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windows hibernates during playback

Postby Rumbelstilzchen » Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:59 pm

With the latest mm4.1 my playback stops as of win8 is entering the hibernarion/standby mode.

Any ideas on this Problem?
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Re: windows hibernates during playback

Postby allanhvass » Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:42 pm

I'm seeing this as well. Hope to see it fixed soon in one of the next beta builds.
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Re: windows hibernates during playback

Postby Peke » Wed Jun 26, 2013 6:20 pm

I do not see the problem at all. Can you please elaborate and state any app that do not behave like that.
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Re: windows hibernates during playback

Postby Rumbelstilzchen » Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:08 am

Behaviour windows 7:
As long as mm4.1 plays songs, my pc wont enter any sleep state. After playing the last song of my play list the pc enters sleep mode after the time defined in energy settings.

Windows 8:
After leaving the tablet alone, mm4.1 does not prevent windows from entering sleep mode after the set time. So this also occurs in the middle of songs.
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Re: windows hibernates during playback

Postby allanhvass » Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:10 am

Peke wrote:I do not see the problem at all. Can you please elaborate and state any app that do not behave like that.

So I'm still seeing this with the latest build downloaded today. My setup is a Windows 7 machine running Home Premium, acting as main living room media center hub. For a media center in the living room, it makes a LOT of sense to have it auto-hibernate when not in use.

So to answers Pekes question of what apps behave like that (assuming the question Means preventing standby/hibernation): Any media center app I can think of, I think even MediaMonkey v. 4.0 does it. But on my media center actually installed and used certainly Windows Media Center, Windows Media Player, ArcSoft HomeTheater DVD Player, Neros media center app and Slysoft CloneDVD as well as Tacx Fortius cycling trainer software that all are usable in a media center setup and would fail horribly if they allowed the PC to enter standby/hibernate while that program was currently playing music, DVD, Blueray, recorded TV program, live TV program or running a cycling training exercise - these ALL keep the PC awake until their operation is complete and only let the standby Count Down timer start once their operation is completed. I.e. if standby timeout is 5min, the PC will enter standby 5min AFTER you watched the Blueray movie, if you don't interact at all with the PC.

So I really hope you can get this feature (back?) into MediaMonkey as well - an actual playback should override a specified standby / hibernate timeout.

Thank you for your kind consideration :)

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Re: windows hibernates during playback

Postby Ludek » Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:20 pm

I cannot replicate using any of the output plugins.

Windows doesn't fall asleep while a file is playing.
I don't think that anything changed in this area between 4.0.7 and 4.1, both works fine for me on Windows 7.

Going to test on Windows 8 ...


BTW: Which settings you tested on Windows 7?
I used this:
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Edit: Tested also on Windows 8 and cannot replicate, but I have Win8 in VMware (Virtual Machine) so it might make a difference
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Re: windows hibernates during playback

Postby allanhvass » Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:23 am

Thanks Ludek - I think that was the right question leading to the right understanding and hopefully a solution.

So my output plugin/player selected is the "UPnP/DLNA Renderer", which is the whole reason I've moved to 4.1 beta to stream music using DLNA. With that selected, MM doesn't prevent a standby.

If I switches back to the default "MediaMonkey Player" as player, standby doesn't happen.

So the fix needed seems to be that the DLNA renderer also prevents standby while streaming.

(I have a different bug to report on the DLNA renderer. On my Denon AVR-2113, using the volume control on MM leads to some really odd volume steps on my amplifier. On a scale 0-100, the first volume steps results in volumes of 0,7,13,19,25,31,34,37,39,41,43... which is problematic as the normal comfortable listening range is 20-35- leaving only 4 effective levels - very low (19), mid-low (25), mid-high (31) and very high (34) - not a lot of options for effective volume steps. Where should that be reported - on this forum sub page or the DLNA forum sub page?).

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Re: windows hibernates during playback

Postby Ludek » Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:28 am

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Re: windows hibernates during playback

Postby rovingcowboy » Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:51 pm

Just to let you know. Windows does not like it if you renamed any of the power settings from its original names, and if you make a new one you will have to go into the registry hot keys and make sure the name is set up with the same data and typed as the original names then your self made one will work as the originals do, also they don't work If you go past number 9 so only 9 settings should be used.
if you do make some then you should not change the numbered positions of the original settings.
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Re: windows hibernates during playback

Postby Guest » Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:20 pm

New HP Stream 7 tablet with default Windows 8.1 and current MM 4.1 installed and this problem occurs. MM player is selected as default player.


Seriously? Straight out of the box, this music player can't play music?
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