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Users / Re: Power saving topic
« on: August 13, 2014, 10:40:03 am »
The best advice here is to not use MD's but use upnp media players if your system is delivering video content.

That sounds really awesome.

Since you supply this to clients do you happen to have any comparison list with the drawbacks of this solution? Is it still possible to watch live mythtv somehow for example?

Users / Re: Power saving topic
« on: August 13, 2014, 10:20:36 am »
afaik, that UPnP controller device never made it into LinuxMCE.

You know what prevented that?

(or somebody else??)

Users / Re: Power saving topic
« on: August 13, 2014, 10:19:49 am »
I did a quick back-of-a-fag-packet calculation for a 20W MD left on continuously for a month, and it costs about 65p.
maybe it's more expensive here (0.23 euro per 1 kWh)?

20 Watt *
24 hours *
365 days *
0.23 /
40.296 euro per year

that is quite a significant part of the total lifetime cost. And since the device probably is doing nothing for 20h a day thats not pretty....

Users / Re: Need some dedicated testers.
« on: August 08, 2014, 06:06:03 pm »
What is the correct way to change skin?

I just tried running on a xiaomi mi3 and on a nexus 7 and both give me a skin with what looks a bit to a stone background and overlapping fonts. When I try to create a new orbiter on the mi3 I cannot select the go button because the button to set the general settings overlaps it.

With all the positive comments I saw I must be doing something wrong ;-).

Users / Re: NAS - FreeNAS, LMCE or something else?
« on: August 07, 2014, 06:54:42 am »
I would not rely on an internal drive atm. I also have an internal drive in linuxmce but the 12.04 system does not recognize internal drives atm:

Users / Re: NAS - FreeNAS, LMCE or something else?
« on: August 06, 2014, 01:53:10 pm »
I run NAS4free with Raid-Z2 (6 disks) and the os boots from an usb stick.

Users / Re: NAS - FreeNAS, LMCE or something else?
« on: August 05, 2014, 07:41:51 pm »
try . It's the fork of the original freenas using php instead of python as the gui but the os is actual and I think it has less hardware requirements.

Users / Power saving topic
« on: August 05, 2014, 02:54:03 pm »
With power efficiency getting more and more a popular topic I thought it might be interesting to post a thread where people can post any suggestion they have to make a LinuxMCE home as power efficient as possible. I recently read some general power saving threads and there people aim at about 1000 kWh per year for a household. How nice if we can also achieve similar results without limiting the home automation and media comforts...

all ideas welcome!

Users / Re: thinking about new av receiver
« on: August 02, 2014, 09:48:42 pm »

A 9.2 receiver will only give you a total of 3 zones.

A 5.1 zone(#1) and 2 stereo zones.

You could make the 5.1 a stereo zone but you'd be wasting the 2 sub-woofers.

Normally you would use the 5.1 for home theatre, 1 stereo zone for the kitchen (hardwired speakers for instance) and another stereo zone.
With pulseaudio you can split that. I have split it on my 7.1 amp into 3 stereo zones and 1 mono in my study and the 7.1 amp in the living indeed in a 5.1 and a stereo zone.

Being cheap myself ($$$), I would have my home theatre zone and 1 two channel stereo zone.  (7.1)

I would take the stereo output to a audio distributor (mechnical) which would then be hard wired out to audio volume controls to the stereo speakers in the room or location.

The distributor could have X number of outputs on it (you could even use one of those wireless Rocketfish transmitter receivers off the distributor).

You could even get one of those newer app controlled audio distributors ($$$), but really, send the output from radio, cd player, MP3 device, etc to the cheaper mechanical device where you can manually turn on the audio areas.  Or leave them always on and control them via the audio volume controls.

LMCE still controls the receiver but you have to manually intervene on the distributor/volume control side.
Quite interesting. which audio distributer you advise (no wireless stuff).

I hope that my 2 cents helps (see I am cheap - should be at least 5 cents with inflation).

Users / Re: thinking about new av receiver
« on: August 02, 2014, 10:45:38 am »
Or, am I totally misunderstanding you?
Nope. thats what I was thinking off. In theory is very easy if you only need one ethernet cable and then can use that to control the device and distribute the audio. I thought that with 9.2 surround devices you can create 4 stereo and one mono channel (for toilet or whatever ;-) ). I tried analog as you suggested using usb but that is to limited in regards to distance. On locations where the amp is close to a core/md hdmi can be used but I want it a bit further away without the need to have a md turned on.

(I did just off working 3 12 hours nights in a row).
tough guy ;-)

Users / Re: thinking about new av receiver
« on: August 01, 2014, 01:03:07 pm »
I wondered if it is possible to use the ethernet connection as multiple audio cards somehow? (so one can stream with squeeze to it and have a multi zone solution)

Users / Re: Upgrading to 1204 - considerations
« on: July 21, 2014, 05:44:14 pm »
I am using mythtv .28 on 12.04 and its the best result I had on lmce thus far but ymmv

Developers / Re: squeezelite as an alternative to squeezeslave
« on: July 19, 2014, 01:06:17 pm »
I would use the existing DT otherwise you will have to change code since lmce needs to know that it is usable for playing audio. Thom pointed me to it and I made the changes but probably did something wrong cause it did not work and I ended up using the existing DT. Since phenigma wants to replace squeezeslave I see even less need to use another DT since otherwise you end up removing the same code afterwards ;-).

If possible please add a optional configuration to be able to specify pulseaudio sinks. Has no influence on the way it works for normal usage and might be useful later on (I use it myself since I run on pulseaudio).

Developers / Re: squeezelite as an alternative to squeezeslave
« on: July 18, 2014, 09:36:58 am »
Just replace the squeezeslave script and adapt the template if required for your use case. Works fine. I suggested using squeezeslave and squeezelite next to eachother some time ago but it was insisted on swapping one for the other. I get so disapointed seeing effort being lost like this when the biggest problem is the amount of development power around lmce.

Users / Re: NAS - FreeNAS, LMCE or something else?
« on: July 14, 2014, 02:16:16 pm »
RAID just spreads the content over multiple drives in such a way that if one drive (raid-z1) or two drives (raid-z2) fails it can still server the original content like nothing happened. Since it functions like a normal drive if you delete the contents it is gone. It is more a redundancy solution (more uptime) then a backup solution. It makes sure the service keeps running if something fails. You still prefer to have a backup though for cases like accidentally fucking up your data yourself, your house that burns down or somebody who has the insight he has a better use for your hardware....

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