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Users / Re: Disappointment
« on: February 11, 2008, 08:11:48 am »
It does not mater what you think or say, fact is lmce is to much hardware
specific and 90% of people will have same problems that i have.

I suppose its a new form of Darwinism. Those that can read instructions, and those that cant. How many of these complaint threads are we going to have?!?

Seriously, look into what you are looking for before you just make uninformed decisions. it goes a long way towards being satisfied with your choice.

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Odd. It seems like you have it setup properly in the device connections page...and the IR codes work when tested. I would say try a different IR code.

My setup has my desktop, and ps2 connected as well as my core hybrid. Even though I was capturing the proper codes as tested in the AV page,  for some reason it wasnt translating to my tv. The USB_UIRT would fire an IR command, and I could tell my TV was receiving it because it has an ir activity light but it would do squat. I eventually had to do a workaround where I copied the channel down IR command into the input select to get it to cycle that way. It works but my situation is somewhat different than yours.

Are there any alternate commands which can get the input on the tv to change?
Also for the xbox, is there and other command than might get it to come on?

I think i've pretty much hosed my existing setup as far as configuration because the usb_uirt dies when trying to capture a command and I have to reload the router. I was going to do a fresh install sometime soon i haven't gotten much further than my existing workaround.

hth

golgo

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Users / Re: Technical question about what controls auto power on/off of TV
« on: February 11, 2008, 02:17:48 am »
I believe this is related to the screen saver timeout which can be found on...(looks it it)


1. log into the webadmin
2. on the left hand side, there is a column.
3. Under 'Devices' the 5th option down is orbiters
4. Find the orbiter that is on the tv. In my case I have a core hybrid in the living room.
5. If you look down the list of options, you will see the box 'Seconds before power off'
6. I changed my to 0 as I watch a lot of Adult Swim online and didnt like the tv going off in the middle of the boondocks. Change it to suit your needs.
7. Reload and you should be good to go.

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Users / Re: Linux destroyer
« on: February 11, 2008, 02:10:40 am »
well that's a disappointment...based on the topic I was hoping that this would be about a cool new open-source warship...  :D

rofl  ;D

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Users / Re: Linux destroyer
« on: February 11, 2008, 02:09:33 am »
I disagree, there is no read me file on the DVD and yes, on the overloaded homepage I did find an install instruction link, but who is going to read it, if it should be so easy? Sorry mate, but every intelligent developer asks before it deletes the entire harddrive with all partitions on it. And if this 3 seconds check is too much for the developer, what about just say after listening all harddrives = Warning, your choice will wipe your HD, partitions, data everything without asking again?

Sorry but this is highly unprofessional...

i know my response is a bit childish but...

maybe you should move back to vhs, pens, papers and filing cabinets. Obviously things like computers are beyond your comprehension. Why this thread isnt trashed (meaning deleted) by a mod is beyond me.

seriously. this is obviously a result of your lack of paying any attention. your comment 'on the overloaded homepage I did find an install instruction link, but who is going to read it, if it should be so easy?' says everything any reasonable person who need to hear to figure out you are a bit thick headed.

In the future, read the manual.

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Users / Re: Cannot use absolute scrolling with Gyration mouse
« on: February 09, 2008, 03:17:12 am »
I was messing around with several different versions of nVidia drivers using different settings. Basically what was happening was direct rendering wasn't fully working so the GL menu that popped up blinked constantly.

thats exactly my problem. and about the best description of how to go about fixing it...what were the final drivers you wound up using?

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Users / Re: Cannot use absolute scrolling with Gyration mouse
« on: February 08, 2008, 08:09:22 am »
That's very odd... I actually got it working out of the box when running 0704. I do remember having a problem with it once, but it was related to the video drivers...

which video drivers are you using?

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Users / Re: audio will not be found even though its on the hd?
« on: February 01, 2008, 11:50:41 pm »
hi

thanks for the reply.. yea moved them to this system. is there no way to just view the actually files as you would if you were just using the comp like normal

I normally can find things using the sort by file option if nothing shows up under performer.

Assuming they are somewhat organized, that should be a decent workaround.

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Users / Re: Added control for TV, but it does strange things!
« on: January 30, 2008, 11:11:46 pm »
Hmmm... as I mentioned, the TV supports (and LMCE is configured for) discrete/absolute power, not toggle. There seem to be a number of events when it will switch off the TV. When you hit TV, or when you stop it, and even it seems when you go to KDE desktop...

i have this behavior sometimes too. Sadly, sometimes you need to change things in the connection wizard to get it to understand your setup. It took me a long while to get it working (mostly) and i posted a similar thread to this one about it.

I would say, double check the Media Director page and make sure it knows that the tv device is the display output.

My system shuts down the tv, then turns it back on and switches back to the lmce input whenever i turn a device off, i.e. dvd player or ps2.

for some reason it doesn't do that with my reciever when listening to the radio and im still trying to figure that one out.

I realize my advice is general but i really did have to play with it to get things working properly.

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Users / Re: Performers Pics
« on: January 30, 2008, 11:04:55 pm »
Thnx for the reply, but I think was not able to get the point...
I already added pics of performers, I'm just wondering, why they're only shown if I use the search function, and not in the media library in the UI if I choose to sort by performer...

augalex

sorry i misunderstood you then. how are you adding the pictures? via the media browser? and what UI are you using?

I have noticed that sometimes multiple covers can lead to only the 1st one being shown.

Example,

Hunt for Red October - Has its own pic associated to the file, which grandfathers in all the things related to it in the DB.
James Earl Jones, Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin - All show the coverart for Hunt for Red October UNLESS I

-log into the webadmin, and go to the 'media browser' and find say James Earl Jones.
-delete the associated pictures (there may be more than one as in my case he plays darth vader in another flick you may have heard of)
-Add the one I want (i.e. a headshot)

Now, when i browse by performer, I see james earl jones headshot instead of the cover for Red October. Its still in there dont worry though. The image is still associated with the movie title.

*note* it seems that by deleting the box art from  performer picture will remove it for all performers associated with that particular file.

OR (just did this while i was typing the post)

If the performer associated with the program you are watching, you have the option in UI2 to take a screenshot and you can set it to the selected performer.

Just tried this with Ghost in the shell and it worked. Didn't have to futz around in the backend to add it.

hope i answered this time  :D


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Users / Re: Wake up with Text To Speech?
« on: January 29, 2008, 11:55:25 pm »
these were my settings. I just tested it on bot the living room and bedroom MD


hth


note the number I used were the device numbers for the media directors. I believe BuleK used the device numbers for the xine player and an attached squeezebox.

double check the command your sending, maybe even go to the 'device tree' and use the 'send command to device' function to iron out the proper way send commands to a specific device.

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Users / Re: Wake up with Text To Speech?
« on: January 29, 2008, 11:35:39 pm »
Hi,

it works for me under 704. I've defined lighting scenario (with advanced wizard).

Details here :
http://www.screencast.com/users/tinia/folders/Jing/media/c8b3bef2-27d8-4cb7-bec6-cb38db20210c

The funny thing is that it doesn't work if I click on Test button on web admin, but does work if I click scenario button on Orbiter. I can hear "This is a test" sentence.... Numbers are device ID's of my Xine and Squeezebox players...

HTH,

regards,

Bulek.


a lot of things dont work if you click test. And in the advanced events, it deletes the command you are trying to test!

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Users / Re: Wake up with Text To Speech?
« on: January 29, 2008, 11:09:58 pm »
Hi!

I am trying to make a timed event that will say "Wake up" etc.. at a specific time. But how do i get it to speech?
I am making a new time event, and setting it to 07:30 every day, and i add a Text To Speech device, with     
#103 List PK Device (string) as 22, since that is my Xine Player device, and i am writing in what it is going to say. But it still doesn't work. What am i doing wrong?

Thanks!

i'll take a look and see what I can see...

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Users / Re: Media Browser in Admin site .... works?
« on: January 29, 2008, 11:03:39 pm »
hmmm... understood, thanks for the extra info.

BTW - straight codec streams certainly would not have anywhere to put the metadata, but not much media would be so "raw". Generally, they are encapsulated in a container file type - eg AVI is only a container, and says nothing about the actual codecs used to encode the stream(s). AVI is ancient and according to the Wikipedia article on containers does not have the feature of meta data. However almost all newer types do (.mov, .asf, .mkv, etc) and many of these have very open and generic metadata, so you can add just about anything. But because it took a while to get there, it seems that few applications implement this stuff suffering from the same (but worse) uptake issue that mp3 id3v1/v2 etc had....

still though, thanks for that at least! I spent a while looking around google trying to educate myself on the subject a little more and wasn't even able to glean that. Most of what I read said 'there is no way to add metadata to the file' - paraphrased of course. So the question is, would my little side project be a waste of time? Should we just look into adding it to these files ourselves? Maybe including in the script to do both...heh. ideas, ideas

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Users / Re: Performers Pics
« on: January 29, 2008, 11:00:25 pm »
Currently, Amazon.com is used to pull down data, which means that it winds up with covers, not specific actors. The only way to do this to my knowledge (meaning someone with more lmce experience jump in here) would be to rewrite the mechanism that gets the data and direct it towards imdb.com

This isnt technically daunting, but I was going through the imdb licensing information and it doesnt appear that we can use it for this unless we specifically work it out with imdb. itself.

Workaround, you find and download their headshots and add them. I've seen people who write their own scripts to retrieve this data outside of imdb.com have issues. google if you would like to know more about that.

hth

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