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Archive for August, 2009

ASRock ION 330 with XBMC Live Install

by on Aug.30, 2009, under xbmc

The 330 got her on last week Wednesday, I was a little busy last week so I am just getting around to doing the write up now.  I have some unboxing pictures, setup tips and overall review of the device running XBMC.  I do have to say I love this device!

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MP3FS

by on Aug.22, 2009, under Blog

I stumbled across this FUSE module that converts you use to transparently convert your FLAC files to MP3′s. The module does not decode your music and make copies of it, it does however convert the FLAC to MP3 when the files are accessed.

Why I wouldn’t I just encode the files to MP3 in the first place? Well that has been a great point of discussion I have had with lots of my friends and it requires the understanding of lossless vs lossy compression algorithms. I will admit I am a little bit of an audiophile and I like my music to stay in the highest quality and MP3′s just do not do that. A few people out there would argue you cant tell the difference, I would agree when listening to an iPod, but when listening on a high end home audio system there is a huge difference. Flac lets me keep my music on my file server to be played when ever I want at CD quality and now with MP3FS i don’t have to reconvert those files to MP3 to put them on my iPod.

Heres the link if you are interested.
http://mp3fs.sourceforge.net/

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ASRock Ion 330

by on Aug.19, 2009, under Projects

Just ordered myself a ASRock Ion 330!!!  I cant wait to get it and have XBMC up and running, of course I will be doing a full write up along with how setup your own.

For now you will have to be satisfied with these links. :D

ASRock Ion 330 @ Newegg

Nice blog post about the 330

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New Host

by on Aug.16, 2009, under Uncategorized

In the process of moving to a new host and possibly picking new blogging software.

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