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Installation issues / Re: video stops playing
« on: August 26, 2014, 04:18:33 pm »
I've seen this behaviour when the hard drive is full up, could that be the issue?

Cheers,
Matt.

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Users / Re: Why Do Media Directors Exist?
« on: August 22, 2014, 04:45:16 pm »
Matt - see my earlier post in this thread re LiveTV etc. But the short answer is you can watch live TV via you actual TV - we provide control of the TV for this purpose and you can also watch live TV via any STB's you have controlled by your system too (either locally in the room or sometimes via a video matrix for a larher install where you have centralised STB's distributed through an HDMI Matrix).

Yes you do loose the Orbiter UI on the TV... but you have it instead on your tablet or smartphone instead. The UI then is right in your hand... and you can switch to any room/device and control it without having any TV's on at all...or turn a TV on from tablet/smartphone if you want to etc etc.

All the best

Andy

Gotcha. I always liked the idea of the centralised TV feed, and then TV in other rooms was just an Ethernet cable away. I used to use that extensively (we don't watch TV any more). However I guess you still get that with what you are saying regarding the use of a video matrix.

I have smartphone, jogglers etc running orbiter, so I guess I could live without the onscreen orbiter, however I still use it, but that might just be because it's there.

I think a R-Pi MD would be the best of both worlds. A LMCE-controlled XBMC R-Pi would also be interesting. I can't say I've had many issues with the MDs themselves. Is what your suggesting more reliable simply because it's not running its OS via the cable? Because a media player is still a standalone piece of hardware that can potentially fail.

Cheers,
Matt.

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Users / Re: Why Do Media Directors Exist?
« on: August 21, 2014, 04:11:25 pm »
Both very valid and good points. Being in charge of, and being able to modify, your MD is essentially what i was referring to in my last paragraph. And if you are a VDR user then I can see why loosing that would be a big hit.

How do you deal with watching liveTV using a media player? Does the TV signal, whether it's satellite, freeview, cable, whatever, still go to the core?

Also do you lose the onscreen orbiter? If yes, while not a showstopper, I would say it's a disadvantage, it's great being able to do anything from anywhere.

Cheers,
Matt.

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Users / Re: Power saving topic
« on: August 12, 2014, 10:27:34 pm »
Very interesting!

Obviously I would never dream of saying "oh how I wish upnp media players were supported by LMCE, when will it be sorted" because that would simultaneously violate rules #1 and #2, but if they were supported I would certainly consider it from what you are saying.

I guess if you run cameras then you will always struggle to downsize your core? Is there anything else that would make down-sizing the core difficult?

Cheers,
Matt.

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Users / Re: Power saving topic
« on: August 12, 2014, 04:55:34 pm »
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. Mine switches on/off (OK, hibernates) when I arm/disarm the alarm, so it will be even less than that. Barely seems worth worrying about? Of course I am talking purely from a monetary point of view here, there is always the green argument.

However I appreciate it allows you to downsize the core, I have no idea how much juice my core is using.

Cheers,
Matt.

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Users / Re: Power saving topic
« on: August 12, 2014, 12:03:16 pm »
Andrew, I'm intrigued, when you say "upnp media players", is this standalone hardware that you're referring to?

If yes, would I be right in saying that this isn't integrated with LMCE in the true sense, i.e. it's controlled separately, and merely plays remote media that's made available to it?

Cheers,
Matt.

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Users / Re: What Android app to use
« on: July 29, 2014, 03:06:00 pm »
http://deb.linuxmce.org/LinuxMCE-Orbiter.apk

But you should play with qOrbiter as well.

Cheers,
Matt.

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Users / Re: NAS - FreeNAS, LMCE or something else?
« on: July 14, 2014, 03:59:03 pm »
OK that's good to know thanks guys. And I'm beginning to see the SWMBO theme here as well :-)

Cheers,
Matt.


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Users / Re: NAS - FreeNAS, LMCE or something else?
« on: July 14, 2014, 11:30:45 am »
I've clearly not understood how RAID works. If you accidentally wipe or corrupt the source, will that not also happen to the copy? Why do you need both RAID and rsync?

I have often thought about a separate server for torrents/security camera/NAS etc, but I haven't really had the need yet, the core does it all!

FWIW I like the separate D-link NAS drives, and I believe they are quite hackable i.e. custom OSs and what not, should anyone want to go down that route.

Cheers,
Matt.

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Users / Re: NAS - FreeNAS, LMCE or something else?
« on: July 11, 2014, 10:21:13 am »
I have recently gone centralised with my data and I haven't looked back. Big hard drives in a D-link NAS making up the primary storage, and then I have a second D-link NAS which is effectively a clone.

The 2nd NAS is set up to not show its content in LMCE. Also I wouldn't go near a RAID setup, I have never liked the idea of data being automatically mirrored, also every time I read about RAID it's usually in the context of somebody having issues with it. I use rsync like possy says to backup, run by a cronjob. This way you can decided which folders are backed up incrementally, which ones are mirrored, etc.

Like you I didn't want to back up all of my movies. However a nice compromise is to have the cronjob also run "ls" on the directory in question and put the output into a text file with a date stamp. That way if the hard drive goes down, I at least have a list of what I had.

Cheers,
Matt.

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Users / Re: joggler: error running apt-get
« on: April 04, 2014, 04:54:59 pm »
I really don't know, if it would be helpful I can check to see if it's vfat, but you'll have to tell me how.

Cheers,
Matt.

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Users / Re: joggler: error running apt-get
« on: April 03, 2014, 10:18:41 am »
Otherwise everything is working as it should?

A quick google points towards possible issues with the plymouth modules, so you could try removing those (obviously I have no idea whether this is safe in this situation, do so at your own risk, but from what I understand it's to do with splashscreens).

The module r8169 refers to your network, so I don't know if that gives you any clues. Are you using your joggler wireless or wired?

Cheers,
Matt.

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Users / Re: joggler: error running apt-get
« on: April 02, 2014, 01:47:20 pm »
Which part specifically is giving that issue? Did you replace the sources.list as instructed? Are you running the commands as root?

Cheers,
Matt.

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Users / Re: Possy: ? about joggler
« on: March 25, 2014, 10:14:47 am »
I like jogglers. I am using some as standalone orbiters, others as orbiters/squeezeslave entertainment zones. Can be used wired or wireless. The speakers on them are surprisingly good. WAF is high, she has one in her sewing room which she uses for audio, internet radio, etc.

Wiki instructions are fine, although I did have one issue http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=13464.msg98344#msg98344

Cheers,
Matt.

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Have you considered a faulty switch?

Cheers,
Matt.

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