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The media center machine, [[Horsy]], has little to no hard drive space. It's only meant to run software to play movies and music. If you have stuff you want to play on the machine, here are your options:
 
The media center machine, [[Horsy]], has little to no hard drive space. It's only meant to run software to play movies and music. If you have stuff you want to play on the machine, here are your options:
  
* Put it on [[Pony]], since XBMC reads off of an NFS share
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* Put it on [[Pony]], [[Media Center/Pony|some instructions on how]]
$ scp -R /your/local/media yourusername@pony.noise/d2/videos/movies/
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* Plug in a thumb drive via USB, '''Gnome automount is on'''. If automount doesn't work, '''pmount''' is available.
* Mount a drive via USB or eSATA
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$ pmount /dev/sdX
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* Access a network share (really fucking annoying)
 
* Access a network share (really fucking annoying)
 
* Just plug in your own machine into the projector
 
* Just plug in your own machine into the projector
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There might also be a keyboard and mouse hooked up to the machine which can control the media center.
 
There might also be a keyboard and mouse hooked up to the machine which can control the media center.
  
LINK TO KEYBOARD KEYS AND SHIT HERE.
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'''[[Media Center/Keyboard|Keyboard Shortcuts]]'''
  
If XBMC isn't running, one will have to VNC in and run it.
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If XBMC isn't running, one will have to VNC in and run it or use the keyboard. ALT+F2 in Gnome will being up a run bar, feed it xbmc.
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If XBMC freezes up, to kill it you can run this command from the machine...
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killall /usr/local/share/xbmc/xbmc.bin
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or this command remotely...
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ssh mediacenter@horsy.noise killall /usr/local/share/xbmc/xbmc.bin
  
 
===Music===
 
===Music===
 
It's running MPD.
 
It's running MPD.
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http://pony.noise/juke
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If you want to plug in an MP3 player, such as an iPod, there should be a 1/8" cable sticking out of Horsy with a label stating so. There's no need to switch the input.
  
 
===Desktop===
 
===Desktop===
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  Address:  horsy.noise:5900
 
  Address:  horsy.noise:5900
  Password: horsy
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  Password: mediacenter
  
 
===Shell===
 
===Shell===

Latest revision as of 13:16, 29 December 2011

The Noisebridge Media Center (NBMC) is a PC called Horsy running some software hooked up to our main projector in the common space. People can use this to play video content off of Pony, for presentations, or other things that require a big screen.

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[edit] How to use

[edit] Getting videos and music onto the media center

The media center machine, Horsy, has little to no hard drive space. It's only meant to run software to play movies and music. If you have stuff you want to play on the machine, here are your options:

  • Put it on Pony, some instructions on how
  • Plug in a thumb drive via USB, Gnome automount is on. If automount doesn't work, pmount is available.
  • Access a network share (really fucking annoying)
  • Just plug in your own machine into the projector

[edit] Videos

Horsy is running Xbox Media Center (XBMC) which has a web interface.

http://horsy.noise:8080/

There might also be a keyboard and mouse hooked up to the machine which can control the media center.

Keyboard Shortcuts

If XBMC isn't running, one will have to VNC in and run it or use the keyboard. ALT+F2 in Gnome will being up a run bar, feed it xbmc.

If XBMC freezes up, to kill it you can run this command from the machine...

killall /usr/local/share/xbmc/xbmc.bin

or this command remotely...

ssh mediacenter@horsy.noise killall /usr/local/share/xbmc/xbmc.bin

[edit] Music

It's running MPD.

http://pony.noise/juke

If you want to plug in an MP3 player, such as an iPod, there should be a 1/8" cable sticking out of Horsy with a label stating so. There's no need to switch the input.

[edit] Desktop

VNC is running

Address:  horsy.noise:5900
Password: mediacenter

[edit] Shell

ssh://mediacenter:mediacenter@horsy.noise:21

Need more shell access? Talk to rubin110.

[edit] Specs

[edit] Hardware

[edit] Software

  • Debian Lenny 5.0
  • Xbox Media Center
  • VLC
  • MPD
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