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Users / Re: Shared folders disappearing
« on: September 21, 2007, 10:08:30 pm »
I have a similar problem with windows shares, only they just seem to unmount themselves (It doesn't take a restart to lose them). I have read somewhere on these boards that it is believed to be a problem with cifs. I don't know if that is the same problem you are experiencing or not. I would check what filesystem is being used for sharing that drive. If it is cifs then this is probably caused by the same thing. I am not aware of any fix for this other than hacking around linux MCE. Search on CIFS for more info.

It is a very frustrating problem. In my case the files are showing up, but when you go to play them the cannot be found. When I check the problem the device is not mounted, however through the Kubuntu desktop I can navigate to the share so it definately is available.

Users / Re: How should my media be organized?
« on: September 14, 2007, 04:41:41 am »

Your audio files wouldn't happen to be Ogg files would they? I am having trouble with a library of music where the MP3 all show up but the OGG files only show up when sorted by filename. Like you said I think it is a problem with MCE reading the tags in the OGG format. Not sure if it carries over to things like movies and other music formats.


Users / Re: Internal Interface
« on: September 14, 2007, 12:52:38 am »
That appears to have done the trick. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

Users / Re: Internal Interface
« on: September 14, 2007, 12:49:07 am »
Ok, I think I found what you were talking about (actually I found another of your posts where you explain it more in detail.) I will give it a try.

Users / Re: Internal Interface
« on: September 14, 2007, 12:41:45 am »
Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. I thought I had searched for everything and wasn't getting anything relevant. One more question, where is this menu from one of your posts?

So now I found and changed "Device data/Network Interfaces",

Users / Internal Interface
« on: September 13, 2007, 11:58:15 pm »
When I installed MCE it only had 1 interface card. ETH0. I have added a second card for the internal network. Kubuntu shows 2 cards ETH0 and ETH2. However; LinuxMCE only shows ETHO and ETH0:0 both of which have the same mac address per the view IP address from Launch Manager.

Here is the info from Advanced=>Network=>Network Settings

Number of network adapters: 2

Your core has the following network adapters:
1. External network card eth0

Use a static IP address
     Core's IP address:    ...
     Subnet mask:    ...
     Gateway:    ...
     Nameserver (DNS) #1:    ...
     Nameserver (DNS) #2:    ...
2. Internal network card eth0:0
     IP address:    ...
     Subnet mask:    ...


eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:11:09:31:55:9E
          inet addr:*.*.*.*  Bcast:*.*.*.*  Mask:
          inet6 addr: fe80::211:9ff:fe31:559e/64 Scope:Link
          RX packets:21856 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:18126 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:26602262 (25.3 MiB)  TX bytes:1570796 (1.4 MiB)
          Interrupt:20 Base address:0x6f00

eth2      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:90:27:8E:FA:30
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: fe80::290:27ff:fe8e:fa30/64 Scope:Link
          RX packets:1604 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:75246 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:224356 (219.0 KiB)  TX bytes:3170237 (3.0 MiB)

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:31268 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:31268 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:4417717 (4.2 MiB)  TX bytes:4417717 (4.2 MiB)

Can anyone suggest how to get MCE to identify the second card and use DHCP server on it? Do I have to reinstall?

Users / Update Media Daemon
« on: September 03, 2007, 08:26:56 am »
I have seen threads about MCE not writing the tags when ripping CD's, but I was wondering if anyone else has had the problem that the update media daemon (I assume this is the responsible application) does not write the tags when finding new .ogg files. I have an internal drive with many albums and have found that the media is identified and in the database, but only the mp3's have their tags. None of the .ogg files have any kind of tag, and they account for 95% or more of my media.

If this is the case does anyone know if this is being worked on, I haven't seen any other thread on this subject so I am not sure if this is even a typical problem. Other programs such as winamp and WMP both seem to recognize the tags on the same files i.e. they display artist, album and title info.

Users / Re: MEDIA HDD
« on: September 02, 2007, 12:36:47 am »
I found the media. It only shows up when filtered by title. Apparently either the .ogg format does not have info encoded to the file to determine other info such as album or artist, or the linux mce software doesn't scan for it. I need to look into .ogg more.

Users / Re: Device already enabled popup keeps coming back
« on: September 02, 2007, 12:06:20 am »
I have the same issue. It is annoying, but I also suspect it contributes to the over all system lag that I am experiencing. In my case it is a windows share that continously "re-presents". This in combination with the problems I am having with my previous post "Media HDD" leads me to believe there are still issues to be worked out in the media detection scripts.

« on: September 01, 2007, 12:24:30 am »
Am I missing something. I have a second HDD installed on sdb1. LinuxMCE identified it and mounted it under /home/public/data/other.
The drive has about 3,000 .ogg files on it and a handfull of .mp3. They are stored as follows:

/home/public/data/other/Internal HDD-CORE (sdb1) [38]/music/"ARTIST"/"ALBUM"/"TITLE"

In the web admin all folders show both on the HDD and in the database.

However in the Orbiter only the .mp3 files show up. They are all in the same directory with ARTIST = Various and ALBUM = Various. Nothing outside of this directory is visible from the orbiter. If I go to the desktop I can navigate to the folder and play the files with no problem.

My question is how do I help the Orbiter see the other files?


Oh yeah the drive has been installed since installation on this install because I had the same problem after adding the drive after set last time both internally and via usb. This installation has been up for about 8 hours. On the last install the sysem seemed to noticeably slow down once the drive was added, and again this time it seems to be moving slower with periods of freezing for a few seconds. I thought it may have been updating and cataloging, but after 8 hours I tend to doubt that would still be the case.

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