How to backup and sync your rooted Android phone automatically

I have for a while now been working on a custom automatic sync solution for my HTC Hero running Froyo (Froydvillain ROM). As I am a Linux junkie and love scripts and hacks I wanted to do it all via cunning hacks and I've finally got it nailed. This solution uses Scripting Layer 4 Android … Continue reading How to backup and sync your rooted Android phone automatically

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get_iplayer startup script

For funsies I am looking to create a web pvr, using get_iplayer, sickbeard and sabnzbd+ (though I am planning to stay on the legal side and only download what I can watch for free anyway). Since there is no startup script for the get_iplayer web pvr program, I created one. You can find it here: … Continue reading get_iplayer startup script

XBMC Ubuntu Minimal Maverick Install Script

As a little New Year's present, I have updated a script that has been knocking around to allow you to install XBMC on a minimal version of Ubuntu Maverick. If you simply install Ubuntu from the mini.iso containing the basic Ubuntu Maverick install, then on reboot, download my script using: wget http://www.prupert.co.uk/scripts/xbmcmaverickrevo.sh make it executable, … Continue reading XBMC Ubuntu Minimal Maverick Install Script

FINALLY: A Bash Progress Indicator for ffmpeg that WORKS

I decided to write a progress indicator for ffmpeg video conversions. This was much much much harder than I ever anticipated. I was in for a tough time. Annoyingly, for what ever reason, ffmpeg doesn't use Carriage Returns and Line Feeds in the expected way when it outputs its output during a conversion, resulting in … Continue reading FINALLY: A Bash Progress Indicator for ffmpeg that WORKS

Automatically Update FFMPEG and x264 From Source / SVN In Ubuntu

Whenever I wish to install and use the rather excellent video and audio transcode programs ffmpeg and x264 I have used FakeOutdoorsman's excellent How To from the Ubuntu Forums. However, constantly typing out all the commands, especially when updating, is a pain in the arse. I thus decided, with FakeOutdoorsman's permission, to write some scripts … Continue reading Automatically Update FFMPEG and x264 From Source / SVN In Ubuntu