Author Topic: Screensaver Issues  (Read 27551 times)

Offline Tornalca

  • Newbie
  • Posts: 17
  • Helpful Contribution Status: +0/-0
Screensaver Issues
« on: March 21, 2011, 03:14:33 pm »
Screensaver setting turned off does not work. V4.0.4 (Stable). Screensaver still comes on after 90seconds no matter what.

When playback is paused screensaver takes over and I have to press return a couple of times before it goes away and start from homescreen.

Please fix the screensaver in next release or release a version with no screensaver option.


Offline Maasbommel

  • Global Moder8or
  • M8er Addict
  • *****
  • Posts: 11 503
  • Helpful Contribution Status: +51/-8
Re: Screensaver Issues
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2011, 04:51:10 pm »
Did you already try to reinstall 4.0.4 firmware, using recovery mode to upgrade (not the upgrade in the setup menu, but following the instructions that came with the firmware).

When does it happen? When playing from internal disk or other?
Read the  Mede8er 400X/500X Beginners Guide
or Mede8er 500X2/400X2/450X2 Beginners Guide

Also check the Couto X3D Newbies Guide first.

Please don't PM me but post on the forum.

Offline Maasbommel

  • Global Moder8or
  • M8er Addict
  • *****
  • Posts: 11 503
  • Helpful Contribution Status: +51/-8
Re: Screensaver Issues
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2011, 07:58:04 pm »
Please also read this topic if you are playing from a mede8er internal disk that is formatted with mede8er setup:

http://www.mede8erforum.com/index.php/topic,5005.msg33919.html#msg33919
and
http://www.mede8erforum.com/index.php/topic,2385.0.html
Read the  Mede8er 400X/500X Beginners Guide
or Mede8er 500X2/400X2/450X2 Beginners Guide

Also check the Couto X3D Newbies Guide first.

Please don't PM me but post on the forum.

Offline Tornalca

  • Newbie
  • Posts: 17
  • Helpful Contribution Status: +0/-0
Re: Screensaver Issues
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2011, 10:40:47 am »
I do not use internal disk in any of my mede8ers. I used the flashing procedure that came with the firmware.

This happens when I pause during playback the screensaver starts randomly and does not go away when I press play again. The screensaver setting is turned of completely in the setting tab.

The bug is related to this firmware : Mede8er_MED500X_V4.0.4_3March2011_INC_HDaudio.zip

I have reverted to this firmware : MED500X_V4_INC_HD_AUDIO_25Jan2011.rar (more stable)

Offline Maasbommel

  • Global Moder8or
  • M8er Addict
  • *****
  • Posts: 11 503
  • Helpful Contribution Status: +51/-8
Re: Screensaver Issues
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2011, 11:04:44 am »
The biggest question with this issue is:
- why is this only happening to some?

I can only think of 2 root causes at the moment;
- some specific media or sequence of actions or specific config setup is causing this
- some corrupted firmware install

Asking for a fix doesn't not make a lot of sense as long it cannot be reproduced by mede8er, and that is currently the situation where we are in.....
Read the  Mede8er 400X/500X Beginners Guide
or Mede8er 500X2/400X2/450X2 Beginners Guide

Also check the Couto X3D Newbies Guide first.

Please don't PM me but post on the forum.

Offline Tornalca

  • Newbie
  • Posts: 17
  • Helpful Contribution Status: +0/-0
Re: Screensaver Issues
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2011, 11:19:46 am »
Well the sequence is simple

Screensaver Setting is Off - Play Movie  - Pause Palyback  - 90 seconds Screensaver Starts - Cannot Resume Without Exiting Movie by pressing back button to menu.

I understand what you are saying just posting this as a bug. Have been flashing with new firmware since V3.2 (inluding all beta's)

Offline jer1956

  • Global Moder8or
  • M8er Addict
  • *****
  • Posts: 17 218
  • Helpful Contribution Status: +190/-53
Re: Screensaver Issues
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2011, 06:06:56 pm »
There are many ways to play a movie on the Med. You need to describe what type of file, and how your playing it. 

Offline Tornalca

  • Newbie
  • Posts: 17
  • Helpful Contribution Status: +0/-0
Re: Screensaver Issues
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2011, 07:07:34 am »
Hi jer1956

So when the screensaver setting is on it works fine playing MKV or AVI files over NFS or USB

When I play and MKV or AVI with the setting off over NFS or USB the screensaver comes on after 90seconds and cannot resume play.

Let me know if you need more info.

Offline jer1956

  • Global Moder8or
  • M8er Addict
  • *****
  • Posts: 17 218
  • Helpful Contribution Status: +190/-53
Re: Screensaver Issues
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2011, 08:53:57 am »
Are using the Videowall to play fthe files? That's what I meant by how are you playing them. What part of the Med GUI is being used.

Offline Tornalca

  • Newbie
  • Posts: 17
  • Helpful Contribution Status: +0/-0
Re: Screensaver Issues
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2011, 10:50:31 am »
Not using video wall and have not tested it from there, will do tonight.

I am using the standard media library ---> NFS or USB ---> browse to the file and press play.

Offline Maasbommel

  • Global Moder8or
  • M8er Addict
  • *****
  • Posts: 11 503
  • Helpful Contribution Status: +51/-8
Re: Screensaver Issues
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2011, 04:25:43 pm »
I tried both, play from NFS and USB.
Set screensaver to off, then tried:
- press play on folder with mkv in it -> no screensaver coming up
- press play on file when in folder -> no screensaver coming up

Do you have some specifc chars in the folder names or file names? Maybe that triggers it?
I am puzzled about the root cause of this.
Read the  Mede8er 400X/500X Beginners Guide
or Mede8er 500X2/400X2/450X2 Beginners Guide

Also check the Couto X3D Newbies Guide first.

Please don't PM me but post on the forum.

Offline Tornalca

  • Newbie
  • Posts: 17
  • Helpful Contribution Status: +0/-0
Re: Screensaver Issues
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2011, 01:42:55 pm »
I am puzzled 2. I have checked the filenames and paths no strange characters in them. All series files are renamed with “The Renamer” might it be the length of the files?

mnt\Series\Battlestar Galactica\Battlestar Galactica Miniseries\Battlestar.Galactica.Miniseries.2003.Part.1.720p.HDDVD.x264\Battlestar.Galactica.Miniseries.2003.Part.1.720p.HDDVD.x264-SiNNERS.mkv

This is the longest sample I have although I have tested with short paths and filenames.

Offline jrdevisser

  • Newbie
  • Posts: 1
  • Helpful Contribution Status: +0/-0
Re: Screensaver Issues
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2011, 05:36:25 pm »
Hi just wan't to note that i have exactly the same issue. Problem is not only with all movie files but even when playing music it won't go back to the playlist.

Offline cullendw

  • Newbie
  • Posts: 1
  • Helpful Contribution Status: +0/-0
Re: Screensaver Issues
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2011, 08:09:35 am »
I have the same problem as well on v 4.0.4. Just to confirm, does downgrading to V 4 sort the problem out? (I went straight from v 3.0.5 to V 4.0.4)

Offline dominic

  • Newbie
  • Posts: 4
  • Helpful Contribution Status: +0/-0
Re: Screensaver Issues
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2011, 09:07:44 pm »
I have the same problem, and also when the mede8er is standby i can not set it on i have to pull the powercord out and back in to turn it on. ???