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Users / Re: Matrix-Style Attribute Editor
« on: April 06, 2009, 07:33:51 pm »
Thanks Pnuts,

I'll take a look at it. Only seems to do avi and divx files, but it would be a start.

If there's info somewhere on the .id3 file format, someone could easily write a 3rd party app to handle this. Integration into linuxmce would be prefered obviously, but in the mean time...


Users / Re: Matrix-Style Attribute Editor
« on: April 06, 2009, 06:15:36 pm »
I take it from the lack of responses and page views that

a) there is no such tool
b) there is no desire for such a tool

from which I derive that

c) linuxmce is geared more towards media produced by Big Media Corps versus stuff made by the little guy which isn't catalogued on internet databases. This is a little confusing since I always understood the open source community to stand up for the little guy.

Anyways, I'm hoping someone will point out that being a newby, I have

i)  overlooked an obvious feature and that the lack of responses is merely tongue-biting.
ii) asked about feature which is obviously needed and has been asked for too many times before (though my forum-searches have not revealed such), resulting in tongue-biting.



Users / Matrix-Style Attribute Editor
« on: April 05, 2009, 02:51:46 am »
Linuxmce finds the embedded id3 attribute data for my mp3s (managed via iTunes) fine.

I have a huge number of video files (home videos, downloaded adult entertainment, etc) in formats that have no embedded tagging system and can not be identified via internet lookup. I have begun adding attributes via the web admin but it is going to take me too long since the UI isn't very efficient for this kind of data entry. Is there a tool that allows me to either modify the mysql database itself or .id3 tag files using a matrix-style UI (like iTunes)? I read in one post that the .id3 files were proprietary so I'm guessing the answer is no.

If no, are there plans for such a thing?

Users / Re: Remote: what to buy
« on: March 30, 2009, 09:15:39 pm »
I'm not aware of any 'un-announced' Fiire remote replacements just round the corner. If you like the Gyration style remote's then why not buy a Gyration and make a template for it instead.

FYI, I got that rumor from:

Users / Remote: what to buy
« on: March 30, 2009, 09:06:42 pm »
From my preliminary (mouse+keyboard) tinkering with linuxmce, I love it. However, the remote is a make-or-break aspect of the system.

I understand Fiire is bankrupt, but that there are efforts to bring a replacement remote to market. Am I best to try to find a used Fiire remote, or wait for this alleged replacement? If I wait, are we talking weeks, months, years?

I really want an accelerometer-based or motion-tracking type remote, not a classic button-push-only type.

Users / Re: Vote - on specific Forum Charter question....
« on: March 27, 2009, 08:34:55 pm »
There is no ulterior motive to take over the world and create a superior race of light skinned computer geeks

I've been completely mislead... See you guys.

Users / Re: NVIDIA TV-out s-video composite cable
« on: March 27, 2009, 06:29:51 pm »
Technically anything that carries two or more separate SIGNALS is considered component. That being said, the consumer understands "component" to mean 3xRCA (6 conductor, 3 signal) and "S-video" means 4 conductor, 2 signal. Different words mean different things to different people.

Users / Re: Video Cropping
« on: March 26, 2009, 03:53:51 pm »
On my 1080p Panasonic Plasma (connected via DVI->HDMI) I enabled 1:1 pixel mapping mode within the plasma's settings, which scaled the image correctly. After this I needed to adjust the horizontal and vertical position to center the image. Has the OP tried this, and is there anything wrong with this approach from a picture quality point of view?

Users / Re: Will 0810 take advantage of VDPAU ?
« on: March 26, 2009, 03:05:43 pm »
Seems to me this will be a high demand feature, and I hope the dev team fully intends to support it after 810.

Users / Auto-detection of .avi and .rm
« on: March 25, 2009, 06:08:08 pm »
If I place a .wmv or .mp4 in the /home/public/data/videos directory they appear instantly in the videos list within the orbiter on my hybrid.

If I place an .avi or .rm file in this directory they do not appear and I must add them manually through the admin page. Is this a bug?

Users / Re: NVIDIA TV-out s-video composite cable
« on: March 25, 2009, 06:00:26 pm »
Thank you!

Users / NVIDIA TV-out s-video composite cable
« on: March 25, 2009, 05:46:37 pm »
I have an 8500GT which has a 7-pin "S-video" connector which apparently ( supports composite output "via S-Video to Composite"

The supplied cable is 7-pin "S-video" to 3xRCA component "HDTV out" cable.

What is the simplest way to connect to my old CRT TV which has composite and s-video inputs but no component?

Can I purchase any 4 or 7 pin S-Video to Composite adapter cable and expect it to work, or do I need to be weary of pin-outs?

And whatever I do, is there anything within linuxmce that needs to be done other than the obvious AVWizard settings?

Users / Re: Tearing experiences
« on: March 25, 2009, 03:17:05 pm »
I have no intention of misleading you, and appologize if I have done. As I stated in my original post I had gone through all three UI settings and was experiencing tearing in all of them. I don't know what has changed in my setup since then but UI1 does now seem to solve it, UI2 masked remains to be re-tested.

I wasn't aware that playback in Kaffeine was affected by UI settings, which is why I had left the UI2+alpha setting during the later testing dispite reading about common problems with it. It's now evident that this was a poor assumption, and I appologize for not stating it as one. Sorry for wasting your time.

Users / Re: Tearing experiences
« on: March 25, 2009, 02:43:38 pm »
I tried 70Hz refresh and decided to try it in combo with UI1, the tearing went away, even in Kaffeine.

I switched back to UI2 + alpha and the tearing returned in both the orbiter and Kaffeine.

when doing the alpha blended UI the GPU cant keep up. With Overlay its no problem.

I seem to recall testing UI2 + overlay after watching a youtube video that suggested it as a solution to the tearing problem. I recall that it didn't solve it for me. I will try it again incase my memory is failing me.

If I can be of any assistance please let me know.


Users / Re: Tearing experiences
« on: March 25, 2009, 06:24:02 am »
I'll try some more resolution/refresh rate settings.

Possibly irrelevant:

I loaded up windows XP on a spare drive and discovered the same tearing resulted using the Quicktime 7.6, but disappeared using VLC 0.9.8a. Even if Quicktime doesn't offload to the GPU shouldn't my CPU still be able to handle it? CPU usage during quicktime playback is well under 30% most of the time.

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