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Users / Re: Android mobile/cell phone orbiter selection & help
« on: September 17, 2014, 01:14:11 pm »
Hi,

iOrbiter seems nice. Any screenshots, docs  ?

Thanks,

regards,

Bulek.

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Hi,

thanks for a tip.

I will try, but I suspect that audio part from Dianemo is not compatible with those skins (quite similar as I have problems with UI1 now).

Will report on progress...

I'm attaching skins that I can choose in Dianemo. Can you please take a look and point the most probable one...


Thanks,
Regards,
Bulek.

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Hello,

quite some time Audio media playing feature has not been working for us. When we tried to start Audio, got errors about non-existing Entertainment Area. Radu gave me advice to try new skin and it seems that Audio is not working anymore under UI1 skin. I know this skin is old, but we've been using it all the time on our main touchscreen.

Now to retain Audio features, we have to move to newer skins, but we got quite dissapointed, cause newer skins don't support some vital screens - at least for us. Our house is fully automated one and we have practically everything automated (also fully integrated Ventilation system, Heat Pump and whole house audio system with two channels and 5 audio zones).

To be able to control such a beast, we had created a lot of scenarios, that are showed in separate buttons on UI1 main screen (see attachment). We have at least 12 such scenarios for each main category (listed in left column). Also we liked quad view camera screens - we have two such screens, one for internal and one for external cams.
But we're a bit said, cause newer skins seem to be not supporting mentioned features anymore. Only Lighting button brings you to Lighting scenarios, but in our system this is only smaller part of all scenarios.

I think that those screens are really important for a system that appears to be full automation solution for residential use. My family members got used to those buttons (scenarios), even our grandma stayed with us for a few days and she used some additional scenarios created especially for her quite extensively.

Currently, we will probably keep UI1 and sacrifice Audio, but we would like to start discussion about this matter. We feel that perhaps we're not the only missing those features. We would also like to hear opinion from Dianemo - is it changing its focus to more media oriented system ?

Thanks in advance for discussion,

regards,

Bulek.

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Users / Re: Why Do Media Directors Exist?
« on: August 23, 2014, 04:17:00 am »
Hi,

maybe I'm typical case matching Andrew's thoughts.

I gave up maintaining MD in living room and decided to go with RPi only as media player. Let me stress, that I don't use IP TV anymore, cause maintenance was continous headache - my ISP keeps changing setup. Now ISP provides web app to follow another IPTV stream and that is much easier. But before that, my vnc server setup was really performing well (central VNC server received iptv streams from dedicated network line and then served to any vnc client in LAN).

But now I'd just like to get simple media player working in my living room and make my TV only a bit smarter. Maybe new HTML5 Orbiter will work on RPi ? Then I could also control Dianemo system from this smart tv enhancement... It would be nice if I could make simpler version of HTML5 Orbiter with few basic commands that I need most of the time... If that fails, maybe XBMC plugin to issue those commands is a way to go...

Regards,
Bulek.

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Users / Re: Raspberry Pi as UPnP player under Dianemo
« on: August 23, 2014, 04:05:51 am »
Hi,

I'm back to this problem. I intend to replace my MD with RPi and rasbmc image.

I've followed instructions on Wiki page closely, but I must be doing something wrong. I've added upnp plugin and upnp device...

Situation is like this:
- if I start media from within XBMC then I can pause it from Orbiter (if in correct room)
- but if I start media from Orbiter it won't start on RPi (nothing happens)

What I didn't clearly seen is that option of choosing upnp or samba mode when first going into Video or Audio browser. Also I don't know how to do this "... you would use either UPnP mode (set this in Web Admin)...".

There is something still missing here - please can you help me ? Media config is written above - is it right to setup upnp player device for both Audio and Video commands ?

Also another question: from inside XBMC - will it find media from Dianemo as upnp server or should I access media via samba server ?

Thanks in advance,
regards,
Bulek.

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Users / Re: Remote Asterisk Install
« on: May 28, 2014, 09:16:57 am »
Hi,

really long time ago when I was dealing with Asterisk servers in more details I remember there was a way to connect two servers internally via IAX trunks...

I did a quick search and found this :
http://www.freepbx.org/support/documentation/administration-guide/connecting-2-or-more-boxes
http://www.voip-info.org/wiki/view/Asterisk+Connect+2+servers

but I guess you can quickly do a more detailed research...

HTH,

regards,

Bulek.

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Users / Re: howto keep a pipe active
« on: April 07, 2014, 08:02:40 am »
Hello,

I'm not sure, but quite some time ago I did few devices as GSD devices (you write few pieces of code in Ruby)...

You have Initialize, Release, and then IDLE method that gets called every few seconds... You can specify which commands you'll receive with your device, you can register to receive events, ....

Few links :
http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/GSD

This is what I did (probably outdated info):
http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Marantz_SR5600#Pipes_can_be_connected_only_to_one_device

There is also some work done with external Perl script that connects to LMCE and performs as device...
http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Misterhouse (probably outdated too)...


HTH,
Regards,
Bulek.

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Users / Re: Zone2 implementation of receiver
« on: March 20, 2014, 08:28:17 pm »
Hi,

I'm using Marantz with two zones, but I'm on Dianemo. I'm not sure, but I remember using two zones on Marantz also under LMCE... If I remember right, I've extended existing Audio Zone device a bit, and then added 2 of them along with FM receiver to Marantz receiver - of course I had to write program in Ruby also....

Maybe there is implementation in LMCE somewhere - I remember that two templates existed for Marantz - one with one zone and mine with two....

I've wrote description of setup here, but probably it's outdated....
http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Marantz_SR5600


HTH,
Bulek.


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Users / MOVED: Raspberry Pi as UPnP player under Dianemo
« on: February 10, 2014, 11:30:10 pm »

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Marketplace / MOVED: Raspberry Pi as UPnP player under Dianemo
« on: February 10, 2014, 11:27:15 pm »

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Users / Raspberry Pi as UPnP player under Dianemo
« on: February 10, 2014, 11:26:06 pm »
Hello,

I'm trying to setup RPi with raspbmc as UPnP player that can be controlled  from Dianemo.

Have three short questions :

1. What do I put into /etc/pluto/media_config.conf for RPi ? Is this right ?
Code: [Select]
#XBMC RPi
Room=12:        AudioDev=412; VideoDev=412; KeepScreenOnForOSD=no

2. How to troubleshoot setup it it isn't working ?

3. If I want to start media from XBMC GUI - what is the proper way to get media from Dianemo ? UPnP server LS doesn't provide video files, also music files are not working for me, should Samba be used for this ?

Thanks in advance,
regards,
Bulek.



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Users / Re: Question about UI
« on: September 27, 2013, 11:54:42 am »
People in Ireland try to avoid using such terms!

But on topic i do think its a strange area for non open-source development people to get their heads around.  its a grey area around open-source and proprietary.

I'm sure some people would say UI2 is cooler!

Hi,

regarding UI2. Dianemo reported, that they prefer using UI1, cause it's the same on all devices...

http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php/topic,8880.msg97498.html#msg97498



HTH,

regards,
Bulek.


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Users / Re: audio (dlna/upnp) client
« on: September 23, 2013, 08:44:49 pm »
Hi,

I've been recently reminded to option with Raspberry Pi.  This seems the route my system will go...

Take a look:
http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php/topic,8880.msg97437.html#msg97437

HTH,

regards,

Bulek.

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Hi,

I understood right... Thanks for response... In our case, MD was used more or less only as media player, so RPi will fit perfectly in.

I just wonder:
-  if anyone explored possibilities to do few things automatically (change TV input) when media is pushed to it (I know MD can do that and we got spoiled...)
- does it matter how much RAM in RPi (I have quite few of them lying around with 256M RAM and only one with 512M) ?
- raspbmc vs. OpenElec as default OS for RPi ?
- do your clients miss UI2 screensaver ? We do, so I wonder if anyone explored possibilities of something similar on RPi ?

Your experience will help me a lot...

Thanks in advance,

regards,

Bulek.

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Hi,

thanks for info. At last, my MD will be replaced with RPi...

- I'd just like to ask if also RPi with 256M of RAM is perfoming ok or do you recomend only 512M of RAM?

- I've read on several places that OpenElec is generally faster than raspbmc. Do you find any problems regarding raspbmc for media play and responsivness of menus ?

- we absolutely love UI2 screensaver on MDs - can something similar be done with RPi ?

- do you have any other plans with RPi - maybe as "light NC" for simpler installations ?

- sometime ago in history (Pluto) I remember that we talked about connecting several systems together (for instance having LMCE installations on several different locations but connect them into "logical entity". Any plans in this direction?
For example, I'd like to have vacation apartment also covered with Dianemo (but much lighter system) and see those devices in my central system at home....

Thanks for great efforts and work,

regards,

Bulek.
 

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