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bavan
2007-07-07, 11:28 AM
Hi,

I have set up GBPVR to work together with a Hauppauge MVP box on an old P3-700 PC. After some tweaking things are working fine so it brings me to the next step. How to automate the start & stop of my old noisy PC by using WOL as my wife asked me to put this old noisy thing somewhere in the basement as it makes to much noise in the living room. As for shutting down the PC after some time of not using it or by switching of the MVP box, the utility "PC_powermng_timer" does a great job. However switching on the PC again by using the WOL possibilities I have a problem.

The WOL on the PC is working fine and I can wake up the old PC from another PC using WOL tools but only when I use the MAC address to send out a complete WOL frame. Unfortunately a simple IP address Ping doesn't trigger the PING/ARP functionality on the WOL ethernet adapter to wake up the PC from hibernate. I even tried with 2 other WOL ethernet cards but I have always the same problem (probably due to old PCI compatibility in the BIOS of the PC and no newer BIOS can be found). Sending a specific WOL frame including the MAC address however works fine. Also from hibernate mode.

Now you might be thinking, hey this has something to do with your PC bios set up and the adapter advanced settings, APM & PME settings etc. You're right and I know about these settings and have tried multiple set ups but it seems this old PC can only be waken up when sending a real WOL wake up frame and not from a simple ping to it's fixed IP address on the DHCP server.

Now here is my question. I'm looking for a solution to wake up my old PC by switching ON the MVP box.

As mentioned before switching OFF the PC works fine by using the utility "PC_powermng_timer" but switching on again the PC by switching on the MVP box doesn't work. I've hoped that the MVP would wake up the PC when it tries to connect to the GBPVR server during the start up "Contacting Servers" phase by using the know IP address in its settings when it loaded GBPVR MVP GIU the first time it was set up. Unfortunately it doesn't and probably this is because a simple ping to the WOL doesn't wake up the PC. I need to send a real WOL frame.

I'm wondering when switching on the MVP box it is looking for the GBPVR server on the IP & MAC address as set up in the MVP box settings when it was initialised the first time (Power cable disconnect / connect functionality). If understood correctly the MVP box loads a Unix GUI from GBPVR when it is powered on the first time and during that set up you can also select the GBPVR server IP address were to connect to each time you swith the MVP ON afterwards.

So wouldn't it be possible as the MVP has the information in its set up to send out a WOL frame to the correct PC when the MVP is switched ON?
Or is there a possibility to program the MVP box or GBPVR in such a way that the MVP sends out a real WOL frame to the GBPVR PC during the startup "Contacting Servers" initialisation phase. This could then wake up my old noisy PC so we can put it somewhere downstairs.

If anyone could help or give some advice, it would be great.
Ciao.

pz1
2007-07-07, 11:58 AM
I haven't done it myself yet, but some people have been successful with the mvpmc dongle. Search this forum (http://forums.gbpvr.com/forumdisplay.php?f=30)for more info. Documentation is not yet consolidated, but it seems certainly worth the try.

martint123
2007-07-07, 02:42 PM
IP addresses can't wake the machine up as in standby/hibernate as it is software that recognises an IP address. It is only the network device recognising its own MAC address that lets it send a wakeup signal to the mobo.

Also routers and dhcp servers seem to do endless "chatting" in the background that would wake it up.

I just leave mine running now.

mvallevand
2007-07-07, 02:46 PM
IP addresses can't wake the machine up as in standby/hibernate as it is software that recognises an IP address. It is only the network device recognising its own MAC address that lets it send a wakeup signal to the mobo.

mvpmc stores the GBPVR server's MAC address and does use it to wake the pc.

Martin

herrmannj
2007-07-08, 12:45 PM
wake-on-lan isnt done by simple sends anything to the seocific ip adress - instead a special "magic packet" is send to the mac address of the pci-card: if the card and the mobo is capable then it wakes the pc. your card and your pc is ready as you had tested with your "wol tool".

but only newer dongels are ready to send this "magic packet" to wake its "prefered server". I try'd a short search in the shspvr forum but didnt find quick which dongle-version introduced this feature. I suggest to try different dongels from the sticky dongle-version-thread.

bavan
2007-07-08, 06:05 PM
Hi Guys, thanks for all the tips. I haven't played around with the mvpmc dongle yet as it appears to me that it is still under development and maybe not stable. Probably I could be mistaken as I'm not familiar with all the versions and have to base myself on what I read as comments.

Secondly I have not figured it out how to do it but I'm afraid of flashing the box with a version so that I can not return to the original Hauppauge version which works fine at the moment besides the WOL feature I'm looking for.

As for waking up a PC with IP/ARP, it works very fine on my other PC, and isn't causing any problem by network traffic. In my other PC I'm using a Realtek8169 ethernet adapter and this one is only waking up the PC if you do a real ping to the address of that PC.

Anyway IP/ARP ping is not an option for my older PC as it doesn't work from hibernate so I probably have to give mvpmc a change. As I'm not familiar with that dongle, can someone tell me which is the most stable version and whether I will keep the same menu's from GBPVR as I have at the moment.

I have looked around on the website of mvpmc but didn't figger out how to program the box with the dongle. Probably I'm reading to much information at the same time and had not enough time to get everything sorted out properly. Again my biggest concern would be how to return back to the original hauppauge version if mvpmc is not stable or not offering me the same functionality and menu's as I have today with GBPVR.

If someone has time to explain, some advice might be welcome.
Again thanks already for the feedback.

herrmannj
2007-07-08, 07:46 PM
its a very easy process:

1. get a new dongle (*.bin)
Hauppauge introduced Wake-on-lan with their version MediaMVP 3.3.24257b (http://www.shspvr.com/smf/index.php?topic=10301.0)

mvallevand had done some excellent work in collecting hauppauge various dongles (http://forums.gbpvr.com/showthread.php?t=27283) and in developing its own mvpmc dongle (http://forums.gbpvr.com/showthread.php?t=25206). download either one newer hauppauge dongle from the first thread or the mvpmc dongle. probably rename it to avoid overwriting existing dongle files (keep the *.bin extension) and place it in the gbpvr dongle directory.

Start (gbpvr-)config and chose from the mvp tab the dongle you want to use.
Then disconnect the power from your mvp - wait some minutes and power it again (gbpvr mvp server must be running). now the new dongle loads into the mvp ram. dont worry - there is no "flashing the box" or so - it simple loads the dongle into the mvp ram. therefore the dongle needs to be loadet evrey time the mvp was powered off.

I hope this helps.

bavan
2007-07-09, 07:37 PM
As recommended by Herrmann I've tried out a couple of things using different Dongles version 3.3.24257b, 3.3.25032, 1.154, mvpmc0.3.3, mvpmc 20070709 without success.

As for the Hauppauge version, after extracting the .exe files I've copied the different versions of dongles into the GBPVR Dongle directory and enabled them one by one via Config GBPVR MVP tab to test it out. Ofcourse each time I've reloaded the MVP with a power OFF/ON reboot to make sure it loads the latest enabled dongle from GBPVR. Note: I did not install the full Hauppauge application as it would then conflict with GBPVR. I've only copied the original Dongle.BIN file from the Hauppauge .EXE software package.

Unfortunately not one of dongles did wake up my PC from Standby or Hibernate when powering ON the MVP using the green button so I gues it doesn't send a WOL frame to the GBPVR server PC.

Unless I'm mistaken I have not seen a setting or option to enable this functionality in a Dongle so I assume they send out a WOL by default (If they do ???) ?

Then I've monitored the reception of WOL frames on my GBPVR server with a small program WOL Monitor but it didn't detect any arrival of a WOL frames from the MVP. When I send a WOL frame from another PC it is detected correctly.

So now I'm a little bit confused. Do I need to enable something specific in a Dongle and if Yes where and how.

Anyone has a suggestion ?
Thanks.

mvallevand
2007-07-09, 07:53 PM
So now I'm a little bit confused. Do I need to enable something specific in a Dongle and if Yes where and how.Anyone has a suggestion ?

I have no idea if the Hauppauge dongle does this, I've never had any success.

For mvpmc if you use the 0709 dongle that should be fine, there hasn't been any changes to the nightly since 07. The "tip" would be you must start emulation mode first and then use the Go Back to get the main mvpmc menu. To test power down your pc and re-enter emulation mode, the WOL packet should be sent to a saved MAC address.

The best way to do this is with an mvpmc command line because it lets you customize some WOL parameters. For more info on mvpmc please go to the mvpmc sub-forum.

Martin

pz1
2007-07-09, 07:54 PM
Note: I did not install the full Hauppauge application as it would then conflict with GBPVR. I've only copied the original Dongle.BIN file from the Hauppauge .EXE software package.


As said earlier, I have not done this yet myself. What I understood from the threads on the mvpmc, you first have to install and run the full Hauppauge package in order to get the IP addrsss of the GBP_VR server configured. (I am a bit in a hurry, so I could not find the right thread for it) Once you have configured your MVP settings with that sofware, you can stop and disable the hauppauge services.

edit1: Well I see Martin has responded at the same time. He is the specialist.

bavan
2007-07-10, 12:25 AM
I have no idea if the Hauppauge dongle does this, I've never had any success.

For mvpmc if you use the 0709 dongle that should be fine, there hasn't been any changes to the nightly since 07. The "tip" would be you must start emulation mode first and then use the Go Back to get the main mvpmc menu. To test power down your pc and re-enter emulation mode, the WOL packet should be sent to a saved MAC address.

The best way to do this is with an mvpmc command line because it lets you customize some WOL parameters. For more info on mvpmc please go to the mvpmc sub-forum.

Martin

Martin,
thanks for the valuable input. Indeed if I do what you just have described, the WOL functionality is working. It just first needs a 1 time selection of the emulation mode to save the MAC address I suppose and I didn't notice that before.

Alright so mvpmc is the way to go to wake up my PC remotely, it works, and I didn't have to program something extra from a command line which by the way I didn't figure out yet as I don't know Linux ... :( !!! Only one minor thing is that the mvpmc emulation mode to contact the server connection time out is set to 30 times and this is to small to connect after a PC wake up from hibernate. It takes much more time before the PC is up and running and by the time it's up mvpmc returned to it's main menu. Therefore I would have preferred mvpmc to have a specified number of time trying to connect, i.e. 90 seconds or more, rather then x number of connections before returning to the mvpmc main menu. Maybe there is a work around ? :)

I now have to test which of the overnight versions is the most stable as in emulation mode version 0709 seems to reboot now and then and some other minor things didn't work out correctly. I just need to find some time now to play with it and go over to the mvpmc forum to post my findings.

For the moment a mvpmc version with only emulation would be fine and I've tried in the mvpmc startup settings to go straight into emulation after start up but it didn't work. I always come first to the mvpmc menu and then have to manually select emulation. Maybe with emulation mode only the dongle doesn't consume that much memory on the MVP box and could be more stable but I gues it's still something I have to figure out ... :)

Anyway, great, WOL is working!
Bavan.

mvallevand
2007-07-10, 12:47 AM
I now have to test which of the overnight versions is the most stable as in emulation mode version 0709 seems to reboot now and then and some other minor things didn't work out correctly. I just need to find some time now to play with it and go over to the mvpmc forum to post my findings.

Good news. To save you time if you are using PVRX2 the only one worth testing is 070707 (also in donglex2.zip) since the nightly hasn't changed. If you are using GBPVR 1.0.8 I'd suggest this as well but I've tested it less. You can use the alpha dongle with GBPVR too.

If you are still using 99.12 try either my alpha dongle for Round IV. You can try 777 if you want but you will need the command line option --em-safety 3 for the most.

If you send in a report, don't forget the logs.

Good Luck.

Martin

bavan
2007-07-10, 12:08 PM
If you are still using 99.12 try either my alpha dongle for Round IV. You can try 777 if you want but you will need the command line option --em-safety 3 for the most.

Martin

Martin,

I'm probably asking a very stupid question now as I'm still learning more each day about GBPVR & mvpmc but I still have a way to go to understand things completely.

What you mean with Round IV. Is this one of the alpha version dongles as listed in the download section of mvpmc or is it a specific one and if yes where can I find it or is it a Beta version in the list of daily versions and if yes which one to pick?

At the moment mvpmc version 0707 is running stable and fine with GBPVR 0.99.12. The new version GBPVR 1.08 seems to consume much more CPU power so I'm not sure it's an option for me with my old PC (P3-700) but I will test it when I find time in the coming days. I'll keep you posted.

As from my previous remarks, is there a workaround to replace the 30 times server connection time out when getting into emulation mode by replacing it with a 90 seconds time window?

As for mvpmc starting up from powering ON with the green button on the Hauppauge remote control, can it go straight into emulation mode? I've tried enabling the startup settings of mvpmc to go directly in emulation but this doesn't work.

thanks again for all the great support.
Bavan.

pz1
2007-07-10, 01:51 PM
What you mean with Round IV

I asume he refers to this thread (http://forums.gbpvr.com/showthread.php?t=27213)


As for mvpmc starting up from powering ON with the green button on the Hauppauge remote control, can it go straight into emulation mode?

Yes that's how I use it. I have created a directory C:\Program Files\devnz\gbpvr\Dongle\mvpmc which I have shared as 'mvpmc'. This share should have guest access rights. The configuration file dongle.bin in my directory has only one line:
mvpmc --startup emulate --emulate 192.168.1.36 &
The Round IV (and III) threads describe problems you can encounter while doing the setup. According to Martin there are 10+ reasons to get it wortk/fail
Hope this helps as a starter.

bavan
2007-07-10, 03:14 PM
I asume he refers to this thread (http://forums.gbpvr.com/showthread.php?t=27213)



Yes that's how I use it. I have created a directory C:\Program Files\devnz\gbpvr\Dongle\mvpmc which I have shared as 'mvpmc'. This share should have guest access rights. The configuration file dongle.bin in my directory has only one line:
mvpmc --startup emulate --emulate 192.168.1.36 &
The Round IV (and III) threads describe problems you can encounter while doing the setup. According to Martin there are 10+ reasons to get it wortk/fail
Hope this helps as a starter.

Pieter,

thanks for the input. I will try to figure out how to set up mvpmc using a config file with command lines in it by sharing directories from WXP.

bavan
2007-07-10, 03:23 PM
Hi Martin,

here some results after watching movies for a couple of hours with dongle version 0707.

I have found out that the dongle version 0707 has 2 issues using it. When playing a recorded movie and pausing it for some time, mvpmc jumps out of emulation back to the mvpmc main menu. Not sure why.

Also when powering on the MVP box and jumping quickly into emulation, wanting to play a movie gives me a black screen. I then have to return to the mvpmc main menu, wait a while and relaunch emulation once more before a movie will play correctly.

Secondly when using fast forward or fast rewind when playing a movie it freezes sometimes the picture (not always), although the movie is forwarding or rewinding but it doesn't show any movements on the screen (frozen picture).

When I push the play button the movie resumes normally but at a point (forwarded or rewinded) which I couldn't follow as the picture has been frozen.

I've also tried the aplha version 0.3.3 but this one is much to slow to navigate in the menus during emulation mode so that's not an option.

So in the end using the original dongle from GBPVR 0.99.12 was the most stable and fully functional solution but again it doesn't have any WOL possibilities so ... :(

Maybe I should try GBPVR v1.08 to see if stability improves with the mvpmc dongles although it might load much more CPU time and some of the plugins compared to v0.99.12 are not available yet. I will try later on after a backup of my system.

As with a lot of software it takes time, patience and testing to sort out things properly. Next days I need to give some other priorities as the wife starts humming the PVR is not available so hopefully I'll get it sorted out as quick as possible.

Ciao.

mvallevand
2007-07-10, 04:47 PM
Hi Martin,

In the future I'd prefer these comments in the mvpmc forum


here some results after watching movies for a couple of hours with dongle version 0707.

As I said 777 isn't tested with 99.12 so I expect some problems. I suggest the older alpha dongle.


I have found out that the dongle version 0707 has 2 issues using it. When playing a recorded movie and pausing it for some time, mvpmc jumps out of emulation back to the mvpmc main menu. Not sure why.

I'm not going to be diagnosing problem with 99.12 any longer. Even if you can't run PVRX2 server, the GBPVR mvp server that is included in 1.0.8 is better anyway. I would happy to look at any problems you have with it.


Also when powering on the MVP box and jumping quickly into emulation, wanting to play a movie gives me a black screen. I then have to return to the mvpmc main menu, wait a while and relaunch emulation once more before a movie will play correctly.

This can all be handled with command line parameters.


Secondly when using fast forward or fast rewind when playing a movie it freezes sometimes the picture (not always), although the movie is forwarding or rewinding but it doesn't show any movements on the screen (frozen picture). This could be several things, including the PVR 150 timeline issue.


I've also tried the aplha version 0.3.3 but this one is much to slow to navigate in the menus during emulation mode so that's not an option.

That version is definitely not recommended.


Maybe I should try GBPVR v1.08 to see if stability improves with the mvpmc dongles although it might load much more CPU time and some of the
plugins compared to v0.99.12 are not available yet. I will try later on after a backup of my system.

As far as I can tell you should be able run GBPVR 1.0.8 with exactly the same setup as 99.12 the issues come with PVRX2.


As with a lot of software it takes time, patience and testing to sort out things properly. Next days I need to give some other priorities as the wife starts humming the PVR is not available so hopefully I'll get it sorted out as quick as possible.

Agreed and it doesn't help that I don't use GBPVR in real life, but I do spend a lot of time testing team and I count on users to help, and they have come through big time.

Martin

bavan
2007-07-11, 10:23 AM
In the future I'd prefer these comments in the mvpmc forum



As I said 777 isn't tested with 99.12 so I expect some problems. I suggest the older alpha dongle.


I'm not going to be diagnosing problem with 99.12 any longer. Even if you can't run PVRX2 server, the GBPVR mvp server that is included in 1.0.8 is better anyway. I would happy to look at any problems you have with it.



This can all be handled with command line parameters.

This could be several things, including the PVR 150 timeline issue.


That version is definitely not recommended.



As far as I can tell you should be able run GBPVR 1.0.8 with exactly the same setup as 99.12 the issues come with PVRX2.



Agreed and it doesn't help that I don't use GBPVR in real life, but I do spend a lot of time testing team and I count on users to help, and they have come through big time.

Martin


OK, thanks Martin, message understood. I'll post my findings on the mvpmc forum. Your help and advice has been much appreciated.

Note: In the mean time I've installed GBPVR v1.08 and it seems to run on my old PC. In the beginning it looked OK but with the original dongle from GBPVR 1.08 it freezes the picture after 30 minutes video play and no WOL support. Mvpmc dongle 0707 has the same problem on FF & FR with GBPVR 1.08 compared to version 0.99.12. Probably I need some more time to evaluate but if I find a good working mvpmc version I'll be posting it here in follow up of my original request being WOL functionality.

All the best.

mvallevand
2007-07-11, 11:46 AM
OK, thanks Martin, message understood. I'll post my findings on the mvpmc forum. Your help and advice has been much appreciated.

Note: In the mean time I've installed GBPVR v1.08 and it seems to run on my old PC. In the beginning it looked OK but with the original dongle from GBPVR 1.08 it freezes the picture after 30 minutes video play and no WOL support. Mvpmc dongle 0707 has the same problem on FF & FR with GBPVR 1.08 compared to version 0.99.12. Probably I need some more time to evaluate but if I find a good working mvpmc version I'll be posting it here in follow up of my original request being WOL functionality.

All the best.

Thanks Bavan I will look at it anyway. If you do a report on FF/RW please confirm

- it is not the PVR 150 timestamp problem.
- FF/RW work fine with the standard dongle.
- whether you use FF/RW or the short skip option. Since I use short skip I do forget FF/RW testing sometimes.

Martin

bavan
2007-07-11, 09:20 PM
Thanks Bavan I will look at it anyway. If you do a report on FF/RW please confirm

- it is not the PVR 150 timestamp problem.
- FF/RW work fine with the standard dongle.
- whether you use FF/RW or the short skip option. Since I use short skip I do forget FF/RW testing sometimes.

Martin

Hi Martin,

- I'm using a PVR USB2 device and record my TV shows with GBPVR. I'm not sure this is THE answer to your question on the PVR150 timestamp problem but what I've understood from looking at other threads is that there is a FF/FR timing problem with PVR150 recorded shows (drivers problem ...?).
- FF/FR works fine with the standard dongle included in GBPVR
- I use FF/FR with the short skip option disabled as this is closer to a standard VCR functionality. If I want to use short skips I still have the lower placed seperate specific F-skip/R-skip buttons on my Hauppauge remote control (34 buttons).

I hope this helps.
All the best.

mvallevand
2007-07-11, 10:29 PM
Hi Martin,

- I'm using a PVR USB2 device and record my TV shows with GBPVR. I'm not sure this is THE answer to your question on the PVR150 timestamp problem but what I've understood from looking at other threads is that there is a FF/FR timing problem with PVR150 recorded shows (drivers problem ...?).
- FF/FR works fine with the standard dongle included in GBPVR
- I use FF/FR with the short skip option disabled as this is closer to a standard VCR functionality. If I want to use short skips I still have the lower placed seperate specific F-skip/R-skip buttons on my Hauppauge remote control (34 buttons).

I hope this helps.
All the best.

It helps thanks, sounds like it's emulation mode. Note that if you want real FF with mvpmc use the Go - FF combination.

Martin

bavan
2007-07-11, 10:39 PM
It helps thanks, sounds like it's emulation mode. Note that if you want real FF with mvpmc use the Go - FF combination.

Martin

I just noticed on another thread that Sub stated that v1.08 doesn't support native FF/RW at this stage: http://forums.gbpvr.com/showthread.php?t=27708&highlight=v1.08

Looking at this statement I'm not sure whether FF/RW in v1.08 was working properly with the original GBPVR dongle ??? ... :(
but I do know I have this problem using mvpmc in v0.99.12

Anyway I skipped back to GBPVR v0.99.12 using the original GBPVR dongle for several reasons, MVP server functionalities & available plugins, and will wait some time until v1.08 gets an update to have the same functionalities as compared with v0.99.12. If I find a stable mvpmc dongle for GBPVR v0.99.12 I'll let you know.

Thanks for the GO -FF Tip.
I didn't know and yes many of us try to learn a program by playing with it rather than first reading the documentation.

Ciao.

mvallevand
2007-07-11, 10:45 PM
The problems should be with PVRX2 and GBPVR, but I will have a look anyway. I also don't understand why the older plugins don't work with GBPVR 1.0.8 for you either, again the issues should be PVRx2 only.

Martin

bavan
2007-07-11, 10:52 PM
The problems should be with PVRX2 and GBPVR, but I will have a look anyway. I also don't understand why the older plugins don't work with GBPVR 1.0.8 for you either, again the issues should be PVRx2 only.

Martin

If you look which plugins v1.08 support for the moment you'll be missing some of them as compared to v0.99.12, also in GBPVR, and I've tried installing them as in v0.99.12 but didn't succeed on all of them which are usefull for us. I think I have seen some note on that. If I have more time I'll test again.

mvallevand
2007-07-12, 12:01 AM
It helps thanks, sounds like it's emulation mode. Note that if you want real FF with mvpmc use the Go - FF combination.


Other then discovering a minor problem with my change for the most recent alpha, FF and RW are working for me. I'll be quite interested helping you out.

Martin

bavan
2007-07-12, 01:32 AM
Other then discovering a minor problem with my change for the most recent alpha, FF and RW are working for me. I'll be quite interested helping you out.

Martin

Martin,

I must humbly say that I very much appreciate your support. To work out things straight I might need some instructions here just to make sure I'm doing things correctly and stay within the rules of the forum. :rolleyes:

1) It was all about WOL support and you've solved that question. I've also noticed a remark in one of the threads about the mvpmc config file where you could probably specify a command to keep trying to connect the mvp during power on towards the GBPVR server PC for more then 30 seconds after a hibernation WOL wake up. This would solve my problem on my old slow booting PC used as GBPVR server.

If you could point me to threads or documentation to fix this I certainly want to give it a try. ;)

2) Can you recommend which mvpmc dongle to use. Maybe I was on another version 0707 then yours and I hear you speaking about alpha and overnight versions and things like that. I was in the impression the latest alpha was version 0.3.3 and the others were betas (overnight versions ?) but apparently that's not correct. Would be great to understand which is the latest alpha and where to find it and which one you recommend for testing. :confused:

3) Final question, should we continue the discussion about FF/RW on this thread ? If not tell me which one to join. I'll be more then happy to do so as I don't want to upset people looking for information other then WOL and that's where mvpmc kicks in and does the trick. :p

BR
Bavan

mvallevand
2007-07-12, 02:56 AM
I must humbly say that I very much appreciate your support. To work out things straight I might need some instructions here just to make sure I'm doing things correctly and stay within the rules of the forum.

It's not really the rules, I'm trying to keep all the mvpmc discussions together.


1) It was all about WOL support and you've solved that question. I've also noticed a remark in one of the threads about the mvpmc config file where you could probably specify a command to keep trying to connect the mvp during power on towards the GBPVR server PC for more then 30 seconds after a hibernation WOL wake up. This would solve my problem on my old slow booting PC used as GBPVR server.

If you could point me to threads or documentation to fix this I certainly want to give it a try. ;)

I'm hoping someone will help me out with the documentation. I think we should focus on the FF/RW question otherwise mvpmc isn't even an option for you.


2) Can you recommend which mvpmc dongle to use. Maybe I was on another version 0707 then yours and I hear you speaking about alpha and overnight versions and things like that. I was in the impression the latest alpha was version 0.3.3 and the others were betas (overnight versions ?) but apparently that's not correct. Would be great to understand which is the latest alpha and where to find it and which one you recommend for testing.

I still haven't figured out why you can't ran GBPVR 1.08 so I can't make a recommendation other than of all the choices on the download sticky on the mvpmc forum 0.3.3 is the worst.


3) Final question, should we continue the discussion about FF/RW on this thread ? If not tell me which one to join. I'll be more then happy to do so as I don't want to upset people looking for information other then WOL and that's where mvpmc kicks in and does the trick.

I would prefer looking into this problem on the mvpmc forum, then open a thread for creating an mvpmc share and go from there. I will find it easier step-by-step.

Martin