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Users / Re: Commercial installation questions.
« on: February 24, 2008, 04:01:30 pm »
assuming you have an MD or the core in your office you should, at a minimum, be able to load up the media you want and then using the Follow functionality in the floorplan send that media to the MD you want it playing at.  You can do that for each MD.

Thanks for the reply.

Is there a way to do that with entire entertainment areas?  We have a showroom that has 8 TV's in it.  I'd like to define that whole area and pipe media to them simultaneously.  I tried using the method you describe but the media plays at different intervals which doesn't work for us.

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Users / Commercial installation questions.
« on: February 22, 2008, 09:19:34 pm »
Is there any kind of control interface that can be used to monitor/control MD's?

Specifically, let's say I have multiple entertainment areas with multiple MD's in them and I want to play different infomercial vids or DVD's on them as I choose.  Is there an interface that I can sit down in my office and choose MediaX play on Entertainment area 1 and MediaZ play on Entertainment area 2, etc.  I've explored the scenarios but that seems extremely cumbersome, I'd just like to select the media and it's destination as many times it will be a one off thing.  (Current promos and the like)

Also, is it possible to, from my office, view what is currently playing on a given MD?

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Users / Re: Cable box and MythTV interface.
« on: February 05, 2008, 05:52:45 pm »
Again, I'm completely new to linux so I'm sure this is my ignorance but isn't the install process a Linux thing?  I understand the app is from Adobe but the process to install seems to be a condition of the OS.  Are you saying that this is not typical and that Adobe was just lazy in their packaging?

I'm seriously not antagonizing, just trying to make sure I'm informed.

Thanks

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Installation issues / Cable box not showing up on MD
« on: February 04, 2008, 06:14:32 pm »
I've got my cable box installed on the Core/Hybrid and MythTV setup and it works as expected.  When running through the wizard I said to enable the box for all users.  Upon bringing my diskless MD online I don't see the cable box in the media menu.

First: Should I see it and if so, what am I missing?

Second: Should I be able to use MythTV from my MD and how do I set that up?

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Users / Re: Cable box and MythTV interface.
« on: February 04, 2008, 05:59:55 pm »
And on another sidenote: God forbid you'd actually know what you're talking about...  ::)

I do and have in the past freely admitted that I don't know linux at all, but I went to view the linuxmce video and Firefox tells me that I need the Flash plugin, cool, I click the link and it throws an error.  There's another link to manually download and install the plugin, OK, let's do that.  Then I get this:

nstallation instructions
.tar.gz installation

   1. Click the "Download .tar.gz" link. A dialog box will appear asking you where to save the file.
   2. Save the .tar.gz file to your desktop and wait for the file to download completely.
   3. Unpackage the file. A directory called install_flash_player_9_linux will be created.
   4. In terminal, navigate to this directory and type ./flashplayer-installer to run the installer. Click Enter. The installer will instruct you to shut down your browser(s).
   5. Once the installation is complete, the plug-in will be installed in your Mozilla browser. To verify, launch Mozilla and choose Help > About Plug-ins from the browser menu.

.rpm installation

   1. Click the "Download .rpm" link. A dialog box will appear asking you where to save the file.
   2. Save the .rpm file to your desktop and wait for the file to download completely.
   3. In terminal, navigate to the desktop and type # rpm -Uvh <rpm_package_file>. Click Enter. (Note: This must be done as a root user). The installer will instruct you to shut down your browser(s).
   4. Once the installation is complete, the plug-in will be installed in your Mozilla browser. To verify, launch Mozilla and choose Help > About Plug-ins from the browser menu.

YUM repository installation

   1. Click the “Download .rpm” link. A dialog box will appear asking you where to save the file.
   2. Save the .rpm file to your desktop and wait for the file to download completely.
   3. In terminal, navigate to the desktop and type # rpm -Uvh <rpm_package_file>. Click Enter. (Note: This must be done as a root user).
   4. Once the installation is complete, in terminal, type # yum install flash-plugin. Click Enter. (Note: This must be done as a root user).
   5. To verify the plugin is installed in Mozilla, launch Mozilla and choose Help > About Plug-ins from the browser menu.
   6. To get the most up-to-date Flash Player in the future, simply type # yum update flash-plugin in terminal. You will not need to repeat steps 1-4.

I attempt the first one and upon typing the command I'm told that the rpm crap isn't installed and to run some other command.  OK, fine, I run that one and all seems well so I go back to my flash installation and run that command again and I get a list of about 10 libxxx or whatever that are missing and pretty much you're F'd in the A mister.  This is the point at which I just took out my Windows laptop and watched the damn video.

Again, I admit that I don't know Linux and I'm sure there was some easier way to get the flash plugin, but the solution that presented itself was to say the least cumbersome and aggravating.

I, unlike many other people, am NOT an operating system biggot.  I believe Linx, just like Windows has it's place and function (MCE for example).  However, I really don't see how it can be touted as a "desktop" operating system as long as it isn't idiot friendly because that's what most of us are.

That's all my comment, albeit born of frustration, was intended to express.

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Users / Re: Cable box and MythTV interface.
« on: February 04, 2008, 12:02:02 am »
OK, what am I missing?  Here's what I have and I believe it's correct.

MythTV is setup and working with the exception of the channel changing thing.  I've got the correct program guide showing up.

I have my cable box setup with a template and USBUIRT controlled by infrared.  When I select the cable box on the Media tab the remote works, channel change, power on/off.  This indicates to me that the box and template are setup correctly.  However I have sound but no video when i select the box.

If I select "TV", the TV comes up fine, vid and audio, the guide is correct, but changing channels through myth does nothing to the  picture.  It says it changed on screen and shows the info for what is supposed to be on that channel but the cable box stays on the channel it was on and that's the show I can see on the screen.  If I change the cable channel with the cable box remote it changes fine and I can watch any channel I want.

Is there some setting I'm missing in the Myth setup that tells it to send channel changes to the UIRT?

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Users / Re: Cable box and MythTV interface.
« on: February 03, 2008, 10:59:24 pm »
OK, but how do I get it to change the channel on my cable box?

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Users / Re: Cable box and MythTV interface.
« on: February 03, 2008, 10:46:30 pm »
My cable box only has Composite and Cable I've tried both with the same results.

On a side note: God forbid linux have install files you can just click on instead of "Type this command in Aramaic at a console prompt with these 8 million switches which you will have absolutely no knowledge of what they are for. Oh and don't forget to make sure you're running it as root, we wouldn't want the actual user of this computer to be able to install anything as that would be too convenient."

I can't imagine why every desktop in America isn't running Linux.  Grrrrr

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Users / Re: Cable box and MythTV interface.
« on: February 03, 2008, 10:33:02 pm »
I setup the tuner and yes, the setup wizard sees my tuner. 

My issue is that when I bring up the MythTV guide and change the channel, it changes on the tuner card not the cable box.

Also the TV quality is terrible, is that because of my Tuner card?  If so what should I use instead of a PVR150?

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Users / Cable box and MythTV interface.
« on: February 03, 2008, 07:46:22 pm »
I got my cable box and MythTV all setup but I'm not understanding something.

I only get Live TV when I set my MythTV channel to 4, any other channel is static.  Like on a TV with a cable box.  When I'm set to channel 4 I can change channels on my cable box with the cable remote, but that pretty much renders the Native Myth guide and recording useless as it has to stay on channel 4.

I want to have my cable box change channels when I select a channel from the guide not the tuner card.  Can this be done?


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Installation issues / Re: WinTV-PVR-150 Problems
« on: February 03, 2008, 07:41:59 pm »
I also have PVR 150 but I'm having a different problem.

Got my cable box all setup, MythTV setup.  However here's my problem.

When I go to TV I have to set the MythTV to channel 4 to see my cable box output, this works fine but I then have to use my cable box remote to change channels and the MythTV guide and record functions are useless because tuning to any channel other than 4 gives static.

My question is, how can I get my cable box's tuning ability to work native in the UI?  Meaning if I tell it to go to channel 22 it changes the channel on the cable box, not on Myth tuner and likewise for recording?


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Users / eSATA NTFS hard drive reports 0MB
« on: February 03, 2008, 01:54:49 am »
I'm trying to add a 500Gb eSATA hard drive to hold media.  New empty NTFS partition on the drive, I plug it into my 0710 box and it recognizes it.  I go through the wizard to use the drive for media and when I try to rip a dvd to it, it says the drive has 0MB.

Any ideas?

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Users / Re: Need help getting updates.
« on: February 01, 2008, 08:45:11 pm »
No Suggestions?  I really don't want to re-install yet again.

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Users / Re: Creating A Mirror
« on: February 01, 2008, 08:12:01 pm »
Don't know what it could be, I just tried a Morpheus download and was getting 392K/sec, Morpheus torrent 454K/sec, BitTorrent download 522K/sec. With files other than LMCE.

Download of LMCE DVD ISO is currently running in BitTorrent and I'm now getting 5.2K/sec.

I know there is no config or internet problem as anything else downloads at good speed.

Don't know what it could be other that not enough uploaders.


Edit:

LOL!! I'm uploading the damn thing at 31K/sec!!

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Users / Re: Creating A Mirror
« on: February 01, 2008, 07:50:44 pm »
Don't think so, I sometimes get up to 15K or so and other torrents I download I can get up to 1.4Mb/sec.  I'm on 2 bonded 6Mbit SDSL lines.  Speed has never been a problem.

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