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Users / Re: Other Media Centers
« on: October 07, 2008, 04:41:17 am »
Zaerc,  at least have the decency to read what's written.  For you to decide for someone else what's a minor issue is just foolish.

So here are the detailed reasons (for others to understand) for my so called "uber-important issues that make no sense at all"  ::)  that you claim "are a joke"

The main users in my house are my wife and children.  The Fiire remote is OK, but not great.  It's not something you can move around very accurately with and tends to drift at times.  It ends up being more a pain for us than ease of use and my kids have no shot at it.  So, the answer to this problem is a touchscreen.  A touchscreen that requires cover art as my kids are to  young to read.  You just can't beat the ease of use of a touchscreen.  And who wants a media center without cover art?

Yes, I could *manually* add cover art to over 4000+ files through a clunky web interface, but it's very impracticable.  Especially when it will most likely get lost when an updated is needed. 

Playlists are created almost daily in my house.  When I'm use to using an app like Amarok that can browse files and *queue* them to a playlist in seconds compared to the tedious method in LMCE, it just isn't worth doing.  And yes, I followed the playlist thread and tried it that was mentioned early, it just needs more work at this point.
Finally, Netlix.  If you're a subscriber it only makes sense to have it tie into ones media center.

The bottom line here is LMCE just doesn't fit my needs.  I understand this make you angry, get over it.  As you stated, you started a bitch post because you're tired of people whining.  Now that's just hypocritical. Not to mention you're really not helping your cause here at any level.

Finally, if these issues are as "minor" as you claim.  I would think a kid of your skills would be able to fix them without much effort.  So get at it and you won't have to read so many threads about people "bitching".  :-*

Users / Re: Other Media Centers
« on: October 06, 2008, 04:59:15 am »
Nice Zaerc,  you're always so friendly  ::)

Do you honestly expect everyone to be able to write code who wants to use LMCE?  Please,  you're the most annoying kid out here.  You constantly talk down to people out here, make things up and think your king of the world.  You're posts don't even make sense.

First of all, when did I ever say I never got any help out here?
Second, "be bothered"   what does that even mean?  Like 90% of the other people who want to use a media center, I don't write code. 
And No, this thread isn't about asking for LMCE help, I stated that clearly in the first post.  So again, what's the point of that comment?

They are not "minor issues" as you claim.  They are issues that make it unusable for me, that's why I'm looking for something that fits my needs.  No one is bitching about anything but you. 

You can put yourself on the highest pedestal you want.  But you're the guy nobody likes, the one that turns people away from LMCE.  You're tone is horrible, you don't help, you just complain about other people asking for help.  LMCE is far better off without you.

So there you have it, now I helped.  Now I created a thread that lists issues that made me turn away from LMCE, it lists features that are missing that others may need. And most importantly it brought out your childish attitude for others to see and will now know that your the one they all need to avoid.

Since you had nothing useful to add to this thread, why did you even bother to jump in? 
FYI - Trolls are looked down upon on message boards.

Users / Re: Other Media Centers
« on: October 05, 2008, 07:13:38 pm »
Since I'm not a programmer that answer would be nothing.  Since you brought it up,  that's the kind of question and attitude that turns people away.  You give out the feel that if you can't contribute then you shouldn't use it.  LMCE is marketed as "no linux skills required", but when someone comes out here and asks for help its a commen response that you just gave.  I kinda get the sense that if you can't help develop it then you have no business asking for help.
There are alot of helpful people out here but there are also a few that could be a little more friendly.

Users / Re: Other Media Centers
« on: October 04, 2008, 06:46:25 pm »
Thanx for the replies.  I realize asking recommendations for other software here may be a little odd. But I see nothing wrong with helping other people.  I'm not into this vs that, I just want something that does what I need. I have nothing against LMCE, it's great, it just isn't fitting my needs at the moment.  LMCE is much more than just a media center, but all I need is just a media center.

How is anyone going to know if LMCE is good or not if they don't know their other options are anyway.

Users / Other Media Centers
« on: October 03, 2008, 08:37:18 pm »

I've been using LMCE for about a year and the developers have done a great job so far.  But there are a few features I HAVE to have to make it useful.  1.  Ease of use creating playlists, (ability to queue files, not have start at the beginning after every entry). 2. Cover art should be able to find at least 90%, (amarok can do with the same files).  3.  Touch screen compatabilty with UI2. 4. Netlix tie in. 5. It also just needs to work.  I find myself constantly babying it and tweaking things to make it function.  The claim that no linux knowledge is a bit false to truly run LMCE.

So, I'm forced to use something other than LMCE for now.  Does anyone have any suggestions or recommendation?  The only other media center software I know of is Windows.  I'm not against that either and don't care about cost.  I've invested to much in hardware at this point so I really need something reliable and fully functional.

Thank you.

Users / Re: Touchscreens
« on: September 15, 2008, 07:51:40 pm »
I thought I read somewhere that UI2 didn't work with any touchscreens.  Is this still the case?

Users / Touchscreens
« on: September 11, 2008, 09:46:46 pm »

I'm looking for some touchscreen suggestions/options.  (Yes, I've searched the forums)
I'm looking for info on what kind work well and how to set them up.  Are there touch screen remotes that can used in some form?
I've also seen posts on using windows and running the orbiter on there.  Does that work well?

All suggestions and info welcome.

Thank you.

Users / Re: Change MythTV recording location
« on: July 01, 2008, 06:08:16 pm »
Thank you,  but I have seen that thread.  One guy mentions "changing it manually in the mythtv setup"  but I can't seem to find this anywhere.

The other suggestions are to symlink the tv_shows_1 folder,  but it sounds like that is not a good idea as it may cause other problems.

Users / Change MythTV recording location
« on: June 28, 2008, 02:56:06 am »

Could someone tell me how I can change the location of the mythtv recordings?  It's filling up my drive and would like to redirect to a larger one.  I can't seem to find it anywhere.

Thank you.

Users / Log files, oops
« on: April 13, 2008, 11:29:21 pm »

I messed up and accidentally deleted the contents of the /var/log folder including the folders inside it.  Now apache didn't want to start because the /var/log/apach2 folder was missing.  Could someone be so kind to tell me what the contents of their /var/log folder is so I could re-created the folder I deleted.

Thank you.

Installation issues / Re: Additional Drive
« on: April 09, 2008, 02:01:14 am »
OK, I must of forgot format it earlier, it's now working with one catch.  I have no permissions to write anything to the data folder or any of if subfolders unless I sudo in at a terminal.
Is there a special way to set the permissions to public via LMCE or can I just add my users to the public group?

Thanx for the help ts.

Installation issues / Re: Additional Drive
« on: April 08, 2008, 08:49:01 pm »
The boot drive is an IDE drive, the one I am trying to add is a SATA drive.  I'll format it now and see what happens...

Damn, lost connectivity on the reboot (trying to do this remotely today).  I'll have to wait until I get home tonight to see what's wrong now.

Installation issues / Re: Additional Drive
« on: April 08, 2008, 08:37:50 pm »
There are no unknown devices.  I believe this is the correct disk.  I can see two listed under devices.
"Disk Drive", which is /dev/sdc0 and
"Internal HDD/Core (SDA1)" which is /dev/sda1

Under the SDA1 device I changed the "PK_Users" from "Plutos_Structure" to "Public"
I now have a folder in /public called "other".
I see nothing in that folder via the samba share.  But I do see this via the command line.
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linuxmce@dcerouter:/home/public/data/other$ ls

Internal HDD-CORE (sda1) [29]

It seems I have no rights to it as I can't create a folder  as any user. 

I thought it was formatted, but I'm not 100%.  Will it cause any problems if I reformat it now, or is there a  way to do  it via LMCE?

Installation issues / Re: Additional Drive
« on: April 08, 2008, 08:11:41 pm »
Yes, there is. (dev/sda1)

Installation issues / Re: Additional Drive
« on: April 08, 2008, 07:49:01 pm »
Thanx for the response, but I still don't have anything in those folders either.  All are empty.
FYI, I just did a clean DVD install of beta4.

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