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I bought the adaptor mentioned above.
I need help understanding ports and pipes in LMCE.
My MD ist connected to an AVR input, as well as my PS3.
The output of the AVR is connected to the TV (all via HDMI).
My actual channel setup in webadmin is as follows:
2100 HDMI adaptor
- Does the HDMI adaptor need an address setting?
- what about address setting Nr. 5 (instead 0) as mentioned in the the libcec documentation, when HTPC is connected to an Avr.
And other physical switchboxes - audio input sources, perhaps 'tape loop' processing sources, speaker outputs... one major difference i've noticed between the last time I looked at LinuxMCE and something like the Crestron type stuff is if I want to use something other than a media source inside the computer itself - DVD drive, TV card, media file.
What i'd like to be able to do is to have the ability to control any combination of cascading switchers for inputs, outputs, processing loops. For instance one touch might connect a a game console through several separate switchboxes (if there are alot of sources a 4 into 1 box isn't enough) to one of three TV's in a room. Processing or amplifier loops would be relevant because of all the new audio formats and such that seem to be out now - I might prefer one receiver to be used for music listening and another for home theater listening, or more than one surround decoder being able to be used depending on source material. I might have three sets of speakers hooked up at different positions and ideally want that a part of the macro. An example being Dolby Atmos and Barco Auro 3D don't use the same speaker positions.
This isn't a gripey-type feature request, i'm just curious if this is on the roadmap, of interest to other people, how hard it would be to implement or add on to existing code, and similar... it's a long term goal, i'm not against learning how to do some script or code eventually or if finances permit hiring someone else to write code beyond me for the eventual 'dream home theater', but whether or how it might be implimented might change other parts of the equation in terms of what hardware to consider.
Ideally i'd just like to modify existing pushbutton electronic switchboxes but perhaps only remote controlled ones would work within the framework for instance. I'm not sure whether MCE needs to talk through some existing controller like a Zwave or IR code or if more homebrew solutions can also be interfaced.
So i've got this long term desire and fantasies about home automation but obviously it all starts with single steps...
I need to replace my house thermostat anyways so that's coming first. A few X10 modules for lights/presence simulation will come after, and probably working in a few security cameras i'm sure, but before anything else i'm just wanting to start with the climate bit...
One thing i'm concerned about is hacking, after I read stories of how easy it is for an outsider to compromise various things, my top priorities are something that is wired only ethernet, and fail safe. For instance a thermostat shouldn't go sub freezing or shut off a heater entirely, but just control within a limited range (no less than 40 for instance) or maybe change a few programmed statuses. Doesn't really see why it should have unlimited access to do it's job anyways since the biggest thing you're doing is checking the temp when away from home to notice things like a furnace failure/problem in winter, or to tell it to start warming the house up early because you're coming home early from work.
Thanks for the info Andrew! I will disagree with you on one statement though:
This is *very* possible in LinuxMCE, with a built in UPnP server. I understand that your implementation will only work with your Dianemo systems though.
we haven't used Firefox as embedded web browser extensively... But now my wife discovered few sites about cooking& recipes and now my task is to bring it to Dianemo (probably similar also applies for LMCE).
I wonder if I can make embedded Firefox more touch screen friendly ? The biggest problems are small buttons, sliders at the side, etc...
Is there any possibility (config options) to increase those little widgets to be more usable on touch screen ?
Any other workaround to bring web sites to main touch screen ?
Thanks in advance,
You're UPnP suggestion is an interesting one. I have been long awaiting the UPnP integration that you promised to be pushed into LinuxMCE in this message here: http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=8880.msg76346#msg76346 and here: http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=8880.msg78810#msg78810
Your suggestion may actually be useful to LMCEers if that code were pushed into LinuxMCE.
I know alot of us would appreciate your publishing the code for inclusion into LinuxMCE, as you have promised.
as you are the person doing DLNA a lot of times, I'd like to verify the statement of yours. Are you sure, that DLNA specifies what codecs and container formats the sending and receiving end need to have? Do you have a link?
Oh, and re live TV: I still watch live TV, and so do a lot of people I know
I'd love to be able to play mythtv live tv&recordings on a rpi and occasionally on an android device.
Personally I don't care much about apple: android is getting most of the market share and since they are much more affordable anyone able to buy an apple should be able to get a simple android device.
That said being able to play everything on every device is the best of course but probably not worth the efforts.