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Installation issues / Re: Install from CD problems
« on: March 25, 2007, 05:14:10 am »
i just posted the correct install cd online.  I think the one on the torrents wasn't correct.

Installation issues / Re: Orbiter failed to setup transparency?
« on: March 25, 2007, 05:13:33 am »
Orbiter failed to setup transparency? should only appear when you choose ui2 with alpha blending.  only nvidia 6xxx and > greater support the xcomposite / transparency extensions.  If the installer correctly identified your nvidia card, the driver in xorg.conf should be 'nvidia'.

You can try using UI2 with masking, which doesn't use transparency.

Installation issues / Re: Xorg.conf.pluto.avwizard
« on: March 25, 2007, 05:11:37 am »
You could also just ignore a/v wizard, and set the xorg.conf file manually.  To do this add: AVWizardDone = 1   to /etc/pluto.conf.  Then AV Wizard won't run again and won't touch your .conf file afaik.

Then in the admin web site, go to advanced, config, devices, choose core, the core/hybrid, on-screen orbiter and update the PK_Size and Screen Width / Height values to match whatever resolution you forced in.

Installation issues / Re: well, that didn't work.
« on: March 25, 2007, 05:08:28 am »
the correct 1.0 install cd is up, and i tested it and it worked ok.  please confirm that it's not an issue with the version you have.

Installation issues / Re: E: Couldn't find package pluto-dcerouter
« on: March 25, 2007, 05:07:27 am »
I think the iso floating around on the torrents wasn't complete.  Please check that you have the same iso now on the site.

Installation issues / Re: Newbie Question about Windows PC's
« on: March 25, 2007, 05:06:33 am »
You can manually add a 'generic windows file share' device to the core, which will cause your windows share to be mounted inside linuxmce, and the media should be scanned and aggregated by the UpdateMedia daemon.  But normally this isn't necessary since the plug and play module is always scanning for new samba/windows shares on the net and asks you if you want to add them.  Try double checking the username/password are correct.  In the admin site, advanced, configuration, devices, under core you'll normally see the shares.

I just posted the 'real' 1.0 release.  Please confirm if this has the same issue.

Installation issues / Re: Lirc client
« on: March 25, 2007, 05:01:13 am »
usb uirt is fully plug and play.  lirc isn't required.  just plug it in, use a windows mc remote, and it works.  Also, it has i/r learning and transmit as well

Users / Re: From source
« on: March 25, 2007, 04:58:27 am »
LMCE has pnp support for squeeze box players.  Just plug one in and it starts to work.  However, it doesn't do internet radio yet, and the Myth integration needs some work.  Compiling it yourself is a big challenge.  I'm still working on streamlining that process.

Users / Re: DVD iso playback?
« on: March 25, 2007, 04:53:58 am »
You can add other extensions in the pluto_main database, table: MediaType.  FYI, if you rip where you get a video_ts folder, that works too.

Users / Re: HDTV in LinuxPCE
« on: March 25, 2007, 04:51:37 am »
I use the default media player (Xine) player all the time with 1080i content.  It's fine, except the open source de-interlacers aren't as good as the windows counterparts.  I haven't tried 1080p.

You can change in the database which media player to use for which type of content.  There's also a wrapper for VLC, and I'd like to add one for Gstreamer and others.  Adding a LinuxMCE wrapper for existing software is pretty easy; it's just a matter of linking the DCE library to get socket control.  But at the moment, only the xine wrapper is tested.

Users / Re: DVD iso playback?
« on: March 24, 2007, 09:18:38 am »
If you rip the dvd in LMCE it creates a filename.dvd file and also a filename.id3.  The .dvd is an iso image.  The .id3 contains the meta data, chapter names, actors, genres, cover art, etc. (it gets this automatically).

If you have already ripped dvd's, just rename them to .dvd and lmce will play them.  Most Linux dvd rippers don't look up the dvd's cover art and meta data, so you might not have this.  In this case, go into lmce's admin panel choose Files & media, cover art.  It will scan amazon using the filenames as keywords, adn then give you matrix to pick the cover art that matches each dvd, and it will automatically pull the actors/genres/etc. so it catalogs them.

Users / Re: Cannot DL install ISO
« on: March 24, 2007, 09:15:45 am »
I finished redoing the installer so it works with an iso you can get from a torrent, and isn't hardcoded to linuxmce.  It should be up tomorrow.

Users / Re: Will this work?
« on: March 24, 2007, 09:14:20 am »
Just boot the Ubuntu live cd.  You don't need to install any software to do that and it won't touch your windows system.  If Ubuntu comes up and your network and all other devices are ok, then lmce should be fine.  However, unless your video card is an nvidia 6xxx or greater you won't get the alpha blending + 3d.  You can install lmce on a separate hdd or separate partition.  Or, install lmce on another old spare pc in the house, even one that's an old pc with an outdated video card.  Make it a dedicated core, and it will boot up in plain old text mode and just sit there and serve net boot images to any other pc's in the house.  Then in yoru windows pc, just go to the bios's boot menu and make net boot a higher priority to boot up as an lmce media station.  Again it won't touch yoru windows instlal on the hdd.

Users / Re: Questions for the well informed...
« on: March 24, 2007, 09:09:15 am »
There are 4 i/r receivers supported in lmce, the first 3 are 'native', meaning the manufacturers provided binary drivers that are linked into lmce.  1) USB UIRT, which I use and works flawlessly.  You don't even need to pause the movie to plug one in, it just works out of the box.  2) Tira and 3) IRTrans, which also are pnp and work out of the box, and I'm told work well.  And 4) anything that LIRC supports, which includes some of the wmce i/r receivers, though not all, and is mostly reverse engineered stuff.  In practice I've found some of the wmce i/r receivers are pnp.  Plug them in and lirc is automatically installed and the receiver starts working.

However, for some reason, the accuracy of the i/r reception on the wmce+lirc is not nearly as good as the usb uirt, or as the wmce receiver under windows.  I know the wmce receiver *can* do a good job because it works well under Windows, and I'm not sure why LIRC isn't so accurate.  It's my understanding that the reason this may be the case is that the 3 i/r receivers lmce supports natively (ie w/out using lirc) have their own circuitry in them to do the i/r decoding and spit out a clean hex code.  Whereas with the wmce receiver, to keep costs down, is a really 'dumb' device and all the logic is in the software, and Windows software does a better job of translating the pulses into i/r codes than lirc.

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