marți, 28 decembrie 2010

Eee PC MKV play performance

I have an Asus EeePC 1000H and i use it mostly for watching movies. I have some problems playing MKV video files without the AC plugged in with GOM player with its standard codecs, so i installed aditional codecs. (just google MKV codec) and hit the first link)
The result was acceptable, no more frame freeze/skip , but still there are some sync problmes with the audio/video track.
Hope someone else finds this usefull.

luni, 13 decembrie 2010

Nokia N80 blue LED: turn off / turn on

This thing has nothing to do with Windows , or Linux for that matter, but it's an interesting fact that i figured it out.
So, if you have a Nokia phone with a flashing blue LED on front, you can witch it off by going to Menu -> Tools -> Settings -> Phone -> Display -> Sleep Mode , then select OFF. This way, your display will show you the time, missed calls, etc.
It's interesting because on my phone this option is available only when Englis language si selected.

marți, 7 decembrie 2010

Webcam record utility

I tried to find a program that records video clips directly from your webcam , but my first search results were spam, more spam and a forum post that learned me to record directly from Microsoft Office Onenote. Unfortunately it has just one setting, and that is regarding the quality of the video, but if you have Microsoft Office installed,  it's right there for you.
Usage: Open OneNote (not that Sidenote from System Tray, then go to Insert -> Recording -> Record Video. I don't know where on the hard drive it saves the file, but after you finish recording you can right click the object and select a path for you new saved file.

Oh, when you press "record", a pop-up will apear with images from the camera. From this point, the recordin si on until you close the window. Neat!