Posts Tagged ‘divx’

“Installation is a Software Hate Crime” – Pat Kerpan, then CTO of Borland circa 2004. Today’s hate – meta installers I’ve noticed a trend for some time that when downloading an installer rather than being the 20MB or so for the actual thing I’m installing it’s just a 100KB bootstrap that then goes off and […]

Update (26 Jan 2013) This post is now a historical record of the hoops that I once had to jump through to get my Raspberry Pi working as a PVR. Everything has now been folded into the official OpenELEC build, which at the time of writing is at 3.0 RC2. You can download an SD […]

After switching to using my tablet PC as my main machine I was missing the local storage and optical drive from my desktop. The solution was to get another HP Microserver to be a sort of sidecar when I want the extra drives. As the HP cashback deal is still on this is a surprisingly […]

One of the great frustrations for me with my iOS devices (and PSPs before them) has been the need for transcoding of video files before watching. This was always a time (and CPU) consuming and fiddly process, and for some insane reason the files often ended up being larger than the original. When I got […]

I’ve been a keen fan of DivX for many years now (though I must confess that I still mostly use the long deprecated Dr Divx in favour of the newer DivX Converter). One recurring annoyance is that transcoded files can sometimes have issues with lip sync. Having never found anything useful online about fixing this […]