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    Super Moderator. If my typing sucks it's probably because I'm driving.... turbocad6's Avatar
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    o.k, played with this alot today.... I did the directx update... I had the latest one...

    I upgraded my video driver to the latest available from dell... said to resolve several issues, but didn't specify what...

    when I play the videos in media center all is fine... no hesitation or stuttering cpu between 54-68% load... always advances to next & basically works fine..almost never reaches anything close to 100% load... I can multitask even & have no problems... the system works perfect in media center

    when I play the videos in mobile impact the cpu reaches 98-100% & basically runs there.... she sometimes stutters & sometimes locks when it should advance to the next track.... attempting to multitask almost always crashes mi on my system... I did get a runtime error "5", but only once when I was switching back & forth from full screen

    I then turned down the color from 32 bit to 16 bit & it seemed to help slightly.... I also turned hardware exceleration all the way down & this may have helped a little too... but even after all this it still runs quickly up to 90% & better, & still reaches 100% load ofen & is still prone to the freezing

    any idea why it would use much more resorces in mi than media center?

    I think the video is 64 mb shared & total system memory is only 512... do you think it would help to add a gig of ram? I planned on doing a ram upgrade when the system is all buttoned up anyway.... think I'll look for this now


    last thing, not to sure if it's related, but I've been having windows write errors & there have been a couple of times that my media either seemed to be corrupted or not there.... a restart straightens it out & so far I've only seen this in mi, but i'm not sure if it's related or a hardrive overheat or just a power issue to the hardrive... I had this thing going almost all day today & the battery got a little low a few times, but I saw these write errors yeasterday too...

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    ive done a little searching. i love this program but i dont see any support for fm radio ...if i can add fm to this maybe with a tv tuner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by turbocad6
    o.k, played with this alot today.... I did the directx update... I had the latest one...

    I upgraded my video driver to the latest available from dell... said to resolve several issues, but didn't specify what...

    when I play the videos in media center all is fine... no hesitation or stuttering cpu between 54-68% load... always advances to next & basically works fine..almost never reaches anything close to 100% load... I can multitask even & have no problems... the system works perfect in media center

    when I play the videos in mobile impact the cpu reaches 98-100% & basically runs there.... she sometimes stutters & sometimes locks when it should advance to the next track.... attempting to multitask almost always crashes mi on my system... I did get a runtime error "5", but only once when I was switching back & forth from full screen

    I then turned down the color from 32 bit to 16 bit & it seemed to help slightly.... I also turned hardware exceleration all the way down & this may have helped a little too... but even after all this it still runs quickly up to 90% & better, & still reaches 100% load ofen & is still prone to the freezing

    any idea why it would use much more resorces in mi than media center?

    I think the video is 64 mb shared & total system memory is only 512... do you think it would help to add a gig of ram? I planned on doing a ram upgrade when the system is all buttoned up anyway.... think I'll look for this now


    last thing, not to sure if it's related, but I've been having windows write errors & there have been a couple of times that my media either seemed to be corrupted or not there.... a restart straightens it out & so far I've only seen this in mi, but i'm not sure if it's related or a hardrive overheat or just a power issue to the hardrive... I had this thing going almost all day today & the battery got a little low a few times, but I saw these write errors yeasterday too...
    Im sorry to say, but I am an IT Professional with about 13 years of working with computers under my belt and what your describing sounds like a hard drive that is about to go terminally bad. Unfortunately laptop hard drives start to go bad out of the blue for no reason. Sometimes all it takes is closing the lid too hard. This would cause everything that your describing. Does your dell have a self hard drive test in the bios? Hopefully your system is under warrany. Whenever you have write errors, this is a sure sign that your hard drive is developing bad sectors. Good luck with it!
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    this write error wasn't the laptop drive, it was the 500gig 3.5"usb drive..... I have nailed the problems down to two..... one is that I was overheating the drive by having my heat cranking... hd is in the center console...... drive was burning hot.... whole center console was heat soaked.... that gave me write errors as the hardrive got so hot that it stoped working correctly...

    second write issue was when I left the car running on remote start.... then timed out... I have it set up so the pc stays powered indefinately at this point... after a while the opus went into protection mode with low voltage & killed power to the external drive.... but the pc was still running on it's own battery... this caused write error...

    none of these issues have anything to do with the issue I'm having with mi though.... with the car running & the heat all diverted to the defrost.... I still have this issue.... which is basically that the processor uses 100% while running videos in mi..... in media center she runs 50-60% average.... with all the exact same every thing else.... even running the same video...

    heres 2 screenshots. 1 with mi & one with mc.... you'll see that in mi the processor goes 100% & stays there while running video.... you see that the graph is pinned at 100% constantly.... you'll see also that the graph is pretty centered while running video in mc & never approaches the top (100%)

    sorry to post all this here... feel free to delete these posts or move to it's own thread if you want, but I really appreciate all the help so far... if I could get mi to run in my car like mc I'd be one happy dude.... this front end is great...
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    ....and btw the new split screen that you did vertical works great... what would really be sweet would be if when the screen is split, if it had the ability to show the playlist on the primary display as well.... just wishful thinking really

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbocad6
    ....and btw the new split screen that you did vertical works great... what would really be sweet would be if when the screen is split, if it had the ability to show the playlist on the primary display as well.... just wishful thinking really
    Glad you like it! Ok, Ive been playing around with it, and I tried to recreate the problem that your describing and so far I have only been able to get the Taskmanager to spike at 78% while playing avi files at full size (800x600) with the GPS open and running in the background. In fact I tried it on a laptop with a P3 1000 cpu with 256 Mb ram running the videos off of the internal 20 gig hard drive. It never locked up and never gave me any problems. I ran it for at least an hour or so. I tried the same thing with the same videos on my development system and I did notice peculiar however. When I played around with it on my development system, The whole program was totally crashing whenever I went to switch to the next avi file.

    I have this program that converts DVD movies into an avi file that is small enough to fit on my 256Mb SD memory card chip, so that I can play the avi file on my Palm PDA. I just installed a new version of this program 2 days ago on my development machine and the newest version installs the microsoft codec instead of the earlier Xvid Mpeg4 codec that I used to originally create these avi files with, and that came included with the earlier version of this program. When I played other avi and mpg files on my development system, I had absolutely no problems, I only had problems when I played these particular Xvid files. To further test it, I uninstalled the Xvid codec completely, then reinstalled it fresh and it eliminated the problem with the small size and the mini bar mode size, but when at full size (800x600) it still crashes the program. Again it only crashes with these Xvid video's and only my development system. I tried these exact same videos on the laptop I tested for an hour or so and it didnt have a problem once.

    Can you send me or tell me where I can get ahold of these videos that you are using? I want to put them through the ringer and see if they require a goofy codec like my Xvids do. Let me know and I hope this helps.
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    so red. is there any support for fm radio with your program...what about tv?
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    Quote Originally Posted by EsKALad
    so red. is there any support for fm radio with your program...what about tv?
    Sorry not at this time. So far I have not found an Fm Radio tuner that worth anything. My car computer has an FM radio built into it as it is a Multimedia PC, but the reception on the FM radio is completely and totally atrocious, as what I have heard about alot of other cards. Sure I could go out and buy one of those TV/Radio cards from ebay for less than 20 bucks, but Im sure that it would be a waste of my time. The regular car tuner is still king in this arena. But wouldnt it be cool to do away with it? Oh well, Im sure it will just be a matter of time before one comes out.
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    I'll upload a few videos to my site & send you a link..... it does this with all of my video files.... but they are all from one source so ?????

    what artists do you like

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    turbocad whats the status on those skins ur making? the cadillac one
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