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  1. terry1966

    kodi (SOLVED)

    i couldn't care less, but i really don't understand why some people do that, seems a little childish to me. does make it look like i'm nuts (even if i am.) and talking to myself though. back on topic though, my parents are happy with their new universal remote and kodi, it's only setup to play their video files at the moment. i still can't make up my mind if i'm going to set it up to stream things off the internet yet.
  2. don't you believe it. yes those programs limit what's sent but nothing stops windows 10 from phoning home unless you have a machine incapable of connecting to the net. :- http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/08/even-when-told-not-to-windows-10-just-cant-stop-talking-to-microsoft/
  3. only thing i need to know about windows 10, is never let it get anywhere near any of my pc's. can't remember what tech site i was reading but one of the staff/writers decided it was time to upgrade all his pc's/laptops and out of the 4 machines he had only 1 installed without any problems. there's loads of irate people who lost valuable data during the upgrade and seems like there's loads more this time around with the anniversary updates. one things certain anyway, windows 10 will never get installed on any of my machines, not even in a vm so i can help others with a problem. i simple don't trust an os that doesn't let me turn off things and phones home by design, i like to at least think i have 100% control of my os even if i may not, with windows 10 though you have little to any control over the what the os and microsoft can and can't do on your hardware, like install updates and phone home.
  4. terry1966

    Raspberry PI

    in the uk the board is about £30 then you have to buy a separate power supply, the recommended is 5.1v @2.5 amp and uses a micro usb type connector i believe at about £6 official one here :- https://www.amazon.co.uk/Raspberry-Pi-Official-Universal-Supply/dp/B00MBH6XNS/ref=pd_sim_147_2?ie=UTF8&dpID=41C0YiXEPgL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&psc=1&refRID=4JWJR0077E968T7YE46Z and of course your going to need an sd card, price varies but i believe you'll want a class 10 type card and not any old cheap sd card for best reliability and performance. when nigsy wakes up tomorrow and see's your post i'm sure he'll have a lot more info for you, seeing how he's running one as his media centre i believe.
  5. terry1966

    Raspberry PI

    don't think it's the model nigsy has but is the one i'd buy if i wanted one. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Raspberry-Pi-Model-Quad-Motherboard/dp/B01CCOXV34
  6. i'd think the old 13.2 cd doesn't support one or all of either uefi, gpt or secure boot, so to install on a windows 10 laptop i'd suggest using a newer install media that does support all those things.
  7. terry1966

    kodi (SOLVED)

    what happened to all of iamgeorgeareu posts? did i upset him somehow and he deleted them or did something else happen that i've missed causing him to delete everything of his from the topic?
  8. terry1966

    kodi (SOLVED)

    don't see why not. way i look at it is they are both front end media players, used to play all your media easily. both play anything on your pc, both can be setup to stream content from the net, both can be setup to record things. only real difference i can see is mythtv needs a dedicated backend to start with before it will work whilst kodi doesn't. think of it like this ubuntu is the same as suse, both are linux os.
  9. well it sounds like he's having a whale of a time, now he's feeling better. just remember to take things easy and no chasing the nurses.
  10. ok do what ever you want.
  11. ignore below, just noticed you said you'd installed the rpm and now you have no connection problems and it's just the speed seems bad, so will start a new post to see if we can find out why it's slow. ========================================== i haven't replied because duan is/was helping you and it's just a rehash of the same topic here :- https://forums.pcpitstop.com/index.php?/topic/205283-update-kernel/?hl=rtl82192cu&do=findComment&comment=1800630 where you'd figured out how to fix the problem. anyway i've had a look and made some changes to the instructions as was. i put the correct rtl8192cu-fixes repo instead of rtl82192cu-fixes where you got stuck last time and also changed the version number from 8192cu/1.9 to 8192cu/1.10 which i believe is the latest and correct one. so with luck these instructions will work, but if they don't just let us know where you failed and i'll see if i can figure out why for you. try above and see how you get on.
  12. terry1966

    kodi (SOLVED)

    i'd give you one duan but they won't work for you in the states, we use a different digital signal to what you use over there. we use dvb-t/dvb-t2 and you use atsc/qam i believe. so my cards wouldn't be able to decode your television signals. if you really want one look on ebay, do some research first and make sure it will work on linux, you'll want an atsc/clear qam card :- https://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/ATSC_Devices if you want a usb type then i believe this works fine :- http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=Hauppauge+WinTV-HVR-950Q&_sacat=0 this is the usa equivalent tv card i put in my last build for my daughter:- http://www.ebay.com/itm/TBS6704-ATSC-Clear-QAM-Quad-Tuner-PCIe-Card-Windows-2000-XP-Vista-7-8-10-Linux-/331721016745?ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT her card :- https://www.amazon.co.uk/TBS-FREEVIEW-DVB-T2-Terrestrial-Replacement/dp/B00VK0R3KE/ref=sr_1_2?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1468460106&sr=1-2&keywords=tbs+dvb-t2 and i am currently using the older full height type in my setup. :- https://www.amazon.co.uk/DVB-T2-Tuner-Definition-Digital-Receiver/dp/B006MTN32A here's tbs site for drivers :- http://www.tbsdtv.com/products/tbs6704-atsc-or-clear-qam-quad-tuner-pcie-card.html must admit i've spent a few hours testing kodi today and can't say i'm that impressed with it, nothing really wrong with it but mythtv seems so much more intuitive to navigate and use to me even though they are very very similar. probably just me being biased and more used to using mythtv. the content available on kodi via the addons is very impressive though, can't say ive used mythtv to stream anything off the net except for a short test a few years back so no idea how easy or hard it would be to get the same content on mythtv but might look into it again one day.
  13. terry1966

    kodi (SOLVED)

    everything on skygo and netflix can be had like you say through the addons anyway but because it's for my parents i really want to try and make sure they aren't breaking any copy write laws which some of the addons probably are with the content they play, but it seems like i'm in a catch 22 position from what i've been able to glean so far from google, sky go and netflix seem to be the 2 hardest addons to find that reliable work, yet other addons work perfectly and can play the content of those 2 channels perfectly but probably illegally.
  14. terry1966

    kodi (SOLVED)

    i wouldn't use the builds, so understand what i'm going to do, and it's just a case of deciding on which are the best repo's to use and what addons to install. from the comments beneath the tvaddons video it looks like they're upsetting the people who use their repo so might give it a miss unless i find i really need it for something. you have any recommended skins and addons you think i should try george? so far looks like i'll only install addon installer exodus velocity Netlflixbmc can't find a skygo addon at the moment. to be honest all kodi really needs to do is play their dvd collection, sky go and netflix reliably every thing else like exodus and velocity i might skip.
  15. terry1966

    kodi (SOLVED)

    yes seen that before duan, but as i understand it you need a running myth backend first before the app is any use, and if i was going to do that anyway i'd probably setup a myth front end and use that instead of kodi on their pc. think i'll follow this setup guide when i do setup kodi :-
  16. terry1966

    kodi (SOLVED)

    cost wasn't a concern really just didn't see the point in buying something that didn't offer any more content than what he could get anyway with his pc and why i thought any streaming stick was a waste of money for him. in fact just spent about 3 or 4 times as much as the cost of a firestick on a universal remote (they've wanted one for a while.) and flirc so when i go round i can set things up so he can just use the 1 remote instead of the 4 he now uses and also control kodi without the need to get up and go anywhere near the pc.. still looking into what apps i'm going to install on kodi. things they'll definitely want to use kodi for is netflix and skygo don't think they stream anything from amazon and just use it for books. and of course all their dvd collection i've already put on their pc.
  17. terry1966

    kodi (SOLVED)

    yes that's what i thought, my dad wanted to buy one for my mum but i told him he's just wasting his money seeing how they only have 1 tv already connected to a pc so they can stream things. i really should put a front end on it though to make things easier for them to use. kodi looks favourite seeing how they don't need a backend for any tv tuners so no point setting up a mythtv system like i use.
  18. terry1966

    kodi (SOLVED)

    off topic but seeing how 2 of you have a firestick i was wondering what advantages if any does a firestick offer you over streaming from a pc? more interested in content than anything hardware like remote or lower power.
  19. just for info and no help to the topic in general. no idea why the difference between the torrent and task manager but 1.5MB is equal to 12Mb. not 14.8Mb task manager shows. after all there is 8 (b)its to 1 (B)yte. and there's no way on earth you can download a 4.7GB iso in 3 minutes at 1.5MBs. 4.7GB is about 4812MB, so 4812 divided by 1.5 equals about 3,208 seconds which equals about 53 and a half minutes. not the 3 minutes you say it took you. to download it in 3 minutes you'd need a download speed of about 27MBs or 216Mbs. not really sure what xfinity has to do with anything here duan, from my understanding that is a mobile phone app that allows the phone to use xfinity wifi hotspots when it can't connect to the mobile network. and all an xfinity router will do is allow anyone to use your routers wifi that has the xfinity app installed.
  20. great news guns, now lets hope he takes it easy like the docs advise and not tries to do to much to soon like i'm sure he'll want to.
  21. thanks, what got me confused was the fact it's built from the right side and not the left as you look at it, plus the fact it's upside down to what i usually see. i assume it's an alien pre-built pc then, not that it makes any difference still a very nice pc with lots of power.
  22. terry1966

    kodi (SOLVED)

    enjoy using kodi. i might even play around with it myself at some point.
  23. terry1966

    kodi (SOLVED)

    what packman repo are you using? kodi version in mine is kodi-16.1-1.9.x86_64 and not kodi-16.1-1.2.x86_64 try using this packman repo :- http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc/packman/suse/openSUSE_Tumbleweed/
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