View Poll Results: While Using the DFX skin, do you use the RRMedia database for your music?

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Thread: DFX 5.1.2 Released [ Updated 04-02-12 ]

  1. #2001
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    Quote Originally Posted by nhra no 2 View Post
    Blue, so you are saying that the skin.ini is corrupt? If yes, how do I get it back? I tried to reinstall DFX and its still blank. How do I prevent this?. Also is there a problem with DFX and some computers that use hibernation? With my two carputers, it seems over a period of over several months that when using the DFX skin (I prefer to shutdown in hibrination) , it starts to run a little odd or stops RR from running at all (locks up). And then all I can do is switch to Carwings till I can reinstall DFX.
    Yes, it sounds like your skin.ini is corrupt. If it's still empty after a reinstall of DFX, you should delete it and then reinstall DFX. I'm guessing that the reinstall of DFX isn't overwriting the existing skin.ini in order to protect your settings. Of course, you'll have to reconfigure your menus, etc. after your reinstall because you're starting with a new skin.ini. The skin.ini can become corrupted due to improper shutdowns while DFX running. For that reason, you should keep a backup of it somewhere so you can drop it back in if necessary.

    I use hibernation all the time and it has never been issue. How are you hibernating? Are you sure hibernation is fully completing before power shuts off?

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    In the 12-27-2011 skin update, there was a skin.ini auto backup/restore feature added to help prevent this issue. Backups would be found in the "!SkinIniBackup" skin folder.
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    Blue: If it helps, in the mediadatabase sample skin, I can finally get it to list songs if I choose browse by 'songs' , If i try folders and click on songs nothing happens except the occasional com database error. Also in dfx I no longer see any lists on a clean install, in songs or button chooser. Dfx also doesn't see the same songs that the sample skin does.

    Edit if i disable Ilists I can see the list of songs in carwings but not in dfx. EDIT EDIT have to also disable ilists in DFX to match!!

    I believe the issue is the via p830 mobo with the embedded S3 graphics chip does not like the lists. Oh dear Fing lord that took way to long to figure out.

    Now i have to get radio, and TPMS working and you've got my 10$ hah
    Last edited by steven765; 03-11-2012 at 03:20 PM.

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    I have found & fixed the files not showing issue in RRMedia. See the newer EXE in the FAQ post (Post#2) in this Thread.

    iList problems are almost ususally a video driver/directx issue, make sure that you have the latest vid drvs and Dx versions for your HW. Try looking here to see if you have the latest vid drv.
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    Yep, been through there quite a bit. Everything is the latest, including directx. However I don't seem to be missing much so meh. Where are the animated weather icons hiding, I can't seem to navigate the menus to find them. That aside the full time animated icons destroy the via processor, eats 50-70% cpu. 1-2% with them off.

    How hard would it be to fix the speed fan issues?

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    You might also want to check RR's debug log when you do have the lists on, it might give a clue to your ilist issue... Can't see HW that can easly do 1080P video but not simple ilists...
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    Just checked the debug log nothing remarkable, I can post a copy tomorrow.
    I get lots of:
    3/11/2012 10:45:53 PM: Executing: Wait;10
    3/11/2012 10:45:53 PM: Enter Exec: True, audio_player_3.skin, , False
    3/11/2012 10:45:53 PM: Enter Exec: True, audio_player_3.skin, , False
    3/11/2012 10:45:53 PM: Enter Exec: True, audio_player_3.skin, , False
    3/11/2012 10:45:53 PM: Enter Exec: True, audio_player_3.skin, , False

    Did you notice a longer startup time with the corrected media exe? Mine sits on screen 4 now for about 15 seconds then loads.

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    What you are seeing isn't related to the rrmedia exe at all, is b/c that is the last message RR shows as it loading no matter what it's doing between the time it finishes doing any screen preloads and hides the splash screen. It could be fixed in RR to either show nothing or just say "almost done loading". If you look at the log, it tills you how long it took to preloaded each screen.
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    [QUOTE=Blue ZX3;1470645]I have found & fixed the files not showing issue in RRMedia. See the newer EXE in the FAQ post (Post#2) in this Thread.

    Thanks Blue, that fixed my problem. Truly a remarkable plugin.

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    Blue did you get a chance to roll that fix and the others into an updated installer? It'd just be nice to not have to apply the exit fix, the internet radio patches, the media exe, and finally run updates on the skin itself. (did I miss anything? )

    Also I was thinking about it, it makes sense that flash hits the via so hard, they have a dedicated coprocessor for 1080p mpeg, to offload video processing, flash will still use the main CPU. I'm still stumped on the ilists though.

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