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I usually just unzip it to the folder, and overwrite the old files. No need to delete, anything. And all my settings, remain.

Ok, thanks, I’ll give that a go. (I was deleting the original folder so I could easily restore it if there was a problem.)

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ShoutingMan

Going backwards in electron versions i am guessing you will probably lose some things of that nature.

Hopefully this gets fixed soon, then.

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I usually just unzip it to the folder, and overwrite the old files. No need to delete, anything. And all my settings, remain.

 

That doesn't work. I still lose all my settings.

 

Am I not supposed to copy over everything? Are there user preferences in the electron folders and files that I shouldn't replace?

C:\Users\USER\AppData\Roaming\Emby-Theater\system\x64\electron

C:\Users\USER\AppData\Roaming\Emby-Theater\system\x64\electron\resources

C:\Users\USER\AppData\Roaming\Emby-Theater\system\x64\electron\locales

 

Because the downloaded older Electron replaces all files in those folders.

 

Thanks.

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Luke

Going backwards it's possible there's a change in election data storage that the older version can't deal with and that's why you lose settings.

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In any case, I've downgraded to Electron 1.8.7, which fixes the white-line problem of the current Electron. The UI is less smooth after to reverting. Hopefully this gets fixed sooner than later.

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MPV wasn't updated, so it's curious why there would be a change. Possibly a small glitch. Try a clean install.

 

Well, now I have a complety new Windows Box on my TV, instead of AMD based it's Intel based.

 

Clean Windows 10 Home, new install of ET 3.0.1.

I'm not using rate changing, so no borders.

 

But there are still these little audio drops.

 

Watched a TV episode, 40 mins, AC3 5.1 passthrough, I've noticed it twice.

Watched a movie later, AC3 5.1 passthrough, nearly 2 hours, I noticed none.

 

So it comes and goes, but there were never any before 3.0.1.

 

Ciao, Alfred

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Well, now I have a complety new Windows Box on my TV, instead of AMD based it's Intel based.

 

Clean Windows 10 Home, new install of ET 3.0.1.

I'm not using rate changing, so no borders.

 

But there are still these little audio drops.

 

Watched a TV episode, 40 mins, AC3 5.1 passthrough, I've noticed it twice.

Watched a movie later, AC3 5.1 passthrough, nearly 2 hours, I noticed none.

 

So it comes and goes, but there were never any before 3.0.1.

 

Ciao, Alfred

 

You could try using the last mpv release. If you still have the same issue, you may want to check your cables and/or receiver. If using the last release fixes it, you could try the latest mpv build.

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PrincessClevage

Does any one still have this banding issue? My setup still has the issue and I have been waiting for stable release to update with a fix.

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Does any one still have this banding issue? My setup still has the issue and I have been waiting for stable release to update with a fix.

 

Yeah, it's still here.

 

I've disabled frame rate switching but with my new tv box, if it is switched on (it's only sleeping) before the TV is on, it uses an other screen mode (even with same resolution) then when the TV is ready.

So there is a screen mode switching which leads to the the known problem on the right/down side, when playing a video.

 

I've also noticed when starting ET, not sure if before or after login, you can see the desktop background for a short moment on the top of the screen.

 

It seems, the window is "jumping around" on some events.

 

Ciao, Alfred

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Just to report that I also have this problem as well. See this on 3.0.1 for both NUC Skull Canyon and Hades Canyon Windows 10 1803. Same issue with the guys here that the tiny length of pixels on the right and bottom is corrupted until I minimize and maximize it back. I am also using framerate refresh. Back to 2.9.6 is fine, remaining there until this is fixed, thanks.

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I also noticed this artifact after upgrading to ET 3.0.1. It's definitely due to Electron 2.x but in my case (and maybe others) it only occurs after I wake up my NUC from sleep mode. I have tried my NUC on different TV's and I get different results on different models. On Samsung and LG the problem occurs but on a really old Insignia no problems at all.

 

Also when I wake up the NUC from sleep mode on the LG and Samsung the taskbar become visible.

 

The fix for me is to start Emby Theatre then click the square window button (upper right) and put ET into window mode then click it again and put it back into full screen mode. After I do this I never see the taskbar when I wake up my NUC and I never get small gap around MPV when I play a video.

 

It seems starting ET in full screen mode isn't really full screen since I get different behavior by flipping it into window mode/full screen after starting ET.

 

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Does anyone know what the Hotkey is to toggle windows/full screen mode in ET? If I knew this I could use AutoHotKey to start Emby and automatically flip it between window and full screen mode.

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Happen also on Win7 since a long time (and with old version of ET). It's one of the thing that is fixed by adding an automatic minimize/maximize in the lua script.

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Still happens on Electron 2.0.4. 

It also only seems to occur when you connect the PC to an HDCP capable display and only after waking the computer from sleep mode.

If I use a really old TV or a computer monitor everything works perfectly.

This seems to be a known problem with Microsoft Windows not resizing the display properly or having other issues after waking the PC when connected to an HDCP display.

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Happen also on Win7 since a long time (and with old version of ET). It's one of the thing that is fixed by adding an automatic minimize/maximize in the lua script.

 

How do you add an automatic minimize/maximize in the lua script?

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I also noticed this artifact after upgrading to ET 3.0.1. It's definitely due to Electron 2.x but in my case (and maybe others) it only occurs after I wake up my NUC from sleep mode. I have tried my NUC on different TV's and I get different results on different models. On Samsung and LG the problem occurs but on a really old Insignia no problems at all.

 

Happens for me also, when I wake up my HTPC, but only, if it starts before the tv is switched on.

This is because the Intel gfx chip seems to use a different screen mode (that can be adjusted in the registry), if there is no monitor connected (or tv still off) when starting up and then switches screen mode when tv is ready.

This leads to the same as switching refresh rate when ET is running and so you get the gap at right/bottom.

 

For me it works, if I first switch on tv, then wake up pc -> no gaps.

Give it a try, might work for you too.

 

With my AMD based htpc this was not a problem, it seemed to already use the right screen mode when turned on, even when the tv was still off.

 

Ciao, Alfred

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Happen also on Win7 since a long time (and with old version of ET). It's one of the thing that is fixed by adding an automatic minimize/maximize in the lua script.

 

Do you really mean the small (only a few pixel) gap on right/bottom of screen or do you mean ET has smaller window when pc wakes up?

 

The latter is caused by the Intel gfx card using a (normally) 1024x768 dummy screen mode if display is not recognized (e.g. still switched off), so ET changes it size for full screen, but then display is on, full hd, but ET doesn't change it's "full screen" size and stays on left upper corner. This can be "fixed" by minimize/maximize ET.

 

Or, if you prefer a permanent fix, go to the registry and change the resolution of the dummy display to the resolution of the real display.

 

Ciao, Alfred

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Happens for me also, when I wake up my HTPC, but only, if it starts before the tv is switched on.

This is because the Intel gfx chip seems to use a different screen mode (that can be adjusted in the registry), if there is no monitor connected (or tv still off) when starting up and then switches screen mode when tv is ready.

This leads to the same as switching refresh rate when ET is running and so you get the gap at right/bottom.

 

For me it works, if I first switch on tv, then wake up pc -> no gaps.

Give it a try, might work for you too.

 

With my AMD based htpc this was not a problem, it seemed to already use the right screen mode when turned on, even when the tv was still off.

 

Ciao, Alfred

On my NUC6CAYH I had a lot of problems with appsgetting resized into a 1024x768 screen if the TV was powered off when I woke up the NUC. I fixed it by editing the NOEDID graphics profile in the registry and changed the resolution to match my TV.  Unfortunately powering on the TV first still doesn't resolve the issue with the gap running Electron 2.x. My fix for now is to go back to Electron 1.x.

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stettler

How do you add an automatic minimize/maximize in the lua script?

 

I don't know how it is now. But the original script was using the "nircmdc" utility to set refresh rate. I modified that script to call nircmdc with the "min" argument and then call it again with the "max" argument. I was not sure how to find the right windows to minimize/maximize so I was just doing it on the one with "Emby" in the title. The function was something like that:

  _global.utils.subprocess({    ["cancellable"] 
= false,    ["args"] = 
{     [1] = 
_global.options["nircmdc"],     [2] = 
"win",     [3] = 
"min",     [4] = 
"stitle",     [5] = 
"Emby"    }   })
   _global.utils.subprocess({    ["cancellable"] 
= false,    ["args"] = 
{     [1] = 
_global.options["nircmdc"],     [2] = 
"win",     [3] = 
"max",     [4] = 
"stitle",     [5] = 
"Emby"    }   })
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Do you really mean the small (only a few pixel) gap on right/bottom of screen or do you mean ET has smaller window when pc wakes up?

 

The latter is caused by the Intel gfx card using a (normally) 1024x768 dummy screen mode if display is not recognized (e.g. still switched off), so ET changes it size for full screen, but then display is on, full hd, but ET doesn't change it's "full screen" size and stays on left upper corner. This can be "fixed" by minimize/maximize ET.

 

Or, if you prefer a permanent fix, go to the registry and change the resolution of the dummy display to the resolution of the real display.

 

Ciao, Alfred

 

Yes, I really mean the few pixel width line that is at the bottom and right side of the Windows. That happen sometime because the Windows isn't really in full screen anymore. That problem was already happening, at least with Win7, on version of ET from last year or even earlier.

 

Naturally, the minimize/maximize also fix the wrong size of the Windows after the TV was turned off/on. If you don't want to mess with Windows default resolution in the registery, you can just put a dummy VGA dongle in one of the graphic card output so that it will think there is always something connected to it. (or use a monitor instead of a TV: they always advertise the resolution even when turned off) That problem wasn't happening with graphic card that had a VGA output because they weren't providing any kind of plug-and-play so Windows wasn't expecting it.

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It's a different program, now. It was written for emby.

 

 

Yeah I know but I never looked into it: Remember when ET couldn't upgrade itself automatically and we had to do it manually? My system has never been soo stable since it was stuck into that version so I never upgraded it ;)

 

Anyway, if the new method is using something else to set refresh rate, nothing prevent you to also use nircmdc in the script if want to.

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