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The HiBook News Report! – Just a Few New Videos From Our New YouTube Channel!

By Tim

It has been a few weeks without an official HiBook News report. So tonight here it is! Of course I am still selling the HiBook tablet, but we will continue to call this little Saturday article the HiBook News!

So the HiBook is still running great and has no issues at all,  just like the Hi12 which is still my daily driver for work.  Of course this evening we will be providing some cool, technically oriented videos for folks to watch.

These are both from the new YouTube Channel here, called High End Cheap Tech. In this case it concerns 2 nice software programs which are very cheap, as in free.

So the issue I discovered the other day was that I did a screen capture video about the Google Duplex thing that the internet is sort of going wild over. That was featured here in a previous post.  What I noticed today however was the fact that after doing just a tiny bit of editing/processing on Openshot, the video which was about 24.3 Mb grew to 299 Mb!

Yeah, no big deal if I upload at work using our cable connect, but a problem at home where we are still waiting to get some donations to fund cable/equipment, etc, for this site. So in the first video I went through about 5 tests and managed to reduce the video a bit, but it was still roughly 8 times larger than the original.  I literally did so many tests, that I sort of compressed this video down to the first test and my last result using Openshot. So you can watch that one right here, that incidentally was shrunk via the program I will discuss in the next video.

So I went out and poked about and found another open source software that can trans-coder  that can help you seriously shrink files! This folks is a great program for crunching a video down, without losing any noticeable quality! The video above was reduced from 170 Mb to a mere 20 or so Mb! So watch and learn folks!

That is all for now, except please subscribe to our channel or click those big donation buttons on the website here!

Tim

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It is The HiBook News Sunday Edition! Today, Freeing Up Disk Space After A Windows 10 Update!

By Tim

Low Disk Space Sucks!

So we are all stuck getting these Windows 10 updates and yes, they are a good thing, but if you are on a system that doesn’t have a ton of disk space, they can be a royal pain in the ass!

Today I was greeted with the HiBook getting the latest update and afterwards, yeah, I had 999 MB free! What? Yeah 999 MB, no GB here…less than a single GB!  So what to do. Well you can run disk cleanup, but oh no, it won’t even show you the mysterious Windows.old folder for a month. You can go into the file manager (explorer) and you will see it, but nope, it won’t let you just delete it.

If you need that space now you have a few options, change your time settings to not be automatic, then move the date/time to a few months ahead. After a reboot Windows will ask you if you want to delete previous versions, just say yes. That might take an hour or so to occur whilst Windows is dutifully checking for the latest update.

The next option is simple, quick and direct, involves no changing of dates and destroys that folder in a few seconds. It is called a batch file! Yep a simple text file that you can save somewhere where you can remember it (LIKE YOUR DESKTOP) and then simply right click and run as administrator.

So below is the text file you need to save and edit in notepad and then save as a .bat file. I found this info at this link. Yeah, if you do not know how to do stuff, Google it kiddies!

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takeown /F C:Windows.old* /R /A
pause
cacls C:Windows.old*.* /T /grant administrators:F
pause
rmdir /S /Q C:Windows.old
pause

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Below is the video I shot of the painful process today….

That is all I have for now, except for asking folks to donate, comment on the videos and subscribe to the new channel!

Tim

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The HiBook News: This Edition; The HiBook Saves The Day Again!

By Tim

This is a short post, but it gets the point across I hope…

The HiBook is always here charged up and ready to go for whatever I need it for and once again it saved my bacon today!

I woke up sick as a dog this morning and when I finally decided to do some web stuff I ran into an issue while posting up a video to YouTube on our new channel. The Bluetooth keyboard no longer wanted to talk (type) to the Zotac desktop!

Well that’s a bitch ain’t it? Yeah it is, but after uploading the video using only the mouse I was left with the prospect of having  to purchase a new key board. But wait! Yeah I tried the K480 on the HiBook and it worked just dandy! That eliminated BT as the issue.

Next I tried to reconnect it to the Zotac desktop and it simply didn’t work. Uh oh…..perhaps the Bluetooth on the Zotac was dead? Did not think so, so I rebooted the Zotac and could not login! Well crap! What to do now?

Well fortunately for me I run VNC server on the Zotac, only available on the internal network and…wait for it….yeah the HiBook has VNC viewer installed! Once I ascertained the IP of the Zotac I was able to connect to it and login in. I then used the remote software to re-pair my K480 keyboard and all is well again!

For those wondering how I found the IP of the Zotac, I used an Android app called “Fing” It will show every single device on a network and the basic version costs nothing.

So after rebooting and coming back in to the Zotac I was finally able to reconnect Bluetooth (the K480) and all is well again. I have no clue why the BT dropped previously but the problem is fixed, the HiBook stands ready for future disasters and all is well again at HiBook Labs!

That is all for now,

Tim

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The HiBook News: We Are Back On Cable! Uh, Well Not The Server Just Yet.

By Tim

So without any help from an outside source we now have cable in my new apartment. It certainly isn’t the fastest, but with roughly 30+ GB  down loads and 17+  GB uploads it is pretty decent.

It is nice to have essentially no data limits again and not have to depend on my phone for internet connectivity.  Of course we still need some help on this site so always make sure to click those donate buttons!

Of course Mediacom stuck us with a Hitron modem/wireless router and it isn’t exactly up to snuff. I am going to ask them for a Cisco modem. Much faster and then I can use my TP-Link router to it’s full extent, but that is for another day.

I am just happy to be able to watch YouTube at full HD res and to be able to use multiple devices at once. We will be adding a video or two in the next few days and hopefully we can begin to get folks to check out the new YouTube channel. I know, there isn’t much there now at all, but you can’t have a lot of videos until you make the first few, now can you?

I did use the Hi12 all evening to watch a few TV episodes that I needed to catch up on and it worked great. No hiccups on WiFi N  (2.4 gHz) and the Zotac here is connecting at a fairly steady 392-433 mb/s on WiFi ac (5 gHz).

So that is all I have for now,

Tim

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The HiBook News: Thinking Of Creating a Small YouTube Channel

By Tim

I have been considering this for some time now. But it is expensive to get started, but it can be done, even on boring and sub-standard equipment.

The first stage of course is getting this server back onto my home turf, meaning, a cable connect which is now going to happen shortly.

Step 2 is to purchase a decent, albeit slow in today’s world laptop/notebook, that can edit video files and be used at work for the same purpose. Yes, I can already edit files on my Zotac PC and even on the Chuwi Hi12, given the time to process. But I need something a bit faster and dedicated.

The tipping point might just be the sale of the HiBook tablet, which is currently not used at all right now. Yeah, I know that sucks, because it still works great! I did put it up for sale on craigslist and the first 3 respondents were as usual scammers.

Perhaps I will go with a giveaway? Not sure at this point. All I know is that I watched the original Die Hard movie on it last night and was once again reminded of how good of a little tablet it was!

I am selling the HiBook, but a few donations or some participation could change that. Besides I like the “HiBook News” name, it is distinctive and different!

That is all I have for now,

Tim

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