I am building a media computer with a server to holed all of media and files. It wonât need much space it will be connected to a TV so that I can watch my ripped movies and listen to my music.
Asked by abadfart 9 years ago
I have 2 old computers now my idea is to make a media center Only music no videos. I'm searching buddies who have knowledge in DOS & windows. The idea the computer will be solely used for music. When turning on the computer It will automatically load that program like Windows media center or XBMC. where you select the music to be played all day long 24x7. Hey Genius's please help me with the ideas. I'll be thankful to you If possible can u email me at email@example.com
Posted by Gimicpot 8 years ago
Im building a media pc of an old laptop but i need a 12 volt for the hard drive can someone maby help me
Asked by darknessneo 8 years ago
I'm looking for a desktop computer i can put all of my music, pictures, videos on to use as a multimedia PC and to run basic programs, photoshop, and internet smoothly while being on the cheap side. I've been doing some research and I've found this computer and monitor, please comment and tell me if there's anything better around that price without being a refurbished one.
Posted by Caveman477 9 years ago
I’m a university student in marketing currently working on a school project. I am required to do some research on social media and I was hoping I’d be able to talk to someone who is involved in your website’s digital publishing or audience engagement. Maybe a site manager or product manager would be wonderful. I have chosen the “Do It Yourself” industry, because it is of great interest to me and your website has caught my eye. I’d really appreciate any feedback you can offer me to help me proceed with my research and a phone conversation would be even better. It would only take 5 minutes of your time to answer 5 of my simple questions. If you are unable to contact me, please see the following questions below, and you may reply the answers to me via email at [firstname.lastname@example.org]. If you would like me to call you instead, I’d be more than happy to, just as long as you provide me with your number. I will provide my number if you want that too. 1) Would you say that your company has an established social strategy? 2) Do you believe that keeping consumers engaged on your site is beneficial? 3) How is your company’s social strategy measured? 4) Do you currently have commenting tools for the content your site generates? a. If yes i. Who are you currently using? ii. Are you happy with the level of engagement being delivered? iii. What is best part of the service being provided? iv. Does your current provider offer analytics? v. Are you using any other social media analytic tools? vi. What is the one feature that you believe is missing with the current offering? vii. What price range is your current service in – set range? b. If No i. Are you aware that there are platforms that allow you to generate comments from content that you create greater engagement? ii. Would capturing data from those who visit and interact with your site be beneficial to your organization? iii. Would your organization value real time analytics and commentary from your content consumers? 5) Thank you for taking the time to answer my survey. Would you like someone to contact you regarding potential social engagement solutions? If so, may I have your contact information, such as your name and phone number.
Posted by falsabag 5 years ago
Science in the media: Put up or shut up25 April 2009 by Kathy SykesMagazine issue 2705. Subscribe....For similar stories, visit the Comment and Analysis Topic GuideMOST scientists want to see more science and technology in the media, but we're making life hard for ourselves by forever criticizing each other's efforts or denouncing journalists and film-makers for not portraying science in ways we approve of. While healthy debate can improve science communication, I think we could all shut up a bit, and stop the more rabid criticism altogether. I include myself here....If you're still troubled by how others communicate, why not spend less time ranting and get out there and communicate in ways you do like? Blogging is easier than ever, for example. Or if you prefer a more hands-on approach, in the UK or Europe you could enter NESTA FameLab's "Talking Science" competition (www.famelab.org). Alternatively, your nearest science centre, science festival or local media will welcome offers of help.ARTICLE Link: The NewScientist
Posted by Goodhart 9 years ago
For those who use VLC media player, I recommend reading this article. For those who don't know what VLC Media Player is, it is a widely used media player which supports many of the codecs that other common media players do not support. Source: http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,143542/article.htmlA flaw in the widely-used open-source VLC media player could allow an attacker to execute harmful code on a PC.The problem stems from a buffer overflow that can occur when the player processes subtitle files used for movies, according to a security advisory.The vulnerability existed before VLC was upgraded to version 0.8.6e in late February, but the bug appears to have escaped the last round of patches, wrote Luigi Auriemma in a note."The funny thing is that my old proof-of-concept was built just to test this specific buffer overflow, and in fact it works on the new VLC version too without modifications," Auriemma wrote.Video files can contain a link to a separate subtitle file, which VLC automatically loads when it plays the video. An attacker could use the buffer overflow flaw in VLC to execute malicious code contained in a subtitle file, and thus tamper with a PC. The flaw affects VLC players running on Windows, Mac, BSD and possibly more operating systems, Auriemma wrote.The VLC media player is part of the VideoLAN project. The player is free, and it is released under the GNU General Public License. VLC can also be used as a streaming media server for a variety of platforms. Courtesy of: http://www.searchsecurity.com.au/topics/article.asp?DocID=1237777The flaws affect VideoLAN VLC versions 0.7.0 through 0.8.6. Users can fix the issue by upgrading to VLC version 0.8.6a or by applying the patch.Another solution from Torrent Freak: For now, the only solutions are not to run any subtitle files, or to grab one of the nightly builds. The downside is, however, that these might not be as stable as the regular releases.
Posted by Brennn10 10 years ago
OK so im wondering if this on the market (a little back story) Im building myself a home media center using an old pc and xbmc. I'd like to connect to my TV through HDMI so i can get full 1080p video from my media center the only problem being is that my old pc doesn't have an hdmi port only a dvi, so i was wondering if a cable or box existed that could combine the dvi from the graphics card and audio from the headphone port into HDMI allowing me to simply plug the other end into my TV. --------DVI (female from graphics card) / HDMI (male) \ --------Audio from PC (female from little green hole by usb slot on the mobo) Something similar to that, preferably cheap otherwise I'll simply pick up a new $50 card from Newegg.
Asked by Douglerful 7 years ago
Does anyone know how to link 4 (2 more more really) TVs together so that the resulting image is a HUGE image off the DVD player? I've had some luck making it 4 separate images (same one on each TV) but would like to know how to make one large image. Thanks!
Posted by grinntonic 10 years ago
Hello all. I have been having a really fun time going through the forums lately. I started in the tech section or whatever it is called. I have no idea what page I am on but I know I am looking at posts that are about 3 years old. Not looking at every single post of course but about 5-7 posts per page. But that is all besides the point, let me get to my question. The other day just because I happened to have an s-video cable around I hooked one of our laptops to the TV. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the image on the TV. So I have decided to make an audio cable for it and start to use the computer on the TV for some stuff. Money is tight around here (that is why I am making the audio cable and not buying one) and we do not have cable TV. All we have is a converter box and ever since a really bad storm about 1 1/2 months ago we barely get any channels. I am still trying to get management of my building to look at the antenna on the roof. But after I saw what kind of quality the laptop had on the TV we are starting to look at getting netflix. Figure it is only $7.99 per month and you get your first month free so I think it is worth checking out. Since it looks like we will be using a computer with the TV quite often I have decided to make a media computer out of one of the towers sitting around here. I am not worried about the power of the computer since the tower I have in mind is not all that old. But I am trying to decide what OS to put on it. I know there is a "Windows media" edition but I do not know much about it other then I think it is getting quite old. I am leaning towards putting either XP or Windows 7 on it since I have those disks. But I thought I would ask on here for peoples input on the matter. I plan on networking the computer to my windows 7 desktop in order to access my 1tb hard drive for stuff I download. My wife will be using this computer too so that is part of the reason I am leaning towards windows xp or 7 so she will not feel lost in some OS she does not know. So now you have all the details. Should I just go with XP or 7, or is there something else I should look at?
Posted by jcaresheets 5 years ago
Hello, Newby to Instructables, read about it in the newspaper today. Looking forward to some help/input on this project of mine... I have a huge (and growing) volume of video media. pushing 5 TB, and I'll be buying another 2 TB drive before autumn. Now, having all this media at my fingertips on my PC without having to rifle through my DVD library is great, but it's only half the battle. What I really want to be able to do is search through all my videos and TV episodes with the same ease that I go through my music library in iTunes. So, what I need is some way to list each video, and list each "tag" that applies to that video (SciFi, TV, comedy, romance, etc., you get the picture). So, Excel serves well enough for that part, though I'm not married to it as a long-term solution. And, Excel fails completely as a searchable database, where I can just type in, say, "SciFi" and get the database to present me with every single Start Trek, Stargate, B5, etc. TV episode and movie that I own. So, can anyone suggest a program that would already be able to do this for me? iTunes itself isn't a solution, because although I could make a plethora of empty MP3 files, import them into iTunes, and assign all the metadata I want to them, there wouldn't be anyway to click on the empty MP3 entry and have the movie/video pop up and play. Also, my videos are either direct DVD rips or mkv files, so I can't import either of those into iTunes either. Thanks in advance!
Posted by draco963 6 years ago
Ok, I was looking at this camera I just got (Flip Video Ultra) and I thought, "Gee, I wonder if I can play videos from my computer on it?" I got a converter (Mpeg Streamclip) and got it to convert to a .AVI file. It worked (after a quick name change... Who woulda thunk changing the name to VID0000# would work?)! Sort of...A few problems:1. video quality is iffy. It looks all... I don't know the term, but I'm going with random colors.2. no soundAny suggestions?(P.S. There is some footage I took with my other Flip camera. I'll post it in a bit...)Here is the "stream info" of footage I took using the camera. It could help:Path: /Volumes/FLIPVIDEO/DCIM/100VIDEO/VID00001.AVIDuration: 0:00:20Data Size: 6.63 MBBit Rate: 2.65 MbpsVideo Tracks:Generic MPEG-4, 640x480, 30 fps, 2.59 MbpsAudio Tracks:MS ADPCM mono, 16 kHz, 64 kbpsStream Files:VID00001.AVI (6.63 MB)
Asked by robotguy4 9 years ago
The Digital Media and Learning Competition is looking to give away $1.8 million in prize money to innovaters in the field of digital media and education.From their site:Drawing upon the innovative winning projects from the first Digital Media and Learning Competition, the theme for this year's Competition is Participatory Learning. There are two award categories: Innovation in Participatory Learning and Young Innovators. All proposals submitted to the Digital Media and Learning Competition, in either category, should be for support of digital projects that engage participatory learning in an integral way.This years details can be seen here.
Posted by randofo 9 years ago
Hi Guys. I've seen a print ad that had a plastic 'zigzaggy' decoder gizmo stuck to it, that I could peel off and use to 'decode' media as I slid the plastic over my screen, over a particular picture on their website. The refraction of the plastic would 'decode' the image. What on earth would this kind of mechanism be called? I'm trying to Google 'something' of a how-to... Not having found anything, I'm turning to the craftiest bunch I know ;) Thanks for your help.
Posted by Saeven 8 years ago
I try to launch files that would autoplay with WMP, and nothing happens. Not even an error message. The same thing happens when I launch the exe of WMP. However, it will work if I run it as administrator. Then I can just Ctrl+O my files. It would just be more convenient if I didn't have to do this every time. Any help/idea of what's wrong?
Asked by Izokay 9 years ago
I'm trying to get media coverage for an achievement, and it was suggested that I fill out the press release form. One of the things required is to "Create a cover letter from you that lets the reporter know more about you (hobbies, honors, other awards, or sports)". I tried looking up how to write one of these, but all of the examples were for resumes and applying for jobs. I've never heard of a cover letter, and I'm feeling awfully confused as to how I should write it, seeing as I'm trying to get a little media attention, not apply for a job. Any tips on how to do this or on working with the media in general would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
Asked by -Salamanda- 3 years ago
So I want to rip DVDs to my server at home so I can watch them in my den and in my gameroom from the media center computers in there. Problem-Nasty DVD copyright protections Is there a FREE software out there that can do it all in one step? not two softwares but a single one Compression would be nice but not necessary
Asked by bwpatton1 8 years ago
The new site design is quite nice, though I didn't have any issue with the old site. However, I have a real big problem with one feature of the new site. The auto-playing advertising videos are annoying! Not only is this rude, but it violates the rules of web design 101. It's just bad form. Viewers should always have the choice whether to start media or not. It's particularly annoying when you're logged in as a paid Pro user. Please fix this and the new site will be great. Thanks!
Posted by Tachyon 7 years ago
So, I'm just starting to get into this Tumblr thing (I know, behind the Zeitgeist, but still...). Do you have any suggestions about who to follow? I'm looking for Makers, crafters, and other creative folk. Oh, and I wouldn't mind a few followers myself... (These are my "new" goggles.)
Posted by Kiteman 4 years ago
I want something cheep like 50 bucks. the only reason i want it is for plugging it into the tv and waching movies and playing emulated classic games. will a good video card help with emulation. will a cheep video card have blurry output almost forgot i need pci express or agp video card would this do the job http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3053801&CatId=1558
Asked by Tanners 9 years ago
IM LOOKING TO MAKE MY HOUSE AUTIMATED BY COMPUTERS. STREAM MUSIC,MOVIES AND PICTUERS THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE. HEARS THE SETUP. LIVING ROOM IS WHERE ALL STORAGE IS KEPT. IN EACH ROOM THERE WILL BE A PC RUNNING ON XP WILLTH ABWT 10 GIGS OF STORAGE (FOR WORK FILES AND STUFF) THAT WILL BE CONNECTED TO THE MAIN PC WITH THE STORAGE. IN THE TV ROOM THERE WILL B AN HTPC HOOKED UP TO A PROJECTOR RUNNING XBMC . AND IN THE FUTURE THOUGH THIS LOOKS ALITTLE AMBITIOUS I WANT TO BE ABLE TO CONTROL THE LIGHTS AND CURTAINSWHAT DO U GUYS THINK OF THIS SETUP?
Asked by Lesedi 8 years ago
I have an Archos AV700TV that I use as a backup for my digital photos as well as a photo album. Unfortunately, its 40GB memory is full. Any recommendations for a replacement device? What I need is 100GB+, reasonably pocket-sized (the Archos is about 4.5 inches wide in its case), USB connectivity, rechargeable battery, and a screen (it doesn't have to be an Archos, but I'd prefer a known brand). The ability to play videos is a plus, but not a must. It doesn't have to be new tech or the latest model. UPSHOT: I bought an Archos 7, 250Gig. Yummy.
Asked by Kiteman 6 years ago
I would love a button that would enable you to easily share a contest win on social media. Yes, I can type one up and post it, but share buttons are so nice in the way that they compose a simple message for you and provide an image. It would be another opportunity for Instructables to use social media to advertise contests and sponsors. The message could be something like "I just won some great prizes from ____ in the ____ contest on Instructables." It would also be an opportunity for us to thank and share some victory with our friends that support us.
Posted by Brooklyntonia 3 years ago
Hi there; I use macs exclusively & want to setup a home theatre in my new home, using my new cat5 network etc etc. Ive seen 'plex' as freeware software for a mac as a media center software package, but wasnt sure what type of hardware to use this with. Has anyone used this setup with a mac mini? Or have you had success with mac using a different setup? Any info/guidance would be greatly appreciated! Nigel
Asked by smokie1969 8 years ago
I want to make a ball mill but I can't find any lead fishing sinkers (they're bad for the environment so nobody sells them anymore). Is there anything else I can use to grind chemicals in a ball mill that won't create sparks?
Asked by Ke-Bob 7 years ago
Hey! So I started renovating my living room and it's going much faster than i anticipated. I also upped the scope to move the TV and media items, and to do the professional job of wall jacks for everything so cables are hidden. I'm in a wall and nearly ready to do new drywall, so I need help planning this part I hadn't anticipated! Requirements: -Have media center placed in the corner, about 50' (as cable runs) away -potentially 4 HDMI items 4K ability for xbox, ps (50-60 fps) digital audio for surround sound that will be wired (I'm an audiophile, so I'd prefer optical to do it the best) other things I haven't thought of that will help keep the hard wiring relevant for the next 5-10 years I can: Run conduit for easier/future cable routing place wall jacks as needed behind the tv and in the media corner Like I said I didn't anticipate doing this at the same time, so I don't have a plan and need help. I wish I had time to search and learn the ins and outs, but what I've seen are HDMI splitters, signal degradation, wireless transmitters that only do 1080p, and fiber optic cable that is expensive. Does anyone have experience with this, or have a referral that I could post this on a different forum? Thank you in advance!!!
Posted by Phoenix17 2 years ago
Call for Entries for the 14th Festival of computer-based art CYNETART || entry deadline 28.02.2010 TMA Hellerau hosts this international competition of CYNETART, inviting artists and art groups to present their projects, every two years. They can apply with projects that fully utilise digital technologies in their conceptual, creative and performing processes, thereby opening up opportunities for digital performance and their relationship to factors such as time, space, physical presence and social encounters. An international jury with representatives from well-established media culture institutions and experienced scientists with a background in media art history will decide about the winner of the CYNETART-award and the sponsorship award. It will also decide on the award of the artist-in-residence-grant funded by the Saxon Ministry of Science and the Fine Arts. Further information/ Entry Form: http://t-m-a.de/cynetart/wettbewerb?lang=en
Posted by TMA Hellerau 8 years ago
Job description ABOUT PAI PAI is a community rich in culture and diversity, distinguished by its high level of job satisfaction. We believe that our team members are our most valuable assets, so we recognize and reward great performance. We believe in open communication and foster an environment of creativity, loyalty and respect both for employees and clients alike. THE BIG PICTURE Do you like to get into in-depth trouble-shooting that would revolve around TiVo, DVR, or multiple types of digital video media? Do you excel in communicating with people in both a technical and non-technical way? Are you known for thinking outside the box when it comes to creative trouble-shooting solutions? If so, there’s a strong possibility you’d fit in well with an exciting new project at PAI. As Team Leader, you’ll assist in providing first-and second-level customer support for the full line of video media software products for our newest client. You and your team will interface with customers via telephone and email to provide troubleshooting, patches and/or bug fixes, version upgrades and software use tips. Ensuring the highest level of customer satisfaction is key, and will be measured by providing quality issue resolution within the established response time intervals and service level standards. DESIRED EXPERIENCE/QUALIFICATIONS • Basic professional understanding of video standards such as NTSC and PAL, frames and fields, and frame rate and basic video signals such as composite, S-video, Component, SDI and DV. • Basic understanding of broadcast digital video formats and compression such as Standard Definition, High Definition, MPEG-2, GOP Structure, Program and Transport Stream, as well as popular internet streaming, and download and desktop media formats such as Windows Media, Real Networks, QuickTime, MPEG-l, MP3, MPEG-4, etc. • Understanding of audio channels, digital audio sample size sample rates. • Understanding of non-linear video editing concepts. • Familiarity or use of a content management system or digital asset repository THE EVERYDAY VIEW • Phone, Email, and Remote Desktop support to resolve client issues, • Lead a professional team in providing world class support to leading industry customers • Verify and escalate bug reports to Engineering for resolution • Document problems/resolutions for internal/external knowledge base articles. • Effectively communicate with customers, both written and orally, to manage expectations through the trouble-shooting and issue resolution process. WE’RE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WITH: • Excellent trouble-shooting/problem solving skills with high attention to details and good follow-through. • Excellent written and oral communication skills. • Ability to install and configure Windows Operating Systems. • Basic hardware, software, operating system and device driver troubleshooting skills. • Basic understanding of MS SQL and/or Oracle server installation and configuration. • Basic Linux/Unix installation and administration skills. • Understanding of Windows File Systems, configuring IIS, JBOSS, Apache, File permissions and Disk management. • Ability to troubleshoot basic networking and connectivity issues including TCP/IP, DHCP and DNS. • Ability to effectively work with a variety of personalities and occasional stressful situations. • Ability to multi-task under time constraints. • Able to work Evening and Late Night shifts. • Experience providing support within a Network Operations Center environment, • Digital Media or related Software or Production Service or 2+ years Digital Media Encoding/Production Experience. To apply: email@example.com http://pai.catchthebest.com/apply/142a/8972 Cindy Law HR Manager 858-495-3525
Posted by clawpaisd 8 years ago
I have a new project idea which is generally a mini media center console using a beagleboard single board computer and an arduino. Essentially, I would like to run windows 7 or maybe a bare linux, as all I really need here is to run iTunes. I would like the arduino to act as a IR remote receiver for an HP mobile remote that I have from an old laptop. Also, I have a 2 line display like this and want to also connect it to the arduino so that it will display the name of the song playing and the timing (like the duration of the song and how much of it has played...) The arduino itself is not the problem, rather i am at a loss as to how i can get the necessary data from the computer. Please help me out there. Also, I am planning to get a wifi adapter so that i can use my iPod Touch as an additional remote for iTunes. I plan to house everything in an OKW Diatec enclosure and maybe put a few push switches on there also to have "onboard" play/pause and volume up/down functionality. This case is designed for displays really, so if anyone can recommend a good deal for like a 7 inch display with VGA, DVI, or S Video hookup, that would be pretty cool. Maybe even a touchscreen. I would love to hear any comments on this project IDEA that i have come up with so far. Its just something i came across and thought that it would be cool to do this without an actual laptop. Beagleboard is a single board computer but its small enough to not make that an issue Thanks
Asked by raykholo 8 years ago
Just a random tidbit: 4chan is considered the bad side of the surface internet, full of trolls, disgusting imagery, and all kinds of things your average person doesn't need to know about. You may have heard of them in relationship to ANONYMOUS, #cutforbeiber, or any one of a number of cyber bullying incidents. Anywho, 4chan actually has some pretty well instituted rules, and it even has a DIY forum, although you have been warned about what you may find out how to make there. Well, it so happens that the famous site looks to Instructables as a standard of content and how to share projects. Picture is a direct copypasta from the rules.
Posted by ilpug 5 years ago
I have an Archos 105, and I am tired of Windows Media Player freezing up whenever I plug in my mp3 or rip a cd. I downloaded VLC Media Player, but it doesn't register when I plug in my mp3.
Asked by General Eggs 8 years ago
Is there a media player can allow me to change the skin? I don't like a forever lasting skin.
Asked by greencharlse 5 years ago
Recently in my Media Productions Class, we have had guest speakers come in and talk to us about their jobs and getting jobs and so forth. We even had a chance to get Don Bluth (If you don't know him you will recognize the movies he has worked on) to come in and talk to all of our Media Productions and Art classes. Anyway, I've been thinking I want to be a sound technician, you know, someone who edits sounds and etc., I'm 15 right now, what would be a good way to get introduced into this profession?
Asked by Fizzxwizz 8 years ago
There is a web show called Diggnation. (You can also download it through Tivo). The show is two guys sitting on a couch, with laptops, talking about highly rated articles on Digg.com. The guys are Kevin Rose: founder of Digg, and Alex Albrecht: Kevin's co-host on "Screensavers" which ran on the defunct TechTV Network. They are both funny guys, talk freely - usually with the help of a few beers - and just have a lot of fun talking about these strange, cool, or funny articles. Warning: It is a web show so if you go there, realize you may hear the f-word and some topics are risquè. On Episode 234: "Why Your Mom Should Not Watch Diggnation" one story was "Best Man Rigs Newlyweds’ Bed To Tweet During Sex". At one point they question the veracity of the man's claim saying they think he may have just wrote the tweets, and not actually rigged the bed to send tweets. This portion starts around 41:00 Kevin: (maybe it is) "just writing, unless he is ultra geeky. Who is going to devise a pressure plate with the power to send out ..." Alex: "He based it on an article. He said 'Before I go any further I should say 90% (of the tech is ripped from http://bit.ly/kvALJ) ...' " Alex clicks on link Kevin: "Oh it's an Instructables article. Done. I believe it. " Alex: "The Twittering Office Chair" It was cool that he immediately believed it was real after finding out the tech came from Instructables.
Posted by SFHandyman 8 years ago
Asked by PyroMaster007 9 years ago
Ive been wondering if theres any websites that alow for a clickable link that then leads to windows media player and plays the song I have seen it done but im looking for a website in which A vast majority of Mp3s are like this that are free and 100% legal
Asked by Matt21497 8 years ago
Hello everyone I'm a complete newbie I'm afraid so sorry for asking for such help so early on! Im renovating an old vinyl cabinet I found in the salvos and turning into a dj deck for my new Vestax Typhoon. I need space for my laptop and midi mixer and would love to still have the original vinyl player on show somehow! Any ideas from the creative community I ideally want to dj from behind the speakers. Also I have plugged it in and I get some sound from the speakers and the volume knob still works but the radio does not. What is the best way to have the midi mixer hooked up to the speakers so I can play out of them? Im not sure of their quality and if they are rubbish when hooked up I can also replace them. Any electrical knowledge would be amazing and can just about wield a soldering iron! Much thanks in advance any ideas on colour schemes or extra add ons would be very welcome!! Sophie
Posted by sophielily 8 years ago