Saturday, December 26, 2009

Ubuntu and Blueray

Well, I have been boycotting BlueRay discs for some time now, however, I do get them as gifts from time-to-time and need to play them.  Nowadays I will purchase HD movies streamed online from Amazon using their media library and my Roku, but I received a few more physical BD discs that I need to decrypt this Christmas...

At this point though it is more economicalfor me to re-purchase the titles on Amazon then to spend the time getting the discs decrypted, but for those looking for a challenge:

Here are a few links of interest in playing blue-ray discs from Ubuntu 9.10

The Main Ubuntu Blueray guide:

BDRom decryption keys by Movie title:

DumpHD ( Open source ripping program )

MakeMKV ( Closed Source ripping program )

MPX (Multipointer) works in Ubuntu Lynx!

Finally, the MPX subsystem is included in the alpha version of Ubuntu 10.04.   I was able to create three separate mouse pointers on my TabletPC as a test following this guide:

Why? Because I can ;) and because this is hopefully the beginning of multi-touch support throughout the Gnome Desktop environment.

Last night my wife and I shared the laptop for a while using both the bluetooth mouse and the internal trackpoint.


Friday, December 11, 2009

My Arcade Machine

Someone asked me for pictures of my arcade machine and here are a few.

- MAME 1.31
- 4 sets of controls (8 way joystick + 7 buttons)
- Trackball
- Light Gun
- Spinner
- 4 way joystick