Pro Tip Number 2: Wireless Mount and Shell – XDA TV

For the second in our series of XDA Pro Tips, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler shows the basics of turning your device into a file server with secure shell (SSH) and secure file transfer protocol (SFTP).

He demonstrates the Google Play application QuickSSHD and offers the free alternative of market application SSHDroid. AdamOutler then goes on to show how to connect to a desktop, the programs used and how to set it up on Linux or Mac while offering Windows users some options as well.
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This Week in Development Quick Take: AROMA and NFC – XDA TV

In today’s Quick Take of This Week in Development, Jordan takes time out of his birthday celebration to cover a couple stories of interest from the XDA Portal. Giving a nod to the most important women in anyone’s life, Jordan discussed the Top Five Apps for the Hard Working Mom. A mother is the woman who brought you into this world, and according to my mother, is the one woman who can take you out of it.

Jordan then talks about managing files with AROMA file manager and the addition of the NFC Hardware Hacking forum. Finally, Jordan mentions our new Pro Tip series on XDA TV. All in all, this is a video you don’t want to miss!

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Interview With Recognized Developer AdamOutler Pt. 2 Of 3

Welcome to the second part of the interview with Recognized Developer AdamOutler:
Here you can find the first part in case you missed it.

orb3000: We know you have the longest bash script ever written, what is made for exactly?

AdamOutler: Mythical Librarian was a
project I created over the course of 6 months. At the time, my daughter was
3, could not read and liked TV Shows like Dora the Explorer, Sesame Street
and others. I found a way to make it so she could point to the show she
wanted to watch, with proper naming convention, XBMC could assign pictures
to each episode and she could select which TV Show she wanted to watch. The
idea behind this project was to automate the process of recording a video,
looking up the season and episode numbers, then renaming. Sounds simple
right?

I began with BASHSEXX(Bash SeasonXX, EpisodeXX). It evolved to support
MythTV’s database and was renamed MythSEXX. Eventually it got a small
following, people started reporting bugs, the script was supporting a large
number of functions and databases and was “thinking” on its own, so it was
renamed mythicalLibrarian.

Long story short, it takes a recording, references an online database,
parses, creates a local textual database, looks TVShows up based on
SeriesID, Original Airdate, Show Title and Episode Title, utilizes standard
and fuzzy logic, grades its performance, makes decisions if its going to
redo the lookup at a later time, maintains filesystem symlinks and manages
metadata. It talks to GNOME desktop, XBMC and MythTV. mythicalLibrarian
generates RSS feeds upon each action via Apache web server.
mythicalLibrarian also has the ability to update itself from the latest SVN
or Stable version.

The end result is the user can use XBMC as a better front-end for MythTV.
XBMC uses mythicalLibrarian to get information which downloads cover-art,
fan-art, episode-art, and displays detailed information about the episode,
while MythTV handles disk-space issues and recording.

I believe it’s main portion is now the longest BASH script in existence.

orb3000: Regarding your current projects such as Unsecure boot on the Nook Tablet, running Ubuntu on Nook tablet, Exynos4120 UnBrickable Mod, what is the actual status and what users can expect from those amazing tools?

AdamOutler: While I did put in a lot of research into Unsecure Boot on the
Nook Tablet and even prototyped Nook Tablet ModChips, XDA Junior Member
Bauwks came up with a total software solution. This solution is now the
defacto standard used in all custom Nook Table booting including Ubuntu.

As for Ubuntu booting, there is considerable work going into a Nook Tablet
3.0 Kernel. This is required for proper operation of Ubuntu. The older 2.6
kernel will boot Ubuntu just fine, but there are problems which cannot be
corrected without proper underlying datastructures. The Ubuntu Recovery
system I came up with works well and will recover a dead Nook Tablet from
any known cause of bricking. I will continue this project as soon as I get my hands on a 3.0 kernel.

The Exynos4210 UnBrickable Mod is complete. We are now researching firmware
solutions. I have worked with Rebellos via Internet and it would appear
that the most logical solution would be to simply send it to him. He will
attempt to write new bootloaders and make GS2 UnBrickable Mod a reality.
Believe me, I want this badly as I receive several PMs per week asking about
the status of GS2 UBM.

orb3000: You have opened a thread called Do you want to help out
developers? Got a broken device?
How the project is going, and what would
you like to ask/advice the donors?. We would like to take this opportunity
to remind everyone participating to help us to keep thread clean.

AdamOutler: A broken device may be something most people throw away.
However, to myself and others, they are research tools.
I stated devices in which I am interested at the top of the thread. Many members have posted
other devices which they are willing to part with. I would like to
encourage other developers and hardware hackers to take advantage of this
and use it as a resource for their projects.

Expect the third and last part soon. Thanks for reading.

Mizuu Movies Brings Media Center Polish to Honeycomb

Are you one of the lucky few with a Honeycomb tablet? Have you been looking for a better movie management system? If so, XDA forum member MichellBak has created Mizuu Movies, a gorgeous new application that keeps track of all your movies and adds information courtesy of IMDb.

With Mizuu Movies, you can get an experience similar to what you would find on XBMC or Boxee right on your Honeycomb tablet thanks to the immersive and appealing UI. Truly, it is difficult to imagine that this is the developer’s debut app. In his words:

What my application does is basically something along the lines of XMBC or Boxee. It automatically identifies movie files on your device and puts all of it together in a nice overview with quite a bit of functionality.

Love watching movies? You’ll love using Mizuu Movies.

Mizuu Movies keeps track of all movies on your Android tablet, and tries to identify the videos using the Internet Movie Database (IMDb). Titles, plots, ratings, movie covers and much more are downloaded to a local database on your tablet, allowing you to get a great movie viewing experience without being connected to the internet. Perfect for frequent travellers.

Managing your movies has never been easier. With Mizuu Movies on your tablet, similar to Boxee or XBMC on the PC, you can have your entire movie library with you on the go.

ENTERTAINMENT AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
• Immersive graphical interface
• Easy access to your movie library: Find, tap and play
• Developed exclusively for tablets

OTHER FEATURES INCLUDE
• Search functionality
• Trailers
• Manual identification of files
• Manual database updating
• Settings & themes
• Manual movie cover override ({movietitle}.jpg in the same folder)

If media organization is your cup of tea, be sure to head on over to the application thread to get started!

Weekly Q&A: Week 38

Every week, we select five questions and answers, found on the forums. Even though some of these questions and answers might not be of help to you, they might still be interesting to read.

Q‘Is it possible to use turn my Vibrant memory card into a flashable USB drive. I’m trying to download things such as Ubuntu and Windows 7?’

A This is highly advised against but you could turn the external SD into a flashable drive and use the Vibrant just to store it.

Q‘I love XBMC on my home Ubuntu PC, and I know it is Tegra2 enabled, but will it be installable onto the Eee Pad Transformer?’

A If you can get Ubuntu running on it, sure. Otherwise, barring an Android port you can forget about it.

Q‘I just got my replacement 32GB today and everything’s great. Minimal light bleed, no flexing. The problem with the left and right channel not balancing still exists though. Just wondering if ASUS confirmed this as a software issue or hardware issue’.

A Not confirmed by Asus but general opinion on the forums is that it might be a hardware issue. It could probably be solved easily with some sort of software audio balance.

Q‘My Galaxy S2 is constantly trying to get GPS fix. Is there any way to find out which program that is responsible for this?’

A Possible cause is the Samsung vingo voice control app. Clicking it
 auto switches GPS on.

Q‘I saw somewhere that Galaxy S 2 has two different processors. How do I find out which processor my phone has? ‘

A Easiest way to check would be on the box that you got the phone in. If it says 1.2Ghz underneath the Samsung Galaxy S2, then yours is the Exynos, else it’s the Tegra2.

We certainly hope that you can use these bits of knowledge. This site is full of wonderful guides for virtually every question you could have. Read them and put them to good use.

News Writer Team

 

Xbox Media Center Browser & Remote for Windows Phone 7

XDA member dstruktiv presents this Xbox Media Center remote for Windows Phone 7. XBMC Remote7 will let you browse through your media libraries and control Xbox Media Center via a virtual remote. The developer mentions that the free trial version limits the amount of media items you can view, everything will work the same as the full version, you just won’t get all your movies and music in the lists.
Your feedback is very important in order to help and support the valuable work that the developers do.

Originally posted by dstruktiv
[APP] XBMC Remote7 – An Xbox Media Center browser and remote for WP7

Hi All,

First time posting here, I’ve been developing an Xbox Media Center remote for Windows Phone 7 as A) It’s fun and B) The other available ones are crap.

My app is called XBMC Remote7 and I’m about ready to submit it to the market place, I was wondering if there’s anyone around that uses Xbox Media Center and has a WP7 phone (Developer or otherwise unlocked) that would be keen to give my app a go and give me some feedback?

You can browse your media libraries and control Xbox Media Center via a virtual remote.

Continue to the original thread.