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New Version Soon?
« on: October 24, 2007, 07:56:39 pm »
Is there a time table on the next version? I figure it is coming soon.  I am going to do a reinstall and figure I will hold off until the next release.

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Re: New Version Soon?
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2007, 01:24:49 am »
Is there a time table on the next version? I figure it is coming soon.  I am going to do a reinstall and figure I will hold off until the next release.

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I would suggest doing an install... I understand that you will be able to upgrade to the next release.
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Re: New Version Soon?
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2007, 02:06:04 am »
I just reinstalled from the DVD.
Still trying to work out my network.
I will do a clean install when the new version hits.

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Re: New Version Soon?
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2007, 05:36:14 am »
Here is a nice quote from MythNews site: http://mythtvnews.com/2007/10/30/linuxmce-710-scheduled-for-release-end-of-november/

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LinuxMCE 7.10 scheduled for release end of November

LinuxMCEThis version will be based on Kubuntu 7.10 and the new features are:

    * Support for HD-DVD and Blu-Ray playback, as well as integration with MPlayer
    * 1080p on the nVidia graphics platform
    * Better integration with MythTV
    * The inclusion of VDR, popular with the European Satellite users
    * Lots of bug fixes and tweaks



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Re: New Version Soon?
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2007, 02:38:05 pm »
wow....blu ray and hd dvd? thatll be great.
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Re: New Version Soon?
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2007, 04:49:50 pm »
VDR inclusion would be wonderful! Been trying to work out how to use that for a while!

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Re: New Version Soon?
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2007, 11:55:45 am »
The changes in the coming version will be amazing! VDR, HDTV, HD-DVD and Blue-Ray. Hope that a small bug with X10 messages will be also fixed :)
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Re: New Version Soon?
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2007, 02:43:49 pm »
hmmmm...as i thought about this a little more....when they say HD DVD and Blu Ray will be supported.....do mean they mean watching movies....or reading data from those drives? any ideas anyone?
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Re: New Version Soon?
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2007, 04:55:07 pm »
I just want to point out that the "better integration with MythTV" is a big one. LinuxMCE unfortunately has a reputation for having a less stable MythTV than other distributions which include MythTV. The MythTV installed in LMCE is really no different than the one in other distributions, but unfortunately the "Network Control" feature which LMCE uses extensively to integrate MythTV into the rest of LMCE has had some problems in the past.

I created a patch which fixes most of the "Network Control" crashes, see here:
   http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/4115

There is still one more problem which Chewi alerted me to, where the "Network Control" handles digital tuners badly because it times out after two seconds on channel changes and gets stuck in an infinite loop trying to tune. The problem is that digital tuning can take longer than two seconds, especially in satellite setups where a rotor needs to physically point the dish at the proper satellite. I'll be looking at this problem as well.

For the HD DVD and Blue Ray question, basically mplayer can now play HD DVD and Blue Ray video from a non-encrypted disk. It does not have menus and you need a very beefy CPU but it does work if you do. If you are outside the USA, there are programs available which will decrypt the disk for mplayer use. Those of you in the USA will have to wait for this DRM mess to blow over. :( So no menus anywhere, no encrypted disks in the US, and you need a very beefy CPU.

The VDR support is straight from the Pluto's sources, their developers are in Europe and wanted something that would work well for them. MythTV has a couple DVB developers in Europe, while VDR has practically all their developers there and they only do digital TV.

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Re: New Version Soon?
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2007, 05:08:34 pm »
thanks for the answer to the hd dvd/blu ray question. its a little disappointing; i sort of figured as much though. stupid drm. oh well....guess itll just take time.
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Re: New Version Soon?
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2007, 04:35:43 pm »
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I just want to point out that the "better integration with MythTV" is a big one. LinuxMCE unfortunately has a reputation for having a less stable MythTV than other distributions which include MythTV. The MythTV installed in LMCE is really no different than the one in other distributions, but unfortunately the "Network Control" feature which LMCE uses extensively to integrate MythTV into the rest of LMCE has had some problems in the past.

Could this "network control" issue cause Myth TV to freeze when ran under LMCE but then work fine if ran from the KDE desktop?
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Re: New Version Soon?
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2007, 04:48:19 pm »
yes.

LMCE/Pluto use the network control socket to provide control and information to the surrounding orbiters..either on TV or exterrnally..

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Re: New Version Soon?
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2007, 04:50:54 pm »
I just want to point out that the "better integration with MythTV" is a big one. LinuxMCE unfortunately has a reputation for having a less stable MythTV than other distributions which include MythTV. The MythTV installed in LMCE is really no different than the one in other distributions, but unfortunately the "Network Control" feature which LMCE uses extensively to integrate MythTV into the rest of LMCE has had some problems in the past.

I created a patch which fixes most of the "Network Control" crashes, see here:
   http://svn.mythtv.org/trac/ticket/4115

There is still one more problem which Chewi alerted me to, where the "Network Control" handles digital tuners badly because it times out after two seconds on channel changes and gets stuck in an infinite loop trying to tune. The problem is that digital tuning can take longer than two seconds, especially in satellite setups where a rotor needs to physically point the dish at the proper satellite. I'll be looking at this problem as well.

How do i install this patch ?

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Re: New Version Soon?
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2007, 12:35:33 am »
Reposting Nissse's question:

How do we apply this patch?


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