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 Post subject: Re: Hardware Database
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And a few more:

  • Image Binding Post connector for speakers (Front, Center, Surround, Surround Back)
  • Image Spring Clips connector for speakers (Front, Center, Surround, Surround Back)
  • Image VU Meter

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 Post subject: Re: Hardware Database
PostPosted: 04 Jan 2022, 16:12 
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And a few more types of devices as well added today to test what could be missing:

Captioning => National Caption Institute TeleCaption 4000 (CC) or NEC TX-101NZ (Teletext)

CD/DVD player => Pioneer DV-717

CD/DVD/SACD player => Denon DVD-A1XVA

Power Amp => McIntosh MC257

Spectrum Analyzer => BDS Electronics PP-31

VU Meters => Tascam MU-40

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 Post subject: Re: Hardware Database
PostPosted: 05 Jan 2022, 16:45 
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Been trying to "crack" the management of pictures for the players/hardware/devices.

I couldn't find something as fancy as the way Discogs handle them.

Gave a try to PIWIGO but it centralizes pictures in an Upload folder by date instead of creating a filesystem for a web server.
Doesn't work.

So I have to start from the filesystem and I am making another round with CKFinder.
v3 is sexy (crop, rotate, edit, resize) but requires PHP8, more basic v2 (file management with thumbnails creation) will have to do for now.

So... if I:

  • Get the right folder created for Pioneer CLD-R7G that corresponds to
    #HWDB=0582
  • Drag'n'drop all the pictures provided by laserfanhld-gb
  • Choose the main picture and call it main.jpg

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Then... with a little bit of PHP magic the pictures should automatically show up thumbnails on the player entry.

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And trigger the popup gallery view (Fancybox) whenever one image is clicked on.

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PROS:
  • I can give individual access to "gallery admins" to help me upload pics
  • No need to add pictures on the dev website and later have to upload ZIP and SQL scripts
  • The pictures are automatically resized if too big and thumbnails created on the fly

CONS:
  • The pictures are sorted by filename, I can't re-order them easily (unless I rename them all manually)
  • There is not credit to whoever provided the pictures...
  • I will need to add self-discovery code to be aware that a new (main) pic has been added to a device

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 Post subject: Re: Hardware Database
PostPosted: 06 Jan 2022, 14:28 
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It works!

First pictures added on the live/prod website:
Sanyo HVL-BM2000 (BASEBAND)
Sony HDL-5800 (HDVS)

I will need to add self-discovery code to be aware that a new (main) pic has been added to a device Done: it will help populate the main page:

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 Post subject: Re: Hardware Database
PostPosted: 07 Jan 2022, 08:33 
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Another possible next step: linking forum topics.

I've been painfully moving/renaming topics dealing with LD Players as follows for years now:

[<PLAYER_MODEL>] Description of problem

Now this allows me to easily offer a list of previously discussed topics based on these topic titles.

Ex: CLD-D925

+-------------------------------------------------------+
| [CLD-D925] Servicing?                                 |
| [CLD-D925] Issue ?                                    |
| [CLD-D925] Drive belt replacement                     |
| [CLD-D925] Error H2 -5V power supply line abnormality |
| [CLD-D925] Hello and first problem...                 |
| [CLD-D925] U1 error                                   |
| [CLD-D925] Help needed, which video signal is best?   |
| [CLD-D925] Adjustment                                 |
| [CLD-D925] E0 error [SOLVED!]                         |
| [CLD-D925] Optical audio output plug is broken        |
| [CLD-D925] proper composite output                    |
| [CLD-D925] E0, did I just f***ing broke my player ?   |
| [CLD-D925] How to manually open front drawer          |
| [CLD-D925] E0 after laser pickup replacement          |
| [CLD-D925] Laser Assembly replacement help            |
| [CLD-D925] E0 Error                                   |
| [CLD-D925] Problem with M-holder change               |
| [CLD-D925] "No Disc" Error                            |
+-------------------------------------------------------+


HLD-X0:
+--------------------------------------------------------------+
| [HLD-X0] Help repairing L3 error                             |
| [HLD-X0] Big thanks to Kurtis Bahr for X0 repair             |
| [HLD-X0] Technical: Won't Read Discs. Is it REALLY my laser? |
+--------------------------------------------------------------+


CLD-99:
+-------------------------------------------------+
| [CLD-99] Missing Feet                           |
| [CLD-99] Problems                               |
| [CLD-99] Plays CDs but wont play LDs            |
| [CLD-99] Code H0                                |
| [CLD-99] U1 error                               |
| [CLD-99] Spindle shaft turning inside clamp     |
| [CLD-99] How to get rid of cigarette smell?     |
| [CLD-99] Not powering on                        |
| [CLD-99] Not working                            |
| [CLD-99] Opening Tray in dead Pioneer Laserdisc |
| [CLD-99] Does not turn on                       |
| [CLD-99] Tilt Base Broken                       |
+-------------------------------------------------+


DVL-919:
+--------------------------------------------------------------+
| [DVL-919] Skipping/repeating problem...                      |
| [DVL-919] Hiccups...                                         |
| [DVL-919] Power issue                                        |
| [DVL-919] Laser assembly carriage unit removal...            |
| [DVL-919] Beeping sound...                                   |
| [DVL-919] Power problems                                     |
| [DVL-919] RD/RA No Power                                     |
| [DVL-919] Possible mod to convert to 220/240V?               |
| [DVL-919] Issue                                              |
| [DVL-919] Power up issue                                     |
| [DVL-919] Picture Breakup Problem                            |
| [DVL-919] DVDM board - FLASH SUM                             |
| [DVL-919] Issues when spinning discs                         |
| [DVL-919] no power LED, tray won't move                      |
| [DVL-919] NO Power                                           |
| [DVL-919] Unit works but occasional rattling during playback |
| [DVL-919] "Mecha CPU" error                                  |
| [DVL-919] Skipping back                                      |
+--------------------------------------------------------------+


Quick win!

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 Post subject: Re: Hardware Database
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The AUDIO IN section (initially 8 entries!) became quite huge (27 and counting) when I started to discover lots of connectors I wasn't used to.

To make it a little easier to use, I created neutral headers that explain more conveniently the logic behind the lists of connectors.
Did the same for AUDIO OUT, and considering also upgrading VIDEO IN and VIDEO OUT sections.

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VIDEO IN reorganized and cleaned up!

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And yet more types of connectors/controls!

  • Image MCT (McIntosh Digital Transport)
  • Image 4-pin XLR for headphones
  • Image Custom connector for Karaoke or Integrated A/V systems (similar to CD+G connectors)
  • Image Wireless-ready devices
  • Image Bluetooth-ready devices

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 Post subject: Re: Hardware Database
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What about the HDMI automotive connector? Just in case I want to toss my CLD-R7G and a DVDO in to the back of an Allegro (avocado bathroom paint with 'dysentery brown' velour interior). Or hook up a caravan to the back of the Austin Princess and watch a stack of discs on my holidays in Barnstable and Walton-on-the-Naze? :thumbup:

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teddanson wrote:
What about the HDMI automotive connector?


I don't see this one as a requirement on the critical path ;-)

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admin wrote:
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What about the HDMI automotive connector?


I don't see this one as a requirement on the critical path ;-)

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Hmm... :think:

What about if I wanted to plug my FM Towns Car Marty in to my Austin Montego and daisy chain it to a Pioneer Laseractive and a DVDO in the boot of my car so I could plays FM Towns and Laseractive games on the go? I'd want an HDMI automotive connector then! :mrgreen:
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Very crude admin draft to link hardware/device with parts (or parts with hardware/devices) is now in production.

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First category will be "Remote Control", followed by "Manuals" (or any docs with a brand/manufacturer reference) and eventually books/catalogs/promotional material as well as "spare parts" (such as M-Holder, optical bloc, etc.), and anything else that might fit.

For now it's only text but will become a link when I finish coding the "parts" display/submit/update/etc.

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Just reached 50% of the hardware devices with a photo gallery.

Will enable the collection/wishlist soon, and let the popularity/most owned players contest start!

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Thought it would be faster to port the disc collections to hardware collections, but it's actually quite a lot of work.

First draft!

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Forgot that some players had hog shuttle on front panel or behind panels/drawers.

Ex: Sony LDP-900

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Also forgot that AM/FM was popular at some point and embedded in many devices.

Added: Image AM Radio Antenna
Added: Image FM Radio Antenna

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The Hardware summary table was a little user-unfriendly, I added a "Search for Brands..." search box to filter the rows instantly.

https://www.lddb.com/hardware.php

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