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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 / 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 / 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 / Sorry
« on: April 14, 2009, 12:54:52 pm »

I am a big linux fan, i always work under linux and play under windows

But this time i am sorry to say that mediacenter Vista has better features then Lmce.

First the screen crack does not appear when you watch DVDs, online channel work, plugging in a usb stick with photos work!
Music you can even buy online, you can copy with your writer, support for many many hardware cards

Never thought i would say this but these are my thoughts

Users / Tearing
« on: March 18, 2009, 11:50:00 am »
I have a question about the tearing is this pure software related?

If so is it fatal for linux mce and mythtv?
Does it work on windows mediacenter because they have better driver support?

Is it hardware related, if so how strong must hardware be

Users / the remote control
« on: March 16, 2009, 01:08:22 pm »
wats the brand and name for the remote control with the gyro action.

I find it very interesting with its WII like action

Users / back to start settings
« on: March 14, 2009, 05:28:57 pm »
I have setup a mce on my tv, but a family member has a 100Hz tv and he sees no GUI

So i would need to set the lmce back to the video setup mode..

How do i fo that as he startsup the VHS out of the graphical card, but  we do not see it

Users / reading pics from photo camera
« on: February 05, 2009, 12:37:04 pm »

basically i want linuxmce to read my flashcard with the pics from my photo cam and copy them to the mce directory to a prefered file

All this i want to control within linuxmce with a remote control


Users / Blu Ray please
« on: February 02, 2009, 12:26:21 pm »
Hey Guys

First , the people who see the software working on a nice LCD screen at 1080p are blown away by this software and its many features.
No Windoz OS has this..

But the question always comes, does it work with Blu ray?

There its a bit emberassing to say.. in future.. or DVD is also very good...

How far are we with Blu ray, this is very very important for a Mediacenter i think

Installation issues / FULL HD PLAY
« on: January 28, 2009, 11:00:51 am »
I see some times that a movies gets a little split frame in it when playing.

Now my CPU is not so strong, its a AMD sempron 3400+ and i have a 7600GS vid card..

Do you suppose i would need a stronger CPU like a 2350 dual core or wat would you suggest

Users / new install
« on: January 27, 2009, 04:50:24 pm »
Can i reinstall my linucmce without loosing my data like video, music etc??

Users / languages
« on: January 24, 2009, 04:19:29 pm »
Does MCE exist in Different languages?

Users / Suspend to RAM
« on: January 07, 2009, 06:02:55 am »
Can a Linuxmce go in suspend to ram mode?
And wake up on a USB trigger?

Seems to me this would be a great way to save power and eliminate boot time

Users / Navigation problems in DVD
« on: January 05, 2009, 03:00:41 pm »

I found a strange problem: With my mediacenter remote control (standard MCE IR control) i could choose the menus in DVD titels.
For example the language or special scenes etc...

Although I can navigate in the LinuxMCE gui, in the DVD movies I con not anymore... where can i adjust this?

Users / setting my pc to hdmi and 1080p
« on: December 29, 2008, 08:32:49 pm »
I use too use the SVHS port from ,my graphical card (XFX 7600GT 512MB HD READY) to my TV

Now i have a new tv wich is full hd ready (1980 * 1080)

When i ask linuxmce to change the resolution he reboots and i see the boot screen in hdmi also

but when he starts up hdmi show nothing and neither does SVHS

How do i change the linuxmce pc to hdmi?

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