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Upgrade Dell OptiPlex 745 Small Form Factor To Home Theater PC

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

2011-12-05 Updated

2011-12-03 Initial Post

I was able to get an older Dell OptiPlex 745 Small Form Factor desktop computer from work. Its ship date is May 2007, so it's almost five years old. I wanted the black, SFF design so I could put it next to my TV stand to replace the larger, silver-colored desktop mini-tower I had as my home theater PC (HTPC).


How to Capture/Record/Save a TVUPlayer Video Stream Using VLC Media Player

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

2010-10-24 Initial Post

VLC Media Player 1.1.4
TVUPlayer 2.5.3

From the first link below, I found out how to capture/record/save a TVUPlayer video stream with VLC, but the problem was that I couldn't find any setting in the VLC GUI to change the destination file location. I looked at the VLC documentation in the second link and it had a command line parameter for changing that. Based on info from the two resources, here are my instructions in a nutshell: (more…)