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Users / Remotely Access Music?
« on: December 02, 2009, 08:28:40 pm »
I am running 0710 and can successfully access my system from outside my home using a Web Orbiter, but have thus far not been able to play/stream music or videos. Is this possible?

Regards,
Mark

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Users / UI1 Video Catalog Customization
« on: November 03, 2009, 02:21:47 am »
In general, I find it more convenient to playback videos recorded using MythTV from the standard LMCE Video catalog. However, as the MythTV files do not have cover art, only the title of the program appears on the main catalog screen and, as many episodes of the same show may be listed, this can become confusing as there is no way to identify which episode is which. I use UI1 and was wondering how one would go about showing the episode title or file creation date along with the program title on the main Video catalog page. Displaying this additional information would be a great benefit.

Regards,
Mark

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Users / Firewire Camcorder as Security Camera
« on: October 19, 2009, 03:45:16 pm »
I have an old Sony camcorder with a firewire interface that I would like to use as a security camera. Provided it's possible to stream DV across the camera's firewire port, should LMCE be able to accept and display this video stream?

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Users / MD CPU and RAM Utilization
« on: July 11, 2009, 05:43:39 am »
I am interested in doing some video editing and was wondering if an application like Kino were running "on" a diskless MD, would Kino be using the MD's or the Core's CPU and RAM?

Regards,
Mark

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Users / Media Playback Routing
« on: June 27, 2009, 09:02:32 pm »
I'd like to minimize network traffic in my home and have a general question about how media are served-up to MDs. Does all media get routed through the Core when played back? I'm wondering because all of my MDs have large internal hard drives which are used by LMCE for storage. If files that reside on an MD's own hard drive(s) stay off the network when played back by that MD, that would be very cool and would prompt me to locate media primarily used by a particular MD on that MD, rather than on the Core.

Regards,
Mark

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Users / How to Add Media Director Hard Disk Device
« on: June 21, 2009, 04:13:28 am »
I've added a new 1TB SATA hard disk to one of my Media Directors and could use some assistance in how to get it formated.

The FAQ wiki (http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Frequently_Asked_Questions#How_should_I_format_additional_hard_drives.3F) provides the command to properly format partition the drive for media files:

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mke2fs -b 4096 -m 1 -j /dev/whatever
where "whatever" is the hard disk in question (hda1, sda1, etc.) and this is what I could use some help with in creating. The 1TB SATA disk on this Media Director is recognized in the Media Directors Systems Settings: Disk & Filesystems. I'm not sure whether this disk device should be (hd, sd, hd1, sd1, hda1, sda1, etc.) or how to actually create the device.

Any help appreciated.

Regards,
Mark

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Users / UI1 Video Controls Blank
« on: May 30, 2009, 06:16:15 pm »
When using UI1 on a Diskless MD that uses a Composite NTSC_M video connection, the Video control screen (the one with that comes up after pressing ESC during a playback and which contains the play, pause, track advance, menu button, and so on) is blank except for the small video box in the upper right corner. If I set this same Diskless MD up to use a VGA connection with a computer monitor, this Video control screen appears and works correctly.

Should the Video control screen be usable with a Composite, NTSC_M video configuration?

Regards,
Mark

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Installation issues / Hybrid to Core Alone
« on: May 23, 2009, 10:55:01 pm »
After using LMCE for over a year now on a single hybrid machine, I have recently purchased two machines I wish to use as Media Directors. I intend to continue to use my old hybrid machine as my home's core server, but would like to maximize its efficiency by removing the overhead introduced by the hybrid elements. Short of reinstalling, is it possible to convert a Hybrid system to a basic Core server?

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Users / HVR-1600, MythTV, and nvidia 6200
« on: February 12, 2009, 03:32:28 am »
My Geforce 6200 installed properly with the correct nvidia driver after a DVD install. However, after following the configuration of my HVR-1600 capture card from instructions provided here:

http://mythtv.org/wiki/Hauppauge_HVR-1600

I was glad to find my ATSC tuner was now working in mythtv, but at the cost of my nvidia driver. Upon rebooting after the HVR-1600 install, my system would just cycle at the "dcerouter login:" when attempting to load X. This problem was simple enough to solve, as I just logged in and changed the video driver in /etc/X11/xorg.conf from "nvidia" to "nv" and X started right up.

I'd like to get back to running the nvidia driver, but am not sure how. There's no Restricted Drivers Manager in my Kubuntu System Settings:Advanced and visiting the nvidia drivers site doesn't provide clear enough direction (for me) on what is the proper driver to use for a Geforce 6200. During previous installs on another machine, I've done irreversible damage to my setup after selecting the wrong driver. As my family is beginning to rely on this system, I'd like to avoid repeating that scenario if I can help it!

I'm interested in restoring the proprietary nvidia driver because I'm experiencing stuttering LiveTV playback and have noted 90%+ user cpu utilization (a P4 2.6GHz system with 2GB of RAM) in mpstat when watching TV in mythtv. My newbie reasoning is that this cpu load may be reduced if running the proprietary nvidia driver for the 6200. This reasoning might be totally wrong, as I've read that the proprietary driver mainly delivers 3D and alpha blending, but I figured it was worth a try.

Any suggestions?

Regards,
Mark


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Users / Changing Bootup from LMCE to Kubuntu Desktop
« on: February 11, 2009, 05:12:25 am »
I installed LMCE from the DVD which sets up my machine to boot into LMCE directly. I use my machine primarily as a PC and would like to boot to the Kubuntu desktop first. Is it possible (and how) to make this change post-install?

Regards,
Mark

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Users / Edit Meta Data Tags and Cover Art
« on: November 01, 2008, 04:35:53 pm »
Is there a method within LMCE to edit the meta data describing media files? If not, would anyone have a recommended package to install for this? I have a lot of genre classifications to add.

Likewise, I was interested in being able to edit the cover art used for media. I'm not interested so much in replacing the cover art entirely, but in adding some text titles to the cover art images to specify which covers are Disc 2, Bonus Features, etc.

Thanks,
Mark

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Users / Screensaver Aspect
« on: November 01, 2008, 04:25:19 pm »
Is there a "keep aspect ratio" config option for the screensaver? I ask because several of my photos are distorted when displayed within the screensaver.

Regards,
Mark

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Installation issues / Plug-in-Play?
« on: November 01, 2008, 01:32:44 am »
I would like to upgrade the video card in a MD from a pre-6200 nVidia card to a 256mb 6200. Currently the system is running UI2 and after the upgrade I would like to begin running UI3. Will LinuxMCE automatically detect and install the proper drivers for the 6200 or are there some things which I will need to do manually to get the new card properly configured?

Regards,
Mark

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Installation issues / Hardware Migration Help
« on: October 26, 2008, 04:14:45 pm »
I am planning moving my core server (0710) to a new box and could use some advice on how to move my current LinuxMCE system (its database and media files) to this new environment. Hopefully its just a matter of backing-up and restoring the database on the new install and copying the media files into the same locations on the new hard drives, but I thought I'd better make sure.

Thanks,
Mark

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Users / Movies in Kubuntu
« on: October 22, 2008, 03:03:36 am »
Is it possible to run movies that have been ripped in LinuxMCE using Xine in Kubuntu? It seems like it should be; my understanding is that LinuxMCE uses Xine as its own video engine. However, I get a "There is no demuxer plugin available..." error when I attempt to open either the .dvd, .id3, or keys file for any of my movies on disk. The movies run fine within LinuxMCE, though.

I'd just like to run some of my movies in a small window while doing stuff in Kubuntu.

Thanks,
Mark

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