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[BD-J-DEV] Tip for debugging with PowerDVD

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Hi all,

if you are using the BD-J debug log file from PowerDVD and want to see
the most recent log entries during playback you can do this:

1) Download UnxUtils -

2) Extract to C:\UnxUtils or another location of your choice

3) Create a new shortcut on your desktop and put the following (with
your user name) as location:
C:\UnxUtils\usr\local\wbin\tail.exe -f "C:\Documents and
If you are using an older Version of PowerDVD use this line instead:
C:\UnxUtils\usr\local\wbin\tail.exe -f "C:\Program

4) When finished right click the shortcut, choose properties and
change font and layout if you like
(12px Lucida Console and a window size of 200x80 is a good start)

That's it. Enjoy!

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Joined: 2007-05-16
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this realtime log viewer feature is very useful. but using the ported "tail" unix utility is a bit too cumbersome IMHO.

you could try this utility:



Joined: 2006-11-08
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Just for more options. For my PowerDVD v7.3, I've been using Microsoft's DebugView for looking at the logs lately. It's a bit simpler for me, real time and doesnt' ask for the location of javaLog.txt.