Month: December 2011

Last day of the year

It’s hard to believe another year has flown by.

Got some things in mind for 2012, hopefully I will be able to complete everything in mind. If not, I will give it a good hot go.

No big plans for tonight. Hope everyone has a great New Years celebration.

New game – COD Modern Warfare 3

My lovely wife purchased me a copy of COD Modern Warfare 3 for PC. So I will install this when I get home.

Currently visiting wife’s parents in country NSW.

I will be curious to see how game plays in multiplayer mode to be honest. Will give me the chance to compare it to Battlefield 3.

Converting Kogan PVR ts files into mpeg streams on Mac OSX

If you own a Kogan TV which has the PVR feature built in, did you know you can take those recordings and convert them into mpeg streams and/or other formats post removing of adverts on Mac OSX.

Software Required:

You’ve already recorded the program on your Kogan TV using the PVR feature. Now take the external drive used to record on and connect to the Macintosh. Copy the *.TS file from the media and place somewhere. I like to create a folder. Once copied, you can eject the media from the Macintosh.

ProjectX is now used to demux the *.TS (transport stream) file and this will produce some additional files. The two important ones are *.mp* and *.mp*.

Using MPEG Streamclip open the *.mpv file, now you can cut out the adverts and anything else, so your only got the program you want minus all the extra stuff. Use save as to save out the finished product. This will save out a *.mpeg file which can now be used to convert into other formats as required with other tools. i.e. ffmpegx etc.

New hardware geek toys

Well I know I said I was going to get a SSD, but when it was all said and done I decided not too. As my machine is already fast enough when I play bf3. So thought I’d get something else.

I nearly got a hdhomerun when they first hit australia 3 years or more ago, but held off for other reasons, but I thought, I will get one of these instead. So told the wife to buy me one for my Birthday.

Intend on using it with Mythtv, and EyeTV on mac. It will be good to use Mythtv again, as I use to use it with Twinhan tuners years ago and wrote some wiki pages on it at Mythtv. One of those pages is here. Can’t seem to find the other one I wrote years ago.

In addition, I am also going to buy a Ubiquiti Unfi 802.11n internal access point, as those things look awesome and the features look great too. Will post my thoughts on it once I have it configured, really interested in the guest stuff it can do. Not to mention the controller/management software available.