HowTo: Rename multiple TV episode files with one command

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So, you've procured a number of files that represent a pre-recorded television series and they are typically named something like this: MyTVShow.Original.S01E01-720p.HDTV.x264-ImAwesome.mkv MyTVShow.Original.S01E02-720p.HDTV.x264-ImAwesome.mkv MyTVShow.Original.S01E03-720p.HDTV.x264-ImAwesome.mkv MyTVShow.Original.S01E04-720p.HDTV.x264-ImAwesome.mkv You'd like to rename them to look something like this instead: MyTVShow S01E01.mkv MyTVShow S01E02.mkv MyTVShow S01E03.mkv MyTVShow S01E04.mkv Normally you'd tediously edit each filename and rename them manually, but to do so individually across a large folder will take a long time. Surely there's a way to rename them all in a more convenient manner? There certainly is! And with just one command too... (more…)
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HowTo: Create a Diskless workstation that boots from PXE using Ubuntu

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Diskless booting is where a PC starts up purely from a network connection. It does not have a physical hard-drive in it to start from in the traditional manner. Why would you want to do this? Well, say for example you have a MythTV Frontend PC. For the most part, most Frontends are dedicated PC's connected to a TV or projector that are not used for any other purpose, so technically there is really no need to have a hard-drive inside one as nothing new will ever be stored (all the media is streamed from the Backend server). There's also the added bonus of less noise by not having a hard-drive installed. Another good example of using a Diskless boot environment is for performing offline virus scans of Windows based…
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HowTo: Build a MythTV box from scratch using Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04

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MythTV is a project that brings analogue and digital television to your Ubuntu-powered PC. It primarily functions as your television and personal video recorder (PVR), but can be made to do many other things (refer to the official MythTV site for more information), however one thing that can catch people is actually building a MythTV box from scratch. Over the years, MythTV has been one of the largest causes of baldness in users who have torn out their hair in frustration. Nowadays, tailored distributions such as Mythbuntu make the task pretty much trivial, but not everyone likes to use the tailor-made distributions. For one, Mythbuntu has a lot of its own branding across it which I personally don't really like, and I'd prefer not to have it install all of…
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HowTo: Fix MythTV’s Frontend not going full-screen in Ubuntu Jaunty.

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The next version of Ubuntu is here - 9.04 aka "Jaunty Jackalope". Along with a wealth of new features comes a wealth of new minor bugs to fix. Not enough to be show-stoppers, but enough to annoy the heck out of you, and here's a doozy. If, like most people, you have Compiz enabled and you start the MythTV Frontend, you will notice that rather than go full-screen, Myth will start as a window, essentially, even if your settings within Myth say to go full-screen. In a single-screen scenario, the MythTV window will start just underneath the upper Gnome panel and the lower Gnome panel will sit over the top of the Myth window, obscuring part of the display. Proof that it's a window can be found by holding down…
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