Got a “present” recently: A discarded Asus O!Play Mini
I upgraded my Asus O!Play media box to the latest release 1.30P on Sunday and CIFS support really improved.
Before that upgrade I had to open the Network folder twice to get my local Samba server into the list, now it will detect that immediately.
cat on the Linux command line for a radically simple merge of
multiple MPEG4 files, will not work. You can check VLC on the result,
which will stop after the first part.
I am using the following script to copy a VDR recording into a MPEG-PS container using a robust input decoder, so there is a good chance, that any errors in the recording are fixed:
I currently use the following
ffmpeg script to convert the recordings of my
VDR 1.6 to more compact MPEG4:
Up to release 1.6 VDR is recording into MPEG-PS files named
*.vdr. In later releases this switched to MPEG-TS (with some impact on moving markers).
The Asus O!Play is fine with the TS (Transport Stream) format, but lacks support of the
Since my VGA to PAL adapter attached to the VDR host is not really working well for video, I am now owner of a media player that covers the following options:
- wired networking capabilities
- support of many media formats
- small, moderate power consumption