Category: multimedia

Running Steam in a LXD system container

You can run Steam directly on your desktop, but it tends to install all sorts of 32-bit packages. How can you restrict Steam and any games into a container so that it does not mess the rest of your desktop? A virtual machine would be overkill. In this post, we see how to do this …

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How to easily run graphics-accelerated GUI apps in LXD containers on your Ubuntu desktop

Note: This post is about LXD containers. These are system containers, which means they are similar to Docker but behave somewhat like virtual machines. When you start a LXD (lex-dee) container, you are starting a new system on your computer, with its own IP address and all. You can get LXD as a snap package. …

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How to run Wine (graphics-accelerated) in an LXD container on Ubuntu

Update June 2018: See updated post How to easily run graphics-accelerated GUI apps in LXD containers on your Ubuntu desktop  which describes how to use LXD profiles to simplify the creation of containers that can show the GUI output on the host’s deskttop. The updated post covers how to run application under Wine as well. …

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Google Speech API now supports Greek in Speech recognition

With the speech recognition that is available in the Google Speech API, it is possible to get voice converted into text. Here is an example on how to do this for Greek using Ubuntu. First, lets record a short sample of speech. $ arecord –format=S16_LE –rate=16000 –duration=3 myvoicerecording.wav We use the arecord command (package: alsa-utils) …

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Try Firefox 3.5 (pre), with in-built video support (+subtitles)

You can try out Firefox 3.5 (not final yet) now and have a sneak preview of the new features. Among the new features is the in-built support for video (there is a new video tag you can add to your (X)HTML pages)). With some extra Javascript, it is possible to top up the video playback …

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Create flash videos of your desktop with recordmydesktop

John Varouhakis is the author of recordmydesktop and gtk-recordmydesktop (front-end) which is a tool to help you record a session on your Linux desktop and save it to a Flash video (.flv). To install, click on System/Administration/Synaptic Package Manager, and search for gtk-recordmydesktop. Install it. Then, the application is available from Applications/Sound&Video/gtkRecordMyDesktop. Before you are …

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