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Ubuntu

Flash Player 9 on Linux (Ubuntu Dapper Drake)

Post date: August 29, 2006, 15:08 Category: Multimedia Views: 4222 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial shows how to install the Flash player on a Linux system. It was tested on Dapper Drake (on an x86 - 32 bit machine).
Ubuntu

Flash Player 8.5 Linux (Ubuntu Dapper Drake)

Post date: May 19, 2006, 22:05 Category: Multimedia Views: 3335 Comments
Tutorial quote: Installing Flash 8.5 plugin for firefox using wine on Ubuntu Dapper Drake.
Unix+clones

Convert any video file to DVD with open source tools

Post date: April 28, 2006, 17:04 Category: Multimedia Views: 4110 Comments
Tutorial quote: You've just downloaded the new episode of your favorite video podcast, and you'd like to watch it on your big-screen TV. Unfortunately, the video is encoded in XviD or QuickTime format, which your DVD player doesn't support. Don't worry -- here's how you can convert any video file to DVD using dvdauthor and MPlayer.
Ubuntu

How To: Back up your DVDs in Ubuntu

Post date: April 10, 2006, 03:04 Category: Multimedia Views: 4132 Comments
Tutorial quote: I previously posted a script which’ll back up DVDs in Ubuntu. One of the commenters recommended k9copy, and having taken a look at it I recommend it thoroughly.
Debian

CD burning with a 2.6 kernel (IDE)

Post date: January 18, 2006, 00:01 Category: Multimedia Views: 2878 Comments
Tutorial quote: Under the 2.4 series kernel - to be able to use an IDE CD burner we were forced to use SCSI emulation (via the kernel module ide-scsi). Under the 2.6 series kernel - this is deprecated - we now use ide-cd.
OSX

The Last iPod Video Guide You’ll Ever Need

Post date: January 10, 2006, 07:01 Category: Multimedia Views: 7301 Comments
Tutorial quote: I was recently inspired to create a guide for Mac users who just got themselves a brand new iPod! We’ll go over all the options you’ve got and how to convert absolutely anything and everything: DVDs, TiVo video, messy AVIs, muxed MPEGs and more to iPod compatible video - all within OS X. Along the way, you’ll learn a couple of iPod tips and tricks, too. Don’t worry if you don’t know what a muxed MPEG is. We’ll get to that later!
Linux

Add Windows media support to your Linux box

Post date: December 31, 2005, 15:12 Category: Multimedia Views: 2942 Comments
Tutorial quote: Having trouble getting .WMV, .WMA, and .ASF files - the Windows-based media formats - to open on your Linux box? Being forced to dual-boot or switch workstations just to listen to or watch audio and video clips is usually more effort than it's worth. But fortunately, if you are using Xine and one of its frontends like Totem, you can add support for these file formats within Linux.
Debian

Burning DVDs on Debian for Newbies

Post date: December 23, 2005, 00:12 Category: Multimedia Views: 2938 Comments
Tutorial quote: DVD writers have become so common these days that there is hardly any difference between the price of a CD-writer drive and a DVD-writer drive. So I'm assuming that almost everyone would be buying a DVD writer drive these days. Below are a few tips for newbies on how to burn DVDs on a Debian box using the command line. Other GUI tools like k3b, nautilus burner, etc exists but its always fun to know how to do that stuff from command line.
Ubuntu

MythTV w/PVR-150 Setup on Ubuntu Linux Breezy Badger (5.10)

Post date: December 16, 2005, 22:12 Category: Multimedia Views: 3400 Comments
Tutorial quote: Good how-to for installing MythTV on Ubuntu in 45 minutes.
Unix+clones

Ripping DVDs to Divx with mencoder (mplayer)

Post date: November 26, 2005, 18:11 Category: Multimedia Views: 4107 Comments
Tutorial quote: We can do it in two ways, direct ripping to the .avi or doing "three pass encoding". Here we'll talk about direct ripping.
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