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<table width="100%"> <tr><td bgcolor="#FFCFCF">This page was written by Pluto and imported with their permission when LinuxMCE branched off in February, 2007.  In general any information should apply to LinuxMCE.  However, this page should be edited to reflect changes to LinuxMCE and remove old references to Pluto.</td></tr> </table><p>Pluto is a single solution that consists of several pieces, and each has its own User's Manual.</p>
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<p>LinuxMCE is a single solution that consists of several pieces, and each has its own User's Manual.</p>
 
<p>To get started you will want to read the documentation on [[Getting Started]]</p>
 
<p>To get started you will want to read the documentation on [[Getting Started]]</p>
<p>You then control and use your Pluto system with Orbiters.  Orbiters is just our way of saying "remote control".  Every media director has an on-screen Orbiter that you can use to control the system with your TV.  But you can also run the same Orbiters on touch-screen panels.  See the [[Orbiter]]</p>
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<p>You then control and use your LinuxMCE system with Orbiters.  Orbiters is just our way of saying "remote control".  Every media director has an on-screen Orbiter that you can use to control the system with your TV.  But you can also run the same Orbiters on touch-screen panels.  See the [[Orbiter]]</p>
<p>Pluto is a modular system and you can add all sorts of plug-ins to do various tasks.  You will set these up using the Pluto Admin web site, and on each page there is a help button that will take you directly to the documentation for that plug-in.  You can also browse the online [[Pluto Home Software]] to see the User's Manuals for all the plugins.</p>
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<p>LinuxMCE is a modular system and you can add all sorts of plug-ins to do various tasks.  You will set these up using the LinuxMCE Admin web site, and on each page there is a help button that will take you directly to the documentation for that plug-in.  You can also browse the online [[LinuxMCE Home Software]] to see the User's Manuals for all the plugins.</p>
 
<p>If you have any questions you can visit our forums by clicking on Support / Forums, or request live assistance by choosing Live Support.</p>
 
<p>If you have any questions you can visit our forums by clicking on Support / Forums, or request live assistance by choosing Live Support.</p>
  
 
==User's Manual Sections==
 
==User's Manual Sections==
 
*[[Security & Privacy Issues]]
 
*[[Security & Privacy Issues]]
*[[What can I do with Pluto?]]
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*[[What can I do with LinuxMCE?]]
**[[Control Pluto using a Windows device as an Orbiter]]
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**[[Control LinuxMCE using a Windows device as an Orbiter]]
**[[Control Pluto using a Symbian Series 60 mobile phone with Bl]]
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**[[Control LinuxMCE using a Symbian Series 60 mobile phone with Bl]]
**[[Control Pluto using other types of mobile phones]]
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**[[Control LinuxMCE using other types of mobile phones]]
**[[Control Pluto using an Infrared remote]]
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**[[Control LinuxMCE using an Infrared remote]]
 
**[[Add support for new remote controls]]
 
**[[Add support for new remote controls]]
 
**[[Automatic diskless boot of media directors]]
 
**[[Automatic diskless boot of media directors]]
 
**[[Change the look and feel of the Orbiter]]
 
**[[Change the look and feel of the Orbiter]]
**[[Create my own skins or GUI for Pluto]]
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**[[Create my own skins or GUI for LinuxMCE]]
 
**[[Translate the GUI into another language]]
 
**[[Translate the GUI into another language]]
 
**[[Use network audio players for a whole-house music solution]]
 
**[[Use network audio players for a whole-house music solution]]
 
**[[Control a TV or cable/satellite box]]
 
**[[Control a TV or cable/satellite box]]
 
**[[Watch a DVD/Listen to a CD]]
 
**[[Watch a DVD/Listen to a CD]]
**[[Have Pluto automatically control the TV and Stereo]]
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**[[Have LinuxMCE automatically control the TV and Stereo]]
 
**[[Rip a CD/DVD to the Core]]
 
**[[Rip a CD/DVD to the Core]]
 
**[[Watch/Listen to media stored on the Core]]
 
**[[Watch/Listen to media stored on the Core]]
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**[[Control regular A/V equipment]]
 
**[[Control regular A/V equipment]]
 
**[[Control A/V equipment with RS232/USB/Ethernet]]
 
**[[Control A/V equipment with RS232/USB/Ethernet]]
**[[Make Pluto do something when I start media]]
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**[[Make LinuxMCE do something when I start media]]
 
**[[Have my media follow me]]
 
**[[Have my media follow me]]
 
**[[Make announcements]]
 
**[[Make announcements]]
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**[[Have my lighting or climate settings follow me]]
 
**[[Have my lighting or climate settings follow me]]
 
**[[Make things happen at sunrise/sunset]]
 
**[[Make things happen at sunrise/sunset]]
**[[Have external devices control Pluto]]
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**[[Have external devices control LinuxMCE]]
 
**[[Monitor surveillance cameras]]
 
**[[Monitor surveillance cameras]]
 
**[[Arm or disarm the alarm using the Orbiters]]
 
**[[Arm or disarm the alarm using the Orbiters]]
 
**[[Automatically take pictures when sensors are disturbed]]
 
**[[Automatically take pictures when sensors are disturbed]]
**[[Have Pluto notify me of security alerts]]
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**[[Have LinuxMCE notify me of security alerts]]

Revision as of 09:37, 19 March 2007

LinuxMCE is a single solution that consists of several pieces, and each has its own User's Manual.

To get started you will want to read the documentation on Getting Started

You then control and use your LinuxMCE system with Orbiters. Orbiters is just our way of saying "remote control". Every media director has an on-screen Orbiter that you can use to control the system with your TV. But you can also run the same Orbiters on touch-screen panels. See the Orbiter

LinuxMCE is a modular system and you can add all sorts of plug-ins to do various tasks. You will set these up using the LinuxMCE Admin web site, and on each page there is a help button that will take you directly to the documentation for that plug-in. You can also browse the online LinuxMCE Home Software to see the User's Manuals for all the plugins.

If you have any questions you can visit our forums by clicking on Support / Forums, or request live assistance by choosing Live Support.

User's Manual Sections