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Users / MythTV in 12.04
« on: February 16, 2014, 09:29:46 pm »
MythTV runs nicely on the core but the backend server cannot be found by the frontend on my MD. I also noted that the backend server cannot be found by the MythTV frontend on my android device. I was wondering if anyone else is there anyone using MythTV in 12.04 and able to connect to the backend from a device other than the core.

Users / MythTV - Thumbnails not appearing
« on: February 09, 2014, 08:40:52 pm »
I'm running 12.04. Around the same time I had

My more recently recorded MythTV videos are no longer having thumbnails attached to them automatically in the video browser. If I go through MythTV I see the thumbnails and the .png files are in the PVR directory with the recordings. I suspect that it may have to do with a problem that I had when my media drive was added twice since it seems to have coincided with the start of the thumbnails not appearing. Any thoughts?


Users / Pandora - Through SqueezeSlave or other method?
« on: January 21, 2014, 03:07:21 am »
Has anyone been able to get Pandora running on LMCE through anything other than a web browser? I had hoped that after installing SqueezeSlave that I'd be able to access Pandora through that....but either I don't know how or it can't currently be done. I'm on 12.04

Are there any other commercial free pandora like services that I can get working with LMCE and ideally a qOrbiter?

Thank you,

Users / {Solved] Adding a HD for all media storage
« on: January 17, 2014, 01:38:33 pm »
I installed LMCE 12.04 on a spare 80GB drive. Now it seems that 12.04 is working well enough for me to use it as my main core. My thought is to keep LMCE on the 80GB and use my 1.5TB hard drive from my old 10.04 install as a drive exclusively for media. Is this a good idea or should I just use the 1.5TB for everything?

If it's a good idea, are the wiki instructions accurate for 12.04

Once I have the HD working, how do I make the new drive the place where all MythTV recordings and other media go to as default? How do I safely move the current videos from the 80GB to the 1.5TB?

Thank you,

Users / Audio - Multiple simultaneos outputs
« on: January 16, 2014, 02:34:50 am »
My 12.04 install is currently outputting audio through HDMI. I would like to also have it output through the standard analog 3.5mm stereo plug simultaneously. Is that possible and how?

My Core hybrid is in my basement and I recently hooked up to an old but functioning LCD TV though HDMI. In the basement I also have an old receiver that I use to play audio to my in wall speakers throughout my house. Before I changed over to HDMI, I simply have video through DVI and played audio thought the analog 3.5mm output. Now that I have HDMI working I would like to use the TV but want to also fill the house with music through the 3.5mm output. Thoughts?

Installation issues / PXE boot MD
« on: January 13, 2014, 02:52:18 am »
I have an old laptop or two that I would like to try out at least temporarily as an MD. I looked all over the Wiki and am not sure that is relevant for a 12.04 install. If not, is there a better resource? I'm just looking for instructions on trying an old laptop out as an MD.


Users / MD recommendations
« on: January 13, 2014, 02:49:00 am »
I'm looking for a recommendation for a MD. It will be mainly used for playing back through HDMI HD recorded content. I want something small, quiet and not prone to overheating. It'll be used for nothing other than an network bootable MD. The cheaper the better. Thoughts?


Users / [Solved] MythTV - mythfilldatabase
« on: January 13, 2014, 01:49:20 am »
I realized that the mythfilldatabase that runs upon exiting Myth Setup is not grabbing any content that starts after midnight of that day. Is there something in the call that specifies only grab until midnight? Also, isn't there anything that runs on a regular (nightly) basis that will update the program guide? IMHO it would ideally grab the next two weeks of listings just like in my standard MythTV setup. Am I missing something that I need to configure?

I did:
sudo su - mythtv
$ mythfilldatabase
and it ran fine but didn't add anything to the program guide.


Users / [Solved] MythTV .25 in 12.04
« on: January 07, 2014, 01:33:59 pm »
Thank you Tschak for putting MythTV .25 in the latest 12.04 snapshots. I can now use my Silicondust HDHomeRun Prime with Cablecard with LMCE. This was really important to me as my local Comcast Cable company will be encrypting the limited basic channels in two weeks. They are supposedly keeping the "copy freely" tag on those local broadcast channels.

I went into MythTV setup and added my HDHomeRun Prime following the  instructions on the MythTV Wiki
Everything seemed to work. My channel guide populated after exiting and I was able to access even my encrypted local HDs. I setup MythTV to record a few shows that night and then left everything as is and worked on a ZWave issue I was having.

I went back this morning and the shows didn't record. I went into MythTV to check that the recording rules were there and I noticed that my guide data wasn't there.

I went back into MythTV setup and checked the settings. Everything seem find so I just exited setup and mythfilldatabase ran. Upon going back into Myth my guide data was there.

My questions are:
  • Did I cause a potential problem by adding a new video source instead of using the LMCE default?
  • What is the proper way to schedule MythTV recordings in LMCE? I was going into MythTV and then scheduling there.
  • Which LMCE MythTV Wiki guide is the correct one for 12.04?

Thank you,

Users / [Solved] Z-Wave - Devices losing rooms and floorplan objects
« on: January 06, 2014, 02:19:49 am »
I installed the January 5th snapshot of LMCE 12.04. After successfully getting MythTV working with my HDHomeRun Prime with Cable Card, I added all of my zwave devices (switches and outlets). I went through web admin and assigned them all to a room and floor plan object device. I then added the devices to the graphical floor plan using the floor plan wizard. Next I did a quick reload and regenerated all orbiters. The floor plan showed up on my MD very nicely. I noticed that I missed one device on the floor plan. I went back to the floor plan wizard and all of the devices were missing from the floor plan. I then went to devices/lights and all of the devices were missing the rooms and the floor plan objects that I assigned to them. Now after my next reload and regen, my floorplan is blank.

Does anyone have any thoughts on why LMCE is not retaining the rooms and objects after a regen?


Installation issues / scte65scan with HDHomeRun Prime
« on: January 14, 2013, 03:59:33 am »
I feel that I'm so close to getting this working. Can someone help me with the steps needed for using scte65scan to populate channels in MythTV? I tried following the instructions on the wiki but I get "/dev/dvb/adapter0/demux0: No such file or directory" when trying to write the vct.sql file. I guess I'm still too much of a newb to assume that I did all of the steps correctly.

Users / LMCE - I want to do it correctly this time - Z-Wave and MythTV
« on: December 31, 2012, 12:17:32 am »
    I've been "using" LMCE for a bit over two years now, but I have yet to get it running 100% the way that I want it to. I blame myself for not buying the right hardware and not putting in enough time to get it running. I'm now to the point where I can't stand it any longer and I want to get it running as it should even if it means buying new hardware. Comments and suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I want to do it correctly this time.

My top priorities in order are:
  • Z-Wave automation (working flawlessly)
  • MythTV recording of clear QAM channels
  • Streaming music (preferably Pandora but I'm willing to switch)
  • Android phones and tablets as orbiters

I already own:
In 2010 I bought a barebones core hybrid from I don't know what's in it but it was a lower cost option when I bought it. I'm fine swapping out CPU and motherboard for something faster, but I don't expect to use it often as a MD.

  • ~30 Intermatic Z-wave outlets, switches and modules. (Not willing to replace)
  • AEON II Stick
  • Intermatic HA07 (x3) and HA09 (Would like to use but can part with)

  • Happauge HVR-2250
  • Happauge WinTV-HVR-950Q (USB)

    The house is wired with Cat-6 which terminates in my basement where I keep the core and the routers. There are two zones of in-wall speakers which are also terminated in my basement. The in-wall speakers are only used for music and are powers by an old receiver which I which I manually turn off and on.

   After a lot of trial and error, I had the Z-wave devices working pretty much flawlessly. That was until I decided to wipe my core and try to get MythTV working. Now, I'm having what I believe to be routing issues. Since SIS is recommended over using the built-in inclusion button on my AEON stick, I'm ready to buy a minimote even though I don't really need it for anything other than using it for SIS.  Is it silly to spend the money on it?

    I never got MythTV to work with LMCE. I'm not new to MythTV and I've been using it on a Mythbuntu server on a separate network for almost four years now. I'm guessing part of my problem is compatibility issues with the HVR-2250 which does not get automatically recognized by LMCE. I'm fine buying a HDHomeRun duel tuner to replace the 2250 if that's the way to go. Even though my Comcast provider is not currently encrypting basic cable, I know that the cable companies in the US are now allowed to encrypt even broadcast channels. Should I consider getting a cable card ready tuner or will that never with with linux? When they do encrypt, will I be able to

Media Directors
I currently only have the core/hybrid. Once I get that running I would like to purchase one or two small footprint barebones PCs to use to use as MDs. I was thinking of a Zotac but I'm open to anything that will work well and will not have overheating issues in a 78 degree room.

Thank you in advance for your help,

Installation issues / Z-Wave - Aeon, HA07 and SUC/SIS
« on: December 16, 2012, 09:27:46 pm »
I've been reading the SUC/SIC instructions at but I'm having some difficulty.

I have a AEON stick and a number of HA07 controllers. I had no difficulty resetting all of the devices. The AEON stick added with no problems and I was left with devices "ZWave Embedded Climate Interfa", "ZWave Embedded Security Interf" and "ZWave Controller" under Zwave. The next step is where I'm a bit unsure what to do. I chose the "Add Node" send command from Zwave (Not from ZWave Controller, because there was no option there). It's at this point I'm not sure that I need to do. Which button do I hit on the HA07? The above referenced instructions do not indicate. I tried a few, but got nothing in return.

In an attempt to figure this out on my own, I was able to add the HA07 to the network by making it a slave. The problem is that when the HA07 is a slave I can't get it into include mode.

Might I be trying to do something for the wrong reason? I was just hoping to simplify adding back my 30 Z-Wave devices to the network? What I really want to do is setup channels on my HA07s to run LMCE scenarios. Can this be done?

Any help would be appreciated.

Users / 10.04 or 8.10
« on: October 13, 2011, 02:51:51 am »
I.'ve been having some troubles with an 8.10 setup. All my SWMBO wants/needs is a system that works with Z-wave (lights), MythTV and Pandora. Pandora stopped withing with 8.10 because it needs a newer browser. MythTV has been giving me problems and I think it's due to a video or sound card driver. (but can't confirm) Should I consider 10.04 which may solve my Pandora problem or should I stay with 8.10 since my SWMBO expects something that works well? If I stick with 8.10 I'm thinking of doing a fresh install (once again). Should I just grab LinuxMCE-8.10-latest-snapshot-i386.iso or is there a better option?

Thank you!

Users / [Solved} Computing Menu - Empty
« on: October 12, 2011, 12:11:22 am »
I was playing around with my 8.10 hybrid core trying to remove unused entries in the computing menu. I must have done too good of a job because now the installed programs and bookmarks in the computing menu are both empty. How can I get it back to the default configuration?

Thank you

tschack909's response below solved the problem.

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