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by mactalla
Sun Aug 26, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC Testbuilds
Replies: 765
Views: 204106

Re: OpenELEC Testbuilds

Sounds like skooby has never used vi, so he likely needs a quick intro @skooby: Using vi (or vim) is significantly different than most text editors. You'll either love it (after learning it) or hate it. What you need to understand is that it has "modes". When you first open a file with vi you'll be ...
by mactalla
Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC Testbuilds
Replies: 765
Views: 204106

Re: OpenELEC Testbuilds

IMHO, it should simply be in the default PATH. Nobody cares if one distribution puts something in /bin or /usr/bin or /sbin or /usr/sbin (or in this case, /opt). Instructions should say "run ssh" or "run ln -s blah" and it should Just Work. /usr/bin should be in the path so anything there should be ...
by mactalla
Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 325254

Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

Also when i ssh 192. blah blah blah i get a key error warning? The first time you SSH to a new host you'll receive a warning because your local machine doesn't have anything to compare it to. If the host changes in the future you'll get the warning again. If you expected it to have changed since yo...
by mactalla
Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC Testbuilds
Replies: 765
Views: 204106

Re: OpenELEC Testbuilds

Well it's not a "feature" of the tv to pass dts... and no I can't have a firmware fix for that. Thanks Samsung. Mental note: skip Samsung for my next TV purchase. I guess your options are 1. Get a USB-optical soundcard and use that for your audio out and feed straight to your receiver. Don't know i...
by mactalla
Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC Testbuilds
Replies: 765
Views: 204106

Re: OpenELEC Testbuilds

ok that got surround working on the ac3 videos... dts still seems to be an issue for me. receiver says it handles dts, but when pass-through on it gives me nothing at the receiver. Sony STR-DE897 Can you get a DTS signal from any other source? (say, from your DVD player?) This is to ensure your TV ...
by mactalla
Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:29 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC Testbuilds
Replies: 765
Views: 204106

Re: OpenELEC Testbuilds

Fixed and pushed. Thanks gimli & dom! Agreed! Wonderful news! Bad thing, you must recreate your Thubmnails. No big deal, I'm used to that by now! :) What's the proper way of doing that? Just delete the directory? @milhouse: I didn't even realize you put links in your msg until I saw it in the reply.
by mactalla
Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC Testbuilds
Replies: 765
Views: 204106

Re: OpenELEC Testbuilds

Is there any way to force this? I have HDMI connected to the TV and then toslink from TV to speakers. The speakers are capable of AC3 and DTS and the TV offers digital passthrough. On earlier builds I could get an AC3 signal and a DTS signal directly to the speakers (different streams, obviously). ...
by mactalla
Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC Testbuilds
Replies: 765
Views: 204106

Re: OpenELEC Testbuilds

does the downmixing gets activated automatically if the raspi detects that there is no dts/dts-hd capable device? Yes. You should be able to run tvservice -a to see what we believe the audio support is. Obviously plugging in a DTS capable receiver after video starts playing is going to confuse thin...
by mactalla
Sat Jun 02, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC Testbuilds
Replies: 765
Views: 204106

Re: OpenELEC Testbuilds

sraue wrote:can you please report at https://github.com/OpenELEC/OpenELEC.tv/issues ? the last xbmc-rpi changes contains a lot of new stuff to the whole xbmc codebase so its possible some functions are broken now which was working before.
Done.

Thanks for the work.
by mactalla
Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC Testbuilds
Replies: 765
Views: 204106

Re: OpenELEC Testbuilds

I hear removing the database can help, how do i do that? The databases are located in .xbmc/userdata/Database/ on the Storage partition. That's ~/.xbmc/userdata/Database when you're SSH'd into the Pi or you should be able to access it over SMB I hear. As for my experience with r11198 (I didn't try ...
by mactalla
Mon May 21, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC + XBMC on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 30
Views: 34586

Re: OpenELEC + XBMC on Raspberry Pi

Cool, thanks for this. Just to be specific, which setting do I want and what should it be set to? You're looking for "Dolby Digital compatible receiver" and "DTS compatible receiver". You want to turn each option ON if your receiver can decode that type and OFF otherwise. So if your receiver can de...
by mactalla
Sun May 20, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 325254

Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

can I prepare the SD card on my Mac easily? Probably the easiest would be to grab a .img file that people have uploaded earlier in this thread and use dd to image your SD card from your Mac. That will create the partitions for you. After that to upgrade to the version that you built, just overwrite...
by mactalla
Sat May 19, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 325254

Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

... the audio track is AAC encoded 5.1 and xbmc has detected that and shows it as such in the video info. However, I'm only getting 2.0 across my HDMI feed to my receiver. I've got the follow settings under Audio Output: [...] Dolby digital compatible receiver - on DTS capable receiver - on Those o...
by mactalla
Sun May 13, 2012 2:13 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 325254

Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

Does anyone have AC3 passthrough working on their install? DTS gets passed through fine for me, but when I play a file with 5.1 AC3 it's getting downmixed to 2-channel PCM. I've marked my receiver as capable of both dts and ac3 in the audio output settings and my speaker config as 5.1. I must still ...
by mactalla
Thu May 10, 2012 10:19 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 325254

Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

<t>iDunc said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Yep i've been using command line to dd to the .img to the card but my original question was how do I dd - not a image file - but the files inside the folder OpenELEC-RPi.arm-devel-20120510071814-r10902 from a few pages ago???<br/> <br/> Thanks<br/> <br/> <br/> Ok, if...
by mactalla
Thu May 10, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)
Replies: 1232
Views: 325254

Re: OpenELEC meets Raspberry Pi - part 1 (XBMC)

iDunc:


I think Mac should have the 'dd' tool.  Looks like there's even a little GUI for it:

http://www.gingerbeardman.com/dd-gui/
by mactalla
Fri Dec 09, 2011 6:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Shipping in Envelop or Box ?
Replies: 27
Views: 2871

Re: Shipping in Envelop or Box ?

<t>While we\'re talking about the cost of shipping, here in Canada we get hit with tax at $20CAD. So even the model A would be subject to tax. When it\'s a gift, then that threshold jumps to $60. Packaging is irrelevant.<br/> <br/> Also, generally speaking, Canadians hate UPS with a vengeance. They ...

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