Home made HD silencer

I am building a computer of some left overs after all my experiments. Of course it has to be silent. To make it cheap I built the HD silencer myself. It was inspired by a clever colleague that has done this with his hard drives for a long time.

All you need is some rubber bands and four pins of some kind.

It works very well!

Home made HD silencer

Article in the norwegian newspaper Aftenposten

Because of a reference in an article in the norwegian newspaper Aftenposten, I felt I had to do a short update of my page… :-) You can read the article (in Norwegian) here: Aftenposten – PVR

I am now running the following software on my PVR:

Operating system: Windows XP PRO SP1
The main PVR-functionallity: Beyond TV 3.4.4
Main menu and navigation: myHTPC
Remote control configuration: Girder
Video and DVD player: ZoomPlayer
Music server: J. River Media Center
Music remote control: NetRemote
Picture Viewer: IrfanView
EPG-Data: XMLTV

The only visible frontends are myHTPC, BeyondTV and the NetRemote GUI on my PDA. All the other software run invisible in the background serving their needs to show pictures, play music and movies.

Here are some new screenshots.

Article in the norwegian newspaper Aftenposten

New hardware and software.

As part of my ongoing experiments I have bought a Hauppauge PVR-250, and installed my old license of SnapStream PVS 3.3(Now called BeyondTV 3.4).

I run this together with myHTPC to get the music, picture and video archive funcionallity that I am used to from ShowShifter.

I have also installed J.River Media Center 9.1 and a remarkable piece of sofware called NetRemote (www.netremote.org).

Through this I can control my music collection from my old HP Jornada 568 PDA over WLAN. Look at this cool remote:

New hardware and software.