What can I do with LinuxMCE?
Following is a list of things you can do with LinuxMCE. Each link goes to a how-to page which has 3 parts:
- How to set it up
- How to use it
- Where to find the source code (and how it works)
The list is not complete, and many of the topics do not yet have documentation. Not all documentation pages have screen shots and pictures. Feel free to add your own documentation to the wiki.
Most of the articles reflect tested procedures (even if the documentation is not written). Items in italics describe modules still in development or that have been only partially completed. Items with an * have been coded, and should work, but have not been fully tested.
Note: This is an introduction article only. The complete list of articles is found in the Tutorials Category.
Also see the Usage Intro.
- Control LinuxMCE using a Windows device as an Orbiter
- Control LinuxMCE using a Symbian Series 60 mobile phone
- Control LinuxMCE using other types of mobile phones
- Control LinuxMCE using an Infrared remote
- Add support for new remote controls
- Change the look and feel of the Orbiter
- Create my own skins or GUI for LinuxMCE
- Translate the GUI into another language
- Automatic diskless boot of media directors
- Privacy Settings
- Restrict which users can use use which Orbiters
Add/edit the online documentation, wiki-style.
- Have LinuxMCE automatically control the TV and Stereo
- Control the media director's volume using either a receiver
- Use network audio players for a whole-house music solution
- Watch TV using the built-in Myth PVR, and schedule recordings
- Use a satellite/cable box with the PVR
- Control a TV or cable/satellite box
- Watch a DVD/Listen to a CD
- Rip a CD/DVD to the Core
- Watch/Listen to media stored on the Core
- Play the same media in multiple rooms simultaneously
- Flag media stored on the core as private
- Flag whatever media I am watching now as private
- Catalog media with attributes
- Search for media by attributes using the Orbiters
- Control regular A/V equipment
- Control A/V equipment with RS232/USB/Ethernet
- Make LinuxMCE do something when I start media
- Upload a pronto file into the Orbiter's pronto emulator
- Have my media follow me
- Make announcements
- Control lights/climate using scenarios
- Control lights or climate with a floorplan
- Adding support for home automation devices
- What if you don't have a driver for my home automation device
- Make things happen at sunrise/sunset
- Make things happen when I enter a room
- Have my lighting or climate settings follow me
- Have external devices control LinuxMCE
- Monitor surveillance cameras
- Arm or disarm the alarm using the Orbiters
- Arm or disarm LinuxMCE's alarm using proximity sensors
- Automatically take pictures when sensors are disturbed
- Have LinuxMCE notify me of security alerts
- Make phone calls using a VOIP provider. Currently the follow Providers are supported with minimal setup.
- For a more detailed disscussion of how LMCE integrates the telecom feature see: