Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Samsung Galaxy S2 i9100 get 15 days battery life with NeatROM Lite v4.0

Installed NeatROM Lite v4.0 and here is my battery life.

Very impressive, since this S2 as my secondary phone and just minimal daily usage of totally receiving and making a call and text message and also taking pictures and videos. No others apps installed, only dropbox, titanium backup flash player, gmail, yahoomail, google drive, maps and xbmc remote.

RAM only 289MB

more details about this ROM here :

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Twonky Server 7.0.11 can see full 1TB USB External Hard Drive on DLink DNS 320L as Media Storage

Installed Twonky Server 7.0.11 on my DLink DNS-320L NAS as a media server for UPC Horizon TV Service with Samsung SMT-G7400 Setupbox (STB).

I will put here my installation details of my installation process as for my future reference elsewhere. The installation just straight forward as guide from a few websites (forums and blogger).

DLink DNS-320L has 1 USB port with it, and this USB port only can be used as Printer Server, UPS or Backup USB Drive. I tried to attach 1TB usb external HDD (LaCie P'9231 Desktop Drive) on it, and DNS-320L recognize it as another hard drive full 1TB capacity (NTFS Format).

System Management > USB Devices

DLink DNS-320L with 2 installed HDD plus 1TB USB HDD

Then I successfull to map this 1TB USB HDD as network drive through my Laptop (Windows 7).

Network Drives from DNS-320L

Originally, I attached this 1TB LaCie on my HTPC (Acer Revo R3610 with Windows 7 and XBMCbuntu) for media storage (full of my DVD/BD Rip Movies). So now it attached into DLink DNS-320L via USB and I tried to add it as media files (Multimedia Services on DNS 320L), but it won't shown as another storage to add  in multimedia services.

DLink DNS-320L Media Storage

But in Twonky Server, I can add this 1TB USB HDD on DNS-320L as media storage.

Twonky Server 7.0.11 on DNS-320L Media Storage

Bottom line is I can see all my movies inside LaCie from my setupbox (UPC Horizon - Samsung SMT-G7400) via Twonky Server (DNS-320L) without need to ON or setup another MediaServer/Machine.

Here snap from Twonky Server on DNS-320L via SetUpBox UPC Horizon (Samsung SMT-G7400)

Twonky Server on DNS-320L

And here snap from DLink DNS-320L Multimedia Services via SetUpBox UPC Horizon (Samsung SMT-G7400)

DNS-320L Multimedia Server

Next : I will try to add 2 or 3 USB External HDD into DLink DNS-320L through USB Hub, and see if this tiny NAS either can recognise and render it or not (DNS-320L FW or Twonky Server)

Monday, February 10, 2014

Update or Upgrade Standalone XBMC XBMCBuntu XBMCLive

Just for my future reference also.

Update or Upgrade standalone XBMC / XBMCBuntu / XBMCLive

XBMCbuntu 12.1 to 12.2 (released 3rd May 2013) - upgrade 31/01/2014

waiting for version 12.3 release for xbmcbuntu / xbmcfreak / xbmclive

Switch on XBMC Revo, then from different computer in same network.

Fire up putty.

Put in up address on revo

sudo apt-get install python-software-properties pkg-config 
sudo add-apt-repository -r ppa:whatever-ppa-you-have-now 
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:whatever-ppa-here 
sudo apt-get update  
sudo apt-get upgrade 
sudo apt-get install xbmc xbmc.bin

Resources :