Saturday, January 10, 2015

Desmume Nintendo DS emulator 0.9.11-svn5068 for Ubuntu 14.04

I compiled up and packaged a steaming pile of Desmume version 0.9.11-svn5068. For those who don't know, Desmume is a Nintendo DS / lite / DSi emulator capable of running most homebrew and commercial games. This package is compiled for Ubuntu 14.04lts 64-bit but should work on Ubuntu 14.10 64-bit too.

Download package from my Google drive.

Friday, January 9, 2015

PSP Shrink with GUI for Ubuntu Linux

Tonight I was in the mood to compress some of my Sony PSP ISOs. I needed an app to do so, and after a little Google-Fu I found a few to do the job. Most were console and all were source releases. I was looking for a .deb package and a GUI. No love in most of my searches but I did happen upon PSPShrink. I couldn't find a .deb of it BUT it did have a GUI + console binaries. The source release was fine with me, I don't mind compiling up some software. After compiling I also whipped up a .deb package for Ubuntu 14.04lts. My PSPShrink .deb might also work on 14.10 but I can't test it after switching back to the 14.04lts release.

Download - PSPShrink 1.1.1 .deb package from Google drive

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Open Broadcaster Studio and FFMpeg binaries for Ubuntu 14.10

A couple of days ago I posted a compile guide for Open Broadcaster Studio and FFMpeg. Today I present to you binary packages. They were compiled on Ubuntu 14.10 for 64-bit CPUs.

You need both .deb's to run OBS, so grab 'em and install.

FFMpeg Binaries .deb package from my Google Drive

OBS Binaries .deb package from my Google Drive

The above packages work great on my system, but your mileage may vary. If they don't work then try starting them form the terminal and see what's missing. Or leave a comment, I'll help where I can.

HD Homerun Prime Config GUI for Ubuntu Linux

I had the need for Silicon Dust's HD Homerun configuration app on my Ubuntu Linux box. Silicon Dust makes it readily available but it's only as source from their site. I was feeling pretty nice and compiled it up for anyone else who needs the app. Basically it allows you to upload new firmware, scan channels and open them in VLC. It's pretty bare bones but does work.

After installing you'll need to start it from a terminal. There is no desktop shortcut for the app. So pop open a terminal and enter hdhomerun_config_gui. If it starts up then great, if not make sure you have the gtk+1.2 libraries installed.

If you're searching for HDHomerun Prime configuration software for Linux this might help. If you're looking for a way around the QAM channel encryption this will NOT help. I know, it's a bummer.

Download deb Package from my Google Drive

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Compile FFMPEG and Open Broadcaster Studio for Ubuntu 14.10

Hello? Is it streaming you're looking for? Well, last night I was looking for it too. Luckily I read the INSTALL file included with the source to Open Broadcaster Studio (OBS). Below are a simplified set of instructions to compile OBS and it's dependency FFMPEG on Ubuntu 14.10. As far as I know the resulting compiled software streams fine to

First we need to use the package manager to install what software we can from the repositories. (one really long command)

sudo apt-get install build-essential pkg-config cmake git checkinstall libx11-dev libgl-dev libpulse-dev libxcomposite-dev libxinerama-dev libv4l-dev libudev-dev libfreetype6-dev libfontconfig-dev qtbase5-dev libqt5x11extras5-dev libx264-dev libxcb-xinerama0-dev libxcb-shm0-dev zlib1g-dev yasm

Next up we'll download and compile a very minimal install of FFMPEG. FFMPEG is needed by OBS to transcode videos into a usable format for (5 commands total)

git clone --depth 1 git://
cd ffmpeg
./configure --enable-shared --prefix=/usr
sudo checkinstall --pkgname=FFmpeg --fstrans=no --backup=no --pkgversion="$(date +%Y%m%d)-git" --deldoc=yes

Now finally building and installing Open Broadcaster Studio. (6 commands total)

git clone
cd obs-studio
mkdir build && cd build
sudo checkinstall --pkgname=obs-studio --fstrans=no --backup=no --pkgversion="$(date +%Y%m%d)-git" --deldoc=yes

After all the compiling takes place you should have a menu entry for OBS. It should be ready to configure for and start streaming.