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Users / Motion is driving me crazy
« on: November 23, 2008, 06:28:35 am »
Hi all.

I have a 4 port card in the system and have been plying witht he motion wrapper etc.

I followed a help type page somewhere and installed a motion wrapper and then a generic card. BTW its 4 ports.

I confirmed it was working as best I could and plugged a camera into each port one at a time to make sure the box was seeing it as a 4 port and yes all went well. 3 blue screens and an image across one of the cameras. Although it was only showing an image on the top 1/4 of the jpg and the rest was blue.

So playing around I logged into the box via the motion stuff on port 8888 and looked at the parameters. Input was 8 and I needed 1 for a card, Norm was something and I needed 0 for PAL and a few other things.

So I played around and actually seemed to get it to work via the motion config files.

However it seems that every time I restart LMCE it overwrites the files for motion and as one example, Input always goes back to 8.

HAve I discovered something new or am I missing something? HAs anyone got any suggestions please as I am pulling my every decreasing hair out.


Users / Re: tv card in core server?
« on: November 13, 2008, 05:15:30 am »
Sorry. I am not looking at HACKING anything. I would like to be able to feed my system with my sat feed pay tv LEGALY. All I wanted to know if it can be done with Linuxmce....


Users / Re: tv card in core server?
« on: November 11, 2008, 06:01:57 am »
Ok. How does one tell if he can use VDR or MYTH?

I am in Canberra Australia and mainly watch free to air tv as I am never home so pay tv such as foxtel etc isn't realy worth it.

However I do use a simalar cheaper SelectTV from satalite.

I have a decoder box with a smart cart type thingo.

Now I have seen pci cards that seem to allow this type of smart card to be plugged in and then placed in the pc.

Idealy, I would like to be able to watch different channels on different tvs (kids in lounge and me somewhere else) with the minumum cards here in Aus so which way do I go?

Users / Re: tv card in core server?
« on: November 10, 2008, 05:49:45 pm »
Whats VDR?

Users / Re: Australian LMCE users.....
« on: November 10, 2008, 06:20:44 am »
I will have a look at the PLCBus stuff.

As fro the GSD one, the only reason I am looking at that is all my stuff in my initial install and test is wired back to a central point and I already play and create projects with PICs. Therefore I have most of the gear so I can play a bit.

I did find a bit of info on the Ruby side of things for sending text but limited on recieving and responding etc to incoming text messages via serial. I will do a bit more searching on this as its the most cost effective for myself. If anyone has a link or to for Incoming messages and how they are handled I would be very greatful.

I must point out I am only in the initial setup stage. I have been looking around for a setup and have been thrilled to find LMCE so just getting used to what I can do.

I am especially interested in the CCTV side of things and firing events from movement etc. I was initially looking at Zoneminder as it does a heap and also has the ability to move images etc of site. Does anyone have much experience with whats offered as part of the LMCE camera inclsive? I do like the idea of being able to see my cameras form anywhere in the building though. I have even toyed with the idea of running LMCE and a Zoneminder box side by side and splitting the camera's into the 2 systems,

As for the X10, yes I have found it to be non reliable in its use. I sometimes have to hit rf remotes etc a couple of times and lights seem to come on randomly. Not every time but a couple of times I have noticed that I look around and what was meant to be off is now on.

Thanks all.

Users / Re: Australian LMCE users.....
« on: November 10, 2008, 02:59:50 am »
Ok other than X10, whats available here in Australia that works well with LMCE?

I also program in Delphi (Pascal) and use MikroPascal to program up PIC's so was thinking about making up a PIC to do what I want and connecting via the serial port. This I gather would be a GSD. Are they bi-directional? If I can get LMCE to send data out as simple TEXT etc that will do all I need as far as turning on relays etc but can I have my PIC send serial text back to the LMCE and have it act upon it. If I can, I will build up my own interfaces to my gear here like my custom built HVAC unit, Exhaust fans etc..

I have signed up on the yahoo groups for the Aus stuff.

Thanks all

Users / Re: Australian LMCE users.....
« on: November 09, 2008, 02:25:09 am »
Canberra Here. Just looking into it. Whats the go with PLCBus? Why not X10?

Also a Lic Sparky

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