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Sleep/wake issue when in MBC with serverwmc and maybe codecs

Serverwmc Codecs Sleep Black screen

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#1 pd veeps OFFLINE  

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 11:18 AM

So I am having some sleep wake issues when sleeping the pc from media browser classic. I found a few root causes and hoping someone can help.

I kept getting a black wmc screen so whenever I woke the pc so....

1) I uninstalled the display driver but kept the current catalyst control center. Then I let windows auto detect. Now it shows a version from 4/3/13. I think it says 12.1. Not exactly sure because I'm at work and not home right now. So I did this and also played with regular sleep, not hybrid sleep. It would sleep and wake fine when sleeping from live tv playing, the guide screen, or the main WMC screen.

2) Then I tried sleep from the media browser classic screen. Slept fine, but I was not able to access my tuners after wake. Even the hdhomerun software wouldn't detect the tuners. I had to restart the pc to access the tuners again. I found this to be the wmcserver plugin. I had this issue before but reinstalled it recently thinking the problem was something else. So I uninstalled wmcserver and it's plugin in media browser server and that issue is solved. No more tuner errors on sleep/wake from media browser classic.

3) lastly I tried sleep/wake from media browser classic while playing a movie or show. Sleeps fine but wakes to a black screen, but I can hear navigation sounds if I press keys on the remote. If I press live tv, live tv plays and everything works fine. So now I think I need to find a better codec pack or settings. I'm using shark007 but maybe I need to deviate away from shark codecs.

What does everyone recommend for codecs?

Anyone else using serverwmc and having it freeze or lock up tuners?

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 11:21 AM

Basically, you can't sleep a machine running WMC and have it wake back up reliably.

 

I use a tool called MCEStandby Tool to automatically shut down WMC on sleep and bring it back up on wake.



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Posted 06 February 2014 - 11:26 AM

Basically, you can't sleep a machine running WMC and have it wake back up reliably.

I use a tool called MCEStandby Tool to automatically shut down WMC on sleep and bring it back up on wake.


Does mcestandy work on windows 7 64bit?

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 11:38 AM

My HTPCs are x86 but I'm pretty sure it works on x64 too.







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