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Learning Android

July 12, 2010 Leave a comment

Ok, time to attempt to revive this blog again. I recently decided to attempt to teach myself how to program for the Android mobile OS. This has proven to be difficult, fun, and interesting. The major hurdle that I had to get over was the fact that I am primarily a C/C++ programmer. While I’ve used many languages, the projects of which I’m most proud were coded in C and C++. I’ve tried Java many times and every time I hated it, despite it technically being my first real programming language (disclaimer: after a year of TrueBasic). I don’t fault the language however, it’s just my own personal taste. However, I really wanted to try coding for Android and thus began this adventure.
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Categories: Android, Gaming, Programming

Media Streaming Using Fuppes….

January 30, 2009 6 comments

In a previous post I wrote about remuxing videos so you can share them to the Xbox 360 using a UPnP program like fuppes. I mentioned that I would explain how to install fuppes, well here ya go! Look no further! Detailed instructions on compiling, installing, and configuring Fuppes. For those who don’t want to compile, I have .deb files created using checkinstall, use at your own risk.

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Remuxing mkv for the Xbox 360…

January 12, 2009 29 comments

So you downloaded an HD .mkv video file. So you wanna watch your nice video on your Xbox 360 but you don’t want to use Windows? Well look no further, you can do this quickly and easily. No need to re-encode the video and wait for an hour or longer, extract and remux the streams to an mp4 and stream it across your home network with a UPnP program like fuppes or ushare. I have created a script based on the DIY steps found at I have Ubuntu, so this guide will describe how to install the needed programs using Ubuntu’s apt-get package manager. So sit back, sip your coffee and learn.

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