NOTE: PowerScheduler++ is integrated in MediaPortal 1.5 and higher, so you don't need to install it for current MP versions.
The PowerScheduler++ plugin is a replacement for the PowerScheduler plugin that comes as part of MediaPortal up to version 1.4. Compared to the original PowerScheduler plugin it provides easy configuration and lots of new features:
In Plug&Play Mode all you have to do is to choose one of the four system profiles (HTPC, Desktop, Notebook, Server - the one fitting best is preselected) and set the desired sleep timeout. Everything else - including the Windows power options - is set automatically to some reasonable values by PowerScheduler++.
In Expert Mode all options are available for the experienced user. You can use the Expert Mode to see in detail, what the Plug&Play Mode would configure and change it, if required.
All Windows power settings are made automatically
Client settings are automatically matched to server configuration on single-seat scenarios
Integrated scheduler for system reboot
Away mode is individually configurable for each standby handler (EPG, Network, Process, ...)
Reboot, Network, Processes and Active Shares standby / wakeup settings are available also for standalone clients.
For the users experiencing problems with audio mute after wakeup or return from "Away mode" PowerScheduler++ now unmutes audio automatically if necessary.
External commands can be executed on entering and leaving away mode
Beginning with MediaPortal 1.5 PowerScheduler++ is integrated into MediaPortal. The last PowerScheduler++ versions 1.4.0.x are designed for MediaPortal 1.4.
For even older versions of MP you can download the PowerScheduler++ versions 18.104.22.168 (for MP 1.3) and 22.214.171.124 (for MP 1.2.x) from the Archived files.
Version 126.96.36.199 - Stable version for MP 1.4
Bugfixes: Shows incompatibility with MP 1.3 now, minor fix with auto size of power settings form
- Compatible with legacy PowerScheduler settings
- Designed for MP 1.4
Bugfix: corrected version incompability with MP 1.4 pre-release
Features: additional standby mode: shutdown
Bugfix: improved unmuting of master volume for HDMI audio
Initial version for MP 1.3
Version 188.8.131.52 - Stable version for MP 1.2.x
Features: added legacy settings, more standby troubleshooting info in config tool and logs
Bugfixes: reboot immediately if there is no standby requested
Bugfixes: improved code stability in ActiveSharesStandbyHandler, fixed reboot and EPG grabbing time calculation
Change: re-added pre-wakeup time configuration
Bugfixes: fixed bug in EPG and reboot time calculation, reworked master volume code
Bugfixes: Fixed master volume bug with MP 1.3, fixed hostname bug on remote clients
Change: Playing media is considered as user activity
Bugfix: External command will be saved now (client)
Bugfixes: Removed workaround for 1.3 alpha compatibilty, improved exception handling for ActiveNetworkStandbyHandler, fixed RemoteClient standby handler and activity signalling
Feature: awaymode/runmode attributes for external command (client only)
Compatible with MP 1.3 alpha
New stable version based on the beta version 184.108.40.206
Bugfix: Updated file versions, fixed bug in uninstall
Bugfix: Fixed version check in MPEI for MP 1.2.2
Bugfix: Fixed periodic 100% CPU load on Windows XP
Bugfix: Changes to NetworkMonitor minimum transfer rate had no effect
Initial version for MP 1.2.1 FINAL
Version 220.127.116.11 - Stable version for MP 1.1.x
Version 18.104.22.168 - Test version for MP 1.2.0 RC
I just managed to let this wonderful plugin turn my TV and AMP on and off only when it should, thus at user interaction.
When the singleseat is started by a remote client no TV or AMP has to turn on.
I managed this by using a batchfile which parses the 'suspend' 'resume' 'awaymode' and 'onrun' arguments.
These will trigger a IRSS macro which blasts IR code.
Soon I will post this solution somewhere one the forum, because I think there are more people using a similair setup.
One important question remains:
Do I have to donate to 'team-mediaportal' or is it possible to donate to the author directly? I really like to give a donation for the fact that this made me happy :-)
I am happpy that you love the PS++ plugin, but I do not want to get money for it. So I would ask you to give your donation to the MediaPortal team.
Excellent -- But Wish Pre-Wakeup Time Was Restored
Love Powerscheduler++. It's very, very reliable and stable and has never missed a beat in wake ups for recordings or EPG grabbings. But, as eduard94 reports below, the latest version no longer allows a customized pre-wakeup time. Unfortunately, it takes my cable STB more than 60 seconds to initalize, so I had to revert back to 22.214.171.124 to provide the longer pre-wakeup time. Sure wish michael_t would consider restoring this adjustment in updates as it is very useful in situations requiring additional pre-wakeup time.
A must have plugin for all concerned by powerconsumption.
With this plugin my HTPC wakes up and hibernates like clockwork and even stays on during downloads and then hibernates when done.
The first version I tested did not work well, the 100% CPU problem but a day later a new version was out.