March 2010

A few days ago I posted about an excellent tool called Another EAC3To GUI that can be used to create an mkv from either a Blu Ray or HD DVD disc. Today I will look at a slightly less direct method that is actually the method I use currently using two of my favorite tools, […]

Some time ago, I wrote a Wiki article on a new interface to the FireFly Media Server that was written by Bo Mellberg to enable streaming of MP3 files through your browser using an Adobe Flash plug-in. That article proved to be very popular, and Alex Kuretz persuaded me to package it up as an […]

With the introduction to mkvs out of the way, it is time to look at some of the very useful tools out there for creating mkvs. The first tool I wanted to look at is a free application called Another EAC3to GUI (also known as “the special sauce” in some circles ;-), but I will just abbreviate […]

Forum member Ruben Rocha has spotted a software update package for the HP MediaSmart Server and HP Storageworks X510 DataVault products. The software package shows a version of and appears to be branded as Patch 3. I have spent some time digging into the installer package, and discovered that the only change is to […]

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Are You Buying An iPad?

by Damian on March 23, 2010 · 111 comments

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Unless you live under a rock you have undoubtedly heard about the much anticipated Apple iPad. I had thought about doing a quick post when the iPad was first announced, but it seemed like everyone and their mother was covering, so I thought I would wait for some of the hoopla to die down. Over […]

Windows Home Server MVP Nick Asseloos of ASoft is currently offering a special Spring pricing of $6 US, 6 Euro, 6 GBP and 600 Yen, discounted from the normal price of $8US/8 Euro/8 GBP/ 800 Yen. The special pricing is valid this week until March 27th. AdminiMe is probably the most feature rich Windows Home […]

One of the most frequently asked questions I see from people just getting into media streaming or Windows Home Server is what is the best format to put your video collection in to. Probably the toughest thing about answering this question is that there is no right answer, much is just based on personal preference, […]

MSS Fan Control is a Windows Home Server Add-In that allows you to change the behaviors of the exhaust fans in the HP MediaSmart Server EX470 and EX475. In the new 3.0 Software Upgrade for the HP MediaSmart Server EX470 and EX475, HP made a few changes that caused the Add-in to no longer work. […]

Following the blog post on How to fix Twonky Issues in 3.0 Patch 2, Tim Daleo from Using Windows Home Server contacted Alex for some more details as he was suffering from the issue. In a unique collaboration between three Windows Home Server web sites, Alex Kuretz of talked Tim through how to troubleshoot […]