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Installation issues / Re: Local disk showing up twice
« on: June 21, 2010, 08:53:52 am »
I had this issue on a prior install after I had restarted one of the auto-detection scripts and clicked on the 'yes, please use this device' without looking at the identifier.  Deleting the disk did not affect the installation, and did remove the duplicate movies from the database.

Because I was having issues with MythTV, I reloaded the system disk.

Hope this helps.


Installation issues / Re: MPlayer not starting
« on: June 21, 2010, 08:47:46 am »

Not sure if this is going to help.  I have a hybrid and this is where Mplayer lives for me.

    Home  > My Devices > CORE  > The core/hybrid > OnScreen Orbiter > MPlayer Player

For me, Mplayer is 'Advanced | Device #26: MPlayer Player' and it is not shown as being disabled.

Now, recently I ripped a movie that took little under a week because of bad sectors or some such.  Everytime I attempt to watch it (I haven't deleted it yet) MPlayer gives about the same response as above.


Users / Re: Using a WD TV Live HD Media Player as a Media Director
« on: June 15, 2010, 08:03:33 am »
While researching this question, I stumbled across a file in the /etc/mediatomb folder on my core called config.xml.dpkg-dist that looked like it was already setup for <name>LinuxMCE via MediaTomb</name>.  I have made a backup of the original working config.xml and replaced with the found file.  I will post my results.

Love LinuxMCE!


Research on MediaTomb (in case anyone is interested)
Scripting the config.xml =>
Trancoding files =>

Users / Re: Using a WD TV Live HD Media Player as a Media Director
« on: June 14, 2010, 07:43:57 am »
I understand about the different file extensions not being live content (.id3 .dvd.id3 .dvd.tar.gz).  They showed up on the MediaTomb File List.

Moving the WD TV Live to a different network, I was able to access a windows share and verify the ability play both the .mpg's and .iso's from it.  When playing a .dvd I was not offered the DVD menu's.  So, renaming all LinuxMCE .dvd's to .iso's would make this a more usable $100 machine.  But I shouldn't have to.  I shouldn't have to hack my server to make this device happy.

Along comes UPnP.

From what I am reading on the MediaTomb UPnP server is that when a device connects it is presented with a list of known media.  When you select something from the menu, the server is suppose to begin streaming it to you.  I could be off-base on my interpretation of this.

When you are importing media into the core the updatemedia script should be able to update the UPnP database (assuming MedaTomb / UPnP = Enabled).

When the client requests something the server (again, assuming MediaTomb / UPnP = Enabled) should be preset to transcode the .dvd's into their basic streams for really stupid devices similar to the one I purchased from Costco.

This is probably the wrong forum to pursue this thread, and an over-simplification of what needs to be done to support this.  Not being a programmer, I will continue reading and studying what I can find to see if a solution can be put together.


Users / Re: Using a WD TV Live HD Media Player as a Media Director
« on: June 11, 2010, 08:41:36 am »
But then I would have to go through and rename everything AND update the database.  For 150+ movies and growing, no thank you.  Since LinuxMCE rips to the hard drive as a .dvd, that's what I have to work with.

Spending a few hours on this I have been reading up on the UPnP Server (MediaTomb) built into LinuxMCE and trying to wrap my (apparently very thick) head around it.

Found the admin page, selected file system, told it to import my /home/public/data folder per another post from these forums and now the content shows up, all of it.  Flickr pictures as .jpg's look like pictures, MythTV shows recorded as .mpg's play without a problem.  But, on my WD TV Live the .tnj's don't display, the .dvd.id3 and .dvd.keys.tar.gz won't play.  To make this work I need to figure out how to not import the three attributes to the left, and set the transcoding to allow a .dvd (LinuxMCE ripped ISO) to stream to my WD TV Live in a format it understands.  I might try putting my laptop on the MCE internal network and see what I can pickup from it (KDE 3.5.9 on Debian Lenny).

I might just be spinning my wheels trying to get this to work but with as many units as the local Costco had, I hope not.


Where I was reading =>

Users / Re: Using a WD TV Live HD Media Player as a Media Director
« on: June 10, 2010, 06:22:24 pm »
It won't play any of the movies that I have copied to the core because of the .dvd extension.  When I enter any of my DVD Movies folders it displays 'No Media Found' or wording similar to that.  It will play items recorded by MythTV because they have a .mpg extension.

I am not up to speed on using it as a UPnP client of the core.  If you have a link I could read after work, that would be great!

Now, the WD TV Live does have the ability to become a file server on the network with the addition of an external hard drive, but I wouldn't be able to use the storage because any movie I put there from the MCE won't be watchable on the little device. Grr.


Users / Using a WD TV Live HD Media Player as a Media Director
« on: June 10, 2010, 08:17:35 am »
Has anyone had any success in integrating a WD TV Live HD Media Player into a LinuxMCE network?  Found a model WDBAAN0000NBK-00 at Costco for about $100 and was hoping that I could use it as a Media Director. 

I can access the DCECore computer and view the pictures, but not play any movies "No Supported Media"


I had this issue on another machine.  As root running the following command fixed my issue

# touch /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock

Normal disclaimers apply.


Users / Re: Issues playing certain DVD's
« on: April 17, 2008, 08:05:59 am »

Thanks for the quick reply.  I will post my results in the next couple of days


Users / Issues playing certain DVD's
« on: April 15, 2008, 07:07:59 am »
My LInuxMCE machine for the most part will play DVD's so I think I have the LIBDVDCSS package installed.  Last night I watched Spy Game (Robert Redford / Brad Pitt) with no issues.  The next movie in my collection is Star Trek Original Series Disk 1.  It won't play due to LIBDVDCSS not being installed?

I tried to play Star Wars 3? some time ago and same error as above.  On this particular disk it will read it to the main menu.  If I select play it errors out.  If I enter the chapter selection and choose chapter 1 it plays fine.

I am reasonably new to linux and would appreciate any direction or assistance in troubleshooting this.


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