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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 »

Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: December 15, 2014, 05:07:24 pm »
We are moving to Qt5 guys. for a number of reasons.
*Narrow the amount of skins targets. Supporting 2 versions of Qt adds 2x the UI work
*Lots of technical enhancements that Qt5 brings.
*Sanity for developers

Some reasoning:

Some Raw Numbers on how much work there is to develop 1 skin.

All is not doom and gloom. Qt4 Android Qorbiter will continue on for a bit to allow people to transition or get devices to replace the old ones. This will likely need to be posted as a sticky, but for those tuned in:

*Android Support for Qt5 is going to be android 4.0 forward.
*Any device you expect to run qorbiter on should support hardware acceleration.
 *A larger discussion needs to be had about if a masking UI will even be developed given the new UI framework
*iOS support will be from 5.0 onwards.
*Linux desktop targets should be using 14.04 or later.
*Osx, Windows minimum requirements TDB, but don't assume you can bring an old os to the party.

This past weekend was spent porting the existing Android Qorbiter skin to Qt5 (video below), as well as building up more iOS infrastructure (plugins, rotation, working on settings for iOS system integration). Hopefully we will see a limited beta soon.

Phenigma has been hard at work integrating qOrbiter into the linuxMCE build system and larger system so that its less of a rogue agent. This has been painful at parts, but quite necessary as we are trying to do this as correctly as possible. The end result is that soon we will have it available for download right for the webadmin page. In addition, the onscreen qorbiter is the next challenge to meet the requirements of an MD.

Now is the time to get involved at the QML level people :)

Have some non rotating video


Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: December 07, 2014, 05:57:46 am »
just gonna leave this here.

file under coming very soooon.

Developers / Re: Myth MD/Orbiter
« on: December 06, 2014, 03:46:13 am »
Thank you so much for sharing your feelings.

There is certainly a lot of rudeness floating around. It might even be useful to put something that measures the rudeness and helpfulness of users clearly visible on the forum. Maybe the attitude is the consequence of LinuxMCE being such a beast and having not developers to get it quickly enough to were we all envision it. The people who do put their time and effort in have such a dedication that whatever time others spend is always a fraction of theirs. Even though I totally agree that being nice will get us much further, please try to see it from their side also. (Thinking of how many good devs we might have lost because of rudeness makes me wanna cry....). We can only hope one day the rude also see that its much better to have as many aboard as possible even if they think a bit differently or spend less time. Everybody has their own path and we can use any contribution however big or small.

I hope you can reconsider and think of all the love that must be here to actually get something big as LinuxMCE into being... not everybody around is rude and even the rude must have some good sides ;-)

True, but if you think it get ugly here, it's much worse in the IRC channel. And let's not discuss the media browser discussion where people feel it's ok to make unilateral decisions. But Linuxmce is flexible enough for me to cut through the bullshit, use what I want to use and do what I want to do. So, really, who cares what some loud asshat is on about. Unless it's posde, it would be hard to get me to break stride. I guess not everyone is built that way, but they are only Internet people. What are they going to do, type in all caps? Linuxmce is the coolest thing since sliced bread and I'll be damned if any chuckleheads get me to leave because I got my feelings hurt.

That being said, I have made an effort to be more welcoming as it takes all kinds to make this project.


Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: December 03, 2014, 07:02:55 pm »
I think there is a but with navigating filestructre.  If you click on back, it doesn't work correctly and seems to crash.

fixed in svn

Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: December 03, 2014, 06:45:54 pm »
I think there is a but with navigating filestructre.  If you click on back, it doesn't work correctly and seems to crash.

Right. Thanks for reminding that there is something ELSE about the current datagrid that is just wrong wrong wrong. Thats a hardcoded cell from Linuxmce, not qOrbiter. I will make the needed changes to hide it, in the mean time, please use the back button located in the top right.

Ill fix this and the actual android back button tonight. When in the media files grid screen, it should act as a back button.

Thanks for testing!


Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: November 30, 2014, 03:39:29 am »
Exciting stuff coming soon. namely, easier to update synchronized delivery of UI updates and binaries from the core itself.

Thanks phenigma!

Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: November 28, 2014, 04:46:00 am »

Happy Turkey Day to Everyone
Big thanks to Sambuca for fixes and code discussions, Phenigma for all his hard work in bringing up the onscreen qorbiters, and everyone for lots of argument and discussion that ended in better ways of putting this together.

New Binary on deb for download

Major fixes / additions

-Tablet / Default
*Added navigation buttons instead of text based buttons
*Re worked tablet default skin fit onto smaller form factor devices. (800 x 480 tablet used to test). Now should scale much better, though i am still looking for places it could be tweaked.
*Updated the sizing of the media grid delegates to be more readable
*Fixed problems with attribute filter placement. Now more consistent
*Changed file details screen, more improvements coming, started using generic state based QML element.
*Added PS3 control screen with almost all the buttons. Layout will essentially switch between game mode (no, dont expect to play a game) with the controller buttons, and remote mode, which is more akin to the layout of the remote control it comes with
*Added Volume / Lighting widget to playback screens
*Added new screen transitions
*Add drag-gable time seek bar to media playback screens.
*QMediaplayer timecode.

-Validated transparent windows on qt4 and qt5 builds were still functioning
-Made STB the default skin for OnScreen qOrbiter device templates.
-Fix (Hopefully) the startchildren issue for onscreen qorbiters
-x86 Qmediaplayer changes for 14.04, fix pause, mute , volume issue

All builds
Enums for
*Navigation Diamond with arrows
*Control Diamond with playback controls

Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: November 27, 2014, 03:19:16 am »
Found and fixed. you will need to get the latest build. Sorry about that.

Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: November 26, 2014, 05:27:19 pm »
I noticed, that he screen for video playback has this something that I did, or did you pull it?

Huh? Is this the scenarios screen or the actual video playback screen?

Users / Re: Automatic adding Internet Radio streams to LinuxMCE
« on: November 19, 2014, 08:30:06 pm »
Quick reload? There are several stations on mine that won't play due to oddball formats from the station.

I have that issue as well. Some are good. some are not.

*Bonus points: access the media player that md's use to vet the url, discard if its no good.
Tricky, but thats why its listed under bonus. :)

Users / Re: Automatic adding Internet Radio streams to LinuxMCE
« on: November 15, 2014, 02:45:56 pm »
Soon i will have the time to finish this. in a couple months.

Would you mind if we took what we there and added a simple interface in the web admin?


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