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Go to Wizard->Devices->Orbiters in the web admin and you will see a field for seconds before power off. This should be what you are looking for

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Developers / Re: 0810 MythTV storage groups discussion
« on: May 04, 2009, 01:56:24 am »
I've been responsible for the MythTV storage group implementation, and it is not quite finished yet.
Regarding the default group - this needs to point to the root tv_shows_x directory to make older 0710 recordings work, as they won't have a storagegroup set upon upgrading. Also, regarding weighting etc, this would get way too complex for normal users that want to just use MythTV and go. On top of that, users will not always want the drive with the most space to be used.  So currently, storage groups are just one group per storage device path, so you can select the final destination of the recording, I have also added support for custom storage groups (starting with "custom:") to help vill this void.

On final change i plan on making is the addition of an "LMCE: Auto" storage group, which as you suggest will contain all directories and will always use the device with the most space. For new recordings, I can probably have this one selected by default.

This combination will allow users to have the choice between:
A) Selecting an exact recording location amongst LMCE storage devices
B) Have a means to have the device with most space selected
C) Add their own custom storage groups.

Good suggestions, but to make mythtv "easy to use out-of-the-box" for 90% of LMCE users, getting too deep into storage group features and weighting features will make the system a bit too difficult for those users.

What do you think of my proposal above?

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Users / Re: Changing the directory for MythTV recordings
« on: April 24, 2009, 11:09:15 pm »
I'm about finished with implementing the new MythTV storage groups in for 0810. Here is a brief rundown of what it does:
-As usual, your public will have a videos/tv_shows_X directory
-Now, all users will also have a videos/tv_shows_X directory (so you can save to a private directory)
-Symbolic links are now created from all of the above listed directories to each of your other storage devices.
-A mythTV storage group is created for each of the above directories. This means that you will be able to record to any LMCE storage device, in either the public directory or a private user's directory.
-Each "moon" (myth front end) will only be able to record to its own tv_shows_<moon#> directories. This simplifies the complexity.. For example, in my install with 4 MD's and 1 extra storage device, and 7 users, over 90 storage groups are generated. However, from any front end, you only have storage group options for that front end. For example, from my core, I have available:
Default
LiveTV
/home/public/data/videos/tv_shows_1
user_1/public/data/videos/tv_shows_1
user_2/public/data/videos/tv_shows_1
user_3/public/data/videos/tv_shows_1
user_4/public/data/videos/tv_shows_1
user_5/public/data/videos/tv_shows_1
user_6/public/data/videos/tv_shows_1
user_7/public/data/videos/tv_shows_1
/home/public/data/videos/tv_shows_1/Software Raid 5 [153]
/user_1/public/data/videos/tv_shows_1/Software Raid 5 [153]
/user_2/public/data/videos/tv_shows_1/Software Raid 5 [153]
/user_3/public/data/videos/tv_shows_1/Software Raid 5 [153]
/user_4/public/data/videos/tv_shows_1/Software Raid 5 [153]
/user_5/public/data/videos/tv_shows_1/Software Raid 5 [153]
/user_6/public/data/videos/tv_shows_1/Software Raid 5 [153]
/user_7/public/data/videos/tv_shows_1/Software Raid 5 [153]


Now, on my next MD (device #41), its list of storage groups would be:
Default
LiveTV
/home/public/data/videos/tv_shows_41
user_1/public/data/videos/tv_shows_41
user_2/public/data/videos/tv_shows_41
user_3/public/data/videos/tv_shows_41
user_4/public/data/videos/tv_shows_41
user_5/public/data/videos/tv_shows_41
user_6/public/data/videos/tv_shows_41
user_7/public/data/videos/tv_shows_41
/home/public/data/videos/tv_shows_41/Software Raid 5 [153]
/user_1/public/data/videos/tv_shows_41/Software Raid 5 [153]
/user_2/public/data/videos/tv_shows_41/Software Raid 5 [153]
/user_3/public/data/videos/tv_shows_41/Software Raid 5 [153]
/user_4/public/data/videos/tv_shows_41/Software Raid 5 [153]
/user_5/public/data/videos/tv_shows_41/Software Raid 5 [153]
/user_6/public/data/videos/tv_shows_41/Software Raid 5 [153]
/user_7/public/data/videos/tv_shows_41/Software Raid 5 [153]

... and so on..


-Notice in the above list of Storage Groups, the special "Default" and "LiveTV" storage groups. Default will automatically be selected for new recordings, but you can change it to any other storage group. Also note that Default always points to the device with the most storage. The "LiveTV" storage group always points to the tv_shows_* dir on  your root drive, and is used just for your pvr pause/ff/rew etc. functionality


- One last new feature to 0810 is that recording will be saved with a meaningful filename instead of 3458_200904281700.mpg. The title and subtitle are instead used to make a filename like "Mythbusters - Alaska Myths.mpg", and the lmce database and myth database are sync'd to this so that videos are still available from mythweb, etc.


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Regarding 0710, if you really wanted to record to a different directory and do it the right way, you would have to compile your own MythTV Plugin. More specifically, modify MythTV_PlugIn::SetPaths() to set your preferred paths and database settings. Then just recompile a new MythTV_Plugin, put it on your core, and it would work fine.

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Users / Re: USB UIRT learn - transmit problem
« on: April 21, 2009, 06:10:10 am »
building on what posde said - in 0710, the USBUIRT has a bug on i386 machines that require an external dongle for it to work. However, if you look around the wiki, you will find that somebody did put up instructions on how to fix that bug (and even included a new binary to make it easier)

Regarding the IR learning - sometimes the IR learning will "miss" the attempt to learn a code and return a 4 digit code as you described. Just relearn the code again until it looks normal. Also, having fresh batteries and being consistent in you remote positioning during learning helps a lot.

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If you are already running Ubuntu, chances are you won't have any problems (unless your hardware is so new that it isn't supported as of Ubuntu 0710)

You should be able to drop in an extra nic and be good to go.

Also consider that you will likely want your core running 24/7, so a dual boot setup probably wouldn't be the best idea. A LMCE install does include Kubuntu desktop for basic computing needs, however.

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Users / Re: New 810 Install Hardware Advice please :)
« on: April 21, 2009, 06:03:46 am »
I'm using an Ausus M2N-SLI-Deluxe motherboard in my core and it is rock solid. It has 6 sata ports and dual gigabit nics. They are discontinued as of recently, but they can still be found. I'd also recommend that you use a power suppply that is 80 plus certified, and use a low wattage processor such as an AMD BE-2400. 1GB of ram should get you by, but in higher demand applications you may want to settle with 2GB, or even more.

Regarding the MD - unless you want to be out on your own and have a lot of research and setup, it pretty much has to be diskless. I personally haven't had any good experiences with HDMI so I normally use a VGA connection whenever possible. There are a lot of small form factor MD devices available now such as the Asus EEEBox and the MSI WindPC (though they must be set up manually for now, and there are some small problems such as Photo Screen Saver freezing issues).

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Users / Re: Import metadata from 1 Linuxmce to another
« on: April 21, 2009, 05:58:29 am »
If your metadata is in the database, then that information should exist in the id3 tags as well. For music files, this is in the internal id3 tags. For videos, you will see a <filename>.id3 file for each video file. If you copy all files, including the .id3 files to a new location all should be fine.

To make sure your id3 files are in sync with the database, just use the media files sync area in the web admin.

If your savvy with mysql, you could also dump the pluto_media table and re-import it on another box as well.

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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

will bring you up the the latest build

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Installation issues / Re: Installation on dedicated core
« on: April 18, 2009, 10:52:21 pm »
You can also directly edit /etc/pluto.conf and change AutostartMedia to 0. This will also work in 0810 Alpha.

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Installation issues / Re: SSH access from external network
« on: April 18, 2009, 05:38:22 am »
depending on  your setup, you may have to set up port forwarding in your modem/router for port 22 as well

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Users / Re: How LinuxMCE handles Display power On/Off?
« on: April 18, 2009, 03:23:39 am »
I also use a toggle-type IR controlled TV.. There are some tips to make it easier:

- In the "Power" menu of UI1, there are buttons to power on and off the TV. The good thing is, that they are not managed, meaning if you power on from that button manually, it won't turn itsself off until you manually do it again from that menu. Likewise, if the tv is on, and you turn it off with the Off button on that screen, the toggle state will be preserved.

- regarding UI2 - you shouldn't have to turn the TV on manually at all. If the TV is off and you use an MCE remote for example, just hitting the green "windows" button will turn the tv on for you. I believe there is a way to do something similar from the keyboard as well, but I forget what it is.

- regarding LMCE knowing the power state of the tv - things will be fine as long as you always let LMCE turn it on and off, and always turn it off manually if you have to before a reload of the router or a reboot. Once you get used to using it in this manner, it works quite well. (Of course, RS232 or discrete commands don't have this problem)

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This is a known issue and is being worked on. It only happens while editing existing device templates. (If you start your own device, you can work on it with no problems, it only happens to device templates that already exist in sqlCVS). I should be getting around to fixing this in the next couple of weeks

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Developers / Re: Bug: Swap Interfaces button missing.
« on: April 12, 2009, 11:40:03 am »
thanks for the report - please make a trac ticket on svn.linuxmce.org to make sure it isn't missed

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Developers / Re: Template with command line exec not being invoked ??
« on: April 09, 2009, 09:23:36 pm »
Have you done the most recent updates from the weekly builds?

In the last couple of builds (last couple of weeks) - launch_manager is now running which should start your exec if it is specifically named in the database (otherwise it looks for a binary of device_name with spaces replaced with underscores) - though to be honest I haven't thoroughly tested the custom binary name execution part just yet (though I fully expect it to work)

First lets make sure you have the latest weekly build updates by running
Code: [Select]
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

If it still fails to launch after you are sure you are at the latest build, please post back here as I have interest in making sure it works correctly.

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Developers / Re: 810 alpha2 progress_window stall
« on: April 09, 2009, 03:26:44 pm »
The External_Media_Identifier message can be considered normal for now, as we currently do not have the package for it (it is not open source - though Pluto is supposed to provide us with a binary)

Regarding the window hanging - this seems to have shaped up in the last couple alpha updates due to Launch_Manager being back in the picture. Though TSCHAK and I had a conversation about this "last resort" window and I believe eventually we will probably eliminate its display except in last-case scenarios.

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