Replacement X-Longer Nintendo 3DS XL Battery

Replacement X-Longer Nintendo 3DS XL Battery

Hi everyone,

In the past week, I wanted to play with my Nintendo 3DS XL, which I’ve had since launch day. I opened the unit to manage some data on the MicroSD card, when, unfortunately, I noticed something strange with the unit, a swollen battery.

3DS Battery 1

This is not new to me. I’ve had swollen batteries on my old phones and had to change them maybe once per year. Some batteries were not that swollen while others were more noticeable. Now, for this Nintendo 3DS, I’ve never replaced the battery since I got it, so it has actually lasted since the beginning. Another thing is that while the battery was swollen, the system would charge well. Who knows since when the battery was swollen, since I very rarely take out the Micro SD card.

Because of this, I began looking for replacement batteries. One that showed up is the X-Longer Nintendo 3DS XL replacement battery.

3DS Battery 2

X-Longer are batteries made by Cameron Sino, which I’ve had a good experience with their batteries in the past, so I decided to get it. Here’s a better look at the battery:

The battery just fits right in the console and charges fine! Now I can go back and play those Pokémon games I’ve still have to play.

3DS Battery 7
The Moon

The Moon

Hi everyone,

Today, I’m sharing these 2 photos I took today, trying out the “space zoom” of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. Hope you like them.

Photos taken with the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra with firmware ending in AUAJ.

Photos of the Day: Birds Flying in the Sky

Photos of the Day: Birds Flying in the Sky

Hi everyone,

Today, as I was out picking up my mail, I noticed a lot of birds flying in the sky. I found this interesting, as they were all lined up and flying in the same direction, with more birds coming from behind, so I decided to take some photos of them. Hope you all like them!

Photos taken with a Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra with firmware ending in AUAJ.

Movies added, removed, and coming soon at Redbox – February 23, 2021

Movies added, removed, and coming soon at Redbox – February 23, 2021

Hi everyone,

Today is the last Tuesday of February 2021. This week, we got 4 new movies on DVD and 1 Blu-Ray.

DVD

Blu-Ray

Movies that can no longer be reserved

DVD

  • Annihilation
  • Jesse James Vs. The Black Train
  • Josie
  • Kickboxer: Retaliation
  • Lodgers
  • Red Sparrow
  • The 15:17 to Paris

Blu-Ray

  • Annihilation
  • Red Sparrow
  • The 15:17 to Paris

4K UHD

  • Red Sparrow

Movies Coming Soon

March 2nd

  • Blu-Ray: Fatale (2020)
  • DVD: Fatale (2020)
  • DVD: All My Life
  • DVD: Half Brothers
  • Blu-Ray: Monster Hunter
  • DVD: Monster Hunter

March 5th

  • Blu-Ray: Crisis
  • DVD: Crisis

March 9th

  • DVD: Ip Man: Kung Fu Master
  • DVD: Vanguard

March 16th

  • DVD: American Skin
  • DVD: Dark Web: Cicada 3301
  • DVD: Don’t Tell A Soul
  • DVD: Sheep and Wolves: Pig Deal
  • DVD: Brothers By Blood
  • DVD: Songbird
  • DVD: Promising Young Woman
  • Blu-Ray: SAS: Red Notice

March 23rd

  • DVD: Breaking News in Yuba County
  • Blu-Ray: News of the World
  • 4K UHD: News of the World
  • DVD: News of the World

March 26

  • Blu-Ray: Soul
  • DVD: Soul

More upcoming releases

  • DVD: Wonder Woman 1984
  • Blu-Ray: Wonder Woman 1984
  • 4K UHD: Wonder Woman 1984
  • DVD: Get Hard
  • 4K UHD: Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar
  • DVD: Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar
  • Blu-Ray: Chaos Walking
  • DVD: Chaos Walking
  • DVD: The Little Things
Downloading ffmpeg for use with my Media tools – Updated Guide

Downloading ffmpeg for use with my Media tools – Updated Guide

Hi everyone,

In this post, I’ll detail the steps to download and use ffmpeg with my tools that supports it. Tools that makes use of it are the following:

Ffmpeg allows these tools to work with a variety of formats. For example, on Exhale and Opus GUI, it allows a number of formats to be encoded into .opus and xHE-AAC formats. On rav1e and SVT-AV1 GUI, it is needed to allow non-raw files to be encoded directly to AV1.

Previously, my guides pointed to Zeranoe’s website, but it has been discontinued and those instructions are now obsolete. Here, I’ll guide you though the steps to download fresh ffmpeg builds for Gyan’s website.

  1. Navigate to https://www.gyan.dev/ffmpeg/builds/:

2. Scroll down until you reach the git releases:

3. Download the ffmpeg-git-full.7z file:

4. Save the file:

5. Open it:

6. Navigate to the bin folder:

7. Extract the ffmpeg.exe file and place it into the root of the software you’d like to use:

Audio MD5 Checker

Exhale GUI

Opus GUI

rav1e GUI

SVT-AV1 GUI

And that’s it! Now you can enjoy using all of the software features thanks to it finding ffmpeg.

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury Game Unboxing and Amiibo

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury Game Unboxing and Amiibo

Hi everyone,

On Friday, February 12, I got the new Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury game for the Nintendo Switch. For this release, Nintendo also released 2 new Amiibo figures, the Cat Mario and Cat Peach Amiibo. We’ll see the game box and cart as well as the Amiibo in this post.

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury

The game box art is almost identical to the box art of the Wii U game, but it features the graphics for the Bowser’s Fury mode:

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury 1

Here’s the back of the box:

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury 2

Opening the box, we see a huge graphic from the Bowser’s Fury mode:

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury 3

Let’s take a close look at the game cart:

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury 4

And here’s the game cart outside the box:

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury 5

When inserted in the Nintendo Switch, we see the following image:

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury 6

Amiibo figures

Nintendo released 2 new amiibo figures to celebrate the game release. They are the Cat Mario and Cat Peach amiibo.

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Amiibos

Cat Mario Amiibo

Here’s a look at the front of the Cat Mario Amiibo box:

Cat Mario Amiibo 1

And a look at the back:

Cat Mario Amiibo 2

Finally, here’s how the Amiibo looks outside of the box:

Cat Mario Amiibo 3

Cat Peach Amiibo

Now, let’s take a look at the Cat Peach Amiibo. Here’s the box front:

Cat Peach Amiibo 1

Here’s the back of the box:

Cat Peach Amiibo 2

And here’s the Cat Peach Amiibo outside of the box:

Cat Peach Amiibo 3

Finally, here’s a photo of both Amiibo side by side:

Cat Peach and Cat Mario Amiibos

Before playing the Nintendo Switch game, I’ll play the Wii U version, since I still haven’t played it.

Super Mario 3D All Stars: Game Unboxing + Some Super Mario 64 content

Super Mario 3D All Stars: Game Unboxing + Some Super Mario 64 content

Hi everyone,

Today, I’ll share some photos of the Super Mario 3D All Stars box and game cart. Also, I’ll share some game images and videos of the Super Mario 64 games below.

I got this game on release date and began playing it casually. I haven’t yet played Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy, which is why this post will show only content of Super Mario 64.

Let’s begin with the game box:

Super Mario 3D All Stars Unbox 1

The game box art contains images of all 3 games.

Here’s the back:

Super Mario 3D All Stars Unbox 2

It contains a brief description of the game content.

Now, let’s see how it looks inside:

Super Mario 3D All Stars Unbox 3

It shows some great graphics inside. We can also see the game cart. Let’s take a closer look into it:

Super Mario 3D All Stars Unbox 5

And removed from the box:

Super Mario 3D All Stars Unbox 6

Inserted into the Nintendo Switch system, this is the graphics we see:

Super Mario 3D All Stars Unbox 7

Super Mario 64 Screenshots and Videos

I’ve just played Super Mario 64. Overall, I like how the game looks, but I struggle with the controls. My problem is that the camera controls sometimes gets in the way of the game, but overall, I’m very pleased with the game presentation on the system. Below, you can see some images and videos of the game, taken with the Switch Screenshot button.

Screenshots

Videos

I’ll play the other 2 games later. In reality, I’ve never actually played them in their original systems, so that will be a new adventure for me.

Woodpecker – June 2020

Woodpecker – June 2020

Hi everyone,

I’m in the process of organizing my photos and I came with these photos I took of a Woodpecker that visited my backyard back in June 2020. These birds are common in my area due to the abundance of trees.

Photos taken with the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra with firmware ending in ATE6.

Movies added, removed, and coming soon at Redbox – February 16, 2021

Movies added, removed, and coming soon at Redbox – February 16, 2021

Hi everyone,

Today is the third Tuesday of February 2021. This week, we got 4 new movies on DVD.

DVD

Movies that can no longer be reserved

DVD

  • Bent
  • Daphne and Velma
  • Early Man
  • Hollow In The Land
  • Maya The Bee 2: The Honey Games
  • The Lost Tree
  • Son of Bigfoot

Blu-Ray

  • Game Night
  • Early Man

4K UHD

  • Black Panther
  • The Commuter
  • The Martian
  • The Matrix

Movies Coming Soon

February 23rd

  • DVD: Silk Road
  • DVD: Redemption Day
  • DVD: Wrong Turn (2020)
  • Blu-Ray: The Croods: A New Age
  • DVD: The Croods: A New Age

March 2nd

  • Blu-Ray: Fatale (2020)
  • DVD: Fatale (2020)
  • DVD: All My Life
  • DVD: Half Brothers
  • Blu-Ray: Monster Hunter
  • DVD: Monster Hunter

March 5th

  • Blu-Ray: Crisis
  • DVD: Crisis

March 9th

  • DVD: American Skin
  • DVD: Ip Man: Kung Fu Master
  • DVD: Vanguard

March 16th

  • DVD: Dark Web: Cicada 3301
  • DVD: Don’t Tell A Soul
  • DVD: Sheep and Wolves: Pig Deal
  • DVD: Brothers By Blood
  • DVD: Songbird
  • DVD: Promising Young Woman

More upcoming releases

  • Blu-Ray: News of the World
  • 4K UHD: News of the World
  • DVD: News of the World
  • DVD: Wonder Woman 1984
  • Blu-Ray: Wonder Woman 1984
  • 4K UHD: Wonder Woman 1984
  • DVD: Get Hard
  • 4K UHD: Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar
  • Blu-Ray: Chaos Walking
  • DVD: The Little Things
  • DVD: Chaos Walking