WHpcviewer multiple screens & stream failure

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m0lcr
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WHpcviewer multiple screens & stream failure

Post by m0lcr » Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:58 pm

Today I downloaded whpcviewer v3.20d as a new install on two win 8.1 machines and one win10 machine.
Both w8.1 machines fail to show any streams from W-hill nor batc rtmp://rtmp.batc.org.uk/live/XXXXX streams, W10 does however show just the BATC streams but nothing from W-hill at all.

All machines are on the same network but none allow for more than 4 screens.
Firewalls have all been updated to allow both VLC and whpcviewer and all machines are on the same "wired" network switch too. No wifi is used in this installation. Oddly trying to start whpcviewer.bat as administrator fails completely on both of the W8.1 machines?

My WinterHill software "tries" have included both Winter Hill Anyhub and Anywhere with the same results. The Media streams on Pi/Winter Hill software are all set to udp://9941 to 9944 as expected.
PICs are V3.2 and the Winter Hill software is the latest 202103140
In VLC on the PC inTools/Codec information/statistics it shows no activity at all.
On the Pi there is statistics info when there's an active stream and of course the Pi/WinterHill work fine in local.
I'm told a simple press of 8 or 9 etc whilst the DOS like command info window is selected should allow one to change the number of displayed screens but this fails to work on all of my machines.

The source code states "when the info windeo is selected, commands are:
//@ d display all windows
//@ h hide all windows
//@ s toggle half size display
//@ ENTER quit"

These commands d,h,s, and enter all work fine as does "v" & "cntl c" so does this mean that this version is restricted in some way or is there a hidden command or is it more subtle in that perhaps one needs to have previously used v3.1? or am I missing something else?.

TIA for any help
Vincent M0LCR

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Re: WHpcviewer multiple screens & stream failure

Post by g0mjw » Fri Jul 23, 2021 8:28 am

It looks like you are using Brian's initial version linked from the Wiki that only displays 4 VLC windows. That's why 9 and 4 didn't do anything. I thought Brian had released a newer version. The latest beta version I have is 3.2m. Best ask Brian for it if you need more than 4 windows.

Fixing the non-appearance:

Firstly, I assume VLC works, it clearly does not in the 8.1 machines so it won't work with Winterhill. For W10 make sure the IP address is right. Rob's tuning program is the one to use. Try Wireshark perhaps to check network activity.

Read the Wiki regarding problems and firewalls https://wiki.batc.org.uk/WinterHill_Receiver_Project

Also towards the end of the manual https://wiki.batc.org.uk/images/d/d1/Wi ... a-Rev4.pdf

Mike

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Re: WHpcviewer multiple screens & stream failure

Post by m0lcr » Fri Jul 23, 2021 11:35 am

Many thanks for your expert reply.
I'll have a good read of the wiki and manual then ring Brian.
I should've thought of Wireshark in the first place, but I''ll get back on the case again tonight and have another go.

Vincent

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Re: WHpcviewer multiple screens & stream failure

Post by m0lcr » Fri Jul 23, 2021 2:04 pm

The combined expertise of both Mike and Brian have sorted the problem.
Used version 3v20k sorted a firewall issue, used Quicktune and Anyhub now it all works even with W8.1

Many thanks, your help is much appreciated.
Vincent M0LCR

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