Archives, page one.

The Archives are the living record of almost everything that I’ve written for the site over the many years I’ve been running it. Some of the earliest, less-legal and libellous content has been put to the torch.

Streaming your Kodi library over the Internet

Even if you’re leaving your media centre behind while you travel this Christmas, you don’t have to be without all your media. I’m going to show you that in just a few steps you can access all your TV and movies remotely on an Android device over a nice, secure SSH connection.

Published 2014-12-19. Read 24,470 times. Comments. Tagged: kodi ssh ubuntu

Can we have FFmpeg-proper back?

A couple of years ago some FFmpeg developers decided they didn’t want to live under the tyranny of the project leaders and forked the project into Libav. That’s all fine except that for two years Ubuntu has erroneously been calling them the same thing. And they’re not.

Published 2013-10-28. Read 1,410 times. Comments. Tagged: avconv ffmpeg ubuntu

How to back up PPAs

Personal Packaging Archives are a popular method for sharing software not yet in the main repositories. You might be using one to gain a particular update you need. But how can you quickly get a list of all the PPAs you’re using?

Published 2012-08-15. Read 1,280 times. Comments. Tagged: bash ubuntu