December 10, 2006

Music Metadata: The Artist Sorting Problem

This weekend, I've been blogging about issues related to the metadata stored in my music files, such as song title and performer. Today I wrap up with one final problem—one... (read more)

December 09, 2006

Music Metadata: The Compilation Problem

In my previous blog entry, I discussed creating the metadata for my music collection. The metadata are stuff like song title and artist, which are stored in the music file.... (read more)

December 08, 2006

Music Metadata: Making my Music Library

Just about a year ago, I converted my music library to digital form—and I love it. The CDs are all ripped to lossless FLAC format. I've got a small computer... (read more)

Cowon iAudio X5: Nice Music Player

I recently thought it was time to get a disk-based MP3 player. I already had an inexpensive flash memory player, which was great for carrying a dozen albums on... (read more)

May 27, 2006

Update on Home Media PC

I built a home media PC last October using an Asus Pundit-R "booksize" computer and Ubuntu Linux. You can read about the saga in my home media PC category. Where... (read more)

Posted by chip at 11:50 AM to: Home Media PC, Linux
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January 07, 2006

Progress on Hibernate

One of the issues with my media PC (Ubuntu 5.10 Linux on an ASUS Pundit-R) is that it doesn't hibernate correctly. This means I need to do a full boot... (read more)

Posted by chip at 11:18 AM to: Home Media PC
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January 04, 2006

Pundit-R BIOS Update Agony

I've spent the better part of the afternoon performing a BIOS update of my ASUS Pundit-R system. I finally found a procedure that works—and about ten that didn't. I'll describe... (read more)

Posted by chip at 03:35 PM to: Home Media PC, SXSW 2005, Software
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November 27, 2005

Linux Media PC, a Month Later

It's hard to believe that it's been over a month since I built my Linux based home media PC. My entire CD collection (about 250 discs) has been digitized, and... (read more)

Posted by chip at 12:08 AM to: Home Media PC, Linux
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October 22, 2005

Setting up Function Keys for a Linux Media PC

I am using a Dell wireless keyboard for the home media PC that I am building. After so many difficulties setting up the system, it's nice to report a small... (read more)

Posted by chip at 03:57 PM to: Home Media PC, Linux
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October 21, 2005

Video Connections Made Confusing

Video connections sure are confusing. I have a degree in electrical engineering from an Ivy League institution, and I'm befuddled by it all. I feel sorry for you mere mortals... (read more)

Posted by chip at 02:08 AM to: Home Media PC
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October 11, 2005

ASUS Pundit-R + Ubuntu Linux = Media PC

FedEx delivered the parts for my new media PC today. It took a few hours time (and an unplanned run to Fry's Electronics) to put it together, but now I'm... (read more)

Posted by chip at 03:08 AM to: Home Media PC, Linux
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October 07, 2005

Linux CD Ripping Performance: Surprising Results

Next week, I'm building a Linux-based media PC. I've been doing some research and planning. The first goal is to setup a digital music library. I started my research at... (read more)

Posted by chip at 12:46 PM to: Home Media PC, Linux
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