- Feb 26, 2001
SiliconDust's DVR guys are hoping to release an update next month that finally adds DRM to their DVR. I would say expect them to be late, but I do have hope...
You seem very knowledgeable about these issues. Let me ask you something.SiliconDust's DVR guys are hoping to release an update next month that finally adds DRM to their DVR. I would say expect them to be late, but I do have hope...
While we're having this conversation over the different behaviors of the VIEW and WMC software, I've been looking at my tuner "web-pages" accessible through either the Config or Setup apps. The HDHR-DVR software doesn't offer up the "Config" app -- only "HDHomeRun Setup." But those same web pages are available at the tuner IP address.re: disabling tuners.
The default behavior for the "View" apps is to manage all tuners in a "pool". The best answer is just to deselect in WMC the tuners you don't want used in WMC, since the View software dynamically assigns tuners- it won't use one currently in use (aka: locked) by WMC.
In Android under the Google Live Channels App, LC will only allow 1 tuner "source" per "live channel source", which means I get only one of my Connect devices(2 tuners) on a given Android TV device in that app, but the View app will see them all.
And SD's DVR has had DRM as a major milestone from the beginning, the only real question has ever been "when?".
I can only say that the problem seems gone, gone and Gone. For the good part of the last day or so, after "re-enabling" the tuners for what I THOUGHT was each client, I saw the wisdom of your suggestion to simply include or exclude individual tuner #'s within each HDHR' from the WMC setup screens.OOB Lock is related to validating your cable card. (USUALLY a weak or failed OOB Lock is due to low signal levels/ excessive splitting.)
If split signal levels being unbalanced is a problem, use even splitters with an appropriate low noise amplifier before the split.
If that is not the case, it would be something to put in a trouble ticket with SD for a possible hardware problem.
Stuttering could possibly be a MPEG-2 Decoding issue. For your Win10 machine, do you have VLC installed? I know for a while you needed a proper 32Bit MPEG-2 decoder, which most people got by installing the FREE 32 bit version VLC (the 64 bit version did not tie in to something somewhere). I keep a current version of VLC on my Win10 machine anyway (the setup in my signature) for other things....The HDHR front-end VIEW software experiences audio and video stuttering, delays in switching channels, and other manifestations (under Windows 10) while the desktop workstation (which is no slug by any means) has VIEW working with little access to any top-tier Premiums in our subscription.
So you're saying it might not be the graphics hardware of the laptop? It's not a big priority for that machine, as long as it dual-boots Windows 7 -- for now, anyway. I'll look into this decoder issue.Stuttering could possibly be a MPEG-2 Decoding issue. For your Win10 machine, do you have VLC installed? I know for a while you needed a proper 32Bit MPEG-2 decoder, which most people got by installing the FREE 32 bit version VLC (the 64 bit version did not tie in to something somewhere). I keep a current version of VLC on my Win10 machine anyway (the setup in my signature) for other things....
It doesn't have a problem playing back recordings of PBS and other unencrypted channels -- passing it from my server through my AP to the laptop. Then again, I might confirm that by trying it on Win 10, but I thought maybe I had. I just didn't like putting Windows Media Player into the configuration mix.correct, as it is possibly a software issue. The hardware you mentioned should be capable of playing MPEG-2 well if there is not too much else running at the same time.
The sluggishness was only noticeable with the C2D Penryn laptop. Even so, WMC on the same laptop shows no hesitation.I do not recommend using VLC to "watch", just as a means of acquiring the needed codecs.
As far as channel changes, I find the mouse wheel to be the fastest navigation available. (I know, not helpful on a trackpad) Entering a bad channel number does have the effect you note, but keep in mind that is a "search box" , the behavior is much better [not erroring out] on text (like show title or station name "PBS" or "KSAT" or "outer limits" for example.
I actually am not using SD's DVR, I only donated to their kickstarter to get some competition in the DVR space for all those burdened with pervasive DRM- I personally use Tablo for my DVR.. I suggest going to SD's forums for more detailed advice on that front. https://www.silicondust.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=119