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An update:

My MC seemed to be quite unreliable overall. It started life as a Vista MC and I upgraded to Win 7. In an effort to fix, I re-installed Win 7 from scratch and reloaded the ICE app. Now I no longer have this 'media center scheduler not yet available' problem. Mind you, I have lost pre-padding...

By the way, I have a theory about why MC was crashing every two to three days. I SUSPECT that my Panasonic plasma screen was overwhelming the system with spurious IR "commands" and that after a while MC just 'threw in the towel' and collapsed. I've now relocated the IR receiver to a 'shaded' position and am hopeful for better reliability.

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Windows Vista Media Center / Re: Padding not working
« on: January 15, 2010, 09:55:20 AM »
Mine has lost pre-padding now as well (3.0.0.7). Very odd that it should idsappear after some period of time. Maybe a transaction or log file has overflowed...

Keenly waiting for 3.0.0.8...

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I spoke to the (helpful as usual) tech support staff on Saturday.

Seems that this situation is caused by a MC error that is not 'well handled' by the Ice app. There is (apparently) a new version of the W7 MCE Ice app due in the next day or so that is supposed to address the issue.

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Same problem here -- not sure exactly when it started, but a complete de-installation and removal of all registry entries has not fixed it...

Keen for a solution -- will call tech support on Monday if I can't find something before then.

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Baahhh -- it's not even the PROPER pre-race show anyway. Bring us the Brundle grid walk. (But thanks for the live coverage. After 28 years watching GPs on TV, it's a nice development.)

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Topfield / IceBox 1 for sale
« on: June 01, 2007, 01:20:46 PM »

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Topfield / Re: Problem caused by 'server load' issues?
« on: March 13, 2007, 02:13:56 PM »
Righto. That should be fine then. I had a curious problem where this glitch coincided with some TAP conflicts that only emeged after a power failure on Sunday night. Just making sure I figured out what caused what!

Thanks.

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Topfield / Re: Problem caused by 'server load' issues?
« on: March 13, 2007, 09:33:21 AM »
Hi, Daniel,

When was this fixed? What exactly got fixed? (I've been having this problem last night and this morning. I'm at work now but I'll check again tonight to see if the download has gone OK.)

Thanks.

Richard.

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Topfield / Problem caused by 'server load' issues?
« on: March 13, 2007, 08:24:58 AM »
My ICE BOX 1 is producing fetch logs like this:

Topfield connection OK
Free space is 10473472 kiB
Removing old files
Preparing to load data from server
Retrieved data from server
Transferred (/tmp/ice/20070313_20070312212310_EPG_CACHE) to Topfield (\ICE)
Failed to transfer (/tmp/ice/20070314_20070312212310_EPG_CACHE) to Topfield (\ICE)
Failed to process data from server
Fetch failed

Is this caused by the 'server load issues' currently flagged on the service status box?

If so, is there an ETA for fixing the server?

Richard.

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Topfield / Re: Disabling the ice_epg_loader tap
« on: August 07, 2006, 11:38:16 AM »
So let me just get this straight... Sorry to labour the point.

The ICE TAP is not involved in retrieving the ICE data over the Internet. The data files are fetched by the ICE Router (I have the Netgear version) which 'inserts' them into the Toppy when scheduled. The ICE TAP simply takes the data from ICE-format files and puts it into EIT files that the Toppy would use to display EPG data.

But if I use JustEPG (which I do), then I don't need to load the ICE data into the EIT files, and so I don't need the pesky ICE TAP that won't let my hard drive spin down.

So if I take one of the steps mentioned earlier (replacing the ICE TAP file with an empty file of same name), then:

1) the ICE TAP won't run, so the HDD will be able to spin down;
2) the ICE router will think the ICE TAP is already loaded and won't reload it into the Toppy
3) and as a JustEPG user, I won't notice the absence of ICE data in the EIT files anyway (assuming I set up JustEPG to read ICE files not EIT files).

Have I understood correctly?

Richard.

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IceTV EPG Content / Re: Formula 1 - Canadian Grand Prix
« on: June 26, 2006, 10:53:50 AM »
Canadian GP recorded 100% fine for me using ICE data. Got everything from start to finish (5 min pad at start and 20 minute pad at end added by JustEPG).

Sorry you missed some of it. Not a great race.

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Topfield / Firmware for ASUS router (wifi bridge)?
« on: April 25, 2006, 01:06:03 PM »
If I already have a suitable ASUS router, can I download the ICE firmware and install (as was possible with the Netgear WGT634U)?

Richard.

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Topfield / Re: Padding and overlap
« on: February 06, 2006, 04:55:17 PM »
I've now had some time to experiment with this issue.

My ICE-enabled Toppy handles this situation the right way: the padding is only added to the second program of the two. Both are recorded and separate files are generated for playback.

R.

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Topfield / Re: Firmware Update
« on: February 01, 2006, 11:59:07 PM »
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My WGT634U arrived in the post this morning. I hope to flash it to ICE firmware this evening.

The current firmware on the 'downloads' page is 200507131500. Is that what I should flash with? Or should I use 200512291545 (referenced in Daniel's post)? If so, where do I get it?

Thanks,

Richard.

I also emailed this question to "support". Daniel answered (fast, thanks) and explained that updates are available 'on line' when the bridge is running.

For the record, I flashed my WGT634U this evening, followed the instructions, and all is installed and working.

Richard.

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Topfield / Padding and overlap
« on: February 01, 2006, 11:53:50 PM »
I understand that Toppies don't like overlapping recordings on the same channel. I believe that if I manually set to record program A on channel X from 2030 to 2145 (allowing a 15 minute 'manual' pad) and program B on channel X from 2130 to 2245, then program B won't be recorded. (Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.)

So what happens if I use the ICE EPG to set recording for program A on chanel X from 2030 to 2129, and program B on channel X from 2130 to 2229, and I have set up ICE for 15 minute padding?

Will ICE add the padding to A?

Will B be recorded? Will ICE figure out that I want A and B and just add padding to B? Will they both get padded?

Richard.

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