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Thanks for your answer. I will take a look into the hulu implementation.

Is it the community consensus that this road is my best bet?



There is already support for hulu for those living in the us. I guess just about any country has something similar. In my case I would like to access through the UI.

I am relatively new to linuxmce, but maybe someone with more experience could tell me if the plumbing for integrating this already exists, or if you need to dig deep into the code.

I.e. I would like to understand if I could do this myself :-)

Any advice is appreciated!


Users / Re: Problems with create_amp_*.pl
« on: January 13, 2011, 10:28:27 pm »
@pointman87: Since you got it to work with the same provider as I have, maybe you could post your create_amp file in this thread?


Users / Re: Outside access to media
« on: January 12, 2011, 02:46:03 pm »
For anyone interested I can mention that I tried dokan. It mounts your remote directory to a windows drive letter via ssh. Quite convenient actually. However there is no support for soft links. If you have any mounted drives in your system you need to access them via /mnt/device/...

I will give ampache a go when I get the time.

Again, thank you guys!

Users / Re: Outside access to media
« on: January 12, 2011, 02:18:07 pm »
Yes it was the firewall in the core that messed with me. Like you, I thought it would open port 22 automatically, but it didn't. I opened it manually and now it works!

Thank you!

Users / Re: Outside access to media
« on: January 11, 2011, 02:00:45 pm »
I enabled remote assistance on port 22 in the web admin. Now the error message in putty changed from timeout to refused. I'm not sure if this is a step forwards, backwards or sideways...  :)

Users / Re: MTS video files
« on: January 10, 2011, 11:18:37 am »
I have the same problem with my panasonic mts files. in theory they should play but they wont. I use your mencode script for the time being. thanks! please let us know if you have any progress!

Users / Re: Problems with create_amp_*.pl
« on: January 09, 2011, 09:48:08 pm »
Thanks for your input. I will try the sipgate template when I get some time. I'll let you know if I have any progress.

Users / Re: Outside access to media
« on: January 08, 2011, 11:48:23 am »
I use standard port 22. This works when ssh-ing from inside the mce network (eth1). Does someone know if this port is listened to by ssh server on eth0?

Users / Re: Outside access to media
« on: January 07, 2011, 11:28:51 am »
There is no built-in support for media access outside the local network.
Generally speaking, the more entry points you have into your network (outside access), the more likely one of them has a security problem.

There are several ways you can achieve what you want. You probably know about ssh/scp and I think there exist a ssh-file system that allows you to mount a folder through ssh. Maybe will do the trick, if all you need is access to audio and video. And there is always VPN, I think there was someone working on VPN support for LinuxMCE, but I don't believe it was commited/finished.

Anyway, those are the options from the top of my head...

Best regards,

Thanks for your tips sambuca.
So far I have two use cases when I am on the move.
1. Listen/view media on a remote computer. Ampache seems interesting for this one.
2. Upload photos and videos to my mce network, e.g. when I am on vacation. I did some research on your suggested ssh solution and found a free solution: As a test, I tried to ssh to my core using putty. I can't get it to work, it seems like the core refuses ssh connections on eth0. (The core is connected directly to DSL modem, no router between).


Users / Outside access to media
« on: January 06, 2011, 10:00:43 pm »
Hi all,

I have seen different flavors of this question on the forum, but I ask it in general:

Does LinuxMCE have any built-in support for access of my media from ouside my home network? I have found support for outside access to orbiter (web orbiter) and also the admin website, but nothing about the media itself.

Maybe that is considered unsafe...?

If linuxmce does not have this support, I guess I can do some linux hacking under the hood to access my data anyhow. I am not experienced enough to tell how (and if it is possible to do in a safe way).

any suggestions or reading tips are appreciated.

Users / Re: Problems with create_amp_*.pl
« on: December 13, 2010, 07:54:18 pm »
That is a good idea. Unfortunately, tech support wasn't up to the challenge. They didn't even know what free pbx is. I am afraid I am on my own here.

Is there any more documentation about create_amp that I could read to understand more?


Users / Problems with create_amp_*.pl
« on: December 08, 2010, 05:18:14 pm »
Hi all,

I followed the instruction
to add support for my Swedish SIP provider ( The tech support claims they have customers running their service with asterisk. When opening up the phone line in the web admin it says "Registered <date> <hour>" under status. My guess is that this means it successfully connected to the host, and the host accepted the credentials.

Now the problem is that neither outgoing nor incoming calls work. I don't know anything about asterisk so I'm quite lost what I have messed up. The instruction was very simple and straightforward though... The only magic number I found was  $DECLARED_PREFIX = "9". It seems to be set to 9 for most, but not all, available providers. I don't know what it is, or if it is important. I tried "9" and "", same result.

When I placed a test call from my cell phone I noted the following entry in /var/log/asterisk/cdr-csv/Master.csv

Code: [Select]
"","NNNNNNNNNN","s","from-pstn","""NNNNNNNNNN"" <NNNNNNNNNN>","SIP/XXXXXXXXX-b54972b0","","SayAlpha","","2010-12-07 21:46:34","2010-12-07 21:46:34","2010-12-07 21:4

Where NNN is my cell phone number and XXX is my phone number assigned by SIP provider.

Does this say anything meaningful? When I place the call a voice says "The number you have dialed is not in service. Please check the number and try again". Are there any other relevant logs that could give me a hint about whats going on?

When I try to place an outgoing call, I get the message "Call dropped. Reason: Normal clearing".

Any help is appreciated!


Users / Re: DVD rip stopped working
« on: December 01, 2010, 10:21:09 pm »
I think it is the same problem as described in

and in

Did someone solve this issue?

I also suspect copy protection prohibits proper ripping. Many DVDs rip 3-5% and then reports error. I can play all of my DVDs, but only rip a very small percentage of them. Is this normal? Does newer copy protection break the LinuxMCE ripping?


Installation issues / Re: Rookie in need of some help
« on: November 14, 2010, 01:21:04 pm »
Some things that can go wrong (if you didn't do it already):

As I understand your description, your router is hooked up inside the linuxmce subnet (Otherwise disregard my answer).

- Turn off DHCP on your router
- Do not use WAN/Internet port on router, only LAN ports
- Set the ip address of the router to something in MCE subnet address space (i.e 192.168.80.NNN)
- Remove the routers ip address from the MCE DHCP address space to avoid conflict. This is done in the MCE web admin.

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