One of my many HTPC clients has had a strange problem — the first time it is tuned into a channel it fails with the common (and meaningless) Play Ready error. Changing channel once always seems to bring it back to life however. After much digging around I finally found the very straightforward solution
I realised I had set the DVBLink client config to point to the server name, instead of the server IP address. I’m not sure why this caused a problem, but maybe the DNS delay was long enough to trigger a failure, or maybe there was some confusion between IPv4 and IPv6 — I’m not sure if DVBLink supports IPv6. Either way — make sur eyou use the IP Address for MCE clients and all should be well
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