Thursday, May 31, 2012

Webmin on debian

A web-based interface for system administration for Unix. . Using any modern web browser, you can setup user accounts, Apache, DNS, file sharing and much more. Webmin removes the need to manually edit Unix configuration files like /etc/passwd, and lets you manage a system from the console or remotely. It's easy to install:

# su

Download from:

# dpkg --install webmin_1.580_all.deb

It's install

Maybe you need to install dependencies:
# apt-get install perl libnet-ssleay-perl openssl libauthen-pam-perl libpam-runtime libio-pty-perl apt-show-versions python


Use your root to login

In case of error:
# apt-get -f install

more info:

To allow access form internet you need to open the TCP ports 10000 and 80 of the Firewall of your router.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Disable USB pen drives

I have windows XP and Windows 7 workgroup with 15 avid workstations. I don't want that users use pen drives and external hd because virus and so on. To control i have disabled the usb ports from reading pen drives. To do that  simply make the permissions on the following files set to Deny:


You need to go tools folder options then view and disable "Hide protected operating system files (Recomended)"

Pure and simple!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Avid Media Composer Export Project

Hi, work all day with avid at a school. We have a Unity Server and 15 Avid Media Composer PC's. Sometimes students ask me to take the project they made to home. With avid is not so easy. I have to consolidate all media to a new drive and copy the project and have duplicated media and have to delete older and so on..There are a couple of payed options but now there is a free!
It's Automatic Duck Media copy works on mac and pc

New in Media Copy version 3.0 s the ability to read Avid AVP and AVB files-- those are Avid project and Avid bin files! You can use Media Copy as a project archive tool, read your Avid bins and copy all of the media those bins are using!

So a easy way to copy media!

Friday, March 30, 2012

exFAT - Mac Windows and Linux

When there is the need to share a drive between a Mac and a Windows PC the natural choice is FAT32, but the fat32 is limited to maximum of  4 Gb for file. So easy alternative is exFAT. 

Apple added support for exFAT to Snow Leopard version 10.6.5.

ExFAT is available on Windows Vista with Service Pack and Windows 7 by default.
On Windows XP users can also install ExFAT with an optional download from Windows Update available where:

On Linux the support is limited.

It's manual mount. But you have to install exFAT Fuse from software update
and python-fuse, libmono-fuse-cil and gvfs-fuse.

Now in terminal
make a directory on media to mount the drive:
# mkdir /media/pen

To see the partion name
# cat /proc/partitions
for example my is sdb1


# mount.exfat-fuse /dev/sdb1 /media/pen

now it will appear on desktop

to eject
# umount /mnt/pen

More information about exFAT:

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


The Broadband ZTE MF632 only works under Mac OSX 32bit. To use under Lion you need a 64bit driver, that portuguese cell carrier don't have. don't try to install the software that comes with the ZTE it will corrupt the Mac OSX. So i have found the updated driver and built a new install package. Also compatible with Mountain Lion 10.8.


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

CR2 RAW Thumbnails

The CR2 file is a RAW format from Canon cameras. To open this file you need  to have a software capable to handle it, like photoshop or lightroom. But when organizing folders and files on windows explorer by default don't show the thumbnails. Canon have a codec for this but only work under Windows XP, Vista and 7 x86 - 32bit.

For people, like me that are using 64 bit windows the codec don't work. Thanks to God the is a free solution. Microsoft have made a Camera Codec Pack that is avaliable to 32 bit and 64 bit windows versions:

After install, the Microsoft Camera Codec Pack enables the viewing of a variety of device-specific file formats in Window Live Photo Gallery as well as other software that is based in Windows Imaging. And also viewable in Windows Explorer.

No need to restart!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Input List

I'm a freelancer live sound engineer, and one thing that really matters is to be organized and prepare the show. Make sure everything works before the band come to stage to make sound check. And talking about organization i want to share a basic thing: The input list.

To Print, Adobe PDF:

To Edit, Microsoft Excel Template:

Enjoy and make good sound!