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Hi Andrew,
Can you elaborate any further on what Athena UI will mean for MDs running UI2? We would like to retain live broadcast tv and live satellite tv with our install.

I am aware of options for connecting an raspbmc-cec myth tv front end and controlled locally, but my understanding is Dianemo will not know what is playing, cannot control it and all follow me options are unavailable.

Thanks Garath

Users / Re: Why Do Media Directors Exist?
« on: August 27, 2014, 07:54:51 am »
If I may weigh in. A few main points on MDs and why as a user I continue to use them and would be disappointed to see them relegated to a unsupported system.

Number one for me is Cost. An ip controllable HDMI matrix, HDMI endpoints, multiple set top boxes/STBs = multiplying the cost to every-room and every zone you add. You can add 'smarts' to any display with a relatively low cost MD and a remote.

I enjoy the ability to control any zone/room from and zone/room without having to have a dedicate room controller (ie. iPad) in each room. Call us 'old skool' but we also prefer to flick through with a remote rather than always use an ipad, ipod touch etc.

The philosophy of LinuxMCE/Dianemo is the central home control. Not just single point to point but in addition multipoint and the ability to move that media/user experience between rooms seamlessly. This includes the same UI, the same control process and access to all media in all rooms. As well as lighting, heating etc. controls. In your model, the only UI is on the mobile orbiter.

Telecom, Game player and surveillance cameras are not considered here yet within the thread. Whilst I agree that the most used component of the system is media, it is the integration of all these smart home systems in one point and turning any display device into a controller and viewer that got me so enthused in the system.

In having said this, not all times is there a need to have a UI and consistent user experience. I use media players and upnp in conjunction with squeezeslaves and traditional MD to get a mix throughout the home. I would just hate to see them become unsupported. 

Food for thought.

Installation issues / Re: Adding auto tagged to Dianemo
« on: October 04, 2013, 12:59:41 am »
Hi Andrew,
I am more referring to the use of tv shows ripped from DVD series. Each episode has been ripped as separate file and labelled as such. Currently there is a tremendous amount of work to tag manually the information on these files on an individual basis through webadmin. I am simply looking for any alternative to doing this as I ideally want dianemo control over all aspects of system to take advantage of whole house media of the system. WAF isn't very high when no details are available for tvshows.

So are there any plans to implement such a tool within dianemo if auto tagged isn't currently supported?

Installation issues / Re: Dianemo and ASUS EB1501 power control
« on: October 04, 2013, 12:48:53 am »
Hi Andrew,
Ideally yes I wish to pxe boot both devices as MM and have the option to reboot these devices from internal Hdd to run openelec. This is due to the way dianemo handles (ripped) tvshows presently (refer to other post).

Whilst PXE boot was initiated successfully, I have been unable to control the power state of these devices (either boot or shutdown) from orbiter (any orbiter; including the onscreen of the device). The system shows the power state as "off" on floor plan but it cycle through shutdown confirmation.

Power on commands are also not working despite WoL settings being on in bios. 

Separate to this is, that unlike a previous MM I do not have an option to restart MM from internal HDD on orbiter. So rebooting openelec from HDD isn't an option.

Installation issues / Re: Adding auto tagged to Dianemo
« on: October 03, 2013, 01:48:23 pm »
Hi Andrew,
I appreciate that Rpi's are being used in this way. This doesn't relate to orbiter information though. My question was in regard to the metadata and tagging of tvshows and the like and improving the manner in which tv show data is added to media grids and whether the auto tagging tool can be added to a dianemo install. I note another Dianemo user made reference to doing this. My reference to xbmc is only to illustrate that the tvdb scrapper is able to reference tv shows tagged appropriately. The upnp function of dianemo yes can reference an xbmc library, but This doesn't deal with the metadata issue.

Installation issues / Re: Dianemo and ASUS EB1501 power control
« on: October 03, 2013, 01:40:04 pm »
Hi Andrew,
Only that I had these machines as xbmc appliances over wifi prior to new LAN cabling being installed and redeployed integrated with dianemo system. I simply added this reference for completeness. I understand u have no other references to this issue, but I might add that here is a least one other user experiencing exactly the same issue wit the same device and that this device is listed as a working device with dianemo.

I must admit to finding the bios difficult. Can you shed any light on what settings have been used in your installs to compare to?

Installation issues / Re: Dianemo and ASUS EB1501 power control
« on: September 25, 2013, 08:10:36 am »
Hi Andrew,
Was this issue resolved?

I can also confirm issues with two Asus EB1501. Neither can be controlled from orbiter. In particular I am also having strange shutdown issues, ie. on screen orbitor will state powering down, then cycle back to confirm shutdown.

Have checked and rechecked WoL etc settings are all enabled. Running 12.04lts with latest updates. Openelec installed on Hdd of both.

Thanks Garath

Installation issues / Adding auto tagged to Dianemo
« on: September 01, 2013, 11:56:51 am »
Hi all,
I am wondering if someone can give me some help.

There is an earlier post suggesting that lmce auto tagger will work with Dianemo. I am running 12.04 and would like to make using tv shows easier via orbiter in Dianemo with episode info cover art etc. I have been using xbmc for tv show management on dianemo share but really want it all to be integrated through orbiter so am looking for some help installing the auto tagger package.

Alternatively if there are users controlling and using xbmc clients through Dianemo how are you using them ie through Upnp etc. I have tried the upnp approach and generally find it unintuitive.

Thanks everyone

Installation issues / Re: Squeezeslaves on Core (Dianemo S)
« on: April 03, 2013, 10:14:43 am »
Hi Coley,
Thanks for the help with that, starting to make much more sense.
I used the Dianemo S wiki page [] i just reviewed the Linuxmce Squeezelave page and there are many more steps than what i have taken following the Dianemo page.  Particularly in relation to editing /etc/rc.local Without knowing the differences between Dianemo and Linuxmce in this instance, is it necessary to modify rc.local?

aplay -l returned no sound cards found


Installation issues / Re: Squeezeslaves on Core (Dianemo S)
« on: April 03, 2013, 09:44:28 am »
Hi Coley,
Output below:

dianemo@dcerouter:~$ ps aux | grep squeezeslave
dianemo  24520  0.0  0.0   4392   832 pts/35   S+   17:42   0:00 grep --color=au                   
to squeezeslave

Installation issues / Squeezeslaves on Core (Dianemo S)
« on: April 01, 2013, 10:15:59 am »
Hi everyone,
I am setting up additional rooms with audio and have been attempting to setup new Squeezeslaves following the directions on the Dianemo S wiki page using some usb sound cards similar to the startac 7.1. I have previously been able to setup an iPad running iPeng and also easily setup a headless softsqueeze player on a windows pc both work very nicely. However, I cannot get the squeezeslaves to be recognised on LMS, and therefore play. I think it is a mac addressing issue (from looking at the errors in the log for the slim server streamer), but as far as I can tell this shouldn't be the case. Each new slave has a mac that is unique and the squeezeslave and player have the same details. I have a single Slim Server streamer which is working for the iPad and the soft squeeze.

Any help in the right direction would be appreciated.



Installation issues / Re: Dianemo S - configuring cisco7970
« on: June 14, 2012, 03:02:29 pm »
Hi Andrew, thanks very much. Appreciate it.

Installation issues / Dianemo S - configuring cisco7970
« on: June 14, 2012, 01:30:27 pm »
Hi Andrew, I am trying to configure two cisco7970 phones with no luck. The wiki instructions deal mostly with configuration under LMCE with plug and play. Are there additional manual configurations required, or are there other  changes under DIANEMO S preventing these from working. Cheers

Users / Re: lmce-autotagger ?
« on: February 26, 2012, 10:32:56 am »
@ Donpaul3

Hi Donpaul, any chance of a write-up, steps etc to get auto-tagger on a Dianemo system? Whilst I love the new movie tagger, i have no option for all my tv shows and other clips. A simple apt-get install doesn't seem to work. I am assuming it is because of Dianemo use separate repositories? Sorry, still learning the Linux ropes. In fact any guidance generally for adding lmce packages to Dianemo would be really helpful as i would love to get Tschak's game player onto my system also?

Thanks All


Users / Re: Anyone using or tried - NeatX, FreeX, NoMachine or similiar?
« on: October 11, 2011, 01:47:07 pm »
Hi Davegravy
I am not looking for any out of the ordinary functionality, just looking for a useable remote X11 session. FreeNX and Nomachine run over SSH with the advantage caching and compression. Nomachine seemed to address my needs simply and without too much issue including printing, sound and file sharing remotely. So listening to music, accessing documents etc remotely was appealing to me. Yes X11 forwarding over SSH is the same thing from what I am reading and can achieve the same thing but seemed rather difficult to configure and setup. Nomachine als has a web player that looks to run on almost all web devices including mobile to access the session. Which is handy as my work has locked down all installation of any software usb and access to external media etc. However, quite a noob with all this, so please share your ideas.


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