Some users like to run software programs on there Synology DS which are not available in the package center (Synology repro, or any other). To install software you may need ipkg (or the Itsy Package Management System). ipkg is not default installed on your Syno so you have to do that yourself. On the Synology wiki there's an article which describes the process of installing ipkg, but many users are having trouble with this guide.
So I thought, I'll write a guide on how to install ipkg on your Syno DS. After some research on the internet I found a different, much easier way to install the ipkg package manager...
As follow up of my previous post on how to share your XBMC library on a Synology NAS with XBMC 11.0 (Eden) I made this guide based on XBMC 12.0 (Frodo). In this post I'll guide you to the process of moving your XBMC library from your HTPC (or Apple TV or RaspPi) to the Synology DiskStation. So why do you want this? Well a centralized library brings multiple advantages like being able to stop a movie or TV show on one device and continue watching it on another one. Also the watched-state of your media is distributed across your devices.
Today I've pre-ordered the Ouya gaming-console. For those how aren't familiar with this piece of hardware check out the introduction movie;
So why did I ordered the Ouya? Well I'm not so interested in the gaming features but more in the capability to run the XBMC media center on it. There're several XBMC developers involved with the development of the Ouya hardware and software so when Ouya comes to the public in April 2013 I'm expecting it to come with the XBMC release for Ouya.
So why yet another hardware solution at my home to run XBMC (besides the Zotac HTPC and my Raspberry Pi). Well the Ouya is very low priced, for only $99 you get;
- Tegra3 quad-core processor
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB of internal flash storage
- HDMI connection to the TV, with support for up to 1080p HD
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth LE 4.0
- one USB 2.0 port
- Wireless controller with standard controls (two analog sticks, d-pad, eight action buttons, a system button) and a touchpad
- OS: Android Jelly Bean
And it looks very nice;
Also interested in getting your Ouya, pre-order it before February 4 to get it in April!
Ouya on Twitter: https://twitter.com/playouya
Ouya on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ouyas
Ouya on Google+: https://plus.google.com/101870372356034764386/posts
This afternoon team XBMC released version 12.0 code named "Frodo".
The XBMC.org website is unavailable at the moment due to heavy load;
But don't worry, there're enough mirrors out there! http://mirrors.xbmc.org/list.html, select a mirror and start downloading!
For my blog I do a lot of testing on my own 'production' Synology DS410. Because I'm hosting all my media and personal documents on this DS it will be very annoying if anything went wrong. I was thinking of buying a low priced DS (like the DS 212j) for testing when I discovered a community project called XPEnology. XPEnology is a modified Synology DSM firmware which runs on virtual hardware (and some physical hardware to), of course without any support from Synology but great for testing.
In this post I'll guide you to the process of installing Synology DSM inside a virtual machine.