Xubuntu 16.04 - DVD playback

  • 20 October 2017
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VLC playing a DVD

A couple of days ago I mentioned that I deleted Windows 10 completely from my desktop computer and installed Xubuntu across the SSD (boot and root partition) and hard drive (/home folder). The hard drive I formatted a little bit differently, I chose to use the XFS file system. There are a number of articles and discussions floating about the Internet that hint that XFS is better at handling large files (this arstechnica thread is one such example).

KODI: Naming double disc movies

  • 23 September 2017
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KODI 17.04

This afternoon I was out scouring for some new movies for my already largish collection of 800+ DVDs. I didn't find much this afternoon, but ended up picking up the movie The Right Stuff. I haven't watched the movie yet, but it appears to be the events leading up to the launch of the Mercury rocket. I checked the DVD and noticed it had 2 sides, both of which were unblemished, but oddly both wide screen. It wasn't until I got home that I noticed the movie is just over 3 hours long (explaining the two sides).


Netflix on Android disappoints

  • 11 September 2017
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I tried Netflix for the first time on our Zoomtak T8H quad core Android box and I must say the experience was pretty disappointing. I want to make it very clear this is just my opinion, your experience might be a lot different. To me Netflix is nothing but a glorified web streaming mess of HTML 5 code reliant on Google Chrome. The user interface on Android is simply terrible.