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Users / Re: Nvidia cards
« on: April 11, 2008, 06:25:31 am »
Is the 7150 chip supported?
We have not tested the 7150 yet but would expect it to work fine with the 169.12 driver. However it may also not be detected correctly by the AVwizard as its a new chip. So I think you can assume that it will likely work 'out of the box' but there is a small chance that it may need some modest manual tweaks to get it fully working.

Andrew, at least two people have tested the 7150 and just needed the 169.12 driver and UseEvents in the xorg.conf, now in the nightlies.

This chip doesn't really give any advantage over the 6xxx series chips for LMCE 704/710, but AFAIK is no worse.

Users / Re: Update version 5
« on: April 10, 2008, 10:25:25 pm »
I'm very sorry about this. It went out without going through the proper channels, it's been disabled for others while I wait for a response from the developer who pushed this out.

As to what it is supposed to do: "Fixed pluto web admin's backup and restore issues with asterisk settings and floorplans."

-- Daniel

Developers / Re: Who's bringing What to LinuxTAG
« on: April 10, 2008, 06:58:04 pm »
I can also bring an LMCE capable laptop. I'll need it on the last day of the conference, but the rest of the days it can run as an MD.

EDIT:  Added, thanks Daniel!

Developers / Re: GUI Improvements
« on: April 10, 2008, 05:52:51 am »
1.  I most likely won't be able to do anything about this, but channel changing on my PVR-250 with cable connected directly to the card seems extremely slow compared to my tivo.  Also, picture quality is horrible, is this an issue or is something in my setup likely the culprit?
Ok the bad news is you can't make the channel changing any faster in MythTV, the good news on that one is that the Orbiter can in some cases switch your TV to another input and do direct channel flipping, but you lose the ability to Pause/FF/REW live tv in that case. The good news is that the picture quality is completely configurable. In MythTV go to the PVR-250 recording profile under and change the capture resolution to 640x480 or 720x480 and increase the capture bit rates. There are four profile LiveTV/Low Quality/Normal/High Quality. And you can specify that certain recording rules are treated differently. You might want to record the nightly news at low quality, SG-1 at normal quality, and your favorite movie at High Quality. You can create profiles of your own choosing, but LiveTV and Normal are the defaults for LiveTV and Normal recordings, resp.

2.  The UI needs quite a bit of polishing, text is too long for most fields, inconsistencies throughout setup and configuration, bad graphics, sloppy feeling navigation within the main UI if not using a gyration remote, etc.  The 704 video made it all appear very impressive, but the text issues are apparent there as well.  I've searched for information on skinning, but didn't come up with much useful information, just some stuff that really doesn't make sense.  This is the area I feel I can contribute to, but the documentation is difficult to understand and find.

Yes, Thom Cherryhomes led a developer seminar to start addressing this a couple weeks ago, the HA Designer workshop. I expect he will be posting excerpts from that any moment now, and he's also been busy in the last few days porting the HA Designer from MS Windows to Linux to make it easier for us to all to use.

Developers / Re: Channel Icons...anyone got some?
« on: April 07, 2008, 05:18:37 am »
I just checked in a much updated master_iconmap.xml file.

I need to do a little tweaking of the script that loads the iconmap, but with this new iconmap we should be able to download most of the icons we had in 704 + it updates the iconmap with the new ION, CW and MY networks; these new TV networks replaced the PAX, and WB networks.

The wikipedia was very helpful in making the modifications and finding the missing icons so I owe a debt of gratitude to all the folks that keep that resource current.

Developers / Re: Channel Icons...anyone got some?
« on: April 05, 2008, 10:41:22 pm »
From looking at master_iconmap.xml in MythTV:
  7% lyngsat
 32% zap2it [defunct]
 61% pbs

The PBS ones are individual icons for the various affiliates. So excluding them, about 18% are lyngsat and the 82% zap2it. Now some many of those zap2it icons do have lyngsat equivalents, but I am hoping for a quick solution here short of manually finding equivalent icons at lyngsat.

Developers / Channel Icons...anyone got some?
« on: April 05, 2008, 01:18:09 am »
zap2it labs is no longer providing channel icons..

MythTV is still trying to download them and the lyngsat channel icons, but is this is only a subset of the icons.

Someone proposed to me that we could preload a bunch of icons if we knew someone with a 704 system with a large set of icons, like someone that gets a large selection of DishNet or DirectTV channels.

Is there anyone here with such a system?

BTW For 804, the MythTV folks are working on a new channel icon service, but it's not completely there yet..

Developers / Re: My device driver doesn't survive DCERouter reload
« on: April 04, 2008, 09:16:43 pm »
bulek we can't really help you debug without your patch with the new device + documentation of the DB changes so we can reproduce the problem.

Developers / Re: Are Java geeks welcome here?
« on: April 01, 2008, 06:01:29 pm »
Just FYI, with Pluto's permission I've attached GPL headers to all the Java files in the TiVo_Orbiter.

Installation issues / Re: 0710 beta4 - mythtv
« on: March 27, 2008, 09:20:21 pm »
In the Orbiter, go to "Advanced"->"Setup Wizard"

Click "PVR Software" under the "House" setup wizard, then follow the prompts.

Users / Re: MythTV's Internal Guide
« on: March 27, 2008, 07:17:22 pm »
There are three ways MythTV can control your cable box:
  IR: Use something like the USB-UIRT/gc100
  Serial: Create a template in web admin for your box if it doesn't already exist
  Firewire: MythTV supports this, but not LinuxMCE (so only MythTV "LiveTV" will work).

IR will always work, serial and firewire only work if the box supports it.

Developers / Re: Will MythTV 0.21 be in the next Beta release?
« on: March 27, 2008, 06:16:14 pm »
Nope, MythTV 0.21 needs a little more time before it's ready for us. It will be in LMCE 804...

Developers / Re: 710 Release TODO
« on: March 21, 2008, 05:53:20 pm »
Looks like there will be an RC1 (release candidate) release next week by the way

We were just talking about it on IRC this morning. :)

We have the 100% Xorg CPU usage under control now (using the config+driver combination tkmedia and hari tested), and ZWave is working about as well as we can expect until we do some major ZWave work. Unfortunately, the VIA issues don't look they are solvable by us, we need better drivers either from OpenChrome or VIA themselves, but this shouldn't hold up the release now that it has been investigated. Razvan is looking at the disked MD problem today, this looks like it is mostly an installation issue (I accidentally made a disked MD last week when making a former core a netbooted MD.)

Some more testing needs to be done before a release candidate is cut, but the issues that remain are not really blockers.

Hopefully we can begin working on 0804 soon...

Developers / Re: This Community will Fail and LMCE will be forgotten.
« on: March 21, 2008, 04:48:30 pm »
DanielK, thanks for the response and you make some interesting points and i do fully appreciate that this is a young project.  The idea of the MythGallery plugin sounds like a good route to go and I would be happy to look at this.  I have absolutely no real idea how the inards of myth or lmce works but i will give it a go.  At the moment i am flat out with a deadline at work but i could start over the weekend.  If you can send me some info re setting it up to be installed by default that would be appreciated.

Andy, after reading Thom's suggestion I think that is actually a better route. I'll fix the picture size issue in the screen saver and that code will be usable in the new media plugin Thom is working on. Basically, the limit right now is just because the screen saver uses a small texture by default to work on more hardware with very simple OpenGL code. But 1/ modern cards support larger textures, you just need to check that they support em before you use em, and 2/ it is not difficult to break a large picture up into several textures for less capable hardware.

Re the lmce tags, i am using these currently but when you have a lot of similar media for instance tv shows, it can be a very mundane process setting each one by one.  I dont know of a quicker way to do this....but even with the tags set trying to jump to a particular episode can still be fiddly, whereas with a directory structure you can jump straight to where you need to go.

So if I understand correctly, the tags would work for you if there were an automated way to assign them. This should actually be doable with many XMLTV grabbers and with Schedules Direct data. While this isn't on the top of my TODO list this is certainly something we should add to the feature request wiki article..

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