Difference between revisions of "What can I do with LinuxMCE?"

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<p>Everything listed below presently is tested and works even if the documentation is not written, except those items in <i>italics</i> which require modules still in development or only partially complete.  Items with an * are coded, and should work, but are not fully tested.</p>
 
<p>Everything listed below presently is tested and works even if the documentation is not written, except those items in <i>italics</i> which require modules still in development or only partially complete.  Items with an * are coded, and should work, but are not fully tested.</p>
 
<p>[[What modules are in development?]]</p>
 
<p>[[What modules are in development?]]</p>
<p><h1>General</h1></p>
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==General==
 
* [[Control LinuxMCE using a Windows device as an Orbiter]]<br>
 
* [[Control LinuxMCE using a Windows device as an Orbiter]]<br>
 
* [[Control LinuxMCE using a Symbian Series 60 mobile phone with Bl]]<br>
 
* [[Control LinuxMCE using a Symbian Series 60 mobile phone with Bl]]<br>
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Add to/edit the online documentation, wiki-style<br>
 
Add to/edit the online documentation, wiki-style<br>
 
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<p><h1>Media</h1></p>
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==Media==
 
* [[Have LinuxMCE automatically control the TV and Stereo]]<br>
 
* [[Have LinuxMCE automatically control the TV and Stereo]]<br>
 
* [[Control the media director's volume using either a receiver]]<br>
 
* [[Control the media director's volume using either a receiver]]<br>
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* [[Make announcements]]<br>
 
* [[Make announcements]]<br>
 
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<p><h1>Home Automation</h1></p>
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==Home Automation==
 
* [[Control lights/climate using scenarios]]<br>
 
* [[Control lights/climate using scenarios]]<br>
 
* [[Control lights or climate with a floorplan]]<br>
 
* [[Control lights or climate with a floorplan]]<br>
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<p><h1>Security</h1></p>
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==Security==
 
* [[Monitor surveillance cameras]]<br>
 
* [[Monitor surveillance cameras]]<br>
 
* [[Arm or disarm the alarm using the Orbiters]]<br>
 
* [[Arm or disarm the alarm using the Orbiters]]<br>
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* [[Have LinuxMCE notify me of security alerts]]<br>
 
* [[Have LinuxMCE notify me of security alerts]]<br>
 
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<p><h1>PC Computing</h1></p>
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==PC Computing==
 
* Have LinuxMCE's screen saver turn my regular TV off when there's no activity and back on automatically, like a PC monitor with power save<br>
 
* Have LinuxMCE's screen saver turn my regular TV off when there's no activity and back on automatically, like a PC monitor with power save<br>
 
* Browse web pages on the media directors<br>
 
* Browse web pages on the media directors<br>
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* <i>Access a KDE/Gnome desktop on the media directors</i><br><br>
 
* <i>Access a KDE/Gnome desktop on the media directors</i><br><br>
  
<p><h1>Telecommunications</h1></p>
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==Telecommunications==
 
* Make phone calls using a VOIP provider<br>
 
* Make phone calls using a VOIP provider<br>
 
* Make phone calls using a regular phone line (POTS), ISDN or T1<br>
 
* Make phone calls using a regular phone line (POTS), ISDN or T1<br>
 
* Do video conferencing<br>
 
* Do video conferencing<br>

Revision as of 23:34, 26 September 2007

Following is a list of things you can do with LinuxMCE. Each link takes you to a how-to page which has 3 parts: 1) How to set it up, 2) How to use it, 3) Where to find the source code and how it works.

The list is not complete, and many of the topics do not yet have the documentation, and not all documentation pages have screen shots and pictures. Feel free to add your own documentation and commit it into our document tree, like a wiki; there's a how-to for that.

Most people gradually add more and more to LinuxMCE over time, this page will become a comfortable alternative to the full user's manual, allowing you to quickly see what can be done, and how to do it.

Everything listed below presently is tested and works even if the documentation is not written, except those items in italics which require modules still in development or only partially complete. Items with an * are coded, and should work, but are not fully tested.

What modules are in development?

General

Add to/edit the online documentation, wiki-style

Media

Watch TV using the built-in Myth PVR, and schedule recordings


Home Automation



Security


PC Computing

  • Have LinuxMCE's screen saver turn my regular TV off when there's no activity and back on automatically, like a PC monitor with power save
  • Browse web pages on the media directors
  • Browse web pages on the orbiters
  • Use open office on the media directors
  • Access a KDE/Gnome desktop on the media directors

Telecommunications

  • Make phone calls using a VOIP provider
  • Make phone calls using a regular phone line (POTS), ISDN or T1
  • Do video conferencing