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Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: June 15, 2014, 03:54:31 pm »
Have we ever had a build that didnt crash on your phone?

Developers / Re: Chromecast
« on: June 08, 2014, 05:25:48 am »
Im still trying to figure this out and basically we would need to do some sort of webapp integration for per md.

Chromecast device is nothing more than a webapp (or fake one sending http calls as needed) to both receive and send the chromecast commands. where I got stuck was how I would go about faking a web app. Well that and any extra dev cycles not named qorbiter say phillips hue...

Developers / Re: Need help!
« on: June 08, 2014, 05:23:02 am »
man i really dropped the ball on this, but its an open issue.

after mo' learnin' i think there should be a different set of scenarios created for different device templates ie workstation/mobile device/onscreen.

It should also clean up the scenarios and re add them if the device moves (workstation gets setup primarily in another room)

Users / Re: Many minor issues
« on: June 08, 2014, 05:19:12 am »

I'm operating a LMCE-Core and two diskless in MD in my house (10.04). It is in use since a few months. In this period of time I figured out some minor issues which are more or less annoying. But I didn't manage to fix them. I would like to discuss them and maybe get some hinds how to work around or fix.

To avoid misunderstandings: I like LinuxMCE und I want to use it. I am going to expand my home automation with even more z-wave devices. (ATM I only use a USB-Dongle and a wall plug with a lamp for testing reasons).

1. Tearing in VDR
In my living room there is a 50" Plasma TV. The MD is working with an NVIDIA 8400GS 256MB graphics card connected via HDMI. When watching TV (SD or HD does not matter) there are horizontal lines (tearing?). I have already read many of those related topics throughout the internet. The PowerMizer-Settings do always reset after restarting the MD. But the tearing is always there, even if I switched the PowerMizer-Settings to the right setting. Doing this tearing gets better, but does not disappear. I also tried other possible fixes (composite on/off and so on) but none of them are fixing this problem. On the other MD I do not have tearing with an intel inboard graphics.

2. UI2 very buggy/incomplete
I use the UI2 in my living room. I already tried several skins. But all of them are buggy. E.g. the description of the "Playlist" item is missing, the descriptions of the items under "Advanced" are confusing.

3. Handling of LMCE via Orbiters
I tried iphone4, iphone5, iphone5s, Android-Tablet and weborbiter to find out which is the best. I am disappointed. I didn't get them to work flawlessly. The least annoying one is the Dianemo App. But when you try to handle TV-watching with zapping, Volume up an down und scrolling through EPG it is very frustrating because of the slow response. It even gets stuck sometimes when you press a wrong button which is not functional. A lot of the nice features LinuxMCE has are not usable with my actual setup. To be honest: in 2014 I am not going to buy me an old school Symbian phone to control LMCE. My Nokia E51 does not work at all (wrong firmware/model), by the way. My first idea was to buy one or two android apps und stick them to the wall to have a nice control station but with no really working and nice looking apps I will wait for improved app or better/other solutions.

4. Remote controls
Formerly I used MediaPortal and then switched to LinuxMCE. In the old system I used X10 remote controls to control the clients. It worked fine! But under LMCE I did not get them to work. It cost me a couple of hours with no success. The only thing that worked reliably is a Microsoft wireless keyboard. But that is not what i want. Here in Germany the USB-UIRT is hard to get so that I never tried IR-remotes.

5. Music/Video database view / LMCE as music solution
I have an MP3-Database with about 16000 Songs. Flipping through the database on the UI2 is very annoying because it is very slow and not free of bugs. The way for me to work around is to work with playlists. So for music reasons I won't use LMCE. I bought an Airport Express an attached it to the amp. Works flawlessly, but is no LMCE-solution. Squeezeboxes are mentioned in the wiki. Logitech does not offer them anymore. I could buy Sonos-Products, but is no LinuxMCE-solution,too. What is the alternative for that, when I do not want an additional amp with all those cables around?

I really like LMCE, but in conclusion I must say: LMCE has a large potential, but atm it is not "nice" with too many little quirks und problems.

Comments please!  ;)



I just wanted to even though you had a negative experience with your initial install, thanks for being clear in your problems and criticisms. As a developer, it does hurt to read these things, but at the same time honest feed back is the best kind. Lastly, know that we are working furiously to bring OS X / iOS into our orbit (keeping with the pluto theme...bad joke) so you have more options for controls.

Thanks again

Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: June 07, 2014, 09:47:15 pm »

Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: June 07, 2014, 06:01:13 pm »
Re-organizing today, should have a more sane way to dl up by tonight (pacific time)

Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: May 24, 2014, 05:33:32 am »
Indeed it is. I have been buried under supporting things @ work plus moving the family to new digs.

Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: April 16, 2014, 05:26:47 am »
alright, I forgot...I'm using Mythtv ;D

* golgoj4 wonders how much you hate him right now.

Sorry for being mia. work has been...intense.

Really want to figure out this black screen issue.

Users / Re: Qorbiter Help
« on: February 18, 2014, 02:03:20 am »
Hi Folks

the is not downloading the skins or files for the qt orbiter. it is however creating the folders


but inside these directories are empty  and when running the app its missing the splash file

I followed the instructions from the new update wiki page

but as stated above, no files are downloading .

Please advise .

looking into this.

also, a request. If the original problem has been solved, could we move this over to the testing thread? I can only track so many :)

thank you for your continued patience and belief in linuxmce

Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: February 18, 2014, 02:00:22 am »
this issue will be the death of me. Im wondering if its not the throttling, but something else at this point.

So to be clear
QOrbiter crashes on your device when:
*You click video
and then it
*Goes to a certain amount of media and then crashes?
*Crashes immediately?

sorry for being mia. i have been doing a crash course in opengl to improve graphics efficiency.

Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: February 10, 2014, 11:16:32 pm »
Looks like I'll be upgrading then. 2.2 is the highest official version supported. Is there anything that I should look out for when doing a custom build? It looks like CyanogenMod is a popular choice.

Honestly, I normally say get a new device. This is just because my experience with custom mods has been somewhat nightmare-ish.

Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: February 10, 2014, 01:54:38 am »
Yes, It says "Parse error" and then "There is a problem parsing the package". It's the original Samsung T959 running un-rooted Android 2.2. It's an old phone. Would be nice to use, but not necessary.

Would using a custom ROM with a newer Android OS be a good or bad idea?

Well, 2.2 is going to be a problem. Minimum support for QOrbiter is 2.3. There is a non opengl build for older devices, but its not been tested.


Users / Re: VPN (Need a place for my notes)
« on: February 09, 2014, 04:43:39 pm »
Basically guys, what is it going to take, to have VPN work out of the box for the most common platforms? I typically don't have to go into advanced in each of the VPN clients and set things like this.


See thread title. Notes. not 'magic vpn auto config' I asked him to do this in a roundabout way so lets not take to lecturing over something nobody else has taken to doing.

Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: February 09, 2014, 04:41:30 pm »
I wanted to install QOrbiter on my wife's old Samsung Galaxy S(1). I get a Parse error when trying to install. Is this due to the phone or some other issue?


Parse error?

Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: February 06, 2014, 11:41:29 pm »
#116 still crashes. it crashes around 900/~1700

This isnt a modded or rooted device?

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