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Re: More Audio/Video: VLC

Tom Kaufman
 

Surprisingly enough, I cannot find VLC in Program Files as this is where I
expected it would be! So again...I'm afraid I am totally lost! I think I
know what you're trying to get me to do (use Windows to change what opens
with VLC and what doesn't) but somehow, I am not getting how you accomplish
this! As far as I can tell, there is absolutely nothing (and I do mean
NOTHING) in VLC that indicates to me in language that I can understand that
you can tell VLC what files you want it to play, such as you can in Winamp!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 6:03 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hi Tom.

VLC has got to be somewhere on your c drive; mostly likely in "program
files". Can you find it using Windows Explorer? That is, navigate to your c:
drive, and locate it? If you can do that, you'll be set. How do you normally
load vlc anyway, when you don't use File Explorer to click on a video, which
automatically opens the program?

I know this isn't the permanent solution you want, but for now, can't you
open up VLC, and then open the video from there? You can do this using
ctrl-o from within VLC. Then you'll get the standard dialog box where you
can use your arrows to navigate to the location of the video.

I know time is a precious thing, but from one Windows user to another, I am
going to give you the best piece of advice I possibly can: learn as much
about the Windows file system as you can, and find out where your programs
store everything on your hard disk. Trust me, it will save you so much time
and furstration in the long run.

If you have skype, I could possibly listen to you and your computer in
realtime and help further. I'm not actually set up to use it here, but I've
meaning to do it for a while anyway.


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: May 21, 2018 4:19 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Well maybe that leaves me out, for when it comes to finding file paths and
such, it's all "Greek" to me! But I'll re-read this message and see if I
can make sense out of it! For now, what I see when I go to "browse" is
nothing like what you are saying! Please pardon my ignorance!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:09 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Tom.

When you hit "browse", you have to go directly to the path of the executable
file for the program (in this case, vlc).
In my case, running Windows 10, it's:
C:\program files\VideoLAN\VLC\VLC.exe
It might not be exactly the same for you, but it should be very similar. You
are going to have to hunt for it. *grins*


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: May 21, 2018 10:52 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

I chose "browse" but VLC wasn't there! Will look at this again later!
Thanks!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Aman
Singer
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:26 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hi,

If VLC isn't in the list, click "choose another program" or
"browse", depending on your version of Windows, and find the executable for
VLC. This will add it to the list and you can then select it and check the
box to use this program in future.
HTH,
Aman


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:19 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hello Aman: Well at least what you suggested was easy enough to follow!
Unfortunately it won't work as VLC isn't in the list! All I know is, I used
to hit my little shortcut on my desk top to this video and it would come
right up in VLC! But not anymore! For whatever reason, Winamp comes up
(and I don't have the video) just audio! So then I went into Winamp's
"preferences" I unchecked "MP4. So now it insists in coming up in Windows
Media...which isn't what I want! But thanks for your help so far!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Aman
Singer
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:04 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hi,

If I may ask, why not shift+f10 on the video, select and enter on
"open with", then select and enter on "choose default program", then select
VLC and check the box that says "always open this file type with this
program"? This will open all mp4 files with VLC in future. If you only want
this particular video to open with VLC, and want other MP4 files to open
with something else, this should be possible but is a bit more unusual. Let
me know and I'll write up a set of instructions which might work to open a
single file with VLC.
HTH,
Aman


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 2:51 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hello again list: Can someone please tell me where I go in VLC to locate
file association types? Am still trying to get my video to play in VLC.but
having no luck! So far, I have gone into Winamp and unchecked MP4; result:
my video will now play in Windows Media.not what I want! I find nothing in
VLC that tells me "file associations" as you find in Winamp! But maybe it
is that I don't know where to look or how to get there! So help would be
much appreciated!

Tom Kaufman


Re: More Audio/Video: VLC

JM Casey <crystallogic@...>
 

Hey Tom.

Sorry if I wasn't clear about this, but I did try to explain to you that you
should do this file association setup from within Windows, and not within
VLC. I also told you where to go in VLC to get to its own file associations
screen, but mentioned that I do not think it's very accessible. So for this,
and for the reason that Windows just works better if you use its own
settings to control default programs, you should do it within windows
itself. I even gave you a nice quick way to do this, that should work, but
in order to do it you need to actually find the location of a video file on
your drive, so you can access the properties dialog box, which you get to
with the alt-enter keystroke. From there, you can press the "change" button,
located in close proximity to the file name (hit tab once and you should get
to it, I think). Then the "how do you want to open this type of file" dialog
will appear. I know you've seen that one before. Did you try the "choose
from a list of programs" button? I know you said using "browse" did not
result in you finding the path to your VLC program. But maybe it is still in
your list of possible video players. It should be. If you get the "play in
vlc" option in your context menu for video files, it will definitely be in
your list of possible players. Don't forget to check that box which tells
windows to always use that particular program.

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: May 21, 2018 2:51 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hello again list: Can someone please tell me where I go in VLC to locate
file association types? Am still trying to get my video to play in VLC.but
having no luck! So far, I have gone into Winamp and unchecked MP4; result:
my video will now play in Windows Media.not what I want! I find nothing in
VLC that tells me "file associations" as you find in Winamp! But maybe it
is that I don't know where to look or how to get there! So help would be
much appreciated!

Tom Kaufman


Re: More Audio/Video: VLC

JM Casey <crystallogic@...>
 

Hi Tom.

VLC has got to be somewhere on your c drive; mostly likely in "program
files". Can you find it using Windows Explorer? That is, navigate to your c:
drive, and locate it? If you can do that, you'll be set. How do you normally
load vlc anyway, when you don't use File Explorer to click on a video, which
automatically opens the program?

I know this isn't the permanent solution you want, but for now, can't you
open up VLC, and then open the video from there? You can do this using
ctrl-o from within VLC. Then you'll get the standard dialog box where you
can use your arrows to navigate to the location of the video.

I know time is a precious thing, but from one Windows user to another, I am
going to give you the best piece of advice I possibly can: learn as much
about the Windows file system as you can, and find out where your programs
store everything on your hard disk. Trust me, it will save you so much time
and furstration in the long run.

If you have skype, I could possibly listen to you and your computer in
realtime and help further. I'm not actually set up to use it here, but I've
meaning to do it for a while anyway.

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: May 21, 2018 4:19 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Well maybe that leaves me out, for when it comes to finding file paths and
such, it's all "Greek" to me! But I'll re-read this message and see if I
can make sense out of it! For now, what I see when I go to "browse" is
nothing like what you are saying! Please pardon my ignorance!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:09 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Tom.

When you hit "browse", you have to go directly to the path of the executable
file for the program (in this case, vlc).
In my case, running Windows 10, it's:
C:\program files\VideoLAN\VLC\VLC.exe
It might not be exactly the same for you, but it should be very similar. You
are going to have to hunt for it. *grins*


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: May 21, 2018 10:52 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

I chose "browse" but VLC wasn't there! Will look at this again later!
Thanks!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Aman
Singer
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:26 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hi,

If VLC isn't in the list, click "choose another program" or
"browse", depending on your version of Windows, and find the executable for
VLC. This will add it to the list and you can then select it and check the
box to use this program in future.
HTH,
Aman


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:19 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hello Aman: Well at least what you suggested was easy enough to follow!
Unfortunately it won't work as VLC isn't in the list! All I know is, I used
to hit my little shortcut on my desk top to this video and it would come
right up in VLC! But not anymore! For whatever reason, Winamp comes up
(and I don't have the video) just audio! So then I went into Winamp's
"preferences" I unchecked "MP4. So now it insists in coming up in Windows
Media...which isn't what I want! But thanks for your help so far!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Aman
Singer
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:04 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hi,

If I may ask, why not shift+f10 on the video, select and enter on
"open with", then select and enter on "choose default program", then select
VLC and check the box that says "always open this file type with this
program"? This will open all mp4 files with VLC in future. If you only want
this particular video to open with VLC, and want other MP4 files to open
with something else, this should be possible but is a bit more unusual. Let
me know and I'll write up a set of instructions which might work to open a
single file with VLC.
HTH,
Aman


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 2:51 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hello again list: Can someone please tell me where I go in VLC to locate
file association types? Am still trying to get my video to play in VLC.but
having no luck! So far, I have gone into Winamp and unchecked MP4; result:
my video will now play in Windows Media.not what I want! I find nothing in
VLC that tells me "file associations" as you find in Winamp! But maybe it
is that I don't know where to look or how to get there! So help would be
much appreciated!

Tom Kaufman


Re: More Audio/Video: VLC

Tom Kaufman
 

Well maybe that leaves me out, for when it comes to finding file paths and
such, it's all "Greek" to me! But I'll re-read this message and see if I
can make sense out of it! For now, what I see when I go to "browse" is
nothing like what you are saying! Please pardon my ignorance!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of JM Casey
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:09 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Tom.

When you hit "browse", you have to go directly to the path of the executable
file for the program (in this case, vlc).
In my case, running Windows 10, it's:
C:\program files\VideoLAN\VLC\VLC.exe
It might not be exactly the same for you, but it should be very similar. You
are going to have to hunt for it. *grins*


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: May 21, 2018 10:52 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

I chose "browse" but VLC wasn't there! Will look at this again later!
Thanks!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Aman
Singer
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:26 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hi,

If VLC isn't in the list, click "choose another program" or
"browse", depending on your version of Windows, and find the executable for
VLC. This will add it to the list and you can then select it and check the
box to use this program in future.
HTH,
Aman


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:19 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hello Aman: Well at least what you suggested was easy enough to follow!
Unfortunately it won't work as VLC isn't in the list! All I know is, I used
to hit my little shortcut on my desk top to this video and it would come
right up in VLC! But not anymore! For whatever reason, Winamp comes up
(and I don't have the video) just audio! So then I went into Winamp's
"preferences" I unchecked "MP4. So now it insists in coming up in Windows
Media...which isn't what I want! But thanks for your help so far!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Aman
Singer
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:04 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hi,

If I may ask, why not shift+f10 on the video, select and enter on
"open with", then select and enter on "choose default program", then select
VLC and check the box that says "always open this file type with this
program"? This will open all mp4 files with VLC in future. If you only want
this particular video to open with VLC, and want other MP4 files to open
with something else, this should be possible but is a bit more unusual. Let
me know and I'll write up a set of instructions which might work to open a
single file with VLC.
HTH,
Aman


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 2:51 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hello again list: Can someone please tell me where I go in VLC to locate
file association types? Am still trying to get my video to play in VLC.but
having no luck! So far, I have gone into Winamp and unchecked MP4; result:
my video will now play in Windows Media.not what I want! I find nothing in
VLC that tells me "file associations" as you find in Winamp! But maybe it
is that I don't know where to look or how to get there! So help would be
much appreciated!

Tom Kaufman


Re: Intel Nuc

Dane Trethowan <grtdane@...>
 

I guess you'll find out for certain before long <smile>
I hope you're not going to have to pay some ridiculous sum to get that drive replaced

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Anders Holmberg
Sent: Tuesday, 22 May 2018 6:02 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Intel Nuc

Hi!
THe older models can be modified but the newer mac mini can’t from what i know.
/A

21 maj 2018 kl. 20:10 skrev Dane Trethowan <grtdane@internode.on.net>:

Right I see.
Well so long as the machine is working the speed of the hard drive really has nothing to do with the VPN server so if you're replacing the drive just because you wish to start a VPN server then you're just wasting money and time.
On the other hand - if the drive is failing - then yep its time to do something about it though I'm not sure what can be done about it? I was always given to understand that - apart from the memory - those Mac Mini's were sealed units thus the drive can't be touched.


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Anders
Holmberg
Sent: Tuesday, 22 May 2018 1:51 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Intel Nuc

Hi!
Its an old mid 2011 mac mini that came with a terrably slow 5.4 rpm physical drive.
I will get rid of that and then get me an ssd and turn it into a vpn server.
/A

21 maj 2018 kl. 17:36 skrev Dane Trethowan <grtdane@internode.on.net>:

Sorry, what do you need a SSD for in order to turn your Mac Mini into a VPN server? All the necessary hardware and software is already there.


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Anders
Holmberg
Sent: Tuesday, 22 May 2018 1:26 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Intel Nuc

Hi!
I certainly would build my own vpn server.
BUt this will happen with my mac mini once i have got an ssd for it.
/A

19 maj 2018 kl. 22:31 skrev Dane Trethowan <grtdane@internode.on.net>:

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

Anders Holmberg
 

Hi!
THe older models can be modified but the newer mac mini can’t from what i know.
/A

21 maj 2018 kl. 20:10 skrev Dane Trethowan <grtdane@internode.on.net>:

Right I see.
Well so long as the machine is working the speed of the hard drive really has nothing to do with the VPN server so if you're replacing the drive just because you wish to start a VPN server then you're just wasting money and time.
On the other hand - if the drive is failing - then yep its time to do something about it though I'm not sure what can be done about it? I was always given to understand that - apart from the memory - those Mac Mini's were sealed units thus the drive can't be touched.


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Anders Holmberg
Sent: Tuesday, 22 May 2018 1:51 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Intel Nuc

Hi!
Its an old mid 2011 mac mini that came with a terrably slow 5.4 rpm physical drive.
I will get rid of that and then get me an ssd and turn it into a vpn server.
/A

21 maj 2018 kl. 17:36 skrev Dane Trethowan <grtdane@internode.on.net>:

Sorry, what do you need a SSD for in order to turn your Mac Mini into a VPN server? All the necessary hardware and software is already there.


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Anders
Holmberg
Sent: Tuesday, 22 May 2018 1:26 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Intel Nuc

Hi!
I certainly would build my own vpn server.
BUt this will happen with my mac mini once i have got an ssd for it.
/A

19 maj 2018 kl. 22:31 skrev Dane Trethowan <grtdane@internode.on.net>:

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: tagging music

Joe Paton
 

John,

Change the 0 at the end of the link, to a 1


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


Re: More Audio/Video: VLC

JM Casey <crystallogic@...>
 

Tom.

When you hit "browse", you have to go directly to the path of the executable
file for the program (in this case, vlc).
In my case, running Windows 10, it's:
C:\program files\VideoLAN\VLC\VLC.exe
It might not be exactly the same for you, but it should be very similar. You
are going to have to hunt for it. *grins*

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: May 21, 2018 10:52 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

I chose "browse" but VLC wasn't there! Will look at this again later!
Thanks!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Aman
Singer
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:26 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hi,

If VLC isn't in the list, click "choose another program" or
"browse", depending on your version of Windows, and find the executable for
VLC. This will add it to the list and you can then select it and check the
box to use this program in future.
HTH,
Aman


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:19 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hello Aman: Well at least what you suggested was easy enough to follow!
Unfortunately it won't work as VLC isn't in the list! All I know is, I used
to hit my little shortcut on my desk top to this video and it would come
right up in VLC! But not anymore! For whatever reason, Winamp comes up
(and I don't have the video) just audio! So then I went into Winamp's
"preferences" I unchecked "MP4. So now it insists in coming up in Windows
Media...which isn't what I want! But thanks for your help so far!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Aman
Singer
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:04 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hi,

If I may ask, why not shift+f10 on the video, select and enter on
"open with", then select and enter on "choose default program", then select
VLC and check the box that says "always open this file type with this
program"? This will open all mp4 files with VLC in future. If you only want
this particular video to open with VLC, and want other MP4 files to open
with something else, this should be possible but is a bit more unusual. Let
me know and I'll write up a set of instructions which might work to open a
single file with VLC.
HTH,
Aman


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 2:51 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hello again list: Can someone please tell me where I go in VLC to locate
file association types? Am still trying to get my video to play in VLC.but
having no luck! So far, I have gone into Winamp and unchecked MP4; result:
my video will now play in Windows Media.not what I want! I find nothing in
VLC that tells me "file associations" as you find in Winamp! But maybe it
is that I don't know where to look or how to get there! So help would be
much appreciated!

Tom Kaufman


Re: Winamp very slow to load.

JM Casey <crystallogic@...>
 

Not sure. This is not happening on my Windows 10 machine, running the last stable build of winamp, which is 5.666 or something. This is the version recommended for windows 10 users, but nevertheless, I did try older versions first and they did not load apreciably slower. All I can suggest is searching on the Internet/forums using google to see if anyone else has had the same problem. I'd say this saves my arse nine times out of ten when I have a technical issue; ther'es usually someone else who's experiecned the same thing somewhere.

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of adam morris
Sent: May 21, 2018 5:49 AM
To: all audio
Subject: [all-audio] Winamp very slow to load.

Hi all,
Running windows10 home.
Winamp seems to take over a minute to load when playing mp3 files.
If I open the same file using groove music or another program it opens instantly.
Have removed winamp and reinstalled again with the same result.
No plugins are installed in winamp.
Have temporarily disabled anti virus with the same result.

Any ideas?

TIA.


--

Adam Morris
Jaws certified 2016
Email, iMessage & FaceTime
adam@damorris.com


Re: Intel Nuc

Dane Trethowan <grtdane@...>
 

Right I see.
Well so long as the machine is working the speed of the hard drive really has nothing to do with the VPN server so if you're replacing the drive just because you wish to start a VPN server then you're just wasting money and time.
On the other hand - if the drive is failing - then yep its time to do something about it though I'm not sure what can be done about it? I was always given to understand that - apart from the memory - those Mac Mini's were sealed units thus the drive can't be touched.

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Anders Holmberg
Sent: Tuesday, 22 May 2018 1:51 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Intel Nuc

Hi!
Its an old mid 2011 mac mini that came with a terrably slow 5.4 rpm physical drive.
I will get rid of that and then get me an ssd and turn it into a vpn server.
/A

21 maj 2018 kl. 17:36 skrev Dane Trethowan <grtdane@internode.on.net>:

Sorry, what do you need a SSD for in order to turn your Mac Mini into a VPN server? All the necessary hardware and software is already there.


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Anders
Holmberg
Sent: Tuesday, 22 May 2018 1:26 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Intel Nuc

Hi!
I certainly would build my own vpn server.
BUt this will happen with my mac mini once i have got an ssd for it.
/A

19 maj 2018 kl. 22:31 skrev Dane Trethowan <grtdane@internode.on.net>:

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

Anders Holmberg
 

Hi!
Its an old mid 2011 mac mini that came with a terrably slow 5.4 rpm physical drive.
I will get rid of that and then get me an ssd and turn it into a vpn server.
/A

21 maj 2018 kl. 17:36 skrev Dane Trethowan <grtdane@internode.on.net>:

Sorry, what do you need a SSD for in order to turn your Mac Mini into a VPN server? All the necessary hardware and software is already there.


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Anders Holmberg
Sent: Tuesday, 22 May 2018 1:26 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Intel Nuc

Hi!
I certainly would build my own vpn server.
BUt this will happen with my mac mini once i have got an ssd for it.
/A

19 maj 2018 kl. 22:31 skrev Dane Trethowan <grtdane@internode.on.net>:

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@...>
 

Sorry, what do you need a SSD for in order to turn your Mac Mini into a VPN server? All the necessary hardware and software is already there.

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Anders Holmberg
Sent: Tuesday, 22 May 2018 1:26 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Intel Nuc

Hi!
I certainly would build my own vpn server.
BUt this will happen with my mac mini once i have got an ssd for it.
/A

19 maj 2018 kl. 22:31 skrev Dane Trethowan <grtdane@internode.on.net>:

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@...>
 

There's plenty of time to do all this sort of stuff.
Many other people - including those who have disabilities - are discovering Raspberry Pi, Intel Nuc and Goodness knows how many other devices.
As we've pointed out here the really nice thing about all this stuff is that hits affordable in the main and you can easily programme these devices to do your will and - if you can't - then there's usually plenty of kits and projects to give you a hand.
There is at least one magazine published regularly now dedicated to the raspberry Pi for example.
Getting back to the audio side of things the great advantage of LYNUX based machines is that there are no constraints when it comes to sound devices, I mentioned my Raspberry Pi field recorder for want of a better description.
With a Windows machine the added sound device may not work or if it does Windows limits the performance of the device unless specific drivers are installed.
With the Raspberry Pi and other LINUX system the performance of the Sound Device and quality of such is only limited by the Sound Device's hardware.

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io <all-audio@groups.io> On Behalf Of Anders Holmberg
Sent: Tuesday, 22 May 2018 1:24 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Intel Nuc

Hi!
Yes i see that there are tons of tutorials out there.
Its just me who have to kick myself in the but and go do it.
/A

19 maj 2018 kl. 22:29 skrev Dane Trethowan <grtdane@internode.on.net>:

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: Intel Nuc

Anders Holmberg
 

Hi!
I certainly would build my own vpn server.
BUt this will happen with my mac mini once i have got an ssd for it.
/A

19 maj 2018 kl. 22:31 skrev Dane Trethowan <grtdane@internode.on.net>:

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

Anders Holmberg
 

Hi!
Yes i see that there are tons of tutorials out there.
Its just me who have to kick myself in the but and go do it.
/A

19 maj 2018 kl. 22:29 skrev Dane Trethowan <grtdane@internode.on.net>:

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: More Audio/Video: VLC

Tom Kaufman
 

I chose "browse" but VLC wasn't there! Will look at this again later!
Thanks!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Aman
Singer
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:26 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hi,

If VLC isn't in the list, click "choose another program" or
"browse", depending on your version of Windows, and find the executable for
VLC. This will add it to the list and you can then select it and check the
box to use this program in future.
HTH,
Aman


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:19 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hello Aman: Well at least what you suggested was easy enough to follow!
Unfortunately it won't work as VLC isn't in the list! All I know is, I used
to hit my little shortcut on my desk top to this video and it would come
right up in VLC! But not anymore! For whatever reason, Winamp comes up
(and I don't have the video) just audio! So then I went into Winamp's
"preferences" I unchecked "MP4. So now it insists in coming up in Windows
Media...which isn't what I want! But thanks for your help so far!
Tom Kaufman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Aman
Singer
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:04 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hi,

If I may ask, why not shift+f10 on the video, select and enter on
"open with", then select and enter on "choose default program", then select
VLC and check the box that says "always open this file type with this
program"? This will open all mp4 files with VLC in future. If you only want
this particular video to open with VLC, and want other MP4 files to open
with something else, this should be possible but is a bit more unusual. Let
me know and I'll write up a set of instructions which might work to open a
single file with VLC.
HTH,
Aman


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of Tom
Kaufman
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 2:51 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: [all-audio] More Audio/Video: VLC

Hello again list: Can someone please tell me where I go in VLC to locate
file association types? Am still trying to get my video to play in VLC.but
having no luck! So far, I have gone into Winamp and unchecked MP4; result:
my video will now play in Windows Media.not what I want! I find nothing in
VLC that tells me "file associations" as you find in Winamp! But maybe it
is that I don't know where to look or how to get there! So help would be
much appreciated!

Tom Kaufman


Seeking tips/tricks for using a Cool Stream Pro device

Gerardo Corripio
 

I've been on here for several weeks, but first time posting to you'll. I've got from an uncle who no longer uses it, a Cool Stream Pro device: this device allows you to use stereos and other speakers lacking Bluetooth capabilities, as Bluetooth speakers, which is something I've always longed for! but I've got several questions, hoping there might be someone out there with one of these:

1. There's a switch on the middle of the device, which I imagine for
charging it's on the right position, which is where my uncle left
it? I've on the stereo's iPod dock and it feels warm. I imagine it's
charging?
2. Is this device both a transmitter and a receiver? Or what is the
switch to the left for?
3. I've a Panasonic Stereo System from 2013, whose model has an iPod
30-pin dock; my original plan was to connect the Cool Stream Pro to
this stereo's 30-pin iPod dock for using it stereo as a bluetooth
speaker, but sadly I plug into the dock, but no audio comes out of
my stereo as one would expect! I tested the device with another
smaller speaker with also an iPod dock, and it works beautifully! So
I'm not understanding if it's the stereo's fault, or what the deal
is, thus if any of you guys would happen to know? I move the switch
to either side, but still no audio comes out through the stereo's
speakers!
4. As a last resort, I plan to use the Cool Stream device for my
upstairs stereo which is a Samsung, with no Bluetooth capabilities,
or 30-pin iPhone/iPod connector, thus I'd like to imagine that by
connecting the Auxiliary cable from my stereo to the Cool Stream's
jack, this would work?

Thanks for any info, or trips/tricks offered. I want to get the most use i can out of this device.
--
Gera
Enviado desde Thunderbird


Re: Intel Nuc

 

is there a website that I can look at so I can get a idea of what comes on the board

this all most sounds like a rasburry pie
Hank

On 5/21/2018 12:31 AM, Aman Singer wrote:
Hi,

It all depends what you want. You can pay $10 and you can pay $200 or more, depending on what's on the board, what accessories you want, etc. Note, also that many of the routers that support openwrt/wede will also work in similar ways to single board computers and can sometimes be cheaper than equivalent single board units.
HTH,
Aman


-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of The Wolf
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 12:23 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Intel Nuc

how much is the single bored ones normally?
On 5/20/2018 8:09 PM, Aman Singer wrote:
Hi,

The machines aren't ends in themselves, remember. I like the single board machines because they're so easy to destroy and rebuild, they're like virtual machines in that way. I also like them because they're so easy to move and so cheap. Therefore, anything you want to do with them is going to be quick and easy to recover from if you make a mistake. They're a more or less safe way to experiment with different things. They're also useful for tightly integrated single tasks without wasting power, as Dane and others here have said. I, for example, use one as a NAS, one as a VPN server,, etc. BTW, to comment on your VPN idea, I would use something like Algo VPN to get a connection into the UK if you want that sort of thing. You can have your VPN in the cloud and destroy it when you're done with it.
The NUC units are nice, particularly for those of us who can't see, because they're basically an entire office in your pocket. You don't need to move a screen, therefore, you can pick up your machine and go wherever you want to or put your machine wherever you want to.
Finally, they are, or can be, just fun. I, for example, don't watch videos or listen to much audio. Instead of doing that, I play around learning a little bit about different software and hardware. Consider it another type of Netflix binging.
Having said all that, there is no duty to have lots of computers. They exist for us, we don't exist for them, if you find that one machine meets your needs, that's even better than having a ton of machines around. It can certainly cost less.
Aman

-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of
Anders Holmberg
Sent: Saturday, May 19, 2018 2:16 PM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] Intel Nuc

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.












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Re: Olympus LS-100 Demo

Hamit Campos
 

You'd have to email Neal at neal.ewers@ravenswood.org and ask for it. Cause Rick Harmon took down the Blind cool tech archive page. Otherwize I woulda said look on the blind cool tech archive Rick had on Blind Geek Zone. Oh well. But yeah just ask Neal for it.

On 5/21/2018 1:33 AM, George Zaynoun wrote:
I remember Niel Ewers did demo of this recorder and others as well, where can I find this demo please?


Re: OpenWebRX installs, works, but is not suitable

John Covici
 

I want to get some eyeballs to look at the screen and see what
happens, maybe I can get a wire and hook it up to the connector, its
not a connector I am familiar with.

On Mon, 21 May 2018 04:12:57 -0400,
Aman Singer wrote:

Hi John,

That's the next step. I'm having issues with the driver
installation on this machine (virtualhere over the network is all well and
good unless it isn't), so I'm going to get another machine and try a
straight connection via USB. I would be interested in your experience
with HDSDR if you have a few minutes.
Aman



-----Original Message-----
From: all-audio@groups.io [mailto:all-audio@groups.io] On Behalf Of John
Covici
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 3:59 AM
To: all-audio@groups.io
Subject: Re: [all-audio] OpenWebRX installs, works, but is not suitable

I wonder if hdsdr would allow you to change the frequency the way you
want. I was looking at the keyboard shortcuts, but have not tried to play
much.

On Sun, 20 May 2018 23:23:58 -0400,
Aman Singer wrote:

Hi all,



I have installed OpenWebRX on the Pi and it works fine.
However, it doesn't allow the changing of the frequency on the RTLSDR
from the web. The Kiwi, it seems, just changes the frequency on the
upconverter, I don't want the 0-30 megahertz spectrum, my goal here is
to get the higher bands. Though the request to be able to change the
centre frequency from the web has been sent to the developer, he
doesn't seem to be that interested

https://github.com/simonyiszk/openwebrx/issues/102

I am, therefore, still after an SDR application that
will let me accessibly use the dongle to access my frequency of
choice. Any views would be gratefully received, and I hope the report on
OpenWebRX is helpful.

Aman





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