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Users / Re: Question about existing security components and LinuxMCE
« on: October 25, 2011, 03:28:44 am »
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That's what we need to figure out. When I have time I'm going to open the panel and with a multimeter try to determine how the sensors are wired and operate. It may be 3 conductor [ground, DC power, signal (ON/OFF)] or simpler.

Dave,
    I work on fire alarm systems, security systems, and other life safety equipment.

Most modern security panels have 8 zones on the main board... usually operating at 12-16vdc.   A typical zone is 2 wires... a common and a return.   Depending on the configuration of the point in software, the point may be normally-open unsupervised OR supervised, OR normally-closed unsupervised OR supervised... Supervision is done with a resistor and offers 3 states NORMAL, OPEN, and SHORT.  A non-supervised only offers 2 states NORMAL and OFF-NORMAL.

Most panels work about the same way when it comes to the zones, with minor differences in the End-Of-Line (EOL) supervision resistor value.


now wasnt that geeky!


Dennis

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Users / Re: Gray screen on playback of VC-1 video codec
« on: October 22, 2011, 02:49:59 pm »
I am stumped as well.  it has to do with xine, but Im not sure about where to determine and how to fix (even if Im smart enough to fix).

Dennis

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Users / Re: Gray screen on playback of VC-1 video codec
« on: October 18, 2011, 01:59:17 am »
as far as I can tell.. all codec packages are installed.   MKV files can play fine as long as they are MPEG video.   


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Users / Gray screen on playback of VC-1 video codec
« on: October 16, 2011, 06:55:22 pm »
Hi gang,
    I 'obtained' a media file (mkv) that has video codec of 'Microsoft VC1'.   The audio plays but the video screen is solid gray.   I can play this file on Kubuntu 11.10 just fine.  I am running LMCE 1004, latest build.

On the MD, the Hardware Acceleration is set to 'auto' ... tried at 'vdpau' also, but didnt change anything.

Here is a snippet from the Xine log file on the MD:
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========== NEW LOG SECTION ==========
1 10/16/11 09:53:38 40 (spawning-device) Starting... 1
1 10/16/11 09:53:38 40 (spawning-device) Found ./Xine_Player
05 10/16/11 9:53:38.955 Xine_Player::GetConfig default zoom 100 <0xb7785ab0>
05 10/16/11 9:53:38.958 Warning: libxine.so.1 is not loaded yet (?) <0xb7785ab0>
05 10/16/11 9:53:38.958 Custom xine functions status:  xine_seek=(nil), xine_start_trick_play=(nil), xine_stop_trick_play=(nil). Trickplay and seeking support: absent <0xb7785ab0>
05 10/16/11 9:53:39.528 Count of screens at this display: 1 <0xb7785ab0>
05 10/16/11 9:53:39.528 XMapWindow returned: 1 <0xb7785ab0>
05 10/16/11 10:01:31.764 Xine_Player::CMD_Play_Media() called for id 1003 filename: /home/public/data/videos/WDC_WD15EARS-00Z5B1 (sdc1) on [34]/bluray/Dune (Original).mkv () <0xb6d03b70>
05 10/16/11 10:01:31.765 Xine_Player::CMD_Play_Media() stopping PSS <0xb6d03b70>
05 10/16/11 10:01:31.765 Xine_Stream_Factory::GetStream streamID is 0 <0xb6d03b70>
05 10/16/11 10:01:32.287 Created new stream with ID=1003 deint 0  100 0 <0xb6d03b70>
05 10/16/11 10:01:32.287 Xine_Player::CMD_Play_Media() set stream 1003 as last rendering to screen. <0xb6d03b70>
05 10/16/11 10:01:32.287 Xine_Player::CMD_Play_Media() called for id 1003 filename: /home/public/data/videos/WDC_WD15EARS-00Z5B1 (sdc1) on [34]/bluray/Dune (Original).mkv () with corresponding stream 0x8b89410. <0xb6d03b70>
05 10/16/11 10:01:32.294 Opening media without chapters/title position: 'file:///home/public/data/videos/WDC_WD15EARS-00Z5B1 (sdc1) on [34]/bluray/Dune (Original).mkv'  <0xb6d03b70>
05 10/16/11 10:01:32.789 Xine_Stream::changePlaybackSpeed no running seekers found <0xb6d03b70>
05 10/16/11 10:01:32.789 Xine engine set new zoom level to X:100, Y:100 <0xb6d03b70>
05 10/16/11 10:01:32.797 Read media A/V information: [DTS 5.1]/[VC1/WMV9 (vdpau), 1918x1080] => [dts 5]/[959:540] <0xb1346b70>
05 10/16/11 10:01:32.797 Xine_Player::EVENT_Playback_Started(streamID=1003) <= AV info <0xb1346b70>
05 10/16/11 10:01:32.797 Read media A/V information: [DTS 5.1]/[VC1/WMV9 (vdpau), 1918x1080] => [dts 5]/[959:540] <0xb1346b70>
05 10/16/11 10:01:32.797 Xine_Player::EVENT_Playback_Started(streamID=1003) <= AV info <0xb1346b70>
05 10/16/11 10:01:32.798 Read media A/V information: [DTS 5.1]/[VC1/WMV9 (vdpau), 1918x1080] => [dts 5]/[959:540] <0xb1346b70>
05 10/16/11 10:01:32.798 Xine_Player::EVENT_Playback_Started(streamID=1003) <= AV info <0xb1346b70>
05 10/16/11 10:01:32.798 Read media A/V information: [DTS 5.1]/[VC1/WMV9 (vdpau), 1918x1080] => [dts 5]/[959:540] <0xb1346b70>
05 10/16/11 10:01:32.798 Xine_Player::EVENT_Playback_Started(streamID=1003) <= AV info <0xb1346b70>
05 10/16/11 10:01:33.008 Read media A/V information: [DTS 5.1]/[VC1/WMV9 (vdpau), 1918x1080] => [dts 5]/[959:540] <0xb6d03b70>
05 10/16/11 10:01:33.008 Xine_Player::EVENT_Playback_Started(streamID=1003) <0xb6d03b70>
05 10/16/11 10:01:33.008 Xine_Player::CMD_Play_Media() ended for filename: /home/public/data/videos/WDC_WD15EARS-00Z5B1 (sdc1) on [34]/bluray/Dune (Original).mkv with stream 0x8b89410. <0xb6d03b70>
05 10/16/11 10:01:33.694 [ID: 1003]  CHAPTER:0 POS:667 TITLE:0 SUBTITLE:-1 AUDIO:-1

The video will play without failing... with only the gray screen.  

any suggestions?

Thanks,
Dennis (the menace)

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Users / Re: 1004??
« on: October 08, 2011, 01:40:09 am »
Im running 1004.. over the past few months, alot of issues have been fixed.   Movies play great... Mythtv works great...

You can install from the directions in that wiki.

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Installation issues / Re: New 1004 Installer Testing
« on: October 04, 2011, 03:23:56 am »
Even though not using your script, Ive found that External Media Identifier doesnt work because it is asking for libdvdread3 when 1004 using libdvdread4.

I installed libdvdread3 and now E.M.I is working.

Dennis

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Users / Re: Video Database Borked
« on: September 27, 2011, 12:33:45 am »
Ive got 910 files in there (there should be 2 each for each title --- one pic is smaller than the other)  that leaves 405...   ive got around 300 movies on my core, and maybe 50 cds.   

Something is 'afoot' with yours...

Dennis

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Users / Re: Video Database Borked
« on: September 26, 2011, 03:47:14 am »
It is fixable...

Ive not been able to find a way to 'rebuild' the attributes for media files without going to each one thru the admin web interface using  Files and Media > Media Files Sync.

Even a re-install will not fix it.. at least Ive not been able to with about 8 to 10 re-installations of 8.10 and 10.04.

If someone else knows a 'trick' I'd sure like to know.

Dennis

234
Installation issues / Re: R8168.ko issues / Diskless MD issues
« on: September 14, 2011, 12:25:56 am »
You can grab the latest Realtek driver for that NIC from the RealTek website.   You'll have to follow the instructions in http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Unrecognized_NIC   and this http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Realtek_8168..
This all gets done from your CORE/Hybrid machine... you'll have to create the initial MD via the admin web page > Media Directors..  once the directory under /usr/pluto/diskless/xx   (xx is the MD number) is created, you'll have to follow the instructions on the Unrecognized NIC link  and/or  the Realtek link

Dennis

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Users / Re: Gyration Remote Works on Core but not Media Directors
« on: September 13, 2011, 12:28:38 am »
I'm not smart enough to figure out WHY the old codes stopped working... but using xev, i wrote down the codes generated for the buttons.. then tested them in the template..   

It was ROUGH without the remote working.

Dennis

236
Users / latest 1004 update breaks web admin
« on: September 10, 2011, 04:27:24 pm »
Howdy,
   running apt-get upgrade to latest packages '11090924603' breaks the admin web interface.   Login screen appears but after login, the resulting screen is blank...   remote access to admin web interface yields same result.

I also noticed that on my MD, the Gyration remote is back to only a few buttons working.. easily fixable though.   And my Generic Serial Device for my receiver isnt working... but I cant get into web admin to see whats up.

Hopefully one of the gurus can figure out whats afoot!.

<UPDATE>
I re-installed the previous versions of the update, but no affect on web admin.   Re-installation of the latest made no changes either.

Dennis

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Users / Re: Gyration Remote Works on Core but not Media Directors
« on: September 09, 2011, 01:40:58 am »
Glad they worked for you Seth!

Dennis

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Users / Re: Gyration Remote Works on Core but not Media Directors
« on: September 07, 2011, 01:48:44 am »
Ive managed to get most of my Gyration working by editing the #59 Configuration(string) data field with the following:

1,10,U,Y
2,11,U,Y
3,12,U,Y
4,13,U,Y
5,14,U,Y
6,15,U,Y
7,16,U,Y
8,17,U,Y
9,18,U,Y
0,19,U,Y
Down,104,R,Y
Up,98,R,Y
Left,100,R,Y
Right,102,R,Y
ok,36,D,Y
SkipNext,171,R
SkipPrior,173,R
chup,120402,R
chdown,120403,R
fastforward,216,D
Rewind,176,D
Pause,127,D
Play,215D
Mute,121,D
Stop,174,D
voldn,122,R
VolUp,123,R
Record,175,D
Guide,120362,U
info,138,U
help,134,H
Power,150,U
Halt,223,H
Music,120391,U
Videos,120393,U
tv,234,U
Pictures,187,U
Back,166,D
menu,120389,U
start,110,U
media,120366,U
lights,120273,H

I wouldnt be able to tell you which exact fields Ive changed, but comparing to what you have may be revealing.


Dennis

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Installation issues / Re: install problems on 10.04
« on: August 31, 2011, 03:21:45 am »
oooohhhh!   Thanks Thom...

I'll check the settings again and re-try alpha blending.

Dennis

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Installation issues / Re: install problems on 10.04
« on: August 31, 2011, 01:26:12 am »
did you select UI2 'WITH' Alpha blending?  (the 3rd option)   If so.. its not working (at least on mine)..   Select the 2nd in the list.  then regen.

I also had no flickr pictures and video was black screen with audio both tv and ripped dvds.


Dennis

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