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tkgafs
2004-09-12, 07:32 PM
Hi,

I have been having terrible problems trying to get either videos or live tv to play on my mvp

Everything else worked fine

I was using a 100mb usb connected ethernet card and crossover cable

I fiddled with all sorts of things changing delays and codecs etc

by the way does changing playback codec make any difference when playback is on the mvp ?

as a last resort I changed my ethernet connection to an old 10mb isa based 3com ethernet card

and much to my surprise it worked perfectly

according to performance manager mp3 play back takes about 12.5% network utilisation

and video / live tv seems to be about 85%

curiously these seem to equate pretty much with the loading seen on the usb connected card (but obviously 10 times higher as the card is 10 times slower)

yet the usb card simply could not apparently deliver the data quick enough

Sub is there anything in the logs that would confirm this ?

so if anyone else like me is having problems with there mvp then have a look at your network connections

once again Sub thanks for a fine piece of software

Tkgafs

sub
2004-09-12, 07:43 PM
Quote[/b] ]I fiddled with all sorts of things changing delays and codecs etc

by the way does changing playback codec make any difference when playback is on the mvp ?
No changing decoders etc has no effect on the MVP.

MVP pre-play delay can affect the startup of live tv, but only in the initial few seconds.


Quote[/b] ]as a last resort I changed my ethernet connection to an old 10mb isa based 3com ethernet card and much to my surprise it worked perfectly
There has been some discussion on the http://www.shspvr.com/forum about the MVP being a bit picky about which ethernet devices it will work properly. Many people with onboard 100mbs network adapters have found that adding a 100mbs network card in the same machine has resolved their problems.

Is you USB network adapter USB1 or USB2 (or USB High-Speed or whatever the current name is)?

tkgafs
2004-09-12, 08:16 PM
The USB adaptor claims to be USB2 but I have to admit I'm now dubious

intresting about the mother board connected adaptors as I was going to try that as its a 100mb , but didnt bother when the 10mb worked fine

but out of interest I'll probably try it tomorrow

tkgafs