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Users / Re: Screensaver panning/zoom
« on: February 02, 2009, 07:59:04 pm »
Ah! Right. Good point. I thought I'd saved my pics at the wrong resolution. :-\

It would be nice to display full images (depending on screen size) if it is possible with the 'static' setting. Anyone else achieved this?

My post above is the way to do it for now.  Someone could re-code so that the ZoomAmount1 and 2 are variables that can be changed, unfortunately I don't have the expertise for such an endeavor yet.

Users / Re: Screensaver panning/zoom
« on: February 02, 2009, 04:33:46 pm »
Strange! It stops all animations (fades/pans/zooms) on my md and just shows static pictures.
Might need to reboot your md and/or quick reload router.

It does stop animations, the image doesn't move or do an animated zoom in/out, but the images are zoomed at different levels when they appear.  Remove all images but one from your screen saver selections and click reload screen saver in webadmin, you'll see what I mean.

Users / Re: Screensaver panning/zoom
« on: January 30, 2009, 03:15:07 pm »
Or ...
web admin > advanced > configuration > devices

Select Core/Hybrid or your md > OnScreen Orbiter > Photo Screen Saver

Scroll to device data at the bottom and change 'Type' to static.

That doesn't prevent the image from being zoomed in.

Users / Re: Screensaver panning/zoom
« on: January 28, 2009, 07:08:15 pm »
Got It!!

Big thanks to tschak for pointing me in the right direction.

Changing the ZoomTime to 0 makes the images stop panning, but does not make the image not zoom in randomly.

So, I spoke with tschak in IRC about it and he indicated that I probably needed to modify the source code.  I went to the wiki to find out how to build a development environment and found this:

However, tschak told me I didn't want to use 'trunk' but LinuxMCE-0710 so with some more searching I found this:
(Thanks to Zaerc for the info.)

So, having my new handy dandy development environment I went to the ~/LinuxMCE-0710/src/Photo_Screen_Saver folder and started looking at .cpp files.  Understand that I'm completely clueless in terms of programming but I ain't scared to break some shit.

Finally after a number of failed attempts I finally found this section in the ZoomSimple.cpp file:

ZoomAmount1 = RandomInInterval(500, 1000)/1000.0f;


ZoomAmount2 = RandomInInterval(500, 1000)/1000.0f;

I changed both of these lines to:

ZoomAmount1 = RandomInInterval(1, 2)/1.0f;
ZoomAmount2 = RandomInInterval(1, 2)/1.0f;

Then in my terminal session from ~/LinuxMCE-0710/src/Photo_Screen_Saver  (running as root)

make bin
cp Photo_Screen_Saver /usr/pluto/bin

Do a quick reload and shazaam!  I now have images that do not zoom in, I can see the entire image.

Thanks again to tschak for bearing with a noob and to Zaerc for authoring the wiki that got me started.

Users / Re: Banned from IRC
« on: January 28, 2009, 03:04:59 pm »
Thank You Sir

Users / Banned from IRC
« on: January 27, 2009, 04:41:47 pm »

I'm not sure what happened but I left my computer logged into IRC last night and this morning when I try to reconnect it says I'm banned from the channel.

Is that a timed thing or can someone unban me?


Users / Re: Move DVD from windows to LinuxMCE
« on: January 19, 2009, 06:23:30 pm »
I have always copied from my windows box to the LMCE box over the network from the Windows box (\\dcerouter in explorer brings up the Core).  It is slower, but very little chance of screwing up the system. 

Users / Re: What if core uses r8168/r8169 nic?
« on: January 19, 2009, 06:14:30 pm »
If your core driver is "unmodified" then it's using the r8169 driver.  Part of the modification is changing the r8169.ko to remove the 8168 reference so you can install the r8168 driver.  You will also modify driver information in the diskless image folder for that specific MD, not the entire system in general.

If your core is working and you have NOT done the 8168 modifications then the nic chipset in your core is not one of the r8168 chipsets that require the modification so you don't have to worry about it.  Making the r8168 driver change for an MD that does need it, should have no affect on your Core's NIC driver.

Users / Remove Scenario Categories
« on: January 16, 2009, 08:25:35 pm »
How can I remove a scenario category button?  For instance, I will never use the telcom feature, I'd like it if the Telcom button was not on any of my TV's.  How do I remove it?

Users / Re: Stream Cable/PPV to multiple MD's
« on: January 14, 2009, 10:17:09 pm »
Awesome, thx Thom.

Users / Stream Cable/PPV to multiple MD's
« on: January 13, 2009, 08:47:00 pm »
I'm trying to stream TV, specifically On-Demand/PPV to multiple MD's.  However, when I use the floorplan to play the media in multiple locations it tells me that there aren't any available Tuners.  Can I stream the feed from one tuner to multiple MD's?  If so, how?

I have my cable box connected to the SVideo port of my tuner card.

Users / Re: Anyone having success with DVD repair kits?
« on: January 13, 2009, 06:51:51 pm »
This is going to sound crazy, but you'll have to trust me a little.

I've used two different types of DVD repair gadgets and both had limited success.  Maybe 2 out of 5 DVD/CD's were made to work.

Here's the "trust me" part.  What I do now works extremely well for me, almost 100% success.  (Remember, I already said it will sound crazy.)

What I do is sit down wearing denim pants so that the denim is stretched tightly over my thigh (this is actually important as folds in the denim will further damage a disc).  So with the denim smooth and tight across my leg I put my hand flat on the disc applying pressure as evenly as possible and I rub the disc in a circle pressing down reasonably firm.  I do this for about 1 minute and almost always the disc will play/copy perfectly.

Like I said, it sounds stupid but it works great for me.

Developers / Re: Star Trek Themed UI1
« on: January 08, 2009, 06:30:55 pm »
Although I'm not really into custom screens or anything (I'm more into fuction than form).  I have to say, your work on this is VERY impressive.  I find myself eager to see the finished product and I'm actually starting to toy with the idea of trying some of my own modifications on the default skin (Which will undoubtedly result in the complete destruction of my installation yet again.  LOL)

Gratz on the outstanding work.

Users / Re: Use of the LMCE logo?
« on: January 08, 2009, 06:18:32 pm »
So I'm confused now.  I think the orginal question was, he wants to sell components and put a "LMCE Compatible" logo on them.  Does Pluto need to be licensed for that?

Users / Re: Use of the LMCE logo?
« on: January 05, 2009, 11:56:51 pm »
Here is an excerpt from the Pluto License page
Examples of “Hardware distribution” which require a separate license:
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    * 4. A company offers tangible merchandise that comes with the Pluto system pre-installed or bundled with the system, such as a personal computer, a television, an automobile, a point of sale system, etc.
    * 5. A reseller, such as a smart home dealer, offers hard goods which are clearly intended to ultimately run this software, and are marketed as such.
    * 6. A manufacturer offers a product which automatically installs this software, or includes instructions on how to do so.
    * 7. A dealer offers a product based on Pluto, but directs his clients to purchase the required hardware from a third party.

Maybe this helps to clear things up a bit.

I'm not real sure about this, I read the Pluto license and it seems the intent is to prevent people from selling hardware that will actually run the software without a license (i.e. Computers, PDA's, etc.).  The question is: What about peripherals like a tuner card or a usb>serial cable?  You certainly shouldn't have to buy a Pluto license for each component of a system, you could end up needing 10 licenses for one box.  Also, if it's a licensing issue, is Pluto the only license you have to worry about?  LMCE uses many products, Xine, MythTV, etc., why would you need Pluto licensing but not the others?

The other issue that hasn't been addressed is strictly logo use.  This may not be a license issue at all, it may simply be a matter of finding out what the logo use restrictions are.  If it were me, I'd contact Pluto directly, tell them what products you're looking to sell and see if you can use the logo.  Problem solved.

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