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Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: May 13, 2015, 05:47:53 pm »
looking into this issue.

Try this nightly for your trouble. (its been tested on a bunch of things about 5 min before this post)
!! Uninstall previous qorbiter before installing this or you will get an error when trying to install !!
!!This includes the Linuxmce directory on your SD card!!

thanks for your patience.

Users / Re: question about internet radio
« on: May 01, 2015, 06:25:21 am »
Thanks for the continued work on this.

Feature requests & roadmap / Re: Integration of streaming sites?
« on: April 30, 2015, 04:34:16 pm »
Short Answer: NO

Not to be a jerk, but these companies have no interesting in making their viewers available for linux. The best route (for me) was to just create a netflix / amazon scenario and control it like i do PS3 or other external media. Via the orbiter.

Hope this helps


Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: April 30, 2015, 04:28:59 pm »
Im very sorry for being so MIA as of late. Work, Life, etc has left me with little time to keep folks up to date on the happenings of development.

*Last month has been spent converting from networks skins (problematic on multiple levels) to an new way of doing things. Basically, users wont half to be part techie to update their skins. Skins will be in the application from now on.

That means that if you have recently grabbed Qorbiter for android, you should already have them on your device. I am working on the remote screens now before I make it the default.

There is a setting which will allow you to choose if you want the internal vs external. This video shows how to change back and forth.

Maverick: mythtv screen isnt in there yet, but the live tv screen is. That means that when i get back from my biz trip, I can enable the mythtv screen as its basically the same as the livetv.

Thanks again to you intrepid users who are so patient. It really is helpful even if it seems like nobody is listening to your issues / responding.

And now for this
*note the ios version is using the internal skins.


Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: February 23, 2015, 06:08:49 pm »
I see that ministro is no longer required? In the other hand there is some scaling issue with the buttons, I guess. I tried watching a DVD, but could not use the menu with arbiter.

This has been a hot topic of debate recently in #devel and fixes are coming soon.


Users / Re: cd-ripping
« on: January 19, 2015, 06:16:05 am »
sounds like a bug to be honest.

Users / Re: noob questions on UI 'skins'/changes/upgrades
« on: January 19, 2015, 06:08:33 am »
I'm a total newbie to linuxMCE - other than seeing and getting interested in the original Pluto projects awhile ago and wanting to build a system ever since, but I haven't installed or implemented anything or put together hardware yet.  (I hope that's coming to start finally soon but outside of collecting some X10 modules and such i'm nowhere yet)

Could someone with a little more understanding of the nuts and bolts maybe explain to me how flexible and changeable the UI is?  I don't like the look.  This is more than a griping feature request, my girlfriend is actually a graphic design major and even if I cannot code anytime soon i'd be happy to try and contribute trying to give a visual overhaul even if it's eventually paying her to commission things if she's just too busy or disinterested herself to donate time.  :)

Like I said though I don't really like the look, but since every demo i've seen so far of MCE has the same look i'm assuming maybe it's not that easy to change?  I just think in a modern age of iPads and having seen fancy animated icons on many phones, i'm looking to do up something like that.

What can be done with the interface currently, is it easy to 'skin' by just editing icons and such?  Is it designed to be mostly hardcoded text and design, open ended 2d images/icons of anything, fully animated transitions between menus/icons, or could it even have 3d effects done?  If a person wanted to seriously bring the UI into the 21st century with retina displays and animated 3d interfaces would that be a monumental undertaking or are there 'code hooks' in place that you wouldn't have to reinvent the wheel, but just add the fancy new graphics (even through shockwave flash or maybe a 3d game engine) to talk to whats there?

Also how hard is it to change the basic functions?  Like lets say I wanted to alter the Security Lighting Climate Telephony type selections to interface with some fairly custom software or even other applications, could they trigger outside applications?  Pass messages to/from those applications perhaps even on a separate computer?  Change internal logic or normal macros (similar to how it normally turns on the lights and then captures an image of an intruder and connects the telephony to talk to them - maybe I have infrared lighting and want them captured on camera but not tipped off)  Or say for instance I wanted to experiment with home robotics and motorizing lots of things, whether it's press a button to physically make a TV drop out of the ceiling, or press another to change the position of speakers or special lights along a track, or even have a motorized cabinet door or lazy suzan in the kitchen - just having those things be a part of the linuxMCE control panel strategy on every Orbiter/screen so that macros could control those custom functions in concert with the normal controls that do things like close the drapes, alter the room lighting, turn on a certain TV and receiver, etc etc.

Again i'm not asking anyone to do that custom code for me, just trying to understand how hard it is to interface to the user interface - was it designed with that kind of function expansion in mind, or easy scripting and configuration in mind?  Do I learn python, or Objective C, or is there a custom internal language that configures everything or what?

Its been made light years easier to do this on a various platforms

Old UI is build on WX widgets.
*It had built the text into prerendered objects before the ui could run (orbitergen)
*Animation was problematic
*A billion other issues I dont care to mention

Now we have new UI.
*Run on Android, x86*, iOS, even pi*
*No media director variant yet (its in the pipe...waiting on me)
*Dynamic UI. You can develop without ever closing the application
*Missing tons of functionality / coherent UI design
*Built on Qt / QML
*Actually has proper separation of UI and business logic.
*Needs many more people working on UI design / Functionality
*Beta ios app, released android app, packages for x86, no windows builds yet because im a busy person (we need more people)

Re the other questions:
*Can i talk to outside apps
  -yes, there are many way of communicating from between applications and devices on the same computer network. not just computers.
ex: Phillips hue controller is
*c++ code running on the dcerouter that
*talks to and controls the phillps hue bridge via http/json to
*control the lights.

The general design pattern is linuxmce <--interface software--> device
If you go down this road, specifics can be provided. But if it has an interface to the outside world, it can be controlled.

And the UI can always take custom scenarios for things, so adding a button on all the UI's for 'Dance Party' isnt that big of a deal. Would be nice if  web designer would come along and add a feature to the scenarios' page that let me assign the same scenario to more than one EA at a time...but i digress...

We could use some consistent design input.

Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: January 06, 2015, 04:58:05 pm »
Hmm, weird enough. I've tried several times, but it wouldn't connect and not create a config file. So I downloaded the lmce orbiter (dev build) from the webadmin page. Tried that one....and suddenly qorbiter started to cooperate again. I'm a bit stumped.
one other question. I saw when updating skins that there seemed to be skins for tvcontrol, but trying tv (I'm using mythtv ) but says the screen doesn't exist. I just want to make sure, that it's not an error on my machine, but that feature isn't available yet, correct?

I was working on livetv (cable/ sat box), forgot to update myth. Will get to the expeditiously.


Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: January 06, 2015, 03:25:47 am »
It seems I'm having trouble getting qorbiter to run. Could it be that qorbiter has issues with encrypted cellphones? It still creates the linuxmce folder, but no files...
I'm running kit Kat, by the way

Encryption shouldnt matter, i will look into it further? (Hoping) Qt5 android version?

Users / Re: Video Standards.
« on: December 23, 2014, 02:38:49 am »
All good points.

I think something else that needs to be discussed and maybe got lost in the qorbiter part of the discussion is:

*What are the optimal formats
 *Flac, Ogg, Mp3, AAC, WAV, MKV, MP4, AVI, WMV?

*What are the optimal ways of achieving a well archived media library and what can we improve?
 *Media Tagging Tools - Linuxmce and otherwise
 *Ripping methods - LinuxMCE  and otherse

Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: December 22, 2014, 06:05:24 am »
I'm in for ASUS TF201.

It's running Cyanogenmod ROM, so I'll understand if you don't want to include it, but I can also test on my HTC One M7. It seems to work fine with Qorbiter so far.

I'd say go for it. My android experience has expanded so that makes supporting roms a possibility (not full guarantee!) but it cant hurt to try.


Users / Video Standards.
« on: December 21, 2014, 04:01:37 pm »
So, maybe this is a personal problem, maybe its more than just me.

Being able to play Audio/Video consistently across multiple platforms is...tricky at best. Moreso video than audio, but both can be challenging. But, its still something i would like to have. yet, one thing ive come across is something that is still present in 2014. The codec problem. Some devices support this, some support that, some like one container over others when the stream contains the same content. I could go on. What I have learned is that, MKV is king. It has such great support for many of the features we like, such as multiple video streams, wider choice of audio streams, subtitle support, etc. However, MP4 (m4v) seems to be the widely accepted standard for non htpc solutions like phones and tablets across the big players in those markets.

I have pretty much doubled down on mkv, which, to my dismay i have learned is a non starter with an ipad and a hit and miss situation on my Nexus 7. Sooooo. What to do? Well a lot of time has been spent so far, with actual practical results coming out of it. We now have an html5 capable audio/video streamer (sorry no dvd or live tv folks, though possible). But the main question is this.  Am I the only person who cares about this? If so, i should likely direct my efforts elsewhere in the qOrbiter eco-system as now, audio seems to work pretty well.


Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: December 21, 2014, 03:52:09 pm »
Yeah i was looking into and it seems i can use up to 100 devices before needing to submit to the app store.
Right now i need to make sure that this alpha version runs on other things besides my ipad (all i have to test) and then there will likely be a lull while i solve some issues like:
*Consistent deployment setup
*Network / Audio cutting off when it goes to the background
*Saving Retrieving Configuration file.

So far, working on the platform is
*Starting (obviously)
*Loading screens
*Running screensaver
*Playing video* with issues...
*Playing audio with out issues

So its pretty much on par with the Android Qt5 version


Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: December 21, 2014, 03:48:14 am »
Please Response Here if you would like to sign up for beta testing. Getting around the bend for an test release.


Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: December 18, 2014, 08:12:26 am »

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