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Users / Re: 0710 beta 2 available
« on: January 07, 2008, 07:09:40 pm »
Problems with sony disc changer with 0710

I can not ID or play disc on my disc changer after installing the 0710 beta

Anyone else seeing this.

I haven't installed the beta yet, but this makes me glad I haven't...

My wife and kids (not to mention the kids that come to my house for the daycare) would have a fit if they couldn't access the movies.

The (overdue) first public beta of something as complex as LMCE is not for the wife and kids (unless they're beta testers, too). But it's worth installing on something expendable so you can offer feedback to speed the delivery of the release for them, so the old annyoing bugs are gone faster.

True enough. However, I was getting some intense pressure over the jerkiness and tearing issues in mythTV from the wife. Enough pressure in fact that I nearly installed the beta to remedy them. Unfortunately, I don't have a good spare machine to test with yet. Working on it though.

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Users / Re: 0710 beta 2 available
« on: January 07, 2008, 04:54:36 pm »
Problems with sony disc changer with 0710

I can not ID or play disc on my disc changer after installing the 0710 beta

Anyone else seeing this.

I haven't installed the beta yet, but this makes me glad I haven't...

My wife and kids (not to mention the kids that come to my house for the daycare) would have a fit if they couldn't access the movies.

Did the display issues reported on mantis http://mantis.linuxmce.org/view.php?id=3530 relating to the sony changers get corrected at all?

Jason

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Users / Re: Is it just me?
« on: December 20, 2007, 05:54:21 pm »
Doubtful  ;)

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Developers / Re: Xine_Player: what is it really doing?
« on: December 04, 2007, 08:40:06 pm »
Is there any documentation anywhere which describes how Xine_player take the audio output setting in the admin interface and uses this to select an alsa output device?

I am desperately trying to get Xine to output 5.1 via my ADAT out on device hw:0,1 but having little luck modifying /etc/asound.conf. I am also trying to tell xine that I have a 5.1 setup and that it should decode AC3/DTS but it seems Xine_Player rewrites the config.

I found a solution and posted here http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=2921.msg15003#msg15003.

My results are with an A8N-E mobo with the CK804 chipset, however I believe at least some of the info is relevant regardless of mobo used. I can now rerun the AV Wizard and the sound works each time.

I believe the most important steps were to change the audio settings as I documented
here http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Sound_Cards#NVidia_CK804
and here http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Sound_Cards#xine.conf

LMCE overwrote my audio configurations (asound.conf) yet my spdif output still functions.

Hopefully that helps.

--Jason

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Installation issues / Re: Problems with Sound
« on: December 04, 2007, 03:27:04 pm »
I have the A8N-E motherboard which also contains an nVidia chipset. I'm not sure about the specifics of your setup or how similar they are to mine.

I documented my method at http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=2921.msg15003#msg15003

If your chipset is similar enough please test with my method to make sure that it is correct.

--Jason

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Users / Re: Fiire Engine REVIEW/SPECS!!
« on: November 21, 2007, 10:10:50 pm »
The tuner is not included in the base Fiire Engine or the Stations for that matter. It is an additional $89 for the PVR 150 add-on card.

If building your own box, the audio breakout module, as stated here http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Asus_M2NPV-VM, is available at an additional cost from http://www.excaliberpc.com/ASUS_Motherboard_Accessories_SPDIF/SPDIF_OUT_COA_OPT/partinfo-id-551265.html.

The eSATA headers are also an additional cost often overlooked by DIY box builders.

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Users / Re: Fiire Engine REVIEW/SPECS!!
« on: November 21, 2007, 07:35:17 pm »

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Developers / Re: Audio only Xine player for lmce
« on: November 13, 2007, 07:48:53 pm »
The idea has good potential for integration with NuVo (yes, I still want that  ;D) or other whole-house systems. I personally would love to see this ability built in. Of course then there is the RS232 control and metadata feeds to be concerned with on the NuVo systems...

Jason

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...Auto-changers do have there uses though... customer has 1000 CD's or DVD's... with an auto-changer you can mass rip the customers audio/video collection for them and provide that as part of a service ;-)

I honestly didn't think of that. Good thing I bought that jukebox...  ;)

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now if we can just build a base of available RS-232 TV's... I just spent the last hour on the phone with all the major AV suppliers, and there just isn't much of anything out there right now that's RS-232 or ethernet controllable.. maybe i'm missing something....but this seriously pisses me off..

-Thom


Several of the Mitsubishi and Olevia televisions that I carry are RS-232 controllable. I believe there are several Samsung and Sony models that controllable as well. I'll try and amass a list of said televisions in the next couple days.

Jason

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Rafik,
I concur.

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holy shitballs! glad I bought that last unit! it turns out they just stopped selling them on Sonystyle!

-Thom


You seem to make at least one comment daily that makes me laugh out loud.  ;D

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Hmmm... the ripping time is an issue I agree but 2TB of HD storage now costs well under 200UKP (ie less than $400 retail).... ;-)

But it needs to be redundant as I don't want to rip 2TB of discs twice. So for a good Raid5/6 with 2TB usable it is much more than $400. I'd be lucky to get a good eSata cage for $400, let alone the drives.

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I wasn't aware the XL1B3 had even been DISCONTINUED... I ordered my third unit from Sonystyle.com last week!

-Thom

(should I order another 4?)

-Thom


I ordered one from Vanns a week and half ago and wish I could have purchased five as only Amazon seems to have any left, other than eBay.

Of course there is the http://www.niveusmedia.com/products/icevault.htm or the Powerfile c200, not that there is much difference between the icevault, c200 and XL1B3, but I digress. Quite frankly, even for that price ($1,600) they are a good deal considering what they do for distributed media. I would need 1.8 TB under LMCE (non-compressed .dvd) to do the same thing that one jukebox does. No to mention the time required to rip all those DVDs. If only there was a 400 disc model...

Jason

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I operate a small custom installation business in Kansas and am also looking to offer LMCE systems to clients. I feel that this system far exceeds any other offering of complete packages on the market. Niveus is the only thing I've found to really come close (except for $$$$$$$$$) and it doesn't offer automation and security and ....

My fear is that with the addition of commercial offerings the "openness" of the project may suffer. I will do my best to give feedback and any additional information that I may come across. Hopefully the rest of the "commercial" side of this project will do the same.

If we can pair this project up with affordable whole-house audio solutions (NuVo) and integrate other helpful additions like the recipes module I suggested while utilizing legal playback of media in the US this system could well be THE system to have.

Although, admittedly, the Fiire systems are great and ready-to-go so I will probably just offer those as my own systems for install. I would still love to see the NuVo re-integration as well as a whole host of other additions.

Oh, and the re-release of the Sony XL1B3 would be nice too.  ;)

Jason

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