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Living Room Gaming PC: Phase 1

This is a story about transformation. The transformation of the generic desktop PC I received a few years ago into a living room gaming box. The final goal is to (1) move this from the home office to the living room and (2) have it be able to run current AAA titles at 1080p/60FPS as […]

Installing FFmpeg on FreeNAS 9.3.1

After getting my media files organized on FreeNAS, I wanted to make some quick video trimming. Usually, I do this with avidemux. But in accessing over WiFi, just loading a file into avidemux takes several minutes. So I have this idea of doing it on the FreeNAS box itself using command line interface (CLI). Since […]

FreeNAS build coming up

I had been dipping my toes into Usenet, SABnzbd, and CouchPotato the last few days. (Also SickRage, but not very successfully) They are really a great way to manage personal media files, and together with Plex can be a very powerful combination. But these are all services that have to be running 24/7, which means […]