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Today’s First Video Worth Sharing: More Testing on the Hi12 With OBS Studio and Openshot

Yesterday I posted about the file size issues on the Zotac when editing a file from OBS Studio into Openshot. Of course the videos looked great, but they went from about 23 Mb to 299 Mb! I solved that issue with a small free program called Handbrake and today I decided to do some testing on the Hi12.

So I did a few videos, edited them together and surprisingly, they were not all that large after editing, maybe 3-5 Mb bigger, But I needed to know if Handbrake would work on the Hi12 as well as it did on the Zotac.

The net result was a decent video with very, very little loss in quality and it reduced the final output from about 98 Mb down to roughly 11 Mb!

So Handbrake could be a great product for you to reduce file sizes by roughly 80% or more. It is also easy to figure out and works quite fast. You can find it right here and it is free Open Source software!

So let us proceed at once to this video! Make sure to like the Video and Subscribe to the new channel, tell all your friends, share it!

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Tim

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It’s the Weekend And Time For More Insanity Here at HiBook Labs! Testing out More Linux on the HiBook Tablet. (video)

Originally posted 2016-12-04 01:52:53.

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It’s Linux Time Again!

Tonight I decided to try out some more Linux distributions on the Chuwi HiBook Tablet. This of course meant that I needed to dump one of my virtual machines so I could have extra space on the microSD card for anything new. It really is amazing how quickly one can use up 64gb of storage space.

My first distro install was called SparkyLinux and it was very good. The new (to me) windows manager had me searching all over for what I can easily find in Linux Lite 3, but it was a very decent lightweight distro, unfortunately it didn’t play well with the audio recording portion of SimpleScreenCapture and was quickly deleted. It’s too bad I had to move on because it actually allowed me to install Chrome rather than Chromium and the performance was extremely fast! Alas, because it wasn’t good for videos, it just had to go. Below is a picture I snapped of the basic desktop.

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Next on the list was Puppy Linux. It did work but the mouse pointer kept disappearing. Although it was just a bit glitchy and it worked well otherwise I simply decided to scrap it and move on.  Having used Puppy previously I can attest it is rather stellar on a PC with older hardware, simply not so good in a Virtual Machine.

So not to be deterred I am currently exploring the wonders of Ubuntu-Mate. This is a lightweight version of Ubuntu and so far is working nicely. The install took roughly 30 minutes and now I am adding the items I need/want, such as Chrome or Chromium, SimpleScreenRecorder and of course the Gimp graphics editor.

After a bit more testing we have some screenshots and a short video! How about those screenshots first? Click any image to see the gallery, (click outside the image to return here, if you have a high resolution display, you will see the X to exit the gallery).

I now have the video uploaded and ready for viewing. This was all shot on the Chuwi HiBook, in a VM, and all editing and uploads were done from the tablet. Capture was done using SimpleScreenRecorder and the videos were stitched together and processed using Openshot. In the video below I mention an install of Chrome, not Chromium, but the same program that impressed me when testing SparkyLinux. The link to a site with easy instructions is right here.

So ends another night of testing…

Tim

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Today’s Test on The Chuwi HiBook: Installing Revive Adserver

Originally posted 2016-09-21 11:52:53.

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Revive Login Screen

I rather like Revive Adserver, because first of all it is free and secondly, it works quite well.

Now of course I really have no real use for it on this site, but I just had to know if it would run. So this morning I installed it, created a few adverts and it seems to function quite well. Any of the adverts you see on here that point to Gearbest.com are actually running from the Revive Adserver on the Tablet here.

So it does work, I am once again impressed by how much this little tablet can do and of course the ad server is only going to function on this version of THE Tablet test server, because I am not going to install it onto the Asus Notebook.

You can find a copy of Revive at this link.

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Just testing out a new Plugin. Since this little tablet is now my new test platform!

Originally posted 2015-12-13 19:56:00.

testing-testing-123Since I am not all that concerned about blowing up this server, since it is relatively easy to reset, it is now my test platform.

So my first test is the Gallery Bank Plugin. Below you will find numerous images posted using the Gallery Bank plugin and we shall see how it functions and then I shall give it the proverbial, 5 star or no star rating.

Below you will find a gallery I created using the plugin using images I have on this tablet….

[gallery_bank type=”images” format=”thumbnail” title=”true” desc=”false” responsive=”true” display=”all” sort_by=”random” animation_effect=”” album_title=”true” album_id=”1″]

So in my short period of time testing this app I will give it 4 out of 5 stars and that is merely because the premium versions are a bit overpriced.

Tim

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Today’s Test Project: How Long Can The Hi12 Run As a Server?

Originally posted 2017-06-04 05:52:39.

It isn’t dead yet…after 12 hrs!

I have boasted quite a bit about battery life on the Hi12 and it is quite good, but starting last evening at roughly 6 pm CDT (06/03/17) it was tasked with being the server here.

It is now 0535 hrs and the battery is at….wait for it…..

….patience…. Yep we are at 66%!

Folks that is almost 12 hrs so far and we ain’t  halfway done! Keep in mind this is a tablet using the ComFast dual band adapter, which due to the annoying brilliant blue LED uses a wee bit more energy than one would want, but the trade-off is the super fast WiFi connect, in my case 433 MB/s.

The server you are reading this on IS the Hi12...at least until the battery gives out…so I shall post updates throughout the day.

Latest update, 1815 hrs CDT…17% I have decided at this point that 24 hrs is enough to prove a point and we are now back on the charger!

That is all,

Tim

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