Posts Tagged ‘music’

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Simple Streaming Music Server Using Apache musicindex

Simple Streaming Music Server Using Apache musicindex

While there is subsonic and what not for streaming music from your home machine to your work machine. I just came across this no non-sense (free) super easy to setup and use, personal Jukebox tool called musicindex. It is an Apache module so if you are already running Apache then setting this up would...

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Wireless sync audio/video to Motorola Xoom

Wireless sync audio/video to Motorola Xoom

Love or hate iTunes, if you have an option to wirelessly sync your multimedia  library, you will take it with both hands. Enter doubleTwist AirSync! specifically made for Motorola Xoom and all other android devices. Setup is simple, download the program for PC/Mac, and add the directories containing your songs and videos. Next, install...

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Setup Subsonic on Ubuntu to Stream / Access Your Video Collection

Setup Subsonic on Ubuntu to Stream / Access Your Video Collection

Subsonic is a wonderful cross platform music streaming software. With a little bit of hacking it can incarnate to its video streaming avatar with on the fly video encoding and streaming capability, allowing you to remotely access and view your video collection.  I have discussed this for Windows machine using Subsonic 3.8 here. A...

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Best Budget Headphones

Best Budget Headphones

I don’t consider myself an audiophile, but I can certainly tell the difference between a good headphone and a bad one. For long I have been a huge fan of Sennheiser PX 100 Collapsible Headphones, which is no longer available. But its new version is out there and also there are some other alternatives...

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Control Rhythmbox Using IR Remote (LIRC Support)

Control Rhythmbox Using IR Remote (LIRC Support)

If you have setup your IR remote to work with various media application, e.g. XBMC, MythTV etc., then enabling IR support is rather trivial. Read this post for the detailed setup info. Launch Rhythmbox, and enable the LIRC plugin from Edit > Plugins menu as shown below. Now create a file called rhythmbox inside...

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Master Backend Server and Single Frontend MythTV Setup On a Ubuntu 10.04 Box

Master Backend Server and Single Frontend MythTV Setup On a Ubuntu 10.04 Box

MythTV is a great PVR (Personal Video Recorder) software which allows you to turn your computer into a TV server and all you need is a TV Tuner card that is supported in Linux. MythTV not only does allow you to watch and record TV on the computer where you install your TV tuner...

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Install XBMC on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx with Support for IR Remote

Install XBMC on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx with Support for IR Remote

XBMC is a powerful HTPC software that lets you transform your PC in to a multimedia home theater system. You can install it on Ubuntu 10.04 by running the following commands successively  from the terminal. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install xbmc xbmc-standalone XBMC supports UPnP portocal that can be used...

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TVersity Like App (UPnP Server) for Linux (Ubuntu)

While TVersity is a great UPnP server with on the fly encoding capability, it is only meant for Windows platform. This doesn’t make my *nix friends very happy. But not to worry there are plenty of apps from the open source community as well. Here are a few good ones: 1. MediaTomb: It is...

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Access or Stream Windows 7 Multimedia Share to Linux

Access or Stream Windows 7 Multimedia Share to Linux

Windows 7 samba style sharing is tricky to get to work, but it is not essential if you just want to enjoy your media collection, which is residing on a Windows machine, from a Linux machine running XBMC or XBMC live which is again based on Ubuntu. For this sharing a server-client sharing scenario...

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Stream Media to Any Device on Your Network with TVersity

Stream Media to Any Device on Your Network with TVersity

Windows 7 has good inbuilt UPnP capabilities as long as you try to stream your music and video to XBOX or another Windows Media Player or Dedicated clients like XBMC or GeeXboX. But if you want to stream your media (musiv, video, pictures) to PSP or iPod touch/iPhone or Blackberry or PSP or Wii...

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GeeXboX Free Media Center (HTPC) Software for Old PCs and Macs

GeeXboX Free Media Center (HTPC) Software for Old PCs and Macs

I have earlier raved about the capabilities of XBMC, clearly it well suited for Media Center purposes and it’s sleek interface, configurability and support for low end systems sets it apart. However, if you have a really old system (older than 5 years), then it is possible that XBMCs graphic accelerated interface won’t be...

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Cross Platform Music and Video Streaming with Subsonic

Cross Platform Music and Video Streaming with Subsonic

Update: See the changes to be made to the code for Subsonic 4.1 see this post. All other steps remain the same. Subsonic is a free to use, web-based media streamer, providing ubiquitous access to your music. It can be used to share your music with family and friends, or to listen to your own...

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XBMC on Ubuntu vs XBMC Live: Wireless Network and IR Remote

I have seen this question asked in several forums and I personally had to deal with it during my tete-a-tete with XBMC. Usually XBMC live is the way to go, if you are going to run it on a HTPC desktop, especially an old one. XBMC live comes configured with support for most generic...

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Extract Audio Out of Youtube (flv) Videos for Free

Earlier I talked about “how to download youtube videos“. So lets look at one of the methods of extracting the audio file out of the flv file or of any video file. Most flv files or video files have mp3 audio embedded inside the video. In such cases trying this command should do the...

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Install Adobe AIR on Ubuntu 9.10

Install Adobe AIR on Ubuntu 9.10

You can install Adobe Air on Ubuntu 9.10 or Fedora 12.0 by downloading the installer from Adobe’s website. You would need this to install Simplify Media viewer on Ubuntu. Save the installer to disk, and change the permission to make it executable by executing this command in terminal. chmod +x AdobeAIRInstaller.bin   Run the...

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Cross-Platform Music and Photo Sharing – Simplify Media (Windows 7/Snow Leopard/Ubuntu 9.10)

Cross-Platform Music and Photo Sharing – Simplify Media (Windows 7/Snow Leopard/Ubuntu 9.10)

Update: Simplify Media would no longer be developed or supported by its developers. So instead consider Subsonic, which offers lot more possibilities than Simplify. Consider the situation around me; I have a Windows based PC in the office, a personal Mac running Snow Leopard and a Windows 7 based HTPC at home which primarily houses all...

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Free Audio Editing Software For Linux, Windows, Mac

Free Audio Editing Software For Linux, Windows, Mac

Audacity is the cross platform sound editing tool, which is free. It is a very good replacement of Goldwave which sells for $50. You can use it for editing mp3 or ogg or and sound clip. You can use it to make (crop) small clips from your music (mp3) files to use it...

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Paa – Music Review

Paa – Music Review

Director: R Balakrishnan Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire Singers: Shilpa Rao, K. Bavatharini, Shravan, Sunidhi Chauhan, Shaan, Amitabh Bachchan Paa is not a run-of-the-mill movie and so its music is not going to make much sense without the storyline. It is a big banner movie and so the expectations are high, especially with...

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Radio – Music Review

Radio – Music Review

Director: Isshaan Trivedi Music Director: Himesh Reshammiya Lyrics: Subrat Sinha Singers: Himesh Reshammiya, Shreya Ghoshal, Kailash Kher, Aditi, Rekha Bharadwaj Radio is an upcoming Bollywood movie with Himesh Reshammiya as lead actor and playback singer. I sincerely hope its not a repeat of ‘Aap ka Suroor’ or ‘Aap ka Suroor – Part 2’! We...

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Kurbaan – Music Review

Kurbaan – Music Review

Director: Rensil D’Silva Music: Salim-Sulaiman, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Lyrics: Niranjan Ayenger & Irfan Siddiqui Singers: Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal, Salim Merchant,Sukhwinder Singh, Kailash Kher, Marianne D’Cruz Aiman, Shruti Pathak, Vishal Dadlani Kurbaan has a very sufiana style music and you will be very soon hooked to it. Soundtrack is intense, very true to its storyline and has magical poetry....

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