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Users / How "Media" are treated - FRESHUP NEEDED?
« on: February 14, 2010, 01:59:20 pm »
Hi folks,

I'm in need of PROPER information as to how LinuxMCE treats media that it found.
I've been using 0710 previously, but, as I had my media library all messed up, I just abandoned the nice stuff it can really do - and lived with the mess I made.... primarily focusing on getting other technical aspects right.

Today I find myself with an all new and well functioning 0810 core/hybrid and wish to set up my media right.

Now my question:
LinuxMCE finds and recognizes media fine allright.
But is LinuxMCE supposed to go out and fetch Amazon or imdb information all on its own?
Or is it the users' task to go into LinuxMCE-admin (pluto-admin) browse to  Files & Media -> Media Files Sync and from there choose the specific media and use Get Metadata to find and append media info?

I realize this is basic information, but I have difficulty in finding real specific answers amongst the huge number of items being written /discussed about "media"

Thanks for replying!


P.S. I have looked at Thom's screencast part 1, is there any general need for part 2?
If yes, I'm willing to take up the challenge, after having set up a draft outline what will be in it, and have this approved.

Users / Re: Backing up to the core using ssh and rync
« on: February 14, 2010, 11:25:03 am »
Don't forget that usernames are mapped like:
pluto_purps and the 'homedir' will be like user_1 or user_#

So if you created a user yourself, not using LMCE interface, and not adhering to LMCE philosophy, and say, later on you DID add this same user because LMCE asked you, you'll end up with 2 different users:
- purps
- pluto_purps

Off course permissions won't match accordingly.



Users / Re: Different amplifier settings depending on source material
« on: February 14, 2010, 11:07:09 am »

Users / Re: Different amplifier settings depending on source material
« on: February 13, 2010, 08:44:01 pm »
Not sure whether we're entirely on the same freq. but have a look here
Cmd #39 | Pause media

Users / Re: Phones log - Where to find information?
« on: February 13, 2010, 06:12:59 pm »
Thx Maverick, as far as I know you can get to the same information via:
Advanced -> Configuration -> Phone lines
You'll end up in FreePBX's frontend.
I've looked there already, but can't seem to find anything re: logging...

I did notice this though:
Code: [Select]
Notice: Undefined variable: results in /var/www/admin/modules/dashboard/phpsysinfo/ on line 129

Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /var/www/admin/modules/dashboard/page.index.php on line 195

Thanks for thinking with me!


Users / Re: Different amplifier settings depending on source material
« on: February 13, 2010, 04:56:13 pm »

Thx :-)
Will do and post back.
In the same time I'd like to get a better grip on GSD interaction.


Users / Re: Different amplifier settings depending on source material
« on: February 13, 2010, 04:49:21 pm »

Thanks for your input.
Would you mind sharing your idea on this one?
How do I get the codec info cli-wise?


Users / Re: Different amplifier settings depending on source material
« on: February 13, 2010, 04:38:56 pm »

This would interest me too! I've already posted a question / remark elsewhere about the interest to be able to 'get' the codec info and be able to use it 'elsewhere'.
I am absolutely clueless as how to do this. The only linux capable program that I know of able to do something of the kind is VLC (codec info). I've posted a question on the VLC forum and hope to find out more.

Wouldn't it be more interesting if we could get code info from a file, and trigger an event or settings according to this information?
We could create a set of 'user preferences' where the user could preset how he would like audio / video settings to be set according to codec info.

Any ideas / suggestions?


Users / Phones log - Where to find information?
« on: February 13, 2010, 12:27:04 pm »
Hi folks,

I'm toying around with some voip phones and am running into some issues.
e.g. I have a Snom 370 that has been working fine for a while, then all of a sudden, it starts asking for a password, allthough it has been set before...

Now where can I find a log for a phone?
I've been looking into /var/log/pluto, looking for some log with the device number in it, and also for an IP# related log, or even a MAC# related log, but it seems not to be there....

Also in LMCE-admin (Pluto admin) entering into the device -> advanced -> Log it shows me what the log should be named like, but it's not there.

Where and how do I enable these logs?

Thanks for helping out!

Users / Re: Controlling floor heating with z-wave EU
« on: February 13, 2010, 12:12:36 pm »
Hi, here's my 2 cents:
First of all with H²O fed floorheating you have to be very carefull with what you do to your system.
If you put your system together yourself, I trust that you have sufficient knowledge to intervene.
If it's been installed by a professional, I urge you to have a VERY proper look or even better discuss your needs and intention with this professional.
Off course, all depends on how your heating system is set up.

If I understand properly, what you need is a valve with a remote temp. sensor, at best with a feedback signal.
Several solutions exist.

Look for e.g. here -> Honeywell
I've used a 3-way Honeywell V 4044 valve.
These brands exist in nearly all type you could possibly require:
2-way, 3-way, NO, NC, proportional, 220VA, 24V etc.
They are nearly always available with / or without a separate signal contact that you can use for position feedback.
I would say with this type of valve, you are able to solve any type off installation.

There's a second kind of valve that's often used as a zone valve or regulator. Again they exist inNO, NC, modulating etc. Also available with position feedback contact.
See the attached sheet from a Braukmann Z100.
Mind, this is one I had lying around, I'm not saying you should specifically use this one at all.
Choice really depends on you heating system.

In conjunction with these types of valves, you could use any temperature sensor.
I would advise to leave temperature control to the existing system if it is working according to your requirements. I would only modify the installation in such a way that you get feedback into your LinuxMCE installation or, e.g. in such a way that you could select / enable / disable preset 'comfort' zone settings.

It is very much so e.g. that KNX supports these 'comfort zones' in a well standardized way.



Users / Re: Cisco 7970 - missing term70.default.loads file?
« on: February 01, 2010, 08:09:15 pm »

I have found 7970-602sr1-5.tar on the internet.
It contains among others TERM70.DEFAULTS.loads
All I did was copy this file to /tftpboot

The 7970 is up again, I can call other phones in the house and vice-versa.
The orbiter service is not working  now. I'll try to delete the phone and have it redescovered by Pluto.

I have this in Status Messages:
Code: [Select]
19:51:39 File Not Found : CTLFile.tlv
19:51:40 No CTL installed
19:51:40 SEP000F905AD218.cnf.xml
19:52:13 File Not Found : CTLFile.tlv
19:52:13 No CTL installed
19:52:13 SEP000F905AD218.cnf.xml
19:52:13 File Not Found TERM70.7-0-1-0s
19:52:14 No valid CAPF server
19:52:15 Error Updating Locale
19:52:15 Error Updating Locale

A couple of questions since you seem to know your way around with Cisco:
- I bought these 7970's via internet. They look really good, but I discovered that the numeric key #6 is stuck.
So no way of using key #6.
Do you know of a guide somewhere on how to open these beauties? I'd like to try to repair this button, but I'd hate to break the phone while trying to take it apart.

- How can I add / modify ring tones on the Cisco 7970?
- Is it possible to use the 7970 as a wake-up alarm, and have it play some audio media??

Thanks for your help!


P.S. If anybody needs this firmware PM me.
Would there be a problem incorporating this tiny bit of data into 0810 to avoid these problems for the future?

Users / Re: Atom core, media directors, and remote control.
« on: February 01, 2010, 07:35:29 pm »
I second Jimbodude;
F.Y.I I'm using an Acer Revo R3600 as an MD.
You can use it in a couple of ways.
- sound & vision via HDMI
- sound via e.g. powered computer surround system (I use Klipsh - They're magnificent and worth every penny)
- I've also added a Terratec Aureon 5.1 USB, this has optical spdif out. (you can either disable internal sound in bios or combine the two - slightly more difficult to configure)
- I've also added a Sweex usb-rs232 adapter, this is recognized as pl2303. I use it to control AV/Receiver and LCD-TV

The Revo is a form factor and can be fitted on the back of most decent LCD TV's, so only network required. (I haven't tested wireless)

I have to admit: It's really awesome to see HD content being played beautifully by those small Atom ION based systems!!

All the best,


Users / Re: How stable is 8.10?
« on: February 01, 2010, 07:17:41 pm »

I can only agree. Try it and don't look back.
I've had my share of 0710 issues, but I've never judged my system instable.

I had issues with hardware not being 0710 compliant (mobo, usb-nic, tuner-card and such)

Much depends on your hardware. You might want to check support for your motherboard and tv-tuner card in the wiki.
I'm running the Hauppauge HVR-4000 card which is a magnificent card, but, as far as I know, it needs kenel 2.6.28-11. So I upgraded my kernel. This results in some issues that you need to be aware of (MD's and such).
If you don't use this card, you won't have this problem.

I currently run on Asus M3N78-EM without ANY problem.
I also have a Acer Revo R3600 as MD. Works a charm.

One other thing to mention:
Previous 0710 took over your whole harddisk.
With 0810 you have full control. So if you're really, really comfortable with MythTV, you can have both on separate installs if you really want.

Don't doubt - Do it :-)

Best regards,


Users / Re: mkv video - How to switch audio streams?
« on: February 01, 2010, 06:49:19 pm »

(I'll have some now :-) )
I'd rather be able to select audiotrack & subtitle than remove or add it.



Users / Re: Cisco 7970 - missing term70.default.loads file?
« on: February 01, 2010, 06:47:34 pm »
Luke, thanks for your help. Were are you situated by the way? Italy, Torino? I may drop by on holliday :-)

I haven't located the files yet.
I've downloaded 1.0 and 0704 (2CD), mounted the images and searched but found no ciscco*.deb.
Also searched for *irmware*

I've also posted on, no answer yet.

So if you could find them that would be a great help!



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