Wishlist A 3G/4G mobile Wi-Fi hotspot

As I am often travelling to foreign countries where data connections for foreigners are exhibitive, I am looking for a solution able to share a network connection based on a local 3G/4G connection.

TP Link 4G Mobile Wifi Hotspot

TP Link 4G Mobile Wifi Hotspot

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The first obvious solution would be a “Mifi” device (Mobile WiFi).

Another one would be a cheap android mobile with tethering.

To be investigated :p

I Got ItWishlist A Noise Cancelling Headphone

Since I tried the Bose QuietComfort headphone with noise cancelling, I am very interested in such a technology :p

Bose Quiet Comfort

Bose Quiet Comfort

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I would look for an over-the-ear (circumaural) design with, if available, both wired and wireless support.

So far, I like the Sennheiser PXC 450… expect for it’s price! Indeed, it still plays sounds without batteries while the Bose does not play anything anymore when it’s out of juice. But the Bose QuietComfort 25, which is ~60€ cheaper (looking for best prices for both: 239€ vs 299€), has a better noise filtering technology… The choice will be very difficult…

EDIT 15/07/2016  I got one : a Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Around Ear Wireless Headset, Ivory.

Sennheiser Momentum 2.0

Sennheiser Momentum 2.0

Wordpress Open WordPress’ Media in a floating popup instead of the current window

When one clicked on a picture in my WordPress blog, inserted as a Media with the standard “Add Media” button, it was opened in the current window. To open it into a floating popup windows without modifying anything (code or theme), I simply used the plugin “Easy FancyBox“.

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All supported media are automatically handled by the plugin and opened in a smooth overlay.

With the plugin installed (using its default settings):

Sample Open In Popup

Sample Open In Popup

Without the plugin (the plugin can be disabled by adding this in the <a href> tag: class=”nofancybox”):

Sample Open In Window

Sample Open In Window

 

All the details on https://wordpress.org/plugins/easy-fancybox

Tips Use the GoPro App on a Oneplus One

Looking for a really mini camera, I recently bought a GoPro Hero4 Session.

GoPro Hero 4 Session

GoPro Hero 4 Session

What a disappointment when I discovered that the GoPro App was not compatible with my Android mobile Oneplus One. Fortunately, it’s possible to google for the APK and install it manually!

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As I didn’t find it in the Play Store with my Mobile, I looked for it within a browser on https://play.google.com/store/apps/

GoPro App Not Compatible OnePlusOne

GoPro App Not Compatible OnePlusOne

It was clearly indicated as non-compatible. So, I googled for: GoPro APK Download.

I found various sites offering the APK :

  1. http://www.apk4fun.com/apk/8058/
  2. https://www.torrapk.com/en/apps/19-photography/4029-GoPro-App

I did download and install manually the version 2.11.1716 and it works very fine :p

I was able to use that version of the App among others to:

  • Update the GoPro’s firmware to HX1.01.01.50
  • Configure the GoPro (video, picture and burst mode)
  • Do previews
  • View and Edit both Videos and Pictures taken with the GoPro

Et voilà.

Tips Fix Crash with Video Converter Ultimate using NVidia drivers

When converting a video with Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate on my PC, I was always getting a crash report. The video under processing was well converted but Video Converter didn’t proceed with the next one in the queue. The problem was due to NVidia drivers more recent than 337.88 not supporting a required encoding feature anymore. To fix this, I am using an older version of nvcuvid.dll and nvcuvenc.dll

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I discovered that it was related to nvcuvid.dll by analysing the dump via http://www.osronline.com/page.cfm?name=Analyze

FAULTING_IP:
nvcuvid+dcba9
1062cba9 8b01 mov eax,dword ptr [ecx]

MODULE_NAME: nvcuvid

IMAGE_NAME: nvcuvid.dll

NB.: The dump is available in C:\Users\<Your Account>\AppData\Local\Temp\ while the crash report is displayed (in order to be submitted). It’s deleted once you close the report.

This is a know issue and people post explanations on the web as well as older versions of the dll to be used to fix the problem:

  • Nvidia removed the cuda encoding feature from their more recent drivers.
  • Open this post (click on the title) to find and download dll’s to be unzipped and copied (with admin rights) in C:\Windows.

NB.: I am running a Windows 10 x64, reason why you can see a SysWOW64 folder in the zip.

NB.: Don’t forget to reboot your PC after copying the dll to be sure those are used (or renamed the old dll before copying the new ones and kill all hidden instances of your converter with the Task Manager).

Stream Audio from Windows PC to AirPlay Devices

Sometimes, I want to play audio with my PC instead of my AudioStation (Synology) via my AirPlay Devices (Yamaha HTR-4067 and Philips Fidelio AD7000). I found TuneBlade to be the best cheap solution.

TuneBlade

TuneBlade

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A lot of details and info can be found here : http://tuneblade.com/blog/

I like it because:

  • It’s very simply to use
    • No need to change the current playback device of Windows.Simply press play on the AirPlay Devices detected by TuneBlade
  • It’s cheap (less than 9€)
  • It’s able to send the music synchronously on various distinct devices (Just like Synology’s AudioStation)

Website: http://tuneblade.com/