WeTek new sponsor of OpenELEC

15 Dec 2014

Dear users of OpenELEC,
we would like to inform you that OpenELEC got new sponsor, WeTek.

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Take control of your OpenELEC and win a Flirc device!

23 Jun 2013

Yes, you heard right – win a FREE Flirc device, courtesy of Flirc!

To celebrate our new partnership with Flirc we’re giving away five new Flirc devices and you have a chance to win one.

What is Flirc?

Tired of having a bunch of remotes that you can never find? Flirc is for you! Flirc is a small USB device that plugs into your mediacenter (hopefully OpenELEC) and can learn the buttons on any remote control. You can then use that remote to control your mediacenter instead of having a dedicated remote.

From the Flirc website: Flirc learns any remote control, not caring about different vendor protocols. Just walk through our super simple setup pairing individual remote buttons with 'Media Center Buttons' and you're done.

Every week in July (every Sunday from now) we’ll be giving away a Flirc kit to one lucky winner and it could be you.

What do I have to do?

To win one of these great devices all you have to do is comment below as a registered user. Then, any one of the following (optional):

If the registering on our site fails for any reason, please join us in our chat and ask for help with registering (and state your username there) so you can join in the fun.

This contest will end at midnight, 28st July 2013 (UTC). The five winners will be chosen at random from registered users who comment below or from the PayPal donations we receive and, once we have confirmed their address, a Flirc device will arrive in the mail.

Please check your email address is correct in your user profile otherwise we won’t be able to let you know if you have won!


Posted: 1 year 6 months ago by maku #85509
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Too late?
Posted: 1 year 8 months ago by miasmablk #80937
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Do these flirc devices allow the use of MCE Keyboard profile w/ harmony one remote? even though MCE official ir recievers do not?
Posted: 1 year 8 months ago by Public #80870
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Flirc devices are really nice. I used one at a colleagues place once and would love one of my own.
Posted: 1 year 8 months ago by gir #80619
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in
Posted: 1 year 8 months ago by Antoniu #80536
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Nice toy ! :P
Posted: 1 year 8 months ago by dblank #80334
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One of these is just what I need for my Pi and non CEC HDTV!!!!

Flirc FTW!
Posted: 1 year 8 months ago by yorkcommatyler #80324
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yay! Flirc ftw
Posted: 1 year 8 months ago by thefish101 #80309
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Sounds great
Posted: 1 year 8 months ago by merze #80297
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Flirc Flirc Flirc!
Posted: 1 year 8 months ago by rus_teee #80001
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I was just on the Flirc webpage last night thinking how great it would be to have one of these. Now I see this! What an opportunity :)
Posted: 1 year 8 months ago by mile27 #79971
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I should have one of these. My wife often tells me to go flirc myself. Oh, it's for remote controls. Ya, would love that too!
Posted: 1 year 8 months ago by JckTysn #79966
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FLIRC and OpenELEC will be a fantastic combination!
Posted: 1 year 8 months ago by squagels #79764
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This looks amazing - I would love to try one out.
Posted: 1 year 8 months ago by carmelo #79695
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I want one to help consolidate one remote for the multiple OPENELEC run devices that I have around the house. Cheers!
Posted: 1 year 8 months ago by ozayturay #79639
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Wooohooo. I won. :)

Today I saw sraue's mail in my mailbox. I posted my shipping details and I am very happy. :laugh:

Thanks goes to everyone who made this possible. :)

OpenELEC and FLIRC rocks.
Posted: 1 year 8 months ago by murkyl #79575
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Just put in an order for a flirc to try out with OpenElec. A second would be nice though!
Posted: 1 year 8 months ago by NisseDILLIGAF #79501
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Nice!
Really need to get some control of my media system :)

Thanx!
Posted: 1 year 8 months ago by 2ami #79481
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sign me in
Posted: 1 year 8 months ago by Hardcorejax #79462
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Amazing ! :)
Posted: 1 year 8 months ago by prg318 #79451
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Sounds like a neat idea! Would be interesting in trying one of these out.

Looking forward to the next OpenELEC release!
Posted: 1 year 8 months ago by dweller #79432
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Great!
Posted: 1 year 8 months ago by viljoviitanen #79423
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Well, I guess it's a better chance to win here than to win on national lottery, so here we go :)
Posted: 1 year 8 months ago by kcslimmers #79396
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Woot woot!
Posted: 1 year 8 months ago by MicroMina #79290
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Awesome!
Posted: 1 year 8 months ago by stylz #79267
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Brilliant

Arctic announces passive cooled Systems with OpenELEC installed

05 Feb 2013

We are pleased to announce that we have a new partner - Arctic and more specifically, their MC001 platform (EU Model, US Model) which is an ideal partner for OpenELEC.

Arctic is also known for their cooling solutions, with this experiences they developed a fully passive cooled Entertainment System - and OpenELEC delivers the optimal Multimedia OS for their systems.

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Posted: 1 year 10 months ago by trickster #74076
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sraue wrote:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arctic_%28company%29

"In 2001 Arctic Cooling was founded in Switzerland by Magnus Huber and Gebhard Scherrer. As the company name suggested, in the past, the business focused entirely on computer cooling solutions. Today, in order to expand the business into other areas especially in consumer electronics, by 2010, it began to develop a diverse range of products that spans beyond cooling into computer peripherals, audio products and home entertainment PCs. For this reason, Arctic Cooling was changed to ARCTIC in 2010."

so there is nothing wrong there, and as usual the companys goes there where they can produce better and more effective.

Saure: As far as I can see the wikipedia entry is pure advertisement and updated by the company itself. New sections are done by (what a wonder) a HKG IP (202.155.192.122) . The user edited the article first got some feedback from other wikipedia authors: "Your first edit showed a highly unusual amount of effort, and most new editors don't start by creating a new article....Are you associated with Arctic in any way?" (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Sachreeko) (Marketing of ARCTIC is still very unprofessional).
Your reference is though meaningless and is therefore not neutral. I absolutely dislike the way they are using a countries reputation to market cheap, sometimes just rebranded products, to us. I think we are not fools and shouldn't be treated as such. That is just my oppionion and I wanted to point that out.
Posted: 1 year 10 months ago by trickster #74072
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ultraman wrote:
Everything comes from china :laugh: You can't expect the production in Europe.

From wiki:
Zotac International Limited is a computer hardware company based in Hong Kong

True, but Zotac isn't fooling the public with telling them it is a "Swiss" company by having a letterbox in Switzerland!
Posted: 1 year 10 months ago by trickster #74071
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kappz wrote:
Very limited production indeed. Only 2.5 months. Seems like a lot of work with the collaboration and a special OpenELEC build for such a limited run. User experiences I've read are mostly positive. Maybe this was a trial run to see if the partnership is profitable for Arctic.

I hope there is a version two down the road as I'm due for an upgrade and this look like a great replacement.

This product is over 2 years old and sold very badly! Now they dropped the price dramatically and came away from their windows media center approach which was a failure from the beginning on. This collaboration here is just done so that ARCTIC can clear their stock! As soon as the stock has been cleared it is a EOL product! What you are basically buying is a product that needs to be cleared and will not have support from the chinese company anymore!
Posted: 1 year 11 months ago by AllanMarcus #72278
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Well, amazon has a few left, so I ordered two. For one I will not need the tuner, but I'm hoping to use the tuner with the other. I know there have been some quality issue with the hardware, so I'm crossing my fingers ill be ok
Posted: 1 year 11 months ago by kappz #72274
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Very limited production indeed. Only 2.5 months. Seems like a lot of work with the collaboration and a special OpenELEC build for such a limited run. User experiences I've read are mostly positive. Maybe this was a trial run to see if the partnership is profitable for Arctic.

I hope there is a version two down the road as I'm due for an upgrade and this look like a great replacement.
Posted: 1 year 11 months ago by AllanMarcus #72211
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Anyone know if Artic is still making the product?
Posted: 1 year 11 months ago by trickster #72042
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saure: i am just saying that there is no Headquarter in Switzerland of ARCTIC and that the company is running totally autonomous out of Hong Kong (very close to chinese factories). Most likely people are buying some rebranded products.
Posted: 1 year 11 months ago by networkjack #72017
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znelbok wrote:
Does anyone have theirs sitting falt and if so is it cooling well enough ot getting hot?

I have mine horizontally (with metal down). I would get the BIOS thermal warning beeps after a few hours of use. I had some rubber feet around, so I put those under it. That raised it off the shelf about 1/4" and I no longer have the thermal warnings. You could also probably run it with the metal on top as that is where the bulk of the heat is transfered (vs the other plastic side).

I'm quite happy with it.
Posted: 1 year 11 months ago by sraue #71995
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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arctic_%28company%29

"In 2001 Arctic Cooling was founded in Switzerland by Magnus Huber and Gebhard Scherrer. As the company name suggested, in the past, the business focused entirely on computer cooling solutions. Today, in order to expand the business into other areas especially in consumer electronics, by 2010, it began to develop a diverse range of products that spans beyond cooling into computer peripherals, audio products and home entertainment PCs. For this reason, Arctic Cooling was changed to ARCTIC in 2010."

so there is nothing wrong there, and as usual the companys goes there where they can produce better and more effective.
Posted: 1 year 11 months ago by trickster #71994
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I am just saying it is a purlely china based company and using a letter box as "Swiss" Headquater and abusing the countrys reputation. Kind of trying to trick people believing buying a high quality product.
Posted: 1 year 11 months ago by ultraman #71980
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Everything comes from china :laugh: You can't expect the production in Europe.

From wiki:
Zotac International Limited is a computer hardware company based in Hong Kong
Posted: 1 year 11 months ago by trickster #71977
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Anyone actually aware of the fact that Arctic Cooling is a Chinese company despite claiming having headquarters in Switzerland (which is not even true)?
Posted: 1 year 11 months ago by znelbok #69298
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These boxes look good and Iam interested.

One question that I have is regarding the cooling. Since these are passive they rely on thermal currents to create the airflow etc (as can be seen in their diagrams). Every picture they show of the unit is in teh vertical position.

Does anyone have theirs sitting falt and if so is it cooling well enough ot getting hot?

An eralier post mentioned that DTS-MA and AC3-HD was not supported with the AMD GPU. Is this the case still or can we actually get the higher audio passed-through with this box?

Thanks

Mick
Posted: 1 year 11 months ago by masterlock #69253
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Guess I'm gonna need to figure out how to SSH in...
Posted: 1 year 11 months ago by chewitt #69228
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XBMC only shows a single interface which will be ethernet, so you probably need to SSH in and run "ifconfig" to see the wireless MAC
Posted: 1 year 11 months ago by masterlock #69224
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Is there anyway to find the MAC address for the mc001? I need it to set up wifi via Mac airport.
Posted: 1 year 11 months ago by David.P #69191
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aaaalright!

Thanks heaps
Posted: 1 year 11 months ago by fritsch #69187
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There are two.

one is systemwide and the other one resides in exactly your /storage/.xbmc/userdata directory. The systemwide will be overriden.
Posted: 1 year 11 months ago by David.P #69185
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OK thanks -- but then, how will the Arctic-specific settings in advancedsettings.xml find entry into "my" advancedsettings.xml? Will they be merged somehow?
Posted: 1 year 11 months ago by fritsch #69184
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You will loose absolutely nothing that is stored in /storage/ so your advancedsettings.xml is kept, when doing the update that involves copying the 4 files.

If you update from 3.0 to 4.0 or something, it could be that some settings are ported.
Posted: 1 year 11 months ago by David.P #69183
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Sorry, but I am not a developer, I don't know what "Github" is, nor do I know that "options" obviously is a "project file", and finally and unfortunately, I can't see where the file "options" should answer my above question:
David.P wrote:
Regarding the "advancedsettings.xml": I have changed some settings there as well. If I update OE (or switch to a different build by providing the respective files in the "Update" folder of OE): will I lose my personal advancedsettings, or will they somehow be merged automatically?

Thanks
Posted: 1 year 11 months ago by fritsch #69182
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github.com/OpenELEC/OpenELEC.tv/blob/master/projects/ARCTIC_MC/options <- Please next time, consider doing two clicks before posting :-)
Posted: 1 year 11 months ago by David.P #69180
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Where do I find the "project file"?
Posted: 1 year 11 months ago by fritsch #69177
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Read the project file itself. The Arctic build is 64 bit ...
Posted: 1 year 11 months ago by David.P #69175
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OK thanks fritsch.

seems that it is these differences then:


Regarding the "advancedsettings.xml": I have changed some settings there as well. If I update OE (or switch to a different build by providing the respective files in the "Update" folder of OE): will I lose my personal advancedsettings, or will they somehow be merged automatically?

ZOTAC Starts CES 2013 With 3rd Generation ZBOX mini-PC

07 Jan 2013

Team OpenELEC is proud to announce, in collaboration with our partner Zotac that OpenELEC is ALREADY optimized for the upcoming hardware.

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We have Winners!

30 Dec 2012

We are happy to announce our two winners of the two 8GB Raspberry Pi Media Centre Kit sponsored by The Pi Hut from our RaspberryPi Media Center draw:

  • Stefan from Germany
  • James from Singapore

Congratulations and enjoy these devices with OpenELEC!

We want to thank all users who have participated. This Draw was very successful so we have decided to repeat this very soon. Watch us on Facebook, Google+, Twitter and/or here to not miss out on any further surprises!

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Our Christmas present: Win a free RaspberryPi Media Center

10 Dec 2012

We are happy to announce a team-up with The Pi Hut - a store for hardware solutions for the Raspberry Pi.
To celebrate this team-up, OpenELEC are offering two lucky winners an 8GB Media Centre worth £58.99 (sponsored by The Pi Hut)

 

Here at The Pi Hut we are extremely excited about teaming up with OpenELEC to provide customers with high quality, branded SD cards preinstalled with the latest distribution of XBMC for the Raspberry Pi.

- Jamie Mann (Director - The Pi Hut).

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ZOTAC Redefines mini-PC Form Factor with Extra Small ZBOX nano XS

11 Apr 2012

New ZOTAC ZBOX nano XS AD11 is the world’s smallest PC capable of delivering a complete rich HD desktop computing experience

HONG KONG – Apr. 11, 2012 – ZOTAC International, a global innovator of graphics cards, mainboards and mini-PCs, today redefines the mini-PC form factor with the extra small ZBOX nano XS AD11 Plus mini-PC. The ZOTAC ZBOX nano XS AD11 Plus is the world’s smallest PC capable of delivering a rich high-definition desktop computing experience.

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New Partner and discount: Welcome Njoy

15 Feb 2012

We are happy to announce that from today we start a new partnership with Njoy Digital, Netherlands.

Njoy handles the European Distribution and R&D Centre of the Anysee product line and are manufacturer of streaming products and media players.

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CedarTrail support, ION2 successors and Zotacs new devices

17 Jan 2012

Next Generation Platforms: CedarTrail D2700 + Nvidia GT520M - We are optimized already!

We are happy to announce OpenELEC runs on the nextgen CedarTrail + Nvidia GT520M plattforms.

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