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    Coming soon to a PCH near you.

    I think there's been really positive progress on mvpmcx2 by sub and I in the last month, so I'd like to share the highlights of what we have coming.

    Comskip Support

    You read correctly, sub and I were able to come up with a way to process comskip to the PCH. It works better than I ever imagined possible.

    Video File Remote Navigation

    It is now possible to use GB-PVR style navigation in recorded programs, in-progress recordings and LiveTV

    - This includes fast forward and REWIND, and skip back and forth by time.

    MPEG TS/PS Video File Handling

    Movement in a file is now primarily controlled by GB-PVR, so if you jump randomly you can typically blame sub or me, and not the PCH. The vast majority of problem files for the NMT that I have gathered play properly too, including some I stated were "junk" on the NMT forums.

    OSD

    The standard GB-PVR on screen display (OSD) is now available while playing videos. This include the guide, mini-guide, program details, and timeline bar.

    Live TV Improvements

    I find that LiveTV is now much smoother on the PCH than on the MVP. There are 2 second channel changes, the OSD doesn't have to run with the minimal OSD option, and some of the things that have caused me problems in the past (ie jumping to liveTV from the EPG while playing from the Video Library) just work like they are supposed to.

    Resume

    There is resume from the Recording menu popups and also an OSD resume from Video Library. No PCH limits like the last 10 files played or that the device must stay powered on.

    Audio

    Full background mp3 play as released in the last trial.

    PCH Integration

    With all of above, access to the PCH player for all non-mpeg files, including mkv, dvd, avi files, continue to be available directly from the GB-PVR menu.

    I hope to be be ready to release for public beta soon, maybe this weekend. For those of you who said you'd try component video this is a good time to get ready. For this version 1080i settings are preferred over 720p. If you have an SD TV, it took about a year, but now the MVP is 100% obsolete. There still is some work to do especially on h264 1080i video and very high bitrate mpeg files in general but it is running pretty well.

    Martin
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    Thumbs up

    Way cool...I'm looking forward to giving it a try.

    Thanks to both of you for all your work on this. It'll make a great combination even better.

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    This sounds great, but i have one question when you refer to mpeg file do you also refer to contrainers of mpeg files like .ts
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    Very good news! I wondered why things have been quiet around here lately.


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    Quote Originally Posted by imagn View Post
    This sounds great, but i have one question when you refer to mpeg file do you also refer to contrainers of mpeg files like .ts
    Yes it handles both mpeg-ts (.ts/.tp) and mpeg-ps (.mpg/.mpeg) files. Sub and I concentrated much more on better support for ts files though.

    Quote Originally Posted by pcostanza View Post
    Very good news! I wondered why things have been quiet around here lately.
    I wanted to give zehd a chance to catch up too and he made the most of it.

    Martin

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    I really am impressed. It almost makes me wish I was a tv/movie/etc watcher, but I'm not.
    I and my wife only use GBPVR to record some tv-series and watch them later (comskipped). For the rest we (my wife mostly) are old fashioned zappers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mvallevand View Post
    it took about a year, but now the MVP is 100% obsolete.
    Great work!
    Does Music Library 2 work on PCH, and does it have the same interactivity as on the MVP? E.g. adding tracks to an already playing queue without restarting the playlist?
    Pieter

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    Quote Originally Posted by pz1 View Post
    Great work!
    Does Music Library 2 work on PCH, and does it have the same interactivity as on the MVP? E.g. adding tracks to an already playing queue without restarting the playlist?
    Pieter
    I haven't looked at the changes that mvallevand and sub have made with audio, but I'm not sure if adding tracks to an existing playing queue will have any effect (like you can with the server or with the mvp).
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    The first audio change that I released a month ago should allow you to run ML/2 just like it does from the MVP. I use the Music plugin for testing this and queuing works fine.

    Martin

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    I'd also like to take the opportunity to thank both of you for what must be a big task of coordination and cooperation between the two platforms.


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