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How to disable PC Share Manager thumbnail creation?

by tunttune / November 2, 2010 10:12 AM PDT

How to disable PC Share Manager thumbnail creation when refreshing DB? I simply can't share my videos because of this.. the PC share manager hangs on the very first videos being treated. The only solution is to disable the thumbnail creation process or fix the software.. so what I can do?

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PC Share Manager
by jw650 / November 2, 2010 10:23 PM PDT

You don't say which version you're using, but I had a similar problem indexing videos and found PCSM was freezing on one particular file (or group of files, I don't remember exactly). I think I changed the shared folders to only index one at a time to help me isolate the problem until I could identify and remove the file.

It's possible you'd be able to tell from the database itself how far the indexing gets before stopping. My thumbnails are stored under C:\Program Files\Samsung\SAMSUNG PC Share Manager\MediaRoot\HDD\Video. [MediaRoot is a hidden folder.]

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Seems that...
by tunttune / November 3, 2010 2:42 AM PDT

Renamed the mtn.exe file to disable the thumbnail creation but that doesn't help. It seems that the db refresh procedure still stops at the same spot (about 10 per cent) and the wiselink.exe starts to leak(?) memory.. after 5-10mins it takes over a gigabyte of ram and nothing happens on the progress bar of the db refresh process AND neither at the shared folders (no new mta or mtu or whatever files created in the folders).

My Share Manager version is 4.2

So how to fix this wiselink.exe issue in which the db refreshing "stops" and the wiselink.exe starts to take a huge amount of ram without visibly doing anything? I waited like 20mins and nothing happened after the certain point in the process and the ram usage just kept raising.

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There's a bigger problem here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 3, 2010 3:00 AM PDT
In reply to: Seems that...

Since the app is not in full control and uses CODECS that the end user or microsoft installs, the support issue falls out of Samsung's jurisdiction.

--> Would you rather that content have to be encoded to some new standard? That is, the only way to fix the old leaky codec issue is to not use Windows codecs and go proprietary.

What do you think?

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try this ..
by npathania / November 3, 2010 4:18 AM PDT

i believe there is db corruption on the software , look for a folder database and delete the ace files in it . and then delete video0 folder contents .. rename mtn.exe to mtn_old.exe .

now launch the pcshare ... it will hang .. fine .. kill wiselink.exe process and then u see server is off, try this 2 times and the server will be on.

now share the folder and do the refresh .. .this time it will scan again and for the first time it grabs each video file and finds the info in it.. like mkv , vob etc..

it consumes the memory first time.. for my 300gb database around 1.5gb of memory and 30 mins first time..well i have lot of movies and files.

Now it is upto your files if it get struck on some file that will be it.. normally it should mark it unsupported and move on , but u know samsung s/w , written by some poor paid people.

ok -now it is indexed and ace database is ready , next time it will take few mins or so to refresh..

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by tunttune / November 3, 2010 4:54 AM PDT
In reply to: try this ..

Thanks for the reply... I have already renamed the mtn.exe before my second post in this thread. The only thing is that why the share process stops at the ~10% mark and then does absolutely nothing for the next ~20mins. It's odd... but I guess I keep adding the videos one folder at a time to skip this prob. I really think the same way about the dev team of this s/w... poor quality indeed. Where is the "if bad file -> next file" part of the scan algorithm? Sheesh...

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