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
So, I have been using MythTV for a while now and it is a.w.e.s.o.m.e.. However, I had one problem, since I transcode and store all my videos on my Ubuntu server and not my MythTV box (which is off most of the time via mythwelcome) I had to manually transfer recorded files to my Ubuntu … Continue reading MythTV Recordings: Rename, Move and Delete From The Database
So, for many months I have been slaving away with my PS3 and server, getting Mediatomb to work well and finding a setting for ffmpeg that my PS3 will like. What a waste of time!! The fact that the PS3 only supports UPnP or locally stored videos is a joke, I mean, come on Sony, … Continue reading MediaCenter: PS3 No, XBMC YES!
So, it seems my last post actually wasn't the best solution. Although using Mediatomb and VLC worked some of the time, often I found that the audio and video was out of sync, making it impossible to watch the movie. So, I looked for another alternative. I already use HandBrakeCLI to transcode my videos, but … Continue reading How To Use FFMPEG To Transcode Video For The PS3
For quite a while I had been using PS3MediaServer to provide access to my Video files from my PS3. The problem was, I was getting huge problems getting it to support anything other than the files that the PS3 natively supports. I had previously messed around with MediaTomb but I couldn't get it's transcoding features … Continue reading UPnP, PS3, Transcoding and MediaTomb
As I mentioned earlier, I use MediaPortal to record DVB-T broadcasts. As these end up quite big, I then use two scripts to check the recordings for adverts and to transcode the recordings to a mkv file (smaller and better supported). This solution isn't very elegant, since it is for my personal setup which is … Continue reading MediaPortal Comskip and Transcode Bat and Bash Scripts