DON'T ATTEMPT THE TV PACK FIX UNLESS YOU HAVE SYSTEM RESTORE TURNED ON. Even after fixing the program found here: http://vmccontroller.codeplex.com/Release/...ReleaseId=23251
control over ethernet is still unstable with TV PACK. I'm sure it works great with normal Vista Media Center though.
Thanks 123 for the program link
The UDS-10 workaround works for me, but I had to use premise on a computer other than the one with media center (usually I run the premise server from my vista media center pc). I set the UDS-10 to port 40500 and ip address to match the vista media center pc. I also set the com rate to 115200. I enter serial commands as text in premise like this: button-stop\n Try a few commands, the only one that doesn't work for me so far is play-TV, but goto LiveTV works well so I'm happy. Forgot to mention, I also set the command count to 1.
The \n is necessary. Remember to telnet first and make sure the thing is working before attempting to use premise. I used Vista Media Center Controller download from here: http://vmccontroller.codeplex.com/Release/...ReleaseId=23251
If you install Vista Mediacenter and don't have tvpack 2008 it is likely to work great. I have tvpack, so I had to follow the workaround in this post:
I downloaded the replacement dlls found here:
Kill all processes and services starting with eh* and follow these steps:
WARNING TO ALL MAKING THESE MODIFICATIONS COULD DAMAGED YOUR SYSTEM
I WILL NOT BE HELD LIABLE, ALL INFO IS SUPPLIED AS IS AND IN GOOD FAITH.
Made sure Media Center was closed down
i Needed to remove the old dll from the system without removing the plugin to do this you need to remove VmcController.Add-In.dll from the GAC, (it would not let me remove it as it said it was required by a program)
you can can remove it, but only after you have removed the reference from the registry key ref ms link:
ref to VmcController.Add-In only to be removed
now it will let you remove it from gac.
to do that explore \windows\assembly and find VmcController.Add-In ... right click ans select uninstall
then i unzipped by latest dll pack now
(this includes multiple extender support upto 9)
copied the updated VmcController.Add-In.dll to the windows\ehome folder
(this is so the system uses this instead of the official one from the gac)
I then copied the other updated dll's into 'program files\Media Center Network Controller'
started media center,
This gave me: 40400 40500 and 40510 as the console startup inc web server
then extender1 Mcx1 gave me 40401 40501 and 40511
extender2 Mcx2 gave me 40402 40502 and 40512
extender3 Mcx3 gave me 40403 40503 and 40513
extender4 Mcx4 gave me 40404 40504 and 40514