Andrew Trembley (bovil) wrote,
Andrew Trembley

Well, it was a partial success...

I rebuilt ffmpeg. Still have some A/V sync problems. This isn't a surprise. The machine couldn't sync Matroska/h.264/mp3 videos under Windows. Just didn't have the processor power.

Everything else is running as well or better than when the machine was running Windows.

So notes?
  • Ubuntu Linux is perfectly fine and the install is dirt-simple
  • The CIFS (SMB, Samba, or Windows Networking client) support in Ubuntu is kind of weak
  • VLC Media Player isn’t bad, but the linux version doesn't support direct browsing for media over CIFS protocol
  • If you're going to have to mount your network media file system, and you have the option, NFS is a much better protocol choice for Linux.
  • MPlayer is an even simpler media playback tool than VLC, and it’s got a wide range of codec support
  • MythTV, while being pimped as a DIY DVR box, also provides a great front-end for accessing your media library and playing it through MPlayer

  • Cardio day

    219.5 lbs Nike+ 35'18" 10'08" pace 3.48 mi 539 cal Polar 1:00 1003 cal 154 avg hr 187 max hr Bodybugg 56'00" 713 cal 11.3 cal/min 5702 steps

  • Trainer day

    219 lbs Polar 35'36" (started recording 20 mins in) 328 cal 113 avg hr 141 max hr Bodybugg 38' 289 cal 5.6 cal/min 495 steps

  • Cardio day

    219.5 Nike+ 35'07" 10'18" pace 3.41 miles 525 calories Polar 1:29 1431 calories 151 avg heart rate 185 max heart rate Bodybugg 1:21 876 calories…

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