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Developers / Pictures - improvements to browsing and tagging
« on: October 26, 2013, 10:55:05 pm »
Hi all,

(This post is both to inform of recent changes, but also to ask for future direction regrading picture support)

I've recently been working on improving LMCE support for picture handling. I started with a ticket on trac, including code originally made by "chriss", modifying this, and adding that to updatemedia. Now LMCE will load and store a couple of attributes to and from picture files, most notably the keyword attribute. (but title, manufacturer and date is also supported, but not used in LMCE).
The orbiter is updated to browse images by keyword.
The screensaver page has been modified to do ajax/real-time updates of keywords and screensaver attributes. (no need to press 'save' at the bottom of the page)

So far so good.. I'm fairly pleased with the result so far. My goal all along has been to make it easy to add (and remove) keywords. This is achieved by using ajax and an all-keyboard approach to adding keywords.

But I'm not done yet. And that is where you come in. I already have some ideas, but I haven't decided 100% yet, so this is your chance to share your thoughts  :)

My current ideas are support for:
* changing the exif orientation of the picture from the screen saver/picture manager page (I have a camera that does not store any exif orientation data, so all pictures not taken in the cameras normal position will be displayed wrong - the file is missing the rotation to correct this, but only for image viewers that support it of course)
* share album/keyword as a folder on the local network. This idea arise from the need to use images in other programs, after being tagged. Say you tag all your Christmas photos in LMCE, and want to send all those to your grandmother, or import them into a photo-book program. Well, once you have done that in LMCE, you should not have to categorize them again in some other program or add them file by file in your email program.
The basic idea is to define some filter to get the files you want, and to make them available in a folder on the network. (This would also be possible to extend to other files types like audio and video, but that is another idea ;) )

I will have to mention that these changes are done in 1204, if you are on 1004, you'll have to wait ;)

So, what do you miss, what do you want, what do you prefer, etc... I have left out some details in my post to make it short, but just add what you want, and I'll consider it!

best regards,

Users / DVD playback - bookmarks not honoring audio track settings
« on: July 12, 2013, 10:48:06 pm »
Hi guys,

I'm wondering if anyone else is experiencing the same problem as I.

I'm playing a stored DVD, and have stored a bookmark (start position, so that it will start at the beginning of the film each time, rather than the intro and menu, etc.). This works fine, but the audio track is always English, not Norwegian as it were when I set the bookmark.

As my preference is to have the Norwegian audio track, this is quite annoying. I have to go through the DVD menu, select setup and select the correct audio track to get it right.

So my questions is: has anyone else experienced this problem? is it specific to some DVDs (all I've tried has the same problem, but I haven't tried many)

best regards,

Developers / Internet Radio and Xine_Player now supports playlist URLs
« on: February 28, 2012, 09:10:59 am »
Hello all

For those of you who haven't followed the trac changelog closely or haven't been able to connect the dots...  ;)

LinuxMCE 1004 now supports Audio streams(aka. Internet Radio)
Xine_Player now accepts playlist URLs (very useful for Internet Radio), so you don't have to use the stream URL anymore.

best regards,

Feature requests & roadmap / Queue and play options in media browser
« on: December 04, 2010, 01:20:03 pm »
I've fixed the "Queue instead of instant play" option for orbiters in the web-admin. This allows you to choose what action should be performed when pressing "Play" in the media browser. A router reload is necessary to switch options.

I'm contemplating other, more flexible options in addition to the web-admin option.
One suggestion is to add an option to the options screen (UI1, UI2 has menus in the bottom of the media browser to select options). Another is to add a "Queue" button to the media browser.

So, what way would you prefer?

best regards,


I am having a problem with MythTV_Plugin forcing the bob deinterlacing setting on all MDs on reload.

It appears that bob deinterlacing does not work correctly with PAL TV-out (which is 50Hz), live TV is VERY choppy, I would probably go mad if I watched for more that a few seconds  ;)
Myth complains (When running mythfrontend from shell) "video sync method can't support double framerate (refresh rate too low for bob deint)". More information about this on the Internet..

I know this problem, or similar, has been discussed before, but I could not enough information to recompile my MythTV_Plugin, as it seem the only solution is. As this is a real annoyance (and a major WAF problem), I need to fix this now, in 710.

I have set up a virtual machine with a clean 710 install, and checked out the source from, and followed the build instructions from the wiki . But to no avail.

It builds the fine, but when I replace the (still in the VM, if it should matter), the DCERouter fails to start, it just dies, no errors, no nothing.
I noticed that the file size of the built file is larger than the original 0710 file. This makes me think that maybe the source tree is not the same as what was used to build 710. So I tried to check out the source from the date 0710 were released, but with the same result, builds but wont run.  ???

Could anyone please give me some pointers?

Users / Slimserver and MythTV plugin wont load after 710 upgrade
« on: May 12, 2008, 12:30:50 am »

After upgrading from 710b4 to 710RC1, I see some strange errors in DCERouter.log, and I am unable to view live TV on the MD. I tried to downgrade the pluto-mythtv-plugin to the previous version (two versions were available - and, which "fixed" the issue for the MythTV plugin, although I don't think this is the correct thing to do.

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01      05/11/08 23:25:43.548           ESC[31;1mCan't open plug-in file './': ./ undefined symbol: _ZN3DCE11MediaStream13SetNowPlayingEPNS_10OH_OrbiterEbbPNS_7MessageEESC[0m <0xb6c9d6c0>
01      05/11/08 23:25:43.548           ESC[31;1mCannot load plug-in for device: 148. Be sure the file SlimServer_PlugIn existsESC[0m <0xb6c9d6c0>

Anyone care to shed some light on what may have happened here?
Maybe some packages not updated correctly so that this symbol don't exist?


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