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Users / Touch Orbiter - a new approach to Touch Based Orbiters
« on: July 13, 2010, 04:40:02 pm »
Touch Orbiter is a new approach to creating Orbiters for any device where MD capability is not required. It builds off the recent work we have been doing on Web Orbiter 2.0 in that it uses the proxy_orbiter as its backend but Touch Orbiter does not rely on a Web Browser and is a native Application on the device it is running on. The Wiki will be expanded in the coming days and weeks with information on how to setup Touch Orbiter and also importantly how to take the reference implementation and port it to other device (full source code is now provided)...thats the exciting part as Touch Orbiter allows you to create a Touch orbiter for a new Device without having the overhead and complexity of the Orbiter source code to contend with - if you know a modest amount about the target device and writing software for its OS then you should be able to quickly port Touch Orbiter to it...thats the hope anyway :-)


So please take a look at the Wiki page below (Sourc code is now provided & we provide a full make script to that sets up everything for you and compiles the reference version...just copy that onto your WinCE device and your done pretty much);

http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Touch_Orbiter_-_for_the_CUWIN3500_in-wall_Touch_Panel
All the best


Andrew

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Users / What devices are you running Web orbiter 2.0 on?
« on: July 09, 2010, 02:49:54 pm »
Hi all,

If your looking at Web Orbiter 2.0 on your system we'd love to hear what devices your using it with and what experiences you have with these devices. Please post here or even better add your experiences/new devices to the bottom of the Wiki page below;

http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Web_Orbiter_2.0

We'd love to see the widest possible list of devices on the Wiki so please let us know what your using Web Orbiter 2.0 on!

All the best


Andrew

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Users / Adding a GT2XX nVidia card to your system
« on: February 19, 2010, 11:35:34 am »
Hi,

Based on our work to add support for nVidia GT220 & above graphics cards to our Dianemo & Cascade products we have created a Wiki page to help forum members add support for these cards. The major configuration difference with these cards is that they do not have an on-board connector for injecting audio into the card from the motherboard as they have on-board audio processing hardware. See the Wiki page below for the steps needed to support these cards complete with PCM and 5.1/DTS surround over their HDMI connector;

http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/NVidia_GT220_HDMI_sound

All the best


Andrew


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Installation issues / Adding the ASUS ET2002T as a touch based MD
« on: December 09, 2009, 01:16:16 am »
We have added a new Wiki page to help you configure the new ET2002T's touch screen under 0810;

http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/ASUS_EeeTop_ET2002T

Enjoy!

All the best

Andrew


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Marketplace / Dianemo from CHT - Professional Home Automation
« on: September 17, 2009, 01:07:02 pm »
*****Dianemo X86 14.04LTS for 2015!*****....***Now shipping - Dianemo with Free iPhone, iPod Touch & iPad Orbiter App available now from the iTunes Store... v1.5 released - search for 'Dianemo'***....New Dianemo UI skin....***HDMI CEC Control now supported....***UPnP now available...stream to many UPnP devices including TV's...***....***Now integrates with iTunes/iTunes Match/iTunes in the Cloud....***Now Integrates Zoneminder....

Dianemo Professional Home Automation 2015


Dianemo - a short history
As most of you will know CHT Ltd has been shipping a Home Automation system called Dianemo that is based on LinuxMCE since May 2008. We market Dianemo  into the custom installer market worldwide. But now with the release of Dianemo S with many enhancements and improvements we have the perfect system for forum member who just want a working system without all the fuss & low WAF!. Dianemo uses CHT's repositories (not the repositories used by LinuxMCE) and we release updates numerous times per month and now we also closely track Ubuntu releases so that you can always build your Dianemo system with the latest software technologies from Canonical. Dianemo Updates contain either multiple feature enhancements or bug fixes or a mix of the two and are automatically available to Dianemo installations worldwide (we provide an updater script that automatically detects & installs updates for you). Over the last 12 months we have delivered 200 Updates to our customers - Dianemo is in active development. Even better - after you purchase a Dianemo license all future updates are free of charge.

A Dianemo S License only has one restriction - your license is only valid for a single NerveCentre at any given time (you are free to move the license to another piece of hardware at any time though - please contact us before you do so though). There are no other restrictions - you can have as many devices attached to your Dianemo S Nervecentre (NC) as you like and as many Media Managers (MM's), squeezeboes, Squeezeslaves, Nas's etc as you need. Once you have purchased a license from us ALL support (via the LinuxMCE forum) & updates are free - just run our updater script to get the latest updates automatically installed. Whenever Canonical release an updated version of Ubuntu we typically release support for that new OS version inside 4-6 weeks (sometimes sooner) and you can update your existing installation simply and easily - no re-install is required. And as long as your hardware is supported by a Ubuntu OS release your Dianemo S system will upgrade.

Dianemo is currently installable on Ubuntu 11.10 and on Ubuntu 12.04LTS. Existing customers with 11.10 (or earlier customers with Ubuntu 10.10 based systems) can upgrade their systems to 12.04 without re-installing from scratch. See our Dianemo S wiki page for details; http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Dianemo_S

**NEW** Dianemo Configuration Services
Please IM me here on the Forum to arrange or discuss any of the services listed below - we'd love to hear from you. Currently if you purchase a Dianemo License we give you 4 hours of Remote Support free of charge - so get your license while this offer is still available.

Initial Setup - If you want to build your own system but would like some assistance configuring it and setting things up then please ask about our configuration service. For new customers you just need to do the initial install on your chosen hardware then we take over using Dianemo's in-built Remote Assistance service (this allows us to remotely access your system for support purposes - it requires your authoristion of course). This service gets all the basics set up and working for a flat fee of $199 USD
Device Configuration - If you need some devices added to your system at any time eg a Surround Amplifier with IP/RS232 control, a Home Cinema Projector with IP/RS232 control or any other piece or peripheral equipment then please contact us for a price. Device configuration starts from as little as $99 USD if its a device we already have a device template for.
Custom Device Templates - If you have a device that you would like to control from your Dianemo system and you would prefer to have us create a device template for it and configure it for you then get in touch. We will quote you a fixed price based on the device complexity.
System Design & Consulting - We provide a custom design service that will take your requirements and convert those into a System cabling/System Diagram together with a written functional design specification. We will suggest/recommend specific hardware and peripherals that we have experience with and that you can then source locally to you at the best local prices. Prices for this service start from as little as $299 USD for Apartment sized systems. Contact us to discuss your needs.

If you are interested in a Dianemo S software only installation license package and would like more information please contact totallymaxed via PM here in the forum (Include basic information about your hardware please). We're only too pleased to talk about how Dianemo S might fit into your plans for home automation - so get in touch.

The Dianemo S software only is priced at $699 USD +20% VAT (Note: VAT only applies to customers located inside the EU). We can accept PayPal or bank transfers as payment. If you would prefer to pay by bank transfer then please contact us for assistance. If you are planning to pay by PayPal then there will be a 4% surcharge to cover PayPal's transaction fees. Please send the correct funds (see below for the calculation) to our PayPal account at the following email address making sure you clearly state that you wish to purchase the Dianemo S software only installation package;

Please contact PM me here on the forum to place an order;

If you live inside the EU then please send the Inc VAT price above - if you live outside the EU then please send the Ex VAT price . Please note refunds can only be provided if requested within 7 days of your payment being received (Note: this does not apply to special offers or try before you buy). Once your payment has been received we will send you an email with your license key & the Dianemo installer attached.

All the best

Andrew

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Users / Universal V4L Package available - installs on 0710 & 0810
« on: July 20, 2009, 06:22:59 pm »
Hi all,

We have been using a V4L build from 2009-03-24 for sometime now that successfully provides support for many current DVB devices and better support for some 'older' DVB devices like the Hauppauge Nova T500 (yes so far the T500 seems to behave very well with this V4L build!). Several weeks back we decided to explore building a DKMS package of this build of V4L so that we could effectively target both 0710 & 0810 (in fact we have tested the packages on 9.04 too) with a single package. DKMS provides the magic (and my co-worker Uplink provided the 'human' magic on this) that enables this to work as it builds from the sources based on the Kernel you are using...intelligently managing the process for you (the nVidia drivers install using DKMS by the way).

We have been testing these packages internally and with some Forum members also over the last 10 days or so and now is the time to open this up a little wider so please PM me here if you'd like to test these packages on your system (as far as i know the worst that can happen is that you will need to un-install them if you hit any problems...however be aware there may be unexpected problems and you should not install these if you are not ready to accept this risk ;-) )

All the best

Andrew

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Hi,

Together with niz23 we have been testing adding vdpau support to MythTV to allow it to exploit hardware acceleration of HD content playback in MythTV. Today we have successfully tested a Core running a AMD 4800+ processor with an nVidia 9400GT card and an MD based on the Zotac ATOM 330 / nVidia Ion motherboard with a range of programming from the BBC HD channel on the UK 's Freesat service. The BBC HD channel is broadcast in h.264 format at 1080i and we have successfully watched and recorded 4-5 hours of shows on both the Core and the MD with glassy smooth playback on both. On the the Core we see about 15-17% CPU utilisation and on the ATOm board we see around 25%. In both cases the playback is the smoothest we have ever seen and we are totally blown away by it.

Here is the url to the patched MythTV with vdpau (0804, 0810 & 0904 versions are available here)  http://avenard.com/media/Ubuntu_Repository/Ubuntu_Repository.html

***Be aware this patch will only work if you have nVidia hardware in the 8000 and above range...and will almost certainly break systems with other graphics cards***

More later.

Andrew

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The DVBworld HD-2104 is an external single tuner DVB-S2 USB box. With updated V4L libs and firmware it works well under LinuxMCE-0710. I have added the following brief Wiki article that explains how to get this tuner working on your system (includes URL's to pre-built libs and firmware). With the updated V4L lib and firmware this tuner is fully Plug-n-Play :-)

http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/DVBworld_HD-2104-USB-S2


All the best

Andrew

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See the very brief Wiki article below on how to upgrade your LinuxMCE-0710 installation so that it will auto-detect a Kworld KW-DVB-T 399U DVB-T usb stick;

http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Kworld_KW-DVB-T_399U

The upgraded v4l-DVB modules installed by this lib will allow the 399U to be auto-detected correctly and will also improve support of other newer DVB-T tuners too.

All the best

Andrew

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Users / iPhone/iPod Touch Orbiter?
« on: April 22, 2009, 05:03:39 pm »
Would you like to see an Orbiter running on the iPhone/iPod Touch? If you would and you would be prepared to contribute a small amount of money to support this work then vote in this poll.

Andrew

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Feature requests & roadmap / Simple 'Slide Show' Capability
« on: December 31, 2008, 02:01:44 pm »
One feature that would be a great addition to LinuxMCE is to integrate picture 'playlists' so that users could create a list of images and have them displayed in a specific sequence... possibly as an extension to the PSS. Then you could use 'Play', 'Pause', 'Skip' & 'Replay' buttons on the remote to control the images displayed... if after a few minutes no user action was detected then the PSS would continue to animating your playlist as it does now.

It would seem like the PSS might be the basis for adding this capability... I am guessing its possible to send commands to the PSS in addition to a list of images to be displayed. Another approach would be to add a separate 'slide show viewer' device which might have some advantages in that it might then be possible to build 'playlists' that contained multiple types of media eg;

Picture1 -> Video2 -> audio3 -> Picture4 -> Picture5 -> PIcture6 -> Video7  etc etc etc etc

Any comments, suggestions... alternative ideas/approaches.... anyone interested in helping/contributing to figuring out what this might have feature wise and then getting this built?

Post replies here and lets see if we can pull together a group who can build this :-)

All the best for the new year!

Andrew

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Developers / Integrating Kmotion
« on: September 14, 2008, 06:04:52 pm »
We have some work underway to integrate Kmotion (http://www.lavrsen.dk/twiki/bin/view/Motion/KmotionWebViewer ) into LinuxMCE. We're just tidying this up and then will upload our code to the charon-svn. Currently we have kmotion integrated into the Computing screen as an app (Firefox without the menu bar displayed) and we have a lot of the integration with the security menu working. I'll detail this more fully in the next few days on the wiki

Is anyone interested in getting involved helping on this?

All the best

Andrew

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Users / New N770/N800/N810 Nokia Tablet Repository
« on: July 29, 2008, 05:39:08 pm »
Together with Niteman we have put together a new Nokia Tablet Repository for the Nokia N770/N800/N810 that support Bora, Chinook & Diablo OS's;

You can access it here http://diapub.com/~michael/

Just browse to the url above from your Nokia Tablet and then click the link for the OS you have installed.

Also see the updated Wiki page here http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Nokia_N800#Install_the_Orbiter_Software_on_the_N770.2FN800.2FN810

All the best

Andrew

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Users / Via to partner with nVidia
« on: April 11, 2008, 01:23:54 am »

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Users / *** Update 5 for LinuxMCE-0704 ***
« on: April 10, 2008, 11:33:27 pm »
Update 5  is an important update and should be applied to any 0704 Core that you might want to Upgrade to 0710... it contains a number of changes that are critical for a smooth upgrade.

Everyone should apply Update 5

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