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Users / Re: id3-tags
« Last post by maverick0815 on January 28, 2015, 10:41:41 am »
So, that means, something might be wrong on my system....since updatemedia doesn't seem to get going on its own.
Perhaps a permission issue. The disks in my core have been in use since 8.10. After installation of 12.04, I had some problems accessing with my credentials. Could you tell me, what the correct ownership and permissions are?
Users / Re: id3-tags
« Last post by posde on January 27, 2015, 10:59:59 pm »
UpdateMedia should run constantly. When a change to the local disc happens, UpdateMedia receives an inotify, reads the newly created file for information, updates the database, and creates/updates the id3 information. Either in the file itself, if the file format allows for, for example a mp3 file, or as an extra id3 file.
Users / Re: Roku 3: Does Roku Netflix Player template 2049 apply to the newer devices
« Last post by Rukus on January 27, 2015, 07:05:18 pm »
Thanks for the response Thom. I'll give it a try. Hopefully the process for setting it up hasn't changed much.

Users / Re: id3-tags
« Last post by maverick0815 on January 27, 2015, 06:54:27 pm »
Just today I put some new movies..discs are all located in the core, checked updatemedia, which was reported as stopped. So I enabled it and waited half a day. Nothing so you think it would take longer? By the way, so that I understand, after starting core, how long does updatemedia run, or what triggers it?
Users / Re: best options for networked thermostat?
« Last post by totallymaxed on January 27, 2015, 11:56:51 am »
So i've got this long term desire and fantasies about home automation but obviously it all starts with single steps...

I need to replace my house thermostat anyways so that's coming first.  A few X10 modules for lights/presence simulation will come after, and probably working in a few security cameras i'm sure, but before anything else i'm just wanting to start with the climate bit...

One thing i'm concerned about is hacking, after I read stories of how easy it is for an outsider to compromise various things, my top priorities are something that is wired only ethernet, and fail safe.  For instance a thermostat shouldn't go sub freezing or shut off a heater entirely, but just control within a limited range (no less than 40 for instance) or maybe change a few programmed statuses.  Doesn't really see why it should have unlimited access to do it's job anyways since the biggest thing you're doing is checking the temp when away from home to notice things like a furnace failure/problem in winter, or to tell it to start warming the house up early because you're coming home early from work.


There are a few proprietary heating control systems available here in the UK that do have Wifi connected Thermostats that communicate back to a controller/hub. With these systems you would normally connect to the controller/hub rather than the Thermostat itself. The only generally available 'Thermostat' that uses IP for its control interface is the NEST as far as i know.

However what you are describing are features that are best delivered directly by whatever Thermostat you choose and not by LinuxMCE or any other Home Automation system. Let the thermostat do its basic job - that's what it was designed for and it can do that standalone even if your Core fails in some way (as they do that sometimes!).

If your LinuxMCE system has access to your Thermostat, and can not only read values from it (ie temp, target temp, mode etc) but also send commands to it, then obviously if your system gets compromised from outside any of those settings could be changed. There is only one protection from that that is un-hackable - don't connect your thermostat to anything externally. If there is no interface to the outside world then no one can attack your thermostat without breaking into your home.

Out in the 'real world' though I have never seen, or heard of, any Thermostat that was maliciously hacked so I think in reality the risk is pretty low to be honest.

All the best

Users / Re: Video Standards.
« Last post by totallymaxed on January 27, 2015, 11:29:49 am »
Thanks for the info Andrew!  I will disagree with you on one statement though:

This is *very* possible in LinuxMCE, with a built in UPnP server.  I understand that your implementation will only work with your Dianemo systems though.

Thanks again!


I wasn't saying it wasn't possible in LinuxMCE - of course you could implement something similar. What I meant was it would not be possible to integrate our UPnP code without also integrating all of our other underlying changes to the media system - which would definitely break a lot of existing code.

All the best

Users / Re: Firefox: can I make it more touch screen friendly ? (Dianemo, LMCE)
« Last post by totallymaxed on January 27, 2015, 10:56:30 am »

we haven't used Firefox as embedded web browser extensively... But now my wife discovered few sites about cooking& recipes and now my task is to bring it to Dianemo (probably similar also applies for LMCE).

I wonder if I can make embedded Firefox more touch screen friendly ?  The biggest problems are small buttons, sliders at the side, etc...
Is there any possibility (config options) to increase those little widgets to be more usable on touch screen ? 
Any other workaround to bring web sites to main touch screen ?

Thanks in advance,

**Hmm...Posde pointed out I may have misunderstood your post originally. Having re-read it (while not doing 2 other things!) I think I did in fact misunderstand you as you are referring to how Firefox Embedded renders controls on a touch device for any Web page, and my original response was purely about our HTML5 based Athena UI. So I've removed my original post.

All the best

Users / Re: Firefox: can I make it more touch screen friendly ? (Dianemo, LMCE)
« Last post by posde on January 27, 2015, 09:56:48 am »

thanks for the feedback, and glad to be of help.
Users / Re: Firefox: can I make it more touch screen friendly ? (Dianemo, LMCE)
« Last post by bulek on January 27, 2015, 12:27:12 am »

Quite some add-ons meant for touch screen friendliness of Firefox are not maintained anymore. But I found one quite useful tool -
Grab&Drag :

It solves the problem with small page slider on the right side... Now WAF has increased...

Modify message
Yes, it does. It was rewritten to be a C++ driver, that talks ECP to the newer Roku 2/3/4 devices.

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