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Developers / Re: Nokia 770 Orbiter
« on: September 16, 2007, 12:06:30 am »
dude! my access point...is 7....feet.....away.....

and you're telling me it's wifi issues? ....jeebus... if it were in another room, i might buy that.

-Thom

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Developers / Re: Nokia 770 Orbiter
« on: September 15, 2007, 05:41:12 pm »
well for me, it takes on average about 2 to 4 seconds for a screen update under OS2006 when changing screens... is this normal?

Also, for some reason, the orbiter will randomly stop responding, and drop out to the log-in screen again. I can press start orbiter again, and it will log back in with no problems, but I find myself doing this quite frequently..again is this normal???

I wanted to use OS2007, but for some reason, the last time I did, it was sooo much slower. :-( I hope this thing can be faster someday, the 770/N800 make a GREAT orbiter, especially for non-media home control.

-Thom

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Users / Re: New update for schedules direct
« on: September 15, 2007, 08:03:50 am »
I was able to install the update by removing the sources in my apt sources.list except for the package cache, then running the update manually.

-Thom

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Users / Re: LinuxMCE Demo @ Maker Faire
« on: September 13, 2007, 03:31:33 am »
shouldn't be a problem, and it would be good to show how easy it is to install an orbiter onto an existing PC.

As for the Wiimote... haven't dealt with it, although a few in here have.

-Thom


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Users / Re: LinuxMCE Demo @ Maker Faire
« on: September 12, 2007, 08:02:12 pm »
also, don't worry about Paul (the main LinuxMCE contact), he's very swamped at the moment with at LEAST 10 different things immediately on his plate (ranging from dealing with the pilot pressing of the official LinuxMCE DVDs, to the fixing of bugs that have cropped up during the update from Zap2it Labs to SchedulesDirect), with that said, it would have probably taken a while for him to reply back to you,

so yeah, it's probably best you post here.

-Thom

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Users / Re: LinuxMCE Demo @ Maker Faire
« on: September 12, 2007, 07:31:16 pm »
I do recommend getting some sort of tablet to show off the tablet orbiter functionality. (I use these a lot alongside my remote as a good way to trigger lights, security panels etc.).. I am currently evaluating the Nokia 770 as a tablet (nice, small, inexpensive ($150)), and the orbiter works pretty well here, if a bit crash-prone currently due to its alpha-state....

I know the Cisco 7970 is very expensive, but it does make a good demonstration piece as well especially in reference to the telecom portions of the software.

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Users / Re: Help with specific setup
« on: September 12, 2007, 06:37:32 pm »
so long as you write to it over the network, it will be okay. he is talking about disks directly attached to the core.

-Thom

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Users / Re: LinuxMCE/Pluto vs Crestron/Escient/et al
« on: September 12, 2007, 04:59:43 pm »
Yeah, I am too. Even on consumer devices I sometimes have to fiddle either with the TV or the DVD player to select what they call "Viewing Profiles" to get an aspect ratio that is correct.

-Thom

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Installation issues / Re: Problems getting files frome windows share.
« on: September 12, 2007, 04:15:07 pm »
Manage Drives is primarily for optical drives that you may have, either in your Core/Hybrid media director, or in other media directors around the house.. There will be an entry for each optical disc that the system knows about, and there will be entries for any jukeboxes that may be available, such as a Sony VGP-XL1B3 jukebox ($200, a good bargain these days!)

This screen is really useful for two things:

* ripping discs either in the jukeboxes, or in any of the optical drives in any media director, or
* for playing a disc in a specific drive, if you don't see it in the video window (e.g. if it is unknown, and Pluto could not find a jacket/metadata entries for it.)

now keep in mind, I said anywhere in the house. This means, if you have a media director in the living room, and in the bedroom, you can check on the drive in the living room. (i.e. if it is ripping something, or if you left a disc in the living room, you can look, see what it is, then play it from here if for some reason you can't see it in the Videos list.)

There are windows as well for card based media (from digital cameras and the like) but I haven't used this feature yet. As for Hard Discs... not EXACTLY sure why this is here... there is a reason for it... i think... :-P

-Thom

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Users / Re: Unknown Disk.dvd to a file name of what I want
« on: September 12, 2007, 05:59:16 am »
simplest way is to connect to the network share, and rename it... i.e. if you stashed it in public... \\192.168.80.1\public\videos and rename it there.. It will pick up the change.

-Thom

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Users / Re: USB Hard-drive / Windows formatted
« on: September 11, 2007, 03:33:35 pm »
*hmm* do you just not read anything?

if linuxMCE did not detect your disk, it probably couldn't read the filesystem. I do not have any NTFS partitions to test, but if it worked, you should have been able to tell LinuxMCE to use the disk, and that all the data on the disk was public... I'm not sure if Kubuntu has read/write support for NTFS out of the box?

-Thom

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Users / Re: Existing device already enabled
« on: September 11, 2007, 03:31:11 pm »
This is a known bug, and there is a fix for it, if you want to dig around in the forums (search for smb cifs), and will probably be folded into the next release.

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Users / Re: Manage drives????
« on: September 11, 2007, 03:29:55 pm »
Manage Discs only makes sense in the case of Optical drives, currently. It is used to get the status of all the optical drives in the house that are attached to media directors. This is most useful when you have a supported DVD Jukebox such as the Sony VAIO VGP-XL1B3, or a Powerfile C/R200, so that you can:

* Select which disks to play (an alternative if the disc doesn't show up in the video window because it couldn't be identified)
* Identify loaded disks (so that they can show up in the video window)
* Rip loaded disks to disk storage (so that you can take them out of the jukebox to make room for others)

but again, these things are explained in the Demo Video, please do research before posting to the forums.

-Thom

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Users / Re: How can LinuxMCE read ISO movie files
« on: September 11, 2007, 03:25:46 pm »
please read the forums before posting! THIS HAS ALREADY BEEN _ANSWERED_ ! Use the Search feature.

-Thom

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Developers / Re: Nokia 770 Orbiter
« on: September 11, 2007, 03:24:32 pm »
any news on this? The Orbiter ran insanely slow for me as well on OS2007-HackerEdition, performance improved when i moved to OS2006...as for stability, it seems only occasionally (maybe once a heavy session of pushing buttons, the orbiter will lose connection with the router, at which point it drops me back to a login screen, I hit connect again, and all is well....

-Thom

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