration) : ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro
    System Memory : 2048 MB
    Operating System : Windows Vista Service Pack 1
    Graphics Card : ATI Radeon HD 2600 Pro
    __dwItemID=1301__ : Adapter Compatibility: ATI Technologies Inc.
    __dwItemID=1302__ : VideoProcessor: ATI Radeon Graphics Processor (0x9589)
    Screen Capture Protection : Yes
    __dwItemID=1304__ : ATI PCOM=Yes
    __dwItemID=1304__ : ATI SORT=Yes
    __dwItemID=1305__ : GPUDetectPass
    Graphics card video memory : 512 MB
    Graphics Card Driver : 8.573.0.0
    __dwItemID=1501__ : 2D Driver=7.01.01.861
    __dwItemID=1502__ : COPP=Yes
    __dwItemID=1504__ : DEVICE=N/A
    Video Connection Type : Digital(with HDCP)
    Network Adapter : ETHERNET: Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller
    Program version : 1.0.0.1525
    System language : 0409 ENU English English
     
  9. therefore

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    redsoxfan26, are you using analog speakers via RCA jacks?
     
  10. Richierich

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    I know for my outdoor speakers I have to have Analog cable output to my speaker controller as my MultiRoom Source requires analog input and not digital audio so I have to have both output from my Directv DVR to my Denon AVR5803 or I will get no sound from my speakers.
     
  11. Nation2540

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    me 10 mins [​IMG]
     
  12. redsoxfan26

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    Sorry it took so long to reply. I've been away from my computer all day.

    They are regular computer speakers plugged into a mini-jack on the back of my tower: Dell Model A225.

    My monitor is a Dell E207WFP w/DVI connection.
     
  13. RogueFive

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    Ever since I plugged in the Optical Audio on the HDR, I get zero Audio on DirecTV2PC. Note that I am also using the analog and the coaxial audio out. When I unplug the Optical DirecTV2PC has audio again. (5.1 or Stereo doesn't matter)
     
  14. therefore

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    I'm only using the optical out on my DVR. So, I tried unplugging it, but still no sound from DIRECTV2PC. Odd, when I turn Mute on and off (F8), there is an audible, like a muted beep, from the analog speakers (when the volume is at max).
     
  15. therefore

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    I was having a codecs problem resolved by uninstalling and reinstalling k-lite. Works perfectly now.
     
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  18. ajsasr

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    Hi. Do you still need to be running a CE release to use Directv2pc?
     
  19. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I don't think you do, since I've got one DVR on the national releases and it's working fine.
     
  20. petergaryr

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    I upgraded to Windows 7 this week and tried downloading the new version of Direct2PC. The upgrade advisor fails one thing: the processor speed. However, in the past, the Directv2PC application would still download. Now it doesn't. I've had the advisor fail a test in the past, but I could actually still run things fine.

    Is this a change in policy? If not, is there any other way to get the actual Directv2PC application?
     
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