Sunday, 5 June 2016

Re-Add Audio to Video Quick and Easy

Quick video showing how to re-add audio to video be it a game capture or a home video plus can be using to add another audio channel which is free and easy

Can also be used to extract audio from a video

Software used MKVToolNix
http://www.fosshub.com/MKVToolNix.html

Description
MKVToolNix is a small collection of tools (mkvmerge, mkvinfo, mkvextract, mkvpropedit and mmg) that allows you to manipulate Matroska (MKV) files in several ways. You can use MKVToolNix to create, split, edit, mux, demux, merge, extract or inspect Matroska files


Monday, 23 May 2016

Convert 30fps Video to 60fps Guide Using Hybrid "Easy"

Found a new bit of software called Hybird to convert 30fps video to 60fps which is an all in one package so is easier to install and use from http://www.selur.de/


From there site
Hybrid is a multi platform (Linux/Mac OS X/Windows) Qt based frontend for a bunch of other tools which can convert nearly every input to x264/x265/Xvid/VP9/... + ac3/ogg/mp3/aac/flac inside an mp4/m2ts/mkv/webm/mov/avi container, a Blu-ray or an AVCHD structure

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Raspberry Pi3 Squeezebox and Meridian Explorer 2 DAC MQA Playback

Been listening to some MQA music files on my Pi3 Squeezebox and Meridian Explorer 2 DAC and have to say the future is here and now for digital muisc


Monday, 11 April 2016

Setup a Squeezebox Network Music Player using Max2Play, Raspberry Pi, HiFIBerry DAC and the official Raspberry Pi Touchscreen Display

Hello video showing you how to setup Max2Play on a Raspberry Pi with a HiFIBerry DAC and the official Raspberry Pi Touchscreen Display to run as a Squeezebox Network Music Player



Max2Play
http://www.max2play.com/en/

Made this video as the few i found and even the ones on the Max2Play website didn't show you how to setup from start to finish so thought i would make one to help people out

I'm using a Pi 2 but the Pi 3 should also work plus my music is stored on a WD My Cloud network drive connected to a Linksys WRT1900ACS running DD-WRT (Kong Build)

Hardware used
Pi 2
7” Touchscreen
HiFiBerry DAC
WD My Cloud Network Drive
Linksys WRT1900ACS running DD-WRT

Software used
SD Formatter Link
USB Image Tool Link

Captured using
Open Broadcaster Software https://obsproject.com/
Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Microphone

Music from Let Em Riot
https://letemriot.bandcamp.com/music
http://www.letemriot.com/home.html

Twitter
https://twitter.com/letemriot

Saturday, 5 March 2016

New Convert 30fps Video to 60fps Guide (Free)

Updated Video showing how to convert 30fps video to 60fps with MeGUI which you can use to convert any 30fps video to 60fps

Made this updated video as there was a problem updating MeGUI so though it was time for a new one with the new versions of each software used which is a little faster to install



Software to download Link

Lav Filters if needed Link
Forum Link

Portuguese language version by luiz michel Lopes Castro Link

PS4 GTA 5 60fps Full Video Download Link

So thanks to everyone over at http://www.spirton.com/convert-videos... as they made the guide which i used to make this video plus to the people who coded the other software used

Other software used
Open Broadcaster Software to capture video https://obsproject.com

Mic used
Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB

PS i'm no expert at how this software works but will do my best to help but your best bet is to ask over at http://www.spirton.com/convert-videos... there the brains

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

How To Join / Merge TS Video Files Together "free and easy"

Quick video showing how to Join / Merge TS video files using a batch file which i use to join files captured by a Elgato HD60 Pro so i can edit with VideoReDo

Text to add to Notepad copy /b *.ts joined_files.ts
save as joiner.bat

Captured using Open Broadcaster Software (OBS Studio) http://obsproject.com/index
Microphone used Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone

Thursday, 15 October 2015

The problem with Elgato capture software "it's not the 80's"

Got myself a Elgato HD60 Pro the other day and for some reason Elgato are still in the 80's and think that everyone is still using Fat32 formatted hard drives as it splits the .ts capture into 4GB chucks "WTF it's 2015 people are using NTFS"

For me editing with a .ts file is so much easier as all the audio channels are separate channels within one file so you only have to work with the small file you want to use

If you use the option of converting with the Elgato software to MP4 it merges all the audio channels into one :/ so to make thing easy for myself i have to merge all the .ts files with TSSplitter

Please please please give just one .ts file to work with as it will make mine and others life so much easier


Sunday, 1 March 2015

Raspberry Pi 2 Meridian Explorer 2 DAC

Raspberry Pi 2 running Volumio and a Meridian Explorer 2 DAC




















Monday, 23 February 2015

Raspberry Pi 2 HiFiBerry DAC "No Soul"

I got myself a Raspberry Pi 2 the other week and after reading that the audio wasn't up to much i was pleasantly surprised to what i was hearing from a little £30 box when using with a Yamaha A-S500 Amp and JPW Sonata Speakers, the sound was a little closed in plus a little low in volume but it still put a smile on my face that the little box had a voice

Well the other day i decided to buy a HiFiBerry DAC and after spending the last 3 days listening to my music with the HiFiBerry DAC installed which ranges from Loose Ends, Let Em Riot, Trevor Something and 80's Electro it did open up the music giving it a larger sound stage plus it now matches my other devices volume wise i just find my music is now devoid of any soul

Monday, 16 February 2015

The Best Way To Stream Music To Your HiFi

What could it be ? what could be the best thing ever to stream music to your HiFi

Well after using a Bluetooth Receiver to stream music from my PC or iPad to my HiFi for the last few years i got myself a Raspberry Pi 2 i wasn't sure what to do with the little device but after having a read and with a little help from Volumio i found out it can be used as receiver / network player when plugged into your HiFi

All you need to do is download Volumio from https://volumio.org/ and copy to a Micro SD card and plug the pi into your HiFi and then turn on your Raspberry Pi you don't need to have the Pi plugged into your TV to setup as it can all be done via any web browser by going to http://volumio.local/

Right off the bat it will play music from a USB Dongle plus if your using iTunes on your PC it will come up as a option as a playback device (Airplay)



















You can also play directly from a iPad



















You can also use with a network hard drive as i use a WD My Book Live all you have to do is go into  the Library within the Volumio Menu with any browser and Mount the drive which is just a case of adding the Network hard drives ip address and then the Remote directory which will be something like Public/Shared Music/ Don't worry about Username and Password and after a little while depending on how may folders / Albums you have your music will show up in your Library



















That's it really and your be sitting back enjoying your music :)

My Setup

Raspberry Pi 2
Samsung UHS-I CLASS 10 32GB SD Micro Card
TP-LINK TL-WN823N 300Mbps Mini Wireless N USB Adapter
RCA Phono Female to 1x 3.5mm Male Jack
Linksys by Cisco WAG320N Router
WD My Book Live
Yamaha A-S500
JPW Sonata Speakers
Kimber PBJ interconnects
Supra 10 Speaker cable