December 2009

I have been using a program called MakeMKV for some time now to rip my SD DVDs to mkv. It is a great little program that will decrypt your DVD (no additional software such as AnyDVD is required), allow you to pick and choose what parts of the DVD you want to keep, and put into […]

About 2 weeks ago a Pre-Release candidate for MyMovies 3.10 was released. Several days ago 3.10 was officially taken out of Pre Release (and actually as I write this MyMovies is now up to 3.11). Many of the things I highlighted with the Pre Release, such as several new views, has remained the same. I […]

A few months ago I had a chance to look at Media Browser (Phoenix), a popular media management add in for Windows Media Center. Well, a few hours ago the latest release, Firestorm, was just released. So let’s take a look at what the new release has to offer. Highlights: Performance: Firestorm is faster, […]

As many of you have noticed, December is solidly here and we’re getting anxious to see the 3.0 Software Update for the EX470/EX475 and EX485/EX487 MediaSmart Servers. The last update we had from HP back in October indicated a December release date and an estimated price of $25 for the upgrade. Today we’ve got an […]

Forum member “jmpage2″ has shared a writeup of his experience setting up a video surveillance system with his Home Server. He received an early Christmas present in the form of a Panasonic BB-HCM511A network camera that features Power over Ethernet, motion detection and audio capabilities, and he attached it outside his home to monitor the […]

Last week Nigel “Cougar” Wilks made his first appearance on the Home Server Show podcast, where he chats with Dave and John (aka DieHard) about the development of the new WHS Health Add-In, how he came up with the idea, as well as some general chatting about Windows Home Server and how Nigel came to […]

The Windows Home Server Blog is featuring a guest article by a member of the WHS team that describes a long-lived issue with Windows Home Server and the popular OpenDNS and other similar services. When users or their Internet Service Provider switch to using OpenDNS, this can cause connection failures between the clients and the […]

Guide: Setting up NFS in WHS

by Damian on December 11, 2009 · 144 comments

in Guides

About a month ago I did a write up on setting up Samba sharing in WHS. Today I will take a look at setting up Network File System (NFS)in WHS. Like SMB and HTTP, NFS is another mechanism that some media streaming devices use to allow access to your files over the network. The main reason why I decided […]

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My Movies 3.10 Pre Release 1

by Damian on December 10, 2009 · 26 comments

in Reviews

Nearly 2 months ago we had a look at the new MyMovies 3. Yesterday, an update to My Movies 3 (noted as 3.10 Pre Release 1) was made available for download. Some of the changes with the current Pre Release are as follows: The release brings two new views, one “Cover Strip” that is created […]

Nick, author of the popular AutoExit Add-In for Windows Home Server has just released what he is calling the Newbie WHS Developer Kit. The development kit is a collection of extensive documentation, tutorials, and templates all designed to help a software developer get started quickly with creating Add-Ins for Windows Home Server. Nick leveraged and […]