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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.


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


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... \\\public\videos and rename it there.. It will pick up the change.


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?


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.

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.


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.


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 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....


Developers / Re: All Developers, please read.
« on: September 11, 2007, 03:21:33 pm »
1) Find someone who has knows the FOSS world well, has some clout in the FOSS community, and has some free time, and who can act as a community liason to start building a team.

what is FOSS?

Free/Open Source Software.


Users / Re: still problems in ui2 alpha-blended
« on: September 10, 2007, 09:21:51 pm »
I am attempting UI2 Blended.. I AM able to successfully use UI2 Masked (I mentioned this already!), I can hear sound, I just can't see anything through the orbiter.



First, which Orbiter version? (UI1 UI2 overlay or UI2 Blended?)
Second, can you see anything through the orbiter? (UI2 only, UI1 blocks everything)
Third, do you hear the audio playing?

Not that this would necessarily fix it but I would go to the media director panel in web admin and try other relevant video driver selections. Sometimes it may just reload things in the right order.

Users / Re: still problems in ui2 alpha-blended
« on: September 10, 2007, 07:33:20 pm »
Yes it is worth noting that on cards with two connectors, one of them being VGA, CRT-0 is actually the DVI connector with a VGA adaptor on it. Again, that's not the problem i'm having... the display shows, but I can't see the screen saver, or the media player behind the orbiter.


Users / Re: still problems in ui2 alpha-blended
« on: September 10, 2007, 04:13:37 pm »
How did you install? DVD or CDs? Did you change drivers?
I have discovered for me that if I start fiddling everything disintegrates fast the more I try to fix. I keep my media on a separate disk and I can install from the DVD fast. Most of the backup/restore works so the pain isn't great. You will need to manually reinstall any floorplan images. There may be a few other small things to check for.

1. from CD, both times
2. no, same NVIDIA based drivers (I have to use the newest vendor drivers)


Users / Re: Attaching cover-art to media
« on: September 10, 2007, 04:12:14 pm »
I have answered this in another thread on this page. PLEASE READ THE THREADS ON THIS PAGE BEFORE STARTING A NEW ONE!


Users / Why is my media metadata changing?!
« on: September 10, 2007, 07:00:47 am »
ARRRGGGGGHHHHHH yet another fucking insane #@$)(#@$(@#$(#@%@# !!!

Why, after I go through, and PAINSTAKINGLY SET....EVERY....DAMN....piece of metadata.......

it decides OH, I'm gonna re-set that myself to something else completely!

all of my dvd-rips that I've done INSIDE linuxmce are being reset to type: Low-Res

anywhere I set a source type of HD 1080 or HD 720, it gets reset to something else

#(@%@#(%@#(%#@ (!!!!!!!!! WTF?!?!?!

my frustration with this system is mounting exponentially, and I am about to freaking burst a blood vessel!


Users / Sony VAIO XL1B3 Jukebox failure
« on: September 10, 2007, 06:51:43 am »
My Jukebox has spontaneously decided that the optical drive will no longer respond to commands at all. The changer element still works, but the Powerfile_C200 driver gets confused because it can't find the data drive attached to the changer.... The drive, curiously, is not showing up in /proc/scsi/scsi after successive reboots, and power-offs of both the media director it is attached to, or to the changer itself.

Interestingly enough, my backup XL1B3 unit seems to work fine, it detected it and started using it without a problem.. Is there any way to jog the optical drive, to reset it? any tricks anyone knows? argggg this is just not my night at all. :-(


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