All - I am not sure what the bug is exactly, but I have reinstalled "Recorded TV HD" twice and both times it kills my ability to access "Recorded TV" or "Live TV" using an Xbox 360 as an extender. I can access just fine using the native Media Center on my PC; serious issues though with extenders.
Hopefully this issue gets resolved since it does seem to have potential.
Not sure what the problem may be but lets look into it... I'm assuming you disconnected (closed) your Media Center session on your extender.... and then once reconnecting you have the problems.
What exactly is happening? Does it say it isn't responding or something similar? If it is doing that could you look in the following place and see if you see any events that seem to be corresponding to Recorded TV HD:
Media Center saves the event entries in the following location:
In the Left Sidebar expand "Applications and Services Logs" -> Media Center
They actually don't show as errors for some reason... they will show as "information"... The source will be "ehExtHost"
So the easiest way to get the correct events would be to reproduce the error and then look at the top of the "Media Center" section under "Applications and Services Logs" in the event viewer.
I'm running into an issue on my Xbox extender where after going into recordedtvhd I get errors when trying to perform video tasks. If I try to delete a show, it says logon failure, unknow user or password. When I try to play a show, it says cannot play video, file type not recognized. Everything plays normally on host pc. I'm running the latest beta.
They are on a network share. I supplied the username and password to recordedtvhd and verified that it is listed under the entry within windows services. Everything works perfectly on the host pc. I'm also using recordedtvhd on 2 other pcs without problems.
It seems as though the extender user account doesn't have rights to view that network location. The username/password that you enter for the service is so that it can monitor those paths and that username/password isn't used in the user interface for playing/deleting.
Any chance you can change the share rights on the network locations to be read/write for everyone/anonymous (depending on what type of network share you are using) instead of only allowing certain accounts?
So nothing that I tried worked but I ended up having to reinstall windows due to a HD crash and some other issues and now everything works. I'm not exactly sure what was causing this issue. Thanks for everyone's input.