Play back of blu-rays with VC-1 encoded video on a Linux (and Windows) PC

Unfortunately, it seems the VC-1 video codec is poorly supported on both the Windows and the Linux platform. Windows Media Player did not want to give me anything but sound. VLC was able to play back the video, but it has a lot of “micro stuttering”. On Linux with XBMC and other media players, I […]

Vuze would not run after install of Ubuntu 10.04

After installing Ubuntu 10.04, Vuze would not start. Reinstalling the libswt-gtl/3.5/java package may solve this problem (thanks to the tips in this issue at launchpad.net). Reinstalling this package may be done by opening a console window and typing: “sudo apt-get install –reinstall libswt-gtk-3.5-java“

Selecting a HTPC/Gaming Case

Building a combined HTPC and gaming rig for the living room is according to a lot of people a stillborn idea. Nevertheless, I have a HDTV and a surround setup and I want to enjoy PC games using it. Where the HTPC is slim, cool and silent the gaming rig is big, powerful and noisy. […]

Welcome

This is my new blog where I will try to write about some of the things that interest me. I am not sure just yet if I will just focus on work (research and open source software) or if I will write about other stuff as well (life, movies, computer games, football, music, and so […]