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1maynard

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Win 10, sleep vs always on
« on: April 04, 2018, 06:20:43 pm »

Have a question regarding putting my HTPC to sleep vs leaving it powered up all of the time. Back when I was running Kodi/MediaPortal the only I could get the program to restart with any reliability up was to leave the PC powered on all of the time. When I switched to MC I left it the same way. Since JRiver rarely has given me any start up or lock up issues in the four months I have used it I was thinking of changing my shutdown scheme to put the PC to sleep. Just wondering what most of you do? Any issues waking it up for timer recordings?
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Re: Win 10, sleep vs always on
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2018, 06:55:30 pm »

In MC Startup settings, choose to run Media Server on Windows Startup.  If you do that, the PC will wake, record, and sleep again.
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1maynard

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Re: Win 10, sleep vs always on
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2018, 07:06:42 pm »

Jim, I seen that in startup settings. I guess since I had so many issues with the previous program that I was using I was just gun shy. Seemed like every other day when I got home the wife was complaining that her show did not record or that the HTPC would not startup. I was wondering what the majority on here are doing. Tomorrow I will change my power profile and make the change MC startup settings.
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Re: Win 10, sleep vs always on
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2018, 08:29:21 pm »

Until very recently I always let my HTPC sleep, and all recordings and other activity worked very reliably. The only issue I had was that the HTPC Server could go to sleep beneath an inactive MC Client, which required a restart of the Client to get Wake On LAN message set to the Server.

I currently have my HTPC always on, but that is not because of a MC issue. It is because my router won't allow WOL messages sent from the internet to wake my HTPC, when I want to connect to it from outside my network. That is completely a router issue.
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What specific version of MC you are running:MC27.0.27 @ Oct 27, 2020 and updating regularly Jim!                        MC Release Notes: https://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/Release_Notes
What OS(s) and Version you are running:     Windows 10 Pro 64bit Version 2004 (OS Build 19041.572).
The JRMark score of the PC with an issue:    JRMark (version 26.0.52 64 bit): 3419
Important relevant info about your environment:     
  Using the HTPC as a MC Server & a Workstation as a MC Client plus some DLNA clients.
  Running JRiver for Android, JRemote2, Gizmo, & MO 4Media on a Sony Xperia XZ Premium Android 9.
  Playing video out to a Sony 65" TV connected via HDMI, playing digital audio out via motherboard sound card, PCIe TV tuner

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Re: Win 10, sleep vs always on
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2018, 10:28:57 am »

My MC Server stays on 24/7.  But then again, I have it do a lot of processes over night (archiving watched TV, backups, etc).  I also don't have to wait for everything to 'spin up' to watch TV.  I suppose, if I was audio only, I might look into sleeping.
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Re: Win 10, sleep vs always on
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2018, 05:05:44 pm »

My MTPC sleeps except to wake up to record. It works great, and saves me about $20 per month in electricity compared to having it on all the time. I hate unnecessary "wallet leaks" and do what I can to prevent them.
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Re: Win 10, sleep vs always on
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2018, 06:09:28 am »

If I am running from JRemote and I send a request for a track are you saying this will wake my server up from Sleep

I have currently set mine as always on so that I can run on demand. It would make more sense to let it sleep after say 15 min inactivity

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Re: Win 10, sleep vs always on
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2018, 07:04:29 am »

If I am running from JRemote and I send a request for a track are you saying this will wake my server up from Sleep
Yes.  https://wiki.jriver.com/index.php/Wake_on_Lan
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