MediaServer Setup Notes

Maybe someone will find my notes helpful Configuration Overview Win 8 Classic Shell autologin Installed SABnzbd/Sickbeard/CouchPotato/uTorrent/Plex Media Server SABnzbd/Sickbeard/CouchPotato in startup folder Internal 3TB drive mounted as Z: Video stored in Z:VideoTV Z:VideoMovies Z:VideoMoviesAnime Z:VideoMoviesChildrens Z:VideoMoviesClassic Z:VideoMoviesDocumentary I just move movies around after CouchPotato renames/adds metadata I have plex media server set toContinue reading “MediaServer Setup Notes”

What is the perfect HTPC setup for a cord cutter?

It doesn’t exist. With that out of the way, here’s a bit of a link dump of how I’ve come about as close as I can. I don’t like DVDs or VHS or Blu-Ray. It’s cumbersome, it’s fragile, it’s outdated. I don’t like being a slave to TV listings. I’d rather watch TV or MoviesContinue reading “What is the perfect HTPC setup for a cord cutter?”

HTTP Live Streaming Windows Desktop to Roku Using VLC

I should stop reading Reddit when I’ve got some time to kill. It ends up eating into time I don’t have to kill. HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) looks pretty easy to do with VLC. It requires having a local web server. xampp is my favorite way to install apache on windows. You couldContinue reading “HTTP Live Streaming Windows Desktop to Roku Using VLC”

Nexus 7 USB Webcam with Torque Track Recorder

I’ve never wanted to embed a tablet in my dash more than I do right now. While browsing reddit a couple days ago, I came across this post about using a USB webcam with an OTG adapter. Which lead me to this page about Nexus 7 webcam. I am a huge fan of Torque OBDIIContinue reading “Nexus 7 USB Webcam with Torque Track Recorder”

The RIPINATOR – Semi-automated DVD Ripping

The Ripinator!!! Motivation: My fiance and I have a stack of DVDs. They’re dusty and inconvenient. I wanted to rip them to my network storage so I can easily watch them from my Boxee Box. It’s not that I’m lazy, but I hate doing repetative things if I can automate it. Overview: I’m using PerlContinue reading “The RIPINATOR – Semi-automated DVD Ripping”

Rimage DTP-4500 RAS 13 Serial Port Cable

I suppose this post is a little out of order. It should have preceded Rimage DTP-4500 RAS 13 Initialization Sequence I had popped the side off my RAS 13 and looked at the port that had been used to control the autoloader. It was a mini din 8 pin port. It was connected to aContinue reading “Rimage DTP-4500 RAS 13 Serial Port Cable”

Perl One-Click DVD Rip with Win32::DriveInfo andDVDFab 8

Continuing my current obsession with ripping DVDs is my perlification of jmos1277’s Automated DVD ripping script using DVDFab I’m using DVDFab to rip since it doesn’t seem to get tripped up as often with weird copy protection crap. Luckily, Win32::DriveInfo will give me the volume name of the DVD. If I get time, I’ll rewriteContinue reading “Perl One-Click DVD Rip with Win32::DriveInfo andDVDFab 8”

Rimage DTP-4500 RAS 13 Serial Control Commands

A continuation of one of my previous projects. Each command starts with the nonprintable ascii character ESC (x1B) and ends with a capital C. Each reply starts with the nonprintable ascii character ESC (x1B) and ends with EOT (x04). Since that looks pretty ugly in a terminal, I replace ESC with a + signContinue reading “Rimage DTP-4500 RAS 13 Serial Control Commands”

subsonic + musiccabinet + ubuntu server 12.04 LTS

Subsonic is pretty awesome Install instructions I’ve kept notes for when I end up rebuilding this server. Start by updating the system [text]sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade[/text] Install Oracle Java 7 [text]sudo apt-get install python-software-properties sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/java sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install oracle-java7-installer[/text] Reference Links Install Subsonic [text] reading “subsonic + musiccabinet + ubuntu server 12.04 LTS”