Man Cave Part 1

I have started converting a two-and-a-half single-brick internal garage into a man cave. It will be a place for the family to play the arcade machines. It will also be the kids play/rumpus room, until they get a bit older and then I convert it into a true mancave with darts, pool table, bar, projector etc.

I am not a builder so I am learning as I go. I started a few days. I have constructed a timber frame to hang gyprock sheets. The frame is made of 70x35mm structural pine. I’ve bolted the frames to the brick piers using 100mm screws and wall plugs. As the timber wall sits directly on the concrete floor and touches some brickwork below the damp-course I’ve used some 500 micron dampcourse tape to insulate the timber from the brick and concrete.

When I pulled my compound drop/mitre saw out of storage it died on first use. Acrid black smoke came out of the motor. Not a good start. I used the hand-saw and a small circular saw for the rest of that day then purchased a mega-cheap drop saw from Aldi’s the next day. I picked up some R1.5 wall batts from bunnings and got the walls up. See pics.

I am getting ready to hang the gyprock. I found a few videos on youtube about hanging drywall. I was a bit concerned that some of the joins wouldn’t match up with timber behind it – but from the video it looks as if it doesn’t matter too much for the horizontal joins. From what I can tell only the butt joins have to be secured on timber.

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Just found this from Exdous1999 and Baka no Kami: Tested and worked perfectly for me. Messed around a little and finally found settings that work for making nookcolor compatible video. I used a converted called Handbrake which is available here: If you need help using Handbrake check the user manual they have on the site.

Set the output container to MP4

On the video tab set the video codec to MPEG-4 FFmpeg .

Set the Target Size to something appropriate for the type of video. I find that 175MB for every 30minutes of video gives a good picture, so an hour long TV show would be 350MB a 2hr movie 700MB, etc.

On the audio tab highlight whatever is in the bottom box and hit the remove button. The audio turned out to be the problem the first couple of times I tried this, the audio on my original file had a sample rate of 48 and the NC wouldn t play it, when I lowered the sample rate suddenly the video worked. So, set the autotab like this:

Source: Automatic or use the drop down to choose which audio track you want if the video has multiple

Audio Codec: AAC faac

Mixdown: Stereo

Samplerate: 44.1

Bitrate: 128

Now hit the Add button. The only thing left is to set the destination for the final file. Browse to whatever folder you want, but be sure to use .mp4 or .m4v as the file extension, if you use anything else the NC will not recognize it as a video file even if everything else is right.

Now hit the start button at the top and go read a book while you wait for Handbrake to process the video. Other settings may also work for video, but so far this is the only thing that worked for me, so it s what I m sticking with.

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