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March 2010 - Posts

  • StandbyHelper - 1.0.0.1

    1.0.0.1
    - Added SageTV recording monitoring (need to add more for HTPC use); requires Sage Webserver
    - Added Safe Applications; if app is running sleep will not trigger
    - Added idle count setting; iterations at "idle" before triggering sleep
    - Added single instance logic
    - Log level setting exposed in setting tool

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  • StandbyHelper

    StandbyHelper is a simple system tray application that provides sleep based operations on the PC.

    Features:

    • Close applications (entered in the "Standby" column) on standby
    • Optionally launch applications (entered in the "Resume" column) if "Standy" application was closed
    • Suggest/Force sleep based on user input idle time and system usage

    Standby suggest/force is not recommended for HTPC (esp. not the server) until I build some awareness in around recordings and playback (although both may work with the usage metrics).  I added this feature because my son always leaves a brower window open with a Flash player which keeps the machine from entering sleep modes.  Closing/resuming applications fine for HTPC use (this was the primary use case until the Flash player thing annoyed me enough to do something about it). 

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  • DVRMSToolbox 1.2.2.1 - Public Release

    Note this is the same as the R4 Early Access release.

    Version 1.2.2.1
    - Add MSAS and addin debug log options to settings tool
    - Add DeleteContextValue action
    - add option to process shows w/o artifacts when the FW starts
    - rework FW queueing model to only allow N (default is 5) instances of dvrmstompeg to run at a time
    - ProcessDirectory supports custom ext
    - Update todvrms to 1.0.1.4
    - Integrate SRTWriter filter (dumps SRT from US WTV files)
    - Add ChangeAffinity action
    - FW will create DTB public folders if they are missing
    - Fix bug when framerate is changed in VideoConverter
    - Update to custom Monogram 1.0.8.0 H.264 encoder that allows profile selection (MAIN is the default)
    - Add SetPreferredAudio action (for WTV only)
    - Add audio stream selection for WTV files in ConvertVideoFile (use SetPreferredAudio prior to ConvertVideoFile in the profile)
    - Additional error handling in FW
    - Fix "Suppress" persistence in the settings tool
    - Add VS.2008 runtime to installer
    - Fix can't uninstall bug when the DTBFWService is not installed (previous versions, run installutil on the dtbfwservice to install it before uninstalling)

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  • DH57JG (H57 mini-ITX) + Core i3-530 (Clarkdale) Review

    Should have posted the link to the review earlier, but I've been crazy busy lately.

    I have to admit that I've never been much of a SFF HTPC guy because of the trade-offs required; but other than PCI[e] slots there isn't anything missing from the DH57JG. 

    Now if only I could find a decent looking ITX case :)

    Posted Mar 13 2010, 04:47 PM by babgvant with no comments
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  • DVRMSToolbox 1.2.2.1 - Early Access Release (R4)

    This is an Early Access release.

    Version 1.2.2.1
    - Add MSAS and addin debug log options to settings tool
    - Add DeleteContextValue action
    - add option to process shows w/o artifacts when the FW starts
    - rework FW queueing model to only allow N (default is 5) instances of dvrmstompeg to run at a time
    - ProcessDirectory supports custom ext
    - Update todvrms to 1.0.1.4
    - Integrate SRTWriter filter (dumps SRT from US WTV files)
    - Add ChangeAffinity action
    - FW will create DTB public folders if they are missing
    - Fix bug when framerate is changed in VideoConverter
    - Update to custom Monogram 1.0.8.0 H.264 encoder that allows profile selection (MAIN is the default)
    - Add SetPreferredAudio action (for WTV only)
    - Add audio stream selection for WTV files in ConvertVideoFile (use SetPreferredAudio prior to ConvertVideoFile in the profile)
    - Additional error handling in FW
    Version 1.2.2.1
    - Add MSAS and addin debug log options to settings tool
    - Add DeleteContextValue action
    - add option to process shows w/o artifacts when the FW starts
    - rework FW queueing model to only allow N (default is 5) instances of dvrmstompeg to run at a time
    - ProcessDirectory supports custom ext
    - Update todvrms to 1.0.1.4
    - Integrate SRTWriter filter (dumps SRT from US WTV files)
    - Add ChangeAffinity action
    - FW will create DTB public folders if they are missing
    - Fix bug when framerate is changed in VideoConverter
    - Update to custom Monogram 1.0.8.0 H.264 encoder that allows profile selection (MAIN is the default)
    - Add SetPreferredAudio action (for WTV only)
    - Add audio stream selection for WTV files in ConvertVideoFile (use SetPreferredAudio prior to ConvertVideoFile in the profile)
    - Additional error handling in FW
    - Fix "Suppress" persistence in the settings tool
    - Add VS.2008 runtime to installer
    - Fix can't uninstall bug when the DTBFWService is not installed (previous versions, run installutil on the dtbfwservice to install it before uninstalling)

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