Sunday, 28 November 2010

Using a Hauppauge Wintv Nova HD S2 DVBS card: Updated

Having recently rebuilt the media pc I was gratified to find the situation with the above DVBS card much improved since the last set up.

Turns out that nowdays all that's needed to get this card running in Ubuntu/Mythbuntu 10.10 is to quickly run the following:

sudo apt-get install linux-firmware-nonfree
Then restart and enjoy!

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

The blog lives! Also, get-iplayer...

So it does, I've not been posting much recently for a rather cheery reason, and that is that i've not encountered any bugfixes that seemed useful to put up. I've been happily linuxing along day to day with no troubles worth shouting about!

Change! Bugfixes! Bugs without fixes! No hope! All is Dark! Aaaaaargh!

Or at least that describes the first few hours of it fairly well. The reality is that a few weeks in, most of these things have been righted, either by the team at Canonical, or with the use of Google and the much appreciated help of the community at larges. Still, it means there's finally some stuff to post up on the blog. So live it does.

As does get-iplayer. This program is a fantastic little terminal tool for downloading or streaming the content from BBC's iplayer site. Previously i've used the Iplayer-desktop tool that runs on Adobe Air, but after becoming disillusioned with the stability of the program on my current system, I was gratified to find get-iplayer still working and being maintained. Old news, but worth a shout. If you're going to use it I highly suggest checking out the documentation page quickly, as it will make little sense otherwise.