HDHomeRun: Automatic Channel Scan from command line

CLI, HDHomeRun
The CLI version of hdhomerun_config supports running an automatic channel scan.The CLI version of hdhomerun_config can be downloaded from:http://www.silicondust.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1923Usage:hdhomerun_config FFFFFFFF scan For example:OTA ATSC:hdhomerun_config FFFFFFFF scan /tuner0hdhomerun_config FFFFFFFF scan /tuner1Digital Cable:hdhomerun_config FFFFFFFF scan /tuner0hdhomerun_config FFFFFFFF scan /tuner1
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HDHomeRun: To save the RAW TS stream to disk

CLI, HDHomeRun
To save a 30 second unfiltered clip of a broadcast stream:1) Use HDHomeRun Config (GUI) to choose the physical channel.Ensure VLC is not running for the next commands...2) Open a cmd prompt and change into the HDHomeRun program directory:cd "C:\Program Files\Silicondust\HDHomeRun"3) Set the filter:hdhomerun_config FFFFFFFF set /tuner0/filter 0x0000-0x1FFE4) Save the stream to disk:hdhomerun_config FFFFFFFF save /tuner0 sample.ts5) Wait 30 seconds and stop the stream by pressing Ctrl-C.
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HDHomeRun: Linux/OSX command line reference for hdhomerun_config

CLI, HDHomeRun, Linux, OSX
You use hdhomerun_config to manually configure HDHomeRun to stream video to a PC running VLC...You will need:VLC - http://www.videolan.org/vlc/hdhomerun_config - http://www.silicondust.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=19231) Discover HDHomeRunRun "hdhomerun_config discover" to find the HDHomeRun units on the local network.If you have more than one HDHomeRun on your network then replace the wildcard FFFFFFFF Device ID in the examples with the Device ID of the HDHomeRun you wish to control.2) Run a channel scanhdhomerun_config FFFFFFFF scan /tuner03) Set the channelAntenna:hdhomerun_config FFFFFFFF set /tuner0/channel 8vsb:Cable:hdhomerun_config FFFFFFFF set /tuner0/channel qam:Note that the channel is the physical ATSC channel, not the channel advertised by the TV station. Antennaweb.org is a good site for determining which stations are nearby and what physical channels they operate on: http://www.antennaweb.org/aw/Address.aspxCheck the signal strength using the following command:hdhomerun_config FFFFFFFF get /tuner0/status4) Select the program…
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Create ISO CD/DVD image with Mac OS X Tiger and Command-line

Tricks
1. Insert CD/DVD source2. Fire up a Terminal, you can then determine the device that is you CD/DVD drive using the following command:$ drutil statusVendor Product RevMATSHITA DVD-R UJ-835E GAND Type: DVD-ROM Name: /dev/disk1 Cur Write: 8x DVD Sessions: 1 Max Write: 8x DVD Tracks: 1Overwritable: 00:00:00 blocks: 0 / 0.00MB / 0.00MiBSpace Free: 00:00:00 blocks: 0 / 0.00MB / 0.00MiBSpace Used: 364:08:27 blocks: 1638627 / 3.36GB / 3.13GiBWritability: Book Type: DVD-ROM3. Umount the disk with the following command:$ diskutil unmountDisk /dev/disk1Disk /dev/disk1 unmounted4. Create the ISO file with the dd utility (may take some time):$ dd if=/dev/disk1 of=file.iso bs=20485. Test the ISO image by mounting the new file (or open with Finder):$ hdid file.iso6. The ISO image can then be burnt to a blank CD/DVD.
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Taking Screenshots

Macintosh, OSX, Tricks
To take a screen shot, hold down the following keyboard shortcuts. * shift + command (the Apple key) + 3 for a shot of the entire screen. * shift + command + 4 for a way of clicking and dragging around the area you want a shot of. * shift + command + 4 then press space to be able to click on a window or other interface element (menubar, dock, icons etc.) to take a screen shot of that.Easy enough. Each of these saves a file to your desktop named "Picture 1.jpg" (or a higher number if the file already exists).If you want to take a screenshot using the Terminal (Macintosh HD/Applications/Utilities) here is how. Just type the commands in (except the quotes). * "screencapture ~/Desktop/screen.jpg" Takes a full…
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Folder Actions…..Whhaaattt?

Macintosh, OSX, Tricks
So I've been wondering about Folder Actions for a while now....they are actually quite neat, if you know what they do. This is a feature of the Finder that very few people use, yet it is so powerful. Folder actions allow you to perform an action to any file that is dropped into the folder. What you can do is only limited by what you can script, or what scripts you can find.Start by creating a new folder and checking that folder actions are enabled by right-clicking (control-clicking) and selecting "Enable Folder Actions". If it says "Disable Folder Actions" then you are all right, and don't need to change anything.Next, attach an action to the folder by again right-clicking (control-clicking) on the folder and choosing "Attach a Folder Action...". A…
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Rectangular Selections

Macintosh, OSX, Tricks
Many Mac OS X applications allow rectangular selections. That is, selecting multiple lines of text, without having to select up to the end of each line. This can be useful if you have created a text formatted table, and want to select an entire column, or if you want to modify the same thing on every line in a document.To do this type of selection, hold down the Option (alt) Key while the cursor is over a block of text in a cocoa application. Notice that the mouse arrow changes to a cross.With the Option Key still held, click and drag to make a selection without the text up to the end of the line being automatically selected when you drag down over multiple lines.If you want to do something…
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Only on a Mac

Macintosh, OSX, Tricks
So all you Mac freaks....here is something to show your PC friends. Set your system screen saver to something cool (RSS Visualizer) and run the Terminal. At the command line type the following command (make sure your Desktop's background is not covered with windows):/System/Library/Frameworks/ScreenSaver.framework/Resources/ScreenSaverEngine.app/Contents/MacOS/ScreenSaverEngine -backgroundNeat or what? You can stop it using Ctrl-C.
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