SageTV Community  

Go Back   SageTV Community > SageTV Development and Customizations > SageTV Customizations > SageMC Custom Interface
Forum Rules FAQs Community Downloads Today's Posts Search


SageMC Custom Interface This forum is for discussing the user-created SageMC custom interface for SageTV.

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-05-2008, 08:58 PM
bama's Avatar
bama bama is offline
Sage User
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Alabaster
Posts: 18
SageMC New Install Issues


I have been using SageTV for about 7 months now and have become fairly familiar with how it works. Having some free time this week I felt like I would try to make the transition to SageMC.

After reading available documentation and the blog located here, I began to install the application. The initial install seemed to go well. I was already up to date with Java and I downloaded from the SageMC page. After extracting the file to my SageTV directory, I restarted Sage; went to the Detailed Setup; and selected the SageTV Application Package "SageMC_169.xml". This did bring up the new UI, however at this point I encountered errors.

Many of my menu items were unable to be selected giving the error message that the shortcut is invalid. On screens such as the Recordings, the cursor highlighted all items it passed over. Finally in my Media Center view, some file folders identified just 2 items in the folder, but selecting the folder revealed that all items were accounted for.

I have been able to attach two menu items using the dynamic menus, but there are many more that are not listed on the selection list. I spent the afternoon searching the forums for users with similar problems but found no situation that was similar to my own.

I would imagine this problem has been encountered before but I am not sure how to remedy it or if it is even a problem (SageMC may ship like this but to me this seems wrong). I have attached several screen shots to futher show my issue.

I hope I have sufficiently identified my problem- please contact me with any additional questions or possible suggestions.

Thank you,

Attached Images
File Type: jpg 001.JPG (48.7 KB, 289 views)
File Type: jpg 002.JPG (51.4 KB, 273 views)
File Type: jpg 003.JPG (44.2 KB, 280 views)
File Type: jpg 004.JPG (64.4 KB, 268 views)
File Type: jpg 005.JPG (69.6 KB, 247 views)
Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2008, 04:35 AM
gplasky's Avatar
gplasky gplasky is offline
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Howell, MI
Posts: 9,203
It looks like it was using your default menu from the Dynamic Menu plugin from the default STV. Just right click on the Main menu screen and choose "Main Menu Options"-"File"-"load other menu file" and browse and find the sagemc_menu.xml menu file. You may need to restart Sage after that.

Big Gerr
Server - WHS 2011: Sage 7.1.9 - 1 x HD Prime and 2 x HDHomeRun - Intel Atom D525 1.6 GHz, Acer Easystore, RAM 4 GB, 4 x 2TB hotswap drives, 1 x 2TB USB ext Clients: 2 x PC Clients, 1 x HD300, 2 x HD-200, 1 x HD-100 DEV Client: Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit - AMD 64 x2 6000+, Gigabyte GA-MA790GP-DS4H MB, RAM 4GB, HD OS:500GB, DATA:1 x 500GB, Pace RGN STB.
Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2008, 02:49 PM
bama's Avatar
bama bama is offline
Sage User
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Alabaster
Posts: 18

Your suggestion about the default menu fixed the myurgent problem (not being able to navigate the interface). Thanks.

To everyone:

Do you have any suggestions about the cursor highlighting all menu options it passes over or the media center not displaying the correct number of shows it contains?

Additionally, after playing with SageMC for a while this afternoon and last night I have come up with 2 additional questions:

1. Occasionally the cursor disappears when I am scrolling up and down menu lists, my first guess would be that the cursor is getting moved over to other content on the menu (I.E. the pictures that display based on the possible menu choice). If this is correct I would think that I can fix the problem by changing the layout of the menu.

2. Is there a way to remove the delete option on screens where the file is in my media center? I don't mind being able to delete from the Recordings- but I would like my Media Center to be a bit more protected against an accidental delete.

Thank you very much,

Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2008, 06:54 PM
jusjoken jusjoken is offline
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Strathmore, AB
Posts: 2,727
For the cursor highlight... if you mean that the focus is following the mouse cursor then... go into setup, then detailed setup, select the customize menu button, then set "focus follows mouse movement" to No.

For the delete issue - in the My Videos screen, bring up the options menu when you are on the left hand menu (Esc on the keyboard), select Display Options, the first item will enable/disable Delete.

Hope this helps
Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DVD Playback issues after Clean install Ender SageTV Software 6 05-03-2008 10:40 PM
New Install Issues mrrrl SageTV Media Extender 0 04-28-2008 02:45 PM
SAGEMC DVD Handling talbot3 SageMC Custom Interface 0 04-27-2008 07:52 AM
SageMC Observations unkyjoe SageMC Custom Interface 6 04-14-2008 09:05 PM
Mac install SageMC karma SageMC Custom Interface 3 05-20-2007 02:58 PM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:50 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 2003-2005 SageTV, LLC. All rights reserved.