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Feature requests & roadmap / Re: Alexa and amazon echo skill
« Last post by phenigma on December 01, 2016, 02:11:21 pm »
Just a note, an OAuth2 server was just added to LMCE for initial integration and testing.  It'd be great if you could now shift to using the provided server and ensure it is functioning properly.  This server will be used for multiple cloud service authentications so needs to remain generic. 

Keep on playing and having fun!
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Installation issues / Re: Mythtv Setup issues
« Last post by ardirtbiker on December 01, 2016, 01:59:26 am »
I tried setting up VDR, but it is a daunting task to set up a DVB card for a motorized dish.  Mythtv is much more user friendly on system setup.

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Installation issues / Re: Mythtv Setup issues
« Last post by jvandam87 on December 01, 2016, 01:58:09 am »
I went back and hooked up the coax cable from the STB to the tuner card, but again, no channels were found. I tried every possible scan option, but nothing came up. I also tried searching for a way to set the tuner card to channel 3, but I haven't been able to find anything.

I don't know much about VDR, but I feel like I would run into the same issues that I'm having with MythTV. I'm thinking about approaching this from a different direction. These are the three things that I keep going back to:

1. I need a decryption device. Seeing as how the cable company here has apparently encrypted every signal, even the local channels, I don't see a way around having a decryption device.
2. HD would be preferable. With the STB I have right now, I don't see how I can get an HD output from the STB to my tuner card. My understanding is the coax output and the S-video output are only standard defintion. There is an HDMI output, but I don't think I can get an HDMI output to go into the tuner card.
3. I would like to run everything through my LMCE system, including the tv. I know there are other ways outside of using LMCE that I can hook up multiple tvs in different rooms and have them watch the same or different channels at the same time, but ultimately, I'd like LMCE to be my one stop shop for all media.

So, just in the little research I've done today, I'm now leaning towards getting an HD homerun prime. With a cable card, it can decrypt the signal, it has HD output via ethernet, and it seems somewhat straightforward to incorporate it into MythTV. It looks like a handful of people on here have already tried this. Any word on what the feedback has been with this device?
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Installation issues / Re: Mythtv Setup issues
« Last post by posde on November 30, 2016, 11:28:12 am »
The more research I do on this makes me wonder what other people are doing to implement TV into their LMCE systems. It would seem that ever since the cable signals started becoming encrypted, it more or less makes internal TV tuners obsolete. I also read on here somewhere recently that many of the developers no longer use MythTV. Are there alternatives out there that I could use instead of MythTV or trying to fight with decrypting a cable signal?

I am using VDR, which is the second option inside of LinuxMCE. The original integration of MythTV was much more complete than VDR will probably ever be, but VDR has the advantage of working. Unfortunately, the support for VDR with the North American TV signals is not very high, and nobody wants to step up to the plate and take charge. Every now and then, someone comes around, and starts a plugin for some NA receiver, but most of the time the work diminishes after a year or two.
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Installation issues / Re: Mythtv Setup issues
« Last post by ardirtbiker on November 30, 2016, 02:00:09 am »
With the coax output from your cable box connected to the capture card, and with the cable box ON,  go into mythtv setup and try scanning for channels.  I would think the cable box signal should be discovered.

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Installation issues / Re: Mythtv Setup issues
« Last post by ardirtbiker on November 30, 2016, 01:57:12 am »
I was under the impression that cable doesn't scramble the local channels.  But I've been wrong before. 

The s-video output from the cable box should not be encrypted for all channels.  I had DirecTV and used a Hauppauge HDPVR to capture the Component out from the sat box.  It worked pretty good, mostly.  Occasional hickups were a slight inconvenience.

There should be a way to set your card to a particular channel, kind of like using a dvd player coax output into a tv set to channel 2 or 3.  I haven't tried this.

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Installation issues / Re: Mythtv Setup issues
« Last post by jvandam87 on November 30, 2016, 01:40:16 am »
Thanks for the link. That was very helpful.

I've been playing around, and connecting the coax directly from the wall to the card works. However, everything from the cable company is encrypted except for a couple promotional channels. But at least I know MythTV is working. The other option I haven't tried yet is to connect my STB to my tuner card with an S-video cable, but I feel like It's going to give me the same result as when I connected the coax cable from the STB to the tuner card.

Going back to the coax cable from STB to tuner card, the above link says to keep the tuner card tuned to channel 3 and just let the STB control everything. When I go to configure my tuner card, however, I don't have the option of tuning my card to a specific channel. I'm curious if this is specifically my card that doesn't allow this, or it's a feature that's since been removed, or there is some other way of tuning the card to a specific channel?

The more research I do on this makes me wonder what other people are doing to implement TV into their LMCE systems. It would seem that ever since the cable signals started becoming encrypted, it more or less makes internal TV tuners obsolete. I also read on here somewhere recently that many of the developers no longer use MythTV. Are there alternatives out there that I could use instead of MythTV or trying to fight with decrypting a cable signal?
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Feature requests & roadmap / Re: Alexa and amazon echo skill
« Last post by garagevibes on November 29, 2016, 11:44:57 am »
Hi all,

Sorry this has taken me a while to get going but it is still on my radar, I've got an oauth2 server running now on my core and looks to be working fine and issuing out tokens and all that nice stuff. I've brought a cheap domain name in the black friday sales and linked that into my core and installed an SSL certificate as well which is also working fine however after 2 days of pulling my hair out trying to get amazon to accept and link my skill to my core it seems that amazon are extremely picky on what SSL certs they will accept from what i can see it has to come from either, digicert, versign, twane or one of the other over overpriced big players you cant use just any old cheap certificate that you can get nowadays I got mine from godaddy but i tried a trial for geotrust as well and that also wouldn't work.

To verify that it was a certificate issue I copied my code over from my core on to one of the web servers at my work which has an enhanced certificate from digicert and it linked fine so this leads me to a problem either we all have to buy a £250+ a year SSL certificate and link an amazon skill to each of our cores so that there is no concern in security or the other option I'm looking at is develop a web interface on a server with an expensive certificate and then use this as a middle man to receive the commands from amazon or any other similar service link them to a user in a DB which has that persons core IP address or domain name and then route the command to there core.

To keep this as secure as possible ill still use Oauth2 on the core to link to this intermediate site but be a little more lenient on the certificate type allowing like a selfsigned one the good thing about this as well will be that the skill I produce should be allowed to be published publicly as its linking to a single secured service and although there will be concerns maybe with a third party site holding core details by using oauth2 a user can revoke access at any point.

To test this approach I'm making the intermediate site on a server i have access to at work where I'm currently building an internal web application, This will be fine to test but it cant obviously stay there for all to connect to I cant see my manager being to impressed but if I can get this working and others find it useful then perhaps we can group fund a certificate for the linuxmce.org domain and move the page built over to this server I think people would full more secure that way as well.

But anyway just thought id give an update and let people know its not been forgotten about.

Cheers
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Users / Re: Very slow internet access on LMCE (Solved)
« Last post by theteju on November 28, 2016, 02:36:08 am »
I reset my firewall settings, through webadmin, and Changed using "Static IP" to "USE DHCP"

First Few boots It did nothing and booted without network configuration.
However after two days,, It booted just fine. and everything is working as it supposed to..The system now using DHCP instead of Static IP.

I have no idea what went wrong with static IP !!

Now its working, so can't complain.

Thanks.
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