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Installation issues / Re: Installing 12.04
« on: December 13, 2014, 07:07:45 pm »
Hey!  You'll need to install on a 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin Kubuntu installation.  We do not have support for Utopic.


Developers / Re: Developing a Weather Plugin, videos
« on: December 10, 2014, 02:47:30 pm »
Portions of the weather plugin were missing from the binary releases up until about 8 weeks ago.  Some changes may have occurred during that addition.  All missing graphics should now be available and all items *should* update based on Thom's initial test script.


Users / Re: LinuxMCE HDMI-CEC control demonstration
« on: December 09, 2014, 05:12:09 pm »
Let me know how you get on and if you have any issues, questions that I can help with.


Users / LinuxMCE HDMI-CEC control demonstration
« on: November 30, 2014, 11:01:00 pm »
Hi all, I thought I would share a video that Thom requested showing some HDMI-CEC control using a Pulse-Eight HDMI-CEC adaptor and the integration within LinuxMCE.

I'm not one for narration, so there is none, it makes the video a little boring but it does show what is possible.  What you will see is HDMI-CEC control of the TV/Amplifier and a connected PS4.  At the end you will also see an infrared controlled Xbox360 seamlessly integrated in the same setup.  The control is all performed from a Windows Orbiter but you can use any input device MCE remote, qOrbiter, USB game pad, weborbiter, etc, etc to achieve the same control.  This really demonstrates the flexibility and integration possibilities in the system.

All the same control is possible with a connected Raspberry Pi media director as well.



Users / Re: Airplayer device as Audio for a room?
« on: November 30, 2014, 10:52:35 pm »
Hi, The summary of what I cant work out is to be able to use a physical airplay compatible device to stream audio/music for a room, that can be controlled from an orbiter. I read a while ago that it should be possible because of the way the airplay plugin works - data goes to the DCE and gets directed to the airplay devices (scripts) on the MDs. So I figured create a faux "AirPlay Audio Player" and put in the IP and/or Mac of the physical device.

I see that I can only create them under Orbiters, which the room doesn't have. Before I go any further am I wasting my time and completely wrong all together? Can I perhaps use the "AirPlay Audio Player" template as a base for what I want?


This would be a great feature request for trac.


Users / Re: CT100 ZWave Thermostat Fahrenheit vs Celcius
« on: November 30, 2014, 10:51:19 pm »
I think we need to extend launch manager so it reloads core devices when the dcerouter reloads.  Only children of the onscreen orbiters get reloaded right now. iirc.


Users / Re: Raspberry Pi Model A+ Experiences
« on: November 26, 2014, 12:22:06 am »
I haven't got a model A yet but I was tempted to get one to see if it could run as a simple orbiter combined with the small adafruit touchscreen and placed in a wall box to control lights, set alarm status etc.

Not sure if the 256mb ram would run orbiter though but a web interface may work, I know this could be done with the model b but this a+ is quite a bit smaller now and more importantly in-wall its not as tall.

Just my ideas there so cheep you can afford to experiment:)

I have run orbiter on an Adafruit touchscreen.  The screens are much too small to be usefull as a full orbiter, a minimal version *could* work but that is a lot of effort.  Running a weborbiter or something similar, as totallymaxed suggests, is likely the best option for the A+.


Users / Re: MCE and PLC
« on: November 26, 2014, 12:18:43 am »
No one has added any DTs that would permit that currently, but it is doable.


Users / Re: HDMI-CEC control (RaspberryPi and PulseEight)
« on: November 23, 2014, 11:19:06 pm »
Input switching, volume control on AVRs, Power On/Off, Play/Pause/Stop, etc. are all functional now with the appropriate device templates added to your systems.  Still having issues controlling tv volume directly.  I really like that proper off functionality is possible for devices like the PS3 & PS4 that have been difficult to properly control.


Hi Andrew,

I appreciate your ongoing support of the LinuxMCE community and the expectations of our users when a product is advertised as 'supported'.  Thanks for clarifying, again, that you will add the appropriate DeviceTemplates, to LinuxMCE, to truly make this supported from LinuxMCE!  I look forward to the additions.


Let's be clear.  I am not confused about the product you are offering or the extent (or not) of its' capabilities.  I am confused by the fact that your subject line claims there is support for it in LinuxMCE when there is not.  I would consider purchasing your product, and promote it to others for you, if it was actually supported from LinuxMCE.

Thank you for clarifying that you intend to add the needed Device Template(s) so that it can be 'supported from LinuxMCE' as you claim. 


Hi Andrew,

You seem to be taking my position as a personally attack, I can assure you that nothing is farther from the truth.  I have never once suggested that you should not be selling your hardware/software through the forums here, or in conjuction with LinuxMCE, or supported in LinuxMCE when that is the case.  And I will never suggest that you should not be.

I have not, and never will, dispute that you have contributed greatly, and continue to contribute to LinuxMCE.  I, and everyone in the community, appreciate that greatly!  Let me say that again: *I* appreciate what you do and your contributions to the community greatly!  I have a great deal of respect for you Andrew.  It is because I wish to keep that respect that I brought this issue forward.

There is no confusion on this AT ALL.

This statement is false.  *I* am confused due to the subject of this thread "Support Added for CEC control of HDMI Switches from LinuxMCE".  There is no support in LinuxMCE for your device.  That is confusing to me, and I'm not the only one.


Hi Andrew,

When you do release a Device Template it will then be LinuxMCE compatible.  I appreciate that the rest interface may be easy for *some* people to create an interface for, the fact remains the device is not compatible until the user creates their own Device Template, as they would have to do for every other incompatible device in existence.  By your logic it could be said that all devices are compatible with LinuxMCE (of course that is if the user creates their own Device Template.)

"Support Added for CEC control of HDMI Switches from LinuxMCE" <- this simply is not true at the current time.

Thank you for clarifying your intentions to eventually make the device compatible with LinuxMCE.



I would like to point out that you are not advertising truthfully about the product.  Your CEC devices do not work with LinuxMCE unless the user creates their own driver in LinuxMCE for it.  It is my opinion that it is poor form to claim compatibility when there is none.


Users / Re: Automatic adding Internet Radio streams to LinuxMCE
« on: November 17, 2014, 11:15:23 pm »
Hey guys, I tried the script (it thinks I'm in Missouri for some reason)  but my system won't play any of the included radio stations that it does add.  Do I need to do anything else?


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