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'''Media Player'''<br>
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In an effort to provide an excuse to socialize, provide background noise when needed and to build some community and restart Dinner and a Movie nights, RenderMan has donated the use of a XIOS DS Media Play! box for use in the space on the TV in the front lounge area.
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'''Media Player Specifics'''<br>
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The player is a small white box running Android.  It immediatly boots into XBMC.  '''PLEASE DO NOT HACK OR TRY TO REFLASH THE MEDIA PLAYER''' we want to keep it working for everyone and it is still the property of RenderMan.
  
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The device can play 1080p video very nicely (some slight stuttering on our current network, plans to upgrade the switch are pending) and display nearly any file formt.
  
== About Me ==
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Menus can be accessed using the accompanying white remote control.  If you are unsure of how to navigate, please ask someone else or google it or check out the XBMC wiki: [http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=XBMC_Quick_Start_Guide http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=XBMC_Quick_Start_Guide XBMC Wiki]
  
A little bit of an electronics nerd, I have my own [http://www.orcapipe.com/electronics/workbench_8-22-2012.jpg electronics workbench] at home, with an ever-expanding assortment of test gear and tools. I also greatly enjoy [http://www.flickr.com/photos/rborges/ photography], and audio/video systems including home theater and "classic" hi-fi, like [http://www.orcapipe.com/AV/LEAK_TL12/TL12.jpg tube amps] and [http://www.orcapipe.com/AV/Otari_MX5050.jpg reel to reel tape decks]. I enjoy [http://www.orcapipe.com/AV/LEAK_TL12/recapped.jpg restoring] old stereo gear to working condition, and I've built half a dozen or so [http://www.orcapipe.com/AV/PHA/ headphone] [http://www.orcapipe.com/AV/HA-1/ amps] of [http://www.orcapipe.com/AV/headphone_amps.jpg various size] and [http://www.orcapipe.com/AV/cigar_amp_interior.jpg design]. I've been a licensed [http://www.orcapipe.com/electronics/radio/radios.jpg amateur radio] operator since early January 2013, my callsign is VE6ORC. Unfortunately, living in an apartment really restricts my antenna possibilities, so I've made a [http://www.orcapipe.com/electronics/radio/magloop1.jpg magnetic loop] that tunes up from 20m to 12m, and an OCF dipole strung up from one end of the apartment to the other.
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The TV must be changed to source 'HDMI 1' and the HDMI cable from the device plugged in to 'HDMI 1'. Periodically another member may unplug the HDMI or power cables and not put them back. Those people suck. Simply plug in the cables and leave it in working order for the next person if this is the case.
  
== Skills Canada ==
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Throughout high school, I slacked off in the electronics lab most of the day while easily earning an A (and probably not actually deserving it), and my teacher encouraged me to enter the [http://skillscanada.com/ Skills Canada] [http://skillsalberta.com/ provincial] competitions while they were still in their infancy. I won first place in the provincials both years I competed, 1995 and 1996. Prizes included a Fluke 79 DMM in 1995, and a 0-30v 0-3a variable bench power supply in 1996, as well as a $1000 cheque for my school's lab.
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Media can be played from many sources.  The primary is over the network from our file server 'Atlas' which you can reach via the name or the IP of 10.20.0.7 from the ENTS network
  
== Work at ENTS ==
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Media uploaded to //Atlas/media and the appropriate directory will be added to the XBMC database periodically and be available to play.  This includes movies, TV shows, conference videos, documentaries, photo's and music.  If you think it is of interest to members, upload it and share it!
  
In January/February 2012, I was tasked, "promoted" if you will, with designing and building the electronics benches that are in the main work area. They are an L-shape in the corner, with the long segment 14 feet long starting from the short wall, and the short segment 10 feet long starting from the long wall. They are 2 feet deep, and stop approximately 1 foot from the end of each wall. I'm certainly no construction engineer, but it was a learning experience, and they turned out pretty good for someone not really knowing what the hell they were doing. [[File:Benches1.gif|200px|thumb|right|bench sketch]]
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'''Copyright'''<br>
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Inevitably, the question of copyright will come up.  ENTS or its directors has no control, nor cares what is uploaded to the media server and made available to other members. This system is provided for the benefit of the community and is a public medium. Members are assumed to abide by nessecary laws and that they are mature enough not to abuse it.

Revision as of 18:32, 18 August 2013

Media Player
In an effort to provide an excuse to socialize, provide background noise when needed and to build some community and restart Dinner and a Movie nights, RenderMan has donated the use of a XIOS DS Media Play! box for use in the space on the TV in the front lounge area.

Media Player Specifics
The player is a small white box running Android. It immediatly boots into XBMC. PLEASE DO NOT HACK OR TRY TO REFLASH THE MEDIA PLAYER we want to keep it working for everyone and it is still the property of RenderMan.

The device can play 1080p video very nicely (some slight stuttering on our current network, plans to upgrade the switch are pending) and display nearly any file formt.

Menus can be accessed using the accompanying white remote control. If you are unsure of how to navigate, please ask someone else or google it or check out the XBMC wiki: http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=XBMC_Quick_Start_Guide XBMC Wiki

The TV must be changed to source 'HDMI 1' and the HDMI cable from the device plugged in to 'HDMI 1'. Periodically another member may unplug the HDMI or power cables and not put them back. Those people suck. Simply plug in the cables and leave it in working order for the next person if this is the case.


Media

Media can be played from many sources. The primary is over the network from our file server 'Atlas' which you can reach via the name or the IP of 10.20.0.7 from the ENTS network

Media uploaded to //Atlas/media and the appropriate directory will be added to the XBMC database periodically and be available to play. This includes movies, TV shows, conference videos, documentaries, photo's and music. If you think it is of interest to members, upload it and share it!


Copyright
Inevitably, the question of copyright will come up. ENTS or its directors has no control, nor cares what is uploaded to the media server and made available to other members. This system is provided for the benefit of the community and is a public medium. Members are assumed to abide by nessecary laws and that they are mature enough not to abuse it.

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