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Media Library Redux

I've been collecting movies on DVD and Blu-ray for many years. Years before I started this collection I amassed a little over 400 VHS movies (which I donated to a small local video shop that I'm happy to say is still in business today). If memory serves me correctly I was pretty happy with this VHS collection for awhile, despite the fact that DVDs had come out several years before. There was no reason at that point for me to move to DVD since the televisions I owned were not great quality.

[Advanced] Basic SAMBA shares (and Xubuntu 20.04 bugs/issues)

Here's my /etc/samba/smb.conf file:

#======================= Global Settings =======================

[global]
   workgroup = MEDIA
   client min protocol = NT1
   server min protocol = NT1
   server string = %h server (Samba, Ubuntu)
   security = user
   map to guest = bad user
   name resolve order = bcast host
   log file = /var/log/samba/log.%m
   max log size = 1000
   logging = file

#======================= Share Definitions =======================

[Advanced] Configuring LIRC 0.10x in Ubuntu 20.04

LIRC is a software package that lets you use common remote control with certain programs like KODI. Ubuntu 18.04 used to use LIRC version 0.9x. LIRC was recently upgraded and the new version is vastly different than the previous version. When LIRC was installed in earlier versions it specifically prompted the administrator to select which remote to use (usually something like Windows Media Centre Edition (MCE) remote). This doesn't happen with the new version, 0.10x, in Ubuntu 20.04. This problem seems to be one that a lot of people have. Here's what worked for me.