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« on: December 30, 2013, 09:08:44 am »


Right after an install it can happen that the XXHighEnd screen looks like you see it below. Maybe I'm not talking so much about the wrong positioning of some buttons - it is about the colours;

I have seen this once or twice myself and I can't recall what I did to solve it, but for customers running into this, the only solution seems to reinstall.
For the upcoming version I am trying to solve/prevent this, but I need to be able to mimic it and I can't. I can't even tell where those odd colours come from since it has never been programmed like that.
I have the feeling or hunch that it can be related to odd resolutions or TV screens used - at least that is where I saw it happening with customers more than once.

If anyone can help me with the rationale of this I would be very thankful. And if you can help, please respond as soon as possible. Already the fact that you saw it "once" can be helpful and with more of us we might be able to find common denominators.

Thanks in advance !
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XXHighEnd Mach II Stealth LPS PC -> Xeon E5 2640v4 with Hyperthreading On (20 cores) @~720MHz, 32GB, Windows 10 Pro 64 bit build 14393.0 from RAM, music on LAN / Engine#4 Adaptive Mode / Q1/-/3/4/5 = 30/-/1/1/1/ Q1Factor = 40 / Dev.Buffer = 4096 / ClockRes = 15ms / Memory = Straight Contiguous / Include Garbage Collect / SFS = *5.19*  (max 120) / not Invert / Phase Alignment Off / Playerprio = Low / ThreadPrio = Realtime / Scheme = Core 3-5 / Not Switch Processors during Playback = Off/ Playback Drive none (see OS from RAM) / UnAttended (Just Start) / Always Copy to XX Drive (see OS from RAM) / Stop Desktop, Remaining, WASAPI and W10 services / Use Remote Desktop / Keep LAN - Not Persist / WallPaper On / OSD Off (!) / Running Time Off / Minimize OS / XTweaks : Balanced Load = *52* (*43 ??*) / Nervous Rate = *10* / Cool when Idle = n.a / Provide Stable Power = 0 / Utilize Cores always = 1 / Time Performance Index = Optimal / Time Stability = Stable / *Arc Prediction Filtering (16x)* / Always Clear Proxy before Playback = On -> USB3 from MoBo -> Lush USB 1m00 -> Phisolator 24/768 Phasure NOS1a/G3 75B (BNC Out) async USB DAC, Driver v1.0.4b (*16ms*) -> B'ASS Current Amplifier -> Blaxius Interlink -> Orelo MKII Active Open Baffle Horn Speakers.
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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2013, 11:02:49 am »

Hi Peter,

I'm using a tv display and had only one time the problem of strange colors. But once in a while the different display areas are shifted / reduced / overlayed. It's ok again after logging out / logging in.

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« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2013, 11:34:38 am »

Hi,
It happend here a week ago. After trying to run a CD via the USB connection. Was only cureable by reinstalling XXHigh-End.
Happy again and will never try playing a CD ever! Hahaha!
Ed
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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2013, 11:43:04 am »

Hey Peter,

This screen is not possible 'right after XXHE installation'. This pic indicates that Skin Settings /S/ is used and 'Standard images for Playback Buttons' check box checked.
As for the background color - think it depends and varies in accordance to album 'Folder.jpg' prevailing color. I'v seen this color (change) although with earlier version(s) of XXHE.
Presently not using any styling at all, it slows down (already slow, sorry) XXHE visual response at least w/ graphic card I have at the moment.

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George
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« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2013, 12:41:05 pm »

Hi,
It happend here a week ago. After trying to run a CD via the USB connection. Was only cureable by reinstalling XXHigh-End.
Happy again and will never try playing a CD ever! Hahaha!
Ed

Hi Ed,

That seems like it !
But I don't really understand what you did there. So, any baby steps for me which may copy this exhibit ?

- All was right;
- Then I ...
- When I next ...
- ...
- Then I saw the screen suddenly like this.

(and yes George, I agree it looks like having used [ S ] but that isn't the cause ...)

I just haven't the slightest imagination what can cause this.
Thanks !!
Peter
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W10-14393.0 - March 23, 2018 (2.10)
XXHighEnd Mach II Stealth LPS PC -> Xeon E5 2640v4 with Hyperthreading On (20 cores) @~720MHz, 32GB, Windows 10 Pro 64 bit build 14393.0 from RAM, music on LAN / Engine#4 Adaptive Mode / Q1/-/3/4/5 = 30/-/1/1/1/ Q1Factor = 40 / Dev.Buffer = 4096 / ClockRes = 15ms / Memory = Straight Contiguous / Include Garbage Collect / SFS = *5.19*  (max 120) / not Invert / Phase Alignment Off / Playerprio = Low / ThreadPrio = Realtime / Scheme = Core 3-5 / Not Switch Processors during Playback = Off/ Playback Drive none (see OS from RAM) / UnAttended (Just Start) / Always Copy to XX Drive (see OS from RAM) / Stop Desktop, Remaining, WASAPI and W10 services / Use Remote Desktop / Keep LAN - Not Persist / WallPaper On / OSD Off (!) / Running Time Off / Minimize OS / XTweaks : Balanced Load = *52* (*43 ??*) / Nervous Rate = *10* / Cool when Idle = n.a / Provide Stable Power = 0 / Utilize Cores always = 1 / Time Performance Index = Optimal / Time Stability = Stable / *Arc Prediction Filtering (16x)* / Always Clear Proxy before Playback = On -> USB3 from MoBo -> Lush USB 1m00 -> Phisolator 24/768 Phasure NOS1a/G3 75B (BNC Out) async USB DAC, Driver v1.0.4b (*16ms*) -> B'ASS Current Amplifier -> Blaxius Interlink -> Orelo MKII Active Open Baffle Horn Speakers.
Removed Switching Supplies from everywhere (also from the PC).

For a general PC :
W10-10586.0 - May 2016 (2.05+)
*XXHighEnd PC -> I7 3930k with Hyperthreading On (12 cores)* @~500MHz, 16GB, Windows 10 Pro 64 bit build 10586.0 from RAM, music on LAN / Engine#4 Adaptive Mode / Q1/-/3/4/5 = 14/-/1/1/1 / Q1Factor = 1 / Dev.Buffer = 4096 / ClockRes = 1ms / Memory = Straight Contiguous / Include Garbage Collect / SFS = 0.10  (max 60) / not Invert / Phase Alignment Off / Playerprio = Low / ThreadPrio = Realtime / Scheme = Core 3-5 / Not Switch Processors during Playback = Off/ Playback Drive none (see OS from RAM) / UnAttended (Just Start) / Always Copy to XX Drive (see OS from RAM) / All Services Off / Keep LAN - Not Persist / WallPaper On / OSD On / Running Time Off / Minimize OS / XTweaks : Balanced Load = *43* / Nervous Rate = 1 / Cool when Idle = 1 / Provide Stable Power = 1 / Utilize Cores always = 1 / Time Performance Index = *Optimal* / Time Stability = *Stable* / Custom Filter *Low* 705600 / -> USB3 *from MoBo* -> Clairixa USB 15cm -> Intona Isolator -> Clairixa USB 1m80 -> 24/768 Phasure NOS1a 75B (BNC Out) async USB DAC, Driver v1.0.4b (4ms) -> Blaxius BNC interlink *-> B'ASS Current Amplifier /w Level4 -> Blaxius Interlink* -> Orelo MKII Active Open Baffle Horn Speakers.
Removed Switching Supplies from everywhere.

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« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2013, 12:42:55 am »

Hi,
It happend here a week ago. After trying to run a CD via the USB connection. Was only cureable by reinstalling XXHigh-End.
Happy again and will never try playing a CD ever! Hahaha!
Ed

Hi Ed,

That seems like it !
But I don't really understand what you did there. So, any baby steps for me which may copy this exhibit ?

- All was right;
- Then I ...
- When I next ...
- ...
- Then I saw the screen suddenly like this.

(and yes George, I agree it looks like having used [ S ] but that isn't the cause ...)

I just haven't the slightest imagination what can cause this.
Thanks !!
Peter

Peter,
I copied a Live recording I did to a "plastic"CD. It did not work on a laptop, so I put it in my Yamaha rip-machine, brought the PC to 'normal state' and tried to play the CD over the USB front connection of my audiocomputer using the 'windows mediaplayer'. That made one big mess off  XXHighEnd eventually. Graphics like you showed them and activation gone aswell.
Ed
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« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2013, 10:15:50 am »

Thank you very much Ed.

I still can't imagine what happens and how, but at least we have a reason for it.

Can it be so that you associated WAV/FLAC (etc.) to XXHighEnd.exe and that somehow XXHighEnd got fired up while you actually wanted to use Windows Media Player ?

Not that we really need to work this out, but it is just totally beyond me what can have happened, and that includes loosing your Activation (I never heard of that, and this strange coloured screen always happens to first time users who obviously were not Activated yet).

Btw, I feel a relation with Windows Media Player which "wants" to establish network stuff (I recall that even a service is going to run for that forwever). So, if you recognize that WMP tried to organize that for you with some kind of wizard, that possibly can have destroyed things, although I must think hard on the how exactly. But in that case you must have started WMP for the first time on your audio PC (I think you did).

Anyway, great thanks for you help Ed.
Regards,
Peter
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For the Stealth LPS PC :
W10-14393.0 - March 23, 2018 (2.10)
XXHighEnd Mach II Stealth LPS PC -> Xeon E5 2640v4 with Hyperthreading On (20 cores) @~720MHz, 32GB, Windows 10 Pro 64 bit build 14393.0 from RAM, music on LAN / Engine#4 Adaptive Mode / Q1/-/3/4/5 = 30/-/1/1/1/ Q1Factor = 40 / Dev.Buffer = 4096 / ClockRes = 15ms / Memory = Straight Contiguous / Include Garbage Collect / SFS = *5.19*  (max 120) / not Invert / Phase Alignment Off / Playerprio = Low / ThreadPrio = Realtime / Scheme = Core 3-5 / Not Switch Processors during Playback = Off/ Playback Drive none (see OS from RAM) / UnAttended (Just Start) / Always Copy to XX Drive (see OS from RAM) / Stop Desktop, Remaining, WASAPI and W10 services / Use Remote Desktop / Keep LAN - Not Persist / WallPaper On / OSD Off (!) / Running Time Off / Minimize OS / XTweaks : Balanced Load = *52* (*43 ??*) / Nervous Rate = *10* / Cool when Idle = n.a / Provide Stable Power = 0 / Utilize Cores always = 1 / Time Performance Index = Optimal / Time Stability = Stable / *Arc Prediction Filtering (16x)* / Always Clear Proxy before Playback = On -> USB3 from MoBo -> Lush USB 1m00 -> Phisolator 24/768 Phasure NOS1a/G3 75B (BNC Out) async USB DAC, Driver v1.0.4b (*16ms*) -> B'ASS Current Amplifier -> Blaxius Interlink -> Orelo MKII Active Open Baffle Horn Speakers.
Removed Switching Supplies from everywhere (also from the PC).

For a general PC :
W10-10586.0 - May 2016 (2.05+)
*XXHighEnd PC -> I7 3930k with Hyperthreading On (12 cores)* @~500MHz, 16GB, Windows 10 Pro 64 bit build 10586.0 from RAM, music on LAN / Engine#4 Adaptive Mode / Q1/-/3/4/5 = 14/-/1/1/1 / Q1Factor = 1 / Dev.Buffer = 4096 / ClockRes = 1ms / Memory = Straight Contiguous / Include Garbage Collect / SFS = 0.10  (max 60) / not Invert / Phase Alignment Off / Playerprio = Low / ThreadPrio = Realtime / Scheme = Core 3-5 / Not Switch Processors during Playback = Off/ Playback Drive none (see OS from RAM) / UnAttended (Just Start) / Always Copy to XX Drive (see OS from RAM) / All Services Off / Keep LAN - Not Persist / WallPaper On / OSD On / Running Time Off / Minimize OS / XTweaks : Balanced Load = *43* / Nervous Rate = 1 / Cool when Idle = 1 / Provide Stable Power = 1 / Utilize Cores always = 1 / Time Performance Index = *Optimal* / Time Stability = *Stable* / Custom Filter *Low* 705600 / -> USB3 *from MoBo* -> Clairixa USB 15cm -> Intona Isolator -> Clairixa USB 1m80 -> 24/768 Phasure NOS1a 75B (BNC Out) async USB DAC, Driver v1.0.4b (4ms) -> Blaxius BNC interlink *-> B'ASS Current Amplifier /w Level4 -> Blaxius Interlink* -> Orelo MKII Active Open Baffle Horn Speakers.
Removed Switching Supplies from everywhere.

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