This is realy cool and what I have been waiting for – I think. Basicaly it is a transmitter-recevier solution for HD over IP. From the video it looks like it actualy does multicast. The only thing that I need to figure out is it ends up being pretty expensive to setup at the start, 250 per receiver and 300 per x-miter -it may be cheaper to just get another cable box.
The bigest advantage I currently see would be the need to only have a single media PC for any point in the house, instead of some additional local solution. I would still have the multi channel issue – but we are only 2 in the house.
Found this while trying to setup a server who’s mouse did not work.
This is geeky – but hey pretty cool !! Using a command called netsh, you can reconfigure your IP from the command line. Not as nice as Unix tools, but it allows for some automation. The cool one is to dump and reload your config from a file. Anyway – check it out at Configure TCP/IP from the Command Prompt
This is something that has been bugging me ever since I got a digital camera that could do video – how do you rotate a “portrait” video back to “landscape”. Recently a friend asked me to do this for something important – a video she took for “The children’s wish foundation” so I looked a little more. I finaly found how to do it with mencoder at Scott Hanselman’s site.
He even goes into describing the flags for the tool – which is always good. As well, to make things cleaner, how to get the aspect ratio back to 4:3. I now have a few videos to rotate.
Cool – a nice small tutorial on Strobist: How to Photograph Christmas Lights. This is great – I’ll need to try it.
Crap … this would make my home music server a little obsolete … Eos Speakers Put a Virtual iPod in Every Room – Gizmodo