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Playing around with XBMC Media Streaming

Sunday has become the day to play with technology. So expect more posts on Sundays now than normal. I’ve been playing around with XBMC this morning, and I’m really impressed with the functionality and smoothness of the application. I’m just in the process of testing how well streaming a DVD from my network storage across the wired network will work. I’m hoping… Read more →

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XBMC, Raspberry Pi and TuxTV

So after reading with great interest this post and watching this video, on the Raspberry Pi website I was really excited about using it as a frontend for my TuxTV project. However it turns out, after a number of questions on the Raspberry Pi Forums, and a final blog post stating which codecs will be available to use, it seems this will not be possible at… Read more →

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A Decent PVR For TuxTV?

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll have seen the posts I’ve made about my TuxTV project. I’ve been looking around at various customised bits of software in order to get some sort of frontend PVR that I can plug into the backend streamer. I found 4TheRecord (4TR), which is a nice little software package that allows you to… Read more →

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TuxTV – Part 2

The more I think about this project, the more I want to do it. I’ve decided that the best option is to complete it in two parts. The main reasoning of this is to test the functionality before I go the whole hog. First off, I’m going to setup two servers that will power the backend. These will handle the… Read more →

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TuxTV – Concept

Flicking through the channels this afternoon has got me thinking (oh dear!). Currently, I have Freeview in my room, with a 500GB recorder, and SkyHD downstairs with a 500GB box. All of the other rooms just have standard Freeview, with no recording facilities. The thing that annoys me is that if someone else is using the Sky downstairs, I can’t… Read more →