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Developers / Re: Raspberry Pi Generic Serial Device
« on: September 30, 2014, 12:17:17 am »
I agree that the rpi is perfect for things like this!  Don't forget to disable media (orbiter) startup by setting the AutostartMedia=0 option in /etc/pluto.conf, assuming you aren't using media on them.  The GSD devices should still be started by Launch_Manager, and if you notice they don't please let me know and I'll make that work (but I think I tested that).

BTW, I'm interested in what sort of devices you are interfacing with!   :)

J.

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Users / Re: Raspberry Pi as a MediaDirector
« on: September 30, 2014, 12:14:36 am »
I would love to support the bpi as an MD, however the sheer amount of effort required to support new media players can be overwhelming.  The LMCE MPlayer_Player device is not written as a full player, it is only supported as a fallback for certain media types from the Xine_Player.

Currently the only playback in HD I can get is with mplayer2.  If the vdpau implementation works with libxine2 then we're laughing.  Until then the amount of work to support media playback is large.

That being said.  I am not abandoning the possibility.  But I also don't have time to test every permutation of options for playback out there.  So, here's what you guys need to do: Find a way to playback accelerated hd with any xine frontend (console player may be the best option), and document what you did.  This can be done from either the raspbian image or the lubuntu image.  It's an armv7 device so in the long run we're looking at ubuntu as all the raspbian packages are built for armv6 and run slower than equivalent armv7 packages.

CEC control is not yet possible on the bpi, it *is* possible but no one has done the firmware end to have it supported, nothing we can really do there.

With working A/V this little guy is a contender and I would support it.  Until then I have other bugs and development that is more pressing.  Wandboard and Cu-Box are both contenders, but both have A/V issues with the quad core models, that's a show stopper again.

J.

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Users / NEW Remote Screens for UI1
« on: September 27, 2014, 02:22:05 am »
Hey all!

I wanted to let everyone know that I created two new MediaTypes (np_PVR & np_Playstation) and my wife built new UI1 remote screens for them.  We have also updated the UI1 np_BluRay remote to include more of the standard buttons you would expect of a blu-ray remote.  And we have a WD HT TV Live that we built a remote screen for as well.  There may be updates/fixes and I'll keep this thread updated.

http://imgur.com/bFoYrD5,wBmBzld#0 <- Blu-Ray

http://imgur.com/Toz0bjG,eICxAKZ#0 <- Playstation (2/3/4)

http://imgur.com/5nkV0yy,gLkjHxr#0 <- PVR

http://imgur.com/97kDTSS#0 <- HDTV

http://imgur.com/3gvwD9W#0 <- XBox (thanks go to tschak909 for creating this screen)

If you have an existing device template that you would like to have utilize the new PVR screens, or you have a blu-ray player and want the new remote screens in 1204:

Code: [Select]
apt-get update
apt-get upgrade
then do a 'Full Regen' of all your orbiters.

If you are on 1004 you should be able to access the new screens by:
Code: [Select]
apt-get update
apt-get upgrade
then do an sqlCVS Update of the 'dce' and 'designer' repo.  (WARNING: this may break other things, I have not tested this on 1004.  You've been warned.)  Then do a 'Full Regen' of all your orbiters.

I'll try to help any way I can.

J.

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Installation issues / Re: HDMI Audio AC3 Problem
« on: September 27, 2014, 02:00:11 am »
Hey, I think we were talking in irc.  If you move to 1204 hdmi is much more supported.  1004 has all sorts of exceptions and issues.

J.

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Installation issues / Re: HDMI Audio AC3 Problem
« on: September 26, 2014, 03:50:21 pm »
Can you paste the contents of /etc/asound.conf and /etc/pluto/xine.conf

J.

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Users / Re: Audio track and Subtitle support
« on: September 26, 2014, 03:47:26 pm »
:)  Keep in mind that there is no feedback at the moment.  I am learning about orbiter to figure out how to get text displaying.  It is going to require some additional glue to send subtitle/audio track changed events and then to listen for them and match them to appropriate orbiters to display.  It won't be quick but it'll come.

J.

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Developers / Re: Raspberry Pi Generic Serial Device
« on: September 26, 2014, 03:43:46 pm »
You're very welcome.  Sorry for the issues with the diskless image, I am trying to keep things fairly stable. 

BTW, my testing of the rpi for serial based GSD devices has worked, but it serial GSD consumes significant resources on the pi CPU and USB bus.

J.

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Developers / Re: Raspberry Pi Generic Serial Device
« on: September 25, 2014, 07:19:09 pm »
Ok, I see what I did.  You are correct, I created a bad softlink to the kernel.  Do this on your core:

Code: [Select]
cd /usr/pluto/diskless/XX/boot
ln -sf kernel.img vmlinuz-3.6-trunk-rpi
cd /usr/pluto/bin
./Diskless_Setup.sh

where XX is the device # of your MD.  That should fix you up for now and I'll get a new Diskless_CreateTBZ.sh out with a fix.

J.

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Users / Re: Volume issue with LG TV template
« on: September 25, 2014, 06:23:26 pm »
Heh.

Purps can you pastebin some logs from the device around when this happens?

"/var/log/pluto/" + device_.devid_.to_s + "_Generic_Serial_Device.log"  <- XX_Generic_Serial_Device.log in /var/log/pluto

I see some potentially bad handling of data in the volume sections.  Do you have a link to the codes for this TV?

J.

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Developers / Re: Raspberry Pi Generic Serial Device
« on: September 25, 2014, 06:15:48 pm »
Diskless Create has changed, a lot has changed.  Packages are not in the same location they used to be and most packages have been updated/upgraded.  I will test this immediately and get back to you.  It looks like your 'rebuild' did not complete properly or you would not be seeing the diskless setup aspects during boot.

J.

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Users / Re: Raspberry Pi as a MediaDirector
« on: September 22, 2014, 09:59:30 pm »
Thanks for all the testing Raybe!

J.

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Installation issues / Re: Installing 12.04 from USB stick
« on: September 20, 2014, 12:57:42 am »
Thanks KirkD!  We will help any way we can.

J.

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Users / Raspberry Pi as a MediaDirector
« on: September 20, 2014, 12:56:31 am »
Hey all!

Well, it's been over 2.5 years since I started down this journey of trying to support the rpi as a media director.  There have been trials and tribulations and breaks of many weeks between development commits.  I have pulled my hair out and re-grown it twice over already.    :o

I can say that now I am confident in the 'alpha' status of the rpi as a Media Director.  The wiki details the methods you need to follow to implement an rpi as a standard MD right now.  I am working hard to implement qorbiter based media directors and the rpi is the test bed for that, at the moment.

If you have a raspberry pi and want to get involved in testing then I'd love to hear your feedback in irc at #linuxmce or #linuxmce-dev.  Visit the wiki at: http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php?title=RaspberryPi to learn how to setup an rpi MD.

Media playback is working with an lmce OMX_Player device to control omxplayer.  The Photo Screen Saver is working.  Please realize that using the rpi as an MD is not the quickest.  Orbiter and Photo Screen Saver take all of the resources of the rpi and not much else is possible.  qOrbiter will open up many possibilities and is being worked on extensively.

Enjoy your LMCE experience and let me know what your experiences are, I'll try to help any way I can.

J.

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Users / Audio track and Subtitle support
« on: September 20, 2014, 12:36:15 am »
Hey all!

I wanted to give a heads up about some additions I've made recently.  The existing code has long permitted the selection of audio tracks and subtitles for non-disc playback.  We have had no place in the user interface to make selections so far.  For me this has been frustrating, I really enjoy 'foreign' or 'subtitled' movies.  To that end I have added buttons to UI1 that allow the cycling of the audio tracks or subtitle tracks that exist in a playing media file.  They are hidden away on the UI1 'Zoom & Aspect' menu.

There is no feedback on the UI for the currently selected tracks, nor for any listing of available tracks.  I hope to provide this functionality at some point but there is a lot that goes into making that happen in the old Orbiter UI.  So for now, you can change audio tracks and subtitle tracks in playing media files.

I would also like to point out that this functionality works within both Xine_Player AND (on regular MDs) and in OMX_Player (on Raspberry Pi MDs).

Like I said, I hope to extend this to make it more user friendly.  For now the capability is there for those that have been requiring or missing it.  :)

This is available for 1204 (precise) ubuntu and on raspbian (wheezy).  apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade then reload your router to get the functionality.

J.

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Installation issues / Re: Installing 12.04 from USB stick
« on: September 20, 2014, 12:25:56 am »
KirkD,

Hardware requirements are a very elusive thing to provide as they are changing all the time.  *Usually* if the ubuntu dvd installer of the same release we have works, then ours will work as well.  We cannot keep abreast of all the kernel updates and hardware changes that occur, there are simply too many.

If the standard Ubuntu 1204 (precise) installer works then *usually* our installer works as well.  But not necessarily from usb, we have not actively tested that recently.  We are very few people trying to make this all work and we really don't have the resources to test every combination and permutation.  To that end, we *really* appreciate feedback and testing from anyone that would like to contribute.  There are so many areas that (like documentation) that need some tlc.

Thanks for any input you can provide!

J.

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