Category Archives: XBMC

The Joy of Airplay

When I first heard of AirPlay, I figured “Apple only”, being the proprietary types that they are.  I’d always seen it bandied about with words like “Apple TV“, “iMac” and “Macbook Pro“.

As the only Apple devices I own are iPhones and iPads, I never really looked much further into it.

A few days ago, I started trying to see if I could find an application that would allow me to record my iPhone or iPad display to a video file, for including in a tutorial video I was putting together.

As it turns out, there ain’t an app for that – at least not one that runs on the device itself.

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XBMC on a CubieBoard?

The very first result that Google gave me when trying to find information on running XBMC on the CubieBoard (which is powered by the Allwinner A10), was this link.

This, in clear letters states…

Avoid hardware that uses the Allwinner series of chips (such as the Allwinner A10).  Development is not going well for these devices.”

Yes, “Avoid” really is written in bold.  This does not bode well.

I shall try, none-the-less.  After all, I have my backup img files for when things go horribly wrong.

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