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Feature requests & roadmap / Re: Whole House Automation & Control
« on: April 09, 2007, 04:14:42 pm »
LinuxMCE uses MythTV for it's backend TV recording.  MythTV .20 supports UPnP.  I haven't had a chance to try it with LinuxMCE but I can attest to it (MythTV .20) working very well without LinuxMCE.  As a UPnP server for video, pics, and music it's great for any UPnP client.

The limitation in the media it serves is in your client, files are served in whatever format they're stored, so if the client can't read a *.nuv file, (TV Recording) then you won't be able to view it without some creative conversions to a more compatible file format.  There's a few scripts available in the MythTV wiki to accomplish this, but "out of the box" it's not there.

If LinuxMCE doesn't already support the UPnP offered by the portions MythTV it uses, I don't think it would be a hard adoption of features.  This would be your best bet.

Users / Sony "Control-S" Device Interface
« on: April 06, 2007, 06:11:11 pm »
I'm looking to control a Sony receiver and I was hoping to leverage the existing Sony "Control S" protocol.  (Formerly known as S-link?)  xantech makes an adapter that will interface with the Sony Control S protocol to recieve IR and send them through the Control S jack on the equipment. 

However, the exact nature of the protocol has been hard to track down, but finding a way to interface Control S into the LinuxMCE will help people using any Sony equipment, including TVs, Recievers, DVD players, etc... with more advanced controls, like current volume, device selection, and audio setup.

So far I've only been able to find retired products that used to work with the Control S protocol, nothing current.  However, Sony still includes Control S on almost every new product.

Looking forward to anyone's input, thanks!

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