Windows 10 ISO Direct Downloads – Eliminates Media Creation Tool

Having issues with downloading Microsoft Windows ISO files. The following method works to eliminate the requirement for having to use the Media Creation Tool.  Windows 64bit and 32bit and a few other options to choose from.  Saves you from the unsafe practice of downloading from unknown sources.  Also works if you are getting the Error Code 0x80070456 – 0xA0019

I had to use internet explorer for this one but if you want a direct download from Microsoft of a Windows 10 32 bit, 64bit Home or Professional.

Open the page where the media creation tool is.  https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

Hit F12

Selection Emulation Tab

At User Agent String select Apple Safari like the above picture.

 

 

Plex with FreeNAS playback issues

FreeNAS Corral and Plex not Playing videos solution

Plex does not playing back videos with either the AC3, EAC3 or TrueHD when the network share of /trancode is located on a network share.

If the /transcode is located on the host For example /mnt/tank/media to /transcode

The easy solution is to select the entry and hit delete at the top right (red trash icon).

Save the container

After this you will see the /transcode mount existing but it will be in the VM instead

You will now need to correct the permissions of the new /transcode directory.

Click on the Docker Console button for your container and in the new browser window type

chown -R plex:plex /transcode

LAGG interface in FreeNAS corral

Create a LAGG interface in Freenas Corral

Ensure the interfaces are not configured.

Remove any DHCP, configured addresses.

Select Network and Create

Choose LAGG

Check the Enabled box.

Enter a description, the IPv4 address and subnet mask or IPv6 address and prefix length for the new LAGG

DHCP can be enabled and used for this LAGG only if it is disabled for all other Ethernet interfaces in the system.

Set an MTU (1500 is normal).

Choose the two network interfaces to be used in this LAGG.

Select a Protocol

Enter Aliases for the new LAGG interface if desired.

Click Save

Ubiquiti Unifi On Ubuntu Server 16.04

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Open a shell

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

Add to the Bottom of the sources list

deb http://www.ubnt.com/downloads/unifi/debian stable ubiquiti

CTRL+X

Y

ENTER

Add the GPG Keys for the repository

sudo apt-key adv –keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com –recv C0A52C50

Update

sudo apt-get update

Install the unifi package.

sudo apt-get install unifi

Reboot System

sudo reboot

Open Web Browser to https://ip_or_hostname:8443/manage

Fix your HDMI output on a Raspberry Pi

Troubleshooting HDMI out issues on your Raspberry Pi

Open up the config.txt file

sudo nano /boot/config.txt

Ensure that HDMI boost is set to 4.  You can change this lower or higher till it works

config_hdmi_boost=4

If still no luck re-open the config.txt file and override the hotplug setting from 0 to 1.

hdmi_force_hotplug=1

Check that the Raspberry Pi has at least 5V of voltage. You can take this measurement from TP1 to TP2

Try a different cable

If you are still not having luck try to delete the config.txt file and use a backup.

Kodi – First Setup Tips

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Some of the basic items to install on a new Kodi box running Krypton

  1. Click Settings Icon in the top
  2. System Settings choose Expert Mode then Add-ons
  3. Turn on Unknown Sources
  4. Escape to the main Kodi screen and click on Settings icon
  5. Select File Manager and then Add Source
  6. Select None and enter the path http://fusion.tvaddons.ag (Link no longer working as of July 2017)
  7. Name it whatever you like such as; Fusion then click OK
  8. Back to the main Kodi screen select Add-ons
  9. Click on the Package Installer Icon at the top left corner
  10. Choose Install from Zip file select the Fusion then kodi-repos then English
  11. Select repository.exodus-XXX.zip
  12. Wait until you see the add-on enabled notification at the top right of your screen
  13. Now go back and select Install from repository
  14. Choose the Exodus repository to open it
  15. Click on Video Add-ons choose Exodus and press install.
  16. Wait until you see the Exodus Add-on enabled notification.
  17. Now go back to the main Kodi screen and select the Addons tab from the left hand column
  18. All the video addons you install, including Exodus will now appear

You can install other repositories in the same fashion

The Players Klub http://theplayersklub.us/playersklub

Password and the user-name for the Playersklub is: playersklub

Install Metallic Q for tv searching using http://noobsandnerds.com/portal

Mashup http://bit.ly/MashupResurrected download directly to your box and install from zip

Other Tasks

Remove the torba provider in Exodus Provider Settings