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2004-02-23, 03:00 AM
Hello All,

I have just built up a my box with Windows 2004 MCE. *My box is as follows:

CPU - P3 933 MHz
Memory - 1 GB Kensington
Video - PNY GeForce FX 5200 AGP - 128 MB
Media/Tuner Card - HP PVR-250

My question is has anyone gotten a config similar to this going on a Win XP MCE or Win 04 MCE build?

I have gotten Win04 MCE to function properly with "Media Center" and "WinTV 2000", but really like the idea of using the MediaMVP as a frontend client, without having to convert the captures. *This software seems to be the top canidate.

I have gotten the config util to set-up my PVR device, and the guide, but everytime I try to save the settings, by clicking "OK", I get the following error.


I have looked for the service, but see nothing that makes sense, like "GBRRecording". *I have tried the following to see if it will help, but still have the same problem.

Quote[/b] ]Can you try changing into the c:\program files\devnz\gbpvr (or your equiv)
directory from command prompt and run the following.

regsvr32 GBPVRWriter.ax
regsvr32 asyncflt.ax
regsvr32 ovtool.dll

When I *view error the details, this is what I get...
<table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tr><td>Code Sample </td></tr><tr><td id="CODE">
ee the end of this message for details on invoking
just-in-time &#40;JIT&#41; debugging instead of this dialog box.

************** Exception Text **************
System.InvalidOperationException&#58; Service GB-PVR Recording Service was not found on computer &#39;.&#39;. ---&#62; System.ComponentModel.Win32Exception&#58; The specified service does not exist as an installed service
* --- End of inner exception stack trace ---
* at System.ServiceProcess.ServiceController.GenerateNa mes&#40;&#41;
* at System.ServiceProcess.ServiceController.get_Servic eName&#40;&#41;
* at System.ServiceProcess.ServiceController.GenerateSt atus&#40;&#41;
* at System.ServiceProcess.ServiceController.get_Status &#40;&#41;
* at an.q&#40;Object A_0, EventArgs A_1&#41;
* at System.Windows.Forms.Control.OnClick&#40;EventArgs e&#41;
* at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnClick&#40;EventArgs e&#41;
* at System.Windows.Forms.Button.OnMouseUp&#40;MouseEventAr gs mevent&#41;
* at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseUp&#40;Message&amp; m, MouseButtons button, Int32 clicks&#41;
* at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc&#40;Message&amp; m&#41;
* at System.Windows.Forms.ButtonBase.WndProc&#40;Message&amp; m&#41;
* at System.Windows.Forms.Button.WndProc&#40;Message&amp; m&#41;
* at System.Windows.Forms.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage &#40;Message&amp; m&#41;
* at System.Windows.Forms.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc&#40;M essage&amp; m&#41;
* at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback&#40;IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam&#41;

************** Loaded Assemblies **************
* *Assembly Version&#58; 1.0.5000.0
* *Win32 Version&#58; 1.1.4322.573
* *CodeBase&#58; file&#58;///c&#58;/windows/microsoft.net/framework/v1.1.4322/mscorlib.dll
* *Assembly Version&#58; 1.0.1512.11046
* *Win32 Version&#58; 1.0.1512.11046
* *CodeBase&#58; file&#58;///C&#58;/Program%20Files/devnz/GBPVR/Config.exe
* *Assembly Version&#58; 1.0.5000.0
* *Win32 Version&#58; 1.1.4322.573
* *CodeBase&#58; file&#58;///c&#58;/windows/assembly/gac/system.windows.forms/1.0.5000.0b77a5c561934e089/system.dll
* *Assembly Version&#58; 1.0.1512.11044
* *Win32 Version&#58; 1.0.1512.11044
* *CodeBase&#58; file&#58;///C&#58;/Program%20Files/devnz/GBPVR/GBPVRBackendCommon.DLL
* *Assembly Version&#58; 1.0.5000.0
* *Win32 Version&#58; 1.1.4322.573
* *CodeBase&#58; file&#58;///c&#58;/windows/assembly/gac/system.drawing/1.0.5000.0b77a5c561934e089/system.xml.dll
* *Assembly Version&#58; 1.0.1512.11043
* *Win32 Version&#58;
* *CodeBase&#58; file&#58;///C&#58;/Program%20Files/devnz/GBPVR/NativeUtilities.DLL
* *Assembly Version&#58; 1.0.5000.0
* *Win32 Version&#58; 1.1.4322.573
* *CodeBase&#58; file&#58;///c&#58;/windows/assembly/gac/accessibility/1.0.5000.0b77a5c561934e089/system.data.dll
* *Assembly Version&#58; 1.0.5000.0
* *Win32 Version&#58; 1.1.4322.573
* *CodeBase&#58; file&#58;///c&#58;/windows/assembly/gac/system.serviceprocess/1.0.5000.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/system.serviceprocess.dll

************** JIT Debugging **************
To enable just in time &#40;JIT&#41; debugging, the config file for this
application or machine &#40;machine.config&#41; must have the
jitDebugging value set in the system.windows.forms section.
The application must also be compiled with debugging

For example&#58;

* *&#60;system.windows.forms jitDebugging=&#34;true&#34; /&#62;

When JIT debugging is enabled, any unhandled exception
will be sent to the JIT debugger registered on the machine
rather than being handled by this dialog.[/QUOTE]

I can use any suggestion and email the error log too.

What settings do you recommend for encoding and the like, that will minimize the possibilities?



2004-02-23, 05:58 AM
I&#39;m not sure why it didn&#39;t get installed. Maybe you installed the Microsoft .Net v1.1 runtime after you installed GB-PVR?

To manually install it, do the following:
From a command prompt, change into the C:&#92;Program Files&#92;devnz&#92;GBPVR directory. Run &quot;installutil GBPVRRecordingService.exe&quot;. Then reboot.

Installutil may not be in you path. It&#39;ll be in a directory like C:&#92;WINDOWS&#92;Microsoft.NET&#92;Framework&#92;v1.1.4322, so you may need to stick that path in front of the installutil command

2004-02-23, 01:46 PM
I installed the &quot;.net runtime&quot; before I installed v0.13.

I also tried to manually install the service... it appeared to have executed everything in the script, but I still did not see the service after rebooting.

All things considered though, I will verify the path for that box, and I will try installing it manually again and capture the output. What should I look for?

I hope this is it... I am really looking forward getting it all working.

Thanks for the help.



2004-02-23, 04:23 PM
After running installutil, and there were no errors, you should be able to see the service by clicking on the Control Panel -&gt; Administrative tools -&gt; Services icon. It should be listed as &#39;GB-PVR Recording Service&#39;

2004-02-24, 02:28 AM

Thanks again for the reply...

I am getting closer... I believe... *The cure to the service not installing was adding the path to system, then performing the manual install of the service. *I dunno, to be honest I work day in and day out supporting hardware devices for 3d scanning and haven&#39;t had services or devices not load since the good old days of NT4.0. *It might have something to do with my set-up or something.

Any way I have shipped my log files off to you, *The current status is the better, but still not working completely. *I no longer get the error when exiting the configuration utility. *However I get the following message when trying to start live TV.


I have checked and the service is running (set on automatic)and I have manually restarted it only to get the same error. *I have looked, and from what I can tell nothing else is acessing my PVR-250, so I am out of ideas. http://gbpvr.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif

What settings do you recommend for MPEG encoding. *Should I use the System Default, NVIDIA Decoders (via NVDVD), or InterVideo Non-CSS Decoders for Hauppauge. *Also which settings, VMR9, VMR7, or Overlay Manager.

Well that is it for now... *



HTPVR - Setup
Windows 2004 MCE
Coppermine P3-933
1GB Kingston RAM
Hauppauge PVR-250
NVidia GeForce FX 5200 (AGP)
Hauppauge MediaMVP

2004-02-25, 01:02 AM

Hey thanks...

Quote[/b] ]You can also get this error when something is not configured correctly

I messed around with my decoder settings and found a combunation that would display live tv, with out error.

I however have no idea what the best settings would be.

I have three selections:

1.) System Default

2.) NVIDIA Decoders (via NVDVD 2.0, that came with my NVidia GeForce 5200 FX)

3.) InterVideo Non-CSS Decoders for Hauppauge

Which would you suggest. *So far I have not been able to get the default to run. *I can get the NVidia Decoders to work, but have no idea why only the &quot;Overlay Manager&quot; works with the &quot;Default Option&quot; selected in the NView settings. *Has anyone had any experience with this Video Card and decoder?

Here is my Video Settings options:


I normally would let it go, but choosing NVidea&#39;s decoders should work as well as it does with MediaCenter, but it appears to be jumpy and have issues keeping up with the LiveTV. *I still think I need to find the right combination. *IU have tried selecting VMR 7 and VMR 9 in both the configuration and the NView settings, but get pointing errors when I try to view live tv. Is this correct? Should these work, Which one is best?

&quot;Sub&quot; if you still would like to have my gbpvr.mdb, let me know.

Thanks Again,