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by Nick Scott
Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: share files with the world
Replies: 4
Views: 1916

Re: share files with the world

Hi, This is my first post as a raspberry pi user :). I got it a few weeks ago. I have configure the basic (Print server, samba server) for my home internal network and additionally I have given world access using dynamic DNS. And now a general question not specific of raspberryPi. I would like to s...
by Nick Scott
Mon May 21, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: mpd Web-Radio
Replies: 23
Views: 99260

Re: mpd Web-Radio

Ok, can't help you on the CPU usage then, but as to the port being blocked, I have seen that on my install at home (during setup, while restarting the service a few times). It would seem to be an MPD bug, where it doesn't correctly free the port when the service stops.
by Nick Scott
Fri May 18, 2012 12:51 am
Forum: Media centres
Topic: mpd Web-Radio
Replies: 23
Views: 99260

Re: mpd Web-Radio

I presume you have HTTP streaming enabled at the moment. From what I can tell, it re-encodes the MP3's when doing that. Can you try disabling HTTP streaming, restart MPD, and see what the CPU usage is?
by Nick Scott
Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:46 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Element 14 muck-around
Replies: 0
Views: 436

Re: Element 14 muck-around

<t>Ordered my Raspberry Pi on the 29th Feb, at about 6:10 (before the element14 website fell over, and as I had an account with element14 already, it was slightly quicker, I was straight on the site, and ordering it while it was still quick in NZ).  Was on the phone to them last week (sorting anothe...
by Nick Scott
Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Important new post on the front page - compliance!
Replies: 20
Views: 3164

Re: Important new post on the front page - compliance!

Or a glass of wine, and a evening to put your feet up and do sweet f.a. and not have to answer questions from those not bothering to read or search.
by Nick Scott
Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Add 2nd ethernet card?
Replies: 10
Views: 12703

Re: Add 2nd ethernet card?

<t>Jomn said: <br/> <br/> <br/> I wonder if it's possible to add an extra ethernet card to the Pi? I was thinking about a USB network card, but does it require a driver?<br/> <br/> I wonder because I want to use it with Smoothwall<br/> <br/> <br/> I would expect the drivers to be included with the d...
by Nick Scott
Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:36 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: DMX controller for LED architectural lighting
Replies: 25
Views: 17560

Re: DMX controller for LED architectural lighting

Even if Chamsys do not make an arm port of Magic Q, is there any reason you can't run it on another PC, and create a Artnet - DMX bridge with the Raspberry Pi (there is a linux software for that around).

Nick
by Nick Scott
Fri Oct 21, 2011 6:41 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Re-using a netbook screen with the RPi
Replies: 4
Views: 1259

Re: Re-using a netbook screen with the RPi

This is most likely not going to be easily achievable, as most laptop screens have a controller on the laptops main board, so to control it, you would need to track down one of those, to be able to take HDMI or VGA, and this will be almost impossible for most screens.
Nick
by Nick Scott
Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: In-car entertainment system
Replies: 20
Views: 9714

Re: In-car entertainment system

<t>Other thought for secondary battery (trying to think of something that's easy to install as well, and is easy to find a spot to hide it), would be an alarm battery. Could even run the whole system off that (and charge it when the engine is running) so that you don't risk draining your main batter...
by Nick Scott
Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: In-car entertainment system
Replies: 20
Views: 9714

Re: In-car entertainment system

<t>Another option would be looking at one of those car audio super capacitors. Connect it to a decent power source, when the car turns on it would charge it up, (the raspberry pi would be started at this time), and when the car starts, it won't turn off (more of an issue in Diesel's, where they have...
by Nick Scott
Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: [alpha tutorial] NAS, Torrent and DLNA headless server
Replies: 7
Views: 5353

Re: [alpha tutorial] NAS, Torrent and DLNA headless server

Just a thought, might be worth looking rsync on to it, might as well use it to store backups on aswell, (and I find rsync is an incredibly useful way of doing backups).
by Nick Scott
Sat Oct 08, 2011 12:28 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How would you use a Raspberry Pi device?
Replies: 514
Views: 219082

Re: How would you use a Raspberry Pi device?

<t>Things that I am going to be using a Raspberry Pi for.<br/> 1: Backup servers (cygwin, backing up every day, to a sleepout at the back of the section, that way its at least semi offsite in worst case scenarios). 1 Backing up my file server, and one at my parents backing up their machines.<br/> 2:...
by Nick Scott
Sat Oct 08, 2011 12:22 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Cases for the Raspberry Pi
Replies: 866
Views: 417308

Re: Cases for the Raspberry Pi

One thought I had for a Raspberry Pi case was an old CD ROM drive, (could house two at least most likely), then put it in a normal PC. That, or the other option that I am kicking up is in a small rack mount case (1/2 or 1/3 depth), housing 2 or 3.

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