Tag Archives: MyMediaSystem

omxplayer for MMS on Raspberry Pi

omxmplayerSince mplayer doesn’t support accelerated video playback on Raspberry Pi, we have to use omxplayer. This HowTo describes how you can make omxplayer work for MMS on a Raspberry Pi, since MMS won’t handle the omxplayer very well. Actually MMS wasn’t designed to use Mplayer (at least in my constellation). But luckily it’s not that hard to make it work, although I didn’t tested it very thoroughly yet.
Basically it needs three steps to make it work:

  • Create a omxplayer launch script
  • Reflect this change in the /etc/mms/MplayerConfig file
  • Create a key-config file, so you can control omxplayer from within MMS

Read the details below:
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MMS@RaspberryPi

MMS on Raspberry Pi 2 Here we go with MMS on a Raspberry Pi 2. Like in the last post, you have two possibilities to install mymediasystem (MMS) onto a Raspberry Pi. The Raspi is running a Raspian 8 (Jessie), which I pulled directly from the Rapsberry Pi site.Download the Debian-Package or compile it yourself. This blog-post describes shortly how to install MMS, but won’t cover much the topic about configuration. This is because I didn’t tried a lot.
Here is the Debian package and the source files:

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  • MMS Debian Package for Raspberry Pi 2: [link] (15MB)
  • MMS source files for Raspberry Pi 2: [link] (47MB)

Read how to install or compile it for your Raspberry Pi 2. It might also work for All Raspberry Pi models, but you won’t line the compile time an a Raspberry Pi 1 ;)
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MyMediaSystem (MMS) on Xenial Xerus (16.04-LTS) HowTo

MMS on Ubunut Server 16.04 LTS Since I couldn’t convince my environment to use Kodi or whatever I had to build a new MMS for Xenial Xerus (Ubuntu Server 16.04_x64_LTS). This blog-post describes the installation and setup of an Ubuntu server and the configuration of MMS (MyMediaSystem). There are two possibilities to install MMS:

  • from a .deb file [link] (18MB)
  • do it your own (build it with g++) [link] (47MB)

The howto will also cover an installation and configuration of openbox as a simple windows manager and a few basic configurations of your server (autologin with systemd) and MMS.
The focus was to make MMS use the new ffmpeg version, since the old one is heavily outdated. I’ve even removed the old intern ffmpeg sources to save space. The compiler is: $ gcc version 5.3.1 20160330 (Ubuntu 5.3.1-13ubuntu3). The configure file was fixed quick and dirty for this compiler version. Don’t expect clean code – nowhere! I don’t have much time.
Read the installation howto after the break.
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MyMediaSystem 1.1.1 on Ubuntu Server 12.04 (Precise)

mms-yr-weatherThis HowTo describes the compilation and installation of mms-1.1.0-2296 on an Ubuntu Server 12.04 (Precise). Actually there’s much more to it, since I’ve done major changes in some places. E.g. the core of the weather plugin is completely rewritten. Since Google abandoned its weather-API, I’ve been forced to look for a new weather source. Continue reading

HOWTO: Adding Multimedia Keys to MMS

This little HOWTO is nothing special, and have been mentioned at http://forum.mymediasystem.org before, but actually every second year I need one special command in order to teach MMS about the new Multimedia keys of my new keyboard. And guess what – I have alwas to look for it. To be precise, there are two such commands. To retrieve keycodes or scan codes from your keyboard use one of these: Continue reading

TechniSat Skystar2 – The Final Solution

I apologize profusely, but the title is ironic. There actually is no real solution, I took another DVB card. And this after more than 5 years of agony.

Tonight I had a dream. In this dream I had a time machine. Many people would definitely do a lot crazy and interesting things with a time machine. But I would travel back in time, to the day where I was about to come to a decision which DVB card to buy for my new Home Theater PC running with VDR, and I would prevent me buying the Skystar2 DVB card somehow. Continue reading

VDPAU and Window Manager on Jaunty Jackalope – Ubuntu 9.04

Today I did it. I’ve upgraded my system from Intrepid Ibex(8.10) onto Jaunty Jackalope (9.04). My Ubuntu x86_64 installation offered me, as always, a couple of new packages for update, and as I wanted to update, a message box told me, I could do a whole system upgrade onto Jaunty Jackalope. So I did and it worked. I took a very long time (>1h), but I had no unpleasant surprises afterwards.
All special sources.conf entries in my apt-get config have been commented out, and I started from scratch using a new Ubuntu installation.
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My Media System 1.1.0 final released

On 8th of March 2009 I’ve was a witness of an historical moment. Anders Rune Jensen released the stable branch of his lightweight Open Source Media Center Solution for Linux: My Media System aka MMS.
After nine release candidates and a development time, that goes beyond the time (>3y) I attend this project, the stable version of MMS hit freshmeat. Continue reading

VDPAU without tearing

I’ve reported several times about tearing with Nvidia’s new VDPAU driver. Now it seems I’ve found a working solution for me, to get rid of this pretty ugly tearing effect. Here are my steps:

  • Use latest driver (>=180.27) from the launchpad PPA repository. Add these lines into your /etc/apt/sources.list if you are using Debian/Ubuntu. If not, get Nvidias installer here: x86, x86_64 Continue reading