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Feature requests & roadmap / Re: Social Networks
« on: August 02, 2011, 07:14:06 pm »
I'll take a look, cheers.

PS: Also looking at the Google Contacts API.

Feature requests & roadmap / Re: Social Networks
« on: August 02, 2011, 06:41:12 pm »
I'll have a think and see what I can come up with. I'm sure there's lots of ideas that people would find useful.

I'm going to look into the Facebook Graph ( and see what's possible, and also look into MCE to see what I can do myself, despite my limited programming experience.

Can anyone point me in a direction for MCE development?

Feature requests & roadmap / Social Networks
« on: August 02, 2011, 09:44:23 am »
I was wondering if there had ever been a discussion on integrating social site into the project? For example, being able to populate the phonebook with your Facebook contacts or even being able to press a button whole watching a movie to check your twitter feed. This could even be extended to allow MCE to update your feed when you start watching a film etc.

Another idea could be a twitdeck-style screen to keep up to date while you're not using the screen, such as listening to music. Also, being able to set your user picture to your Facebook profile picture would be a nice addition.

Installation issues / Re: Problem with Grub on USB drive
« on: November 09, 2010, 03:47:34 pm »
Thankks for that, I'll try it when I get home.

Installation issues / Problem with Grub on USB drive
« on: November 09, 2010, 11:27:58 am »
Hi, I tried installing LinuxMCE to a USB pen drive last night and apart from the incredibly long install time it went quite smoothly. However, when I restarted my laptop I recieved a grub error 21.

What had happened was that grub installed into my laptop and wiped my MBR, so Windows was inaccessible and LinuxMCE was unbootable. Anyway, I fixed windows by loading the live disk but LinuxMCE is still unbootable.

So my question: How do I install Grub to the USB drive now that LinuxMCE is installed? Will it be just as easy to install to the USB drive on one of the college computers with the internal rive disconnected?

Users / Re: Video Card Suggestion
« on: July 15, 2010, 05:44:09 am »
I see. Just look for something on eBay that's fanless and has onboard video acceleration.

Users / Re: dvd::rip on 0810
« on: July 14, 2010, 08:13:31 pm »
I've been ripping my DVDs to MP4 for streaming to my PS3. I was really just curious to know if anyone had tried it.

Users / Re: Video Card Suggestion
« on: July 13, 2010, 11:00:04 pm »
You could even go the whole hog and get an NVidia ION based Mini-ITX board. You can get fanless versions and they are capable of 1080p playback.

Users / dvd::rip on 0810
« on: July 13, 2010, 10:57:45 pm »
Has anyone tried using dvd::rip for converting dvds to any other formats? And has anyone tried using it in cluster mode?

I'm tempted to try it when I go back to college in September, I have a LinuxMCE server and 9 media directors so I'd like to try both normal conversion then cluster mode to see what speed gains are to be had.

Users / Re: Let's make better PXE netboot WIKI page
« on: June 27, 2010, 03:38:22 pm »
gPXE is a good program to use if you don't have netboot capabilities. I managed to get 9 Media Directors running using it (though I leter found out that PXE booting was present on the motherboards, it was just hidden with a different name and 3 options which all had to be enabled).

Users / Re: MP4 Embedded tags
« on: June 20, 2010, 10:25:48 pm »
I've been using MetaX to tag the files which is not bad, but it tags them in iTunes format, which uses xml to store the majority of the information in a tag labeled "ITUNMOVI". None of this gets translated to WMP12 so I'm having to reenter the info in either the properties window or inside WMP12. I'm not sure if these are saved in the file or an external WMP database though.

I can export the tags from mp3tag if you want.

Users / MP4 Embedded tags
« on: June 20, 2010, 09:15:46 pm »
Does MCE support embedded tags in MP4 files? I've been tagging a few movies in windows by adding cover art, actors, genres etc. and was wondering how wel they are supported in MCE or if I would need to do anything to the tags to make them compatible (I use mp3tag so changing the names of tags is simple enough.

Users / Re: Existing Raid 5 Array
« on: June 20, 2010, 09:06:50 pm »
My server keeps removing the RAID array every time I restart the server. I have to type "sudo modprobe md-mod" in the command line to get the RAID recognised, then it usually goes into "Damaged, rebuilding" on the webadmin page.

Installation issues / Re: Media Directors hanging
« on: June 19, 2010, 06:46:35 pm »
I've never noticed the beep for the AV Wizard, usually just find the screen has nothing on it. With so many MDs trying to use the AV Wizard even switching display adapters was taking a moment.

Installation issues / Re: Media Directors hanging
« on: June 19, 2010, 04:55:33 am »
I had a problem with the MDs constantly restarting instead of booting MCE, turns out it was the architecture being set to amd64 instead of i386. They set up fine, just wouldn't boot into the AV Wizard. Try checking that. But like I say the only thing I could do was wait.

pxelinux.0 is usually the last line you see before the AV Wizard starts, but it can take a moment if there are several of them on the network.

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