Thursday, July 9, 2009

HDMI extender through UTP


I got rid of my long HDMI cable! Now my video signal is integrated in the walls :)

K├Ânig Electronic KN-HDMIREP20

I found out about this product when I was looking for an alternative to my long HDMI cable between the PS3 and the projector. It extends the 1080P signal up to 30m by using normal CAT-5e/6 cables.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

ps3mediaserver

Not much updates here lately re mkv remuxing. The reason is that I'm now using the excellent software called ps3mediaserver http://ps3mediaserver.blogspot.com/ which makes my mkv remuxing obsolete (at least for my needs). The code and downloads can be found at http://code.google.com/p/ps3mediaserver/

However I switched to use freeBSD on my server to make use of ZFS etc. I had to do some patches to ps3 media server to make it run perfectly on BSD. So if there are any interest re this I could post my patches and instructions.

Update:

I patched the mkfifo part. However I found out now that this issue was already submitted by someone else: http://code.google.com/p/ps3mediaserver/issues/detail?id=466

I didn't patch the mencoder part... I'm pretty much just use it with tsMuxeR anyway.

The trick to get tsMuxeR to work is to enable Linux support for freeBSD (I'm running 7.2 rel) .
See http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/books/handbook/linuxemu-lbc-install.html

I used linux_base-fc6 instead of linux_base-fc4 . I also had to update binutils to 2.19 to make
it compile.

After this the Linux version of tsMuxeR should run perfectly.