Category Archives: Techie Stuff

emby media server plugin

emby media server plugin

Finally fixed! When i first started using emby media server a few years ago i loved it because it had music scrobbling which ive been doing for years and also film scrobbling which id never done before which was amazing! but last year changed there api code which broke the plugin for emby 🙁 we did have mrsmoke looking at the plugin but the man is busy and after months of asking people who could look at this from out of nowhere Symphony came in and fixed it up just out of the blue! I tested it this morning its working great!! so the emby guys are back scrobbling!! great work – i can now write my full review on emby server on ubuntu – here is the plugin zip file. On ububtu you extract it to here /var/lib/emby-server/plugins   and the restart the emby-server service or reboot.

emby server last.fmplugin

here is the main forum thread if you would like to follow it



Really like vimeo as well as having no stupid advertisements like youtube its clean cut and i get a nice ubuntu touch scope 🙂


i could just do with a bit more upload in a week, not enough to pay the annual fee, so ill get my main uploads done and trim down the videos using handbrake on ubuntu then ill do a couple of video blogs a week on it 🙂

here is my vimeo

and here is one of my videos on the ubuntu scope!



Eltax Atomic A-6.2 Powered Subwoofer

recently needed another sub for my smaller 5. 1 rig up, i had a poke around ebay for a sb woofer that was close, now preston come up with a eltax sub for cheap and i outbid somebody at £25! now ive looked they go from 20 – 50 quid for this model. Now don’t be of put eltax subby the 60watt out put and the small cabinet. This has a phase frequency sweep control and plenty of ooompphff! i have one single output to this small unit and tucked it away neatly in a corner. The sound frequency blends so well into the rest of the system not making the sub evident and directional. If your looking for a cost effective sub for a secondary movie room etc.. give one of these a go you wasnt be disappointed, i wasnt i was shocked!!



acer c270 wont switch on black screen

for some reason i left the chrome book for ages and when i switched it on it tried to see what version i was running and it powered of while trying to do it, after that i got nothing just a black screen this fixes it… tried removing the battery and did nothing

To trigger recovery mode,

  1. Turn on your ChromeBook
  2. Sign on to your WiFi (if you have not previously signed in)- but do not log in to Chrome Desktop
  3. Press the <esc> <F3> & <power> buttons at the same time.
  4. Release the power button when the device goes black – but continue to hold the other buttons until the chrome error screen (“Chrome OS is missing or damaged”) appears and then release them also. This is the “Recovery Mode” screen. 
  5. download this
  6. sudo chmod 755
  7. sudo bash
  8. follow the prompts enter the model in capitals as seen on the screen
  9. select sd card (wipes data)
  10. insert card into chromebook and reinstall