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= Fedora Home Theater PC =
 
  
''Fedora HTPC'' is about building a Home Theater system based on Fedora distribution.
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''Fedora HTPC'' is about building a Home Theater system based on Fedora distribution.  
  
 
== Discussion ==
 
== Discussion ==
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[http://www.asus.com:80/Product.aspx?P_ID=CnshoZN3T98BEGTQ Asus P5E-VM HDMI]
 
[http://www.asus.com:80/Product.aspx?P_ID=CnshoZN3T98BEGTQ Asus P5E-VM HDMI]
  
''P5E-VM HDMI'' is one of the first motherboards capable of outputting audio through HDMI interface and thus good choice for HTPC platform. It has Intel G35 Chipset which needs the latest ''xorg-x11-drv-intel'' X-driver package.
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''P5E-VM HDMI'' is one of the first motherboards capable of outputting audio through HDMI interface and thus good choice for HTPC platform.  
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=== Video ===
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It has Intel G35 Chipset which needs the ''xorg-x11-drv-intel'' X-driver package.
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Fedora 10/rawhide drivers have problems ([http://bugzilla.redhat.com/496614 bug #496614]) with hanging video and thus one needs to be sure what version of intel driver is used. Following drivers are known to work:
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[http://koji.fedoraproject.org:80/koji/buildinfo?buildID=92934 2.6.0-14.fc11]
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=== Audio ===
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P5E-VM has RealTek ALC883 audio chip. Supporting kernel modules are:
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snd_hda_codec_intelhdmi
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snd_hda_codec_realtek
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snd_hda_intel
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snd_hda_codec
  
 
== Software ==
 
== Software ==
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=== Kodi (formerly known as XBMC) ===
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Pretty easy to set up as a standalone, dedicated system. Requires [http://rpmfusion.org rpmfusion] repositories enabled before installation.
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Fedora 20:
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rpm -ivh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-20.noarch.rpm
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rpm -ivh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-20.noarch.rpm
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Easy setup-packages are available at [http://tuju.fi/fedora/20/ http://tuju.fi/fedora/20/].
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* package '''xbmc-systemd''' makes it start straight after system bootup
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* package '''xbmc-htpc''' pulls all other HTPC related and useful tools (Lirc, debugging, NFS, Samba, etc)
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Packages assume that system has been installed with minimal package collection/installation profile, thou they work in any system. Lirc is not set up as each system is different depending on IR-receiver and remote control.
  
 
=== VDR ===
 
=== VDR ===
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VDR is terminal for digital-TV broadcasting. Because of that - it needs a receiver card to start up. Even it has a lot of features and plugins suitable for media server, card reuquirement in cases where receiving is not done, complicates things.
  
 
=== MythTV ===
 
=== MythTV ===
  
=== Vlc ===
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=== VLC ===
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If using S/PDIF digital output, the option --spdif option must be given.
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=== Media Explorer ===
  
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* http://media-explorer.org/
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* <code>yum install media-explorer</code>
  
 
== People ==
 
== People ==
  
{|
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{| class="wikitable"
! nick !! f rel !! hw !! status !! notes
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! nick !! f rel !! hw !! sw !! status !! notes
 
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|[[User:Messerting|Messerting]]
 
|[[User:Messerting|Messerting]]
|F10/Rawhide
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|F11
 
|Asus P5E-VM HDMI  
 
|Asus P5E-VM HDMI  
|(re)building stage
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Terratec Cinergy C HD PCI DVB-C
|True 1366x768 over HDMI, with workarounds
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|In use, but unstable
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|True 1366x768 over HDMI, use "nomodeset" kernel parameter. [http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/User:Judaz xorg.conf]
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MythTV pre-0.22 (svn trunk), mantis driver from s2-liplianin.
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|[[JuhaTuomala|tuju]]
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|f10 + rawhide + fusion
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|Asus P5E-VM HDMI
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| vlc
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|plays video, audio works through onboard RCA coaxial S/PDIF.
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|[[JuhaTuomala|tuju]]
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|f14 + fusion
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|Asus P5E-VM HDMI
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| xbmc
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|plays video, audio works through onboard RCA coaxial S/PDIF. HDMI audio does not work out-of-the-box, don't know why.
 
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|tuju
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|[[JuhaTuomala|tuju]]
|f10/rawhide/fusion
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|f15 + fusion
 
|Asus P5E-VM HDMI
 
|Asus P5E-VM HDMI
|building stage
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| xbmc
|intel driver gives kernel oopses
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| tested, didn't work, reverted to f14.
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|kernel video driver i915 gives blank screen without nomodeset kernel parameter. If that is set, setting xorg resolution with xorg.conf or xrandr fails.
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|[[JuhaTuomala|tuju]]
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|f18 + fusion
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|Asus P5E-VM HDMI, [http://www.usbuirt.com/ usb uirt]
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| PA, xbmc, lirc, NFS
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| 2013-01: PulseAudio over HDMI works. Issues with DTS video and FLAC audio playback.
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|Minimal system, no display manager, nor desktop. Starts with systemd to htpc target. Uses native Pulseaudio everywhere. Storage on NFS.
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'''Issues:''' Video playback speed too fast with HDMI DTS [http://trac.xbmc.org/ticket/14012 bug 14012]. Video playback is not not smooth if DTS problem is not active, probably related to video scaling as it affects to it. Audio stuttering while playing FLAC audio [http://trac.xbmc.org/ticket/13902 bug 13902].
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| [[hahlo]]
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| F15 + fusion
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| Biostar tp45 leadtek winfast 210
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| Video works well in Loewe 26" tv but no audio.
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== References ==
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== See also ==
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* [[How_to_debug_Xorg_problems|How_to_debug_Xorg_problems]]
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* [[QA/Test_Days/2009-03-12|QA/Test_Days/2009-03-12]] about intel driver testing.
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* [[Features/DisplayPort|Fedora Display Port feature page]]
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== External links ==
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* [http://xbmc.org/ xbmc.org]
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* [http://wiki.xbmc.org/ wiki.xbmc.org]
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* [http://mythtv.org/ mythtv.org]
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* [http://www.tvdr.de/ VDR home]
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* [http://www.geexbox.org/ GeexBox.org]
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* [http://freevo.sourceforge.net/ Freevo home]
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* [https://launchpad.net/entertainer Entertainer ]
  
[http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA/Test_Days/2009-03-12 QA/Test_Days/2009-03-12] about intel driver testing.
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Audio_Coding wikipedia.org - AAC - Advanced Audio Coding]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolby_Digital wikipedia.org - Dolby Digital]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DTS_(sound_system) wikipedia.org - DTS]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LPCM wikipedia.org - LPCM - Linear Pulse Code Modulation]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MPEG_transport_stream wikipedia.org - MPEG TS - streaming container]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VDPAU wikipedia.org - VDPAU]
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VAAPI wikipedia.org - VAAPI]

Latest revision as of 09:43, 28 November 2017

Fedora HTPC is about building a Home Theater system based on Fedora distribution.

Discussion

Currently active people can be found from #fedora-htpc@freenode irc channel.


Hardware

Asus P5E-VM HDMI

P5E-VM HDMI is one of the first motherboards capable of outputting audio through HDMI interface and thus good choice for HTPC platform.

Video

It has Intel G35 Chipset which needs the xorg-x11-drv-intel X-driver package.

Fedora 10/rawhide drivers have problems (bug #496614) with hanging video and thus one needs to be sure what version of intel driver is used. Following drivers are known to work:

2.6.0-14.fc11


Audio

P5E-VM has RealTek ALC883 audio chip. Supporting kernel modules are:

snd_hda_codec_intelhdmi snd_hda_codec_realtek snd_hda_intel snd_hda_codec

Software

Kodi (formerly known as XBMC)

Pretty easy to set up as a standalone, dedicated system. Requires rpmfusion repositories enabled before installation.

Fedora 20:

rpm -ivh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-20.noarch.rpm
rpm -ivh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-20.noarch.rpm

Easy setup-packages are available at http://tuju.fi/fedora/20/.

  • package xbmc-systemd makes it start straight after system bootup
  • package xbmc-htpc pulls all other HTPC related and useful tools (Lirc, debugging, NFS, Samba, etc)

Packages assume that system has been installed with minimal package collection/installation profile, thou they work in any system. Lirc is not set up as each system is different depending on IR-receiver and remote control.

VDR

VDR is terminal for digital-TV broadcasting. Because of that - it needs a receiver card to start up. Even it has a lot of features and plugins suitable for media server, card reuquirement in cases where receiving is not done, complicates things.

MythTV

VLC

If using S/PDIF digital output, the option --spdif option must be given.

Media Explorer

People

nick f rel hw sw status notes
Messerting F11 Asus P5E-VM HDMI

Terratec Cinergy C HD PCI DVB-C

In use, but unstable True 1366x768 over HDMI, use "nomodeset" kernel parameter. xorg.conf

MythTV pre-0.22 (svn trunk), mantis driver from s2-liplianin.

tuju f10 + rawhide + fusion Asus P5E-VM HDMI vlc plays video, audio works through onboard RCA coaxial S/PDIF.
tuju f14 + fusion Asus P5E-VM HDMI xbmc plays video, audio works through onboard RCA coaxial S/PDIF. HDMI audio does not work out-of-the-box, don't know why.
tuju f15 + fusion Asus P5E-VM HDMI xbmc tested, didn't work, reverted to f14. kernel video driver i915 gives blank screen without nomodeset kernel parameter. If that is set, setting xorg resolution with xorg.conf or xrandr fails.
tuju f18 + fusion Asus P5E-VM HDMI, usb uirt PA, xbmc, lirc, NFS 2013-01: PulseAudio over HDMI works. Issues with DTS video and FLAC audio playback. Minimal system, no display manager, nor desktop. Starts with systemd to htpc target. Uses native Pulseaudio everywhere. Storage on NFS.

Issues: Video playback speed too fast with HDMI DTS bug 14012. Video playback is not not smooth if DTS problem is not active, probably related to video scaling as it affects to it. Audio stuttering while playing FLAC audio bug 13902.

hahlo F15 + fusion Biostar tp45 leadtek winfast 210 Video works well in Loewe 26" tv but no audio.

See also

External links