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MLPowerDVD

Postby srgny » Sun Jul 26, 2009 7:28 pm

I am using PowerDVD (v7.3) with the agent on a Blu-ray capable HTPC. The agent seems to be receiving MLPowerDVD commands from the ML server. I can start the program and select Blu-ray menu items with MLPowerDVD commands. However, when trying to watch a movie from disc (I have not tried to copy any of the discs to HDD yet) the MLPowerDVD commands (play, stop, next, etc.) don't function, despite being recorded as recieved by the agent. Interestingly, they do work appropriately when I'm watching a regular DVD. What gives? Do I need to upgrade my version of PowerDVD?

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Re: MLPowerDVD

Postby CinemarDave » Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:44 pm

The MLPowerDVD agent controls PowerDVD by sending keystrokes to the PowerDVD window. Chances are the window is not the one of the names the plugin expects to see. It was only tested with PowerDVD 8 and PowerDVD 9. I would recommend upgrading PowerDVD if possible since that version is quite old.

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Re: MLPowerDVD

Postby srgny » Sun Jul 26, 2009 10:08 pm

thanks, i'll give it a try.

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Re: MLPowerDVD

Postby donburkard » Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:05 pm

I have that same issue with powerdvd8. I thought it was a issue with blue ray disks/images or powerdvd itself, not the agent. I was under the impression that to push play you had to use the keyboard to push enter. Im i missing something?
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Re: MLPowerDVD

Postby srgny » Wed Aug 12, 2009 8:19 pm

I upgraded to PowerDVD 9. Same issue. ML communicates with agent but agent doesn't implement commands.

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Re: MLPowerDVD

Postby donburkard » Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:15 pm

ok i havent tried it yet but try adding to, say your play button for example, a mlwindowsfuntion command to also do an enter keystroke. Ill try it tom. if i get a few minutes to play with it. im fairlycertain thats the problem. its a security/p.i.t.a. measure of bluray disks in powerdvd. check out the powerdvd forums. i think i remember seeing stuff about it in there. Read some of the posts. people rail on powerdvd in there. they genuinely hate powerdvd. its really funny
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Re: MLPowerDVD

Postby srgny » Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:40 am

Well, it appears that the keystoke commands don't work with PowerDVD 9 Ultra when playing Blu-ray discs. This is completely independent of ML. I couldn't get the commands to work when sitting at the keyboard. Only the mouse clicks at the lower task bar worked.

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Re: MLPowerDVD

Postby bhiga » Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:09 pm

I'm back from a looooong hiatus (BTW: like the new forum interface!)...

Running PowerDVD 7.3 because it's the last PowerDVD version to support HD-DVD...

Anybody know if the End Movie notification works with MLPowerDVD and PowerDVD 7.3?

I can work around the relay of the control commands, the end movie notification is really the only "secret sauce" I'm after.

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Re: MLPowerDVD

Postby CinemarDave » Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:15 pm

"End Movie Notification" - didn't know something like this exists. How does it work. I'm sure the PowerDVD agent doesn't know anything about it.

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Re: MLPowerDVD

Postby bhiga » Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:23 pm

Maybe I'm misunderstanding, it has been quite a while...

I was referring to the third feature on
http://www.cinemarsolutions.com/powerdvd.php

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Re: MLPowerDVD

Postby CinemarDave » Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:22 pm

:oops: Pay no attention to the person who wrote that text he knows not of what he speaks. There is no such "end of movie detection" feature.

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Re: MLPowerDVD

Postby bhiga » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:52 pm

Ahh, okay. Bummer. Thanks for clearing it up though! (couldn't find a salute smiley for this space)

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Re: MLPowerDVD

Postby ronsatter » Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:03 pm

Welcome back, Brandon.

Nice to have your participation again. =D>

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