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Essential free windows 8.1 downloads (my version) 😁

December 10, 2014 Leave a comment

As you all know I’ve moved back to windows mainly for the garmin virb overlay software for cycling and what’s been nice is to see my garmin 500 communicate with my laptop again with garmin express  👍

My tip things go wrong especially in this day and age plenty of viruses and mallware to catch you out so keep it minimal !!!!  Back up on a separate HDD every day but don’t leave it connected 💻

So I’m doing free only 👌

1) Garmin virb edit – ideal free software for you cycling videos
     Get your power, speed cadence etc on screen to show your followers

2) Libre office – forget paying for ms office in 2014 no need

3) Popcorn time – A bit like Netflix but free 🐒 top work

4) Kodi (Xbmc) – free live sport / TV / films just the job

5) Windows movie maker – ideal for converting your movies for yOuTube upload
Virb edit uses iPhone mp4 converting files .mov no good 👎

6) Google chrome – never use internet explorer ever !!!

That’s all I need these days the Asus runs fast with no issues, 8.1 has been a present step forward as I’ve always hated the platform.

What next 78 days evaluation left then we move to windows 10 💻

Streaming movies with popcorn time very simple install

September 27, 2014 1 comment

Info can be found on this blog HERE

full info here 

Looks good all platforms and works well really well installs as it should on ubuntu 14.04

This page has the best for installing ace stream on Linux but read carefully as it needs a little messing with

this is not my work I’ve just cut and paste the correct info into place – option 10 was updated

Enter terminal
1.  echo “deb http://repo.acestream.org/ubuntu/ raring main” | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
2.  sudo wget -O – http://repo.acestream.org/keys/acestream.public.key | sudo apt-key add –
3. ###> sudo apt-get update

4. IF YOU GET THIS ERROR MESSAGE: “GPG error: http://repo.acestream.org raring InRelease: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 50E2BCF0E3805CD8″,
4A. THEN TAKE THE LAST 8 DIGITS OF THE ERROR KEY AND PROCESS THEM AS FOLLOWS:
4B. ###> gpg –keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com –recv E3805CD8
4C. ###> gpg –export –armor E3805CD8 | sudo apt-key add –
4D. ###> sudo apt-get update

5. NEXT, DOWNLOAD https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bw2xof … w1akE/edit
6. EXTRACT downloaded file Ace-stream-U14.04.tar to your home folder
7. ###> cd ./Ace-stream-U14.04
8. ###> sudo apt-get install python-apsw python-m2crypto
9. ###> sudo dpkg -i acestream-engine-fix-Ubuntu_14.04.deb

10:

cd /tmp && wget http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/universe/liba/libav-extra/libavutil-extra-51_0.8.7ubuntu1_amd64.deb http://cz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/libd/libdvbpsi/libdvbpsi7_0.2.2-1_amd64.deb http://cz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/libe/libebml/libebml3_1.2.2-2_amd64.deb http://cz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/libm/libmatroska/libmatroska5_1.3.0-1_amd64.deb http://cz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/x/x264/libx264-120_0.120.2151+gita3f4407-2_amd64.deb http://ftp.br.debian.org/debian/pool/main/x/x264/libx264-123_0.123.2189+git35cf912-1_amd64.deb http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/universe/liba/libav-extra/libavcodec-extra-53_0.8.7ubuntu1_amd64.deb http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/universe/liba/libav-extra/libavformat-extra-53_0.8.7ubuntu1_amd64.deb http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/universe/liba/libav-extra/libavdevice-extra-53_0.8.7ubuntu1_amd64.deb http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/universe/liba/libav-extra/libavutil-extra-51_0.8.7ubuntu1_amd64.deb && sudo dpkg -i *.deb

11. ###> sudo apt-get install acestream-full
12. ###> sudo apt-mark hold acestream-engine

I got it working with the ryder cup via wiziwig today so excellent info from the originator