Friday, 26 June 2009

Opening the Acer Aspire Revo

There's a useful page on opening the Acer Aspire Revo here. Will come in useful for when I add an extra 1GB RAM to the existing 1GB, or maybe swapping the hard drive for a larger one.

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Installing Windows 7 on Acer Aspire Revo

Here are some instructions for installing Windows 7 RC onto the Acer Aspire Revo.

Power Consumption of Acer Aspire Revo

I did some quick tests on the power consumption of my Acer Aspire Revo R3600 which arrived yesterday.

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Streaming HD Video to Xbox 360

I've been experimenting with encoding HD videos using EncodeHD and then streaming them to an Xbox 360 via TwonkyVision from my QNAP TS-101. The QNAP TS-101 is a small NAS device with 64mb RAM so I think its a safe assumption that no transcoding is being done.

I first took a sample video from here and then encoded it using the various presets. The files were then copied to the QNAP, and then accessed from "Video Library" on the 360 (note: not via the Media Center Extender).

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Ubuntu Wallpapers

To install some nice wallpapers on Ubuntu, run the following command: -

sudo apt-get install peace-wallpapers tropic-wallpapers ubuntustudio-wallpapers blubuntu-wallpapers

Monday, 8 June 2009

Xbox 360 Multi-Player Games

Here are some good Xbox 360 XBLA games that I have identified may be worth looking at. Most of them are also multi-player (either local or via Xbox Live)