My system is 16 GB, 4 core / 8 threads 4 Ghz (Intel 4790k) and Geforce 210 1 GB, Asus Z97 deluxe MB. I originally was using the onboard Intel video but I discovered to cure screen flicker I needed a NVIDA chipset and bought a relatively cheap card. I was planning on doing more transcoding with the system so it is a bit of a beefcake for the processor for when it was built, not to mention RAM. I am a bit dumbfounded that anything outside of multiple transcoding sessions or drive I/O can hit it hard.
One reason I was curious about the Ceton is Playon support suggested disabling it... (that went over like a lead balloon)
"As a test, please disable the Ceton adapter found in Windows Control Panel network connections and try again for us."
And later after I uninstalled playon...
"This issue only occurs on Windows 7 or earlier machines, it's basically a quirk in older versions of Windows if a virtual adapter is present. Your Ceton adapter is considered a virtual adapter in Windows which is why we requested disabling the adapter."
To answer your question about version, I was using a fresh download for install, I would assume it was current. It is a free version for playing video streams.. or was now maybe a trial, they seem to be changing licensing frequently. I figured I needed to try out the streaming version before paying for the version to record.
As for virtual adapter, I did not follow as to me in device manager the Ceton does not look 'virtual' it looks like a lan card. I asked for MS KB reference for the virtual adapter isssue and was asked about my Media Center recording issue as a response... For some reason with Playon installed I had problems with new media center recordings. Granted it was 8 concurrent recordings but I have had that many prior and since playon was installed and had no issues... Playback becomes a problem from the recording disk as the disk I/O just is too much for the RAID 5 array.
What I forget is if I was streaming playon while trying to record... I can stream via a browser and record that many programs no problem, and have to avoid the playback problems from disk when recording a lot. It uses different HD for the OS which is SSD, so no problems with an internet stream / diskless playback. My guess, Playon probably has some horrible prioritization and transcoding going on that futz's with my bus throughput. As you can guess by the delays in my responses, I don't have the time to truly dig in and test out scenarios of my conjecture. If I am lucky, I will set up a new router this weekend, but looking for a virtual audio is something to be on the look out for.
Going off topic for a moment... I glanced at the ServerWMC. Wouldn't the recordings have to not be copy protected to use Kodi with them? My cable recordings outside of local broadcast channels are all copy once. That does leave quite a bit of broadcast recording choices for Kodi but my assumption is some playback is going to be Media Center. I am asking for that mythical time I would have to set it up.
Any chance anyone can hit a load test equal to or greater than 8 concurrent recordings, if I am remembering what I read correctly some only have 6? What about max tuners, playon stream recording and WMC recording playback? Ensure it is a test and not your series recordings you want to watch.