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Users / Microsoft MCE IR Receiver/Transmitter
« on: May 26, 2008, 04:09:44 am »
Hey Guys,

I have been playing with the Microsoft MCE Remote.
The remote works but I have been having problems with LIRC Embedded Transmit.  Well actually the Transmitting side of things works through the Webadmin and also through the orbiter via Advanced > IR Codes.
But trying to get the orbiter to turn the display off via Power > Display Off doesn't seem to transmit. It just turns on the screen saver.
I have tried it on both 0710 RC2 32-bit and 64-bit (DVD install)

DCERouter.log:08   05/24/08 11:46:21.014      Received Message from 20 (OnScreen Orbiter / Office) to 20 (OnScreen Orbiter / Office), type 1 id 3 Command:Display On/Off, retry none, parameters: <0x774e5b90>
DCERouter.log:08   05/24/08 11:46:21.014        Parameter 8(On/Off): 0 <0x774e5b90>
DCERouter.log:08   05/24/08 11:46:21.014        Parameter 125(Already processed):  <0x774e5b90>
DCERouter.log:08   05/24/08 11:46:21.015      Received Message from 20 (OnScreen Orbiter / Office) to 52 (mce_usb2 / Office), type 1 id 687 Command:Set Screen Type, retry none, parameters: <0x85ea9b90>
DCERouter.log:08   05/24/08 11:46:21.015        Parameter 48(Value): 0 <0x85ea9b90>
DCERouter.log:08   05/24/08 11:46:21.016      Received Message from 20 (OnScreen Orbiter / Office) to 20 (OnScreen Orbiter / Office), type 1 id 193 Command:Off, retry none, parameters: <0x85ea9b90>
DCERouter.log:08   05/24/08 11:46:21.016        Parameter 21(Force): 1 <0x85ea9b90>
DCERouter.log:08   05/24/08 11:46:21.016        Parameter 97(PK_Pipe): 0 <0x85ea9b90>
DCERouter.log:08   05/24/08 11:46:21.016      Received Message from 20 (OnScreen Orbiter / Office) to 19 (The core/hybrid / Office), type 1 id 193 Command:Off, retry none, parameters: <0xabef5b90>
DCERouter.log:08   05/24/08 11:46:21.016        Parameter 21(Force): 1 <0xabef5b90>
DCERouter.log:08   05/24/08 11:46:21.016        Parameter 97(PK_Pipe): 0 <0xabef5b90>
DCERouter.log:08   05/24/08 11:46:21.016        Parameter 125(Already processed): 1 <0xabef5b90>
DCERouter.log:08   05/24/08 11:46:21.017      Received Message from 20 (OnScreen Orbiter / Office) to 65 (LA26R7 / Office), type 1 id 193 Command:Off, retry none, parameters: <0xb6c17b90>
DCERouter.log:08   05/24/08 11:46:21.017      Received Message from 20 (OnScreen Orbiter / Office) to 65 (LA26R7 / Office), type 1 id 193 Command:Off, retry none, parameters: <0xb6c17b90>
DCERouter.log:05   05/24/08 11:46:21.017      The target device 19 (routed to 19) has not registered. <0xb6c17b90>
DCERouter.log:08   05/24/08 11:46:21.053      Received Message from 20 (OnScreen Orbiter / Office) to 24 (Photo Screen Saver / Office), type 1 id 192 Command:On, retry none, parameters: <0x774e5b90>
DCERouter.log:08   05/24/08 11:46:21.053        Parameter 97(PK_Pipe): 0 <0x774e5b90>
DCERouter.log:08   05/24/08 11:46:21.053        Parameter 98(PK_Device_Pipes):  <0x774e5

Can anyone point me in the right direction as to where I should be looking?
I believe all my PIPES are set up correctly Core Hybrid A/V > HDMI on my LCD.
I am thinking about getting a USB UIRT but have yet to find someone in AUS who stocks them, either that or a GC100.
But I have to wait till next pay day! :P


Installation issues / Device Template IR Codes
« on: May 23, 2008, 03:49:40 am »
I am not sure if this is the right place to put this but on 710 RC2 amd64 DVD install I have experienced a problem with adding my TV as a device template and putting all the IR codes in for said TV.
When I first set up the Device Template and I go to edit the IR codes, it has the buttons along the side such as Test Code, Delete Code etc. So I added some discrete codes for on/off manually, a pop up box comes up and gives you the option to Learn it or enter it manually. After a trying time to figure these codes out I have them all written down so I entered them manually and tested it. Yay they all worked. So i saved the template closed it and then when I came back to enter some more codes I opened the Template up went to Edit Audio/Video Properties but in this window where the Test Code button used to be, it is missing! Also when I click on New Code instead of a popup box with the option to Learn or enter manually I get a pop up box that says Infrared Code Learned! With an OK button and that's it.

Some people have said it was a problem with the amd64 version so I am downloading the i386 one.
If anyone else has seen this or knows a solution please let me know.


*edit I am using the Microsoft MCE Remote/IR stuff

Installation issues / Mplayer Crashes 0710 beta3
« on: February 27, 2008, 02:34:55 pm »
Hey Guys,

I have finally got my MD working and I tried to play a HD video file (1080p) originally it started playing using xine, and it wasn't all that great so I went into the attributes and specified HD 1080.  Now it doesn't play at all.  However it is attempting to use mplayer and this is the log I get.

========== NEW LOG SECTION ==========
1   02/27/08 22:30:18   46 (spawning-device)   Starting... 3
1   02/27/08 22:30:18   46 (spawning-device)   Found ./MPlayer_Player
05   02/27/08 22:30:18.620      MPlayer_Player::CMD_Stop aborts because Player Engine is not initialized <0x41001950>
05   02/27/08 22:30:36.112      MPlayer_Player::Log I'm a child <0x41001950>
05   02/27/08 22:30:36.112      MPlayer_Player::Log Starting mplayer <0x41001950>
05   02/27/08 22:30:36.112      MPlayer_Player::Log I'm a parent <0x41001950>
05   02/27/08 22:30:36.113      MPlayer_Player::Log [EngineOutputReader] EngineOutputReader - started <0x42003950>
05   02/27/08 22:30:36.202      MPlayer_Player::Log [EngineOutputReader] Analyzing line: |MPlayer dev-SVN-r19405-4.1.3 (C) 2000-2007 MPlayer Team| <0x42003950>
05   02/27/08 22:30:36.202      MPlayer_Player::Log [EngineOutputReader] Analyzing line: |CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual  CPU  E2180  @ 2.00GHz (Family: 6, Model: 15, Stepping: 13)| <0x42003950>
05   02/27/08 22:30:36.203      MPlayer_Player::Log [EngineOutputReader] Analyzing line: |CPUflags:  MMX: 1 MMX2: 1 3DNow: 0 3DNow2: 0 SSE: 1 SSE2: 1| <0x42003950>
05   02/27/08 22:30:36.203      MPlayer_Player::Log [EngineOutputReader] Analyzing line: |Compiled for x86 CPU with extensions: MMX MMX2 3DNow 3DNowEx SSE SSE2| <0x42003950>
05   02/27/08 22:30:36.209      MPlayer_Player::Log [EngineOutputReader] Analyzing line: |mplayer: could not connect to socket| <0x42003950>
05   02/27/08 22:30:36.209      MPlayer_Player::Log [EngineOutputReader] Analyzing line: |mplayer: No such file or directory| <0x42003950>
05   02/27/08 22:30:36.209      MPlayer_Player::Log [EngineOutputReader] Analyzing line: |Failed to open LIRC support. You will not be able to use your remote control.| <0x42003950>
05   02/27/08 22:30:36.209      MPlayer_Player::Log [EngineOutputReader] Analyzing line: |Playing /usr/pluto/share/black.mpeg.| <0x42003950>
05   02/27/08 22:30:36.209      MPlayer_Player::Log [EngineOutputReader] Playback preinit for file: /usr/pluto/share/black.mpeg <0x42003950>
05   02/27/08 22:30:36.211      MPlayer_Player::Log [EngineOutputReader] Analyzing line: |AVI file format detected.| <0x42003950>
05   02/27/08 22:30:36.211      MPlayer_Player::Log [EngineOutputReader] Analyzing line: |[aviheader] Video stream found, -vid 0| <0x42003950>
05   02/27/08 22:30:36.211      MPlayer_Player::Log [EngineOutputReader] Analyzing line: |AVI: No audio stream found -> no sound.| <0x42003950>
05   02/27/08 22:30:36.211      MPlayer_Player::Log [EngineOutputReader] Analyzing line: |VIDEO:  [mpg2]  640x480  24bpp  25.000 fps  945.4 kbps (115.4 kbyte/s)| <0x42003950>
05   02/27/08 22:30:36.211      MPlayer_Player::Log [EngineOutputReader] Analyzing line: |Clip info:| <0x42003950>
05   02/27/08 22:30:36.211      MPlayer_Player::Log [EngineOutputReader] Analyzing line: | Software: MEncoder dev-SVN-r24750-4.1.3| <0x42003950>
05   02/27/08 22:30:36.221      MPlayer_Player::Log [EngineOutputReader] Analyzing line: |[VO_XV] Could not grab port 275.| <0x42003950>
05   02/27/08 22:30:36.221      MPlayer_Player::Log [EngineOutputReader] Analyzing line: |Opening video filter: [screenshot]| <0x42003950>
05   02/27/08 22:30:36.221      MPlayer_Player::Log [EngineOutputReader] Analyzing line: |==========================================================================| <0x42003950>
05   02/27/08 22:30:36.221      MPlayer_Player::Log [EngineOutputReader] Analyzing line: |Opening video decoder: [libmpeg2] MPEG 1/2 Video decoder libmpeg2-v0.4.0b| <0x42003950>
05   02/27/08 22:30:36.221      MPlayer_Player::Log [EngineOutputReader] Analyzing line: |Selected video codec: [mpeg12] vfm: libmpeg2 (MPEG-1 or 2 (libmpeg2))| <0x42003950>
05   02/27/08 22:30:36.221      MPlayer_Player::Log [EngineOutputReader] Analyzing line: |==========================================================================| <0x42003950>
05   02/27/08 22:30:36.221      MPlayer_Player::Log [EngineOutputReader] Analyzing line: |Audio: no sound| <0x42003950>
05   02/27/08 22:30:36.221      MPlayer_Player::Log [EngineOutputReader] Analyzing line: |Starting playback...| <0x42003950>
05   02/27/08 22:30:36.221      MPlayer_Player::Log [EngineOutputReader] Playback started: /usr/pluto/share/black.mpeg <0x42003950>
05   02/27/08 22:30:36.221      MPlayer_Player::Log [EngineOutputReader] Analyzing line: |VDec: vo config request - 640 x 480 (preferred colorspace: Planar YV12)| <0x42003950>
05   02/27/08 22:30:36.221      MPlayer_Player::Log [EngineOutputReader] Analyzing line: |VDec: using Planar YV12 as output csp (no 0)| <0x42003950>
05   02/27/08 22:30:36.221      MPlayer_Player::Log [EngineOutputReader] Analyzing line: |Movie-Aspect is 1.33:1 - prescaling to correct movie aspect.| <0x42003950>
05   02/27/08 22:30:36.221      MPlayer_Player::Log [EngineOutputReader] Analyzing line: |[swscaler @ 0xdf4e50]No accelerated colorspace conversion found| <0x42003950>
05   02/27/08 22:30:36.221      MPlayer_Player::Log [EngineOutputReader] Analyzing line: |[swscaler @ 0xdf4e50]SwScaler: using unscaled yuv420p -> rgb24 special converter| <0x42003950>
05   02/27/08 22:30:36.221      MPlayer_Player::Log [EngineOutputReader] Analyzing line: |VO: [xv] 640x480 => 640x480 Planar YV12  [fs]| <0x42003950>
05   02/27/08 22:30:36.249      MPlayer_Player::Log [EngineOutputReader] Analyzing line: |Playback finished: /usr/pluto/share/black.mpeg.| <0x42003950>
05   02/27/08 22:30:36.249      MPlayer_Player::Log [EngineOutputReader] Playback finished: /usr/pluto/share/black.mpeg <0x42003950>
05   02/27/08 22:30:36.249      MPlayer_Player::Log [EngineOutputReader] Playlist is empty now <0x42003950>
05   02/27/08 22:30:36.394      MPlayer_Player::Log [EngineOutputReader] Analyzing line: |MPlayer interrupted by signal 11 in module: unknown| <0x42003950>
05   02/27/08 22:30:36.395      MPlayer_Player::Log [EngineOutputReader] Analyzing line: |- MPlayer crashed by bad usage of CPU/FPU/RAM.| <0x42003950>
05   02/27/08 22:30:36.395      MPlayer_Player::Log [EngineOutputReader] Analyzing line: |  Recompile MPlayer with --enable-debug and make a 'gdb' backtrace and| <0x42003950>
05   02/27/08 22:30:36.395      MPlayer_Player::Log [EngineOutputReader] Analyzing line: |  disassembly. Details in DOCS/HTML/en/bugreports_what.html#bugreports_crash.| <0x42003950>
05   02/27/08 22:30:36.395      MPlayer_Player::Log [EngineOutputReader] Analyzing line: |- MPlayer crashed. This shouldn't happen.| <0x42003950>
05   02/27/08 22:30:36.395      MPlayer_Player::Log [EngineOutputReader] Analyzing line: |  It can be a bug in the MPlayer code _or_ in your drivers _or_ in your| <0x42003950>
05   02/27/08 22:30:36.402      MPlayer_Player::Log [EngineOutputReader] Analyzing line: |  gcc version. If you think it's MPlayer's fault, please read| <0x42003950>
05   02/27/08 22:30:36.402      MPlayer_Player::Log [EngineOutputReader] Analyzing line: |  DOCS/HTML/en/bugreports.html and follow the instructions there. We can't and| <0x42003950>
05   02/27/08 22:30:36.402      MPlayer_Player::Log [EngineOutputReader] Analyzing line: |  won't help unless you provide this information when reporting a possible bug.| <0x42003950>
Return code: 141
3   02/27/08 22:30:36   46 (spawning-device)   Device died... count=3/50 dev=46
Wed Feb 27 22:30:36 WST 2008 died


Any ideas?


Developers / PLCBUS
« on: February 26, 2008, 09:19:56 am »
Hey Guys,

Hope you don't mind me doing this, Kevin Lo @ asked me to post this as he is having problems posting to this forum.
user: Kevin Lo

Hi All , this is my first post.
I am the owner of Automation@Home ( )

I just co-operate with one of the Homeseer 3rd party developer to
develop the PLCBUS plug-in for Homeseer on Nov 2007.
Now I am seeking another HA software for support PLCBUS. And I see some
post on this Linux HA software. But some reply is not 100% correct.

PLCBUS-4808 X10/PLCBUS Transfer Interface , that will act as a 'bridge'
between X10 and PLCBUS.
Two main function :
1) Convert PLCBUS Signal into X10 Signal
2) Convert X10 Signal into PLCBUS Signal
But it will lost the two way communication function e.g. Status Request
, Signal Level Request ....etc
This will only work for One Phase ONLY. If you have three phase power
system and you may be need to add three unit into three different phase.

PLCBUS-T4023UK PLCBUS Encrypted RF Transceiver , it only work with
Encrypted RF remote controller. ( That mean only support S10 China ) and
it will not work for other encrypted RF remote , like security sensor.
In my point of view , there is lack of encrypted remote controller . Now
it only have three
1) X10-4060 Mini Key RF Controller
2) X10-4073 Touch Screen RF Controller
3) X10-1141 RF RS232 Computer Interface <---- Don't use this one for
control PLCBUS , since PLCBUS-1141 is more powerful than this. This only
support Six command , ON\OFF\BRIGHT\DIM\ALL ON\ALL OFF

Some news on PLCBUS
a) In coming few weeks. It will come out PLCBUS-T4022UK , PLCBUS RF
Transceiver. This is 433.92MHz and work with ALL X10 RF devices. e.g.
Easy Touch 35 , MS13E2 Montion Sensor ......etc etc The 1st engineer
sample will arrive on my hand in next few days for testing.

b) In coming few weeks. It will come out a IR Controller that work with
IR Eye. ( IR Emitter
) That is the improve version of PLCBUS-3011.
Since for PLCBUS-3011 , you MUST place the IR Controller at the opposite
side of your IR Device. Example if you want to control your TV by PLCBUS
command. You MUST install this 3011 on the opposite side of TV for send
out the IR signal.
But for this new device ( I don't know what is the model number yet ) it
can plug the IR Eye and just stick the IR emitter on the TV's IR windows
and hide this device in the cabinet. The 1st engineer sample will arrive
on my hand in next few days for testing.

I am not a professional programmer , I just write a VB6 program for fun
to work with PLCBUS-1141.

Since some command or syntax is un-documented on the hardware protocol
If you have any question on the PLCBUS protocol , please let me know.
May be I can explain to all of you.

Kevin Lo


Users / JJ NetWatch PD100-H
« on: February 25, 2008, 09:28:18 am »
I couldn't find anything in the forum about these IP Cameras,
I was just wondering has anyone tried using these (JJ NetWatch PD100-H) with LinuxMCE?


Installation issues / [SOLVED] 0710beta3 Nvidia Green line
« on: February 09, 2008, 02:52:20 am »
Hi Guys,

I have just installed Linuxmce 0710 Beta3 on my AMD64 system.  My MD has a NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GS and when the res is set to 1080p I get a Green Line on the left side of the screen.  It is even more noticeable when playing movies etc.

Any idea why this is?

Users / Seeders for LinuxMCE Install CDs for AMD64 - 0710 Beta 3
« on: February 02, 2008, 04:49:09 am »

I am trying to download the Cds as above but there are no seeders :(
Can we get some seeders please.


Installation issues / No DTS!
« on: November 24, 2007, 12:46:12 pm »

I have a alc885 it is meant to support DTS passthrough, however I can not get this to work.
I have tried setting pass through in the xine config but to no avail.
I have tried mplayer vlc and xine.  Also the AVWizard doesn't spit out the DTS test. 

Does anyone have any ideas?


Installation issues / [SOLVED] Nvidia 1080p missing from avwizard
« on: November 23, 2007, 04:41:25 pm »

I have searched the forum high and low and haven't found a specific answer to this problem.
I have a nvidia 7300GS via DVI going into my Samsung 40" 1080p LCD LA40M81BD (HDMI).  However avwizard only allows me to select up to 720p.
I have tried to manually add support for 1080p but have been unsuccessful.

Can any one help?

I am using whatever nvidia driver LinuxMCE installed


Feature requests & roadmap / elk-m1g support
« on: September 12, 2007, 11:15:07 am »
One thing I would love to see, and I didn't see it in the compatibility list,
is support for the elk-m1g.

I currently have one of these for security, locks, lighting etc and would love to go the extra step with LinuxMCE to integrate the rest of my AV throughout the house with my elk.



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