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Debugging Log for various software players

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dirkjansen
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Hi everyone,

I encountered a problem with Cyberlink's PowerDVD. I'm currently working with the last version of PowerDVD which supported opening BD structures from hard disk (don't know the exact version number), and under this version there was the possibility to add the DWORD "BDJDebugLog = 1" to the software's registry entry and then you got a javaLog.txt in the NavFilter directory of the program - this was very helpful to me in terms of finding bugs in my BD-J code.
But this version of PowerDVD seems to be profile 1.0, since it crashes when I play a playlist with PiP content, no matter if the PiP is activated - the program even crashes when trying to play HDMV PiP content.
So I wanted to update the software, regardless of the obsolete "open from hard disk" feature, and the latest software update has no problem with HDMV PiP. But it refuses to generate a javaLog.txt file, even when I completely re-installed the software and re-added the DWORD entry there was no change. I read that the javaLog.txt could be in my "Documents..." folder, but no such file is found on my whole hard disk. Have Cyberlink removed the logging feature in the latest version?
And is there any possibility to get some logging feature out of TotalMedia Theatre? I'm currently testing the 14-day trial version of the program and it seems to work with PiP.
Thanks in advance for you help and best regards,

Dirk Jansen

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mihailm
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Joined: 2008-01-24

Hi Dirk,

Have you tried to locate the JavaLog.txt here :
"C:\Documents and Settings\User\JavaLog.txt"?

Also I recommend you to contact CyberLink and ArcSoft and try to get developers versions of their software players.

You can get contact details from this post :
http://forums.java.net/jive/thread.jspa?threadID=37040&tstart=45

Message was edited by: mihailm

dirkjansen
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Hi mihailm,

yes I tried to locate it in my personal folder and everywhere else on my hard drive, but no such file was found.
I contacted both CyberLink and ArcSoft. My request to ArcSoft is currently pending and CyberLink told me that they only provide developer versions to studios they work with :( ...
Regards

Dirk

mihailm
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Hi Dirk,

Yeah, CyberLink provide the developers version only to studios. Btw were you able to use the javaLog.txt the first time you installed PowerDVD?

Mihail

dirkjansen
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Hi mihailm,

yeah I got two updates for PowerDVD: with the first I could still open from hard drive and the javaLog.txt was available under NavFilter. With the second update the hard drive function was disabled and no javaLog.txt appeared, neither under NavFiler nor under Documents and Settings/User.

bloomfield
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Joined: 2008-01-28

Hey Dirk,

I once had the same problem after installing Windows Vista. It was an authorization problem. Even though i had local admin rights with the current user, Vista prevented PowerDvd from writing into it's own program folder until i allowed it.
So could it be, that your problem is a similar one?

Cheers
Jan

dirkjansen
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Hi Jan,

I'm currently using Windows XP. I have tried to allow write access to my personal folder under Documents and Settings/User, but it still doesn't work.
Is this a PowerDVD problem or do I have to change some other value in XP to give write access to my folder? I already have admin rights and have set the folder to be shared.
Thanks for your help

Dirk Jansen