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Thannatos
January 2nd, 2009, 01:56 AM
well i have been putting boxee through its paces in windows 7 beta 1 for a few days and i have to say that it runs like a champ, much better than vista surprisingly

iBeech
January 2nd, 2009, 03:11 AM
well i have been putting boxee through its paces in windows 7 beta 1 for a few days and i have to say that it runs like a champ, much better than vista surprisingly

In what way is it much better than Vista? I'm running 7 beta 1 atm. I have to say that this beta is amazingly more stable and usable than it's alpha predecessor! :)

Thannatos
January 2nd, 2009, 04:12 PM
It is much more stable than it is on vista and i can play 1080p videos again without a slowdown

iBeech
January 2nd, 2009, 04:28 PM
Couldn't tell you about 1080p video, as i'm on my wireless network with no gigabit cable atm- but i CAN tell you that my command & conquer red alert 3 plays tonnes faster!!!! :)!!!! I'm VERY happy.

And for all of you out there with the newest MacBook Pros, I can confirm that the horrible audio skipping problem is GONE in Windows 7 yay!!!!

Siliticx
January 3rd, 2009, 12:17 AM
That'd be because win7 uses the CPU has a GPU component for direct rendering.

Beejeezus
January 12th, 2009, 09:29 AM
I recently upgraded to Windows 7 Beta with success, but the only problem is Boxee seems to crash when I try and run the program. Is anyone else having this issue, and are there any known fixes?

snafilter
January 12th, 2009, 07:49 PM
Having the same issue as Beejeezus crashes as soon as I start the app. No Boxee.log files (wonder if I have to enable that) and nothing in event viewer. Going to restart and try again.

idiotonuni
January 12th, 2009, 11:19 PM
I am also having the same issue as Beejeezus. Very dissapointing, i was looking forward to having my boxee with my shiny new os. Its just like when i left linux all over again, no more boxee. I guess its up to the developers now...good luck.

Edit: Ok I got it working about 5 mins after posting this. All I did was go into Windows update and updated my nvidia graphics card. Booted up boxxe and worked like a charm.

iwizzard
January 13th, 2009, 08:06 AM
For me Boxee uses 100% CPU in windows 7

smikk02
January 13th, 2009, 08:24 AM
Anyone else getting scrolling horizontal-line image distortions? I can't seem to get rid of them even after updating video drivers...

jonstahura
January 13th, 2009, 10:38 AM
has anyone tried it on 64bit? ....

i am going to go to windows 7 soon.. i tell you going from appleTV to windows is like night and day... i love the power... i was so tired of being told ohh i'm sorry the appleTV isn't power full enough to run that video... *sigh*

groovyrock
January 13th, 2009, 02:04 PM
I'm trying the same thing on Windows 7. I have it installed on the Acer Aspire One with the Intel 945. Boxee instantly crashes upon startup.

I have updated everything including the video card, and it's still a no go. Could this have to do with Vertical Sync? I knew I had to turn this off in Linux. Where would I do that in the windows version?

cablegeek
January 13th, 2009, 06:18 PM
Boxee would not run at all on Windows 7 64 bit, ATI HD3450 default windows drivers. When downgrading to the Vista 64-bit drivers from the ATI site Boxee runs but the entire screen flickers when Boxee is the foreground application.

Attempting Windows 7 32-bit installation as I had good luck (no flicker) on a different machine with an older ATI card (x700) with vista drivers.

JohnnyVolcano
January 13th, 2009, 06:28 PM
Boxee would not run at all on Windows 7 64 bit, ATI HD3450 default windows drivers. When downgrading to the Vista 64-bit drivers from the ATI site Boxee runs but the entire screen flickers when Boxee is the foreground application.

Attempting Windows 7 32-bit installation as I had good luck (no flicker) on a different machine with an older ATI card (x700) with vista drivers.

Have the exact same problem on Windows 7 64 bit with ATI 2600 XT card. With driver installed with the OS, Boxee would crash immediately. After installing the ATi Vista 64 driver, Boxee would start and flicker. The flicker stops when changing from full screen to window screen.

Tried Boxee before on Windows 7 32 bit with the ATI windows 7 beta driver and it would not work.

DMClark
January 13th, 2009, 06:50 PM
Have had Boxee working on both 64bit and 32bit 7 Beta. 64bit one being my main computer and just testing to see if it works.

32bit is slight older hardware in my HTPC. Installed and was working in a tiny amount of time. Boxee did hang up once and Windows caught it and killed it for me. The only real problem I have is that my remote that works under Vista fine is mapped weirdly under 7. Haven't done any checks yet to see if it is a weird fix though, probably will be.

k3n85
January 13th, 2009, 08:54 PM
Installed Boxee on Dell Inspiron w/ ATI x1300 with Windows 7. I was able to get this to run great in Ubuntu but here is what happens in Win7:

I select the program to start and immediately goes to "Boxee has stopped working - Windows is looking for a solution"

I do have the latest drivers and have restarted multiple times.

Any suggestions?

20:46:02 T:4092 M:491831296 NOTICE: Mapping drive Z to C:\Program Files\Boxee\cache
20:46:02 T:4092 M:491708416 NOTICE: Mapping drive T to C:\Program Files\Boxee\userdata
20:46:02 T:4092 M:491708416 NOTICE: Mapping drive Q to C:\Program Files\Boxee
20:46:02 T:4092 M:491708416 NOTICE: Mapping drive U to C:\Program Files\Boxee
20:46:02 T:4092 M:491597824 NOTICE: Mapping drive H to C:\Users\Ken\Documents
20:46:02 T:4092 M:491569152 WARNING: Settings file does not exist, defaults assumed, path = C:\Program Files\Boxee\userdata\profiles.xml
20:46:02 T:4092 M:491556864 NOTICE: -----------------------------------------------------------------------
20:46:02 T:4092 M:491552768 NOTICE: Starting XBMC, Platform: Windows build 7000. Built on Jan 7 2009 (compiler 1500)
20:46:02 T:4092 M:491552768 NOTICE: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2300 @ 1.66GHz
20:46:02 T:4092 M:491552768 NOTICE: Desktop Resolution: 1680x1050 32Bit at 60Hz
20:46:02 T:4092 M:491552768 NOTICE: Q is mapped to: C:\Program Files\Boxee
20:46:02 T:4092 M:491552768 NOTICE: The executable running is: C:\Program Files\Boxee\BOXEE.exe
20:46:02 T:4092 M:491552768 NOTICE: Log File is located: C:\Program Files\Boxee\boxee.log
20:46:02 T:4092 M:491552768 NOTICE: -----------------------------------------------------------------------
20:46:02 T:4092 M:491524096 NOTICE: Setup SDL
20:46:02 T:4092 M:481644544 INFO: Available videomodes:
20:46:02 T:4092 M:481640448 INFO: Found mode: 1680x1050
20:46:02 T:4092 M:481775616 INFO: Found mode: 1400x1050
20:46:02 T:4092 M:481640448 INFO: Found mode: 1280x1024
20:46:02 T:4092 M:481640448 INFO: Found mode: 1280x800
20:46:02 T:4092 M:481640448 INFO: Found mode: 1280x768
20:46:02 T:4092 M:481685504 INFO: Found mode: 1280x720
20:46:02 T:4092 M:481648640 INFO: Found mode: 1024x768
20:46:02 T:4092 M:481648640 INFO: Found mode: 800x600
20:46:02 T:4092 M:481648640 INFO: Found mode: 720x480
20:46:02 T:4092 M:481632256 INFO: Drives are mapped
20:46:02 T:4092 M:481632256 NOTICE: load settings...
20:46:02 T:4092 M:481624064 NOTICE: Mapping drive P to C:\Program Files\Boxee\userdata
20:46:02 T:4092 M:481619968 NOTICE: loading C:\Program Files\Boxee\userdata\guisettings.xml
20:46:02 T:4092 M:481607680 ERROR: Unable to load C:\Program Files\Boxee\userdata\guisettings.xml, creating new C:\Program Files\Boxee\userdata\guisettings.xml with default values
20:46:02 T:4092 M:481611776 INFO: Resetting settings
20:46:02 T:4092 M:481091584 NOTICE: Getting hardware information now...
20:46:02 T:4092 M:481091584 INFO: Using analog output
20:46:02 T:4092 M:481091584 INFO: AC3 pass through is enabled
20:46:02 T:4092 M:481091584 INFO: DTS pass through is enabled
20:46:02 T:4092 M:481091584 NOTICE: Checking resolution 12
20:46:02 T:4092 M:481071104 NOTICE: No advancedsettings.xml to load (C:\Program Files\Boxee\userdata\advancedsettings.xml)
20:46:02 T:4092 M:481062912 NOTICE: C:\Program Files\Boxee\userdata\sources.xml
20:46:02 T:4092 M:481062912 ERROR: CSettings::Load Error loading C:\Program Files\Boxee\userdata\sources.xml: Line 0, Failed to open file
20:46:02 T:4092 M:480976896 INFO: Checking skinpath existence, and existence of keymap.xml:Q:\skin...
20:46:03 T:4092 M:473243648 INFO: GL_VENDOR = Microsoft Corporation
20:46:03 T:4092 M:473243648 INFO: GL_RENDERER = GDI Generic
20:46:03 T:4092 M:473243648 INFO: GL_VERSION = 1.1.0
20:46:03 T:4092 M:473243648 INFO: GL_EXTENSIONS = GL_WIN_swap_hint GL_EXT_bgra GL_EXT_paletted_texture
20:46:03 T:4092 M:468811776 INFO: GL: Enabling VSYNC
20:46:03 T:4092 M:468779008 INFO: GL: Using artificial vsync sleep with rate 60.000000
20:46:03 T:4092 M:468779008 INFO: GL: Selected vsync mode 1
20:46:03 T:4092 M:467804160 INFO: GL: Maximum texture width: 1024
20:46:03 T:4092 M:467800064 INFO: load language info file: C:\Program Files\Boxee\language\English\langinfo.xml

cablegeek
January 13th, 2009, 10:03 PM
Boxee would not run at all on Windows 7 64 bit, ATI HD3450 default windows drivers. When downgrading to the Vista 64-bit drivers from the ATI site Boxee runs but the entire screen flickers when Boxee is the foreground application.

Attempting Windows 7 32-bit installation as I had good luck (no flicker) on a different machine with an older ATI card (x700) with vista drivers.

Finished installing Windows 7 32bit, boxee crashed using the built-in driver. Installed ATI's 32bit Vista driver and boxee works fine.

techAU
January 14th, 2009, 01:36 AM
Hey guys, I've been running Windows 7 on both my PC and Laptop for around a week now.

Whilst i've been accepted to test boxee on Apple, I'm really keen to test it out on the PC / Windows side of things.

My PC is a Dell XPS 420, that's Quad-core, 4GB RAM, 750+500GB HDD's, 8800GT graphics card running 2x 27" Dell displays, running Windows 7 64-bit.

My Laptop is a Dell Inspiron 6400, that's 1.83Ghz Core2Duo, 2GB RAM, 80GB HDD, ATI Radeon X1400, 15.4" display. This is running Windows 7 32-bit.

I often stream content to my HDTV which is a 52" 1080p Sony Bravia LCD.

I've been using media center for a long time and whilst I like the interface, the social features of boxee really excite me. I'd love to check test the Windows version.

Happy to provide plenty of feedback about my experience, if permitted I'd love to publish my experience with boxee in a blog post and an episode of the podcast - http://techAU.tv

Oh 1 more thing.. I did fill out the application form, but haven't had a reply.

Cheers, Jason.

Shadowline
January 14th, 2009, 01:44 AM
Running boxee under Windows 7 beta 1 (build 7000 64-bit) with nvidia drivers 181.20, boxee will load but has horizontal distortions all over the screen, and leaving it quite unusable.

marcel
January 14th, 2009, 02:13 AM
good to hear it is sort of working on windows 7 beta 1 however we have not fully tested boxee on this OS ...

Shadowline
January 14th, 2009, 02:40 AM
Not many things have been tested on this OS yet except what is included in it... lol ;) But on the 32bit version it seemed to work great. :D

marcel
January 14th, 2009, 03:01 AM
we have not fully tested boxee on windows 7 beta 1..

odyssey
January 14th, 2009, 06:06 AM
Isn't it simply a bad idea to test alpha software on alpha software?

iBeech
January 14th, 2009, 06:11 AM
Firstly, why are you using the alpha, when Windows 7 Beta 1 is out.

Dannydeman
January 14th, 2009, 06:12 AM
Windows 7 beta will be no problem and will have no compatiblity issues. The beta of w7 is much better then the final version of vista, everything that works on Vista will work on Windows 7 (atleast 98% does), and it will work even better. Only some apps won't work, but that is easy fixable for developers, and if you have problems the Vista compatibility modus will do wonders..

I'm also having this problem though, but it did work on first startup :)

k3n85
January 14th, 2009, 10:18 AM
I'm sorry, correction here...This is Windows 7 BETA, I must have just had alpha on the mind with Boxee Alpha ...
I have also downloaded the latest catalyst drivers for Vista as I read that might help, but still no luck.

groovyrock
January 14th, 2009, 04:18 PM
Quite a few people seem to be having the same issue with Windows 7 and Boxee, I tried it as well and couldn't get it to open.

If it's an easy fix then I would love to run Boxee and Windows 7 on my media centers (because your right, in alot of cases, it's better than Vista as a Beta), but I would rather have Boxee working on making the current Windows client better before they start working on issues with a Beta OS.

JohnnyVolcano
January 14th, 2009, 04:45 PM
Just an update... installed the Beta ATI 64 bit driver for Windows 7. The flickering issue in full screen mode remains.

agentlame
January 14th, 2009, 06:19 PM
guys, the team has enough platforms to worry about as it stands.

let's let win7 go, for now. ;)

norova
January 14th, 2009, 10:38 PM
I also have the flickering issue on Windows 7 Beta 64-bit, build 7000. It is on my laptop which has a GeForce 7600 Go graphics card.

agentlame
January 15th, 2009, 01:20 AM
merged win7 posts.

guys, the team has enough platforms to worry about as it stands.

let's let win7 go, for now. ;)

KriLL3
January 15th, 2009, 09:19 AM
Anyone else getting scrolling horizontal-line image distortions? I can't seem to get rid of them even after updating video drivers...

I also have the flickering issue on Windows 7 Beta 64-bit, build 7000. It is on my laptop which has a GeForce 7600 Go graphics card.

Same issue here, Win7(000) x64 GTX 260 with 181.20 Forceware, the gray diagonally lined object above the image background flashes out of existence in horizontal lines that don't always start & end at the edge, a bit like tearing, the effect isn't captured in screenshots so I'm guessing it's some kind of rendering issue.

Win7 is feature & API complete, no reason not to ensure compatibility now since if it works with beta 1 it will work with RTM

It also doesn't seem to agree with Aero, Win7 & Vista is forced into basic mode when running it, and it crashes on alt+enter (windowed mode) and even setting the res to one not with "(fullscreen)" it remains fullscreen, and changes the res of the screen instead of the window.

Tenc26
January 15th, 2009, 01:15 PM
I recently upgraded to Windows 7 Beta with success, but the only problem is Boxee seems to crash when I try and run the program. Is anyone else having this issue, and are there any known fixes?

Try running the installer as Administrator, this fixes a lot of errors :)

Tenc26
January 15th, 2009, 01:17 PM
Running boxee under Windows 7 beta 1 (build 7000 64-bit) with nvidia drivers 181.20, boxee will load but has horizontal distortions all over the screen, and leaving it quite unusable.

Yea the screen flashes on Windows 7, try using windows mode to get rid of flashing.

You can't use it to play video's but you can use it as a movie DB till flashing screen gets fixed :)

Tenc26
January 15th, 2009, 01:19 PM
Screen flashing doesn't get fixed by running in compatibility and/our disableing visual themes.

Doing some more tests and will report soon :)

KriLL3
January 16th, 2009, 10:53 AM
This might be of note: XBMC on which Boxee is based has the exact same issues on Win7, it's most likely a rendering flaw, however in XBMC you can choose to run in a window and thus avoid the problem.

agentlame
January 16th, 2009, 04:00 PM
...however in XBMC you can choose to run in a window and thus avoid the problem.

boxee can run windowed, also. :confused:

KriLL3
January 17th, 2009, 07:00 AM
boxee can run windowed, also. :confused:

How? there is no shortcut to run it in a window, nor can you set the resolution to "auto", hitting Alt+Enter just makes it crash.

agentlame
January 17th, 2009, 07:04 AM
How? there is no shortcut to run it in a window, nor can you set the resolution to "auto", hitting Alt+Enter just makes it crash.

'\' while running...

also, this handy 'faq' thread:
http://forum.boxee.tv/showthread.php?t=3979

KriLL3
January 17th, 2009, 08:25 AM
'\' while running...

also, this handy 'faq' thread:
http://forum.boxee.tv/showthread.php?t=3979

My keyboard doesn't have a "\" key, the closest I have is a [+ ? \] key and none of the options end in windowed.

Tenc26
January 19th, 2009, 06:48 AM
My keyboard doesn't have a "\" key, the closest I have is a [+ ? \] key and none of the options end in windowed.

try adjusting it in the properties of your boxee shortcut

Joe1991
January 21st, 2009, 08:46 AM
In regards to the flickering screen, what works for me on W7 B1 64bit is to start it full screen on my laptops monitor, at that point it is flickering, then when i plug in the HDMI cable from my laptop to my TV my laptop screen turns off and it displays only on the TV, at that point it no longer flickers.

Apart from that it runs pretty much perfect.

Dannydeman
January 21st, 2009, 09:32 AM
Will install Boxee tonight on my new mediacenter laptop, will tell how it goes.

ellsworth
January 21st, 2009, 07:01 PM
It wasnt easy... First, you must go to your manufacturer of your graphics card and update your drivers. Second, reduce the resolution of your monitor (I believe this fixes the flicker). I went down from my native 1920X1068 to 1768x992. Then I would modify the size of icons, as in make them 150%. The combination of these three fixed the flicker and crashing for me. I'm running nvidea geforce 8300. Once it runs, have fun calibrating the boxee resolution from boxee's settings tab, thats a bit of of trial and error but to give you an idea: Im running 1768x992 (and im not in full screen) although it looks like I am thanks to a lot of calibration. Finally Auto-hide the task bar.

Psitech
January 21st, 2009, 10:40 PM
I'm having the same problem with crash on start of boxee that several here have mentioned. As soon as I launch boxee I get a notification that "boxee has stopped working". I've uninstalled and reinstalled and even downloaded the installer again and nothing helps. I also installed it as admin.

System stats:

Win 7 x64
Intel E8400
4gigs of ram
Ati 4870 - Win 7 preview driver - 1280x1024
Creative x-fi

I wonder why it is working for some and not for others. There has to be some sort of connection.

sgt cyborg
January 22nd, 2009, 07:51 AM
I have found that a crash on start up is usually an openGL problem. To check for this open up the boxee log file and look for "INFO: GL_VERSION =" if the value after the "=" is less then 1.4 then boxee will crash on startup. If you video adapter supports a newer version then what is listed in your log then go update your driver. I was able to use the vista driver from ATI for my card in windows 7 beta 1. (ATI Radeon X1900 XT)


Boxee runs great for me in windows 7 beta 1 32 bit.

ryanst24
January 22nd, 2009, 07:52 AM
Same as the others.. Boxee crashes on load and gives the "boxee has stopped working' error. Updated Intel GM965 to latest. Tried running in compatibility mode. Uninstalled and reinstalled.

Dell 1525 here. Any fixes would be greatly appreciated. Going to try the Ubuntu version for now.

chromal dragon
January 22nd, 2009, 01:28 PM
Windows7 x64
Shuttle XPC - Athlon 64 3400 - 1GB
ATI Radeon 4350/512 PCIe - HDMI out to Sharp Aquos 46" LCD HDTV 1080P

Windowed, Boxee's GUI appears to run more or less perfectly. When in fullscreen mode, screen goes black. If I alt+tab to another windowed app, I can see Boxee running in the background canvas, but when it's in the foreground, the screen is black, no video.

I'd argue Windows7 feedback is extremely relevant to the project; they're going to need to make it work in Win7, and when better than during the beta, before it's in widespread use. Tho, for a beta, I understand it basically IS in widespread use...

You'll notice the specs on this HTPC are modest, at best. Win7 seems to run better than Vista_x64/SP0 did.

craig0246
January 22nd, 2009, 01:37 PM
For me Boxee uses 100% CPU in windows 7

I too installed Boxee Alpha on Win7 Beta & it is using 100% of both cores on my AMD X2 4400. I've resolved the lag/flicker issue I believe by going into compatability mode & running it as Administrator & lowering the screen resolution. I also went ahead & ran in compatibility mode as XP SP2 just in case & had it disable visual themes. Hopefully this helps.

chromal dragon
January 22nd, 2009, 01:44 PM
My experiences with Vista x64 and Windows7 x64 with Media Player Classic Homecinema suggest that if you want AC3/DTS S/PDIF passthrough or DXVA to work, the player and codecs will need to talk to the WIN64 hardware interface
API? 2ch PCM S/PDIF + software video decoding should still work with x86 viewers, at least, but h264 is brutal on older processors with 1080P media. 720P media can be borderline, too... Both play well with DXVA decoding; almost no CPU usage.

winterdog
January 22nd, 2009, 02:28 PM
I'm trying the same thing on Windows 7. I have it installed on the Acer Aspire One with the Intel 945. Boxee instantly crashes upon startup.

I have updated everything including the video card, and it's still a no go. Could this have to do with Vertical Sync? I knew I had to turn this off in Linux. Where would I do that in the windows version?

i have the same problem on my aspire one. Any one think its the 945 driver

craig0246
January 22nd, 2009, 02:45 PM
It wasnt easy... First, you must go to your manufacturer of your graphics card and update your drivers. Second, reduce the resolution of your monitor (I believe this fixes the flicker). I went down from my native 1920X1068 to 1768x992. Then I would modify the size of icons, as in make them 150%. The combination of these three fixed the flicker and crashing for me. I'm running nvidea geforce 8300. Once it runs, have fun calibrating the boxee resolution from boxee's settings tab, thats a bit of of trial and error but to give you an idea: Im running 1768x992 (and im not in full screen) although it looks like I am thanks to a lot of calibration. Finally Auto-hide the task bar.

thanks, you were right about the resolution fixing the flicker. I was using 1280x720 & had to lower it to 800x600 & it was much more responsive. I'm running Nvidia 8800GT. I am running full screen & so far it is working good. I just was hoping Boxee would be integrated as an add-on to Media Center. Any idea if this is the path they are working towards? I hope so, that way it would that much more user friendly w/ my remote.

craig0246
January 22nd, 2009, 03:16 PM
I recently upgraded to Windows 7 Beta with success, but the only problem is Boxee seems to crash when I try and run the program. Is anyone else having this issue, and are there any known fixes?

If you are seeing it crash, try lowering your screen resolution. I went from it being pretty stable at 800x600, but tried changing it back to 1280x720 & right after it logged in, a minute later it crashed. You may have to lower it to 800x600 to have it run more stable for now.

Psitech
January 22nd, 2009, 06:05 PM
Lowering the resolution didn't help at all for me.

ellsworth
January 22nd, 2009, 06:14 PM
Go to control panel->appearance and peersonization->Display
From that window select "Larger-150%" . Mine flickers unless I have 150% selected

Mikewren
January 22nd, 2009, 10:12 PM
No issues running Windows 7 64bit. Boxee installed quickly and everything seems to be running great, including my Media Center remote!

Two quick observations:


Even with no playback, CPU usage by Boxee bounces between 25 and 75% on a AMD x2 2.5GHz CPU
The diagnal black and gray background crosshatching on the menus almost appears to be almost like analog noise on my 40" LCD at 1080p. The signal is digital (DVI) and I'm sure I'll get used to it as I use Boxee more, but I keep doing a doubletake.


I'm completely new to Boxee, but not new to software testing... and I have to say, that for running Alpha software on a Beta OS, the stability is amazing for both! Great job!

eliwaite
January 22nd, 2009, 11:06 PM
For what it is worth, I am having the same problems as a lot of other people, Windows shuts down Boxee on start-up. I have tried lowering the screen resolution to 800x600, increasing the icon size to 150%, running in compatibility mode, updating the video drivers, nothing has worked. Here is to hoping someone will post a solution to this problem. Here are the details on my machine (and yes I know it is old and slow):

Dell Inspiron E1405 (output to LCD 1080P TV via VGA)
CPU: Intel T1350 @1.86Ghz
Ram: 1GB
32-Bit
Graphic: Mobile Intel 945 Express (Prerelease WDDM 1.0 Driver)
Graphic Memory: 251 MB
Windows 7, Build 7000

Thanks to whomever comes up with the solution!

john6555
January 23rd, 2009, 01:25 AM
Your problem is the graphics driver. You need to download the latest version of your Intel Graphics driver from Dell and install it - manually if you have to. To do this you would unzip (with 7-Zip) the contents of the package downloaded from Dell, then right click on your graphics card in Device Manager, select Update Driver --> Browse for driver --> Let me pick --> Have Disk and point to the INF from the unzipped Dell package (in the Graphics subfolder).
It will then install, restart and you'll be in Boxee heaven. :cool:

marky_uk
January 23rd, 2009, 02:54 AM
Hi there

Thanks to all in the posts above.

I've (transferred 800gb, then reformatted and) installed Windows 7, 32 bit on my lounge PC.

I've only installed boxee and Windows 7, and as soon as I opened boxee, it crashed, as with everyone else. that's with the latest Intel beta drivers being installed, that were recommended by Windows Update.

I downloaded the latest Intel 945 chipset drivers from Intel's website as the EXE. I then went into the properties of the EXE, changed it to run in Vista compatibility mode, and run as Administrator and applied. I ran the EXE, said yes to the "this is an older version, sure?" and restarted ..... and boxee works!

Hope that helps someone!

Regards

Marky_UK

DIY lounge media centre PC (Silverstone LC19 case, Jetway J9F2 board, Intel, 2gb RAM, Seagate Barracuda 1TB, DVDRW, 1080p out, SPDIF digital out)
Graphic: Mobile Intel 945 Express (Latest Vista driver)
Windows 7, Build 7000

cobbly
January 23rd, 2009, 07:26 AM
Boxee is running great here, on Win 7 64bit.

Turning off user account control seemed to get rid of the "program has stopped working" error for me. Worth a try if any of you are still getting it.

ryanst24
January 23rd, 2009, 08:11 AM
Same as the others.. Boxee crashes on load and gives the "boxee has stopped working' error. Updated Intel GM965 to latest. Tried running in compatibility mode. Uninstalled and reinstalled.

Dell 1525 here. Any fixes would be greatly appreciated. Going to try the Ubuntu version for now.

So I took the advice of installing the older drivers from Dells site..rebooted and Boxee started up fine...Now the problem is it is constantly clicking like some one is pushing on the arrow keys and the menu jumps around even when my hands are off the keyboard and mouse...very strange..but hey it's a start..

Beejeezus
January 23rd, 2009, 11:23 AM
So after lots of trial and error, I finally figured out how to get Boxee to run on my Windows 7 machine. I ended up heading over to the XMBC forum to see if there were similar problems since Boxee is built around XMBC. Luckily I found a thread that pertained to my issue. I just had to download the latest Vista drivers for my video card, or retrofit them since the Windows 7 drivers are newer, but do not work properly work with various windows applications. So now Boxee runs great, though it does crash here in there, but it works.

craig0246
January 23rd, 2009, 01:53 PM
Lowering the resolution didn't help at all for me.

Try disabling visual themes.

merft
January 23rd, 2009, 03:41 PM
No significant problems running Boxee on Windows 7-32 bit. Couple things you need to make sure about:


Upgrade your video drivers to the latest FROM the video card manufacturer. The default video drivers in Windows 7 are not adequate.
If Boxee is installed in C:\Program Files\, turn off UAC. The C:\Programs Files\ folder is a DMZ zone for applications that communicate to the outside world in Windows 7. UAC is really pissy with some apps. You can alternatively install in somewhere in your \Users\[Your Profile]\ and it should get around the UAC issues, though I haven't tried it myself with Boxee.


Good luck.

-Tom

bscarano
January 23rd, 2009, 04:17 PM
Hi there

Thanks to all in the posts above.

I've (transferred 800gb, then reformatted and) installed Windows 7, 32 bit on my lounge PC.

I've only installed boxee and Windows 7, and as soon as I opened boxee, it crashed, as with everyone else. that's with the latest Intel beta drivers being installed, that were recommended by Windows Update.

I downloaded the latest Intel 945 chipset drivers from Intel's website as the EXE. I then went into the properties of the EXE, changed it to run in Vista compatibility mode, and run as Administrator and applied. I ran the EXE, said yes to the "this is an older version, sure?" and restarted ..... and boxee works!

Hope that helps someone!

Regards

Marky_UK

DIY lounge media centre PC (Silverstone LC19 case, Jetway J9F2 board, Intel, 2gb RAM, Seagate Barracuda 1TB, DVDRW, 1080p out, SPDIF digital out)
Graphic: Mobile Intel 945 Express (Latest Vista driver)
Windows 7, Build 7000

I have confirmed that above has worked for me. Now I need to hook up to my TV and get my media on the system. Pheww, I thought I was going to have to install XP again.

Brendon

Siliticx
January 24th, 2009, 12:10 AM
crashes for me on stsrt too...

i got an amd 4870 with the latest bet drivers... tried everything to no avail.

every single app on my production machine works..except boxee..dangit...

any idea welcomed

Trojan
January 24th, 2009, 01:18 PM
I reinstalled it and it still crashes on startup. :(

This is my log file.
20:16:23 T:6976 M:2609295360 NOTICE: Mapping drive Z to C:\Users\Philip\AppData\Roaming\BOXEE\cache
20:16:23 T:6976 M:2609217536 NOTICE: Mapping drive T to C:\Users\Philip\AppData\Roaming\BOXEE\userdata
20:16:23 T:6976 M:2609213440 NOTICE: Mapping drive Q to C:\Boxee
20:16:23 T:6976 M:2609213440 NOTICE: Mapping drive U to C:\Boxee
20:16:23 T:6976 M:2609209344 NOTICE: Mapping drive H to C:\Users\Philip\Documents
20:16:23 T:6976 M:2609102848 NOTICE: -----------------------------------------------------------------------
20:16:23 T:6976 M:2609094656 NOTICE: Starting XBMC, Platform: Windows build 7000. Built on Jan 7 2009 (compiler 1500)
20:16:23 T:6976 M:2609094656 NOTICE: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz
20:16:23 T:6976 M:2609094656 NOTICE: Desktop Resolution: 1024x768 32Bit at 60Hz
20:16:23 T:6976 M:2609094656 NOTICE: Q is mapped to: C:\Boxee
20:16:23 T:6976 M:2609094656 NOTICE: The executable running is: C:\Boxee\BOXEE.exe
20:16:23 T:6976 M:2609094656 NOTICE: Log File is located: C:\Users\Philip\AppData\Roaming\BOXEE\boxee.log
20:16:23 T:6976 M:2609094656 NOTICE: -----------------------------------------------------------------------
20:16:23 T:6976 M:2609070080 NOTICE: Setup SDL
20:16:23 T:6976 M:2602754048 INFO: Available videomodes:
20:16:23 T:6976 M:2602713088 INFO: Found mode: 1024x768
20:16:23 T:6976 M:2603016192 INFO: Found mode: 800x600
20:16:23 T:6976 M:2602549248 INFO: Drives are mapped
20:16:23 T:6976 M:2602549248 NOTICE: load settings...
20:16:23 T:6976 M:2602586112 NOTICE: Mapping drive P to C:\Users\Philip\AppData\Roaming\BOXEE\UserData
20:16:23 T:6976 M:2602528768 NOTICE: loading C:\Users\Philip\AppData\Roaming\BOXEE\userdata\gui settings.xml
20:16:23 T:6976 M:2602676224 NOTICE: Getting hardware information now...
20:16:23 T:6976 M:2602676224 INFO: Using analog output
20:16:23 T:6976 M:2602676224 INFO: AC3 pass through is enabled
20:16:23 T:6976 M:2602676224 INFO: DTS pass through is enabled
20:16:23 T:6976 M:2602676224 NOTICE: Checking resolution 12
20:16:23 T:6976 M:2602655744 NOTICE: Loaded advancedsettings.xml from C:\Users\Philip\AppData\Roaming\BOXEE\UserData\adv ancedsettings.xml
20:16:23 T:6976 M:2602639360 NOTICE: Getting hardware information now...
20:16:23 T:6976 M:2602639360 INFO: Using analog output
20:16:23 T:6976 M:2602639360 INFO: AC3 pass through is enabled
20:16:23 T:6976 M:2602639360 INFO: DTS pass through is enabled
20:16:23 T:6976 M:2602639360 NOTICE: Checking resolution 12
20:16:23 T:6976 M:2602635264 NOTICE: C:\Users\Philip\AppData\Roaming\BOXEE\UserData\sou rces.xml
20:16:23 T:6976 M:2602635264 ERROR: CSettings::Load Error loading C:\Users\Philip\AppData\Roaming\BOXEE\UserData\sou rces.xml: Line 0, Failed to open file
20:16:23 T:6976 M:2602868736 INFO: Checking skinpath existence, and existence of keymap.xml:Q:\skin...
20:16:23 T:6976 M:2602864640 DEBUG: Constructing surface 1024x768, shared=00000000, fullscreen=1
20:16:23 T:6976 M:2602532864 INFO: GL_VENDOR = Microsoft Corporation
20:16:23 T:6976 M:2602532864 INFO: GL_RENDERER = GDI Generic
20:16:23 T:6976 M:2602532864 INFO: GL_VERSION = 1.1.0
20:16:23 T:6976 M:2602532864 INFO: GL_EXTENSIONS = GL_WIN_swap_hint GL_EXT_bgra GL_EXT_paletted_texture
20:16:23 T:6976 M:2602307584 DEBUG: Asking to resize surface to 1024 x 768
20:16:23 T:6976 M:2602287104 INFO: GL: Enabling VSYNC
20:16:23 T:6976 M:2602262528 INFO: GL: Using artificial vsync sleep with rate 60.000000
20:16:23 T:6976 M:2602258432 INFO: GL: Selected vsync mode 1
20:16:23 T:6976 M:2602258432 DEBUG: Asking to resize surface to 1024 x 768
20:16:23 T:6976 M:2602233856 INFO: GL: Maximum texture width: 1024
20:16:23 T:6976 M:2602233856 INFO: load language info file: C:\Boxee\language\English\langinfo.xml

solracarevir
January 24th, 2009, 05:34 PM
I've been testing the Windows 7 Beta when I received the windows alpha download link on my email so I decided to give it a try under Win 7. Boxee crashes as soon as I load it, I tried to install it with various settings like "Run as a administrator" " disable desktop composition" " disable visual themes" etc etc etc. I'm having some video drivers Issue so that could be the problem behind this (I'm not runing Aero)

Since Boxee for Windows is an alpha release I wasnt expecting it to run under Win7, but i was Wondering... Does someone have it running under Win7? if so, please post your experiences.

Thanks!

bizthepirate
January 24th, 2009, 06:05 PM
I'm not familiar with Windows 7 (nor do I plan on being), but does it have a "Run in Vista" compatibility mode. I'm sure I read somewhere that 7 wouldn't destroy compatibility with applications that ran in Vista.... But then again, can you trust anything you hear from Microsoft these days?

mrobbins
January 24th, 2009, 07:41 PM
I am using Windows 7 and the alpha windows client. I crashed at first, it works fine now.

I am using the Vista Nvidea driver, not the win7 pre-release Nvidea driver from windows update.

solracarevir
January 24th, 2009, 08:01 PM
Also tried running it in compatibility mode with vista & Xp SP2. I'm starting to believe it's an issue related to my video chipset driver

bizthepirate
January 24th, 2009, 08:15 PM
What card/driver version are you using? And is there any form of log you can pastebin?

Pwoolgrove
January 25th, 2009, 07:54 AM
So iv got the Win7 64bit beta and installed Boxee no probs.

Go to start, click boxee and it instantly says
'Boxee has stopped working, please wait for windows to find a soloution...'

Anyone else have this problem? or know how to solve it?

Pwoolgrove
January 25th, 2009, 09:53 AM
I just updated my graphics drivers.

Now when i start Boxee it flashes constantly.

Jefferios
January 25th, 2009, 10:16 AM
Same thing happens to be on Windows 7 64 bit.

ehuna
January 25th, 2009, 12:11 PM
Got the invite and installed Boxee on my desktop -

HP TouchSmart iQ804
Intel Core 2 Duo T5850 / 2.16 GHz
4GB DDR2 SDRAM
NVIDIA GeForce 9300M GS, 256 MB
25.5" Monitor, 1920 x 1200

I'm running Windows 7 x64, build 7001, using the Vista x64 drivers (I wrote an article on how to install the drivers here: http://blog.ehuna.org/2008/12/windows_7_running_on_hp_touchs.html)

The installation worked without problems and I can run Boxee fine.

Unfortunately, I can not run Boxee maximized, it flickers constantly. If I run Boxee in windowed mode (keyboard shortcut "\"), it works fine.
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agentlame
January 25th, 2009, 12:13 PM
boxee is not supported or even tested on windows seven... it should work fine on all other versions. :)

ehuna
January 25th, 2009, 12:16 PM
Thanks AgentLame for the fast response.

I figured that Boxee didn't yet have a version tested in Windows 7. I'm just giving feedback (including hw) so you know the issue and can address it eventually.

In other words, I'm willing to test out any potential future fixes on this machine if needed (I have other machines running XP/Vista).

ehuna
January 25th, 2009, 02:32 PM
The good news is that the touch interface on the HP TouchSmart works really well with Boxee - it almost looks like Boxee was made for it!

Big buttons and good spacing makes it ideal to use your finger to control Boxee - and the 25.5" screen on the HP TouchSmart makes ideal to wath the video content!

ketenn57
January 25th, 2009, 08:52 PM
I had the same issues (Windows7 64bit). With the defualt Windows7 driver Boxee crashed on start. Then downloaded and installed my graphic card driver (evga Gforce series 8), Boxee started but when run in full screen there was tons of flickering. Then installed the "NVIDIA driver update for NVIDIA Gforce 8800 GTS (Prerelease - WDDM 1.1)" from Windows update and Boxee now runs full screen with no flicker.

cja245
January 25th, 2009, 10:30 PM
I've been testing the Windows 7 Beta when I received the windows alpha download link on my email so I decided to give it a try under Win 7. Boxee crashes as soon as I load it, I tried to install it with various settings like "Run as a administrator" " disable desktop composition" " disable visual themes" etc etc etc. I'm having some video drivers Issue so that could be the problem behind this (I'm not runing Aero)

Since Boxee for Windows is an alpha release I wasnt expecting it to run under Win7, but i was Wondering... Does someone have it running under Win7? if so, please post your experiences.

Thanks!
You need to install your graphics card drivers, windows update can find them for you if you like

cja245
January 25th, 2009, 10:42 PM
i am running boxee on windows 7 and for the most part it runs good. i have a 19'' lcd monitor and a 32'' lcd tv both in my livingroom both using vga. the only problem i am having so far that i didn't have with xp is that when i launch boxee on my tv it changes the resolution of my 19'' monitor from 1280x1024 to 1024x768 and squashes it down (black bars on top and bottom) It will allow me to change it back, but nothing in boxee works if i do. Besides that it runs good. i had the same issue where it won't even launch at first. i admit i was a little too excited about the new os to install drivers first.

agentlame
January 26th, 2009, 03:49 AM
merged all win7 threads.
guys, boxee is not intended to be run on windows seven.

windows seven is beta code, boxee is alpha.

it's hard enough keeping the bugs between xp and vista straight, not to mention x86_64/i386.
that's four versions of windows, for those counting... seven adds two more. :(

boxee will be tested, and fully supported after windows seven is rtm'd.

lee3078
January 26th, 2009, 09:43 AM
I didn't read this whole thread, but just wanted to let you know that I have Boxee running on Windows 7. I had to run in XP Compatibility Mode, as it was crashing before. Hope that helps someone, and sorry if that solution has already been posted.

groovyrock
January 26th, 2009, 12:48 PM
agentlame - I hope most of us understand and agree with you that Boxee developers don't need to look at this, as there are WAY more important things to do on the Windows version of Boxee than compatibility with a beta OS. So I think this is just a findings discussion and any fixes that we as testers can provide.

I am still testing Boxee on my 2 Windows 7 computers with mixed luck.

agentlame
January 26th, 2009, 12:54 PM
agentlame - I hope most of us understand and agree with you that Boxee developers don't need to look at this, as there are WAY more important things to do on the Windows version of Boxee than compatibility with a beta OS. So I think this is just a findings discussion and any fixes that we as testers can provide.

no, no... i'm sure that's the case... but, it's making my life a little harder sorting-out bug reports, etc.

really, i did this because i'm lazy/selfish. :)

magu
January 26th, 2009, 05:01 PM
I got it launching and browsing fine, but it crashes when scanning.

1) Before manually downloading ATI's Vista drivers for my card (9800 series), boxee would crash in the instant I opened it. Updated, worked fine.

2) Now boxee will crash a few minutes after it starts scanning my media (on a NAS). Turned off UAC, still nothing.

I found, however, that boxee will also stop responding if I put the computer to suspend.

P4 2.8Ghz with ATI 9800 series AGP card and 1Gb of RAM.

ehuna
January 28th, 2009, 01:43 AM
Thanks ketenn57 - your tip worked. Windows 7 Update had an optional update for a beta version of the WDDM 1.1 driver for my card. Once I installed and rebooted Boxee is working great, now full screen.

bmoura
January 31st, 2009, 12:13 AM
i have the same problem on my aspire one. Any one think its the 945 driver

That seems to be a common complaint. There may be better luck when Intel updates their Windows 7 video drivers.

bmj2728
January 31st, 2009, 06:54 PM
I'm happy to report that I've got Boxee fully working under Windows 7 64-bit, at least I haven't run into any problems with media I know should work. ::Knocks on wood::

My rig:

Asus P5BW-LA
Intel Core 2 Duo E6300
NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT
4 GB RAM
XP/ Windows 7
Panasonic 52" Rear Projection CRT HDTV

Installing the latest NVIDIA Vista 64-bit drivers(01/22/2009) allowed me to get Boxee running. Using the NVIDIA Control panel I was able to alter the refresh rate for my display from the default(29 Hertz???) to 30 Hertz. This removed the flicker I was getting when first attempting to run Boxee. Then all it took was some MAJOR overscan adjustments from within Boxee to get everything looking pretty. So far no other problems. And as an added bonus Windows 7 is able to handle 1920 x 1080 whereas I was not able to make this rig usable above 1024 x 768 in XP.

Khidr
January 31st, 2009, 07:26 PM
What SgtCyborg said is crucial. I was having the same problem, with the instant-crash. I ended up reinstalling nvidia drivers from here: http://developer.nvidia.com/object/opengl_3_driver.html

rebooted, reinstalled, and all is working well.

craig0246
February 1st, 2009, 02:50 PM
Try disabling visual themes.

Ok, I tried installing the latest Nvidia drivers & that is how I got the flicker everybody talks about. Previously I was using Microsoft's default video drivers (1.1) I believe it was & wasn't having the flicker problem until I installed Nvidia's drivers.

craig0246
February 1st, 2009, 02:54 PM
I had the same issues (Windows7 64bit). With the defualt Windows7 driver Boxee crashed on start. Then downloaded and installed my graphic card driver (evga Gforce series 8), Boxee started but when run in full screen there was tons of flickering. Then installed the "NVIDIA driver update for NVIDIA Gforce 8800 GTS (Prerelease - WDDM 1.1)" from Windows update and Boxee now runs full screen with no flicker.

Yes, this is what I discovered as well, but w/ the actual WDDM 1.1 I originally used there was no flicker, UNTIL I tried installing Nvidia's latest Win7 driver. That is when I actually saw flicker constantly in full-screen mode. Not sure about windows mode though as I haven't tried that.

bmj2728
February 2nd, 2009, 07:56 AM
Ok, I tried installing the latest Nvidia drivers & that is how I got the flicker everybody talks about. Previously I was using Microsoft's default video drivers (1.1) I believe it was & wasn't having the flicker problem until I installed Nvidia's drivers.

Try changing the refresh rate of your display through the NVIDIA Control Panel, this corrected the issue for me. If you take a look at the Win7 Beta release notes you'll see that this is a known issue they recommended trying a different refresh rate if you can. My rig is hooked to a 52" Panasonic CRT and was defaulting to a 29 Hertz refresh rate, when I changed it to 30 Hertz the flicker went away.

remyfox
February 2nd, 2009, 11:25 AM
I am running 0.9.7.4825 on a Lenovo X60 ThinkPad, running Build 7000 of Windows 7 Beta, using the Intel Vista GMA 950 drivers as the Win 7 Beta WDDM 1.0 drivers which install automatically, don't provide OpenGL 1.4 support.

I have two issues related video playing.

#1. When playing any type of streaming flash video I get very poor FPS. The video appears to run at around 15 fps, as it has a very strobe like appearance. I thought at first this was just bad Vista driver performance, as I had poor full screen performance with Vista when it first came out. But then I tried using Hulu in a web browser, and full screen at the 480p 1mbit quality looks great, so the driver and the hardware are definitely capable of it. So next I thought maybe OpenGL is to blame, and perhaps Boxee is just running at a slow framerate because of OpenGL performance. When playing a flash video I pressed the "i" key, I believe which displays the fps and some other stats. When the OSB for the stats came up it was running at pretty close to 60 fps, so no problem there, and then I noticed, when the OSD is up, the slow fps problem in the video in the background goes away. In fact when any OSB up, the video looks way better. As soon as the OSD is cancelled with ESC, or the controls OSD times out and disappears, back to the previous jerky frame rate.

Has anyone else seen this problem, and/or know of a fix?

#2. When playing any non-flash, video off of local drives, network, or Even from Apple Trailers, Boxee crashes when the stop function is used to stop the video.

Any similar experiences and potential fixes would be appreciated.

Thanks.

remy7
February 5th, 2009, 08:49 AM
Hi there

Thanks to all in the posts above.

I've (transferred 800gb, then reformatted and) installed Windows 7, 32 bit on my lounge PC.

I've only installed boxee and Windows 7, and as soon as I opened boxee, it crashed, as with everyone else. that's with the latest Intel beta drivers being installed, that were recommended by Windows Update.

I downloaded the latest Intel 945 chipset drivers from Intel's website as the EXE. I then went into the properties of the EXE, changed it to run in Vista compatibility mode, and run as Administrator and applied. I ran the EXE, said yes to the "this is an older version, sure?" and restarted ..... and boxee works!

Hope that helps someone!

Regards

Marky_UK


Thank you, this worked for me.

UPDATE: Although boxee was working fine, after playing Quicktime files boxee would crash, so I switched back to XP where everything works smoothly.

fubekabye
February 6th, 2009, 11:56 PM
For the last two years I have only been watching TV over the internet via PC or streaming to my xbox using Playon, vmcnetflix and other solutions.

I am running W7 and would love to try this out as well. How do I get an installer?

Also, are there plans to support xbox?

Tx,
Fubekabye

traviswong
February 7th, 2009, 12:08 AM
Thank you, this worked for me.

UPDATE: Although boxee was working fine, after playing Quicktime files boxee would crash, so I switched back to XP where everything works smoothly.

Hihi,

Is your Quicktime files encoded in h264 codec? If they are, I have the same problem too, but I only have that problem on some files not all.

I also installed Windows 7 beta on a very primitive system and boxee was crashing also till I buy a graphics card (w 256MB mem) and updated windows 7 with that new card.

NOTE: Windows 7 will always install the card first with a standard vga adapter. For boxee to work properly, will need to windows update to get the latest drivers. I realised that when windows media center was also complaining about incompatible graphics cards.

Hope this helps! I love boxee!

Teddy6565
February 8th, 2009, 10:16 PM
I am running 0.9.7.4825 on a Lenovo X60 ThinkPad, running Build 7000 of Windows 7 Beta, using the Intel Vista GMA 950 drivers as the Win 7 Beta WDDM 1.0 drivers which install automatically, don't provide OpenGL 1.4 support.

I have two issues related video playing.

#1. When playing any type of streaming flash video I get very poor FPS. The video appears to run at around 15 fps, as it has a very strobe like appearance. I thought at first this was just bad Vista driver performance, as I had poor full screen performance with Vista when it first came out. But then I tried using Hulu in a web browser, and full screen at the 480p 1mbit quality looks great, so the driver and the hardware are definitely capable of it. So next I thought maybe OpenGL is to blame, and perhaps Boxee is just running at a slow framerate because of OpenGL performance. When playing a flash video I pressed the "i" key, I believe which displays the fps and some other stats. When the OSB for the stats came up it was running at pretty close to 60 fps, so no problem there, and then I noticed, when the OSD is up, the slow fps problem in the video in the background goes away. In fact when any OSB up, the video looks way better. As soon as the OSD is cancelled with ESC, or the controls OSD times out and disappears, back to the previous jerky frame rate.

Has anyone else seen this problem, and/or know of a fix?



I also have this problem, and this is not specific to Windows 7, as it has already been reported and seems quite common on Vista. Still waiting for a fix for this, it should be straightforward, as like you say as soon as there is an OSD on everything plays smooth. It's not a hardwarwe problem, as i have dual Mac OSX / Vista machine, and everything plays fine on OS X with same video card. Can anyone suggest anything to try??

remyfox
February 10th, 2009, 10:04 AM
I also have this problem, and this is not specific to Windows 7, as it has already been reported and seems quite common on Vista. Still waiting for a fix for this, it should be straightforward, as like you say as soon as there is an OSD on everything plays smooth. It's not a hardwarwe problem, as i have dual Mac OSX / Vista machine, and everything plays fine on OS X with same video card. Can anyone suggest anything to try??

OK, good to know it's not just me, Windows 7 or the combo of Windows 7 and the Vista drivers, or just the crappy Intel 950 IGP. Hopefully they get this fixed in the next release.

jzh797s
February 12th, 2009, 08:00 PM
I was using Boxee under Vista with my ATI 4550 video card, but under Windows 7 it crashes on start up. I am running the beta drivers for Windows 7 on this card now and I have a sneaking suspicion that it is the culprit.

I dont know if I can stick with Windows 7 if I have to sacrifice Boxee.

nail
February 16th, 2009, 01:47 AM
If you are still having issues with Boxee crashing automatically after you launch it try these steps:

1) Start -> Windows Updates

See if there are any 'optional updates' and install any that you find, regardless of if they are related to hardware or not. Reboot if required.

2) Turn off Windows Defender. Type in Windows Defender in the search bar then go under program options and deselect the checkbox for using windows defender.

3) Go to the Getting Started section and turn User Account Control down to the most minimum settings possible.

Reboot once more just to be safe, then launch Boxee. Now the Windows Firewall should pop up(assuming Boxee does not crash) and ask you to allow it locally only, or to the outside world as well. I would suggest checking both option boxes and clicking Allow.

Hope this helps some of you.

kartar
February 18th, 2009, 01:14 AM
i am not trying My Boxee With Windows 7....

Altryne
February 23rd, 2009, 03:09 PM
Hi guys, I'm using Windows 7
The flickering you mentioned happends in lots of programs, not just boxee
I solved it by instaling a windows update concerning my video driver
WDDM1.1 something
I firs downloaded the latest drivers for my GFx(Geforce 8200) and then I installed the windows update with the WDDM
and everything works like a charm
try it
ps. boxee is very very cool!

TwelveSec72
February 24th, 2009, 01:30 AM
Hi guys, I'm using Windows 7
The flickering you mentioned happends in lots of programs, not just boxee
I solved it by instaling a windows update concerning my video driver
WDDM1.1 something
I firs downloaded the latest drivers for my GFx(Geforce 8200) and then I installed the windows update with the WDDM
and everything works like a charm
try it
ps. boxee is very very cool!

Yes I was having the same issue with a 8600GT and sure enough on NVidias site they make mention of the Windows Update and sure enough there is a driver update there, and it fixed the flickering issues.

marcel
February 26th, 2009, 09:42 AM
Regarding the crashes it could be Windows 7 has not updated your driver correctly and so openGL seems to be only 1.1 ,boxee does not support anything under 1.4 ..in order to solve this issue you will need to follow this link (http://www.techspot.com/news/33468-no-windows-7-drivers-yet-try-using-vistas.html) ....this id the important part After downloading the drivers, run the installation setup and follow the prompts as if you would any other time. If you are presented with any errors due to compatibility, cancel the installation, right click the on the install package’s .exe and choose “Troubleshoot Compatibility”.

is2gu
March 4th, 2009, 12:35 PM
I am using boxee on a dell e6500 on Windows 7 and I haven't had any problems. I did update my video card drivers etc before installing boxee. The performance is much better than Vista.

RDSigler
March 4th, 2009, 10:07 PM
well i have been putting boxee through its paces in windows 7 beta 1 for a few days and i have to say that it runs like a champ, much better than vista surprisingly
I have not had any problems on Windows 7

I have had problems with Media Center ;-)

AJerman
March 4th, 2009, 11:45 PM
Just to post my experiences... I recently decided to dump using my extra computer as a server and use it as a media center (it was already hooked up to my TV). I set it up with Windows 7 (x86, build 7000), and got the system fully up to date, drivers and all before I did anything. Then I skipped MCE all together and went straight for Boxee.

So far Boxee has been nothing short of a dream for me on 7. The only issue I've had was that Boxee doesn't turn off DPI scaling on itself when it launches, so you kind of get stuck zoomed in to the middle of the screen, however, disabling high DPI in the compatibility section of the shortcut properties fixed that. Other than that it has run perfectly. The only thing that's managed to crash it was trying to used the web interface, which I would never use anyway, and judging by the XBMC skin, it doesn't look like the Boxee guys have even really bothered to work on that yet. (Fine by me, Boxee remote on the iPhone is far better).

I've only been using it for a couple of days, and I haven't loaded it up with all of my media yet, so I can't say I've run it through all the tests, but so far it's looking very good. I've never been able to get myself into using a media center app rather than just double clicking files, even with Boxee on my Macbook, but this runs so well it's definitely changed my mind.

It seems like the majority of the issues have been with drivers, and x64 doesn't help either since drivers are even worse on that side of the fence, but once it runs, it runs great. As I told Marcel, I think the Boxee guys should make sure they are ready to go by launch and start a campaign to get users to use Boxee rather than MCE. I'm certain no one will be disappointed.

marcel
March 5th, 2009, 01:39 AM
cheers for the post...anyone having a problem with windows 7 feel free to pm...

Kuminauha
March 5th, 2009, 01:40 PM
I itching to test boxee on my htpc...running with windows vista x64 and windows 7 x64. I play Full HD content allmost everyday to my lcd tv from files or blu-ray drive.

AJerman
March 5th, 2009, 07:38 PM
Oh no, after all that raving I did about Boxee on 7, I'm eating my words now. I watched serveral TV shows from my hard drive last night, then left Boxee running overnight and all day today while I was at work, and just now I tried to watch another TV show and I've got the issue of only playing for a few seconds (no audio) and then locking up.

I don't get what happened, because nothing changed. I never even closed Boxee to do anything else that could have affected it. I checked my Windows Update history, and I did have an update to Windows Defender definitions earlier today, however I hadn't had Defender disabled or anything before, so that shouldn't have changed anything. I even tried disabling it now, and still no go. This is disappointing. :(

I'm gonna mess around more and I'll post if I find anything.

Edit: Nevermind! I figured it out. It was the fact that I had changed the audio to digital last night, I guess while I was playing music, and that was causing videos to crash within a few seconds. Ehh... Creative beta drivers, what can you do right? I'll just leave it analog and be happy they came out with drivers for a Windows beta this time (Creative was TERRIBLE with the Vista beta). So anyway, all works perfect again. :D

Edit 2: A happy user once again: http://s5.tinypic.com/bg36zk.jpg (perspective makes my MacBook look huge :eek:)

DGMurdockIII
March 6th, 2009, 09:48 PM
can we please try to keep this realted to what happens when you run boxee on windows 7 so the boxee team will be able to have it working possable by the beta and please keep offtopic chat off this thread

Shadowline
March 6th, 2009, 11:50 PM
It isn't even offtopic. its a spambot. Anyway, testing boxee on the x64 version of the Seven beta. With the latest nvidia drivers (9800gtx+) it seems to have odd horizontal lines that jump around until the application eventually dies. Works for me on 32bit though.

Addition:
Changing the refresh rate helps, though only lightly. Checking to install the default windows update drivers if it helps at all.

Update:
Indeed installing the WDM drivers from windows update do fix the problem. Though the application still dies at random points.

AJerman
March 7th, 2009, 10:01 AM
Impressions of 0.9.9.5324 on Windows 7

Since it's hard to tell what bugs are 7 related and what aren't I'm just going to stick to posting in here since Win 7 is all I really use Boxee on, and I don't have another Windows machine set up to compare bugs on.

So I got the new version set up, and for the most part it seems pretty good. I tried adding an app from the App Box and everything worked as expected. Should be interesting as more good content gets added there (I'm hoping for an atdhe.net app... may try my hand at that, but it'd be hard since they throw to a bunch of streams).

Hulu does work, however, I've yet to use the new Hulu and not have Boxee crash at some point. If I never open Hulu, it never crashes, so I don't know if there's a bug somewhere in the RSS reader or the Hulu feed itself. What other apps use the RSS reader what I could test to see if it's the same?

Also, I haven't been able to figure out how to reproduce it, but one time I hit "\" to drop out of full screen to check on some files, and then pressed it again later to go back to full screen, and somehow my enter key got remapped and boxee thought I was still pressing "\", and would switch between full screen and windowed. I couldn't make it go back to normal and had to exit boxee completely and restart it to fix it.

Also, I'm having some hang ups sometimes when trying to exit boxee. When I click exit then confirm, the confirmation goes away, and hangs for a while, then finally closes after about 15 seconds. This possibly could be related to the fact that boxee disables Aero when it launches, but I've also noticed that it only does this because I have the compatibility set to disable DPI scaling due to that bug.

So, overall, there are improvements to this build, but overall I do find a few more crashes and hangs than the last version. It's still very usable so far, so I'll hang with it and look forward to the next build.

Edit: Also, one other thing I just noticed. Somehow I've gotten a phantom boxee window open. The process is closed, but the Windows 7 taskbar still thinks it's open so it shows as active (square outline around the pinned icon on the taskbar), and when I mouse over it shows a horizontal line like it's trying to frame a window that's non-existant. The boxee process is closed though, so this very well may be a Windows 7 bug and not a boxee bug, however, some kind of improper shutdown of the app may have caused it as well.

judgedeath
March 11th, 2009, 05:10 AM
Have the exact same problem on Windows 7 64 bit with ATI 2600 XT card. With driver installed with the OS, Boxee would crash immediately. After installing the ATi Vista 64 driver, Boxee would start and flicker. The flicker stops when changing from full screen to window screen.

Tried Boxee before on Windows 7 32 bit with the ATI windows 7 beta driver and it would not work.

So had exactly the same issue as above, screen flickers while in full screen mode.:mad: {CTRL+ENTER} to drop out of full screen and bingo!:eek: boxee is up and running.

Im running Ati radeons 3870 2 x in crossfire, with a phenom 9600. and windows 7 x64 build 7048.:D

Will post if i figure out the full screen glitch:)

skeetr
March 11th, 2009, 07:19 PM
I know much of this has been stated in the thread already, but I just want to let every what issues I am having.

I am running 64 bit Windows 7 on an Asus laptop. Specs are:
2.5 Ghz Core2Duo
4 GB of RAM
Nvidia 9500m GS Graphics card with 512 VRAM

I am having the flickering issue when in full screen. Changing the resolution and virtical sync blank results in the flicker going at different speeds. Running Boxee in a window fixes the flicker issue like everyone else has stated. I have not had Boxee close out at random times or stop responding. I have had an issue with some internet videos where it will say paused and its still playing.

I am going to see if I can get newer video drivers or try the vista drivers that came with my laptop. I am also going to try installing Boxee using compatibility mode to see if anything changes.

Best of luck to the devs. I hope to see this project come out to a success, its looking really good so far.

meverts
March 12th, 2009, 10:15 AM
haha skeetr i have almost the exact same asus laptop as you running Windows 7 and i am having the exact same issues.

Boxee runes fine when i take it out of fullscreen mode but when it is not there is constant flickering running vertically across the screen.

The other problem I have is whenever I try to play or even look at songs from my manually added media source, Boxee freezes up and I have to control alt delete to get out.

AJerman
March 13th, 2009, 09:07 PM
With the fixed indexing crash, and an upgrade to Windows 7 Build 7057 x64, everything works perfectly. All is well in the world again!

Windows 7 Build 7057 x64
AMD Opteron 165
3GB RAM
DFI Lanparty nForce 4 SLI (Vista x64 Drivers from nvidia.com)
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS (Win 7 x64 beta drivers from nvidia.com)
Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Fatal1ty (Win 7 x64 beta drivers from creative.com)

I think that pretty much sums it up.

Edit: Oh, forgot to mention, High DPI bug is still there of course. Disable high DPI on boxee in the Compatibility tab of the shortcut's properties and all is good.

LockeCPM4
March 16th, 2009, 11:59 PM
I have an idea of what is causing the flickering. When I go into Settings then General, the screen resolution changes about a million times per second. It mostly hovers in the upper 70s but my monitor is not rated that high and therefore the flicker.

I think boxee is not utilyzing the video card properly.

Gateway FX P7801u
Intel Centrino P8400 2.24GHz
4 GB DDR3
Geforce 9800m GTS 1GB

LockeCPM4
March 17th, 2009, 12:40 AM
OK, Update:

I installed the Windows WDM 1.1 drivers as others suggested, and no more screen flicker.

skeetr
March 17th, 2009, 01:52 AM
OK, Update:

I installed the Windows WDM 1.1 drivers as others suggested, and no more screen flicker.

are you using Windows 7 build 7000 or a newer build and (prolly posted somewhere already, but) where can we find these WDM drivers?

Oh forgot to say: I didnt find newer graphics drivers from the Nvidia site, using drivers that came with my laptop did not work, and installing Boxee in compatibility mode (tried XP mode and Vista mode) did not work ether.

LockeCPM4
March 17th, 2009, 08:39 AM
I am using Build 7000 x64. I got the new drivers by going into Windows Update from the start menu, and it was listed under Recommended Updates. Before I did the update I was using the latest Vista x64 drivers.

Hope that helps!

AJerman
March 17th, 2009, 05:00 PM
are you using Windows 7 build 7000 or a newer build and (prolly posted somewhere already, but) where can we find these WDM drivers?

Oh forgot to say: I didnt find newer graphics drivers from the Nvidia site, using drivers that came with my laptop did not work, and installing Boxee in compatibility mode (tried XP mode and Vista mode) did not work ether.

Use these drivers: http://www.nvidia.com/object/windows_7.html

skeetr
March 18th, 2009, 02:00 AM
Use these drivers: http://www.nvidia.com/object/windows_7.html

I tried those drivers and the installer said it didn't find compatible hardware. :confused:

I installed the Windows WDM 1.1 drivers as others suggested, and no more screen flicker.

I didn't notice those drivers show up in update. :p (clicks start > all programs > windows update > selects new nvidia drivers > clicks download) well i'll let everyone know if this works for me asap.

skeetr
March 18th, 2009, 01:30 PM
ok I installed the WDM 1.1 drivers from the windows update and :D it worked!

I think its kinda odd that in the settings/general tab it shows my screen resolution as: 1680x1050 1680x1050 (Full Screen) 10x.xx Hz.
Does anyone have this as well? maybe this is just a false reading or maybe this is something that is causing some of our problems.

Now the only big thing that I have issues with it many internet videos, when i click pause or stop, won't pause or stop, they keep playing. I don't think this is just a windows 7 bug though. I also have a once-in-a-while crash :(.
idk it could be cause i haven't restarted my computer after installing the new video drivers yet.
I am working on getting windows 7 build 7057 to see if that fixes some problems.
Not sure why but i think its kinda fun troubleshootin these issues :p

marky_uk
March 18th, 2009, 01:34 PM
Hiya

Where's the build available? Or when's it coming out? It's not on Technet at the moment ....

Going to try to install the WDDM driver again - it wouldn't let me a few days ago, came back with a useless error number which means it's not all available or something suitably non-descript. Will try again.

dan13l
March 19th, 2009, 04:22 PM
I installed ATI's new Windows 7 drivers today (version 9.3 - now listed on the normal driver page rather than hidden away) and Boxee now loads up and seems to work pretty well. I've not done any serious tests, but given that I got the immediate crash prior to these drivers, I'd say it's a promising step.

Anyone with ATI cards that was having trouble before, give these a go.

skeetr
March 20th, 2009, 05:11 PM
Hiya

Where's the build available? Or when's it coming out? It's not on Technet at the moment ....

Going to try to install the WDDM driver again - it wouldn't let me a few days ago, came back with a useless error number which means it's not all available or something suitably non-descript. Will try again.

Build 7057 is not release, as far as i know, but it has leaked onto some torrent sites.

marky_uk
March 21st, 2009, 01:34 AM
Ahhh, OK. I wondered if that was the case. Thanks for the reply! :-)

Marky_UK

cdawzrd
March 26th, 2009, 12:11 AM
I just downloaded the latest boxee windows beta, and it installs and runs perfectly on my Thinkpad under Windows 7 x64, after I installed the old Vista graphics drivers that support OpenGL 2.0 (the MSFT drivers only do 1.2). The program runs great and has no major issues! Good work! Kind of surprising that I've had more trouble on plain-jane 32-bit XP than on 64-bit Win7.

jackquack
March 30th, 2009, 06:32 PM
I am having the problem outlined in this thread:
http://forum.boxee.tv/showthread.php?p=44356#post44356

But on windows 7.

I am running:
Windows 7 (7000) x64
Boxee 0.9.9 (March 24, 2009)
I have a Dell 6400
x1400 Radeon Mobility which supports OpenGL 2.0
Boxee says I only have OpenGL 1.1

I have tried the Compatibility Troubleshooter. I have the most recent display driver from Dell (8/11/2006). I have tried running in compatibility modes. I have tried disabling UAC, and reducing the resolution.

Any help would be appreciated!

Doodiehead
March 30th, 2009, 06:58 PM
Hey guys,

I'm running Windows 7 7057 on my Samsung Q1, while it works fine for internet based items and seems to play well (except some of the streaming audio for radio), boxee can't see my files that are local to the machine!

I'm running the 32bit version with the latest Alpha.

And another thing... has anybody had any luck with tablet/touch integration for boxee in Vista or Windows 7? I would really like to run the interface as much as possible with touch (altho the dpad and enter button work well), and I'm going to have to code an escape or back key on the U numbered pads... but it's an awesome experience! Good video and easy watching.

Thanks in advance.

EDIT: Ok... got the files working now, had to uninstall and reinstall Boxee...

what's weird!? I can sort of use the touchscreen if I Swipe my finger in short bursts over the items on the menus... looks funny, but it works!

Now to see if I can get the buttons on the U pad(it's ont he right side of the Q1) working!

BTDT
March 31st, 2009, 06:11 AM
I am having the problem outlined in this thread:
http://forum.boxee.tv/showthread.php?p=44356#post44356

But on windows 7.

I am running:
Windows 7 (7000) x64
Boxee 0.9.9 (March 24, 2009)
I have a Dell 6400
x1400 Radeon Mobility which supports OpenGL 2.0
Boxee says I only have OpenGL 1.1

I have tried the Compatibility Troubleshooter. I have the most recent display driver from Dell (8/11/2006). I have tried running in compatibility modes. I have tried disabling UAC, and reducing the resolution.

Any help would be appreciated!
In my case I fixed Boxee by backing off to the latest **Vista** version of the drivers. The pre-release Win7 drivers (this was the WDDM 1.1 drivers -- I know these apply to Intel chipsets but I'm not sure if they apply in your case) don't work.

skeetr
March 31st, 2009, 07:14 PM
ok not sure if this is the right thread to post this in, but none of the hulu videos I play will pause and when i run boxee in a window, the hulu video is playing in a window behind the boxee window. I am attaching a print screen to show what im talking about. Also, don't know if its an issue with the video or hulu, but after like 5min of video it will tell me that the video is no longer available, even though i just watched about 5 min of it. I am running the March 5th build 0.9.9.5324 of boxee on windows 7 build 7057.

skeetr
March 31st, 2009, 07:29 PM
Sorry i forgot to attach the picture. :D
here it is

BTDT
April 7th, 2009, 01:40 PM
In my case I fixed Boxee by backing off to the latest **Vista** version of the drivers. The pre-release Win7 drivers (this was the WDDM 1.1 drivers -- I know these apply to Intel chipsets but I'm not sure if they apply in your case) don't work.

I ended up going back to the Win7 prerelease drivers. While Boxee did work with the latest Vista drivers, I was also having a lot of video subsystem crashes for some reason.

Hopefully these things can sync up soon.

BTDT
April 7th, 2009, 01:47 PM
ok not sure if this is the right thread to post this in, but none of the hulu videos I play will pause and when i run boxee in a window, the hulu video is playing in a window behind the boxee window. I am attaching a print screen to show what im talking about. Also, don't know if its an issue with the video or hulu, but after like 5min of video it will tell me that the video is no longer available, even though i just watched about 5 min of it. I am running the March 5th build 0.9.9.5324 of boxee on windows 7 build 7057.
1. I currently have this same "will not pause" behavior with Hulu on my Vista x86 setup. All of us in Windowsland are still awaiting the latest and greatest version of Boxee which perhaps corrects some of these issues.

2. "run boxee in a window". I have never done this myself. My initial advice would be "don't do that" :-)

3. The 5-minutes limitation has something to do with the evil feud between Hulu and Boxee I think. It happens for me and others as well. The latest Boxee version again fixes this, but is not available yet for Windows.

nickmlee
April 8th, 2009, 05:39 PM
Whenever I *ATTEMPT* to access something on my H: drive, it gives me this: http://i41.tinypic.com/27zdtm8.png
The moment I changed the drive letter to D:, it worked flawlessly.
Win7 64 bit.

Harr1
April 11th, 2009, 06:07 AM
ATI's 9.4 drivers made my Boxee and HP notebook work. All previous Windows 7 drivers failed.

marcel
April 11th, 2009, 01:27 PM
@nickmlee Z,U,T,Q and H are internally used boxee that is why when you cahnged the drive letter it worked..

We are aware of issues with Hulu and this will be fixed in the future..Hulu playing on another window is a limitation we are aware of..

bmoura
April 11th, 2009, 04:59 PM
are you using Windows 7 build 7000 or a newer build and (prolly posted somewhere already, but) where can we find these WDM drivers?

Oh forgot to say: I didnt find newer graphics drivers from the Nvidia site, using drivers that came with my laptop did not work, and installing Boxee in compatibility mode (tried XP mode and Vista mode) did not work ether.

That was the winning approach here. Rather than using Windows Update, I downloaded the new Nvidia Windows 7 graphics drivers from the Nvidia web site. Fixed the issue with Windows 7, 64 Bit and my desktop HP.

Runs Boxee quite well with Windows 7, Build 7077, 64 bit.

lazyboy0172
April 14th, 2009, 12:23 PM
after updating my windows version to 7077 (from 7068) boxee now runs extremely slowly! the video playback, that is. it's strange, selecting videos is fine, scrolling and everything but when the video starts the audio runs fine but the video playback is extremely slow. uninstalling/reinstalling boxee does not fix this. has anyone else experienced this? does anyone have any ideas to fix this?

uncola
May 2nd, 2009, 09:28 AM
ATI's 9.4 drivers made my Boxee and HP notebook work. All previous Windows 7 drivers failed.

catalyst 9.4 64bit are also working flawlessly for me in win 7 7100 64 bit with boxee.

latest windows update nvidia drivers with my laptop 9300gs 256mb dell e6400 laptop are slightly wonky. sometimes they work great, sometimes boxee crashes

uncola
May 2nd, 2009, 11:01 PM
updated laptop to brand new win 7 nvidia notebook drivers released april 29th.
now the UI is really really laggy but it seems to play back all my hd movie files fine

kikkegek
May 5th, 2009, 09:28 AM
I just downloaded the latest boxee windows beta, and it installs and runs perfectly on my Thinkpad under Windows 7 x64, after I installed the old Vista graphics drivers that support OpenGL 2.0 (the MSFT drivers only do 1.2). The program runs great and has no major issues! Good work! Kind of surprising that I've had more trouble on plain-jane 32-bit XP than on 64-bit Win7.

I thought Boxee for Windows was still in Alpha-stage?

unsivilaudio
May 5th, 2009, 12:58 PM
Had to downgrade video drivers, to vista ones, however working like a champ now. Windows 7 RC x64 here.

bmoura
May 5th, 2009, 07:33 PM
Had to downgrade video drivers, to vista ones, however working like a champ now. Windows 7 RC x64 here.

It varies. I have Windows 7 RC 64 bit here working on the Win 7 Video Drivers.

But with Windows 7 RC 32 bit, the video issue has cropped up and Boxee won't start !

leland
May 6th, 2009, 01:46 AM
I'm running the RC build. It's ok, but no support for the DPI adjustment bums me out.

I run my PC w/ a 46" TV. DPI set to 150% of normal. Boxee doesn't adjust so that it stays at the same size. So I need to re-adjust everything. End result: not use boxee.

kikkegek
May 6th, 2009, 04:51 AM
It varies. I have Windows 7 RC 64 bit here working on the Win 7 Video Drivers.

But with Windows 7 RC 32 bit, the video issue has cropped up and Boxee won't start !

I am also using the 32bit version with my onboard Geforce 9300 chipset and got the message that it had the wrong OPENGL version. I had to install Nvidia drivers for my card to solve this.

marcel
May 6th, 2009, 05:00 AM
guys.. could you post urls to the correct drivers for new users...

cyberjohn
May 6th, 2009, 05:21 PM
This is all very strange!!! I just installed Windows 7 RC on an hp pavilion a6110n pc and installed the latest boxee for windows....5324 and it all works. no need to use vista video driver. And most surprising!!!! hulu works as well. I can get well past the 5 minute mark on full episodes.... Well at least alfred hitchcock presents.... with out being told the video is no longer available.

this is an AMD 44oo dual core processor
NVIDIA Geoforce 6150SE nforce 430

how odd!

powaking
May 8th, 2009, 10:33 AM
Latest Windows Alpha on an HP NC6400 with Windows 7 RC1 (Windows video drivers) causes Boxee to flicker to the point its not even usable. The first Windows 7 beta worked fine.

ajw85
May 14th, 2009, 09:06 AM
Equipment:
Asus P5EVM HDMI w/Onboard G35 Graphics & HDMI
Intel e1200
4x1gb OCZ Gold
1TB Samsung Spinpoint 32MN Cache

Installed Windows 7 RC1 last night. If it hangs during Windows 7 install, unplug your USB devices until you are actually in the windows system.

Then installed VLC and tested some 720p .mkv files, they worked; Hurray.

Installed Boxee and got the initial crash on start up. Tried installing as an Administrator; Same thing.

Read this post and saw the post around the first few pages about INFO_GL must be >1.4. Checked the Boxee log and my INFO_GL was 1.1.

Went to Intel's website and downloaded new G35 drivers. According to Windows 7, Intel's drivers are "older" than Windows 7's drivers, but installed anyways.

Started up Boxee and it worked! Streamed a 720p trailer from Apple Trailers and it worked; Hurray again!

Added my external USB hard drive as a source in Boxee to test my .mkv files. They did not work. It starts loading a movie and after about 10 seconds it crashes. No frames of the movie are played.

I understand that Boxee is an Alpha, and Windows 7 is not only beta, but is made by Microsoft; therefore there are going to be some bugs here and there, but does anyone have any insight into this. I just can't play h.264 720p .mkv files in boxee.

kikkegek
May 15th, 2009, 12:54 AM
Running Boxee With Windows 7 RC v. 7100

Hardware see my sig.

Drivers:
NVIDIA nForce Chipset Driver V67.8.6.0 for Windows Vista-32bit
Realtek HD Audio Driver V5.10.0.5804 for Windows XP/XP 64bit(WHQL) Realtek HD

The Realtek driver does not seem necessary, because the SPDIF seems to be working out of the box.

The Nvidia drivers are a big improvement in visual quality on my HDTV, stopping it from flimmering (if that is the correct word for it?)

Installing the new nForceware drivers or Geforce drivers for Windows 7 from the Nvidia site causes HMDI Audio to show "not connected' while HDMI "is" connected. Even loading the Nvidia HD audio driver will not fix this.

hope this helps others.

ow, by the way: Windows MS remote control RC6 works out of the box with my Boxee.

lhartwell
May 18th, 2009, 02:39 PM
On my laptop I was having the open GL version issue.
Simple fix, check video properties to determine chip set then go to vendor site and get latest Vista driver and install.
Boxee works fine now!
Thanks for the pointer to the resolution.

mavgink
May 21st, 2009, 03:28 PM
hmm.. thought i'd post my findings...

windows 7 rc x32 +ati 9.5 = no go... keeps crashing on mkv playback

however...

windows 7 rc x64 + ati 9.5 x64 = HEAVEN!!!

don't know why but hte 64 bit version works ... :)

i'm happy..

happylinks
May 23rd, 2009, 02:18 PM
I had some problems with the drivers in the beginning but now it works fine.. i downloaded the newest chipset driver from the intel site and then updated the chipset in device management with the new drivers.

kikkegek
May 23rd, 2009, 02:42 PM
I had some problems with the drivers in the beginning but now it works fine.. i downloaded the newest chipset driver from the intel site and then updated the chipset in device management with the new drivers.
what is your hardware configuration?
That way others can benefit from your post.

kikkegek
May 26th, 2009, 09:47 AM
Running Boxee With Windows 7 RC v. 7100

Hardware see my sig.

Drivers:
NVIDIA nForce Chipset Driver V67.8.6.0 for Windows Vista-32bit
Realtek HD Audio Driver V5.10.0.5804 for Windows XP/XP 64bit(WHQL) Realtek HD

The Realtek driver does not seem necessary, because the SPDIF seems to be working out of the box.

The Nvidia drivers are a big improvement in visual quality on my HDTV, stopping it from flimmering (if that is the correct word for it?)

Installing the new nForceware drivers or Geforce drivers for Windows 7 from the Nvidia site causes HMDI Audio to show "not connected' while HDMI "is" connected. Even loading the Nvidia HD audio driver will not fix this.

hope this helps others.

ow, by the way: Windows MS remote control RC6 works out of the box with my Boxee.

oke, I solved two problems for me:
1 - screen flicker during fullscreen mode
2 - no sound from HDMI using the nvidia drivers.

Solutions
first: installed the vista 64bit drivers from the DVD that came with the motherboard "as administrator" and in "Vista SP2" compatibility mode. this gives you sound again from the HDMI of the motherboard. My drivers version are now:

This Vista 64-bit MCP7A nForce driver package consists of the following components:

Ethernet Driver (v67.86) WHQL
SataIDE Driver (v10.3.0.39) WHQL
RAID Driver (v10.3.0.39) WHQL
RAIDTOOL (v10.3.0.39)
SMBus (v4.67) WHQL
SMU (v1.58) WHQL
Audio Driver (v1.00.0.33) WHQL
GPU Driver (v176.15) WHQL
AwyMode driver (v.6.0.6000.107)WHQL
Installer (v6.08)


second: you need to change a setting specific for Boxee in the 3D settings of the display driver of the Nvidia control panel. Add Boxee as a program that needs specific settings and change one setting like in my picture below:
http://img503.imageshack.us/img503/4339/nvidianforce3dsettings.th.png (http://img503.imageshack.us/my.php?image=nvidianforce3dsettings.png)

Boxee runs fine now. Hope this helps others too!

new:
screenflicker was gone and sound through HDMI is back again, but introduced a new problem!
regular video is played at about 25fps, drops no frames, but seems to skip frames? How odd is that. Finally got the whole thing up and running, everything seems fine...and now this! The playback is sort of choppy...still watchable...but still. When a car drives through a scene, it seems like it skips forward a little while passing by (hope this makes any sence).

anybody got some advise? I'll post it also over at the Nvidia forum!

thecatwhisperer
June 17th, 2009, 09:39 AM
FYI: I'm running
Windows 7 x64
nVidia 8600GT/256 (latest drivers)
(Shark 007 codec pack for 32/64 win 7)
AMD x2 5600+ (i think?? it's a 5X00+ series...)
6gb ram
500gb HD
GB Lan
+
Windows Home Server PP2
AMD x2 4200+ (again, not positive, it runs 2x 1.8ghz cores)
3GB ram
2.4TB total space (WHS runs a fancy jbod like system)
GB Lan
+
netgear GS108 GB switch

- Boxee crashes while trying to run some mkvs.
- Will not see content on my home server at all, adding network paths fails entirely. (just sits there ...)
- runs web content fine (that we can access in the alpha)

Win 7 MC sees & runs my mkvs and all other media on the home server just fine, so it must be a connection issue between boxee & WHS.. is there a port i need to open on the FW?? Can't see why...

Anyone else having issues with WHS access??

agentlame
June 23rd, 2009, 10:15 PM
boxee 0.9.12 should be working in win7... file those bug reports away...

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