Review of Tronsmart Vega S89 Elite Amlogic S802 TV Box

Tronsmart Vega S89 is an Android TV Box based on Amlogic quad core Cortex A9 processor. You can refer to Tronsmart Vega S89 specs for more technical details, and checkout my Tronsmart Vega S89 Unboxing post for pictures of the device and the board. As a reminder there are two models of the device: Tronsmart Vega S89 with 16GB flash and dual band Wi-Fi (AP6330 module), and Tronsmart Vega S89 Elite with 8GB flash and 2.4 WiFi (AP6220 module). I’ve been sent the Elite version, but both version should have similar performance. I’ll start by giving my first impressions, going through the user interface and settings, then I’ll switch to video and audio tests, Wi-Fi performance, and perform some other tests for Bluetooth, gaming, external storage, USB webcam, etc.. trying to cover most of the hardware features available on this device. First Boot, Settings and First Impressions Vega S89 (Elite) […]

How to Upload YouTube Videos with the Command Line in Linux

Like many people, I access Internet via an ADSL connection at home. ADSL stands for “Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line”, with Asymmetric being the key word here, as it just mean your download speed will be (much) higher than your upload speed. My ISP promises a theoretical 10 Mbps download speed, and 512 Kbps upload speed, and this is pretty close in reality: Data Rate: 10240 (downstream), 509 (upstream) kbps. Assuming a 265MB video, in the very best case (63 KB/s), it would take 1 hour and 12 minutes to upload a video to YouTube, but in practice it’s often closer to 2 or 3 hours. If it’s a video you’ve shot yourself, and copied inside your computer, there’s very little you can do, except processing the video with tools such as HandBrake to make it smaller before upload. But if the video files are located somewhere in the Internet, and […]

You-Get – Video Download Script for YouTube, YouKu, DailyMotion, and More

YouKu is the equivalent of YouTube in China, and earlier today I wanted to download a video from the service, so I’ve looked for an application or script that can do the job in Linux. I’ve finally come across you-get, a python 3 script that claims to be able to download videos from an impressive number of websites, namely: YouTube Vimeo Coursera Blip Dailymotion Facebook Google+ Google Drive Tumblr Vine SoundCloud Mixcloud Freesound JPopsuki VID48 Niconico (ニコニコ動画) Youku (优酷) Tudou (土豆) YinYueTai (音悦台) AcFun bilibili CNTV (中国网络电视台) Douban (豆瓣) ifeng (凤凰视频) iQIYI (爱奇艺) Joy.cn (激动网) Ku6 (酷6网) MioMio h NetEase (网易视频) (v.163.com) PPTV.com QQ (腾讯视频) (v.qq.com) Sina (新浪视频) (video.sina.com.cn) Sohu (搜狐视频) (tv.sohu.com) 56 (56网) Xiami (虾米) Baidu (百度音乐) (music.baidu.com) SongTaste I won’t try all, but just test it with YouKu and YouTube. First things first, let’s install it:

Time to go to youku.com and download a video:

Success! […]

How to Access the Old Youtube Layout (December 2011)

YouTube has recently launched a new version of the website with a new layout. There are several things I do not like, but the main annoyance is that apparently I can not remove the videos I have already watched from the feed. If you are like me and prefer the old layout, you can do so by accessing: http://www.youtube.com/index_ajax. It seems to work fine showing your subscriptions and friends activities, but it just displays “Authorization Error. ” at the top. I have not found any problem for now, but it’s possible that a few things do not work. Jean-Luc Aufranc (CNXSoft)Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011. www.cnx-software.com

Autoplay Embedded Youtube Videos

You may want to autoplay some Youtube videos when you  embed them in a website. By default, this is disabled (which is actually good). Here are the simple instructions to enable autoplay: Go to the Youtube video you’d like to embed in your website, click Share then Embed and copy the iFrame code which should look like: <iframe width=”560″ height=”345″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/hOrJqV13TKs?rel=0″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> In order to enable Youtube autoplay, simply change the code as follows: <iframe width=”560″ height=”345″ src=”http://www.youtube.com/embed/hOrJqV13TKs?rel=0&amp;autoplay=1” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> That’s all. Jean-Luc Aufranc (CNXSoft)Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011. www.cnx-software.com

Support for HTML5 Youtube Videos (iFrame) in WordPress

WordPress 3.x will automatically remove iFrame tags when you switch between HTML and Visual mode. In order to prevent that issue, simply install TSL iframe unfilter plugin.This will fix the issue of Youtube iframe embedded code disappearing or any other iframe code you’ve got. To automatically center Youtube videos using the iframe embedded code (supporting for flash and HTML5), edit style.css in Appearance->Editor, and add the lines /* Align iFrame Youtube Videos */ .youtube-player { display: block; margin: 0 auto; } Jean-Luc Aufranc (CNXSoft)Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011. www.cnx-software.com