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Developers / Re: hide mouse cursor on orbiter on joggler
« on: April 02, 2014, 05:39:37 pm »
The issue comes from the X11 handling code in Orbiter. It needs to be amended. I've tried to deal with this, several times in the last 6 years, without success, to try and find the offending piece of code.


Developers / Re: O2 Joggler As full MD - Testing needed
« on: March 31, 2014, 06:18:32 pm »
I would connect to Xine's screen session to see what errors are being emitted. You'll be able to debug from that.

Ctrl-a ] will get you a backscroll.

ESC will escape from that backscroll.

Ctrl-a d will gracefully disconnect you from the screen session.


Users / Re: Remote (gyration) not repeating commands
« on: March 30, 2014, 08:34:39 pm »
It took me a while to remember the situation with the Gyration remote, as this was during the summer of 2009. I've slept since then...

If you were to look at the key press events coming in from the Gyration, you'd find that roughly 50 milliseconds after pressing a key down, it subsequently sends a key up.

This happens even when the key is held down. It is the result of the firmware on the remote itself, and it is literally what the linux kernel receives.

What this means essentially, is that there is NO way, to distinguish between a key that is toggled, or held, and thus, no way to handle either held keys or repeats.

Nothing that can be done about it. Sorry. Not our fault(tm). Blame Gyration.


Users / Re: Zone2 implementation of receiver
« on: March 19, 2014, 05:06:18 pm »
You will need to study the Yamaha RX-Vx000 (RS232) template, as it has two zones in it.

What you want, is possible, but I don't have that knowledge swapped into my brain at the moment, and I forgot the process and issues on setting that up.


Developers / Re: O2 Joggler As full MD - Testing needed
« on: March 15, 2014, 04:35:36 am »
That is very cool.

I do believe a complete media director could be placed onto the mmc, with careful installation of packages on top of a distro such as SqueezePlayOS, but I haven't had time to fully retrofit the entire stack on top.

I have however been able to run SimplePhone, and a few more DCE devices directly on the Joggler, without a BIOS retrofit.


Users / Re: pulseaudio on core/MD
« on: March 14, 2014, 03:59:19 pm »
Not yet. If you do, would you share your experiences? This would be a great area for research.


Users / Re: Video File Format
« on: March 13, 2014, 06:20:32 am »
if it's found, can we get a patch, so we can do it out of the box?


Developers / Re: Myth MD/Orbiter
« on: March 10, 2014, 05:08:41 pm »
Everything that you want to do, is possible, and those of us who can help, will help point you in the direction you need to go. Feel free to stop by #linuxmce-devel on freenode IRC.

You will need to study DCE devices, how they work, and build your own simple DCE device (see Developing a DCE device), so you can understand the interaction.

Once this is done, you'll need to study the interaction of Plugins with the DCE router, as you'll need to understand this, for handling the MediaStream object and its friends.

Once you understand this, you can then look at the MythTV Player, and see how it interacts with the existing mythTV, you can choose to keep this mechanism, or embed libMyth into MythTV Player (in actuality, the first version of MythTV literally embedded libmyth directly.)

Do you have the patience? :)


Users / Re: Proxy Orbiter crashing (Re: web orbiter refresh)
« on: March 10, 2014, 04:26:23 pm »


Users / Re: Video File Format
« on: March 10, 2014, 04:25:36 pm »
The H.264 codec (that is a part of MPEG-4 advanced profile) has become the main-stay of high definition video output, over the last decade, alongside other codecs like VC-1.

For high-definition output, you essentially have two major resolution targets, 720p (1280x720 or approximate), or 1080p (1920x1080p or approximate).

The two major video containers that have established themselves across the *cough* high-def downloadable video content arena, are basically Matroska (MKV), and ISO MPEG-4 (aka MP4).

AVI is not in this list, because AVI's data structures are nominally signed 32-bit, and thus do not scale out well past 2.1GB of data. This would drastically limit the amount of video data that can be held in an AVI, so it's usually relegated to low resolution content, now.

If you use a tool, such as MakeMKV, to make a backup of blu-ray content, you'll see that a full quality rip of a single blu-ray movie (just the movie, not the other features, menus, etc.), will vary from approximately 20 to approximately 40 gigabytes in size. This translates roughly to a video bandwidth between 36 megabits per second, and 54 megabits per second (max, as defined by standard.)

This should give you a solid ceiling for high-def content.

Most "downloadable" content from various sites, however, will be significantly curbed, to make the downloadable size much smaller, so you'll typically see good copies of a movie from 6 gigabytes to 12 gigabytes in size.

Scale accordingly. Hope this helps.


Users / Re: What PVR
« on: March 02, 2014, 10:44:42 pm »
We really need engineering help to try and get the MythTV integration back up to spec.


Users / Re: Haven't posted a thank you in a while
« on: March 01, 2014, 07:18:38 pm »
I'm glad it's working great for you. Good luck on the build out :) Let us know if you need anything.


Users / Re: MythTV in 12.04
« on: February 20, 2014, 11:15:09 pm »
can you please file a ticket, so we can fix the issue?


Users / Re: Is anyone using the Game Player?
« on: February 17, 2014, 07:36:14 pm »
Do you have a MESS BIOS for SMS? This is required. There is also the difference between sms and smspal, both of which need their respective MESS BIOSes.

These zip files need to be copied into the same folder as the sms roms. I will be changing this to a dedicated folder to hold all the BIOS roms, but haven't done so, yet. This will coincide with the move from MAME/MESS to UME.


Users / Re: Is anyone using the Game Player?
« on: February 16, 2014, 06:04:07 pm »
PS1 got removed, as there still needs to be a LOT of integration work done.

Particularly in regards to:

* Multiple discs
* Memory card support
* Whether PCSXR or MESS can adequately handle the job.

I was using PCSXR for a while, but now that I have a NUC in the den, the Intel chip in the NUC doesn't work with PCSXR, very well...

There are a lot of weird things to work out, because when you get into systems that need GPU accelleration, the # of configurable parameters to make things just work on every piece of hardware just increased by several orders of magnitude...

but it will get worked out at some point, unless somebody actually wants to dig into the code and help :)


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