Jun 18, 2008

What Good Gear Guide says about ME1 ?

There is a ME1 review from OZ, let see what they say. Link to...

Jun 15, 2008

Easy backup and navigation DVD video

There are two ways to backup your DVD video collections :
1. Direct copy all files to ME1.
2. Make a ISO image which is supported by ME1.

Some DVD Discs can not be copied because of copy protection. The backup operation must obey your local law of copyright. Please do not copy or distribute media with copyright.

Browse the folder/ISO and Open the video_ts subfolder.Play the video_ts.ifo file. Usually, the video_ts.ifo is the first file in the subfolder. The menu of the DVD video will be shown, you can use the remote control to navigate the DVD video.

Navigation functions
A. AUDIO selection by press the number key 4
Select different audio or language setting.
B. SUBTITLE selection by press the number key 5
Select a subtitle.
C. ANGLE selection by press the number key 7
Select a viewing angle
D. BOOKMARK SET by press the number key 3
Set a bookmark.
E. BOOKMARK GOTO by press the number key 6
Go to the bookmark.
F. TITLE by press the number key 1
Go to Menu of the DVD video
G. GOTO by press number key 2
Press the number key 2, a Playback Search dialog box will be popped up. Use Up/Down arrow key to select Title, Chapter, or Time setting. Press ENTER to start Title/Chapter/Time input. You can use Up/Down arrow key or digits key to change the value. Press ENTER again, the display will jump to the specified Title/Chapter/Time. Press RETURN key, the dialog box will be closed.

Jun 2, 2008

Easy way to enable Samba server, Mldonkey, Gmedia Server and SSH at bootup.

Samba Server : Provides file services to all manner of SMB/CIFS clients, including the numerous versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems.
Mldonkey : The p2p client for Linux/Unix/Windows
Gmedia server : GMediaServer serves audio and video files to certain network connected media players.
SSH : Secure Shell or SSH is a network protocol that allows data to be exchanged using a secure channel between two computers.

Samba image

Steps :
1. Unzip downloaded files to ME1's FAT32 partition through USB connection. [Make sure there are 4GB space available]
2. Disconnect USB connection and boot up ME1, make sure time is set at present and LAN is connected.
3. In Windows, go to the Start menu, select Run,at the command line type "telnet" [Assume ME1's IP address is]
4. Venus login : root [Type "root" for login]5. /# /usr/local/etc/hdd/volumes/HDD1/first [ME1 will reboot and all applications will be enabled at bootup}

Note :
Default login ID and PW
SSH : root & 1234
Mldonkey : admin and 1234

1. After Samba server is active, type "file://x.x.x.x/" to access ME1' FAT32 partition.
2. BT download is disabled in Mldonkey by default, you would need to enable it first, type "http://x.x.x.x:4080/ to access Mldonkey
3. If you need Samba server only while boot up ME1, rename or delete .SH in service foler for each service.
4. The image is tested with F/W version 1.08