MultiMedia Applications

Multimedia applications are those programs that integrate more than one media at a time; browsers are the most obvious. However, the term has come to include the use of programs that enable the use of any component that isn’t simple text and static graphics, such as audio, video, animation, virtual reality, conferencing and monitoring.

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The advancements in today's technology are unparalleled. Much of the technology that we have could not have been imagined twenty years ago. One of the latest additions to the list of technological advances is virtual reality. Virtual reality has an infinite number of applications.

My favorite use of virtual reality is allowing people to visit places they might never see. Virtual reality can be used by people too sick or too frail to see the world. They can climb Mount Everest, see the Northern Lights, and ride the waves in Hawaii all from the comfort of their home or hospital bed. The same idea can be used for people who can not afford to travel. While it is not the same as being there, I believe that everyone should have the chance to experience the many wonders of the world in any way they can.

Virtual reality can be used to prepare. It can help train pilots for emergencies without the possibility of injury or damage to expensive machinery. It can allow doctors to practice procedures before opening up a patient. It can allow engineers to troubleshoot problems, thus preventing possible disasters. Using virtual reality to see a design before it is made can help cut costs. Cameras could be sent into outer space or deep into the ocean, and we could explore through virtual reality without endangering ourselves or spending millions to send humans there. The use of virtual reality in careers is boundless.

Exposure therapy could benefit form virtual reality. It
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Tired of waiting for your show or movie to load?  Are buffering issues a constant problem with your internet connection?  Check this article out to see if these simple adjustments are the solution for you.
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Reducing the quality of the picture is not really a solution. The hard line seems the only viable option today for HD video streaming. Cheers
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Reducing the quality of the picture is not really a solution. The hard line seems the only viable option today for HD video streaming. Cheers
Agreed.  But for folks like me who are in a canyon, on tower relayed internet, its been helpful and I don't notice a drastic difference in quality. :)
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In this article, I'll explain how to setup a Plex Media Server on a Redhat (Centos) 7 based NAS with screenshots to help those looking for assistance.
 

What is Plex?


If you aren't familiar with Plex, it’s a DLNA media server that offers the ability to access your own music, photos, and video. In addition, it also gives you the ability to access these on any of your devices, including PC, Playstation, Xbox, Android phone and tablet, iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone, Chromecast, Roku / Now TV, and so on. Wherever you are, whether that be at home, work, a friends house, or even on a plane (watch your data costs with this one tough, as even a transcoded video will gobble GB's) it will allow access. 

In addition to your media, the service offers the ability to aggregate your own media with artwork, recomendations, and playlists from the web or friends. Essentially it’s a Spotify+Flickr for your content. So, if you’ve got many GB’s of media and are after a handy tool to order and access it, not to mention eliminating the need to physically swap CD’s (just define a few play lists first and control the playback from a phone), this is the perfect tool to help you do so.

In addition to covering the basics, this crib sheet will help you access and map any additional content you have stored in OS X Time Machine sparse bundles, Microsoft .vhd, VMware .vmdk and Oracle .vdi or .iso disk image files on …
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You may or may not be familiar with Kodi the open source software media player and entertainment hub that can be installed on Linux, OSX, Windows, iOS, and Android.  Kodi which started off as X-Box Media Center (XBMC) many years ago, has quickly become the go to application to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet. 


Note: I do not advocate the use of any software for the illegal downloading, viewing or listing of copyrighted materials. Copyright infringement is a serious crime with very sever consequences if caught and proven guilty.

One of the greatest aspects to Kodi is the fact that it is open source and that it has a huge community and support base; a loose estimate of 475,000 users are currently using Kodi with more than 4 million downloads that number is sure to be higher. You are not limited with standard features and settings with Kodi, developers, designers and enthusiasts have been poring hours and hours into ways to customize Kodi and make it do some truly incredible things. In fact almost any set-top-box that you purchase will come with Kodi pre-installed or will at least support Kodi and is used as a selling point in many cases.

What do you get by installing and using Kodi?

Short answer...access to all of your local media (music, video, audio, anything) as well as access to a huge number of
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I'm unable to install the LiveWire addin (1channel) from various repos into Kodi 15.2.  I've installed Genesis and some other addons successfully but with 1channel I keep getting the error message "no dependencies installed."  The problem machine is a Sony Experia tablet running Android 5.1.1.  I've installed 1channel successfully on my PCs, Samsung tablet and Nexus 10 tablet but just can't seem to get it to install on the Sony.  Any advice will be appreciated.
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ermooney

Unfortunately I do not have that hardware to see if I can duplicate the issue, however, I can provide you the steps that are most commonly used to correct any major issues. This just happens to be a reinstallation of the configuration from a fresh start of Kodi.

This can be don using the new Community Portal addon by going to Maintenance and selecting clean/wipe options, then fresh start. You will be prompted to backup your setup before everything is erased.

From there you can simply re-add the new http://noobsandnerds.com/portal source, and from there installing the Community Portal addon again. Once that is done you will need to again go in and configure your user name and password to the NoobsAndNerds website. Then go back into the addon and select Install content>Community Builds.

You will be taken to the Community Builds portal and be able to select a build to install from there. If all works as it should PrimeWire (1channel) should be installed by default in most builds.

Hope this helps.

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I have a Synology DS212+ NAS.  These are not only great for backup and normal NAS stuff, but also for delivering media throughout your home or LAN via DLNA.  I copied my whole audio collection from iTunes over to the box, but couldn't figure out how to get my extensive iTunes playlists (which, of course, are in an Apple format that DLNA doesn't recognize) over there as well.  It took me a lot of trial and error, which I intend to let you avoid by reading this.  This should work on all Synology models, as well as other (non-Synology) boxes as well, but I've only tested on the above device.  

Step One - Copy the music to the NAS from the iTunes folder.  

Note that this will retain all of your filenames and pathnames from iTunes.  Generally, you will need to get to the actual folder that contains the music (iTunes Media/Music).  Select all of the files and copy them to the NAS (on the Synology, this is done from the DSM console using the File Station application).  Copy all of the files directly into the "music" folder on the NAS.

Step Two - Convert the Playlist to a standard M3U file.

The easiest way to do this is to use Eric Daugherty's excellent "iTunes Export" software (free and open-source).  I used the GUI version, but there's an excellent (and more versatile) command-line version as well.

The "select export options" …
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I would like to use a single folder on my Synology DS413 to: 1) store all my music; 2) to be my iTunes library which will be used to maintain my iPods; 3) let me play music on other devices in my home.  I have not been able to understand the interactions between DSM's Audio Station and iTunes.  Can I accomplish my goals?
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There is an option to make the Synology an iTunes server (see your Synology docs).  I do not use it that way, but I would suggest you explore that if you want to have more interaction with iTunes on your client machines.
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MultiMedia Applications

Multimedia applications are those programs that integrate more than one media at a time; browsers are the most obvious. However, the term has come to include the use of programs that enable the use of any component that isn’t simple text and static graphics, such as audio, video, animation, virtual reality, conferencing and monitoring.