Backing up XBMC Live 10.0 configuration to network CIFS share

March 1, 2011
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The last several posts have described my foray into HTPC territory. My XBMC Live installation is humming along nicely on the Zotac ZBOX HD-ND02, and we are thoroughly enjoying it. Although the installation of XBMC Live was quick and painless, I have made quite a few changes to the skin settings, media paths, SSD settings, […]


XBMC Live 10.0 on a Zotac ZBOX HD-ND02 linked to OpenFiler VM media library

February 27, 2011

Introduction During the previous post I described my CD-to-FLAC project. The purpose of that project is two-fold: 1) create a digital, loss-less backup of all our existing CD collection, and 2) be able to access this mountain of media and play it on our main stereo system. I was already looking to possibly replace my […]


Vortexbox music server in an ESXi VM hooked to OpenFiler

January 18, 2011

The story About four years ago I got started on a project to rip all my music CDs to FLAC. About seventy albums in, that project got put on hold. We moved the study from our spare bedroom to the basement when our boy arrived, and the CDs got scattered into numerous dark recesses of […]