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Users / Re: HD Files not playing
« on: June 10, 2010, 01:37:44 pm »
Thanks Nite-Man - before I go down this path, can you confirm for me that going to the older drivers meant that all mkv files play successfully? Were there any negative effects eg performance or quality? Is VDPAU support lost?

Oh, and how is it done?  ;D

Users / Re: HD Files not playing
« on: June 10, 2010, 03:41:59 am »
Thanks all,

Maverick, thanks for putting me onto that.

Also found this thread which I will try tonight - seems a simple but possibly easy way to get around current issuewith Xine.

If anyone has any other ideas please let me know.

Users / HD Files not playing
« on: June 09, 2010, 03:09:46 pm »
Hi All,
I've just done an install with the June 1 snapshot. I have an issue that has carried over from my last Beta2 install.

I have a number of 1080p files I can playback and several that I cannot. I've got some log files (via sudo tail -f /var/log/pluto/23_Xine_Player.log) which might reveal something.

Logfile from successful playback of 1080p movie

And logifle from failed playback

Line 28 in 1st log vs line 59 in 2nd log seems to reveal the player is unable to identify the codec information...see below -
59    05      06/09/10 22:39:50.946           Read media A/V information: []/[] => []/[] <0xb6676b90>
28    05      06/09/10 22:43:43.136           Read media A/V information: [DTS 5.1]/[H.264/AVC (ffmpeg), 1920x1080] => [dts 5]/[16:9] <0xb6676b90>

Can anyone confirm this or see anything else that could be causing the issue? A quick inspection via VLC shows the media have all the same codec info. Both files play fine in VLC also.

Let me know if there is more detail needed...


Installation issues / Re: Eth1 only
« on: May 02, 2010, 01:38:27 am »
Thanks Richard, question answered.

Installation issues / Eth1 only[solved]
« on: May 01, 2010, 03:32:12 pm »
I am trying to install 8.10B2 and notice that my onboard NIC is assigned as Eth1. The additional Asus NIC is assigned Eth0 but only Eth1 works. I can access the net etc via Eth1 and complete the apt-get finctions. At some point in the install, Eth0 becomes fuinctional (I presume the required software is downloaded during dist-upgrade??)

Anyway, my question is, is this a bad siituation? I removed the NIC and rebooted and notice the remaining onboard nic is still installs arent working so I am seeking advice on possible causes.

Installation issues / Re: apt-get update -> "Hash Sum mismatch"
« on: May 01, 2010, 03:24:45 pm »
I also get this error...I cant afford to download another 4gig of data (my plan will be exceeded) I ignored this error earlier today and completed an install but the system wouldnt start so I think this repo issue might be the cause.

Is there another way to manually point the source.list file to a new repository to get the required files??

I have been trying to get this bloody thing working to my satisfaction for weeks...I used a snapshot from April 9 or so and it wouldnt work for me, had more luck with the straight beta2 but not now given this new issue.

Installation issues / Re: RS-232 devices not working
« on: April 15, 2010, 12:08:55 pm »
Thanks Techstyle and others....

I bought a Null Modem cable tonight and immediately this resolved the issue with detection of the TV. It recognises it as the LCxxD7U from memory, which is almost identical to my Australian model.

The unfortunate thing is it doesnt seem to be working when issued commands. I went into Webadmin and sent a few commands directly. Most produce no response, volume up and down bring the volume bar up but do not change the volume even when I enter a value of say 5 or 10 for the command to repeat.

I see there are log file options - would this be the next logical step in troubleshooting or should I manually tweak the commands? I was surprised to see the template for the Sharp doesnt include commands for PWR on or off...

Installation issues / Re: RS-232 devices not working
« on: April 12, 2010, 11:28:16 am »
Thanks for your replies.

Im using USB-Serial cables. Tonight I tried to use terminal applications, both on a Windows Laptop and Minicom on the LMCE box itself, neither of which seemed to produce any response on the Denon. I believe I have followed instructions correctly, including configuring the port. Denon website says the AMP is particular about how it receives commands from terminal applications, so I did as instructed and sent it via a 'paste clipboard to host', and also sent a txt file containing the command. Was trying PWSTANDBY as per this thread...

I also downloaded the RS232 doc from Denon. This AVR has Ethernet port which is capable of carrying the serial commands. I discovered it had to be connected via crossover if direct to pc, so tried that but aside from obtaining an IP etc from the LMCE box it wouldnt talk, and didnt run the detection scripts that I at least get when I use the USB>Serial cable.

Not sure if any of the above info helps...?


Installation issues / RS-232 devices not working
« on: April 11, 2010, 12:31:46 pm »
Hi Everyone...

I have just built a LMCE box and finally got an install done where most things seem to be working. Im running 8.10 beta 2.
I have a Sharp Aquos LC52D77X LCD TV and a Denon AVR-4306 receiver. I chose these and LMCE due to the RS232 support. I cannot get LMCE to recognise either device, which surprises me given other models from these manufacturers work straight off.

I really have no idea how to start approaching resolving this. Im using USB-RS232 cables. When I connect the devices LMCE displays the 'Running xxxx script' in the top left corner, but it just cycles through every script without success. I have also added them manually, using similar selections, but no commands can be sent to the devices.

If anyone can assist I will be very grateful, this functionality is the main differentiator for me in creating a properly integrated media centre.

Users / Re: Want to build system
« on: April 04, 2010, 02:50:38 pm »
Is that likely to change? Is it a restriction based on principle or some technical limitation?

Users / Re: Want to build system
« on: April 04, 2010, 12:51:00 pm »
Hi VB Man,

REally? So I cant put a Blu-ray drive in LMCE and watch from discs? Is that due to copy protection of some description?

Users / Want to build system
« on: April 04, 2010, 07:17:02 am »
Hi All, the only thing stopping me from going out and buying a system is how difficult it is to find compatible hardware that ticks all the boxes.

My priority with me LMCE box is that it plays 1080p video flawlessly, and has excellent audio quality. It will be the BD-Rom player in my setup, not just stream media.

- Are current Nvidia cards doing HDMI video and Audio over HDMI? Or is it just video? Any recommendations here?

- If no to above, then is onboard sound via SPDIF working ok for everyone or is dedicated soundcard needed?

Things I have decided on -

Im going to get one of those HD Homeruns for the TV side of things...
Intel E7500 CPU
ANtec case
Zalman PSU
Gyration remote
RS232 control for my LCD and my Denon

Installation issues / Re: Touch Panel with Touchkit Driver
« on: March 03, 2009, 09:29:12 am »
Hi cyf4746 ,

Is this the same Touckit device as that found in the OrigenAE S21T HTPC case? Ive just ordered one, and am worried I wont be able to get the touchscreen to work in LMCE

Users / Origin AE HTPC cases and LinuxMCE
« on: March 03, 2009, 08:33:36 am »

I am about to get into LMCE after much umming and aahing. My only visual unit is a HD projector and as such I just bought the OriginAE S21T case with built in 12" touchscreen.

Some people have suggested it is redundant to have a TFT on the case itself as it is better to have an Orbiter, and part of me agrees. I think it is also good to have a display on the uunit for those times where I need to perform tasks on the core machine itself...

What are peoples thoughts ? These cases retail for 1000 USD, I picked one up for $300 but Im worried it was a waste...

I also have the issue of it potentially not working with LMCE....

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