I use some software called ushare to stream video from my pc to my Xbox 360. I won’t go into the details on how to set that up, it’s pretty straight forward. Chances are good that your linux distribution already has a package for ushare built.
If you find yourself with a video encoded in H.264/x264 (it’ll probably have a .mp4 file extension) you will be frustrated to find out that the Xbox 360 won’t play it. There is an incredibly easy workaround to this. Just change the .mp4 filename extension to .avi.
Not sure exactly why this works, but I have a feeling it’s simply due to the .mp4 filename extension. The Xbox 360 must assume it doesn’t know how to play mp4 files, without actually checking to see what codec the video file needs. But that’s total speculation on my part.
I’ve been using Dropbox for a very long time. I would totally replace Dropbox with Minus if Minus supported adding a “local” folder to your system like Dropbox does. Unfortunately Minus does not offer that yet, but I hear they’re working on it.
Dropbox has released new beta versions of the Dropbox client. This beta client adds a new feature for auto-uploading photos and videos from your phone to Dropbox. For every 500MB you upload through this auto-upload feature, Dropbox will give you an additional 500MB of storage, for up to 5GB of additional storage.
I had a few GB worth of photos and videos on my phone to upload, so getting that extra 5GB was really easy for me. If you don’t have enough photos or videos to upload, just grab some online and put them into your phone’s picture/video folder. When I started, I had 2.5GB of free storage, I now have 7.5GB.
You can also get this 5GB of additional storage with the beta Windows client. You can download the beta Windows client from this post on the Dropbox forum. There’s builds for OS X and Linux as well, but the auto upload feature only works in Windows currently.
No, the Motorola Defy bootloader hasn’t been unlocked (yet). Rumor has it that a few individuals do have Defy’s with unlocked bootloaders though. Why is having an unlocked bootloader important you ask? Have a look at this article from AddictiveTips for a good summary of what a bootloader is, and why they are often locked.
The OP in a thread on XDA that I came across earlier today claimed to have found a method to unlock the Motorola Defy bootloader. The OP said he would be posting a video with proof of the bootloader unlock, which I don’t think ever came. I checked the thread again later and was disappointed to see that it had been removed from XDA. So, it was likely someone taking Defy owners for a ride, getting our hopes up without actually having a method to unlock.
This doesn’t mean it won’t happen. Epsylon3 is believed to be working on this, and if anyone can do this, it’s him. He recently managed to brick his original Defy, but received enough donations so that he could buy a new one. So, it sounds like he will continue working on the bootloader unlock.
There’s two threads on XDA that you should follow if you’re interested in keeping up with the status of unlocking the Motorola Defy bootloader.