now tx, plex client and server

Probably the best and most cost effective bit of tech i bought this now tv plexyear is a now tv box! the box was initially 10 pound but they seemed to have added packages like i got a 3 month entertainment pack with it so the box costs 20 quid! – no contract like normal sky and i can add movies package which will cost a tenner a month. Any way its bundled up with loads of sky channels, catch up players for itv, bbc etc thats all cool. the box is simple the remote is simple just rire in you wep key to connect to your wireless and your away!!

Now the extra bit is a simple walk through can add plex client

i got the plex 2.6.9 here

Next, grab your Now TV remote and press the following buttons in order, relatively quickly. If you fail once, just repeat and try again:

Home x3, Up x2, Right, Left, Right, Left, Right

write down the ip address of the box and make a note of it, Next press ‘OK’ on the ‘Enable installer’ option presented and agree to the developer agreement that appears (you have to pretend to read it all, so just hold the down button until its fully scrolled and press ok). You will need to agree one final time on the pop up box and your NowTV box will restart.

Once it’s reloaded and back on the home screen fire up your web browser on your PC and go to the address which was shown to you earlier. If you got it correct, you will be presented with the developer screen. Select browse and select the zip file you downloaded. It should then install and the plex should kick in and you select close and it presents you with a icon on the menu – now as long as you have setup a plex server on your network you should be able to stream music and movies from the plex server .

plex serverplex is available here

its available for mac, linux and windows and clients are available for raspberry, android, iphones etc.

I setup a plex account and when i installed it on the android it can see me plex server from outside over mobile network as the server opens a port on the router automatically for you giving you access from outside from your plex clients – also you can add friends so you can share plex servers!

one note i installed rasplex, its very nice but it didnt work right on my raspberry A – so installed raspbmc and the plex plugin and it works flawlessly. Pretty straight forward when you have raspbmc installed.

  1. Download the PlexBMC add-on repository from here:
    http://hippojay.gith…ddons-3.0.0.zip
  2. Install this into XBMC (System > Add-ons > Install from zip file).
  3. Go to Add-ons > Get Add-ons > PlexBMC Add-ons for XBMC
  4. PlexBMC is a set of two add-ons.
    1. PlexBMC provides the main access to content. Enable it in Video, Music, or Picture (you only need to enable in one location). (This is required.)
    2. PlexBMC Helper allows you to control XBMC from a Plex remote (such as on mobile device or the web). Essentially it causes PlexBMC to appear just like a Plex Home Theater instance. Also required for “Now Playing” support. (This is optional, but highly recommended.)
  5. Once the add-ons are enabled, you can update to new releases simply by updating your add-ons within XBMC.

 

Flash Player Ubuntu 14.10

Yes we have flashplayer-plugin that for me doesnt work and yes we 6774562726_0028ca1522_bhave had alternatives. If your flash player isnt working after a fresh ubuntu 14.10 install then try this link apt://pepperflashplugin-nonfree

Or do a search in software centre or pepper flash plugin

once installed try this link

http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html

This should give you your version of flash along with a pretty animated image, along with the ability to play youtube videos and other flash required web based apps…

happy flashing !!

ubuntu one soultions

downloadI think it was a real shame that ubuntu dropped ubuntu one a nice file sync storage built into the operating system that worked seamless seems crazy to loose?

Anyway ive tried different storage solutions and the best seems to be google drive – costs £2 per month for 100 gig which aint bad (other price plans available for more storage) . So i looked at sync software and stumbled across insync at $15 one of payment and i have installed on two computers, my laptop and my home computer. Ive synced my documents, photos and music all in one solution. Some other price plans here – Basically install the deb file by double clicking on it and once the install finishes it asks your google user / pass and start syncing which ever folders you decide to choose. The installer installs another deb if you say you want integration which is very handy as it tells you which folders are fully synced and which folders are syncing! The only thing im waiting for is that it has to sync to a certain folder which can be placed anywhere and id like it to sync to specific folders i specify but i see that is being sorted for next release :)

On the android I use Gdrivesync which lets me specify folders and easy to set up as well as using the google drive app which is handy as well, but if your looking for the best file manager that even lets you copy folder back and forth from the droid to google drive try astro file manager this supports google drive and loads of other file storage solutions including drop box – last but not least on the droid try cloud around, you will need the full version to use google cloud which was £1.25! but this will enable you to play the music you put in your google drive, plus this player has the ability to scrobble to last.fm, it was the only cloud player i could find with a scrobbler built in!!

Can’t download ttf-mscorefonts-installer on ubuntu 14.04

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The ttf-mscorefonts-installer package allows for easy installation of the Microsoft True Type Core Fonts for the web.

Run sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer and accept the EULA, or else if you already have ttf-mscorefonts-installer installed and you didn’t accept the EULA, then uninstall ttf-mscorefonts-installer and reinstall it like this:

sudo dpkg -P ttf-mscorefonts-installer  
sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer  

Use the Tab and Enter keys to accept the EULA in the Microsoft TrueType core fonts window that pops up. The terminal will output a new message each time it finishes downloading a new font. Wait a bit until the terminal tells you that it’s finished downloading and installing the Microsoft TrueType core fonts.

music production linux distros

im currently testing various versions of linux recording distrosSelection_009

ill let you know the outcome of my testing here are some of the distros im testing on a dual core intel 2ghz pc with 3 gig of ram.

AVlinux – Debian based OS – recent versions – lxde desktop

http://www.bandshed.net/AVLinux.html

KXStudio – Ubuntu Based – KDE desktop – recent versions

http://kxstudio.sourceforge.net/

Ubuntu Studio – unity – recent versions

http://ubuntustudio.org/

Studio64 – debian based – seems obsolete

http://www.64studio.com/

It seems there are more but these seem mainstream, the kxstudio seems pretty good for newbies with the cadence app, Im looking at probably setting up a ubuntu studio with the kxstudio repositories so i can install cadaence and carla apps, but probably do some testing with kxstudio first … i just dont like KDE so might just put a lxde desktop or unity ontop of kxstudio …..

Ive also seen write ups of people installing from the ground up a cut down version of ubuntu with the realtime kernel which sounds like a good idea…

life in the bubble

hi been a while since a blogged.

cars, all is well been busy with work and just got my self a new motor which im happy with , audi a6 are amazing cars really happy with it.

music, my bands revival and rubber soul are still active and the rubber soul has a active jam on a sunday lunch at the smugglers den morecambe from 3pm. keep your eye out for gigs for revival and rubber soul around the town. we have just updated the songlist with a few new ditties …  i see macca has two albums re-released digitally this month which im gonna buy! see here  (bit pricey but what the hell!)  Ive just bought a load of new recording gear which im playing with currently and just invested in another 70’s gibson SG which ill be sporting and local gigs soon… ive also started dragging along my old american 90’s strat which has been a change that nice bright single coil clonky strat sound is worlds apart from my grunty dirty gibsons and it feels like a toy compared to the firebird which feels like a mans battle axe.

linux, currently running ubuntu 14.04 on my dell xps, and debian on the imac G5 i give a new lease of life to – the ubuntu install is great on top of a low latency ubuntu studio install which im still playing with.

beer, really took advantage of the camra card and tested some great cask ales lately, i have to say the best thing i did was move from the standard every day lager to the real ale cask.  Some ive tested lately and liked…

  • dizzy blonde  3.8abv blonde
  • hopfest   3.8abv blonde
  • funnel blower   4.5 dark

im going to test out the lancaster bomber this week and another light ale called mary jane ….

life, well all is well i try my best not to connect or socialise with people just a close knit thing, its a funny thing that the people who you think are okay are really just shit stirring cunts and it makes it worse when people who you are meant to be close to believe them over you… but im always a good point of blame and dont mind being the black sheep.  nothing like one sided bullshit suppose some people like all the pity and have been so badly done to. anyway apart from that little rant in myself im great just got back from barcelona and im just packing to go to torremolinos were i can visit my favourite places, mijas, marbella and benelmadena and take a visit to Gibraltar! loving my new car :) and have had some great nights out lately and had some most amazing meals and just some fukin great times couldnt be happier

on the last note im thinking some people just need to realise that things happen and change for the best its harder for some people to accept change specially when its part of there life as well. but you have to make the changes as you can just carry some things on “just for the sake of it” accept the changes, get on with life, and have a happy loving life.

XXWayneXX

life from wayne in the bubble

 

camra member

I recently joined camra as ive started using the cask ale instead of the bloaty old lager.. Must say i do so much look forward to a pint of the many amazinglogo casks available. Also enjoying news updates and discounts of ales in good public houses. For £25 quid a year i cant grumble. Take a look here http://camra.org.uk/

 

also try the following apps on you mobile device

  • Good beer guide
  • Cask finder
  • PerfectPint

 

a new lease of life to the iMac G5

I recently acquired a iMac G5 PPC

it had a broken screen which you can pick one up on ebay for around 40 quid, i fitted the new screen in about 15 minutes not a hard job at all, noticing how good the apple hardware really is built compared some of the crap sold on the market today!

Because the operating system is no longer supported for PPC then the way to go is linux, after trying various flavours of ubuntu and failing miserably i tested debian, now i havent used debian for a while but it went on no problem and run slick as you like. The only problem was the machine was getting hot as its having to work a bit hard that usual !! so i ordered a fan of ebay with speed control and got a local engineering firm to cut the hole and i fitted the fan – i have to say it works flawlessly and its not noisey at all!!

it runs a full blown cctv zoneminder server and runs as our home juke box nicely and looks amazing :) if you get chance to grab one get debian on it but youll need that extra fan!!

A couple of casks

Tried a couple of blonde casks today which I couldn’t find on the good cask ale guide

Class of 66  (cant find any information on this one…)
Wild wheat  4.0% ABV   (york brewery)Wild_Wheat-1403604527

Both a blonde but because I can’t Rate them on any site I give them a two star rating (out of five)
On my own site

Watch out for more cask ratings

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