While I’m working on some longer posts, I thought I’d share a quick snippet I came up with this weekend as I was backing up a number of old DVDs of family movies.
FFMPeg has the awesome ability to join a number of video files together for you, but the syntax can be kind of strange. Once I learned the syntax, I sought to make sure I never had to do it again, and created this cmdlet.
In this basic version, it will join every file in a directory, giving you Output.mkv. Be sure your files in the directory are sequentially ordered as well, to control their position.
Ensure that FFMpeg’s binaries are available in your Path variable as well.
Later on, I may add the ability to provide which specific files you want to join, if desired 🙂
Windows 10 built on the awesome features of Windows 8, and brought over the very powerful ‘Refresh My PC’ and ‘Reset My PC’ options. Truly awesome, they’re able to refresh the base OS and forklift over your files, giving you that ‘just installed’ smell we all love so much.
I love that smell so much in fact, that I buy a new car every few weeks, or sometimes sleep in cars at the CarMax down the road from my house. Mmmmm plastic and leather offgas.
However, sometimes things go awry, and from no fault of our own, we can end up with a system which will refuse to either reset or refresh. Read on to see how to fix this problem. Continue reading →
It’s SO tedious to track down the update rollup version of SCOM, as the SCOM console still doesn’t have this information available (only major releases!), so you end up looking through the registry or digging into files trying to look at the file version manually.
I wrote this little script in PowerShell. Simply CD into the drive where SCOM is installed and it will track down the SCOM install directory for you, then pull out the Update rollup version and return it to screen.
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You’re like me, and super excited to start playing with Windows 10 for the Internet of Things (IoT) on your Rasperry Pi 2. But when running the DISM commands from this post, you see the following error:
This is sort of a very opaque error, and in this case, double-check that you’re using a big enough SD card. As it turns out, I accidentally picked up a 4 GB card, which is too small! I think the specific cause of this error comes from the fact that the image in question won’t actually fit on a card smaller than 8 GB, and thus the Deployment Image Servicing Management tool craps out trying to write to that sector.
Buy a bigger SD Card! Here’s one which will work perfectly! When you’re buying a Micro SD card, don’t cheap out. The quality matters and the class (the bin rate) of the card definitely matters. Smaller cards are virtually identical to the larger capacity SD cards and the only difference is physical imperfections in the card, which can mean an earlier fail rate and other problems.