I gave up on this whole thing for a few months until recently. The fiire guys remotely "fixed up" my core, but I don't even know what they did. It took them a few tries before it finally appears to work. I've had the fiire station basically working for a couple months now. I'm just starting to get it into regular use. Today I fired up my other MD which took a few reboots, but eventually booted to the orbiter screen! This is a via based ebox fanless, diskless box. It shows up using the same fiire station template and boots up ok.
I can watch youtube videos fine with sound etc. However, I can't play any audio or video files on this MD.
On my fiire station, I can play all the dvds ripped by my core, but I can't play any of my videos on file - mpg, avi, etc. I have the restricted drivers installed, but the videos are seriously distorted. The sound comes through ok, but the video is all messed up. Ironically, I can play all my mp3 files ripped separately, but I have problems playing the audio files ripped by my core. Although it does not seem to be every file.
I still like linuxmce, but it's quite a struggle - especially since I don't have a lot of time to spend on this :-(. I really like this project. Is there any commercial interest to invest in active development? Or is this entirely developed on spare time?