DIRECTV2PC v5717 - Issues & Discussion

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  1. Sep 28, 2009 #101 of 1021
    veryoldschool

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    It might help to see what the advisor log shows. [run the advisor and at the bottom is "save log"], though even the advisor needs work as you can see here:
    advisor.PNG

    This CPU shouldn't be reporting "upgrade"

    Your GeForce Go 7300 might need a driver update:

    http://www.nvidia.com/object/geforce_notebook_winxp_179.48_beta.html


    Side note:
    I had a motherboard fail yesterday and anyone looking for an AGP video card that works with this app, please PM me [as mine is now "extra"].
     
  2. Sep 28, 2009 #102 of 1021
    veryoldschool

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    Which error are you getting?
    If it's the audio protected content, and you don't have a Realtek sound chip, your options are limited.
     
  3. Sep 28, 2009 #103 of 1021
    stlmike

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    It is the audio HDCP error. I have an Audigy card. I "could" use my built in Realtek that is currently disabled, but this seems to be a lot of effort to fix an error I'd expect to see fixed in the next rev of the Direct2PC application. Is it unrealistic to think they would fix this in the next rev?
     
  4. Sep 28, 2009 #104 of 1021
    veryoldschool

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    If history is anything, I wouldn't be holding my breath for the HDCP to be removed from this app, as it's been this way for the past year.
    Since you have a realtek chip, I'd go with it and then judge whether you want to stay with it or not.
     
  5. Sep 28, 2009 #105 of 1021
    stlmike

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    I have no desire to have it removed as I have no interest in making copies of copyrighted content. I only want it to work the way it did before with my hardware. :)
     
  6. Sep 28, 2009 #106 of 1021
    veryoldschool

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    "I think" what you're seeing is the recordings are having it more.
    I first saw it on a Starz SD VOD last year.
    Discovery Planet Earth [early MPEG2] plays fine, yet the newer MPEG-4 replays give this error too.
    If may simply come down the the DVR firmware at the time of recording. :shrug:
     
  7. Sep 28, 2009 #107 of 1021
    stlmike

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    I had the error on an episode of College Football Live at 2:30 Central today off of ESPNHD. I was able to watch, as normal, an episode of The Pink Panther off Boomerang. Those were the only 2 I tested. I could play CFB Live with no problem on my Vista laptop that was on the previous version of Direct2PC.
     
  8. Sep 28, 2009 #108 of 1021
    dtvryan

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    Thanks for the reply VOS.

    The CPU looks good. But it is giving me a "red light" on Graphics card. Everything else is green (excepting my AGN wireless adaptor ... not sure why that would be yellow with N-speed...). I was trying to figure out why a SD stream would play but not the HD. There are no "errors" when I try play a HD stream, just get a black screen. Sometimes the program hangs. Sometimes I can hear a few seconds of the audio. It seems like either it's not getting data fast enough or it's not processing it fast enough (hence my question MPEG2 vs. MPE4)

    I updated the graphics card driver yesterday. Version is now 6.14.11.7948 which is most recent I could find. The link you provided is the same I found and installed.

    Here's the advisor log:
    CPU : Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU T7200 @ 2.00GHz Yes
    __dwItemID=1001__ : szLibCPUName = Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU T7200 @
    __dwItemID=1002__ : dwLibClockRate = 1994
    __dwItemID=1003__ : dwLibFamily = 6, dwLibModel=15, dwLibStepping=6
    __dwItemID=1004__ : dwLibNumPhysicalProc = 2, dwLibNumCorePerPackage=2, dwLibNumLogicalPerCore=0
    __dwItemID=1005__ : dwLibCorePerPackage = 2, dwLibTotalLogicals=2
    __dwItemID=1006__ : szWMIName=Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU T7200 @ 2.00GHz
    __dwItemID=1007__ : szWMIManufacturer=GenuineIntel
    __dwItemID=1008__ : dwWMIMaxClockSpeed=1995
    __dwItemID=1009__ : bBatteryExist=1
    __dwItemID=1010__ : szGuess=Core 2 Duo T7200
    GPU (Hardware acceleration) : NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300 Yes
    System Memory : 2048 MB Yes
    Operating System : Windows XP Service Pack 2 Yes
    Graphics Card : NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300 No More Info
    __dwItemID=1301__ : Adapter Compatibility: NVIDIA
    __dwItemID=1302__ : VideoProcessor: GeForce Go 7300
    Screen Capture Protection : Yes Yes
    __dwItemID=1304__ : NVAPI RGBOverlay=Yes
    __dwItemID=1305__ : GPUDetectPass No
    Graphics card video memory : 256 MB
    Graphics Card Driver : 6.14.11.7948 Yes
    __dwItemID=1501__ : 2D Driver=6.14.11.7948
    __dwItemID=1502__ : COPP=Yes
    __dwItemID=1504__ : DEVICE=N/A
    Video Connection Type : Internal connection Yes
    Network Adapter : IEEE80211: Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN - Packet Scheduler Miniport Upgrade Recommended More Info


    Thanks all ...

    -rf
     
  9. Sep 28, 2009 #109 of 1021
    veryoldschool

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    From here: http://www.cyberlink.com/stat/oem/directv/dtcp-ip-advisor/enu/troubleshooting.jsp#1

    nVidia
    GeForce 7800 GTX 512, GeForce 7900 GX2, GeForce 7900
    GTX, GeForce 7950 GX2, GeForce 8400 series, GeForce 8500 series, GeForce
    8600 series, GeForce 8800 series

    You do seem to be "lite" on the GPU
    MPEG-4 [HD] is the hardest [CPU/GPU loading].
    You might see if you can record something off the old MPEG-2 channels [in the 70/80s], or try an OTA channel.
    This will show if the network is limiting as the bit rates are much higher.
     
  10. Sep 29, 2009 #110 of 1021
    dtvryan

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    I have been able to play back SD programming without difficulty (that is MPEG-2, correct?). The HD stuff - which is the majority of what I watch/record these days - still not working.

    I agree on the "lite" GPU. That said, I've seen others with the same GPU (GeForce 7300) get it to work ... and I was hoping to replicate their success ...

    I will try using a wired ethernet connection, see if that makes a difference. Should at least show what the rate-limiting step is here ...
     
  11. Sep 29, 2009 #111 of 1021
    TAnsley

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    Round Rock,...
    Why does D2PC requiring a HDCP protected video path for shows that are not even HD? Everything on my DVR will not play due to my not having a HDCP compliant monitor...even though the show is SD and even ancient (reruns of old shows).

    Need to better understand this. Why not just down-rez it to ED if I don't have a PP?
     
  12. Sep 29, 2009 #112 of 1021
    veryoldschool

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    While you have a good question, wouldn't it put a lot of load on the CPU?
    The receiver is "simply" outputting the [digital] drive content to the network, so the receiver isn't/couldn't do the down conversion, leaving it to be done on the PC.
     
  13. Sep 29, 2009 #113 of 1021
    acsea

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    try 10minutemail.com
    It will assign you a unique email address that will expire after 10 minutes.
     
  14. Sep 29, 2009 #114 of 1021
    stlmike

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    While it isn't ideal, I'm running a hybrid set-up with the realtek as my 5.1 output and my Audigy as my mic input. Seems to work well so far.
     
  15. Sep 29, 2009 #115 of 1021
    veryoldschool

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    It sounds like you're not running XP, so you can disable the digital output of your Audigy and use the realtek.
    FWIW: DirecTV2PC doesn't seem to output more than 2 channel sound.
     
  16. Sep 30, 2009 #116 of 1021
    xmguy

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    Anyone?? I can't use Directv2 PC at all on my Dell Studio 1555 notebook. Working one day stopped the next. Only shows white screen in place of video. Audio plays ok.
     
  17. Sep 30, 2009 #117 of 1021
    TAnsley

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    Round Rock,...
    But I can watch this content on a TV without HDCP (I am doing it across component on my TV upstairs), so HDCP lockdown on the content is NOT turned on...why does D2PC turn it on and not let you view this content.
     
  18. Sep 30, 2009 #118 of 1021
    veryoldschool

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    Component is analog
    HDMI is digital
    DirecTV2PC is getting digital [off the drive].
    You could connect your monitor via VGA [analog] and have it work.
     
  19. Sep 30, 2009 #119 of 1021
    hdtvfan0001

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    I see no consistency to the versions they have released.

    With the latest hardware and drivers installed regularly...in just several weeks, sometimes DirecT2PC works perfectly, and the next update doesn't even recognize any HD DVRs at all...nothing changes here, and yet the results are up and down.

    I have spent countless hours diagnosing a particular version, only to have the very next one work without any changes. Then 3 weeks later the next version comes out...and nothing works right.

    The one consistent problem I have seen now in the past 4-5 versions is that when I install the new version (clean install), it recognizes the HD DVRs correctly, and then installs the "updates and new codecs" - then fails to recognize anything again.

    On some occasions, it reverses itself and just starts working in a few days...despite making no changes whatsoever - makes no sense.

    It used to be that 4-5 releases in a row worked - now its hit or miss.
     
  20. Sep 30, 2009 #120 of 1021
    stlmike

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    No, I am running XP, which seems to be the problem.
     
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