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Users / Re: Building new house - Setup questions
« on: June 12, 2014, 07:55:02 pm »
A quick note: If you want to utilize the LinuxMCE game player for your MAME collection, you would need to have a MD for all the locations where you want to play. And remember, the LinuxMCE game player allows multi player games in your house. I thought this might be of interest for you ;)

Installation issues / Re: Intel NUC D54250WY problem
« on: June 12, 2014, 07:40:54 pm »
If you already have an MD device in your tree, you can easily chroot into that MDs diskless dir and install whatever kernel you want.

With a little bit of hickory, I am sure one can expand DisklessCreateTBZ to add a commandline parameter to install a specific kernel into the new blueprint. But I always work of existing MDs.

Users / Re: Building new house - Setup questions
« on: June 12, 2014, 07:38:46 pm »
Well, *I* have the squeezeboxes and amps near the audio zones, because *I* do not like long media runs (audio or video), but prefer to utilize network runs only. Others prefer to have all their equipment in a central location and use media runs. To each their own.

If July is too late, I am sorry, as before that I would only be available for a weekend trip, meaning fly in on Friday and return latest on Sunday, which, IME is taxing the ability to really make a difference. My first couple of LinuxMCE installs took at least a week of working together with the target to get a feel of what s/he wants to really hammer out what is needed, and how to best achieve SWMBO happiness, THE only measure of success imho. From my experience, I would say that these days I need around 2-3 full days. 1 day to talk to everybody involved (meaning the people going to live in the install), 1 day to talk to all the local constructors, and 1 day to show the final plan to everybody.

Users / Re: Building new house - Setup questions
« on: June 12, 2014, 05:19:52 pm »
If you terminate audio in a central location, you are fairly free as to what to route to it. With regards to inline volume controls, I am sure your clow voltage contractor will love to sell you those. I would NOT utilize them, but would work with stuff that works by controlling LinuxMCE, i.e. Z-Wave buttons, Orbiters, KNX Buttons what ever. Way more flexibility, and you can control the volume for any room in the house *from any room in the house*. And you do so by controlling it at the amp which is located centrally, and not by some potentiometer

If you terminate everything centrally, you decide what sound goes where. You can have your TV sound come out in your living room, as well as on your patio. And can control everything with the Orbiter.

If you use those analog controls your contractor wants you to install, you loose all that.

Do you need a MD in each room? Not really. Depending on the length of your cable runs to your central location, you can have a few MDs in the central location, which feed HDMI over the amp runs to your TV sets and audio outputs to all the rooms.

I've setup my home to have a MD near the place where my video display is. And would add another MD at each other location where I would want a video display. I use squeezeboxes (or rpi's with the corresponding image) in locations where I want audio only. And I have the amps near the MDs / squeezeboxes. I use Denon amps exclusively as they are quite inexpensive used, and are easily controllable via RS232 from the MDs.

If I were you, I would see if you can find some of the LinuxMCE maindevs local to your site, and get him to make a plan on what you need, what you can do, what you can't do. Might cost a grand or two, but will make sure, that you have everything you need.

PS: I am in Germany, so probably not near you. I would do it for expenses paid though, if you could wait til mid of July (13th to be exact).

Users / Re: Building new house - Setup questions
« on: June 11, 2014, 08:07:28 pm »
Adding a PC to each location where you have a video display is helpful, if you want to utilize the full abilities of LinuxMCE with regards to media playback. What you can do, is put the thing out of the way, as you do not need to see the PC at all. Some people put longer HDMI cable into ducts, and have there MDs in a central closet. I put my main MD into the attic, and drilled a whole to get the cable down.

Regarding network cable: Put as many as you can afford into the wall. Each room should have at least two outlets. Kid's rooms should have an outlet in each corner of the room. Living room should have one in each corner as well. In general: Whereever you put a power outlet, a network outlet should follow.

Installation issues / Re: Intel NUC D54250WY problem
« on: June 11, 2014, 07:13:15 pm »
Wouldn't it be enough to just chroot into the diskless dir of the MD in question and install the newer kernel instead of upgrading the core as well?

Help Wanted / Re: How to remove an Username
« on: June 09, 2014, 10:41:00 pm »
go into your profile on the forum. you should see a button to delete your account.

Help Wanted / Re: How to remove an Username
« on: June 09, 2014, 07:23:35 pm »
do you want your user to be removed from the forum?

Users / Re: Many minor issues
« on: May 31, 2014, 07:56:49 pm »
The lags in weborbiter, android touchoribter and iOS based orbiters all have the same reason: It takes ages to go through the proxy orbiter.

Lag is virtually non existant in all orbiters that work without the proxy orbiter, i.e. the real Orbiter and qOrbiter.

Just as a heads up: Your testing is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Users / Re: Silence or Change Ringtone on MDs?
« on: May 22, 2014, 02:08:40 pm »
Thanks for the reply. A good idea in addition to your post would be a small addendum to any of the telecom related articles on the wiki.

Developers / Re: Just a tapatalk test.
« on: May 21, 2014, 02:11:14 pm »

Developers / Re: Just a tapatalk test.
« on: May 21, 2014, 01:44:09 pm »
test with different theme.

Developers / Re: Just a tapatalk test.
« on: May 21, 2014, 01:21:50 pm »

Developers / Re: Just a tapatalk test.
« on: May 21, 2014, 01:20:50 pm »

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