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I'm in. I started setting up the 8.10 build environment a few days ago. I'm almost done with that. It looks like there are a few simple examples of both a DCE plugin and the torrent handling available.

Installation issues / Re: Newbie -> iMON Pad and VFD
« on: June 30, 2009, 10:35:30 pm »
Well, if it is acting like a keyboard then maybe xkbevd from xkbutils package will give you more information. If it is using lirc, then should help debug it.

I do believe that things like Programming Challenge: DCE Device: Torrent Downloader PlugIn are a good step in the right direction. That is a simple scope task that is moderately well defined (the rest of the definition is left to the consumer as a training exercise). I have been setting up my build system for 8.10 for the past few days and I intend on starting on that project simply so I can learn more about the entire system. I am a complete noob on LinuxMCE development and I expect to run into some walls on it but I also intend on documenting the daylights out the process. Once I'm done going through it I should be able to provide documentation on what I had a difficult time with. I think the first part is that I never knew where to start. The Programming Challenge is good for that.

Users / gpodder integration scripts
« on: June 29, 2009, 06:09:31 am »
I have been using gpodder to download my audio and video podcasts for quite some time now. It has a very strange file folder structure and file names, so I found a couple of nice scripts that fix that problem. Then I got tired of no ID3 information associated with the files and fixed up the script to write some of them out. I am still having some problems with it dumping out incompatible ID3v2 codes that LinuxMCE can't seem to read (nor can the command line id3v2).

Here is the file I put in cron.daily, you will have to change the paths and users:
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su -c "gpodder -r" youruser
su -c "python /path/to/script/ --yes /mnt/device/yourdevice/public/data/videos/podcastlink" youruser > /dev/null

Run sudo apt-get install gpodder to get gpodder installed. Then run gpodder as your favorite user and subscribe to all the podcasts you want. Put that username into the cron script above. Save the attached python script somewhere and put that location in the cron script as well. Change the long path to where you want your podcasts to appear in your filesystem. It MUST be on the same hard drive as the original files because this script creates a hard link to those files.

This script will give id3v1 tags for now until I can figure out how to get fully compatible tags out of it.

Disclaimer: I don't know python at all. If anyone knows how to fix the ID3v2 tagging problem, please let me know! :-)

Users / Re: Screensaver stretched photos
« on: June 18, 2009, 03:45:46 am »
2560x1920 at 72x72 dpi. Is the resolution too high?

Users / Screensaver stretched photos
« on: June 17, 2009, 07:50:34 am »
I am running 8.10 alpha2 (amazingly stable, I might add) and have a small problem with the photo screensaver. On my 1920x1080 screen, all my photos are stretched horizontally rather horrifically. The ones from flikr didn't seem to have any issues. I have been pouring through every config setting I can see and even went through database tables just now but to no avail. Any ideas where I can fix this?

Users / Re: READ: Website Help Needed
« on: June 13, 2009, 05:30:12 pm »
A rough idea is online.

(dont care about the domain :-))

Users / Re: Web Orbiter problem
« on: June 12, 2009, 05:24:56 am »
The reboot worked and now I can see full process information. I was trying to debug it on my own without rebooting. :D Now I know a little bit more about the system. Really want to start deeper work than just debugging my own problems.

Users / Web Orbiter problem
« on: June 11, 2009, 05:12:59 am »
I installed Alpha2 and have followed the instructions to install a web orbiter. All went well except that it doesn't work. :( I looked in the device log file and find the following repeated ad nauseum:

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Attempting to create socket on host port 3461 ... OK.
socket_connect() failed.
Reason: (111) Connection refused
Closing socket ... OK.

I've searched and found nothing. Any ideas?

Developers / Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
« on: June 10, 2009, 05:38:59 pm »
Do something like Rapid Share:

I've never used it, but it is free.

Users / Re: On the edge
« on: May 25, 2009, 06:26:41 pm »

I'm off to MediaMarkt later on to get my bits and pieces to start the first part of my MCE system  ;D

I just need to confirm some things though.

1) I'm going for a dedicated core. As long as linux will run on it, I'm ok right? The motherboard concerns are only for MDs and hybrids? 2Gb RAM is more than enough, correct?
3) I don't want to draw a distinction between ripped content, stuff downloaded from a torrent and stuff recorded off-air. I'm thinking of a BIG HDD for media and then a smaller one for OS / swap etc. Where in the Linux directory stucture should I mount my media drive? I'm assuming /home, but is this where VDR puts it's stuff too? (I know about the auto-mount, but, like I said, I want my TV recordings to make use of the same available space as my other sourced media. Alternatively, should I just go for one big drive (or array) rather than splitting off the OS?)
I'll answer the ones I know.

1 - I have a "recycled" PC for my Core. Pretty much anything goes. More CPU/Bandwidth/Disk IO required for more live recording than for playback (since most of that is at MD) so pretty much a decent system.
3 - Whatever hard disk you plug in will be used for media. The system doesn't really care if you have MP3s ripped DVDs or recorded TV shows on the drive. It will use it. That is all in there. I have my collection spread across 4 different drives and I can't tell what physical hardware they reside on until I try and sort by filename. You can just leave the drive blank and plug it in. After LinuxMCE is running it will notice the drive and add it to your collection of storage units. No need to mount it directly.

Users / Re: how do I force a search of second HDD for all media?
« on: May 24, 2009, 05:03:52 pm »
/boot may not be mounted so in that case: sudo mount /boot

Users / Re: Android?
« on: May 20, 2009, 10:37:54 pm »
One would hope that the JavaMO would work on that phone.

Installation issues / Re: login as root on md
« on: May 19, 2009, 07:45:08 pm »
The authentication on the media directors does not necessarily contain all of the authentication of the core. Sudo to root on the core and you can access any MD directly with ssh. It seems to work well for me. This is the same on 710 and, apparently, has not changed for the 810 releases.

Installation issues / Re: login as root on md
« on: May 19, 2009, 07:03:31 pm »
Shell root:

sudo su -

The other stuff I do not know

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