On Technology


Fix to the XBMC “could not enumerate file” error

Usu­ally, this hap­pens with files being loaded into the library don’t have the required reg­u­lar expres­sion pat­tern that XBMC is look­ing for, when it loads files into the library. That reg­u­lar expres­sion is usu­ally in the form of anything_s01e02 for exam­ple (sea­son num­ber, and episode num­ber). When this occurs, you may still view the episodes but you have to go through the “Files” way of view­ing it; not through your TV’s library (like the other TV episodes themselves).

After going through XBMC wiki’s page regard­ing “Nam­ing video files/TV shows,” here’s the Nzb­Drone set­tings that I use now to rename my Anime episode files:

nzbdrone-xbmc-filename-friendly-format

For easy copypasta:

  • Stan­dard Episode Format
    Ex. Series_Title_2010.s01e01_Episode_Title_(1)
    {Series_CleanTitle}.s{season:00}e{episode:00}_{Episode_Title}
  • Daily Episode Format
    Ex. Series_Title_2010.2013–10-30_Episode_Title_(1)
    {Series_CleanTitle}.{Air-Date}_{Episode_Title}
  • Anime Episode Format
    Ex. Series_Title_2010.s01e01_Episode_Title_(1)
    {Series_CleanTitle}.s{season:00}e{episode:00}_{Episode_Title}
  • Anime Episode Format
    Ex. Series_Title_2010.s01e01_Episode_Title_(1)
    {Series_CleanTitle}.s{season:00}e{episode:00}_{Episode_Title}
  • Multi-Episode Style = “Extended”
    Ex. Series_Title_2010.s01e01-02_Episode_Title

Flickr, Flick and Share

I’ve been a long-time Flickr user and fan ever since get­ting into Pho­tog­ra­phy. It’s been more than 5-years since I’ve joined, and to this day, I still con­sider it (hands down) the best photo shar­ing site out there. It keeps it sim­ple and just makes it easy for peo­ple to do what they want to do, share their pho­tos with friends and fam­ily.

With the Hol­i­days upon us, we are see­ing loved ones that we don’t often see as dis­tance is usu­ally a fac­tor. But one thing we do to recall and make those mem­o­ries last are take pho­tos and/or videos. I had my cam­era and just snapped away dur­ing our recent fam­ily gath­er­ing. I then uploaded the set/album to Flickr to share it.

One thing that is lim­it­ing is that not all of my relatives/friends/family are on Flickr. Even then, you are only lim­ited to down­load on a per photo basis (at the moment?). As to find a solu­tion to have my aunt down­load the entire set/album, as she wanted to get them printed at Costco, I dug around and for­tu­nately found Flick and Share.

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ExtensionFM

We all lis­ten to our music using var­i­ous ways, appli­ca­tions, and tools. Vari­ety is the spice of Life after all. So what’s another way to do so…

Exten­sionFM, or “Ex.fm”, is quite use­ful if you use Google Chrome as your pri­mary browser. Add on to that your insa­tiable hunger to surf dif­fer­ent music blogs or sites like: Sound­Cloud, Last.fm, Beat­port, etc… this exten­sion becomes a must-install for users like you.

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