Category Archives: HTPC

MCE Remote and XBMC

Getting the Hauppage MCE USB Remote KIT to to work seems to be kind of a hassle every time a new system is installed or major changes take place. (date: March 2013) Initial notes: – There is no need to … Continue reading

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Home Server Power Management

For my always-on homeserver my whish was to have low energy consumption, so next to using low-power hardware (mini-itx with an efficcient pico-PSU) I tried to find optimal powersettings. Some useful guides: Less Watts PowerTop Gentoo Power Management Guide Frequency … Continue reading

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TV Headend post processing of recordings

Post processing A post-processing command can be configured to be run by TVHeadend after a recording has been finished. Recordings in TVHeadend produce an mkv file (there are some more options in the transcoding branch). Post-processing can be handy for … Continue reading

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Use HDHomerun with TVHeadend

Use HDHomerun with TVHeadend via a virtual device /dev/dvb/adapter1 The HDHomerun from SiliconDust is a network-attached dual DVB-C/T tuner. It allows you to watch tv from various PC’s or devices in your home. Standard usage is to use VLC or … Continue reading

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Kernel module for Phoenix Smargo Smartreader+

For my HTPC system I use the Phoenix Smargo Smartreader+ in combination with OScam to be able to watch also the encrypted DVB-T channels. For the USB smartreader to work the USB FTDI Serial Driver must be compiled in the … Continue reading

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Installing OSCam

Installing OSCam with the Phoenix Smargo Smartreader. OScam is an open source CAM Server-program that can access your subsription card (via a cardreader) and ‘serves’ the Keys to your TV-decryption program, for example TVHeadend. In my case I use OSCAM … Continue reading

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MythTV: Firefox as default browser

Using Firefox (Iceweasel) as the default browser for MythTV This page describes the configuration to set up Firefox as the default browser of MythTV, replacing the ‘ internal’ browser. Just changing the browser was the easy part, however I had … Continue reading

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