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StanH

Firewall blocks my Miro Internet TV

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Personal Firewall v3.0 blocks/crashes my Miro Internet TV during video download.

 

When I first installed the trial firewall the symptom was the PC would reboot shortly after starting a video download with Miro. So I reinstalled Miro.exe. During the installation of Miro the Firewall asked me if it should be allowed to operate over network/Internet (I don't remember which). Yes. Now when Miro starts to download a video it does not reboot the PC but it produces an error and Windows XP-Pro asks permission to send info to Microsoft. Yes.

 

Does anyone else run Miro with Lavasoft Personal Firewall?

 

Stan Hilliard

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Hi

 

Could you try the following please.

 

Right mouse click the blue shield icon in the system tray and select settings.

 

In settings select application rules on the right-hand side window scroll down to your Micro Internet TV entry.

 

Click on the network option to open the modify rules window, select the general tab then select the "allow all activity"

 

Click on the OK button to close the windows and retry Micro Internet TV. Does this rule change allow it to work?

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... select the general tab then select the "allow all activity" ... Does this rule change allow it to work?

I made those for both Miro.exe and Miro_downloader.exe. It still fails. Here is a small part of Miro.log.

2009-05-06 13:22:32,108 INFO unknown url type http://www.google.com/url?q=http://vodpod....y0ARGNKWxT2KfCA, not generating enclosure

2009-05-06 13:22:32,108 INFO unknown url type http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.you...Y0z6ZtM2Xh36yQA, not generating enclosure

2009-05-06 13:22:37,265 TIMING timeout (Save database) too slow (1.090 secs)

2009-05-06 13:22:44,217 INFO WARNING: error in Feed.update for Feed - Search All: ncmr 2008 (http://blogdigger.com/media/rss.jsp?q=ncmr%202008&media=video&media=torrent&sortby=date) -- <class 'miro.httpclient.ConnectionTimeout'>: Error: Timeout -- Connection to blogdigger.com timed out

2009-05-06 13:22:44,217 INFO WARNING: error in Feed.update for Feed - Search All: Zimbardo (http://blogdigger.com/media/rss.jsp?q=Zimbardo&media=video&media=torrent&sortby=date) -- <class 'miro.httpclient.ConnectionTimeout'>: Error: Timeout -- Connection to blogdigger.com timed out

2009-05-06 13:22:44,687 DEBUG handling backend <miro.messages.StopTrackingItems object at 0x07B88A90>

2009-05-06 13:22:44,687 DEBUG handling backend <miro.messages.SaveFrontendState object at 0x07B88B70>

2009-05-06 13:22:44,687 DEBUG handling backend <miro.messages.TrackItems object at 0x07B88AB0>

2009-05-06 13:22:59,312 INFO WARNING: error in Feed.update for Feed - Search All: Zimbardo marshmellow (http://blogdigger.com/media/rss.jsp?q=Zimbardo%20marshmellow&media=video&media=torrent&sortby=date) -- <class 'miro.httpclient.ConnectionTimeout'>: Error: Timeout -- Connection to blogdigger.com timed out

2009-05-06 13:23:30,203 INFO updating http://torrentfreak.blip.tv/rss

2009-05-06 13:23:31,233 INFO WARNING: error in Feed.update for Feed - Search All: Bart D. Ehrman (http://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/users/Bart%20D.%20Ehrman/uploads?alt=rss) -- <class 'miro.httpclient.UnexpectedStatusCode'>: Error: HTTP error -- Bad Status Code: 400

2009-05-06 13:23:32,342 INFO unknown url type http://www.google.com/url?q=http://vids.my...ktbAHav3n3J5rWQ, not generating enclosure

2009-05-06 13:23:32,342 INFO unknown url type http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.dai...vpqV__5R1bPtALQ, not generating enclosure

2009-05-06 13:23:32,342 INFO unknown url type http://www.google.com/url?q=http://algundi...tumGUKkezPhKObg, not generating enclosure

2009-05-06 13:23:44,046 DEBUG handling backend <miro.messages.ResumeDownload object at 0x0B4B8D50>

2009-05-06 13:23:45,467 INFO WARNING: error in Feed.update for Feed - Search All: Bart D. Ehrman (http://api.search.yahoo.com/VideoSearchService/rss/videoSearch.xml?appid=miro&adult_ok=0&results=50&query=Bart%20D.%20Ehrman) -- <class 'miro.httpclient.UnexpectedStatusCode'>: File not found -- Got 404 status code

2009-05-06 13:23:48,375 TIMING timeout (Save database) cumulative is too slow (5.208 secs)

2009-05-06 13:24:01,108 INFO WARNING: error in Feed.update for Feed - Search All: Bart D. Ehrman (http://blogdigger.com/media/rss.jsp?q=Bart%20D.%20Ehrman&media=video&media=torrent&sortby=date) -- <class 'miro.httpclient.ConnectionTimeout'>: Error: Timeout -- Connection to blogdigger.com timed out

2009-05-06 13:34:51,515 DEBUG handling backend <miro.messages.PauseDownload object at 0x08C279B0>

2009-05-06 13:36:26,592 WARNING Downloader Daemon died

My next test will be to switch back to the windows firewall and try to download the video with that. I will post the results.

 

Stan Hilliard

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Hi

 

How did you get on switching over to the Windows firewall?

 

Alas the Miro log does not help much other than showing time outs which could be blocking via a Firewall. If you are still running the LS Personal Firewall try using Miro again, then double click on the blue shield icon in the system tray then under Event Viewer select Firewall, do you see any blcoked activity that looks like the sites Miro is trying to reach?

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... under Event Viewer select Firewall, do you see any blcoked activity that looks like the sites Miro is trying to reach?

I didn't see anything that I recognized in the event viewer but here is a clue:

 

I have been experimenting using two links to different files (440 mb and 100 mb) of the same 1 hour video. The larger file is from the feed that now crashes my computer (it used to work) and the smaller file downloads OK through the other feed.

 

THE FEED THAT NOW CRASHES.

440 mb files containing 1 hour program.

http://ewheel.democracynow.org/rss.xml

Web Page:

http://www.democracynow.org/shows/2009/05/18

This link used to work. Now when I attempt to download a video XP restarts.

 

THE FEED THAT DOWNLOADS OK

90-125 mb files containing 1 hour program

http://www.democracynow.org/podcast-video.xml

Web page:

http://www.democracynow.org/shows/2009/5/18

Downloads videos with no problem

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What is the method of temporarily turning off Lavasoft Personal Firewall?

 

I tried to turn it off for an experiment by right-clicking the firewalls system-tray icon and selecting "suspend protection..." -- but I don't think that completely shut the firewall down.

 

I wanted to see if the above-mentioned download would crash the computer with the firewall turned off. The computer did crash, but upon reboot the Lavasoft displayed the usual messagebox asking me to allow it to send information to Lavasoft. (I did.) That implies to me that the firewall was somehow involved in the crash. (Unless it was from one of the other lavasoft products -- Adaware aor Adwatch.)

 

How can I completely shut down the firewall? (and Adwatch?)

 

Stan Hilliard

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How can I completely shut down the firewall? (and Adwatch?)

Have you tried ending the firewall process in task manager? Other than that, I can't help you since I don't have it installed.

 

To disable Ad-Watch, go to Settings/Ad-Watch Live!/General and uncheck all 3 Modules (processes, registry, and network) then click OK to save. You will get an Information message saying "By disabling Ad-Watch Live! completely you will not be protected in real time after your next reboot."

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What is the method of temporarily turning off Lavasoft Personal Firewall?

 

I tried to turn it off for an experiment by right-clicking the firewalls system-tray icon and selecting "suspend protection..." -- but I don't think that completely shut the firewall down.

 

I wanted to see if the above-mentioned download would crash the computer with the firewall turned off. The computer did crash, but upon reboot the Lavasoft displayed the usual messagebox asking me to allow it to send information to Lavasoft. (I did.) That implies to me that the firewall was somehow involved in the crash. (Unless it was from one of the other lavasoft products -- Adaware aor Adwatch.)

 

How can I completely shut down the firewall? (and Adwatch?)

 

Stan Hilliard

 

Hi,

 

The "Suspend Protection" you describe will turn off all the firewall protection.

 

You mention that the computer crashes with the large file, does the system give a blue screen? If so can you capture the stop code displayed on the blue screen?

 

Also have a look in the event log for a time when the system crashed, on XP open Control Panel (if in Category view select Performance and maintenance first) then select Administrative tools then select the Event viewer icon.

 

When Event viewer opens select the system category in the left-hand panel and scroll down the right-hand panel for a time when the crash occured. Open any error messages, do they give any indication of what component was failing?

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