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  1. Thanks for link always good to have a backup player. VLC can play H264 and H265 4K but on H264 you need this setup right hardware acceleration turned on if your vid card supports it off if it doesn't as for H265 you will need hardware acceleration for this one especially if your going 4K.
  2. If it's a 2nd hand motherboard get a new cmos battery and don't get a cheap one it's important that a PC keeps good time. you can get Energizer CR2032 Lithium Coin Battery pack of 4 on Amazon for £2.38 on a motherboard they are good for about 4 or 5 years each. As for the power LED flip the connector on the motherboard Red and Black wire to the LED see if this fixes it.
  3. It's not the hardware per se that's stopping you from Windows 7 but more to do with the UEFI BIOS they are slowley blacklisting older software and drivers ISOs It's to phase out 32Bit at the end of this year 2020 no 32bit software will be supported anymore that's Windows / Linux "ubuntu been the first" iOS Android all being 64bit only going forward. Adobe are even sunsetting flash player the end of this year. It's all been done in the name of security "and to save cash" did you know over 80% of computer virus are 32bit so switching off 32bit kills 80% of virus anti virus software will run a lot better and faster if it only has to scan in 64bit.
  4. would you believe it my two seater sofa just had this happen today I think i need 2 of them to fix it. I come by this guide on youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dRCIwstlLc
  5. This and a pair of pliers will do the job "lucky I know the name of that type of Spring" they are called Sinuous Springs and they are cheap. https://www.jamiltonupholstery.co.uk/sinuous-springs?gclid=Cj0KCQjwm9D0BRCMARIsAIfvfIbUTBMjTCHILdpyDCedpS34PxCEl8WLdc6VIv6Eskq_Yt1BTwTBs-caAiASEALw_wcB Just remember to buy 9 gauge at the length you need.
  6. whatsapp has a browser plug-in so will work on any PC that has a web-browser and it will do video calls but it is in beta I've got over 10 hours using it and only ever had one dropout. Or even better yet if you use gmail go here https://duo.google.com/
  7. Stopped using Skype years ago "was getting spammed" even have it on my TV pull up camera "top back of TV" Your a lot better off using whatsapp as a lot of people will already have it on phones and tablets you can use it on PC the is even a webpage but it's in beta https://www.whatsapp.com/download
  8. A1W if you read that link it say's "The market was closed and decontaminated on Jan. 1" if I'm reading that right they have known about this from the 1st of Jan.
  9. We wasted february imagine if we limited flights coming in and did a 14 day quarantine on ALL people coming in from all ports. And implemented social distancing BEFORE any UK cases then when we got the first case did a lighter version of the lockdown and only tighten the lockdown if the was a jump in UK cases. But the is greed and profit so it will always be a case of "closing the stable door after the horse has bolted"
  10. It's killed some of the older famous people Mark Blum (Crocodile’ Dundee) Maria Mercader (american news reporter of 30 years) but a LOT of the famous people that have died from this are non american \ non UK like Italian actress Lucia Bosè
  11. cobra

    Origin of viruses

    Jamer the worst of all is "pagpag" in the Philippines if you youtube this the top link is BBC news but this is caused by poverty So not the same as what's happening in china. In china it's about saving a few quid and making bigger profits it's all greed and selfishness over there what's going on all over the world at the moment was so preventable but greedy and selfish people got in the way of this. The lockdown at the moment imagine if this lockdown happend in february and was over before march we will be on top of this by now but if we did the greedy and selfish people would of moaned about it and ignored it because in there eyes not enough people are infected to justify this cost to them "basically missing the point entirely"
  12. Ever wonder why most of the new viruses seem to come from China. You had SARS coronavirus outbreak of 2003 to the Novel Coronavirus of 2019 or covid 19 for short. Here are two videos to get you thinking why do we buy things from China when this is happing there. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrv78nG9R04 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_yRuOho-PY
  13. Jamer the is this guy who stayed in for over 2 weeks and still got it the only physical contact to the outside world was the letters thru the door and when cash changed hands for delivery of things (But yes we all need to stay in I have only been out one time from the 13th till now and that was to check on my mom) China are beating this now only if they did it one month sooner.
  14. Amazon are normally good at things sent back in the return window. It's more of a pain to try after the retune window but under warranty. be better if they just update the return button into a RMA req button. but saying that I have had a hand full of doa HDD over the years and all send back in the return window WD toshiba seagate HGTS and the old maxtors and the only time i had any trouble was trying to send back a HGTS.
  15. Kirk Douglas was one of the last Hollywood golden age actors died yesterday at home here is a news link https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/kirk-douglas-dies-spartacus-670526
  16. It's been forever for me too but if WonderFox dose not do the job try DVDFab 11
  17. Yes and evey time the is a petition to scrap the television licence fee it gets vandalised so going down this route is no good What we need is a referendum on this "Keep television licence" or "Scrap television licence" of course not everybody is into democracy.
  18. A1W I lost my DAD in Jan 2017 and this plus other things made me turn to drink and for 6 to 8 months I hit the alcohol hard. What I'm trying to say is the grief of losing a loved one can cloud your mind and judgement and time is the best healer mate just think about this mate.
  19. If your going to do this (And I think you have made your mind up do hope you change it) I was going to suggest you do what you have put in your 2nd post plus if it were me I'd gut the bathroom and kitchen I'd do sinks the lot and dependending on the type of property your in even flooding it (If is will not affect your neighbors) the plan is to cost the Housing Assocation as much as possible try and get it to £6.5k plus what ever the security deposit was and remember to cancel any insurance you have on the property (As they will try to claim on it) And if you feel like it buy some spray paint (red is best) and spray her name from the Housing Assocation in big letters on every wall in the property.
  20. Macs my email is a gmail on here but Jamer did have to do something for it to work.
  21. cobra

    Antivirus etc

    f-secure safe you can get the 1st year free it was £79.99 a year google f-secure safe free for 12 months
  22. Sorry about late reply only come here mostly weekends. that BUFFALO LinkStation you have is realy only good for backups and as a bit torrent downloader to get the full use out of it you need to setup a ddns or get a static IP (My 1st nas was a LG one drive and my 2nd was a Dlink two drive) and i had to do this for them to work My 3rd nas the synology is a different breed of nas you have your user name and pass but then you also have an account for all the users of the nas (you still have full control of it) Has your BUFFALO LinkStation got samba file support as I may be of help for setting up linking to videos on it for you i will have a read up on it too Dave
  23. I'd say a NAS is what your looking for and the best bit is you can Spread the Cost out by getting a NAS unit and putting any old HDD in it to get you going then at a later date upgrade that drive for real nas drives. If you go down this road I'd say get a 2bay unit and say away from the single bay units. I use a synology NAS but the are ones by qnap / Drobo but stay away from ones like Western Digital / Netgear / Seagate they lock them down too much. You can get a Synology DS218j 2 Bay Desktop NAS Enclosure for about £150 + any old HDD for the time being Then at a later date get a nas hard drive if your going for 4TB or less get a wd red if it's 4TB or more then go for a ironwolf ( you will need to get the same drive again at a even later date so bear this in mind ) Say you got the DS218j for £150 then got a 2TB WD Red for £70 ( you can get a 4TB ironwolf for £105 ) Then at a even later date you get the 2nd 2TB WD Red for RAID this is how to setup the nas so it see's the two drives as one and will make an extra backup of your DATA The overall cost is £150 + 2x£70 = £290 daveb47 if you do go down the NAS road I will be happy to help get you get started on things like the user interface and software. here is a youtube video so you will have an idea about what you will be getting into if you do get one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oR208STagkw
  24. Use gmail But you only need one account. say the one you set up is all1@gmail.com you don't use this as it's the main one what you do is use the + trick ie all1+twitter@gmail.com all1+twitter1@gmail.com all1+twitter2@gmail.com all1+twitter3@gmail.com Your inbox at all1@gmail.com will get all the emails from this. The are some sites that are still running older email software and the + trick will not work but i'd say 80% of the time it's good.
  25. 20 years go by so fast. I remember the old day's when the pad got shutdown reopend got shutdown and reopend again. how many times did that happen (I think it was 5 or 6 it defo felt like it)
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