Remove ads from Viber Desktop

Recently Viber started displaying ads in Windows Desktop version. I don't have issues with non-intrusive ads that don't interfere with user experience, but Viber ads cover good part of contact panel and often are quite flashy images with questionable content (weight loss pills, Viagra, etc.)

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Media Portal - No AAC sound watching live TV

Issue

No sound in Media Portal watching live UK Freesat and Freevew HD TV channels that stream AAC sound.

Resolution

  • Download and install LAV audio filters
  • Open Media Portal Configuration
  • Go do Codecs and Renderer > TV Codecs 
  • Next to LATM AAC audio: select LAV Audio Decoder

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Power Settings - Sleep Button Action keeps reverting to default setting

I have a Media PC that needs to ignore power on/off commands sent by Logitech Harmony remote (Media Centre profile) when the PC is switched on. The idea behind it is that when the PC on, sending IR power command doesn't put it to sleep. But when the PC is off, IR power command will wake it up. Putting the PC to sleep is achieved by mapping a completely irrelevant IR command to run a simple .bat script that engages the sleep mode.

Normally this can be easily achieved by going into Power Options > Change Plan Settings > Change Advanced Power Settings > Power Buttons and Lid > Sleep Button Action and set it to Do nothing.

The problem with this is that the setting for some reason doesn't stick. Every now and then Sleep Button Action for no apparent reason reverts to Sleep...

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Xbox One child account can't play Terraria multiplayer online

Issue

Xbox One child account cannot play Terraria in multiplayer/online mode. When starting the game, "Online" option is greyed out and cannot be selected. If the child tried to join his friend's game, the game starts but then immediately displays an error message "The game will end due to the Membership Content settings of one of the signed in profiles".

The child has Xbox privacy option "Join multiplayer games" set by his parent to "Allow" and other games work in multiplayer mode just fine.

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