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Ok, this is my personal page, where I will put my own ideas, that come to my mind when playing around with LinuxMCE...

Please don't tell me where to write what into what wiki-page. This is just my notespad, for you to enjoy if you want... ;)

You are welcome to leave your comments, but please write then italic and sign them...


The MythTV-System

Looks quite nice, but for some reason, the startup does not work properly...

It seems to me, that the time it take to tune to LiveTV with my DVB-T-USB-Receiver is too long. If there is no other way to work without a timeout, maybe the timeout should be increased or set as a variable within pluto-admin, so users with issues can set it.


The Audio Stuff

The Audio Stuff kind of sucks. The most essential thing about audio is playlists and feeding them.

And feeding playlists does not really work, because LMCE always jumps to the newly added entry. I found out so far, that the xine.h only offers an open_media function, I'll have to check qxinewidget from the kaffeine-player to see, how they do things. So there would have to be additional work to be done to add the enqueue-button. Additionally i sometimes would like to enqueue a whole folder; that button would have to be created as well...

next the thumbnails are bad. they have to be set for every single file. I want to be able to set them folder-(which in my case are albums)-wise...

Next comes ripping of cds... i don't want to have oggs. My car-hifi doesn't play oggs... LMCE uses dvdcss2, it can as well use lame-mp3.

So with all this to be done, i'm thinking if it might be a good idea to use music-player-deamon as a backend. it is very easy to interface with, it can be set remotely (e.g. web interface, as with mythweb), and it can issue a shoutcast-stream, so i could listen to my music from work, without installing anything on the computer there. The cover-art and even artist-art in gmpc as well as one of the web-interfaces is working very well. i would guess, that code could be borrowed.


Asterisk

Well i allready put the problem with the from-internal to from-trunk change to the wiki

additionally i had to set some stuff, to get asterisk going.

i created a /etc/asterisk/sip_nat.conf with

externip=myhost.dyndns.org
externhost=myhost.dyndns.org
externrefresh=5
localnet=192.168.80.0/255.255.255.0

as well as set this stuff in /etc/asterisk/extensions.conf to receive direct calls to me

[from-sip-external]
;enable direct sip calls
include => from-trunk

The call routing does not seem to be too intuitive as well, or buggy... I still can't seem to have it working the way i want...

Additionally, it would be nice to be able to assign a certain number to a certain user as well as certain phones to certain users.

Usecase: I live with my girlfriend and we would like to use different numbers, as you only pay for what you phone out on sipgate, so get a number for each of you. and if it rings 10 times on my number, people are asked to either leave me a message or call my girl. that would be nice routing...

Usecase: I have a cellphone that is sip-ready. So on this cell there should only be calls coming in, intended for me, user_1, not for user_2.

To really have the LMCE-Phone-System be compeditive, these things have to be addressed, i think.

Why does pluto-admin only allow me to define one phone line ? see 1st usecase above...


Sources

To be able to address these issues, i need the current sources... But I still haven't found out, where to get them. Maybe I'll just download the tar.gz.torrent and see where that leads.

I might start a svn with my patches. But should i make it private or public ?

But what is the thing about this sqlcvs ? how does it work ? does it really sychronize currently ? even webpaul didn't know...

Home Automation

What should it be ? There is no ZWave in germany and it is too expensive. EIB is even more expensive, i'm a poor student.

FS20 seems not to work correctly, according to another user...


Pictures

Why are pictures recognized by LMCE at all ? It's useless. You cannot set them as Background-Slideshow. That's always Flickr...

You cannot build custom slideshows. You cannot rotate pictures... No auto-mount and transfer from a camera... Not even a possibility to watch them fullscreen... it would've been so easy.

Then there is tagging... It's always a pain in the ass, but esecially with pictures there needs to be a nice and easy way to tag e.g. the people visible. or give tags for quality and privacy. I don't want my beach-pictures to be shown at a party-slide-show.

Predefinable Tags, like Cheackbuttons onscreen... If they are halfway transparent, they could be on top of the picture. Kind of a tagging-mode. And then have a tag-slide-show... Show everything in folder /public/pictures/2004/10 with the tag "nice landscape". That would be nice for parties.

Camera

I want to have recordings from the camera whenever motion is detected. If someone breakes in, i want to give the police a picture and video of the intrudor. best to be streamed to a web-destination. uploaded on the fly in 1minute-files. and a continuous on the hard-disk.