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Feature requests & roadmap / Re: Roadmap
« on: October 11, 2008, 07:17:34 am »
We won't integrate Miro or the like as such, however...

There has been major work in the media subsystem below to eventually support feedable media from other sources such as Youtube and RSS. We still need to do the individual handlers and Orbiter code, but the infrastructure is in place. (Thank you aaron.b!)

So the end result will be a lot more integrated.


I do not think the intent of mentioning Miro was to indicate what it does.

I think the previous poster was alluding more to how Miro makes pushing donations to them easy so people are more apt to provide dollars to help fund hardware/development.


I found a way to playback 1080p MKV/H264/X264 files on LinuxMce using the commercial CoreAVC decoder. The file on which I tested this is particular was unwatchable before, as the CPU was being maxed out at 100%. Now in runs around 70% on the same file and I could watch it without problem.
It uses the standard Xine_Player, so there is full support for pause, fast forward, seeking etc...

I listed the instructions on this <a href=>wiki page</a>. Feel free to edit for cosmetics or any errors you may find, and let me know in this thread how it works out for you...


Great solution!

I haven't tried it yet but I definitely will when I get home. I spent some time this weekend changing extensions from .mkv to .m2ts because mlayer can handle 1080p on my AMD 4200 but Xine cannot. In the end I changed them back because trick play is weak with mplayer, hopefully this solves it.

Users / Re: x264 playback woes, xine and mplayer
« on: July 09, 2008, 04:03:56 am »
Currently the mplayer_player device is still very new..and is hard-coded at the xine plugin to play EVO and M2TS files, as well as folders that have been tagged as HD-DVD or Blu-Ray (for individual full disc rips taking up a single folder). It cannot be used in any other capacity currently without some major plumbing being done.

I probably misunderstood how DCE priorities work but I thought that since MPlayer is exposed via DCE it can be set to pickup the commands before Xine and allow those of us that want to experiment to do so. Assuming I read the documentation on DCE and how messages are routed correctly shouldn't there be a way to set it to a higher priority outside of Xine passing it off?

Developers / Re: Will MythTV 0.21 be in the next Beta release?
« on: March 29, 2008, 08:46:03 pm »
Nope, MythTV 0.21 needs a little more time before it's ready for us. It will be in LMCE 804...

Based on my limited experience thus far it is a better experience then 0.20 so after a few months of trying LinuxMCE and manually updating MythTV each time it looks like I'm hopping off the Pluto/LinuxMCE bandwagon and moving on.

Feature requests & roadmap / MythDVD for managing DVD library
« on: January 13, 2008, 05:24:50 pm »
Although in the past I have used Pluto/LinuxMCE built in DVD library management I switched to MythDVD quite some time ago because I can take advantage of Myth's transcode engine on the backend to process the DVDs and output H.264. The process is basically the same between the two, stick in a disk and it takes care of the rest automatically but I would like to see if it makes sense to combine LinuxMCE's management with the MythDVD backend to get the same functionality.

Is there interest?

Installation issues / Re: LINUXMCE on Mac
« on: November 04, 2007, 02:49:36 pm »
So here is what I am trying to do...

I have a Mac Pro, with 4 Hard Drives. I have Mac OS X server installed one 1, Windows Vista Installed on 2, and I would LOVE to have this installed on 3. (4 is for storage). But I am having severe issues in regards to it actually booting after the installation. I downloaded the Quick Install DVD image, burned it, and it runs great, it installs, spits the disk back out at me, and restarts when I press Enter.. except the entire drive has gone missing off of my boot menu that I use to switch between Bootable systems. Now when I put the disc back in, and boot from the disc, and select boot from first hard drive, THEN it boots into Kubunku and Linux MCE.. any ideas how to fix this so it recognizes the drive so I can just boot without going through all of the trouble of the disc insertion? I am sure it has something to do with the Bootable Flag (its a SATA, and YES i read the other forum and tried it, but to no avail... did not work), but I just cant seem to fix it.

I am not sure from your post what boot menu you are using but rEFIt should work for you, I use it on an Ubuntu and Gentoo system without any problems and after install it didn't take anything to make it work although I did set the partition to bootable (whichever owns /boot) as part of the install.

There are a couple of ways it could change the channel.

1. The firewire ports accepts commands to change the channels, the EPG downloaded will match the locality of your box so it will line up.  THis support is built into MythTV

2. You can use an IR blaster to change the channels the same way your remote does.

Installation issues / Re: DCH-6200 & Firewire
« on: October 20, 2007, 05:56:24 pm »
I used to have 2 of these boxes working using Charter and an NEC chipset on Debian with Pluto (the basis for LinuxMCE) however since I have started trying to use LinuxMCE I cannot get them working anymore. The MythTV Wiki has some good information on making firewire work so I suggest looking at that, it is what got me to the point where it is working, it also includes a list of Firewire cards that are known to work.

Installation issues / Re: RAID Config - is this possible
« on: October 15, 2007, 08:02:40 pm »
To answer the RAID question, yes it is possible and it's actually how I handle my core with 6 HDDs in it. Instead of the UI driven installer use the Kubuntu text installer and configure RAID when installing. I mount /home on a RAID 5 and /,/boot on a RAID 1 without any problems.

Installation issues / How to disable automatic install of nvidia drivers?
« on: October 02, 2007, 04:36:21 am »
I use Envy to install a working set of drivers since the versions included with LMCE simply do not work for my 7600GS. Every reboot LMCE reinstalls the non working drivers so I need to figure out how to disable it, does anyone have a pointer or two?


I have had the same issue with a 7600GS and to solve the problem I use Envy to install a working set of drivers. This was working until 0704 because I just did a fresh install and now on every reboot t decides to reinstall the non-working nvidia drivers, if you can figure out how to disable the install on reboot you shouldbe all set.

Users / Re: Questions
« on: July 22, 2007, 10:32:14 pm »
Some answers..

1. Either will work fine although I would lean towards a 7600 if you have the room in your budget since you might get more out of it longer term.
2. Yes
3. Yes (MythTV handles it)
4. Yes, you can set certain apps up to launch within the on screen Orbiter or you could switch between that and the KDE desktop
5. Any remote that works with Lirc is supported, if I recall correctly that one will work.
6. 1.1 is geared towards Kubuntu 7.04 so I would use that.

Users / Re: LinuxMCE on Playstation 3
« on: July 08, 2007, 07:01:15 pm »
I just found out about LinuxMCE and it seems really great! I was wondering if anyone could give me any information on installing LinuxMCE on the Playstation 3 in order to have a functional media center-like front end to it. I'm surprised it hasn't been done yet, as I have been looking for something similar since day one. (I was recently looking on building my own linux distro when I came across this.)

There's a guide out to install Ubuntu onto the PS3 via a Gentoo ppc livecd beta here:

And since LinuxMCE installs overtop of Ubuntu, I was wondering if this would actually work. I'm very new to linux, but my roommate is pretty good with it so there are definitely some options here. (I just need to know where to get started and if this is actually possible.)


If your goal is the same as mine, to use it as a media front end you can take advantage of the 1.8 firmware addition of DLNA media streaming and use a Core/Hybrid to service your PS3. I built a Hybrid LinuxMCE box to service my bedroom and then compiled an SVN version of Myth with uPnP streaming and the PS3 will see it and access it.


I have one Pluto and one LMCE system, but I can't run Orbiters for both systems on my laptop with win xp.

if I try to install LMCE Orbiter it complains that it is already installed, if I run Pluto's Orbiter with LMCE ID and IP, it just freezes for infinite time.

Anyone with more success ?



Unlike other posters I submit that "it would make sense that you can" since LMCE is just a newer revision of Pluto then what is released in the latest Pluto binary. Are you running the Orbiter on the Pluto side since there was an issue between recent revisions that caused a hang when connecting to newer backends. Outside of that I would manually uninstall the Pluto orbiter and use the LMCE Pluto orbiter since it is what will most likely become for Pluto and may very well work with a Pluto install.

Users / Re: LinuxMCE... Pluto fork? Reincarnate?
« on: June 21, 2007, 02:48:05 pm »
I recently installed linux MCE and got things running - I'm happy to see this project is slowly but surely being realized.

My question is, what's the relationship between LMCE and Pluto, beyond the obvious? The Pluto stuff looks like it had more polish, although was lacking in features... if you try to install Pluto from it's ISO's on top of LMCE, it actually complains that you already have a newer version.

Just curious. Neither project really "references" the other, although Pluto seems to be pretty much dead...

Another posted pointed ou the history, in this I wanted to address the question of whether Pluto is dead or not. The OSS edition does lose focus from time to time and I think the developers have recently been spending time on some commercial endevors that push the time line. For example Monster Inc.'s (Monster Cable) high end home automation system is a customized Pluto and as far as I know the team has spent a fair amount of time working things like that.

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