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Users / Re: NAS - FreeNAS, LMCE or something else?
« on: August 06, 2014, 06:41:44 pm »
I would Stay with Linuxmce. 
I have 80gb hard drive on which core/hybrid system installed.
I have another 1 TB hard drive formatted as xfs (I believe) (I dont remember) which is partitioned as LMCE directory structure. If needed I can just upgrade the towercase that can hold more drives. but I think, for now LMCE fulfills all needs for directing media with much less system requirements. (Except Mediatomb can be more user friendly :P)
If you need to reinstall LMCE that goes on 80gb but the media drive would be plug in play
As far as I understand, Core does not need more powerful system, its your MD needs all juice.

And that is pretty true,, as I run my core on old dell poweredge S420 with pentium single core processor with only 2 gb ram. and it works. except with slow orbiter regen :P

Users / Re: NAS - FreeNAS, LMCE or something else?
« on: August 05, 2014, 12:19:03 am »
FreeNAS has ridiculous hardware requirements, specially if you want to setup ZFS (better performing NAS).

Can someone get away with UFS setup just for Media contents.(movies High quality and Music)?
Never used FreeNAS before, in order it tobe LMCE compatible, do we need any specific FreeNAS setup?
I believe someone in the past suggested to have it setup like /public and /user just the way like LMCE likes, is it true? 

Users / Re: unable to update please take a look at source.list
« on: August 01, 2014, 04:25:46 pm »
replace anything that has "mirror://" with ""

Sorry for late reply. It worked like a charm. Thanks Much.

Users / unable to update please take a look at source.list (SOLVED)
« on: July 05, 2014, 08:27:22 pm »
hello there,

I fired up my core after a long time. works fine but upon trying to update, I am not fetching sources.

My source.list look like following,
deb file:/usr/pluto/deb-cache ./

deb lucid beta2
deb 20dev_ubuntu  main
# deb  lucid free non-free
deb stable  main
deb lucid partner
deb mirror://  lucid main restricted universe multiverse
deb mirror://  lucid-updates main restricted universe multiverse
deb mirror://  lucid-security main restricted universe multiverse   

I commented out medibuntu repo just now to avoid error. still I sense something is wrong.

Any input?


Users / Intel next unit of computing box
« on: December 30, 2013, 11:34:34 pm »
Hey guys,

What are your comments on these box?

Please take a moment to have a look.

Thanks,  and Happy new year in advance !

Developers / Minidlna
« on: December 26, 2013, 05:36:36 am »
there is a sweet little program in ubunutu's repository called minidlna,

very easy to use , can it be included in our system? we have had issues with mediatomb in the past.


Installation issues / Re: 10.04 Install issue
« on: March 11, 2013, 05:50:26 pm »
When the computer boots up it goes right into the flickr background with the arrows. I'm not a Linux pro, so I'm not sure what to do to get around this..

Thanks again...

I think that is one of the purpose of the system, Playing media all the time when there is noting going on. I think its cool feature.

Users / Re: mediatomb
« on: March 03, 2013, 07:00:47 pm »
here is my  /etc/mediatomb/config.xml
theteju@dcerouter:/etc/mediatomb$ cat config.xml
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<config version="1" xmlns="" xmlns:xsi="" xsi:schemaLocation="">
    <ui enabled="yes" show-tooltips="yes">
      <accounts enabled="yes" session-timeout="30">
        <account user="mediatomb" password="mediatomb"/>


    <name>LinuxMCE via MediaTomb</name>
      <sqlite3 enabled="no">
      <mysql enabled="yes">
    <protocolInfo extend="yes"/><!-- For PS3 support change to "yes" -->
       Uncomment the lines below to get rid of jerky avi playback on the
       DSM320 or to enable subtitles support on the DSM units
      <add header=" Streaming"/>
      <add header=" DLNA.ORG_OP=01;DLNA.ORG_CI=0;DLNA.ORG_FLAGS=01500000000000000000000000000000"/>

    <!-- Uncomment the line below if you have a Telegent TG100 -->
  <import hidden-files="no">
    <scripting script-charset="UTF-8">
      <virtual-layout type="builtin">
      <extension-mimetype ignore-unknown="no">
        <map from="mp3" to="audio/mpeg"/>
        <map from="ogg" to="application/ogg"/>
        <map from="asf" to="video/x-ms-asf"/>
        <map from="asx" to="video/x-ms-asf"/>
        <map from="wma" to="audio/x-ms-wma"/>
        <map from="wax" to="audio/x-ms-wax"/>
        <map from="wmv" to="video/x-ms-wmv"/>
        <map from="wvx" to="video/x-ms-wvx"/>
        <map from="wm" to="video/x-ms-wm"/>
        <map from="wmx" to="video/x-ms-wmx"/>
        <map from="m3u" to="audio/x-mpegurl"/>
        <map from="pls" to="audio/x-scpls"/>
        <map from="flv" to="video/x-flv"/>
        <map from="vdrs" to="video/x-vdr"/>
        <map from="avi" to="video/mpeg"/>
        <!-- Uncomment the line below for PS3 divx support -->
        <!-- <map from="avi" to="video/divx"/> -->
        <!-- Uncomment the line below for D-Link DSM / ZyXEL DMA-1000 -->
        <!-- <map from="avi" to="video/avi"/> -->
        <map from="audio/*" to="object.item.audioItem.musicTrack"/>
        <map from="video/*" to="object.item.videoItem"/>
        <map from="image/*" to="object.item.imageItem"/>
        <treat mimetype="audio/mpeg" as="mp3"/>
        <treat mimetype="application/ogg" as="ogg"/>
        <treat mimetype="audio/x-flac" as="flac"/>
        <treat mimetype="image/jpeg" as="jpg"/>
        <treat mimetype="audio/x-mpegurl" as="playlist"/>
        <treat mimetype="audio/x-scpls" as="playlist"/>
        <treat mimetype="audio/x-wav" as="pcm"/>
        <treat mimetype="video/x-msvideo" as="avi"/>
        <treat mimetype="video/mp4" as="mp4"/>
        <treat mimetype="audio/mp4" as="mp4"/>

    <autoscan use-inotify="auto">
      <directory location="/home/public/data/audio" mode="timed" interval="3600"
          level="full" recursive="yes" hidden-files="no"/>
      <directory location="/home/public/data/videos" mode="timed" interval="3600"
          level="full" recursive="yes" hidden-files="no"/>
      <directory location="/home/public/data/pictures" mode="timed" interval="3600"
          level="full" recursive="yes" hidden-files="no"/>                 
      <directory location="/var/lib/mediatomb/TV" mode="timed" interval="3600"
          level="full" recursive="no" hidden-files="no"/>                 
  <transcoding enabled="yes">
        <transcode mimetype="video/x-vdr" using="vdrplay"/>
        <profile name="vdrplay" enabled="yes" type="external">
          <agent command="" arguments="%in %out"/>
          <buffer size="10485760" chunk-size="131072" fill-size="2621440"/>
  <transcoding enabled="no">
      <transcode mimetype="video/x-flv" using="vlcmpeg"/>
      <transcode mimetype="application/ogg" using="vlcmpeg"/>
      <transcode mimetype="application/ogg" using="oggflac2raw"/>
      <transcode mimetype="audio/x-flac" using="oggflac2raw"/>
      <profile name="oggflac2raw" enabled="no" type="external">
        <agent command="ogg123" arguments="-d raw -f %out %in"/>
        <buffer size="1048576" chunk-size="131072" fill-size="262144"/>
      <profile name="vlcmpeg" enabled="no" type="external">
        <agent command="vlc" arguments="-I dummy %in --sout #transcode{venc=ffmpeg,vcodec=mp2v,vb=4096,fps=25,aenc=ffmpeg,acodec=mpga,ab=192,samplerate=44100,channels=2}:standard{access=file,mux=ps,dst=%out} vlc:quit"/>
        <buffer size="14400000" chunk-size="512000" fill-size="120000"/>

I do not remember exactly ,, but lines above in red is what I edited in my file. I would love to have mediatomb server accessible from the external network but I have not been successful yet.

Users / Re: mediatomb
« on: March 03, 2013, 06:17:15 pm »
Ok. First of all. My bad, I was addressing the issue on the post having said, I am attempting to access the media from my Samsung LED tv which in inside of my network via its DLNA playback capabilities, that is where the quality of video gets messed up. it was my mistake to call it MD. sorry.

the media hard drive architecture is linuxmce style. so I have media under user_1 and public folders. mediatomb is only showing contents of pubic. Which is fine and which is what I want. but it does not show all the contents. in other words, its being picky !

I will post my confing.xml soon.


Users / Re: mediatomb
« on: March 02, 2013, 03:52:34 am »
Something has been changed with mediatomb. On ubuntu community document it shows that mediatomb needs user log in , in order to work stable.
I have mediatomb found by my tv (samsung) and also playing audio and video contents.

For that you have to edit its config.xml  file for it. I forgot its path on our system, believe its /etc/pluto/mediatomb/ (dont quote me on that) in that xml file you will have to add mame types for your content. I will post my config.xml when I fire up my core.

however my problem is, mediatomb does not seem to scan all the media. It does not update its database even though scanned manually.
and the video does not play with its proper display, In other words quality of video looks crap on my MD.

I hope I am not too late to reply.
Good luck.

Feature requests & roadmap / Airplay push
« on: January 22, 2013, 09:18:07 pm »
Hello guys,

Recently I came across an app on my Android device namely "imediashare" , It is pretty awesome app. Upon running it simply detects any AV device on the home network and pushes the content towards that device to play on it. , Video, Audio, pictures etc.

Since Lmce core is our main media hub, It would be awesome if the core has such a capacity to recognize any AV playback capable device on the network and simply push the content to play on it.

I don't know. It is out there. It might be possible. The concept on Apple device is called "Airplay". :P

Users / Re: stream desktop audio to lmce
« on: January 22, 2013, 09:09:36 pm »
I am sorry for the comment,

but your mission does not make sense to me. If you are running a MD that means your core is up too. If the core/MD is the same machine, then ideally your media should be on it. why would you run two or three machines to listen to music?

Or am I missing something here?

If it is other way , i.e. you are trying to stream music from your core to any pc in the home.. should make more sense. A possible solution is, Lmce by default hosts mediatomb upnp server (not fully functional though) that will allow your media play on any machine.

once again, sorry for the comment but educate me !

Users / Re: Important notice on main page
« on: January 06, 2013, 04:36:03 am »

Thank you all the developers, Special thanks to L3mce,The guy is up and running to help on IRC anytime with his pistole !!


Users / Re: Will a Dell Optiplex GX280 work as a headless core?
« on: January 01, 2013, 03:26:13 am »
I have dell poweredge SC420 working as a core perfectly. Got 4 GB ram in it. It hits AV wizard with intel chipset no problem. even does not have sound card !

Installation issues / NO sound on MD used to work out of the box.
« on: December 10, 2012, 09:01:58 pm »
Hello guys,

install from reasonably recent snapshot, I have no sound on my MD.

root@moon62:~# dmesg | pastebinit
root@moon62:~# aplay -l | pastebinit
root@moon62:~# lspci | pastebinit

root@moon62:/etc# cat asound.conf | pastebinit
root@moon62:/etc# cat X11/xorg.conf | pastebinit
root@moon62:/etc# lspci -nnk | grep VGA -A3
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation GF108 [GeForce GT 430] [10de:0de1] (rev a1)
   Kernel driver in use: nvidia
   Kernel modules: nvidia-glx-260, nvidiafb, nouveau
01:00.1 Audio device [0403]: NVIDIA Corporation GF108 High Definition Audio Controller [10de:0bea] (rev a1)

The soundcards were detected on AV wizard but upon selecting Asus Xonar D2 , optical output , I have no sound. Used to work out of the box.

Please look at the screen shots of alsamixer from MD. what else am I suppose to do?

any help, greatly appreciated.


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