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Xiaomi Mi TV box 3 Netflix audio video out of sync

Xiaomi Mi TV box 3 Netflix audio video out of sync

on 18 June, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Recently I bought the Xiaomi Mi TV box 3 (International version). From the specifications and description, it seemed perfect for me as it is cheap and supports Netflix 4K, Chromecast, Kodi and running Android TV which gives access to many useful apps from PlayStore. To cut long story short, from day one I noticed problems with video and audio being out of sync in video streaming apps like Netflix and YouTube. I searched through forums to find  a solution but nobody, not even Xiaomi official responses have given a proper solution. For all you frustrated folks out there, this is the solution you have been waiting for: Settings -> About -> tap on Build until developer options enabled. Then go to Settings -> Developer options -> General -> HDMI optimization and set it to Best frame rate. Restart the device and hopefully everything will be working as...

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Wi-Fi drops on iPhone/iPad when screen goes off

Wi-Fi drops on iPhone/iPad when screen goes off

on 3 June, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

In my case, this was mostly happening in public spaces like hotels, airports and malls; when one day it started happening at home which is simply not acceptable! I have struggled with it for quite some time, searching in forums where nobody seems to know what they are talking about. Some claim that this is an iOS feature in order not to drain battery but what about our notifications while the screen is off?! Below is a temporary solution that I found in some forums which works for many, including me, and solves the problem temporarily. For me, it was working fine for about a day or so before facing the same problems. Turn Wi-Fi on. If your iOS device supports mobile data, turn it off for now. Turn off the device (by keeping the sleep button pressed and then swiping). Wait 30s. Turn it on. After the home screen loads, reset it (hold the home and sleep buttons down and keep holding until you see the apple logo). That’s it. If this is happening at home, or you are the administrator of the network, then you are in luck! Most routers have a feature to specify how long the router should keep IPs attached to devices before releasing them. This setting in public spaces is very small due to the large amount of devices connecting to the network and the limited amount of free IPs. Simply increase the value on your DHCP device (usually the router) as per below screenshot and...

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Synology Sonarr torrent workaround after Kickass went offline

Synology Sonarr torrent workaround after Kickass went offline

on 6 August, 2016 in Blog | 1 comment

        The following process will not enable Sonarr to download the torrents as before. Instead, it is a workaround in order to Synology Download Station to do the actual search/downloading and Sonarr to do the rest; archiving, renaming etc. Sonarr configuration should remain as is. Step 1 Visit https://showrss.info/ and create an account. Step 2 Navigate to “My Shows” tab and add all the TV shows, you want Download Station to monitor, in the list. Step 3 Then select the settings icon  for every show and select the required quality and whether to download the repack versions. The final outcome should look something like the image of step 2. Step 4 After completing the setup, navigate to “My Feed” tab and copy the custom feed address that showrss will generate for you. Step 5 Open Download Station in Synology and Navigate to Settings and RSS menu. There you can set the update interval (every how long to check for new torrents). Press OK. Step 6 Then navigate to RSS Feeds section of Download Station and select the + sign on the top. Paste the URL copied from “My Feed” tab of showrss.info and tick the box “Automatically download all items”. Press Add. Step 7 Pray to the internet gods that everything works as...

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Windows BootCamp reverse scrolling

Windows BootCamp reverse scrolling

on 14 November, 2015 in Blog | 6 comments

This article explains how to make Windows BootCamp scrolling as similar to Mac OS X! 1 Reverse scrolling There is a registry setting named FlipFlopWheel that does exactly this and can be found after typing regedit in Run and pressing enter which will launch Registry Editor. Then search for keyword FlipFlopWheel. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\HID\VID_???\VID_???\Device Parameters. The search will find multiple mouse entries. The default value for FlipFlopWheel will be 0 and needs to change to 1. After the change reboot in order to take effect. To get the VID_??? number you need to: Go to the Control Panel and then go to Mouse, click the Hardware tab, then click Properties. In HID-compliant mouse Properties window click the Details tab and select the Device Instance Path property. The registry path is in there! 2 Make scrolling smoother Go to the Control Panel and then go to Mouse, click the Wheel tab, then change “The following number of lines at a time” to...

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Install Windows 10 from iso on old MacBook running El Capitan

Install Windows 10 from iso on old MacBook running El Capitan

on 7 November, 2015 in Blog | 5 comments

This article explains how to install Windows 10 on an old MacBook running El Capitan. Apple made sure to make our lives difficult but installation is still doable.   1 Download the Windows 10 .iso file from your preferred location (MSDN, torrentz etc) and place the .iso file on the desktop.   2 Insert a USB drive in one of the Mac’s ports. This USB drive will be formatted so make sure that all its contents are backed up. Launch the Disk Utility, select the USB drive from the list, then press Erase on the top of the window and make sure MS-DOS (FAT) format is selected. Then click Erase button to start the process.   3 Once formatting is complete, launch Boot Camp assistant and click Continue. Make sure all three options are selected as per below screenshot. If the first option “Create a Windows 7 or later version install disk” is missing, please follow the article of the link to make it appears before continuing the process on this article. Then click Continue again. If the .iso file is placed on the Desktop and the USB drive is FAT formatted, Boot Camp Assistant will automatically detect them as per screenshot below. Click Continue again to manage the size of the Windows partition and then the installation process will initiate!   4 (Bonus) Once Windows 10 are installed, you will notice some key mac features like right click of the Track Pad are not working. In order to install Boot Camp drivers, please follow the article “Boot Camp x64 is unsupported on this computer...

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Create a Windows 7 or later version install disk missing on El Capitan

Create a Windows 7 or later version install disk missing on El Capitan

on 6 November, 2015 in Blog | 70 comments

I first noticed “Create a Windows 7 or later version install disk” was missing from Boot Camp Assistant after installing El Capitan. So how to we solve this you ask? Read through the rest of the article to find out. Prerequisites: 1. Xcode (can be downloaded and installed from App Store) 2. Free time!   Let’s begin: 1 Open Terminal and copy Info.plist file of Boot Camp on your Desktop using below command: $ cp /Applications/Utilities/Boot\ Camp\ Assistant.app/Contents/Info.plist Desktop/ 2 Right click on the new file Info.plist found on the Desktop and select Open with -> Xcode. Add new item in section DARequiredROMVersions. The new item value can be found by typing “System Information” in the Spotlight Search (Command + Space). Add new item in Section PreUSBBootSupportedModels. The new item value can also be found in System Information. Then edit PreUSBBootSupportedModels and delete the “Pre” to make it become USBBootSupportedModels. If your MacBook model exists in section Win7OnlyModels, make sure to remove it from there. Then Save and Exit Xcode. Final file will look like this:   Change the ownership of the new file to match the original: $ sudo chown root:wheel Desktop/Info.plist Above command will ask you to enter the administrator password so make sure you have that. 3 Reboot in Recovery Mode by having pressed the Command + R buttons while the MacBook starts. Navigate to Utilities and then Terminal. Enter below command which will cause to disable System Integrity Protection (SIP) and restart the MacBook: $ csrutil disable ; reboot Disabling SIP will allow us to replace the original Info.plist with the modified one.   4 Once booted back to normal mode, use below command in Terminal to replace the old Info.plist with the modified one. $ sudo mv Desktop/Info.plist /Applications/Utilities/Boot\ Camp\ Assistant.app/Contents/   5 Reboot the machine back in Recovery Mode using Command + R keys while booting and enable back the SPI using this command: $ csrutil enable ; reboot All finished! Once Boot Camp Assistant launches again, the option “Create a Windows 7 or later version install disk” will...

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