Archive for January, 2012

XBMC Eden Beta

Posted: January 23, 2012 in Watching

Go get it…..

… and share some love for the Raspberry Pi while you’re there……


CES 2012

Posted: January 10, 2012 in Uncategorized

No I’m not at CES2012… don’t think I need to be given that nearly
every blog seems to have someone there reporting on everything.

Still one thing did catch my eye…. the announcement by Canonical of
their new Ubuntu TV –

Finally a linux based HTPC that doesn’t require masses of tweaking?
Before I get moaned at – I used MythTV (via MythBuntu) but it still
needs a lot of knowledge to use and configure correctly. Hopefully
Canonical can do to the Linux HTPC arena what they did to the Linux
arena and make it easier for everyone.

No to persuade my boss to look seriously at these plans…..


Posted: January 5, 2012 in Home Media, Storing
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Not quite sure what particular combination of random button pushing achieved this, but the VortexBox now fires up in a VM once the WHSv1 starts.


Takes a little time to get going, but once running then write/accesses the music on our WHS directly, so I can drop a CD into the drive, use VB to rip and tag it and then write out the nice new FLAC and mp3 files to the normal music shares.


The Roku soundbridge sees the VB as an iTunes library and interacts without any prompting from me.


All in all very happy with the ways it works. Just need to tweak the ripping settings to change from CBR mp3 to high quality VBR and we’ll be done.