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Feature requests & roadmap / Re: connected lighting
« Last post by phenigma on October 21, 2014, 05:16:35 pm »
Andrew the link you posted is returning a 404 error.

J.
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Feature requests & roadmap / Re: Android audio media director
« Last post by phenigma on October 21, 2014, 05:15:12 pm »
In fact a diskless rpi squeezelite device can be *mostly* automatically created following the Raspberry Pi information on the wiki: http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/RaspberryPi  This is still in its infancy but the basics are there.

J.
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Users / Why CEC Control Your TV Using Your RaspberryPi?
« Last post by totallymaxed on October 21, 2014, 05:03:44 pm »
One of the most important uses for HDMI CEC is in fact to wake your TV up from 'Standby'. Why? Well almost all TV's when placed into 'Standby' mode unfortunately also power down their network interface chip too, which means you can't use IP control to wake the TV up. However HDMI CEC is always waiting for commands, and is never powered down when your TV is in 'Standby' mode - unless you set your TV to power it off in 'Standby' that is.

This means therefore placing an HDMI CEC controller behind your TV's - even your brand new SmartTV's, is about the only solution to powering them up from 'Standby' under control of your system. In fact we have many installations that simply use our Dianemo Raspbmc-CEC software for Rpi even with a brand new SmartTV, which has in own built uPnP media playback capability, to just to wake the TV up from 'Standby'. Even systems that have traditional Media Managers driving their TV's can use our Dianemo Raspbmc-CEC software on Rpi to send on/off commands to their TV's.

Whether your planning to use your Rpi with Raspbmc-CEC firmware as a upnp media player and UI (ie a replacement for a Media Director) + CEC controller or purely as a CEC controller for your TV, you can use your Orbiters UI to send control commands to the Rpi to browse, select & stream media and also to power on/off your TV.

How many TV's support HDMI CEC control? In our experience if your TV has an HDMI port and was manufactured in the last 6 years it will almost certainly support CEC and specifically at least On/Off. So you may well have an older TV that has no RS232 or IP control capability but has an HDMI port - this almost certainly means HDMI CEC control is possible.

Find out more about Dianemo CEC Control for Rpi here; http://www.ellipticalcurve.com/dianemo-products-services/ and info about Dianemo Licensing offers here; http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=8880.msg100221#msg100221

Whether you have a LinuxMCE or a Dianemo Installation if you have any comments or questions about CEC control, or anything related to it, please post them here in this thread. You can also email or PM me - see the footer below for details.

All the best

Andy
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Users / Dianemo SmartHome App waiting for approval in the App Store
« Last post by totallymaxed on October 21, 2014, 04:47:26 pm »
The new Dianemo SmartHome App that incorporates our new Athena HTML5 Orbiter technology is waiting for Approval in the iOS App Store. The new App will be free to download as with our original Dianemo iOS App (which will continue to be available in the App Store).

The Dianemo SmartHome App requires the new Athena architecture to be installed on your Dianemo NC for it to connect. We will be opening up our Athena Beta program in the next few weeks.

All the best

Andy
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Feature requests & roadmap / Re: connected lighting
« Last post by totallymaxed on October 21, 2014, 02:32:16 pm »
What is this new potential solution?
I was leaning towards Hue as they will shortly have GU10 bulbs.

thanks,
-Coley.

This is a good review of the current state of play in connected lighting; http://www.ellipticalcurve.com/2014/10/the-smart-lighting-battle-smartlighting/

Belkin are the latest entrant in this market. They look to have some nice solutions too.

All the best

Andy
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Feature requests & roadmap / Re: Android audio media director
« Last post by totallymaxed on October 21, 2014, 02:28:37 pm »
...how about a Rpi running Squeezelite? You can build a very low cost little Rpi box + wifi usb dongle that runs Squeezelite and tuck it behind a pair of powered speakers or a small Amplifier. We've used these on a few installations to ge audio into legacy audio systems etc.

All the best

Andy
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Users / [solved] Configuration of VDR remotetimers
« Last post by rebelkiller on October 21, 2014, 11:40:30 am »
Hello there!  :)

I'm using LMCE 12.04 with VDR 2.0.6 with a (non-graphic) Core and 2 diskless MDs. VDR is working properly, except remotetimers.

I want to use central recordings and timers on the core. How do I configure remotetimers-plugin to do that? Which directories are getting used and where do I put them?

e.g.
- /var/lib/video.00
- /home/public/data/pvr


Thanks for some hints!

Bernd
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Users / Re: apt-get upgrade problem
« Last post by mkbrown69 on October 21, 2014, 05:26:06 am »
Hi folks!

It's probably best if we know what you're dealing with.  You might want to take a peek at my post here for which version of bash you should be on for your given version of Ubuntu/LinuxMCE. 

http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=13775.msg100243#msg100243

Specifically, run this:

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sudo apt-get update && cat /etc/lsb-release && sudo apt-cache policy bash
Followed by this (which should show the diversion of sh to dash):

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# dpkg-divert --list /bin/sh*
diversion of /bin/sh to /bin/sh.distrib by dash
# ls -la /bin/sh
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 Mar 29  2012 /bin/sh -> dash


Probably the easiest way to patch bash and fix any potential diversion issues is to reinstall both shells.

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#sudo apt-get install --reinstall bash dash

Let us know how that goes for you.

Cheers!

/Mike
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Users / Re: NEW Remote Screens for UI1
« Last post by phenigma on October 21, 2014, 03:13:22 am »
I'll have some new screenshots soon as we continue to tweak screens and unify button locations as much as posible.

The original lmce remote screens were designed before a time when stored media could contain multiple angles/audio/subtitles.  We are trying to bring these remotes up to par for capabilities of modern stored media, and disc based media while maintaining a common look/feel and location for commands across the system.

The current changes are a culmination of research and design that has occurred over the past year and a half as various users have been exposed to the system, and UI, and compared to other modern media systems capabilities.  Every device presents unique charachteristics and propietary capabilties.  We are always looking for feedback leading to improvments on how we might be able to best represent the majority of devices out there.

If you have an existing device that you would like to have utilize one of the newer mediatype remotes let me know and I'll see what we can do to convert the DT over.

Thanks everyone!

J.
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Users / Re: 710,810,1004 or what?
« Last post by posde on October 20, 2014, 03:35:46 pm »
1204 is the one most of the devs are using on a daily basis. 1404 is only in the proof of concept stage.
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