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The Apple USB SuperDrive Optical Drive A1379

The Apple USB SuperDrive Optical Drive A1379

Hi everyone, Today, we will take a look at the Apple USB SuperDrive. This is a CD and DVD drive sold by Apple. The current model is A1379. This DVD drive can read and write all standard CD and DVD formats. This includes CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+/-R, DVD+/-RW and DVD+/-R DL. This drive compatibility is limited to some models of the Mac. However, it is compatible with Linux after using a special command line. I’ll talk about this on another post….

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Enabling AV1 video encoding for the Intel Arc A750 GPU on Ubuntu

Enabling AV1 video encoding for the Intel Arc A750 GPU on Ubuntu

Hi everyone, Yesterday, I installed a new Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) into my main machine. Unfortunately, I had some problems when attempting to encode videos to AV1. However, it is easy to solve when we perform the following steps. It seems that we must use Intel-provided packages in order to enable the full use of the hardware. Barely using ffmpeg with Ubuntu’s default packages will show a couple of errors which are fixed when we install the intel packages. Note…

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The Sparkle Intel Arc A750 Titan OC Edition Graphics Card

The Sparkle Intel Arc A750 Titan OC Edition Graphics Card

Hi everyone, Today, I have installed a new Graphics Processing Unit into my main machine. The card I chose is the Sparkle Intel Arc A750 Titan OC Edition. The reason for choosing this card has to do with video encoding, with its Intel Quick Sync component supporting VP9 and AV1 encoding. AV1 encoding is slow on the CPU itself, so having a GPU capable to do that is great. It is also able to encode to H264 and H265/HEVC. It…

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LG BP50NB40 Blu-Ray laser died

LG BP50NB40 Blu-Ray laser died

So, these past days I’ve been having trouble with the LG BP50NB40 External Blu-Ray Drive. While I was archiving my data, it failed burning on PlexDisc BD-R DL 50GB discs at different intervals. Later, while I was trying to verify some other discs, it started to make some bad noises and it seems this is where the Blu-Ray laser gave up. Now, it simply tries to load the Blu-Ray disc with annoying sounds, sometimes working, sometimes failing. Discs that used…

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Fixing GRUB 2.12-rc1 booting issues on the HP Stream 7 and 8 tables by downgrading

Fixing GRUB 2.12-rc1 booting issues on the HP Stream 7 and 8 tables by downgrading

Hi everyone, In this post, we will see how to downgrade GRUB on the HP Stream 7 and 8 tablets. These tablets use the Intel Bay Trail platform and only have a 32-bit bootloader. The CPU in these tablets are 64-bit, so it’s weird that the bootloader only works with 32-bit EFI loaders. The good thing is that we can use a 64-bit version of Linux paired with the 32-bit GRUB EFI loader. In Ubuntu 23.10 and the upcoming Ubuntu…

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Where to rent Gran Turismo (2023 film)?

Where to rent Gran Turismo (2023 film)?

Gran Turismo is a film based on the PlayStation simulation game series of the same name. This film was released on physical formats on November 7, 2023. Unfortunately, Redbox didn’t add this movie to its kiosks. However, you can rent it on GameFly: GameFly has this movie on Blu-Ray and 4K UHD formats: They do not have this movie on DVD. It is unknown if Redbox will add this movie at a later date. They have not added any new…

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Where to rent Five Nights at Freddy’s?

Where to rent Five Nights at Freddy’s?

Five Nights at Freddy’s is a 2023 film based on the game series of the same name. This film got its home media physical release on December 12, 2023. Unfortunately, Redbox didn’t stock this movie on its kiosks, but you can rent it on GameFly: GameFly has this movie on Blu-Ray and 4K UHD formats: They do not have the DVD version of this film. It is unknown if Redbox will stock this movie, as they have not added any…

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Where to rent Trolls Band Together?

Where to rent Trolls Band Together?

Trolls Band Together is the 3rd film in the Trolls Franchise. It is the sequel to Trolls World Tour. This film was released on home media on January 16th, 2024. If you’re in the United States and want to rent it on physical media, you may have seen a Redbox kiosk. Unfortunately, for some time now, they haven’t been adding new films. The good news is that there is a service called GameFly that has this movie available for rent:…

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What’s new on Redbox? Tuesday, December 19, 2023

What’s new on Redbox? Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Hi everyone, Today is Tuesday, and that should have mean new movies at Redbox. Unfortunately, today, we did not get any new movies, nor there are any movies coming soon as of today: According to the site DVDsReleaseDates.com, the following movies were released today elsewhere: It is unknown if any of these films will be available on Redbox’s kiosks. They only have 2 of the above available for rent On Demand: We will have to see what happens to Redbox…

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