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Users / Re: Raspberry Pi v3 as media director - slow nfs speed
« on: August 22, 2016, 07:32:50 pm »
Thank You for Your response!

Do You use the diskless MD or the disked one?

I have some time tomorrow, i can and will try a few things ... :)

Users / Raspberry Pi v3 as media director - slow nfs speed
« on: August 17, 2016, 03:24:36 pm »

i had some time and tried to use a new RPiB 3 as a media director.
the installation went fine and the md boots flawlessly.
But whenever i try to watch some media or listen to some music the only thing i can see or hear is a short fraction of the media and then it ends.

i have found this error in /var/log/syslog on the md:
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Aug 17 14:43:12 moon97 kernel: [19352.261755] nfs: server not responding, timed out
I did some speedtest with iperf and that looks good:
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root@moon97:~# iperf -c
Client connecting to, TCP port 5001
TCP window size: 43.8 KByte (default)
[  3] local port 42484 connected with port 5001
[ ID] Interval       Transfer     Bandwidth
[  3]  0.0-10.0 sec   112 MBytes  94.3 Mbits/sec

so i tried to copy a file with scp from the router to the md and got 10.0MB/s.

and now it becomes really strange.
if i mount the nfs shares in this way:

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root@moon97:~# mount -v -t nfs /test/                                                         
mount.nfs: timeout set for Wed Aug 17 14:44:36 2016
mount.nfs: trying text-based options 'vers=4,addr=,clientaddr='

the speed of copying a file is really really slow.

if i do it like that:
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root@moon97:~# mount -v -t nfs\ TB\ \(sda1\)\ WDC_WD30EFRX-68\ \[58\]/TV/Family_Guy/ /test/
mount.nfs: timeout set for Wed Aug 17 14:46:19 2016
mount.nfs: trying text-based options 'vers=4,addr=,clientaddr='
mount.nfs: mount(2): No such file or directory
mount.nfs: trying text-based options 'addr='
mount.nfs: prog 100003, trying vers=3, prot=6
mount.nfs: trying prog 100003 vers 3 prot TCP port 2049
mount.nfs: prog 100005, trying vers=3, prot=17
mount.nfs: trying prog 100005 vers 3 prot UDP port 52139

the speed is normal and i can copy a 100mb file in a few seconds.

the zotac zbox which is my standard md in that room has no problems dealing with any media.
i also switched the network cable without success.

Does anybody has a hint what i am doing wrong or what i can do better?
Maybe it is time to call an exorcist?  :)

LinuxMCE Version:
LMCE 14.04

Installation issues / Re: net install of 14.04 is currently broken
« on: February 02, 2016, 10:01:57 pm »

i just did a successful 14.04 net install.

I had problems with fresh 12.04 and 14.04 getting audio via hdmi to work in the past.
But now it is working out of the box!
The whole installation went totally smooth.

Will "customize" the new installation later.

Big thank You! Great Work!


this is my graphic card:

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GF119 [GeForce GT 520]
using it in the hybrid...

Users / Re: Mediatomb and logitech mediaserver
« on: September 27, 2015, 01:00:51 pm »

i found out doing this:
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in /etc/init/mediatomb.conf

change this line

start on (local-filesystems and net-device-up IFACE!=l0)


start on (started mysql and local-filesystems and net-device-up IFACE!=l0)

like suggested here:

helped me in getting to start mediatomb again.

don`t know if this helps, cause i just had the "cannot connect to mysql" error...

Users / Re: Orbiter shows no entries after update [solved]
« on: August 15, 2015, 02:58:02 pm »
Did somebody order the hering gör....? :)

living there also.

so i learned my lesson now and it seems i am the only one who did not figured it out by himself, yeahhh. fail :)

Users / Re: Orbiter shows no entries after update
« on: August 14, 2015, 05:13:30 pm »
Ahhhh! Perfect!
Thank You so much!
What ever gremlin at home turned that offline?!  ;D

Again Thank You so much!!

Users / Re: Orbiter shows no entries after update
« on: August 14, 2015, 03:49:36 pm »
Tanks for the quick reply!

Yes they won`t show any media, besides the radio scenario does.

In the web admin i can see my old "hd device" under configuration - devices. it has the number 31. but it is not registered. should it be?
There is a device with the number 32 that is called disk drive. never have seen that before or better realized that before.

How can i let the old device register?
delete and readd?

I can search for all the media with orbiter and play it using the search option.
But i cannot just click a scenario and choose which file or track i wanne play.

that device seems to be online. i can see that it is mounted on /home/user/public/data/...
or where can i bring it online?


Users / Orbiter shows no entries after update [solved]
« on: August 14, 2015, 12:22:23 pm »

after upgrading to Version: yesterday, orbiters won`t show any entry.
I tried sorting by different attributes like filename, performer etc. but there is just a black background where normally i can find the track name.
It seems to affect every media type besides radio.

I tried to reload and regen all orbiters but without any luck.
I also resynced the media in the linuxmce webadmin.
I can search for media with the search option via an orbiter and add it to the playlist.
if i try to click for example the album name to add it, there is only black void.

First i thought it would just be the new qorbiter but then i noticed that every orbiter is affected.

Did somebody encounter this problem before?

Is there something i can do, besides restoring the backup?  :)

Would deleting every orbiter and recreating it be an alternative?

Doing the apt-get update i noticed that it cannot resolve
After a quick google i found that it is not longer maintained. (
So can i just delete this entry from the sources.list and manually update if needed?

To update the system i am doing an apt-get dist-upgrade.

I am using LinuxMce 12.04.

Thank You all!

Users / Re: LinuxMCE Rpi2 alpha testing
« on: June 18, 2015, 09:41:32 pm »
Thanks for the hint.

i tried the --live, --threshold and --audio_queue=60 --video_queue=60 options, but i am afraid with no result.
the live version seems promissing because the player won`t stop, but it does not show video or audio either.

the strange thing is, playing radio works great...

i bought a class10 sd-card and thought yeaahh hey ho lets go, because the boot process was really quick but it didn`t do anything good to my problem.

only error in the log file (with every method):
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09:23:22 T:1541125052 INFO: COMXAudio::ApplyVolume - Volume=1.00 (* 1.00 * 1.00)
09:23:22 T:1541125232 INFO: CDVDPlayerAudio::Decode dts:1877333 pts:1877333 size:347
09:23:22 T:1541125842 INFO: CDVDPlayerAudio::Decode dts:1898667 pts:1898667 size:348
09:23:22 T:1541126410 INFO: CDVDPlayerAudio::Decode dts:1920000 pts:1920000 size:355
09:23:22 T:1541126960 INFO: CDVDPlayerAudio::Decode dts:1941333 pts:1941333 size:381
09:23:22 T:1541127529 INFO: CDVDPlayerAudio::Decode dts:1962667 pts:1962667 size:364
!!!!09:23:49 T:1568267413 ERROR: COMXPlayer::interrupt_cb - Timed out
!!!!09:23:49 T:1568267679 ERROR: OMXReader::Read no valid packet
09:23:49 T:1568268106 INFO: COMXVideo::SubmitEOS

cannot find anything with google about it.

should i post the whole log?

i tried to check the network between dcerouter and raspberry with iperf, but that seems to be okay:

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[ ID] Interval       Transfer     Bandwidth
[  3]  0.0-10.0 sec   112 MBytes  94.3 Mbits/sec

Do You have any other hint, something else that i can check?

Users / Re: LinuxMCE Rpi2 alpha testing
« on: June 14, 2015, 02:22:23 pm »
sorry for the late reply.

today i have tried a few things again.

i can play the file, if it is locally stored on the sdcard with this command:

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/usr/bin/omxplayer -ohdmi -r --no-keys -l00:00:00 Film.mp4
seems to be the same command, when trying it via an orbiter.

i can copy the file from /home/public/data/... to the raspberry.

This is the output starting the film with the same command from the network source not locally:

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/usr/bin/omxplayer -ohdmi -r --no-keys -l00:00:00 /home/public/data/videos/0\,00\ TB\ \(sda1\)\ ST2000DM001-1CH\ \[31\]/Film.mp4
Output mode 19: 1280x720@50 N:13
Video codec omx-h264 width 720 height 404 profile 100 fps 23.976025
Audio codec aac channels 2 samplerate 48000 bitspersample 16
Subtitle count: 0, state: off, index: 1, delay: 0
V:PortSettingsChanged: 720x404@23.98 interlace:0 deinterlace:0 anaglyph:0 par:1.00 layer:0 alpha:255
have a nice day ;)

Some times it starts to play for 1 or 2 seconds but then it stops.

This is a part of the logfile /var/log/pluto/205_OMX_Player.log

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01      06/14/15 11:39:35.853           OMX_Player::CMD_Play_Media - TRYING iStreamID: 1015, sMediaURL: /home/public/data/videos/0,00 TB (s
da1) ST2000DM001-1CH [31]/Film.mp4 <0x75ee8460>
01      06/14/15 11:39:35.854           OMX_Player::CMD_Play_Media - TRYING Requested start: 00:00:00, usec = 0 <0x75ee8460>
01      06/14/15 11:39:35.854           OMX_Player::CMD_Play_Media - TRYING to Play() from 00:00:00 <0x75ee8460>
01      06/14/15 11:39:35.854           OMXPlayerInterface::SetState - State: 1 <0x75ee8460>
01      06/14/15 11:39:35.854           OMXPlayerStream::PlayerStateNotifier - 1 <0x75ee8460>
01      06/14/15 11:39:35.855           OMX_Player::StateChanged - 1 - INITIALIZING - iStreamID: 1015, MediaURL: /home/public/data/videos/0,00 TB (sda1) ST2000DM001-1CH [31]/Film.mp4 <0x75ee8460>
01      06/14/15 11:39:35.856           Play() - Opening file '/tmp/omxplayerdbus' to get d-bus address <0x75ee8460>
01      06/14/15 11:39:35.857           (Child's) Play() - begins <0x75ee8460>
01      06/14/15 11:39:35.858           (Child's) Play() - sMediaPosition: -l00:00:00 <0x75ee8460>
01      06/14/15 11:39:35.858           (Child's) Play() - MediaURL: /home/public/data/videos/0,00 TB (sda1) ST2000DM001-1CH [31]/Film.mp4 <0x75ee8460>
01      06/14/15 11:39:35.858           (Child's) Play() - cmdline: omxplayer -ohdmi -r --no-keys -l00:00:00 /home/public/data/videos/0,00 TB (sda1) ST2000DM001-1CH [31]/Film.mp4  <0x75ee8460>
01      06/14/15 11:39:35.857           Play() - Read line: unix:abstract=/tmp/dbus-CWt5o8xOXD,guid=187bddf8b7e32ba9047533ac557d4d12 <0x75ee8460>
01      06/14/15 11:39:35.859           Play() - Creating connection to 'Player' bus <0x75ee8460>
01      06/14/15 11:39:35.865           Play() - Creating Player_proxy client interface <0x75ee8460>
01      06/14/15 11:39:35.866           Play() - Creating connection to 'Propertiess' bus <0x75ee8460>
01      06/14/15 11:39:35.871           Play() - Creating Properties_proxy client interface <0x75ee8460>
01      06/14/15 11:39:35.876           Play() - Creating connection to 'Root' bus <0x75ee8460>
01      06/14/15 11:39:35.882           Play() - Creating Root_proxy client interface <0x75ee8460>
01      06/14/15 11:39:35.883           Play() - Creating PlayerMonitorThread <0x75ee8460>
01      06/14/15 11:39:35.884           [PlayerMonitor] started <0x746e8460>
01      06/14/15 11:40:46.425           Play() - Identity() [5]: OMXPlayer <0x75ee8460>
01      06/14/15 11:40:46.425           OMXPlayerInterface::SetState - State: 2 <0x75ee8460>
01      06/14/15 11:40:46.425           OMXPlayerStream::PlayerStateNotifier - 2 <0x75ee8460>
01      06/14/15 11:40:46.426           OMX_Player::StateChanged - 2 - PLAYING - iStreamID: 1015, MediaURL: /home/public/data/videos/0,00 T
B (sda1) ST2000DM001-1CH [31]/Film.mp4 <0x75ee8460>
01      06/14/15 11:40:46.445           OMXPlayerStream::Play - Creating event processor <0x75ee8460>
01      06/14/15 11:40:46.446           OMXPlayerStream::Play - Event processor started <0x75ee8460>
01      06/14/15 11:40:46.446           OMX_Player::CMD_Play_Media - SUCCESSFUL Play(/home/public/data/videos/0,00 TB (sda1) ST2000DM001-1CH [31]/Film.mp4) <0x75ee8460>
01      06/14/15 11:41:07.756           OMX_Player::CMD_Play_Media - sDuration = 00:20:51 <0x75ee8460>
01      06/14/15 11:41:14.044           [PlayerMonitor] calling Stop() <0x746e8460>
01      06/14/15 11:41:14.045           OMXPlayerInterface::SetState - State: 4 <0x746e8460>
01      06/14/15 11:41:14.045           OMXPlayerStream::PlayerStateNotifier - 4 <0x746e8460>
01      06/14/15 11:41:14.045           OMX_Player::StateChanged - 4 - STOPPING - iStreamID: 1015, MediaURL: /home/public/data/videos/0,00 TB (sda1) ST2000DM001-1CH [31]/Film.mp4 <0x746e8460>
01      06/14/15 11:41:14.046           Stop() - called <0x746e8460>
01      06/14/15 11:41:14.046           Send_Stop() - sending Stop() <0x746e8460>
01      06/14/15 11:41:14.049           Send_Stop() - D-Bus error - omxplayer has gone away? <0x746e8460>
01      06/14/15 11:41:14.050           Stop() - joining m_tPlayerMonitorThread <0x746e8460>
01      06/14/15 11:41:14.050           Stop() - m_tPlayerMonitorThread joined <0x746e8460>
01      06/14/15 11:41:14.050           Stop() - cleaning up D-Bus interface proxies <0x746e8460>
01      06/14/15 11:41:14.053           Stop() - cleaning up D-Bus connection proxies <0x746e8460>
01      06/14/15 11:41:14.061           Stop() - finished <0x746e8460>
01      06/14/15 11:41:14.061           OMXPlayerInterface::SetState - State: 5 <0x746e8460>
01      06/14/15 11:41:14.061           OMXPlayerStream::PlayerStateNotifier - 5 <0x746e8460>
01      06/14/15 11:41:14.061           OMX_Player::StateChanged - 5 - STOPPED - iStreamID: 1015, MediaURL: /home/public/data/videos/0,00 TB (sda1) ST2000DM001-1CH [31]/Film.mp4 <0x746e8460>
01      06/14/15 11:41:14.062           OMX_Player::StateChanged - 5 - STOPPED - Sending EVENT_Playback_Completed(1015, /home/public/data/videos/0,00 TB (sda1) ST2000DM001-1CH [31]/Film.mp4) <0x746e8460>
01      06/14/15 11:41:14.062           [PlayerMonitor] exiting <0x746e8460>
Return code: 139
3       06/14/15 11:41:14       205 (spawning-device)   Device died... count=1/50 dev=205
Sun Jun 14 11:41:14 UTC 2015 died
========== NEW LOG SECTION ==========
1       06/14/15 11:41:24       205 (spawning-device)   Starting... 2
1       06/14/15 11:41:24       205 (spawning-device)   Found ./OMX_Player
01      06/14/15 11:41:24.994           OMXPlayerInterface::SetState - State: 5 <0x76fbe000>
01      06/14/15 11:41:24.995           OMXPlayerStream::PlayerStateNotifier - 5 <0x76fbe000>
01      06/14/15 11:41:24.995           OMX_Player::StateChanged - 5 - STOPPED - iStreamID: 0, MediaURL:  <0x76fbe000>
01      06/14/15 11:41:24.996           OMX_Player::StateChanged - 5 - STOPPED - Sending EVENT_Playback_Completed(0, ) <0x76fbe000>

i unplugged another working mediadirector and put the networkcable into the raspberry.
so normally it cannot be the cable or does this confuse the system somehow?

If You need any further information, log or if i can do something else, i would be glad to help!

Users / Re: LinuxMCE Rpi2 alpha testing
« on: June 12, 2015, 11:34:01 am »

thanks for all the work! Using a raspberry as a media director is a great possibility.

I finally got one myself (Raspberry pi model 2 B)  and i installed Linuxmce according to the wiki.

I used the recommended raspbian image.

The installation went smooth. I can see the the UI1 and the screen saver works.

But i cannot play a video or an audio track.

I only get a black screen with a mouse cursor if i want to play a video.

I sshd into the raspberry and copied a file to the local sdcard.
Playing it manually with the omxplayer seems to work.

I looked at the processes when playing it per orbiter and i saw two omxplayer.

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root@raspbian:~# ps aux | grep player
root 14893 0.3 0.2 2756 2348 pts/9 S+ 17:22 0:00 /bin/bash /usr/bin/omxplayer -ohdmi -r --no-keys -l00:00:00 /home/public/data/videos/0,00 TB (sda1) ST2000DM001-1CH [31]/TV/Film.mp4
root 14903 1.0 0.8 81208 7596 pts/9 Dl+ 17:22 0:00 /usr/bin/omxplayer.bin -ohdmi -r --no-keys -l00:00:00 /home/public/data/videos/0,00 TB (sda1) ST2000DM001-1CH [31]/TV/Film.mp4
root 15063 0.0 0.0 1984 456 pts/12 S+ 17:22 0:00 grep player

First i thought that maybe my sdcard or network is to slow. But now i don`t think this is the problem.

I choosed MD when asked, not qMD. Was that all right?

I tried also with the ubuntu image, but i couldnot play video/audio either and switched to the raspbian.

I am using Linuxmce 12.04. I think the version is: (shown in the Loginscreen of the webmin)
I did a dist-upgrade yesterday on the core and tried one on the raspberry but it only wanted to update one package, so i didn`t update.

Is there something i did wrong?

Again thanks for the effort. That would be the perfect MD!

p.s. will vdr (client) be possible with the ubuntu version? I think i saw the TV button on the UI1....

Users / Re: Disk full / DCERouter died [solved]
« on: February 17, 2015, 12:11:14 am »
Yeahhhhh!  :D
Thanks A LOT!
Reinstalling pluto-dcerouter did it!

Thanks for the fast help!

Users / Disk full / DCERouter died [solved]
« on: February 16, 2015, 10:48:01 pm »

due to not stopping a vdr record or something like that my disk went out of space.
After a reboot, ssh into the core and cleaning up space, i can reboot, but DCERouter won `t start.
everything else seems to start normal.
i can even log into the webadmin.

I am looking into the log messages, but i cannot find much.
if i kill the DCERouter process and try starting Spawn_DCERouter manually at the terminal, i see this:

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2 02/16/15 22:04:23 /usr/pluto/bin/ (server) Writing Version:
2 02/16/15 22:04:23 /usr/pluto/bin/ (server) Writing Version:
1 02/16/15 22:04:23 /usr/pluto/bin/ (server) Starting DCERouter
1 02/16/15 22:04:23 /usr/pluto/bin/ (server) Starting DCERouter
LOG: ========== NEW LOG SECTION ==========
1 02/16/15 22:04:23 DCERouter (server) Starting... 1
1 02/16/15 22:04:23 DCERouter (server) Starting... 1
LOG: Mo 16. Feb 22:04:23 CET 2015 Starting
/usr/pluto/bin/ line 6: /usr/pluto/bin/DCERouter: No such file or directory
LOG: Return code: 127
3 02/16/15 22:04:24 DCERouter (server) Device died... count=1/200 dev=DCERouter
3 02/16/15 22:04:24 DCERouter (server) Device died... count=1/200 dev=DCERouter
LOG: Mo 16. Feb 22:04:24 CET 2015 died
^C26159 Mo 16. Feb 22:04:26 CET 2015 Unlock 'DCERouter' (Spawn_DCERouter)
26159 Mo 16. Feb 22:04:26 CET 2015 Unlock 'DCERouter' (Spawn_DCERouter) success

I don`t know if this is saying anything about the missing DCERouter, or if it is just because i am starting it manually.

Is there maybe an abandoned lockfile somewhere?

Is there anything i can do?

Really would be very thankfull for any hint!

Ahhrgg did not see this coming ...  :)

Users / Re: VDR Problem
« on: December 07, 2014, 08:52:44 pm »
Thanks a lot!

Changing back to port 2001 did it.

I then had some problems with the other mds (black screen).
After viewing the config and not having any clue what was wrong i finally saw that i don`t have an init file for vdr on the mds.
Now i am using the one from the core.
hmm, strange. maybe i messed somethings or a lot of things up by changing from mythtv to vdr or did some other stupid things ...
I hope this way is okay.

So thanks again and

solved :)

Users / Re: VDR Problem
« on: November 30, 2014, 10:13:32 pm »

hmm, i have both packages installed.

pluto-vdr Installiert:
pluto-vdr-plugin Installiert:

on the md there is just pluto-vdr installed.

I reinstalled pluto-vdr-plugin cause it was not properly installed, deleted the nova-td devices and rebooted...
still nothing.

here is my /etc/default/vdr config:
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# Change to 1 to enable vdr's init-script

# Change this to 1 if you want vdr to be able to shutdown the
# computer

# Options that will be passed to vdr's commandline
# for example: OPTIONS="-w 15"
OPTIONS="-w 60"

I think i messed a little bit with the SVDRP_PORT because vdradmin wouldn`t connect.
Is it okay?

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