Fixing “Tuner No Longer Available” when using Kodi and NextPVR

Background

I was setting up my new PC on Windows 10 with my TV tuner card, NextPVR and Kodi.

Problem

NextPVR 4.2.2 (180623) is able to watch the TV program using TV tuner properly, however when using Kodi, after selected a channel, the TV program can only play for a few seconds and “Tuner No Longer Available” is displayed afterwards. The video and audio is then stopped.

Observation

Discovered that NextPVR has a web server, and it is found that accessing the NextPVR web server at http://localhost:8866 gives an compilation error.

Solution

  1. Open “C:\Users\Public\NPVR\web\App_Code\Global.cs”
  2. Go to line 96, remove the first few question mark characters at the start of the line so that the line should display the following content only.
    hostAddress = "127.0.0.1";
  3. Access http://localhost:8866 again, you should be able to see the web interface correctly after waited for a few seconds.
  4. Test the Kodi again, the TV program should be able to view properly without problem.
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Disable Fast Startup to let Wake-on-LAN Working

Because my old desktop occasionally frozen and unable to boot up, I bought a new desktop and installed Windows 10 on it. One of the features I used on my old desktop was Wake-on-LAN, and when I test it, it doesn’t work. I tried with various settings and ended up found that it is due to Windows 10.

So to make Wake-on-LAN working on Windows 8 and Windows 10, you will have to disable fast startup in Windows. This can be turned off by going to Power Options > System Settings > Shutdown settings > Uncheck Turn on fast startup (recommended).

Microsoft also have some explanation on this as well.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2776718/wake-on-lan-wol-behavior-in-windows-8-windows-8-1-and-windows-10