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Marketplace / Update Available - HeatMiser
« on: September 27, 2013, 02:50:02 pm »
We have released an update today that allows you to interface Dianemo to a Heatmiser  ( http://www.heatmiser.com/index.php/network-products/internet-control )heating management/control system. Simply configure your Heatmiser system as you require and then allow Dianemo to automatically pickup all your heating zones/devices. Then use your Orbiters to manage and control your heating.

As usual please use the Updater script to update your system with this update and any pending Ubuntu updates too.

All the best

Andrew

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Switching inputs automatically could be done but on the TV of course and the Rpi. However the TV has to support it.

As to RAM on Rpi I'm not sure as all ours are 512mb. I've no feedback on which Rpi XBMC Firmware is best.

We have not used UI2 for a longtime so none of our installers customers will have used it. When we still used MM's we decided to used a consistent UI on both MM's and Orbiters and that is UI1 running our Dianemo skin.

All the best

Andy

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I want to be clear - we are using the Rpi as an UPnP media renderer that we can push video streams to and control. We are not using the Rpi as a traditional MM & MD.

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Hi,

thanks for info. Does this mean that Raspberry PI with xbmc can be used as a sort of light Media browser/player for Dianemo and that media can be pushed to it ?

How do you find Raspberry PI as media player? Can it cope with videos ?

Thanks in advance,
regards,
Bulek.


Yes installing RaspBMC on a Raspberry Pi essentially converts it into a UPnP media renderer (remember to purchase a video codec license to get accelerated video playback). You just simply add a UPnP device to your NC for each UPnP device you have  and allocate them to rooms just like you would with a Media Manager and your done (see the Dianemo Wiki page for details of how to do this). Once setup you can then push video to the Raspberry Pi from your Orbiter by setting the Orbiter to the room that your Raspberry Pi is in and then browsing to some video - again just like a MM (some video files may not seek on all UPnP devices - it depends on their support in firmware).

Essentially the Raspberry Pi is a way to 'upgrade' an older TV or video projector to have basic SmartTV capabilities. All the UPnP devices i mentioned in my earlier post above work the same way from the Web Admin setup & usage from the Orbiter perspectives. Performance on the Raspberry Pi when playing video with hardware acceleration is excellent and full 1080p.

If you think about it Media Managers or Media Directors these days are rarely used to their full capability ie all that hardware and i/o etc local to the TV for controlling stuff. And of course MM/MD's are complex to setup, have a big energy footprint and are physically huge compared to a Rasperry Pi or a SmartTV. We dont use MM/MD's any more in our commercial installations for this reason.

All the best

Andrew

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We have released an update that adds support for 'Follow me', Continued playback from where this movie was last watched to and FF & REW to UPnP devices that support these features. This brings UPnP devices such as Smart TV's & Media Players into line with traditional Media Managers in terms of supporting these key media playback features. In fact CHT, from Sept, is now only recommending Media Managers be used in Home Theatre's where the flexibility of i/o and other connectivity options offer some advantages.

We have tested our new UPnP software with Sony, Panasonic & Samsung Smart TV's, WD Media players and Raspberry Pi's running XBMC (RaspBMC - http://www.raspberrypi.org/downloads). Other Manufacturers UPnP enabled products may also work too as we interrogate the device now to find out its capabilities. Please let us know your experiences if you have other UPnP based products.

As usual please use the Updater script to download this update and any others that your system may not have installed (including normal Ubuntu updates too).

All the best

Andy

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Users / Re: Dusky Sky Controller
« on: August 08, 2013, 03:55:44 pm »
Hi Guys,

I was just looking for a little clarification on the Dusky sky controller.

when i search the wiki for sky i came across two separate wiki pages for the dusky

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

and

 http ://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Dusky_Sky_Controller..Driver_Effort

Now the first article states that only the serial controller is working not the USB and the second page is spawned from a large thread on the forum
 http http://://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php/topic,11587.msg86946.html - which states that the USB version is now working but the serial version is untested.

So my question really was are both of these usb/serial supported?

Thanks in advance
Damian

NB I had to put a space in the links after http as i was allowed to post a link.  Sorry if this is against the rules but they are all internal links to linuxmce

Hi Damian,

Dusky have discontinued there USB models and they only manufacture RS232 models now. Dusky also make a controller that connects to the newer Sky boxes that have the new i/o control port and this unit is rs232 controlled too (we support all Dusky interface versions).

We also support the Sky Program Guide info emitted from the serial port on Sky boxes - this allows us to display the current program guide data on our orbiter screens for any Sky box that is being controlled.

Regards

Andrew

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Installation issues / Re: logitech usb music anywhere
« on: August 07, 2013, 04:15:04 pm »
What USB sound card have you got? I have the Startech Virtual 7.1 USB Audio Adapter (model No. ICUSBAUD107) and it is plug'n'play - if it isn't, then my understanding is that you need to install it first as you would with any Linux system, and then go from there. It might even be appropriate to make a template for it.

To get you started, you can check if it is being recognised with "lsusb", and then Google accordingly.

No idea how to stop it from defaulting to the internal sound card - blacklist the module for it perhaps? <-- Complete guess, proceed at your own risk.

Cheers,
Matt.

We're using those successfully on some of our systems and they work very nicely indeed. In fact I'm just prepping one of our compact NC25's now with 2x Startech Virtual 7.1 USB Audio Adapters. Its streaming 8x Internet Radio stations on our test rig right now.

All the best

Andrew

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Wow. I didn't know the BDT-220 could be controlled via IP, is there a protocol sheet somewhere? :)

-Thom

Thom - here's the command set for the currently available Panasonics. Basically if the device has an iOS or Android App then you can be sure it's IP controllable. Uplink has a setup that allows him
to sit in the middles between the App and the device and observe whatever codes/protocol is in use. However in this case I found most of the codes via Google. We then just verified them with Uplinks 'man in the middle' rig;

Host: An IP address specific to your device. I went with a static address 192.168.1.201
Port: 80
HTTP POST as follows:
POST /WAN/dvdr/dvdr_ctrl.cgi? HTTP/1.1
User-Agent: MEI-LAN-REMOTE-CALL
Host: 192.168.1.105
Content-Length: [length]

cCMD_RC_[command].x=100&cCMD_RC_[command].y=100
Where you would replace [command] and [length] with the following depending on the action needed:

NOTE: Please note that STOP does not work on my DMP-BDT110 and I am looking for a command for the Display button. Also, if anyone knows of any Status commands, that would be nice to know as well.

Action   [command]   [length]
POWER   POWER   39
OPEN/CLOSE   OP_CL   39
1 (@.)   1D   33
2 (ABC)   2D   33
3 (DEF)   3D   33
4 (GHI)   4D   33
5 (JKL)   5D   33
6 (MNO)    6D   33
7 (PQRS)   7D   33
8 (TUV)   8D   33
9 (WXYZ)   9D   33
0 (-,)   0D   33
* (CANCEL)   CLEAR   39
# ([_])   SHARP   39
SKYPE   SKYPE   39
3-D   3D   33
AUDIO   AUDIOSEL   45
NETFLIX   NETFLIX   43
REWIND <<   REV   35
FAST FWD >>   CUE   35
STOP   STOP   37
PAUSE   PAUSE   39
PLAY >   PLAYBACK   45
REPLAY <    SKIPREV   43
SKIP   SKIPFWD    43
STATUS   DSPSEL   41
EXIT   EXIT    37
POP-UP MENU (TOP MENU)   TITLE   39
VIERA CAST    V_CAST   41
HOME   MLTNAV    41
UP   UP   33
DOWN   DOWN   37
LEFT   LEFT   37
RIGHT   RIGHT   39
OK   SELECT    41
SUBMENU   MENU   37
RETURN   RETURN   41
RED   RED   35
GREEN   GREEN   39
BLUE   BLUE   37
YELLOW   YELLOW   41
PIP   P_IN_P    41
OSD   OSDONOFF   45
(swipe in CW circle)   SHFWD2   41
(swipe in CCW circle)   SHREV2   41

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We have released an update today that adds support for the Panasonic DMP-BDT130, DMP-BDT220/221, DMP-BDT320, DMP-BDT500 & DMP-BBT01 IP controllable Blu-Ray players. Device template #2056 should be added to your Dianemo devices tree to support one of these Panasonic Blu-Ray players. An update to the Dianemo Wiki page will soon detail how to add these devices to your system. Please IM me if you need any details in the mean time.

As ever please run the updater script on your NC to make sure that your system is updated with this update and any that are pending before attempting to use this new capability.

Kind regards

Andrew

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Developers / Re: Chromecast
« on: August 02, 2013, 02:33:36 pm »
an HDMI streaming device for $35

The Chromecast is a little different in that the remote device instructs the Chromecast to stream a particular piece of content after that the remote device merely acting as a remote control. You don't stream to Chromecast.

Andrew

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Installation issues / Re: Dianemo and ASUS EB1501 power control
« on: August 02, 2013, 01:20:17 pm »
Hello Andrew,

Thanks for your feedback.

I thought, this issue might be related to specific BIOS settings of EeeBox itself. Therefore if have switched through all options of the Suspend mode but without success.

Regards

Heinz

Well we still have no reports on this other than yours. So my feeling is that this issue is more to do with your hardware and the 12.04 Kernel etc.

All the best

Andy

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Marketplace / Update Available - Mode eDIN Lighting Control
« on: August 02, 2013, 12:52:29 pm »
We have released an update today that adds support for Mode Lighting eDIN range of lighting, Blind & Curtain Controls. eDIN is a DIN rail based centralised system that has an IP interface. Dianemo device template #2052 is used to communicate with the eDIN controller. We will be updating the Dianemo wiki page with details of how to configure eDIN based lighting control on your Dianemo system (in the mean time please contact me if you need any details).

As usual please run the Updater script on your NC to receive this and any other pending updates for your system.

Kind regards

Andrew

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We've added support for the new Triax HMX 8x8V & HMX 4x8V IP/Serial Controllable HDMI Matrices to Dianemo. These matrices have built in 5-Play (HDMI, RS232,IR Send/Rec & IP) over a single CAT5 outputs and just require a small receiver in-room. The matrices include POE power supply to power any receivers attached to them. The receivers can be up to 100M away from the the Matrix. Simply add a Device Template #2050 as a child device under the 'Core' in the devices tree.

See more info here on the Triax site; http://www.triax.co.uk/Products/HD%20Distribution.aspx

As usual please run the updater as described in the Dianemo S Wiki page to get this latest update and any others that your system may not have received yet. All Dianemo updates are free to all existing Dianemo customers.

All the best

Andy

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We have released the first of a series of updates that will bring more and better integration with Logitech Media Server's Internet Radio features. Todays update comprises of improved and re-designed UI screens and an optional new UI Skin called 'St Georges' that replaces the 'TV Recordings' button on the 'Dianemo' skin home screen with an 'Internet Radio' button. If you choose the 'St. Georges' Skin and regen after updating your system you will automatically see any Internet Radio favourites you have set-up in LMS displayed in a new UI screen after pressing the 'Internet Radio' button on the Home screen. This new Screen automatically pulls in LMS metadata about the Radio station selected including the station ident cover art for example and the current show cover art in the Player screen.

With the St Georges skin all you need do is regen your Orbiters having selected the new skin, setup some Internet Radio presets in LMS (see the Wiki for details on doing this http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Dianemo_S#Configuring_Internet_Radio_Services_from_Logitech_MediaServer) and almost instantly your presets will be visible in your Orbiters directly from the Internet Radio button on the Home screen. If you choose to the Dianemo Skin then you should follow the setup procedure described in the wiki to make an Internet Radio scenario button appear in your systems External Sources menu screen. With either Skin updates or changes to the Internet Radio presets are automatic - No regens are required to see changes (ie like for Music or Videos).

See the attached Orbiter screen shots.

As usual please run the updater as described in the Dianemo S Wiki page to get this latest update and any others that your system may not have received yet. All Dianemo updates are free to all existing Dianemo customers.

All the best

Andy

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Installation issues / Re: Dianemo and ASUS EB1501 power control
« on: June 18, 2013, 03:07:48 pm »
Hi Andrew,

Last weekend I installed two different ASUS eee box EB1501(U/P) as MM. However,  the power on/off commands aren't working neither from an orbiter nor from the admin-page. Other MM (Acer Revo, Shuttle XS35) are controllable this ways.

Do you have same issues recently from other installations.

Thanks!

Heinz

Hmm... I'm not aware of any other reports of that issue. I'll ask my colleagues here if they have heard of or seen that issue recently.

All the best

Andy

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