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Weekly Video Release Views (Last 6 Months)

Important Note: These are specific, unique video views per week for videos released that week. If a particular show did not have a video released that week, it will show views as 0. This is not to say people are not watching videos in that series, just that there was no video that week, so no views are attributed to it.

Total Views: 483,507 Average Views Per Week: 18,596 Average Videos Released Per Week: 5 Average Views Per Video: 3,691

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30 Videos Being Viewed

  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 276
  • January 1, 2013
  • 310,386 Views and counting

Happy New Yrar!

Robbie and Erika play air guitar and give away a slew of amazing prizes to viewers who cast ballots over the past week.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 389
  • March 3, 2015
  • 438,537 Views and counting

3D Printed Limbs

We're joined by Mitch Wilkie from CBM Canada to discuss their 3D PrintAbility project which is using 3D printers to provide prosthetic limbs to children in the developing world for a small fraction of the usual cost.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 395
  • April 14, 2015
  • 355,230 Views and counting

Questions About Cameras (And Other Things)

We recap Saturday's event at Studio D for Deaf Access, and opening the mailbag we get through a number of viewer questions, many of which end up being about cameras.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 459
  • July 5, 2016
  • 36,021 Views and counting

Plex Media Server on Raspberry Pi 3

Stream all your movies, home videos, television shows and music to all your devices with Plex Media Server. We'll show you how to install it on a Raspberry Pi 3 micro computer, giving you a powerful little Plex Media Server for a fraction of the price of a similarly-spec'd dedicated system.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 539
  • January 17, 2018
  • 4,883 Views and counting

Viewer Question Extravaganza

Get yourself ready for another Viewer Question Extravaganza! This is where we dig into the mailbag and answer as many of your questions as we can within the course of the show. We'll tackle everything from determining the running filesystem on Linux to a more in-depth look at a 1080p video player we reviewed on Episode 515! It's a fun ride, here we go!

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 484
  • December 28, 2016
  • 84,952 Views and counting

Rip Copy-Protected DVDs with Free Software for Windows 10, Mac OS X or Linux

If you're like Robbie, you may not have a DVD/BluRay player connected to your TVs, but have connected devices that allow you to play video files through software such as Plex. This week we'll show you how to import your video DVDs into MP4 files so you can watch your owned DVDs once again on next-gen devices such as Roku and Amazon Fire TV.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 490
  • February 8, 2017
  • 12,012 Views and counting

PS3 Hard Drive Repair and Data Recovery

When Jeff's child dropped the PlayStation 3 from 6-feet in the air, it stopped working Cannot start. The appropriate system storage was not found. Rather than risk permanent data loss by re-seating the drive blindly, let's instead scan the drive for errors while at the same time making an image file to recover from in case it fails. Can we get the PlayStation 3 to boot?

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 502
  • May 3, 2017
  • 122,381 Views and counting

Free Music Production Tool For Windows / Mac / Linux -

Make your own beats and music tracks with an intuitive in-browser drag-and-drop interface that lets you make your own music for free!

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 510
  • June 28, 2017
  • 7,608 Views and counting

Desktop Environment Comparison for New Linux Users

One of the choices we need to make when deciding on a Linux distro to use is which desktop environment to use. Will it be KDE? Or Gnome? Or LXDE? And what about Cinnamon? Let's take a quick look at how these each differ from a novice-user standpoint, and see how each one helps us interact with our Linux computer.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 471
  • September 27, 2016
  • 1,971 Views and counting

Season 10 Kickoff - Standard 16:9 Version

Season 10 kicks off with a 360 VR Video experience! This "Standard Version" has been converted for your TV, Computer or other non-VR ready device. Featuring Robbie Ferguson, Jeff Weston, Sasha Dirmeitis, Shelly Desilva, Erika Lalonde, Christa Wells and Lionel Lalonde. Take a look around Studio D and let's recap some of the great times we've had in the first 9 years of broadcasting Category5 Technology TV.

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  • From Episode 525
  • October 13, 2017
  • 19,981 Views and counting

ODROID CloudShell 2 Unboxing and Assembly for ODROID XU4

The CloudShell 2 for ODROID XU4/XU4Q SBC is an attractive case with 2x SATA and a 2.8" color display. This video features an accelerated view of the full unboxing and assembly process with great detail.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 527
  • October 25, 2017
  • 5,858 Views and counting

EPIC Virtual Reality Tour of Star Trek TNG Enterprise - Sasha's Computer Build - Part 10

There's no better way to wrap up Sasha's gaming rig series than by taking a virtual reality tour of the starship Enterprise NCC-1701-D! Even with the graphics settings turned to EPIC mode and in full resolution, the gaming rig performs like a beast.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 529
  • November 8, 2017
  • 200,653 Views and counting

The 8-CORE Raspberry Pi Killer: ODROID XU4Q with CloudShell2 Case - Assembly

The Raspberry Pi got us all very excited about making our own little mini computers, but they're slow and dated. Let's look at the ODROID XU4Q SBC which has a whopping 8 cores, 2 GB DDR3 RAM, eMMC, USB 3.0 and gigabit Ethernet. Put that inside a CloudShell2 case for a 2-drive SATA RAID backplane with a 2.8" color display in a sleek package. This makes for the most gorgeous and powerful DIY NAS server we've seen yet!

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 530
  • November 15, 2017
  • 7,717 Views and counting


WOW! Raspberry Pi fans are die-hard! We've been so impressed with all your comments about our calling the ODROID XU4 a "Raspberry Pi Killer" and felt it seemed important to explain the tongue-in-cheek statement.

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  • New Every Day
  • Episode 9
  • June 12, 2015
  • 287,031 Views and counting

The Successful Life

Jenn and Carrie discuss what constitutes a successful life, and the virtues that truly matter; such as being a cheerful giver. Missionary work takes place not just in foreign lands, but in the home and local community.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 518
  • August 23, 2017
  • 1,430 Views and counting

PasswordBox Final EOL Shutdown Announced

The beloved cross-platform password management service PasswordBox will shut off its servers for good on September 27th, 2017. Don't miss your final opportunity to export all your passwords from PasswordBox to migrate to another password manager.

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  • The Category5.TV Newsroom
  • From Episode 513
  • July 19, 2017
  • 1,439 Views and counting

Top Stories for the Week of July 19, 2017

Here are the stories we're covering this week: - In a rather comical social experiment, a UK WiFi provider has tricked users into agreeing to a thousand hours of community service. - Autonomous race cars are now a thing. - A newly-demonstrated 3D printed heart works much like a real one. - We have found our greatest weapon against the coming Robot apocalypse! - Google is giving Glass one more try. - Microsoft SQL Server 2017's first release candidate has landed and - yes! - it runs on Linux! - Support for Ubuntu 16.10 Ends Tomorrow

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  • The Pixel Shadow
  • Episode 23
  • April 9, 2017
  • 2,984 Views and counting

The Mysterious Room

A strange, invisible neighbor shares some unimaginable information about a hidden room within the MangleFox70 mansion. How does this ghostly resident know so much about the secrets of the mansion. Perhaps... she's been visiting undetected.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 213
  • October 18, 2011
  • 289,611 Views and counting

Adding Textures in Photoshop (and GIMP)

Robbie and Rachel compare notes between Photoshop and the GNU Image Manipulation Program in a battle of epic proportions.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 525
  • October 11, 2017
  • 1,774 Views and counting

Connecting The Power Supply - Sasha's Computer Build - Part 8

It's finally time to connect all the power cables, chassis components like front-panel USB and audio, and run the ultimate test: Will Sasha's new gaming rig light up, or BLOW UP?

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 321
  • November 12, 2013
  • 290,901 Views and counting

Make Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10 Look and Feel Like Windows 7 - Complete with a Start Menu

Not a fan of the Windows 8 Metro Start Screen? Or the way Windows 10 shows a grid of seemingly random tiles instead of the classic start menu? We'll teach you how to restore the traditional Windows 7 style Start Menu on Windows 8/8.1/10 and make Microsoft's latest operating systems look and feel very much like Windows 7 while still having the benefits of the current Windows OS.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 472
  • October 5, 2016
  • 2,706 Views and counting

It's All Wednesdays Now, and Sasha's Back

This week our live broadcast makes the move to Wednesdays, and we welcome Sasha Dirmeitis back to both co-host and present The Category5.TV Newsroom. We'll discuss the current status of last week's 360 special, and what we can expect in Season 10.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 512
  • July 12, 2017
  • 16,315 Views and counting

Hexachords Orb Composer - The AI Musician

Hexachords has developed an AI to compose music, and their CEO Richard Portelli joins us to discuss how their Orb Composer is about to take the industry by storm. We also cover the latest tech news and answer viewer questions about Netflix on Debian and why Linux should look like Windows.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 245
  • May 29, 2012
  • 323,794 Views and counting

The Web Developer's Online Toolkit

Robbie opens up his online web development toolkit and shows you what's inside, and how to use some of the tools.

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  • Backstage Pass
  • From Episode 384
  • January 24, 2015
  • 27,069 Views and counting

DSLR for Wirecast - Part 1

Robbie sets out to make a D5100 work as a live camera source for Telestream Wirecast. Learn how and why, and what pieces of gear you'll need to make this happen. He'll also give it a quick test to see if it works.

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 468
  • September 6, 2016
  • 301 Views and counting

Incredible VR Goggles For Under $20 USD

Virtual reality gaming, 360 video, and more! Just add your smartphone and enjoy the incredible immersive experience of a face-holodeck!

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 412
  • August 11, 2015
  • 371,755 Views and counting

Recovering a Lost root User Password on Linux

One of the worst things that can happen to a sysadmin is losing or forgetting their root password. The feeling of powerlessness alone can cause feelings of extreme confusion. Robbie will show you an easy way to recover your root account even if you can't remember the password.

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  • The Show Show
  • Episode 1
  • September 6, 2015
  • 717,791 Views and counting

DIY 3D Binaural Microphone Dummy Head for Under $100

Need ambient room noise for your feature film? Or perhaps you're in a band and want to record a 3D concert. There are many great uses for 3D Binaural Audio recording, and we're going to build a dummy head kit that's portable and cheap. You'll be astounded at the quality of the spacial sound from our sub-$100 3D binaural audio mic rig! Robbie will take you through this easy build, and followup with some audio samples so you can hear how great it works.

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  • Category5 Technology TV
  • Episode 401
  • May 26, 2015
  • 359,431 Views and counting

Visualizing What's Eating Your Hard Drive Space

We'll use a great tool to offer an interactive visual representation of the space usage on our hard drive, making it easy to pinpoint space wasters and destroy them. Works in Linux (via wine) and Windows (natively).

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  • Category5 Technology TV (Clips)
  • From Episode 464
  • August 9, 2016
  • 1,997 Views and counting

AMPSound: The Bluetooth Earbuds That Help You Hear Better

AMPSound from Jabees is a high quality personal sound amplifier (think: hearing loss) that helps you hear better while looking and feeling like traditional wireless earbuds. They are also high-fidelity (aptX) Bluetooth 4.1 stereo earbuds and provide handsfree phone communications as well! It's hard to review earbuds since you can't hear what we hear, but AMPSound works great, and the entire design is extremely impressive. From a hard-shell carrying case that doubles as a recharger for your AMPSound, to the removable and rechargeable battery capsules and countless number of ear fittings: Jabees really got it right. No referral needed, and no medical exam. No ear molds and no hassle. But best of all, they're extremely affordable. Get yours now:

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