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Users / Audio Progress bar
« on: June 20, 2009, 08:45:20 pm »
Hi all,
I am using LinuxMCE to listen to podcasts now. One problem I am experenceing is that there is no way of finding out how far through the podcast I am. I have found that when you press menu you can see the time elapsed but not how long is left.
How do I do this?

Developers / HADesigner Screen Resolution problem
« on: May 17, 2009, 02:48:54 pm »
I have followed the tutorials and setup the HADesigner on my Windows Laptop.
It's a Sony VAIO and runs in the resolution 1280x768.
I have a problem with the HADesigner.
The screen layout means that a lot of the controls are pushed off the bottom of the screen
no mater how much I rearrange the windows it is not possible to see some of the controls.
In the attached screen shot I have tried to pull down the sub window more but it has reached it's limit.
Has anyone else heard of this problem?
Any suggestions

Users / Autodownload podcasts
« on: May 16, 2009, 03:15:47 pm »
Hi all,
I have just got my CORE to automatically download podcasts. (Without any extra software)
I was excited about how I did it so I wrote an explination of how I did it on the wiki:

Firstly is adding this article to the wiki ok for me to do? As a linux MCE beginner it could be a bit of a case of the blind leadin the blind.

Secondly based on what I have done, can the 'experts' suggest improvements. I mean I understand that linuxMCE can tag the media. There is a lot more information in the XML file for each podcast item. I know how to make my bash scripts run mysql commands etc. Is there a way of altering them so that information read from the XML file can be loaded into the database so that LinuxMCE captrues it?

Thirdly I currently want to find out more about tagging media. Can anyone point me in the direction

Users / Is there an Alternitive UI?
« on: May 03, 2009, 04:01:09 pm »
I have got past alsmot all of my thecnical issues with LinuxMCE but now I'm comming up with a lot of issues with the userinterface.
I have a Windows Media Centre PC but I am not a fan of microsoft. I hate the idea of all the DRM they are putting into windows and I want to move away from using propitery software I have no control over.

Although LinuxMCE is starting to make me change my opinion of windows media centre. A lot of the features I took for granted are simply not present in LinuxMCE. I have created a comparision documenting my exprences.'s_Windows_MCE_vs_Linux_MCE_Comparison

I want to try out the advanced features on LinuxMCE, the media follow me, home security, home control, etc. but first I need to know it can do the media stuff that windows can.

I have a feeling there is something I am missing. Are there any alternative UI's for LinuxMCE that I can switch to?

Users / Can't access DECRouter through windows
« on: April 26, 2009, 05:08:42 pm »

I have a HYBRID linuxMCE machine with two network cards. One external on the internet and one internal.

I want to copy mp3 files from another computer on the intrenal lan. The other computer is running windows XP.

When open a window and enter \\dcerouter in the address bar I am prompted for a username and password. When I enter the username and password I use from the admin site it is not accepcted.

I have confirmed that the computer is on the internal network and that I can use exactly the same username and password to access the admins site.
(See attached screen shot which shows the admin site and the failing log in attempt.)

I have not changed any of the samba configuration in anyway.
Does anyone know what I can try to resolve this?


Users / Newbie with some basic questions
« on: April 26, 2009, 03:54:57 pm »
I have fianlly got my LinuxMCE Core/Hybrid system up and more or less working.

I have tried various methods of controling it (XDA mobile didn't work, WII remote kinda worked but was no good)
I finally setteled on using a windows Media Centre controler plugged into a USBUIRT
(Mines the 2nd from the left, 1039)

I have a windows Media Centre PC as my television which I have been using for years. I am trying to use LinuxMCE instead. I am hoping someone here can answer some basic questions reguarding usage.

1. When you are watching a recorded program and you have finished with it and want to delete it how do you do it? In Windows MCE you simply press the 'i' button on the remote which brings up a context menu. It has options like program info, restart and delete. I can't find any equilivant in LinuxMCE. The only way I can see to delete a program is by going to the recorded programs finding the program you want to delete and pressing delete. There must be a quicker way to delete what is currently being watched.

2. When I select a program to record I like it to start this 5 mins before the air time and finsih 10 mins after. I know how to set this manually for each recording. Does anyone know how to make this automatic?

Any help would be apreaciated.

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