Install Windows on a DEDIBOX XC C2750 Avoton at Online.net

May only be an Atom Chip, but with 8 cores clocked at 2.4 GHz it is more than capable as a server. Online.net is offering these with 8GB EEC RAM for just 20 EURO’s a month. Board Information: https://www.supermicro.co.uk/products/motherboard/Atom/X10/A1SA2-2750F.cfm However for a budget server, you will want to install your own version of Windows Server, […]
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Video in a Video using FFMPEG

Use ffmpeg to overlay a video inside a master video or picture in a picture. This effect can be accomplished using ffmpegs overlay filter command. For this example I use two videos. A master_video.mp4 1920×1080 and a resized smaller_inner_video.mp4 800×450. The two can be combined with the following command: >ffmpeg.exe -i master_video.mp4 -vf “movie=smaller_inner_video.mp4[inner]; [in][inner] overlay [out]” […]
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Run Virtual PC in Windows 8 bypass compatibility assistant

Windows 8 no longer allows Virtual PC 2007 to be installed. Attempts to install Virtual PC 2007 will bring up the Program Compatibility Assistant saying This program has compatibility issues which prevent installation. Virtual PC 2007 has been removed because Windows 8 now comes with its own inbuilt virtualisation software Hyper-V. However this requires your CPU to support SLAT, which […]
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Display YouTube user avatar profile picture by username

With YouTube there is no easy url you can use like http://youtube.com/images/[username] which can return the users current image. The only way to get the users image is to call one of YouTube api feeds https://gdata.youtube.com/feeds/api/users/[username] The image url returned is only of the current image, so if the user changes there profile image, then you […]
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