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Installation issues / Installing driver
« on: October 14, 2010, 04:00:19 pm »
i found this:

i want to try this driver because i believe they are for my webcam.
since i am a newbie to linux (learning as i com along :)) can i try this tutorial without risk of damaging my core, or are there risks i should take in consideration?


Installation issues / Logitech Quickcam Express
« on: October 14, 2010, 01:19:12 pm »
hi all,

i have a old Logitech QuickCam Express, lsusb tells me:
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Bus 002 Device 003: ID 046d:0840 Logitech, Inc. Quickcam Express
following these wiki's:
i have been trying to get my usb cam working;
at best i get a picture where i can, very, very vaguely see a image but with a lot of green/purple distortion (big blocks).

if i go to mythtv setup, in the 'capture card setup' section i see:
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Video Device: /dev/video0
Probed info: Camera [STV06xx]

in the webadmin -> motion wrapper -> Device data -> Motion Parameters,
i set these values:
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#image settings
frequency 0
rotate 0
width 352
height 258
framerate 15
auto_brightness on
brightness 25
contrast 25
saturation 25
hue 25

#http control
control_localhost off
control_html_output on
control_port 8888

despeckle EedDl
lightswitch 50
minimum_motion_frames 2

noise_tune on
threshold_tune on
smart_mask_speed 5
gap 5
post_capture 30
pre_capture 15

locate on
text_double off
webcam_quality 80
webcam_maxrate 5
text_changes on
text_right %m-%d-%Y\n%T

ffmpeg_cap_new on
ffmpeg_timelapse 60
ffmpeg_timelapse_mode daily
ffmpeg_video_codec mpeg4

#snapshot config
snapshot_interval 2
snapshot_filename %Y/%m/%d/%H/minute_%M_%S
jpeg_filename %Y/%m/%d/%H/minute_%M_%S
movie_filename %Y/%m/%d/recordings/%m_%d_%Y_%H_%M_%S
timelapse_filename %Y/%m/%d/timelapse/%m-%d-%Y-timelapse

been playing around in motion wrapper and edited resolution, framerates and the suggestions according to the wiki's,
but nothing seems to get me a good picture.

anybody any idea or suggestion?


Users / Copy/paste
« on: October 13, 2010, 01:06:12 pm »
Hi all,
this is a big rookie question, but i can't figure it out (i am a newbie to Linux, but learning as i come along :) )
i got a usb-hdd with some of my media on it.
now i want to copy that media onto my internal 2TB hdd.

if i put the usb plug in, the drive gets recognized by kubuntu but NOT by LinuxMCE is this normal?
(or should i wait longer, waited 5 min)

second, if i go to KDE desktop i can't manually copy and paste using dolphin,
i can select and copy (rightclick menu) but if i want to paste the files to my 2TB hdd, and rightclick, the option to paste can't be used!

anybody any suggestions?


Users / analog tv tuner settings
« on: October 01, 2010, 03:25:52 pm »
hi all,

i got a analog-cable tuner for mythtv up and running.
what can i do to optimize picture-quality to the best possible way?


Installation issues / Mythtv: sound stays on
« on: October 01, 2010, 03:23:51 pm »
Hi all,

i got my mythtv finally up and running (there where some bumps installing the tv grabber :) )
but i noticed something weard:
if i stop tv, the sound stays on, i have to reboot to kill it.

i got a analog asus tuner card (TV FM 7134);
i had to run a separate cable from this card to the mainboard audio-in to get audio working.
i use the standard template in mythtv-setup for the tunercard.

anybody any ideas as how to solve this?


Developers / mkv selecting subtitles and audio tracks
« on: September 21, 2010, 12:03:01 pm »
when playing dvd's (ripped with LMCE) you can select audio and subtitles using the orbiters UI1 "DVD-options" button.
this button doesn't appear when playing mkv-files (same dvd, fully ripped to mkv using makemkv).

so currently there is no way to select audio tracks and subtitles when playing mkv-files.

is there a way to get the "DVD-options" button when playing mkv-files?
should/can i open a new ticket for this?


the great thing about makemkv is that u can rip a tv-show-dvd to the separate episodes in 1 go.
for example if there are 4 episodes on the dvd,
it will rip them with no compression and all the subtitles and audio tracks, leaving you 4 episode-files.

Users / Tagging TV Shows
« on: September 19, 2010, 06:48:20 pm »
Hi All,

Tagging my DVD collection is not a problem and is great however,

i ripped my 'Series Friends DVD' with LMCE, so i got the .dvd,
now i want to tagg them with episode and title attribute,
so far i ripped 3 dvd's of season 1.
every dvd gets the same title attribute: 'friends season 1'
every dvd gets the episode attribute: 'episode 1-4' or 'episode 5-8' accordingly.
i have to switch the 'type'-field in the webadmin to 'Linuxmce Video File' to be able to select the episode tagg. is this the way to use?

it was my understanding that in the orbiter (UI1) you would see 1 entry 'friends season 1' and if you would select this entry you would see all the different episodes.
this unfortunately does not happen,
i get every dvd listed separately as 'friends season 1 - episode 1-4' and 'friends season 1 - episode 5-8' etc.

what am i doing wrong or is this supposed to work this way?

any suggestion or help in tagging my tv-shows is welcome,


Users / Best way to handle TV-Shows
« on: September 06, 2010, 12:55:15 pm »
after reading a lot in the wiki's and forums,
ripping dvd's and tagging them is awesome in LMCE and very clear to use,
but for tv-shows i am a bit puzzled to say the least.

what is at the moment the best way to rip my tv-shows in LMCE?

1- must i do the same as movies, just rip the whole disk or just rip the separated episodes?
2- if i must rip to episodes, what program is best for this (i want NO compression, just a 1 on 1 copy, hdd-size doesn't matter)?
3- how do u properly tag tv-shows?
3- i would like to be able select a show (friends for example), then select the season and then select the episode by name, can this be done or must handling and searching tv-shows be done differently?
4- what is the best place to rip them to? the video folder?

i just wanna get things clear before i start ripping a whole bunch of dvd's.
also i hope to help others clarifying things, by me asking :)
any help is much appreciated,


Installation issues / mythtv dutch xmltv gone
« on: September 02, 2010, 01:16:27 am »

something wierd happend today, i was trying to setup mythtv but couldn't select the dutch tv grabber.
on a previous snapshot i was able to select it (jun/jul).

what has changed and how do i get/install the dutch grabber again (wiki is a bit out of date on this)?

thanks, br,

Users / subtitles and audio settings .mkv
« on: August 26, 2010, 06:29:56 pm »
hi all,

finally got my core up and running!
now the configuring starts...... and there is lots of work..... :), but no problem i'm very glad i got this far and very very happy with lmce.
i have about 50 movies in .mkv, when i use them in xbmc, i can select audio tracks and subtitles.
how do i do this in LMCE?

thanks up front,

Users / Versions Snapshot 8.10
« on: August 23, 2010, 02:00:53 pm »
Hi Developers,

if u look at the snapshots at its a bit confusing:

LinuxMCE-8.10-23194-i386.iso 23-Jul-2010 20:17  3.8G 
LinuxMCE-8.10-23200-i386.iso 23-Aug-2010 08:11    2        <-- 23 august and size 2?
LinuxMCE-8.10-23227-i386.iso 02-Aug-2010 12:16  3.8G 
LinuxMCE-8.10-23233-i386.iso 10-Aug-2010 12:16  3.8G 
LinuxMCE-8.10-23234-i386.iso 19-Aug-2010 12:11    2        <-- size 2?
LinuxMCE-8.10-23236-i386.iso 19-Aug-2010 12:11    2        <-- size 2?
LinuxMCE-8.10-23248-i386.iso 18-Aug-2010 16:17  3.8G 
LinuxMCE-8.10-23251-i386.iso 19-Aug-2010 08:16  3.8G 
LinuxMCE-8.10-23257-i386.iso 22-Aug-2010 20:15  3.8G 

so to get things clear, wich is the latest and why do they differ in size?


Installation issues / No Network, new mobo
« on: August 19, 2010, 11:48:17 am »

got myself a brand new mobo, gigabyte  GA-770TA-UD3 (onboard nic Realtek 8111D), i installed a second nic (wich worked fine with a prior setup of LinuxMCE)
now i can't get any of the 2 to work,
also made a new network from settingsmenu, no luck

i haven't installed LMCE yet, just installed the kubuntu desktop,
if i install LMCE (without the kubuntu update) will the correct driver be installed automatic?

also installed kubuntu 10.04 and then the onboard nic seemed to work ok

i read at that a kernel-update should be performed, must i do so?
are there any risks?

anybody a idea?


Installation issues / updating xorg-server/nvidia drivers
« on: July 23, 2010, 09:31:14 pm »
having much trouble installing my nvidia gt220 with the onboard ati X200 gave me an idea.
i thought others may want to do this for their own purpose so i made a new topic.

is there a way to update the xorg-server and the nvidia-driver to the latest and greatest?

if yes could someone please discribe in detail (i'm fairly new to this  ;))


Installation issues / UPDATE: NVidia GT220, no AVWizard
« on: July 10, 2010, 01:07:47 am »
Hi all,

i am building a new core/hybrid with a MSI MS7191 mainboard (with onboard Ati), 1 gig an a NVidia GT220.
i am using the 8.10 snapshot from 4 july.
i can't turn off onboard video, i can only set it to 'auto'.

i did succesful install ubuntu 9.10 with no problem at all.

the install went smooth altho i could not do the update after the install of kubuntu.
then after the reboot, i can't seem to get the AVWizard.
i saw the screen where it says orbiter generator done (ctrl+alt+1)

i tried the lspci 'trick' but that doesn't help, my busID is 01:00.0 (axactly this way)
i typed "PCI:01:0:0" is that ok?

the GT220 needs driver 195 and above is the default driver for LinuxMCE older than that?

does anybody have a pointer in the right direction or a solution?

kind regards,

Users / Managing and adding Media
« on: June 27, 2010, 06:49:18 pm »
After working a lot with xbmc, i am wondering how to manage/add my media in lmce, i can't seem to find the answers in the wiki's.
I have 1.5 TB of mkv-movie files and music, all managed with an external media manager (

does lmce have a way to manualy manage my media?

Wat is the proper and right way to add all of my movies and music?
I have all of my media stored on a internal 2TB disk.

I wanna be able to determan the fileformat, i do not want to compress the movies or music, i want the best  quality (HD space is no problem)

Also i want to be able to choose my own movie thumbs, scenario's, cast, artists, etc.

Any help is much apriciated,


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