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May 2008 - Posts

  • DVRMSToolbox For Vista 1.2.1.3 - EA Release (R3)

    This is Early Access software. 

    Version 1.2.1.3
    - Added output file context to ConvertWithGraph
    - Removed file detection method added in 1.2.1.0
    - DVD bookmarking method updated if PropPage.dll is registered
    - Changed the FW to support alternate file extensions (multiple ext can be used)
    - Fixed a bug in GetVideoInfo action (introduced in 1.2.1.3)
    - Force creation of FWLogs folder
    - Better logging from FW

    x86 | x64 | Source

     

     

  • DVRMSToolbox For Vista 1.2.1.3 - EA Release (R2)

    This is Early Access software. 

    Version 1.2.1.3
    - Added output file context to ConvertWithGraph
    - Removed file detection method added in 1.2.1.0
    - DVD bookmarking method updated if PropPage.dll is registered
    - Changed the FW to support alternate file extensions (multiple ext can be used)
    - Fixed a bug in GetVideoInfo action (introduced in 1.2.1.3)

    x86 | x64 | Source

  • DVRMStoWMVHD 1.0.0.8 (EA Release)

     1.0.0.8 (Early Access)
        - Altered -t default to find title with the most chapters (assuming it is the main title)
        - Added code to find the error message text

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  • DVRMSToolbox For Vista 1.2.1.3 - EA Release

    This is Early Access software. 

    Version 1.2.1.3
    - Added output file context to ConvertWithGraph
    - Removed file detection method added in 1.2.1.0
    - DVD bookmarking method updated if PropPage.dll is registered

    x86 | x64 | Source 

  • DVRMStoWMVHD - 1.0.0.7 (EA)

    This is Early Access Software. 

     1.0.0.7
        - Added VIDEO_TS conversion
        - Added -t to specify DVD title that will be converted.  Defaults to 1.

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  • WMC and DVD bookmarks

    I've often wondered why WMC doesn't support per disc bookmarking, in the past I assumed it was a limitation of the DVD Navigator (directshow filter used to control playback).  But while I was looking through the Platform SDK the other day, I found a sample application that demonstrates how to persist the bookmarks to disc (using IDvdState).  Given that at least one person at MS knows how to do this, I wonder why it's not included in the feature set.  If someone in the know would care to comment (either here or privately), I'd love to know the answer.

    Being curious about how/where WMC stores its bookmarks, I did a little sniffing and found HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Multimedia\DVD, DVD.bookmark. 

    I haven't been able to figure out how to turn it into an IDvdState yet, but if I do it should be possible to turn the clunky dvd bookmarking that DTB provides into something much more seemless :)

  • RemoteProcessRequest explained

    RemoteProcessRequest is a new action in the 1.2.1.2 rev of DTB and makes it possible for one PC to request another PC process a file.  The idea behind this action is to off load the CPU time to another PC, so the MC can do other things (including nothing, keeping the HTPC cool).

    It's important to keep in mind that the file paths are relative to the processing PC, not the requesting PC, so they will need to be adjusted (at the very least the path to the file being processed will need to be "UNC'd" for the processing PC to find it).

    Personally, I use a profile that executes the WOL action to wakeup the remote PC, executes ChangContextValue using a regex to UNC the path (from d:\Recorded TV\file.dvr-ms to \\mymediacenter\recorded tv\file.dvr-ms), then executes RemoteProcessRequest to execute the desired profile remotely.

  • DVRMSToolbox 1.2.1.2 Public Release

    No changes v. the R3 Early Access release. 

    1.2.1.2

    - Fixed a bug in FixDVRMSDuration action where allowed variance was not configurable
    - Added Toggle Zoom feature to addin (Ctrl-Shift-Z)
    - Added Terminate addin to the settings GUI
    - Added AutoZoom feature
    - Changed cbrPPC.prx to output 320x240
    - Added GetVideoInfo action gets and writes resolution information to vih files
    - Modified FW to cleanup vih files
    - Added ConvertWithDVRMStoWMVHD action to advanced actions
    - Fix timezone issue in ChangeRecordedDate
    - SA 0.9.6
    - Comskip 0.79.129
    - Add WakeOnLan action
    - Fixed a bug in the settings tool where custom context values could not be selected
    - Added CommercialFile context value, points to commercial xml file, populated by FindCommercials
    - Added RemoteProcessRequest action
    - Changed FW Job server to listen on a configurable Tcp port for remote processing requests
    - Added ProcessProfile setting to MC Addin settings (forces a specific profile to be used when executing from the MC addin)
    - Added "WM/WMRVContentProtected" to the list of tags to copy into spliced dvr-ms files
    - Added PropPage detection for addin usage
    - Added ForwardOnly mode to the addin

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  • Does Too

     

    Every so often I come across the assertion that PC’s don’t belong in the living room, usually as an argument for extender type devices.  Speaking as someone who’s had a PC in my A/V cabinet for years, I really don’t understand the basis for this. 

    While there is certainly a class of PC that doesn’t belong; pretty much anything that glows (HD and power LEDs are ok), or sounds like a vacuum cleaner shouldn’t be there.  If properly attired there’s no reason why a PC can’t fit in nicely with the other A/V equipment from both a form factor and noise perspective.    

    I see extenders more as devices to use in places where a PC’s cost/benefit doesn’t measure up; connected to a SD TV for example.  With the exception of OCUR, the PC’s flexibility and capability blow away what you can do with an extender.

    Posted May 07 2008, 07:33 PM by babgvant with 1 comment(s)
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  • ToDvrms - 1.0.0.1

    Uploaded an updated rev 

    1.0.0.1

    - added m arg optional, write WM/MediaIsMovie tag to output file
    - added g arg optional, path to a grf file that contains encoder (or other filters) that should be used for the conversion process

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  • ToDvrms

    ToDvrms converts files to dvr-ms.

    syntax: todvrms.exe filetoconvert.xxx newdvrms.dvr-ms 

    developed for mpg/vob, but other formats may work.

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  • DVRMStoWMVHD - 1.0.0.5

    1.0.0.5
    • Fixed support for -c option (using -c means the dvr-ms file doesn't need to be spliced pre-conversion)
    • Added -w to set how often status is reported
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