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LinuxMCE in ubuntu 9.04
« on: June 14, 2009, 06:06:02 pm »
Hey, I was looking for something exactly like this system but I have a couple of questions.

Will this work on Ubuntu 9.04?

We just moved into a new house and there have been a couple of reported break ins in the neighborhood and so I'm really interested in the security portions of this (it's what is driving me to do something with our basic home server).   But we do use the server for our media/storage/backup device connected to our TV.  So does LinuxMCE do webTV like Boxee?

Also I noticed mention that LinuxMCE runs a dhcp server.  Will I still be able to set that up as a NAT for my other machines on the network?..

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Re: LinuxMCE in ubuntu 9.04
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2009, 07:33:40 pm »
Hi,

LMCE is in alpha for Kubuntu 8.10 variant.  It will not work under 9.04.

LMCE does VDR and MythTV see...

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

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

Main tutorials...

http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php?title=Category:Tutorials&until=Sipura%2FLinksys+spa3000+pstn+interface

Basic setup info for networking and you can do other machines on the network...

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

Enjoy!


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Re: LinuxMCE in ubuntu 9.04
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2009, 05:08:19 am »
newbielink:http://www.boxee.tv/ [nonactive] does internet TV.. on demand TV.  I've been using it since Linux-alpha.  I'm not in love with it per-se but it works in an amazing fashion.  It brings me all of the shows I watch regularly on demand.  No PVR no recording.

The home security part of this system makes me want to use it not the PVR.  It's actually tough to give up Boxee.  Though it looks like this is the way to go, for home security without a lot of work.

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Re: LinuxMCE in ubuntu 9.04
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2009, 10:11:14 am »
Boxee  does internet TV.. on demand TV.  I've been using it since Linux-alpha.  I'm not in love with it per-se but it works in an amazing fashion.  It brings me all of the shows I watch regularly on demand.  No PVR no recording.

The home security part of this system makes me want to use it not the PVR.  It's actually tough to give up Boxee.  Though it looks like this is the way to go, for home security without a lot of work.

I'm not a big user of Boxee but I can see its utility for sure. Why dont you look at developing a way to integrate it? I know the Core team have more than enough to do already but this might be great opportunity for you to gather some like minded forum members together and get Boxee into LinuxMCE.

We need more people willing to commit time to this kind of effort... why not give it a try (even if your skills are not in software gather some others that do around you and your more than halfway there)

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Re: LinuxMCE in ubuntu 9.04
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2009, 07:04:24 pm »
Basically you'd need to integrate Boxee as a DCE wrapped media player under LinuxMCE, which would mean, you need:

(1) a way to send commands to Boxee.
(2) Boxee needs to be able to run well in windowed mode, with the ability to stretch to any window size, as Orbiter needs to manage windows itself.
(3) write the plugin on the core to create the streams to pass to...
(4) the Player device that spawns Boxee, and provides the communication channel so that DCE commands can be translated to actions in Boxee, as well as providing the event channel so we know when things change in Boxee's state.
(5) The plugin also provides data grid generators which can be used to fill in various screens that can be displayed on Orbiters This is important, because it provides a dimension of UI interaction that is NOT available without LinuxMCE.

With those things above, a Boxee Plugin and a Boxee Player could be made to integrate Boxee into the system. This isn't difficult, and any intermediate developer can do these things in a matter of hours provided Boxee behaves well enough to work in this manner.

Who wants to take it up? :)

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Re: LinuxMCE in ubuntu 9.04
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2009, 09:14:33 pm »
Boxee is just a reskined and tweeked version of XBMC.
XBMC uses Python as its scripting language for its plugings so all the Boxee internet apps are just python scripts with XML skins (ASAIK)
Just look at all the nice ones out there - http://www.xbmc.org/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=27


So instead of putting the whole boxee sat ontop of LMCE (i do like its skin and interface thou) we could write a wrapper that links the XBMC plugins into a DCE device. so a Python <=>DCE device


Boxee uses a custom binary flash player to play back all the online files, this would need to be looked at.