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  • in reply to: Cover Art #25782
    Sw0rdiX
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    I posted a request for this waaaaaaaay back, it was denied (just like in this topic), even got a little spot dedicated to it in the sticky/pinned thread.

    Still, I’d like to see this implemented one day. Obviously bug/glitches/more important features must come first, but some day, when Wiimc is pretty much complete in terms of being a fully fledged media centre (as fully fledged as the wii will allow), I hope this gets in.

    in reply to: *Problems after last update* (had to go back to previous) #27303
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    @Jense wrote:

    Problem is: The HBC always prefers ELF files before DOL files, and so the HBC ran the 1.4 installer (which is the ELF file) – which is incompatible with WiiMC 1.1.0. So, people, be sure to delete the old installer before extracting a new one to the same directory. 😉

    Thanks a lot Jense, this fixed the freezing issue I was having with the fowarder channel as, like I have done in the past, I simply copied the content of the installer into the apps directory and assumed it replaced everything with the updated version. It should really have a version number during the actual installation screen, that would help.

    Anyway, thanks again 😀

    in reply to: Slightly pixelated (WiiMC 1.1.0) #27283
    Sw0rdiX
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    I would also like to report the same problem. It seems localised to the top left area and varies in length and position.

    in reply to: Transfer to HDD and Signal Strength Indicator? #27242
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    @Tantric wrote:

    We don’t have a means to get signal strength through homebrew at the moment.

    Darn, well thanks for replying anyway 🙂

    in reply to: Transfer to HDD and Signal Strength Indicator? #27244
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    @jmaeshawn wrote:

    This is already possible with WiiXplorer, so I doubt the author would want to spend time incorporating it into WiiMC just for convienience.

    Really? Wow, I need to get to checking out this “WiiXplorer”. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

    Then all we need (or would be nice to have) is a wifi strength indicator, unless there is a homebrew app for that already as well.

    in reply to: beginner problems wiimc over smb #27141
    Sw0rdiX
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    Welcome to my world.

    As of yet I’ve not been able to pinpoint what exactly has been the cause of WiiMCs glitching. Done the whole channel check, nobody in my area is on the same one I am (a lot of channel 1 users around here, I put that down to them not bothering to change their router set-up after they receive one from their ISP, which works out great from me), restarted everything, used multiple clean/fresh installs of Wiimc itself, all the recommendations posted around, yet I still suffer from it every now and then.
    Never quite understood how my old crappy laptop I used to use for media streaming would run flawlessly via WMC, all be it with a blurry, interlaced picture output, yet WiiMC in the same position can not do the same. I’m just going to assume it’s down to the way WiiMC handles wireless in comparison to PCs/Windows/WMC and isn’t as keen on interruptions or such.

    Whoop, I would give reverting back to 1.0.7 a try and see if that works any better for you as it did me.

    @jhb50 wrote:

    Are you sure there aren’t ant other wireless devices like channel extender, baby monitors or wireless phones that could be doing it?

    Hmm, this I will have to look into. I have a wireless phone in the same room as the Wii and TV. Next time I try I’ll turn off the phone and unit, see if that shows any positive results.
    Though if it does, I’m again wondering why only the Wii gets affected like this, my laptop and squeezebox seem fine streaming videos/music with the phone on.
    Oh well, I know one day this will be fixed/resolved, but until then I’ll keep sacrificing a PSP in an attempt to appease the Wii before each movie watching session in the hope that it will be glitch free.

    in reply to: Which file – downgrading #27072
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    @Skryten wrote:

    Running 1.0.9 and SMB is a bit unstable.

    Had a similar problem with 1.0.9, couldn’t get through a single movie without it glitching out at one point or another, downgrading to 1.0.7 solved this for me.

    Personally I used the “update” file, worked fine.

    in reply to: Buffering Problems 1.0.6 #26640
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    @jhb50 wrote:

    problem would appear to be that the stream and video exceed the WII’s limited ability to play them which is extensively described elsewhere.

    I can’t say this describes my situation at all as I was able to play the video I had problems with in earlier versions just fine, and even 1.0.6 was able to play it, that is until it caught up to real-time and buffering began. It just seems that instead of either crashing, going out of sync or simply continuing on after buffering like older versions, it instead does a strange buffer, glitch, buffer loop which it can’t clear up.

    Just to clarify, this isn’t a specific video file problem, as I explained, I was able to play videos on previous releases (1.0.3 and lower) and 1.0.6 too seems content in playing them as well, it’s just when it hits a buffering point during the playback itself that things go awry.

    Oh well, I’m good with sticking to 1.0.3 and will keep checking with newer releases when they appear in the hopes that these phantom problems which seem to pop up, but apparently shouldn’t, are gone.

    in reply to: Buffering Problems 1.0.6 #26638
    Sw0rdiX
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    I can report a similar situation with SMB buffering also.

    Once the video catches up to real-time the image glitches, the buffering message appears, buffers to 99%, messed up image moves slightly accompanied by gargled audio, buffering message appears again, fills, video remains unrecognisable and locked, random glitchy sounds with brief periods of silence, buffer message appears again though this time sits at 1%, disappears after a while, same happens with the sound, buffering message appears, 1%, rinse and repeat.

    During this time of gargled sounds and images Wiimc doesn’t respond to wiimote input, constantly pressing a specific button will yield results 20% of the time. Leaving it does not rectify the situation no matter how long you let it try, it’s best to forcefully shut down the wii and cut your loses.

    in reply to: SMB Freeze code dump #25104
    Sw0rdiX
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    I had this issue initially as well (have 7 x64 too). I’m not entirely sure what cured it though as I did a number of things and suddenly noticed it had stopped freezing. I’ll list the things I did in the hope that one of them is a cure for your problem too.

    1. Increased cache size to 60%, as I noticed on occasions the picture would screw up and become a jumbled mess (similar to digital tv reception in stormy weather) and once cleared would be out of sync with the audio. I thought perhaps instead of giving me a scrambled picture when the cache wasn’t being filled quick enough it was crashing instead.

    2. I don’t use a username or password for network shares, but on setting it up for the first time I entered a username (my own) and just left the password blank. Removed the username part later and just had them both blank (yah never know).

    3. Stopped my Squeezebox Server from running. I doubt this did anything, but just to be on the safe side.

    4. Switched everything off, Wii, PC, router, then proceeded to turn them back on starting with the router. This seemed to improve buffering speed, so that was a welcomed improvement.

    in reply to: SMB share help #24807
    Sw0rdiX
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    No, that doesn’t sound normal at all.

    Have you tried increasing the cache size? I believe it defaults to 30% (personally I have it set at 60% just to be on the safe side) or tried restarting your router (sometime turning it off and then back on cures the weirdest problems).

    If that doesn’t work it could potentially be a problem with your wireless signal (too weak?) or with your router. Do you suffer problems while streaming to, say, another computer/laptop?

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