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Jabber MSN transport upgrade

The jabber server I run for myself and a few friends recently had the MSN transport upgraded…

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Video streaming

Recently spent a couple of days building VLS/VLC packages for debian ‘sid’ unstable. Having patched in Video4Linux support, and with the aid of a cheap BT878 TV tuner card in my linux box sending out multicast data, I can now watch TV upstairs on the other PC.

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Tip of the day/month/whenever

Never mount devfs over /dev – it rather breaks the system until after a forcible reboot!

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Perl stuff

I’ve been messing around writing some perl modules for use with starting and maintaining a database index of multimedia objects – audio, video, pictures. The kind of thing that could be used as a base for one of those Photo Album websites.

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To extend or not to extend.

USB extension cables.. you might think it’s simple to get them working. You just plug them into the PC, plug the device into the other end and job done. Not so.
After much messing around trying to get it to work, it seems that active (like a mini usb hub one end?) USB extension cables don’t always work with Linux (despite working fine with Windows).

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Webcam success!

Hooray! It finally works, well I can get 160×120 video with xawtv anyway. Now to find out how to get a larger image and work out where to put the camera to get something vaguely interesting..