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cafedumonde

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Minor Issues With 1404 Install
« on: August 03, 2016, 02:38:17 am »

I installed 1404 today using the instructions here:

http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Installing_1404

There were two minor issues:

1. Basic video codecs were not installed and hence no videos would play, including Sarah. This was true from within LMCE as well as using the bundled video player on the kubuntu desktop. It seems to have been fixed using instructions for restricted formats on the Ubuntu community page: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats

2. The UpdateMedia script is not running by default and thus not adding videos to the database. I ran the script manually as root and this fixes the problem though I have now added a bunch of junk to the database.

I have a few questions:

1. How can I get UpdateMedia to run normally?

2. How can I clear the database and get UpdateMedia to add only files from the correct locations?

3. Have I screwed anything up by adding the codec support in the manner described? I also added libdvdcss using the instructions on the Ubuntu page.

Thanks,

CDM

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Re: Minor Issues With 1404 Install
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2016, 06:15:19 pm »
UpdateMedia should autostart. If it doesn't auto start, run

 /usr/pluto/bin/UpdateMediaDaemonControl.sh enable

The main part of the media database that you want to clear is the table File

mysql pluto_media -e "truncate File"

You can add as many codecs as you feel like :)


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Re: Minor Issues With 1404 Install
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2016, 09:44:45 pm »
Thanks for the feedback on the installation!

Could you elaborate on which method of installation you used (snapshot or internet) and which snapshot (if it was a snapshot).  Thanks!

J.

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Re: Minor Issues With 1404 Install
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2016, 03:11:28 am »

I used an internet installation, with the wget command from the wiki page:

https://git.linuxmce.org/linuxmce/linuxmce/raw/master/src/install-helpers/mce-install.sh

Please let me know if I should have gone elsewhere.

CDM

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Re: Minor Issues With 1404 Install
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2016, 05:26:14 am »
What you did is correct!  I simply wanted to verify the method you used.  Do you remember the package names that you had to install?

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Re: Minor Issues With 1404 Install
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2016, 11:54:32 am »

The codecs were in this package:

sudo apt-get install kubuntu-restricted-extras

and I installed DVD as follows:

sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh

Before installing these I noticed that here were also some codec packages that were updated withe the normal Kubuntu updates but these did not fix the issue.

All is working now with video playback and adding of media to the library. Thanks to Posde for the help.

Please see my latest post, on getting 1080i to work over HDMI. This is the next barrier.

CDM


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Re: Minor Issues With 1404 Install
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2016, 05:31:29 pm »
Thanks for the info.  dvdcss is quite illegal in a lot of countries so it will be left as a manual install.  I'll see if I can figure out what the codecs that package depends on are as we try to limit our dependencies on kubuntu.

Thanks again!

J.