Category Archives: Video

XBMC Media Center

XBMC Media Center is a media player application developed by the XBMC Foundation, a non-profit technology consortium.XBMC is free and open source software available for multiple platforms, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play videos, music and podcasts as well as browse and view photos from local and network storage media and the internet. Says Wikipedia about it..

It is the best media center application as far as i searched.. I am also using it as a media database by fetching movie and music data from online sites like imdb, allmusic. There are a lot to write about this software but all i have to say that this one is perfect and getting better..

It has DLNA support for all your devices, to be served by xbmc also. You will not need any other serving software. It is also visually marvelous and is skinnable (even you can create skins if you want).

There are lots of plugins to connect to online video services in lots of ways like you tube, facebook etc.. And there is this plugin which i like most which is the subtitle finder plugin.. With this plugin you can directly search several subtitle sites while playing a movie and find exact matches for your movie in seconds. Because it is open source if is FREE and i think it will keep on growing..

Go quick: http://xbmc.org/

 

The renamer

Automatically rename and organize your TV shows and Movies. Also moves them to your Media Library!
TV Series Episodes and Movie File Renamer works with IMDb.com, TV.com, theTVDB.com, EPGUIDES.com and MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) from WikiPedia.

theRenamer renames your TV or Movie files into a neat and orderly format…..and adds in the TV show episodes titles!

From this: [vd-mux-ita]The.Unit.1×01.Piromane.ITA.DVDMux.[colombo-bt.org].avi
To this: The Unit.1×01.First Responders.avi
……… in just 1 simple Drag and Drop motion.

A note from site author… Simply the best i really did some research over this..(1 week) to find the best in the job.. Finally.. the best renamer/organizer for your movies and tv series..It will also move collect the files which ar properly renamed to a seperate folder if you wish..

link:http://www.therenamer.com

Karakuri

This is one of the most amazing art and technology combination i came across..

Karakuri: Creating Automatons. Self-operating machines.  Here is a video of one of its young artists: Hideki Higashino  which was beautifully shot by Matthew Allard

Japan has always been on the forefront of cutting edge robotics. Its roots can be traced back 200-300 years during the Edo period when skilled craftsmen created automata (self-operating machines). Using nothing more than pulleys and weights they were able to make the Karakuri (Japanese automata) perform amazing tasks.
Japans modern day robots can be traced back to the Karakuri.

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