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Users / Re: Linux MCE vs VISTA MCE
« on: September 27, 2009, 10:59:35 am »
Yeah, VisaMCE is so wonderful that you even had to ask us for support here...  ::)

Furthermore, I see no use in posting this kind of obvious flame-bait again, so don't be to surprised if this thread gets deleted.
yes i used vnc and it works now..

I understand this is a sensitive subject and probably most users who dont want to use LinuxMCE would just drop th software and never come back.
I post this to let you guys realise it faults in the eyes of the common users.
I am a pc designer and see many people who have tried it.

I want to see the product better. if you delete it, so be it.

But stop focusing on the home automation and try to improve the basic media interactivity

Take the criticism as its important for a product to know its faults.
And oh yes Vista Mce has also its faults.

This comes from a guys who supports linux for years and will still do so. But i look at the big picture wich is to use my system the best way possible.

I hope i help!

Users / Re: Linux MCE vs VISTA MCE
« on: September 27, 2009, 10:55:28 am »
Your comments, though accurate in most cases, may be misleading for new users.  It's also important to realize this is a case for one user - In my experience, it is easier, quicker, and significantly cheaper to set up and run LinuxMCE than any of the Windows MCE products.

Quoting from the FAQ, first section ( ):
"LinuxMCE is a whole home automation suite"

Notice it does not say "media-center" - that's because it does a lot more stuff - media is just one aspect.  Read the rest of the section for a pretty complete list of things Vista MCE cannot (and will never) do.

Sorry to interrupt you there but this is a big point i think.
The Linuxmce say for example "my home says hello, and does light on automaticaly, etc..."

Sorry but the majority of the public out there wants to have a mediacenter (thats wat the MCE stands for in Linux MCE) that plays perfect video, blu ray and pictures...

Its very important you realise that the common user wants this

Users / Linux MCE vs VISTA MCE
« on: September 26, 2009, 05:29:14 pm »
Hi Guys

I have used linux mce for over a year and i am now using Vista MCE

I Want to post my personal comparision to help Linux MCE improve, it can only be benefitial for its development.


Linux MCE has the drivers onboard and Vista MCE is a question of installing the mobo drivers
Linux MCE is a bit picky on its hardware, while Vista MCE does have the advantage of a wider range of compatibilaty

On both i installed them on a TFT and when finished i hooked them up on my full hd TV

On linux MCE i needed to change resolution and work with a TFT next to my tv for setting up.
Also Dolby 5.1 was not working.

In Vista MCE i booted the same pc on my pc and he immedialtely took the good resolution (1920 *  1080)

Also the S3 sleep function works in Vista MCE


In linux MCE you have a build in ripper and DVD librabry system, on Vista MCE not.
I had to install anydvd and mymovies 2 for Vista MCE.

On linux MCE i can not play Blu ray DVD, on Vista MCE i can! it uses Powerdvd to play the blu ray.

The Quality of sound and pictures are very good in Vista MCE, on Linux MCE i get the tearing of video..

In Vista MCE he can immediately recognise my pictures on my CF card from my camera and asks me if i want to import them.

On Vista MCE i see allot of system power being used, on Linux mce he works fine with less power.

On Vista MCE i can goto movie channels, games, and install a new satelite card.

On linux MCE not and i have to be very carefull installing a satelite card that works without hacking.

On Vista MCE i can do home automation if i would like and on linux mce its build in.

Thats my experience, and i must admit that Vista MCE just works better for my usage (video, music, pictures, satelite, PVR)
You might now be able to give me 10 workarounds, but i should not have to workaround and fiddle for the basic things that a mediacenter should be able to do..

I hope there comes a day when i can say, i am using Linux MCE again!

Users / Re: Video improved?
« on: August 02, 2009, 12:09:46 am »
Tearing is indeed like a Z movement in the film.
it occurs more in rapid action scenes

My hardware:

E4850 dual core
2gb ddr2 ram
Asrock 7 HDVI
Nvida 7600 HS 256MB SVHS

Users / Re: Video improved?
« on: July 21, 2009, 09:53:42 am »
I just see the new site , then i wondered if this problem was solved.
I think the answers here would be clearer than the wiki.

But eliminating the alpha blend i did and i still have that tearing in video?

Wat i do not understand is that some have a good video without tearing with aplha blend turned off... then why is this the cause of nvidia drivers?

I any case i would like linuxmce to improve as a good alternative because i am a linux fan.

but the video tearing is a bit clouding the issue.

I don not use home automation

Users / Video improved?
« on: July 20, 2009, 10:03:13 am »

I see your website is new, is there any new changes on Linuxmce?

You ar still using kubuntu 7.10 (9.4 is out)

Is the video crack still present when playing videos?

Users / Re: DVD FILE
« on: May 03, 2009, 05:23:44 pm »
correction , you guys are right!!

anybody now how to let vista mediacenter , use VLC as standard player?

Users / Re: DVD FILE
« on: May 03, 2009, 05:20:40 pm »
but wat about the keys????

When playing it plays distorted video, because of the keys i think? no?

Users / Re: DVD FILE
« on: May 01, 2009, 03:03:53 pm »
tx, i used daemon tools who can read the iso files, but the video is all distorted.

I do see you have the big file wich is movie.dvd  , then you have movie.keys.tar.gz and movie.dvd.id3

do i do something with this?

Users / Re: DVD FILE
« on: April 30, 2009, 10:29:37 am »
so to play a movie in windows for example, i have to burn the .dvd on a DVD disk again?
Or can i work directly

Users / DVD FILE
« on: April 30, 2009, 12:40:10 am »

The ripped DVD's are saved on my linuxmce in a .dvd extension.
How can for example windows read a .dvd extension file?


Users / Re: Sorry
« on: April 16, 2009, 03:39:42 pm »
My hat of for linuxmce and linux programmers. I support linux 1000% , but as you say it depends wat you want it for.
I hope the little things get solved asap and you will find me using it again asap

Users / Re: Sorry
« on: April 15, 2009, 02:42:41 pm »
Surely there is a problem on the tearing? This forum is full of users who had problems
My config:

Asrock Kn6fg
4880E 45W Dual COre AMD
Nvidia 7600 256MB Silent HDTV
2GB RAM PC6400
Hauppage PVR150
S1500 technotrend DVB-S card
Remote control with standard mediacenter remote

Users / Re: Sorry
« on: April 15, 2009, 12:32:06 pm »
I did that guys, yes the overlay looks not good, but i could live with that.

Unforrtenately the tearing still happens. Strange

Does Nvidia not have any good drivers, because they give support until the latest cards..

Ok Blu ray , i know its a commercial thing and i find DVD to be very good also.

Hardware support, i am a linux user so i know i have to choose the correct stuf.

But simple features like plugging in your sd cards from your camera , copying it to your mce and directly viewing a slideshow should realy be no hassle..
Copying a DVD without having to go in the kubuntu GUI, just with the remote control

These little features may seem small compared to the automatisation interface or voip interface, but its something probably mostly used by the novice user

Maybe the lmce guys should take these features more in account and just change that

Users / Re: Sorry
« on: April 15, 2009, 06:21:44 am »
Moderators just remove my topic if you want, all i wanted to do was express my opinion :)

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