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Developers / Re: 0810 alpha2.20 (?) installation experience
« on: May 20, 2009, 10:14:04 am »
Thanks for the feedback, pos!

Issues 1) and 2) are really just minors. If it stays like this when we come closer to beta I would only expect a small note with the installation instructions.

I'll check lspci and lshw when I'm back home tonight and will also try to change to nvidia driver.


Developers / 0810 alpha2.20 (?) installation experience
« on: May 20, 2009, 08:27:29 am »

I've installed the latest alpha on a dedicated drive of my 0710 hardware yesterday. I followed the instructions on the front page from May 14th. The installation basically worked fine there are just three slight issues

1) I had to manually tweak udev naming rules for my network *before* running the LMCE installer for my external network was detected as eth1 while the internal one was eth0. The installer produced a lot of errors on setting up dhcp an such.

2) After rebooting into LMCE my keyboard layout was changed (DE -> US). no idea why that happened (or if it is necessary :))

3) The install did not install the nvidia drivers (as it should do according to the front page article) my system is still running on nv driver instead.

What am I to do with the video driver? is it safe to use KDE desktop to install nvidia restricted driver (version 180)?


Developers / Idea: Photo management
« on: May 17, 2009, 04:53:38 pm »
Hi devs,

I'm currently thinking about making LMCE usable to manage my digital photos. Here are some ideas of what I have in mind. The good thing is, the basics are there - a powerful media tagging system. Unfortunately the tagging capabilities for pictures are really limited, the only tag offered in the web admin is "Title"...
Here are some things I would like to do
  • add EXIF/IPTC support for update media deamon (at least on my 0710 system no tags from the images are synced to the DB)
  • have more tags, maybe even custom tags?
  • allow linking of tags
  • allow linking of files
  • improve web admin

All of this seems to be pretty straight forward since it's only extending the existing system. What do you guys think? Good/bad idea? Am I missing something?


BTW, another idea that is sticking to my mind for some time: having a second web app with a more user friendly interface (AJAX etc.) to support all tasks a normal user will do, e.g. managing your media, scheduling recordings and so on. The web admin could become a real administration frontend. However, this is a much bigger task :)

Feature requests & roadmap / Re: Xine, broadcasting to multiple MDs...
« on: March 18, 2009, 04:17:59 pm »
Nice approach, Colin. I think, tt would require to change a lot of stuff, though. However, I see a couple of emerging use cases like seamless integration of other streaming sources, e.g., web radio, OTA radio, IP-TV, surveillance cameras... all with the same infrastructure. Even mobile media directors would become possible in case of on-the-fly transcoding ;)

Anybody who knows more about the VLC plugin?

Developers / Re: 16:9 UI1 Variant Do you think its warranted?
« on: March 12, 2009, 04:42:28 pm »
Since eNoodle started developing a new skin and Thom mentioned (several times) that we need a replacement for Basic skin, it might be a good idea to build the 16:9 variation on eNoodles skin and not to spend the the time to create a basic variation which will be replaced soon.

just my 2c

Developers / Re: [Testers?] Suspend/Resume MDs....
« on: March 12, 2009, 02:49:31 pm »
In my experience the performance of the disk and the size of the RAM are important factors when doing s2disk. On my WinXP laptop with 2GB RAM and a very slow 1.8" HDD the resume takes about 2min where ~95% of the time are required to read back the memory image from disk.


Developers / Re: NoodleSkin: Progress and Screenshots
« on: March 01, 2009, 03:09:28 pm »
Great work, eNoodle. Really looking forward to have this included in LMCE, it looks much smoother than Basic skin.


Developers / Re: LinuxMCE doesn't recognize wav files from iTunes
« on: February 28, 2009, 04:18:48 pm »
do you think double posting will help you better?

Anyone else have some suggestions for an elegant way to handle this?

It might be a good idea to not restrict the table to the orbiters but make it something like pluto_main:plug-in_persistence, i.e., any plug-in should be able to store persistence information. This would be useful for e.g. timer plug-ins, home automation plug-ins etc.

Just my 2c

Users / Re: Adding tags to video files
« on: February 19, 2009, 01:10:52 pm »
Search the forums, somewhere you'll find a patch for webadmin to automatically create tags from that kind of directory structure.


Users / Re: USB printer/ Network sharing printers
« on: February 03, 2009, 03:29:11 pm »
I think they should be "played" on the MD (which currently doesn't work I think) but a "Print" button might be a nice feature.

Printing "media" might be nice anyway... This could end up in printing your photos, a video screen shot, the cover of a dvd/cd... :)

Developers / Re: Coding an Automatic Lighting controller in GSD
« on: January 31, 2009, 10:15:07 am »
well, mantis is used as a private system since a couple of weeks. the public bugtracker is Trac by now. you can find it here

Developers / Re: Annoucement: Getting cover art and attributes from IMDB
« on: January 29, 2009, 05:56:11 am »
I used the link at the bottom of the page...

The line numbers of the patches will be different to 0710 because there are several modifications already done for web admin in 0810. However, usually this should work without problems.

did you apply the patch from ticket #52? Does it help your problem?


Users / Re: Add photos to Genres and Performers?
« on: January 26, 2009, 05:01:33 pm »
I think you can add pictures to every attribute. Just use the media browser in the web admin, select the attribute and upload a picture.

Users / Re: languages
« on: January 26, 2009, 09:19:53 am »
I did a german retranslation some time ago, the ticket should still be floating around in Trac. However, it's far from perfect and additional work is needed. The original french and german translations provided by Pluto looked like being done with some automated translation service and are really bad...  ::)

I think there are instructions on the wiki on how to translate the UI. You are very welcome on adding more languages or improving the current translations.


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