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Xiaomi Mi TV box 3 Netflix audio video out of sync

Xiaomi Mi TV box 3 Netflix audio video out of sync

By on Jun 18, 2018 in Blog | 2 comments

Recently I bought the Xiaomi Mi TV box 3 (International version). From the specifications and description, it seemed perfect for me as it is cheap and supports Netflix 4K, Chromecast, Kodi and running Android TV which gives access to many useful apps from PlayStore. To cut long story short, from day one I noticed problems with video and audio being out of sync in video streaming apps like Netflix and YouTube. I searched through forums to find  a solution but nobody, not even Xiaomi official responses have given a proper solution. For all you frustrated folks out there, this is the solution you have been waiting for: Settings -> About -> tap on Build until developer options enabled. Then go to Settings -> Developer options -> General -> HDMI optimization and set it to Best frame rate. Restart the device and hopefully everything will be working as...

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Wi-Fi drops on iPhone/iPad when screen goes off

Wi-Fi drops on iPhone/iPad when screen goes off

By on Jun 3, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

In my case, this was mostly happening in public spaces like hotels, airports and malls; when one day it started happening at home which is simply not acceptable! I have struggled with it for quite some time, searching in forums where nobody seems to know what they are talking about. Some claim that this is an iOS feature in order not to drain battery but what about our notifications while the screen is off?! Below is a temporary solution that I found in some forums which works for many, including me, and solves the problem temporarily. For me, it was working fine for about a day or so before facing the same problems. Turn Wi-Fi on. If your iOS device supports mobile data, turn it off for now. Turn off the device (by keeping the sleep button pressed and then swiping). Wait 30s. Turn it on. After the home screen loads, reset it (hold the home and sleep buttons down and keep holding until you see the apple logo). That’s it. If this is happening at home, or you are the administrator of the network, then you are in luck! Most routers have a feature to specify how long the router should keep IPs attached to devices before releasing them. This setting in public spaces is very small due to the large amount of devices connecting to the network and the limited amount of free IPs. Simply increase the value on your DHCP device (usually the router) as per below screenshot and...

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Synology Sonarr torrent workaround after Kickass went offline

Synology Sonarr torrent workaround after Kickass went offline

By on Aug 6, 2016 in Blog | 1 comment

        The following process will not enable Sonarr to download the torrents as before. Instead, it is a workaround in order to Synology Download Station to do the actual search/downloading and Sonarr to do the rest; archiving, renaming etc. Sonarr configuration should remain as is. Step 1 Visit https://showrss.info/ and create an account. Step 2 Navigate to “My Shows” tab and add all the TV shows, you want Download Station to monitor, in the list. Step 3 Then select the settings icon  for every show and select the required quality and whether to download the repack versions. The final outcome should look something like the image of step 2. Step 4 After completing the setup, navigate to “My Feed” tab and copy the custom feed address that showrss will generate for you. Step 5 Open Download Station in Synology and Navigate to Settings and RSS menu. There you can set the update interval (every how long to check for new torrents). Press OK. Step 6 Then navigate to RSS Feeds section of Download Station and select the + sign on the top. Paste the URL copied from “My Feed” tab of showrss.info and tick the box “Automatically download all items”. Press Add. Step 7 Pray to the internet gods that everything works as...

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