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Re: Intel Nuc

Dane Trethowan <grtdane@...>
 

Yep, you could use an Intel Nuc as a VPN and media player without any trouble at all as I can do with mine, I successfully used it yesterday.
You need a VPN Client from a particular VPN company of your choice - I use Witopia given the 24/7 support I’m able to get and accessibility of the client.
If you’re going to use an Intel Nuc for this sort of thing then you certainly don’t need anything too powerful.

On 20 May 2018, at 4:19 am, Hamit Campos <hamitcampos@gmail.com> wrote:

I'm sure you could do the surver thing. But Dain would know better. As for what people do with these little things I've heard of people hooking them to the TV and using them as a Media Center of sorts. Which is pointless now thanks a lot Microsoft. Yeah yeah there's Plex and stuff but I don't know how all that compairs in epicness to Windows Media Center.


On 5/19/2018 2:15 PM, Anders Holmberg wrote:
Hi!
Ok, this might sound like i am going to bash all these machines people seem to have in there houses but i am just curious.
Myself i have a mac mini from 2011 a macbook air which is my daily computer and a very old pc from 2009 which i have linux on.
I have 2 raspberry pie’s which i don’t know what to do with them and 2 ipad minis an Iphone SE and my nokia 8 for daily use.
So i also have a lot of units.
But i am very curious on what you all who have these nuk’s and rasperry pies and other small intresting units do with them?
What can you do in regards to audio and video on these machines.
Can you have for example a raspberry pie 3 as a vpn server so that i can listen through that device to bbc 5 Live which i really want to do.
I guess you can have these things for many tasks but my inspiration is gone right now so i am really wondering i have to have these machines around.
/A

19 maj 2018 kl. 11:56 skrev Dane Trethowan <grtdane@internode.on.net>:

Thanks for this and I followed up the Gigabyte Brix.
I have two of the Intel Nuc basic versions running at the moment so obviously my third box for want of a better description was going to be something a little more powerful, the Brix and Nuc both offer an Intel I7 that would fit my specifications so now the question is which one to buy?
If anyone’s looking at the basic Nuc and Brix? Well they’re similar but the Nuc does have 2 USB 3.0 ports whereas the Brix has 4 USB 2.0 ports, something to think about.
On the audio side the Intel Nuc has 3 outputs, analogue, SPDIF and HDMI for audio.
I use one of my Intel Nuc machines with JAWS and FS Reader as a dedicated portable DAISLY player.


On 17 May 2018, at 1:34 pm, Aman Singer <aman.singer@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi,

There are many boxes like this and like you, Dane, I think they're excellent. They're particularly good for blind users, running with no screen is simple and they are easy to move and run off a battery if necessary. My favourite are the Gigabyte Brix models, but I have used both the Zotac Zbox and the Intel NUC. All work well.
Aman


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dane Trethowan
Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 6:32 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] Intel Nuc

Hi!
For those looking for a box to use as say a media player by the bedside or something to hook up to the entertainment system in the lounge then you might like to take a look at some of Intel’s Nuc offerings.
I’ve built several of these machines here and what amazes me about the Nuc is what you get in the package.
I have one of the basic models in front of me on the desktop now, its around 4 inches square by 3 inches high and yet its dripping with functionality all over it.
Starting on the top lower left hand corner is the power button.
On the front panel are 2 USB 3.0 ports
On the left hand side is a SD card reader And on the back are 2 USB 3.0 ports, input for a power adapter, a HDMI port, headphones/optical digital audio out, VGA Video port and LAN port .
So that’s the connectors and then there’s the built-in stuff like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
This model is only a Dual Core unit running at 2.6GHZ but fast enough to browse the web, play media files, watch video and so on, I’ve not seen any sluggishness yet in all my tests with the Nuc machines I’ve had and again I’m using the very basic models.
This particular machine I’m using has 8GB of RAM installed and a 500GB to boot though storage wasn’t really an issue given the connectivity of this machine and given I have NAS storage available.
So a nice little piece of kit, the Nuc including parts worked out to well under $500.
I had to purchase the RAM and the Hard drive.
There are stores on eBay who will build the machine up to your particular specifications.












Re: Intel Nuc

Dane Trethowan <grtdane@...>
 

My attitude is a simple one, if you have all those machines around then you may as well use them as best you can though regarding the raspberry Pi given their price - if you’ve had them for a while - then its more than likely that far more powerful Pi’s are available now so say goodbye to the old and buy the new for the same price you paid for the old, around $30 in my case.
Using a Pad for a VPN is a great idea, a dedicated VPN unit away from your main machines so set the Pi to whatever VPN you need and off you go, I have a Pi using XBMC that can do this very thing, I got the whole project in kit form thus came with it some very useful accessories which made using the device more fun, a remote control unit that plugs into one the Pi’s USB ports, this is the transmitter for the supplied infra read remote control, a Wi-Fi dongle for connecting to the Internet etc.
Once the Pi with this XBMC installed software was on the network then it was easy to further enhance the control with the XBMC Media App for your IOS or Android phone.
I have a Raspberry Pi - one of the older Pi’s - controlling my Doorbell system, got the kit from the United Kingdom through eBay.
My doorbell system does several things along with ringing a standard electro mechanical doorbell when the button is pressed.
The most exciting thing about the system as it stands right now is the fingerprint reader installed where the light would normally go behind the button thus the Pi can recognise fingerprints and you can assign labels to each.
Next the Pi can eMail and send you a text SMS, the Pi has Network connectivity to do this.
As well as the electro mechanical doorbell ringing the Pi is able to play MP3 files for you to hear and I’ve mounted a bluetooth speaker just inside the front door to take advantage of this given the latest Pi I upgraded to for this project has Bluetooth so why not take advantage of it.
Depending on how you feel you may need a little help wiring up but you’d be surprised just how simple everything is, plenty of examples of bell tones, plenty of files to edit - scripts - with plenty of examples of how things work etc.
And finally I have a Raspberry Pi here which is a dedicated field recorder.
What are the recording limitations? Well that’s precisely up to the hardware you’re using to record from so the better the attributes of the sound device then the better quality recordings you can make.
The Mac mini is a true champion when it comes to audio as it has both analogue and digital inputs and outputs along with plenty of USB ports to keep you going, I’m assuming your 2011 Mac mini is much the same design as my late 2012 Model.
Audio Hijack on such a machine turns the Mac into a master of audio manipulation.
The latest Sound Forge for Mac is a very nice app now and most of the App is accessible - I say most - so you can go down that route for Audio Editing or use something like the classic Amadeus Pro, Sound Studio etc which for the price demanded are excellent value for money audio tools

On 20 May 2018, at 4:15 am, Anders Holmberg <anders@pipkrokodil.se> wrote:

Hi!
Ok, this might sound like i am going to bash all these machines people seem to have in there houses but i am just curious.
Myself i have a mac mini from 2011 a macbook air which is my daily computer and a very old pc from 2009 which i have linux on.
I have 2 raspberry pie’s which i don’t know what to do with them and 2 ipad minis an Iphone SE and my nokia 8 for daily use.
So i also have a lot of units.
But i am very curious on what you all who have these nuk’s and rasperry pies and other small intresting units do with them?
What can you do in regards to audio and video on these machines.
Can you have for example a raspberry pie 3 as a vpn server so that i can listen through that device to bbc 5 Live which i really want to do.
I guess you can have these things for many tasks but my inspiration is gone right now so i am really wondering i have to have these machines around.
/A

19 maj 2018 kl. 11:56 skrev Dane Trethowan <grtdane@internode.on.net>:

Thanks for this and I followed up the Gigabyte Brix.
I have two of the Intel Nuc basic versions running at the moment so obviously my third box for want of a better description was going to be something a little more powerful, the Brix and Nuc both offer an Intel I7 that would fit my specifications so now the question is which one to buy?
If anyone’s looking at the basic Nuc and Brix? Well they’re similar but the Nuc does have 2 USB 3.0 ports whereas the Brix has 4 USB 2.0 ports, something to think about.
On the audio side the Intel Nuc has 3 outputs, analogue, SPDIF and HDMI for audio.
I use one of my Intel Nuc machines with JAWS and FS Reader as a dedicated portable DAISLY player.


On 17 May 2018, at 1:34 pm, Aman Singer <aman.singer@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi,

There are many boxes like this and like you, Dane, I think they're excellent. They're particularly good for blind users, running with no screen is simple and they are easy to move and run off a battery if necessary. My favourite are the Gigabyte Brix models, but I have used both the Zotac Zbox and the Intel NUC. All work well.
Aman


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dane Trethowan
Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 6:32 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] Intel Nuc

Hi!
For those looking for a box to use as say a media player by the bedside or something to hook up to the entertainment system in the lounge then you might like to take a look at some of Intel’s Nuc offerings.
I’ve built several of these machines here and what amazes me about the Nuc is what you get in the package.
I have one of the basic models in front of me on the desktop now, its around 4 inches square by 3 inches high and yet its dripping with functionality all over it.
Starting on the top lower left hand corner is the power button.
On the front panel are 2 USB 3.0 ports
On the left hand side is a SD card reader And on the back are 2 USB 3.0 ports, input for a power adapter, a HDMI port, headphones/optical digital audio out, VGA Video port and LAN port .
So that’s the connectors and then there’s the built-in stuff like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
This model is only a Dual Core unit running at 2.6GHZ but fast enough to browse the web, play media files, watch video and so on, I’ve not seen any sluggishness yet in all my tests with the Nuc machines I’ve had and again I’m using the very basic models.
This particular machine I’m using has 8GB of RAM installed and a 500GB to boot though storage wasn’t really an issue given the connectivity of this machine and given I have NAS storage available.
So a nice little piece of kit, the Nuc including parts worked out to well under $500.
I had to purchase the RAM and the Hard drive.
There are stores on eBay who will build the machine up to your particular specifications.












Re: tagging music

John Heath
 

That would be appreciated! And when I get it, perhaps tips on using it. Again thanks!

-----Original Message-----
From: Joe Paton via Groups.Io
Sent: Saturday, May 19, 2018 3:39 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] tagging music

Hi,

mp3tag ver 270.

It's accessible, but takes a little getting used to.

good luck
p.s.

If you have trouble locating the program, drop me a note and I'll send
you a DP link.

Joe Paton
telephone: 01702 543624
Mobile: 0 7 9 6 7 3 8 2 9 6 4
web site: http://www.apart.org


Re: tagging music

Joe Paton
 

Hi,

mp3tag ver 270.

It's accessible, but takes a little getting used to.

good luck
p.s.

If you have trouble locating the program, drop me a note and I'll send
you a DP link.

Joe Paton
telephone: 01702 543624
Mobile: 0 7 9 6 7 3 8 2 9 6 4
web site: http://www.apart.org


Re: Intel Nuc

Hamit Campos
 

I'm sure you could do the surver thing. But Dain would know better. As for what people do with these little things I've heard of people hooking them to the TV and using them as a Media Center of sorts. Which is pointless now thanks a lot Microsoft. Yeah yeah there's Plex and stuff but I don't know how all that compairs in epicness to Windows Media Center.

On 5/19/2018 2:15 PM, Anders Holmberg wrote:
Hi!
Ok, this might sound like i am going to bash all these machines people seem to have in there houses but i am just curious.
Myself i have a mac mini from 2011 a macbook air which is my daily computer and a very old pc from 2009 which i have linux on.
I have 2 raspberry pie’s which i don’t know what to do with them and 2 ipad minis an Iphone SE and my nokia 8 for daily use.
So i also have a lot of units.
But i am very curious on what you all who have these nuk’s and rasperry pies and other small intresting units do with them?
What can you do in regards to audio and video on these machines.
Can you have for example a raspberry pie 3 as a vpn server so that i can listen through that device to bbc 5 Live which i really want to do.
I guess you can have these things for many tasks but my inspiration is gone right now so i am really wondering i have to have these machines around.
/A

19 maj 2018 kl. 11:56 skrev Dane Trethowan <grtdane@internode.on.net>:

Thanks for this and I followed up the Gigabyte Brix.
I have two of the Intel Nuc basic versions running at the moment so obviously my third box for want of a better description was going to be something a little more powerful, the Brix and Nuc both offer an Intel I7 that would fit my specifications so now the question is which one to buy?
If anyone’s looking at the basic Nuc and Brix? Well they’re similar but the Nuc does have 2 USB 3.0 ports whereas the Brix has 4 USB 2.0 ports, something to think about.
On the audio side the Intel Nuc has 3 outputs, analogue, SPDIF and HDMI for audio.
I use one of my Intel Nuc machines with JAWS and FS Reader as a dedicated portable DAISLY player.


On 17 May 2018, at 1:34 pm, Aman Singer <aman.singer@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi,

There are many boxes like this and like you, Dane, I think they're excellent. They're particularly good for blind users, running with no screen is simple and they are easy to move and run off a battery if necessary. My favourite are the Gigabyte Brix models, but I have used both the Zotac Zbox and the Intel NUC. All work well.
Aman


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dane Trethowan
Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 6:32 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] Intel Nuc

Hi!
For those looking for a box to use as say a media player by the bedside or something to hook up to the entertainment system in the lounge then you might like to take a look at some of Intel’s Nuc offerings.
I’ve built several of these machines here and what amazes me about the Nuc is what you get in the package.
I have one of the basic models in front of me on the desktop now, its around 4 inches square by 3 inches high and yet its dripping with functionality all over it.
Starting on the top lower left hand corner is the power button.
On the front panel are 2 USB 3.0 ports
On the left hand side is a SD card reader And on the back are 2 USB 3.0 ports, input for a power adapter, a HDMI port, headphones/optical digital audio out, VGA Video port and LAN port .
So that’s the connectors and then there’s the built-in stuff like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
This model is only a Dual Core unit running at 2.6GHZ but fast enough to browse the web, play media files, watch video and so on, I’ve not seen any sluggishness yet in all my tests with the Nuc machines I’ve had and again I’m using the very basic models.
This particular machine I’m using has 8GB of RAM installed and a 500GB to boot though storage wasn’t really an issue given the connectivity of this machine and given I have NAS storage available.
So a nice little piece of kit, the Nuc including parts worked out to well under $500.
I had to purchase the RAM and the Hard drive.
There are stores on eBay who will build the machine up to your particular specifications.









Re: Intel Nuc

Anders Holmberg
 

Hi!
Ok, this might sound like i am going to bash all these machines people seem to have in there houses but i am just curious.
Myself i have a mac mini from 2011 a macbook air which is my daily computer and a very old pc from 2009 which i have linux on.
I have 2 raspberry pie’s which i don’t know what to do with them and 2 ipad minis an Iphone SE and my nokia 8 for daily use.
So i also have a lot of units.
But i am very curious on what you all who have these nuk’s and rasperry pies and other small intresting units do with them?
What can you do in regards to audio and video on these machines.
Can you have for example a raspberry pie 3 as a vpn server so that i can listen through that device to bbc 5 Live which i really want to do.
I guess you can have these things for many tasks but my inspiration is gone right now so i am really wondering i have to have these machines around.
/A

19 maj 2018 kl. 11:56 skrev Dane Trethowan <grtdane@internode.on.net>:

Thanks for this and I followed up the Gigabyte Brix.
I have two of the Intel Nuc basic versions running at the moment so obviously my third box for want of a better description was going to be something a little more powerful, the Brix and Nuc both offer an Intel I7 that would fit my specifications so now the question is which one to buy?
If anyone’s looking at the basic Nuc and Brix? Well they’re similar but the Nuc does have 2 USB 3.0 ports whereas the Brix has 4 USB 2.0 ports, something to think about.
On the audio side the Intel Nuc has 3 outputs, analogue, SPDIF and HDMI for audio.
I use one of my Intel Nuc machines with JAWS and FS Reader as a dedicated portable DAISLY player.


On 17 May 2018, at 1:34 pm, Aman Singer <aman.singer@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi,

There are many boxes like this and like you, Dane, I think they're excellent. They're particularly good for blind users, running with no screen is simple and they are easy to move and run off a battery if necessary. My favourite are the Gigabyte Brix models, but I have used both the Zotac Zbox and the Intel NUC. All work well.
Aman


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dane Trethowan
Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 6:32 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] Intel Nuc

Hi!
For those looking for a box to use as say a media player by the bedside or something to hook up to the entertainment system in the lounge then you might like to take a look at some of Intel’s Nuc offerings.
I’ve built several of these machines here and what amazes me about the Nuc is what you get in the package.
I have one of the basic models in front of me on the desktop now, its around 4 inches square by 3 inches high and yet its dripping with functionality all over it.
Starting on the top lower left hand corner is the power button.
On the front panel are 2 USB 3.0 ports
On the left hand side is a SD card reader And on the back are 2 USB 3.0 ports, input for a power adapter, a HDMI port, headphones/optical digital audio out, VGA Video port and LAN port .
So that’s the connectors and then there’s the built-in stuff like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
This model is only a Dual Core unit running at 2.6GHZ but fast enough to browse the web, play media files, watch video and so on, I’ve not seen any sluggishness yet in all my tests with the Nuc machines I’ve had and again I’m using the very basic models.
This particular machine I’m using has 8GB of RAM installed and a 500GB to boot though storage wasn’t really an issue given the connectivity of this machine and given I have NAS storage available.
So a nice little piece of kit, the Nuc including parts worked out to well under $500.
I had to purchase the RAM and the Hard drive.
There are stores on eBay who will build the machine up to your particular specifications.










Re: Notice on recording with the Stream.

Anders Holmberg
 

Hi!
THe Nokia 8 n in my opinion is one of the best units i’ve ever recorded with.
Even though its a phone it can really be used for recording.
/A

18 maj 2018 kl. 05:29 skrev Jamie Kelly <otrjamie@gmail.com>:

Yes the recording quality is much poorer in my view over the original stream. HW say the recording quality is better with the VR trek but don't have one to test.

Jamie


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Hamit Campos
Sent: Friday, 18 May 2018 9:07 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Notice on recording with the Stream.

Hmmmmmmmmmmm I'd have to hear it for my self. But the hiss most likely
is just floor from the victor's pre amps. Also don't know your mike so
don't wana judge too harshly but some Audio-Technica mikes do have a bit
of self noise as it's called. My AT-8022 has some. But much much less
then the AT-822 that Neal has and Michael Lang had. Ah Michael Lang. He
was an epic reviewer. What a great lause.


On 5/17/2018 6:39 PM, Anders Holmberg wrote:
Hi!
Just for Giggles i sat down right now and tried a mic i got from a friend.
Its a quite good audio technica mic.
I plugged it into the vr stream and did a test recording with it.
It worked just fine exept that there were some hissing but only when i was recording.
THen i recorded with the built-in mic and was noticing a kind of hissing / beep sound while recording.
Its hard to hear that when you use the speaker of the stream but if you use for example a pair of B&W p7 youu deffinetly hear it.
There is no problem with the recording and hearing of my voice.
Its not distorted nor to low.
Just that odd sound in the background and to be honest i don’t get the idea on having a built-in mic which prduces so much background sound.
But it may also be other components of the stream that causes this.
Note that this is beeing noticed on two stream second generation i have.
SO i don’t think its an error.
I have done a lot of recordings with my streams but only when its silent in a room this sound is heard so its probably not a big deal for most people.
But for me its quite disturbing.
/A










tagging music

John Heath
 

I’m looking for tagging program that’s blind friendly; does it exist?


Re: Intel Nuc

Dane Trethowan <grtdane@...>
 

I use an Anker Powerrbank but I’ve never worried about battery levels to be honest, I get a feel for how long the bank seems to last.
In the case of Windows its a bit of a problem as Windows can’t tell whether you’re using Battery or power.

On 19 May 2018, at 8:18 pm, Aman Singer <aman.singer@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi Dane and all,

Keep in mind that the NUC and its competitors are actually comparatively
large. For recording, and if you don't want much power, there are what are
called stick PCs like the Zbox pi series, the MeegoPad series, some
Asus units, etc. These are smaller than the NUC/Brix/Zbox B series,
they are powered from USB (5 V up to 4 A), and run Windows if you want
them to. I used one strictly as a recorder and it worked very well
with a USB sound card (I wanted RCA input and that was the quickest
and cheapest way to get it). They're also cheaper than the NUC/Brix
units though obviously, given the processors, less powerful. I
wouldn't transcode huge amounts of audio on them, but for recording,
their size and their running a real operating system is quite a step
forward.
Aman



-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dane
Trethowan
Sent: Friday, May 18, 2018 5:26 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Intel Nuc

Ah so that’s what the Gigabyte models are known as Brix, I’ll follow those
up as they have a good reputation.
The other one that people might look at is the Neo Windows Box I think its
called, there’s a Neo Android if you want to go down that route which I have
also done, lovely little boxes.
Anyway back to the Nuc, I have it connected to my Yamaha AS-2000 Amplifier
via my Soundblaster Audio HD and am very much enjoying it.
I’m going to install Total Recorder on the machine later to see how well
that’s handled, I don’t foresee any problems and of course there’s some good
tests to be had with the coverage of the Royal Wedding today, something I
won’t myself be listening to but its an excuse to have a recorder running
for a PC test <smile>.


On 17 May 2018, at 1:34 pm, Aman Singer <aman.singer@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi,

There are many boxes like this and like you, Dane, I think they're
excellent. They're particularly good for blind users, running with no
screen is simple and they are easy to move and run off a battery if
necessary. My favourite are the Gigabyte Brix models, but I have used both
the Zotac Zbox and the Intel NUC. All work well.
Aman


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of
Dane Trethowan
Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 6:32 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] Intel Nuc

Hi!
For those looking for a box to use as say a media player by the bedside or
something to hook up to the entertainment system in the lounge then you
might like to take a look at some of Intel’s Nuc offerings.
I’ve built several of these machines here and what amazes me about the Nuc
is what you get in the package.
I have one of the basic models in front of me on the desktop now, its
around 4 inches square by 3 inches high and yet its dripping with
functionality all over it.
Starting on the top lower left hand corner is the power button.
On the front panel are 2 USB 3.0 ports On the left hand side is a SD
card reader And on the back are 2 USB 3.0 ports, input for a power
adapter, a HDMI port, headphones/optical digital audio out, VGA Video port
and LAN port .
So that’s the connectors and then there’s the built-in stuff like Wi-Fi
and Bluetooth connectivity.
This model is only a Dual Core unit running at 2.6GHZ but fast enough to
browse the web, play media files, watch video and so on, I’ve not seen any
sluggishness yet in all my tests with the Nuc machines I’ve had and again
I’m using the very basic models.
This particular machine I’m using has 8GB of RAM installed and a 500GB to
boot though storage wasn’t really an issue given the connectivity of this
machine and given I have NAS storage available.
So a nice little piece of kit, the Nuc including parts worked out to well
under $500.
I had to purchase the RAM and the Hard drive.
There are stores on eBay who will build the machine up to your particular
specifications.












Olympus LS-100

George Zaynoun
 

Hello!

When I search for it on Amazon I get something they refer to as standard edition, something they add the word radio to it hence comes the question are there different models of this or what? They have different prices, are they the same but they send different things with each? Please chime in and help, I am serching amazon.co.uk and is feeling lost, thanks.

--
Georges Zeinoun
Timmerv. 6A ITR LGH1102, 54163 SKÖVDE SWEDEN
Tel: +46 (500) 48 29 29 Mobile: +46 (70) 366 63 29


Re: Intel Nuc

Aman Singer
 

Hi Dane and all,

Now that the NUC has an i7, the two units are much of a muchness, there was a time where the only way you could get an I7 in that form-factor was through the Brix. There's not too much to choose between them except when it comes, as you say, to ports.
If I may ask, Dane, what battery are you using to power your portable Daisy player? I ask because I have a ton here but none which will give me any kind of notification when the battery is about to die. The battery just goes on until it fails and the computer loses power. This, particularly for SSDs, is not the best idea, as you can imagine. I'd like a battery where the lights showing status are accessible, or at least which will give me an accessible warning a few minutes before failure.
Aman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dane Trethowan
Sent: Saturday, May 19, 2018 5:56 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Intel Nuc

Thanks for this and I followed up the Gigabyte Brix.
I have two of the Intel Nuc basic versions running at the moment so obviously my third box for want of a better description was going to be something a little more powerful, the Brix and Nuc both offer an Intel I7 that would fit my specifications so now the question is which one to buy?
If anyone’s looking at the basic Nuc and Brix? Well they’re similar but the Nuc does have 2 USB 3.0 ports whereas the Brix has 4 USB 2.0 ports, something to think about.
On the audio side the Intel Nuc has 3 outputs, analogue, SPDIF and HDMI for audio.
I use one of my Intel Nuc machines with JAWS and FS Reader as a dedicated portable DAISLY player.


On 17 May 2018, at 1:34 pm, Aman Singer <aman.singer@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi,

There are many boxes like this and like you, Dane, I think they're excellent. They're particularly good for blind users, running with no screen is simple and they are easy to move and run off a battery if necessary. My favourite are the Gigabyte Brix models, but I have used both the Zotac Zbox and the Intel NUC. All work well.
Aman


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of
Dane Trethowan
Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 6:32 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] Intel Nuc

Hi!
For those looking for a box to use as say a media player by the bedside or something to hook up to the entertainment system in the lounge then you might like to take a look at some of Intel’s Nuc offerings.
I’ve built several of these machines here and what amazes me about the Nuc is what you get in the package.
I have one of the basic models in front of me on the desktop now, its around 4 inches square by 3 inches high and yet its dripping with functionality all over it.
Starting on the top lower left hand corner is the power button.
On the front panel are 2 USB 3.0 ports On the left hand side is a SD
card reader And on the back are 2 USB 3.0 ports, input for a power adapter, a HDMI port, headphones/optical digital audio out, VGA Video port and LAN port .
So that’s the connectors and then there’s the built-in stuff like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
This model is only a Dual Core unit running at 2.6GHZ but fast enough to browse the web, play media files, watch video and so on, I’ve not seen any sluggishness yet in all my tests with the Nuc machines I’ve had and again I’m using the very basic models.
This particular machine I’m using has 8GB of RAM installed and a 500GB to boot though storage wasn’t really an issue given the connectivity of this machine and given I have NAS storage available.
So a nice little piece of kit, the Nuc including parts worked out to well under $500.
I had to purchase the RAM and the Hard drive.
There are stores on eBay who will build the machine up to your particular specifications.








Re: Intel Nuc

Aman Singer
 

Hi Dane and all,

Keep in mind that the NUC and its competitors are actually comparatively
large. For recording, and if you don't want much power, there are what are
called stick PCs like the Zbox pi series, the MeegoPad series, some
Asus units, etc. These are smaller than the NUC/Brix/Zbox B series,
they are powered from USB (5 V up to 4 A), and run Windows if you want
them to. I used one strictly as a recorder and it worked very well
with a USB sound card (I wanted RCA input and that was the quickest
and cheapest way to get it). They're also cheaper than the NUC/Brix
units though obviously, given the processors, less powerful. I
wouldn't transcode huge amounts of audio on them, but for recording,
their size and their running a real operating system is quite a step
forward.
Aman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dane
Trethowan
Sent: Friday, May 18, 2018 5:26 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Intel Nuc

Ah so that’s what the Gigabyte models are known as Brix, I’ll follow those
up as they have a good reputation.
The other one that people might look at is the Neo Windows Box I think its
called, there’s a Neo Android if you want to go down that route which I have
also done, lovely little boxes.
Anyway back to the Nuc, I have it connected to my Yamaha AS-2000 Amplifier
via my Soundblaster Audio HD and am very much enjoying it.
I’m going to install Total Recorder on the machine later to see how well
that’s handled, I don’t foresee any problems and of course there’s some good
tests to be had with the coverage of the Royal Wedding today, something I
won’t myself be listening to but its an excuse to have a recorder running
for a PC test <smile>.


On 17 May 2018, at 1:34 pm, Aman Singer <aman.singer@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi,

There are many boxes like this and like you, Dane, I think they're
excellent. They're particularly good for blind users, running with no
screen is simple and they are easy to move and run off a battery if
necessary. My favourite are the Gigabyte Brix models, but I have used both
the Zotac Zbox and the Intel NUC. All work well.
Aman


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of
Dane Trethowan
Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 6:32 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] Intel Nuc

Hi!
For those looking for a box to use as say a media player by the bedside or
something to hook up to the entertainment system in the lounge then you
might like to take a look at some of Intel’s Nuc offerings.
I’ve built several of these machines here and what amazes me about the Nuc
is what you get in the package.
I have one of the basic models in front of me on the desktop now, its
around 4 inches square by 3 inches high and yet its dripping with
functionality all over it.
Starting on the top lower left hand corner is the power button.
On the front panel are 2 USB 3.0 ports On the left hand side is a SD
card reader And on the back are 2 USB 3.0 ports, input for a power
adapter, a HDMI port, headphones/optical digital audio out, VGA Video port
and LAN port .
So that’s the connectors and then there’s the built-in stuff like Wi-Fi
and Bluetooth connectivity.
This model is only a Dual Core unit running at 2.6GHZ but fast enough to
browse the web, play media files, watch video and so on, I’ve not seen any
sluggishness yet in all my tests with the Nuc machines I’ve had and again
I’m using the very basic models.
This particular machine I’m using has 8GB of RAM installed and a 500GB to
boot though storage wasn’t really an issue given the connectivity of this
machine and given I have NAS storage available.
So a nice little piece of kit, the Nuc including parts worked out to well
under $500.
I had to purchase the RAM and the Hard drive.
There are stores on eBay who will build the machine up to your particular
specifications.








Re: Intel Nuc

Dane Trethowan <grtdane@...>
 

Thanks for this and I followed up the Gigabyte Brix.
I have two of the Intel Nuc basic versions running at the moment so obviously my third box for want of a better description was going to be something a little more powerful, the Brix and Nuc both offer an Intel I7 that would fit my specifications so now the question is which one to buy?
If anyone’s looking at the basic Nuc and Brix? Well they’re similar but the Nuc does have 2 USB 3.0 ports whereas the Brix has 4 USB 2.0 ports, something to think about.
On the audio side the Intel Nuc has 3 outputs, analogue, SPDIF and HDMI for audio.
I use one of my Intel Nuc machines with JAWS and FS Reader as a dedicated portable DAISLY player.

On 17 May 2018, at 1:34 pm, Aman Singer <aman.singer@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi,

There are many boxes like this and like you, Dane, I think they're excellent. They're particularly good for blind users, running with no screen is simple and they are easy to move and run off a battery if necessary. My favourite are the Gigabyte Brix models, but I have used both the Zotac Zbox and the Intel NUC. All work well.
Aman


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dane Trethowan
Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 6:32 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] Intel Nuc

Hi!
For those looking for a box to use as say a media player by the bedside or something to hook up to the entertainment system in the lounge then you might like to take a look at some of Intel’s Nuc offerings.
I’ve built several of these machines here and what amazes me about the Nuc is what you get in the package.
I have one of the basic models in front of me on the desktop now, its around 4 inches square by 3 inches high and yet its dripping with functionality all over it.
Starting on the top lower left hand corner is the power button.
On the front panel are 2 USB 3.0 ports
On the left hand side is a SD card reader And on the back are 2 USB 3.0 ports, input for a power adapter, a HDMI port, headphones/optical digital audio out, VGA Video port and LAN port .
So that’s the connectors and then there’s the built-in stuff like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
This model is only a Dual Core unit running at 2.6GHZ but fast enough to browse the web, play media files, watch video and so on, I’ve not seen any sluggishness yet in all my tests with the Nuc machines I’ve had and again I’m using the very basic models.
This particular machine I’m using has 8GB of RAM installed and a 500GB to boot though storage wasn’t really an issue given the connectivity of this machine and given I have NAS storage available.
So a nice little piece of kit, the Nuc including parts worked out to well under $500.
I had to purchase the RAM and the Hard drive.
There are stores on eBay who will build the machine up to your particular specifications.








Re: Intel Nuc

Dane Trethowan <grtdane@...>
 

Ah so that’s what the Gigabyte models are known as Brix, I’ll follow those up as they have a good reputation.
The other one that people might look at is the Neo Windows Box I think its called, there’s a Neo Android if you want to go down that route which I have also done, lovely little boxes.
Anyway back to the Nuc, I have it connected to my Yamaha AS-2000 Amplifier via my Soundblaster Audio HD and am very much enjoying it.
I’m going to install Total Recorder on the machine later to see how well that’s handled, I don’t foresee any problems and of course there’s some good tests to be had with the coverage of the Royal Wedding today, something I won’t myself be listening to but its an excuse to have a recorder running for a PC test <smile>.

On 17 May 2018, at 1:34 pm, Aman Singer <aman.singer@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi,

There are many boxes like this and like you, Dane, I think they're excellent. They're particularly good for blind users, running with no screen is simple and they are easy to move and run off a battery if necessary. My favourite are the Gigabyte Brix models, but I have used both the Zotac Zbox and the Intel NUC. All work well.
Aman


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dane Trethowan
Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 6:32 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] Intel Nuc

Hi!
For those looking for a box to use as say a media player by the bedside or something to hook up to the entertainment system in the lounge then you might like to take a look at some of Intel’s Nuc offerings.
I’ve built several of these machines here and what amazes me about the Nuc is what you get in the package.
I have one of the basic models in front of me on the desktop now, its around 4 inches square by 3 inches high and yet its dripping with functionality all over it.
Starting on the top lower left hand corner is the power button.
On the front panel are 2 USB 3.0 ports
On the left hand side is a SD card reader And on the back are 2 USB 3.0 ports, input for a power adapter, a HDMI port, headphones/optical digital audio out, VGA Video port and LAN port .
So that’s the connectors and then there’s the built-in stuff like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
This model is only a Dual Core unit running at 2.6GHZ but fast enough to browse the web, play media files, watch video and so on, I’ve not seen any sluggishness yet in all my tests with the Nuc machines I’ve had and again I’m using the very basic models.
This particular machine I’m using has 8GB of RAM installed and a 500GB to boot though storage wasn’t really an issue given the connectivity of this machine and given I have NAS storage available.
So a nice little piece of kit, the Nuc including parts worked out to well under $500.
I had to purchase the RAM and the Hard drive.
There are stores on eBay who will build the machine up to your particular specifications.








Re: Intel Nuc

Aman Singer
 

Hi,

There are many boxes like this and like you, Dane, I think they're excellent. They're particularly good for blind users, running with no screen is simple and they are easy to move and run off a battery if necessary. My favourite are the Gigabyte Brix models, but I have used both the Zotac Zbox and the Intel NUC. All work well.
Aman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dane Trethowan
Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 6:32 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] Intel Nuc

Hi!
For those looking for a box to use as say a media player by the bedside or something to hook up to the entertainment system in the lounge then you might like to take a look at some of Intel’s Nuc offerings.
I’ve built several of these machines here and what amazes me about the Nuc is what you get in the package.
I have one of the basic models in front of me on the desktop now, its around 4 inches square by 3 inches high and yet its dripping with functionality all over it.
Starting on the top lower left hand corner is the power button.
On the front panel are 2 USB 3.0 ports
On the left hand side is a SD card reader And on the back are 2 USB 3.0 ports, input for a power adapter, a HDMI port, headphones/optical digital audio out, VGA Video port and LAN port .
So that’s the connectors and then there’s the built-in stuff like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
This model is only a Dual Core unit running at 2.6GHZ but fast enough to browse the web, play media files, watch video and so on, I’ve not seen any sluggishness yet in all my tests with the Nuc machines I’ve had and again I’m using the very basic models.
This particular machine I’m using has 8GB of RAM installed and a 500GB to boot though storage wasn’t really an issue given the connectivity of this machine and given I have NAS storage available.
So a nice little piece of kit, the Nuc including parts worked out to well under $500.
I had to purchase the RAM and the Hard drive.
There are stores on eBay who will build the machine up to your particular specifications.


Re: Notice on recording with the Stream.

Jamie Kelly
 

Yes the recording quality is much poorer in my view over the original stream. HW say the recording quality is better with the VR trek but don't have one to test.

Jamie

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Hamit Campos
Sent: Friday, 18 May 2018 9:07 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Notice on recording with the Stream.

Hmmmmmmmmmmm I'd have to hear it for my self. But the hiss most likely
is just floor from the victor's pre amps. Also don't know your mike so
don't wana judge too harshly but some Audio-Technica mikes do have a bit
of self noise as it's called. My AT-8022 has some. But much much less
then the AT-822 that Neal has and Michael Lang had. Ah Michael Lang. He
was an epic reviewer. What a great lause.


On 5/17/2018 6:39 PM, Anders Holmberg wrote:
Hi!
Just for Giggles i sat down right now and tried a mic i got from a friend.
Its a quite good audio technica mic.
I plugged it into the vr stream and did a test recording with it.
It worked just fine exept that there were some hissing but only when i was recording.
THen i recorded with the built-in mic and was noticing a kind of hissing / beep sound while recording.
Its hard to hear that when you use the speaker of the stream but if you use for example a pair of B&W p7 youu deffinetly hear it.
There is no problem with the recording and hearing of my voice.
Its not distorted nor to low.
Just that odd sound in the background and to be honest i don’t get the idea on having a built-in mic which prduces so much background sound.
But it may also be other components of the stream that causes this.
Note that this is beeing noticed on two stream second generation i have.
SO i don’t think its an error.
I have done a lot of recordings with my streams but only when its silent in a room this sound is heard so its probably not a big deal for most people.
But for me its quite disturbing.
/A



Re: Notice on recording with the Stream.

Hamit Campos
 

Hmmmmmmmmmmm I'd have to hear it for my self. But the hiss most likely is just floor from the victor's pre amps. Also don't know your mike so don't wana judge too harshly but some Audio-Technica mikes do have a bit of self noise as it's called. My AT-8022 has some. But much much less then the AT-822 that Neal has and Michael Lang had. Ah Michael Lang. He was an epic reviewer. What a great lause.

On 5/17/2018 6:39 PM, Anders Holmberg wrote:
Hi!
Just for Giggles i sat down right now and tried a mic i got from a friend.
Its a quite good audio technica mic.
I plugged it into the vr stream and did a test recording with it.
It worked just fine exept that there were some hissing but only when i was recording.
THen i recorded with the built-in mic and was noticing a kind of hissing / beep sound while recording.
Its hard to hear that when you use the speaker of the stream but if you use for example a pair of B&W p7 youu deffinetly hear it.
There is no problem with the recording and hearing of my voice.
Its not distorted nor to low.
Just that odd sound in the background and to be honest i don’t get the idea on having a built-in mic which prduces so much background sound.
But it may also be other components of the stream that causes this.
Note that this is beeing noticed on two stream second generation i have.
SO i don’t think its an error.
I have done a lot of recordings with my streams but only when its silent in a room this sound is heard so its probably not a big deal for most people.
But for me its quite disturbing.
/A


Notice on recording with the Stream.

Anders Holmberg
 

Hi!
Just for Giggles i sat down right now and tried a mic i got from a friend.
Its a quite good audio technica mic.
I plugged it into the vr stream and did a test recording with it.
It worked just fine exept that there were some hissing but only when i was recording.
THen i recorded with the built-in mic and was noticing a kind of hissing / beep sound while recording.
Its hard to hear that when you use the speaker of the stream but if you use for example a pair of B&W p7 youu deffinetly hear it.
There is no problem with the recording and hearing of my voice.
Its not distorted nor to low.
Just that odd sound in the background and to be honest i don’t get the idea on having a built-in mic which prduces so much background sound.
But it may also be other components of the stream that causes this.
Note that this is beeing noticed on two stream second generation i have.
SO i don’t think its an error.
I have done a lot of recordings with my streams but only when its silent in a room this sound is heard so its probably not a big deal for most people.
But for me its quite disturbing.
/A


Re: Intel Nuc

Dane Trethowan <grtdane@...>
 

I think the fact that they have such a small footprint makes them useful for all sorts of things.
I have variety of mini computers to use that term to describe small computing devices.
The most powerful would probably have to still be the 2012 Mac Mini with was ahead of its time.
I have several Raspberry Pi and Beagle Boards along with a couple of Banana Pi’s.

On 18 May 2018, at 7:07 am, John Gurd via Groups.Io <j.gurd=ntlworld.com@groups.io> wrote:

Thanks Dane (I think)
I never heard of these but have been checking them out and discovered an outlet builds them nearby. I only looked out of curiosity but now I am so tempted.... I don't really need one but they are so appealing I keep thinking of potential use cases.

John


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Dane Trethowan
Sent: 16 May 2018 11:32
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] Intel Nuc

Hi!
For those looking for a box to use as say a media player by the bedside or something to hook up to the entertainment system in the lounge then you might like to take a look at some of Intel’s Nuc offerings.
I’ve built several of these machines here and what amazes me about the Nuc is what you get in the package.
I have one of the basic models in front of me on the desktop now, its around 4 inches square by 3 inches high and yet its dripping with functionality all over it.
Starting on the top lower left hand corner is the power button.
On the front panel are 2 USB 3.0 ports
On the left hand side is a SD card reader And on the back are 2 USB 3.0 ports, input for a power adapter, a HDMI port, headphones/optical digital audio out, VGA Video port and LAN port .
So that’s the connectors and then there’s the built-in stuff like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
This model is only a Dual Core unit running at 2.6GHZ but fast enough to browse the web, play media files, watch video and so on, I’ve not seen any sluggishness yet in all my tests with the Nuc machines I’ve had and again I’m using the very basic models.
This particular machine I’m using has 8GB of RAM installed and a 500GB to boot though storage wasn’t really an issue given the connectivity of this machine and given I have NAS storage available.
So a nice little piece of kit, the Nuc including parts worked out to well under $500.
I had to purchase the RAM and the Hard drive.
There are stores on eBay who will build the machine up to your particular specifications.








Re: Intel Nuc

John Gurd
 

Thanks Dane (I think)
I never heard of these but have been checking them out and discovered an outlet builds them nearby. I only looked out of curiosity but now I am so tempted.... I don't really need one but they are so appealing I keep thinking of potential use cases.

John

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Dane Trethowan
Sent: 16 May 2018 11:32
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] Intel Nuc

Hi!
For those looking for a box to use as say a media player by the bedside or something to hook up to the entertainment system in the lounge then you might like to take a look at some of Intel’s Nuc offerings.
I’ve built several of these machines here and what amazes me about the Nuc is what you get in the package.
I have one of the basic models in front of me on the desktop now, its around 4 inches square by 3 inches high and yet its dripping with functionality all over it.
Starting on the top lower left hand corner is the power button.
On the front panel are 2 USB 3.0 ports
On the left hand side is a SD card reader And on the back are 2 USB 3.0 ports, input for a power adapter, a HDMI port, headphones/optical digital audio out, VGA Video port and LAN port .
So that’s the connectors and then there’s the built-in stuff like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
This model is only a Dual Core unit running at 2.6GHZ but fast enough to browse the web, play media files, watch video and so on, I’ve not seen any sluggishness yet in all my tests with the Nuc machines I’ve had and again I’m using the very basic models.
This particular machine I’m using has 8GB of RAM installed and a 500GB to boot though storage wasn’t really an issue given the connectivity of this machine and given I have NAS storage available.
So a nice little piece of kit, the Nuc including parts worked out to well under $500.
I had to purchase the RAM and the Hard drive.
There are stores on eBay who will build the machine up to your particular specifications.

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