Posts Tagged ‘video’

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Wondershare DVD Slideshow Builder Review

Wondershare DVD Slideshow Builder Review

This is the review of Wondershare DVD Slideshow Builder Deluxe. Initially I was skeptical about the utility of a software like this as one can create photo slide shows using various softwares, like Picasa or Windows Movie Make both of which are available for Free for Windows. But after trying this software out I was...

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Enable Encrypted DVD Playback in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

Enable Encrypted DVD Playback in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

Ubuntu doesn’t support the playback of encrypted DVDs and you need to apply the following steps to achieve this. It should work on both Maverick Meerkat as well as Lucid Lynx To play DVDs, you also need to install libdvdcss by opening a terminal and entering the following in addition to installing the restricted...

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Setup Subsonic on Ubuntu to Stream / Access Your Video Collection

Setup Subsonic on Ubuntu to Stream / Access Your Video Collection

Subsonic is a wonderful cross platform music streaming software. With a little bit of hacking it can incarnate to its video streaming avatar with on the fly video encoding and streaming capability, allowing you to remotely access and view your video collection.  I have discussed this for Windows machine using Subsonic 3.8 here. A...

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Enable MP3, MPEG4, AAC, and Xvid etc for FFmpeg Ubuntu 10.04

Enable MP3, MPEG4, AAC, and Xvid etc for FFmpeg Ubuntu 10.04

Compiling FFmpeg from source to enable support for most restricted codecs like MP3, MPEG4, AAC, Xvid, x264 etc can be a hassle, and not for the mere mortals. Convenient ways of getting these goodies have been pointed out by FakeOutdoorsman at the UbuntuForums.org. I am listing it here for my own reference. Two approaches...

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Encoding MythTV Recordings with Subtitle and Surround Sound

Encoding MythTV Recordings with Subtitle and Surround Sound

Earlier I had discussed how you can automate the conversion of MythTV recording to avi or mkv on a MythBuntu system using mythnuv2mkv. While the process is almost fully automated (except for the cut-list creation), it has a few shortcomings: It can only convert with stereo audio, no 5.1 surround sound. You cannot extract...

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Install HandBrake on Ubuntu 10.04

Install HandBrake on Ubuntu 10.04

HandBrake is a popular cross platform open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder, available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows. It is not available via regular Ubuntu repositories. But you can install its snapshots via ppa without the hassle of compiling it from the source, which is certainly requires more effort. First enable support for...

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Automatic Encoding of MythTV Recordings To avi or mkv on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid (Mythbuntu)

Automatic Encoding of MythTV Recordings To avi or mkv on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid (Mythbuntu)

This tutorial assumes that you have a working MythTV setup. If you came here looking how to setup MythTV, please look at the related posts at the end of this post to help you out with the setup. mythnuv2mkv is a great script to convert your MythTV recordings to avi or mkv (h.264). You...

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Install Driver for EasyCAP USB Video Capture Device in Ubuntu 10.04

Install Driver for EasyCAP USB Video Capture Device in Ubuntu 10.04

EasyCAP USB Video Capture Device can be used in Ubuntu. Follow the following steps to get it working in Ubuntu Lucid Lynx 10.04. I would expect it to work on other *nix distros as well. Don’t plug-in the device yet, if it is plugged-in then unplug it. Step 1: Download the driver from here....

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Free Blu-ray Ripping in Windows 7 Using DVDFab HD Decrypter

Free Blu-ray Ripping in Windows 7 Using DVDFab HD Decrypter

DVDFab is a well known commercial DVD ripping (decrypter) and encoding software. However, they offer HD Decrypter for free which can be used to rip (backup) any Blu-ray disk to your hard drive after removing any possible protection on the Blu-ray. The software offers several modes for copying the Blu-ray disk, e.g. you can...

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WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe Review

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe Review

WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe by Digiarty Software is a Video conversion tool for Windows and Mac OS, which allows the conversion between various  video formats, almost all popular formats out there. The interface is simple and very user friendly, it also support multi-core video conversion to speed up things. Interface has been kept...

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Master Backend Server and Single Frontend MythTV Setup On a Ubuntu 10.04 Box

Master Backend Server and Single Frontend MythTV Setup On a Ubuntu 10.04 Box

MythTV is a great PVR (Personal Video Recorder) software which allows you to turn your computer into a TV server and all you need is a TV Tuner card that is supported in Linux. MythTV not only does allow you to watch and record TV on the computer where you install your TV tuner...

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Setting Up Multiple Remote Frontend for a MythTV Backend

Setting Up Multiple Remote Frontend for a MythTV Backend

After you have setup your MythTV with a master backend and frontend server setup (both of which are probably located on the same machine), you would like to install multiple remote frontends which can connect to the master backend server to let you view live TV and recording from any computer on your network....

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Install XBMC on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx with Support for IR Remote

Install XBMC on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx with Support for IR Remote

XBMC is a powerful HTPC software that lets you transform your PC in to a multimedia home theater system. You can install it on Ubuntu 10.04 by running the following commands successively  from the terminal. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install xbmc xbmc-standalone XBMC supports UPnP portocal that can be used...

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TVersity Like App (UPnP Server) for Linux (Ubuntu)

While TVersity is a great UPnP server with on the fly encoding capability, it is only meant for Windows platform. This doesn’t make my *nix friends very happy. But not to worry there are plenty of apps from the open source community as well. Here are a few good ones: 1. MediaTomb: It is...

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Access or Stream Windows 7 Multimedia Share to Linux

Access or Stream Windows 7 Multimedia Share to Linux

Windows 7 samba style sharing is tricky to get to work, but it is not essential if you just want to enjoy your media collection, which is residing on a Windows machine, from a Linux machine running XBMC or XBMC live which is again based on Ubuntu. For this sharing a server-client sharing scenario...

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Make Time Lapse Video from Images in Linux (ffmpeg)

Make Time Lapse Video from Images in Linux (ffmpeg)

I have earlier discussed how to make a video from series of images on a Windows box. Doing it on a linux machine is even simpler. I am assuming that you have the images that you intend to use in a series of continuous numbers, e.g. Image001.jpg to Imagexyz.jpg, there shouldn’t be any break...

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Stream Media to Any Device on Your Network with TVersity

Stream Media to Any Device on Your Network with TVersity

Windows 7 has good inbuilt UPnP capabilities as long as you try to stream your music and video to XBOX or another Windows Media Player or Dedicated clients like XBMC or GeeXboX. But if you want to stream your media (musiv, video, pictures) to PSP or iPod touch/iPhone or Blackberry or PSP or Wii...

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Cross Platform Music and Video Streaming with Subsonic

Cross Platform Music and Video Streaming with Subsonic

Update: See the changes to be made to the code for Subsonic 4.1 see this post. All other steps remain the same. Subsonic is a free to use, web-based media streamer, providing ubiquitous access to your music. It can be used to share your music with family and friends, or to listen to your own...

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XBMC on Ubuntu vs XBMC Live: Wireless Network and IR Remote

I have seen this question asked in several forums and I personally had to deal with it during my tete-a-tete with XBMC. Usually XBMC live is the way to go, if you are going to run it on a HTPC desktop, especially an old one. XBMC live comes configured with support for most generic...

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How to Make Time Lapse Video from Images

How to Make Time Lapse Video from Images

One might need to make video from a series of images, e.g. in making a time lapse video. While there are a bunch of specialized softwares out there, I prefer the good old reliable method of using VirtualDubMod (virtual dub modified). Creating a video out of images using VDubMod is very simple and VirtualDubMod...

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