Discussion in 'Microsoft Windows' started by TheCrow, Sep 28, 2005.
Thanks for that
NVIDIA 7800 Support.......FINALLY...!!!!!
I don't suppose this addresses roll up 2 and live tv judder with the purevideo codec?
Not used rollup 2 myself but it does say "Support for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 Update 2" on nVidias Release Highlights
Corrent me if I am wrong but the nvidia codec is totally seperate from the nvidai gcard drivers as windvd codec works fine with rollup 2.
Can I ask which version of windvd are you using with MCE?
I have tried 6 and 7 and both give me transport problems with Live TV.
I wouldn't say you were wrong, but as the software and hardware components have an intrinsical inter-relationship, I would not call them totally separate....
Well if the Windvd codec works and the nvidia codec doesnt that indicates to me that they are seperate. If your thinking of the pure video technology this is a combination of the codec and the gcard however the software part can be disabled via unticking the box for hardware decoding or simply using another decoder such as windvd.
So it would be impossible that a change in the graphics card drivers would fix the incompatibility between nvidia dvd codec and roll up 2?
Yep sorry to say Lisa, if no codecs worked then I would say it would be possible.
I use this codec also even though I have an ATI card and will not upgrade until nvidia fix it because its the best IMO
Well, seeing as I had a new sound card, new nvidia drivers, and roll up 2 to install I went for a clean install (only 2 hours this time, it's getting quicker..) and my set up is working lovely with roll up 2, new nvidia driver and nvidia dvd codec.... not sure what that means, except I am happy that it all works (for the moment)!
Does S3 stanby work properly with rollup 2 . I have heard on other forums that it stops S3 working properly i.e. half the time it wont come back out of S3 and record
I just installed my new 6600 and installed the latest driver and got the juddery live TV. Change the codec to PowerDVD and it is fine.
Looks like I'll have to do a new install (yet again!)
Lisa, what order did you do the installs in? Card drivers then Purevideo Codec or vice versa?
Funny you should say that.... came down this morning and it was not in standby, I tried to put it in standby manually, and it went in then out again straight away... grrr
MCE, mobo drivers, sound drivers, graphics drivers, anti-virus, windows updates, rollup 2, tv card drivers, nvidia dvd codec, then all the other stuff....
There is a reg patch that I applied to allow USB S3 standby maybe rollup 2 has overwritten it ?
If you havent installed the reg patch then I am out of ideas.
Another reinstall come on then lisa tell us the total amount of times you have reinstalled your MCE pc maybe you have the forum record ?
Means as your happy with everything now why not try out ghost..............turn to the dark side you know you want to
What's the reg patch.... I don't think I had it installed, I could give it a go though..
I was waiting for this.... however in this case as I had changed my sound card, so I wouldn't have wanted to use the ghost image with all the drivers for the onboard sound which I have now disabled...
I found the link on greenbutton it appears to be down at the moment though.
I can't recall what it does but it actually got my pc going in and out of S3 via button press on remote perfectly.
Ok, thanks, I will look it up later...
Thanks, looks like I'm in for a busy weekend!
The Reg patch is as follows:
As always, back up the registry beforehand.
The registry patch allows the remote to bring system out of S3 standby .
However if MCE was installed with the bios not set to S3 it will need further tweaking
You need to run a utility called dumppo.exe , this allows you to change the default standby from S1 to S3 . The instructions are perfect on a thread on thegreenbutton - but its down at the moment
When greenbutton is back up will post a link to the thread
This is the link on greenbutton http://www.thegreenbutton.com/community/shwmessage.aspx?ForumID=50&MessageID=89473
However site is still down at the moment
That is really cool.... I added those entries to the registry, now the PC will go into and out of standby, by pressing the pc power button on the Microsoft keyboard. AND - it goes completely silent, unlike before when some fans were still active.
Wonder if it will still record scheduled tv, will test that later but thanks for that info, very clever
If you still had fans and the hard drive whirring when you previously went into standby then you were only going into S1 standby. Now you are going into S3 standby which means that all devices are powered down and a small trickle charge is left running through the processor to enable it to wake up for scheduled events.
Oh I see - very interesting, now I know what those settings in the BIOS mean... S3 is better
I just acquired the 'flashing' screen problem when trying to watch a Catherine Tate DVD - did some google research and changing the interlacing settings in the nvidia dvd decoder from smart to auto, seems to have fixed it
Welcome to S3
Yes it will come out of stnadby to record live TV etc I use it all the time.
What I will say though is give it an occasional reboot as it tends to become sluggish after a while or in and out of S3.
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