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re: Converting MKV video to MP4 - LSUDropout
[quote]Handbrake can re encode MKV to MP4, but it takes awhile. I use Subler which remuxes the MKV to MP4. It only takes a few minutes to do a ~4 GB file where Handbrake takes about an hour, depending on your processor speed.[/quote] I'm guessing the file size remains unchanged, yes? I use Handb...


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re: Where should i have my media server running and which one (plex,XBMC) - LSUDropout
As far as which to run; a lot of people run Plex and from what I hear, it just works. I rarely hear of people having issues with it. I've been running Media Browser which I've liked a lot. A buddy of mine runs Media Browser AND Plex on the same box, so truth be told, you're not even really li...


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re: Wifi help - LSUDropout
Is this Windows 7/8? If so, if you right click your SSID and select "Properties". Under the 'Connection' tab, is "Connect automatically when this network is in range." checked? ...


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re: Where should i have my media server running and which one (plex,XBMC) - LSUDropout
Will you be able to put the laptop on a wired connection, or will it be wireless? I'm not sure you'll want to run your media server over a wireless connection. It may work ok over wireless, but in most cases you'd want your server on the wire....


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re: Where should i have my media server running and which one (plex,XBMC) - LSUDropout
I would imagine a lot of those devices would be client only devices and would not even be capable of running the server software. You mention running it on the PS3, but I'm not aware of the PS3 having the ability to act as a media server, only a client (perhaps I'm wrong, idk). Though it may hav...


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re: Wired peer-to-peer network question - LSUDropout
The Win7 boxes and the WinXP box should all be using SMB for file shares, so there shouldn't be any interoperability issues as far as sharing files....


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re: Wired peer-to-peer network question - LSUDropout
When he says peer-to-peer I think he just means that there is no dedicated server. It sounds like he is still on a typical switched network. ETA: A networked XP machine shouldn't have issues communicating with networked Win7 machines, but can you give some specifics about what is done over the n...


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re: installing windows 8.1 from a usb stick..anyone done this? - LSUDropout
I just did this recently with Windows 7, I would imagine the process is the same for 8.1 as all you're really doing is creating a bootable USB from an ISO file. I first tried the windows utility, but I was having issues. I downloaded a tool called Rufus and it worked perfect. [link=(https://r...


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re: Comcast Says It'll Offer Gigabit Internet This Year - LSUDropout
Yeah, your connection to any particular site/service is only going to be as good as the weakest (slowest) link. Connections to different sites/services traverse different paths, and thus different providers. It is also completely possible, if not likly, that the weakest link may not even be n...


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re: new laptop with an i5-4200U shouldn't be slow...but it is... - LSUDropout
Your battery is about to run out. Does 8.1 have an option to "Show process from all users" like 7/XP does? If so, you may want to ensure that option is selected as it could be a system owned process utilizing the disk....


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re: Best software for ripping BluRays? - LSUDropout
Add another for MakeMKV and Handbrake. I've been using these non-stop for the past couple of days building my library. They take a small bit of knowledge to use, but they have worked flawless for me....


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re: Media Server Software - LSUDropout
Yes, I mean remotely via iPhone/iPad....


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re: Media Server Software - LSUDropout
I'll be streaming both local and over the internet. Clients will be a mix of roku and NUCs(probably running XBMC). I'd prefer the software itself be installed on the same drive as my OS, but all of my media will be on a NAS....


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Media Server Software - LSUDropout
I believe Plex is probably a favorite among most people, but does anybody have any experience with Media Browser? I'm considering going the route of Media Browser on my HTPC, but I was curious if anyone had any personal experience with it....


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re: Sony will release The Interview on Crackle for free - LSUDropout
Did they give a date for the release? I didn't see one mentioned in the article....


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re: Tops.. How journalists skew data - LSUDropout
This report was silly to me. The TOPS program doesn't involve color. It is a merit based scholarship which is available to anyone who meets the criteria, regardless of color or socioeconomic background. If whites are being awarded TOPS scholarships at a disproportionate rate over blacks the f...


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re: Girl sues parents for college tuition - LSUDropout
[quote]Do children have a right to a college education financed by their parents assuming the parents have the ability to pay?[/quote] Obvious answer to me is no. I'm not even really clear on what grounds this can be argued for....


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re: Looking to convert time into mph - LSUDropout
[quote]Divide 60 by the time in minutes, that will give mph assuming the distance was 1 mile. [/quote] If he is clocking in seconds he can just do (3600/Secs). No?...


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re: Is anyone else embarrassed about the state of our space program? - LSUDropout
The benefit of the space program, from a tax payer perspective, certainly isn't just pride. The end destination (Mars in the case of SLS/Orion) is a great goal that I would love to see us achieve, however, the technological advancements made in the process of getting there are the biggest immediate...


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re: NASA has Launched Orion Spacecraft ..splash down successful! - LSUDropout
Not sure if it has been mentioned in this thread, but that Orion spacecraft was actually built at NASA's Michoud facility in New Orleans. ...


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