Category: multimedia

May 01 2017

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

Update #1: Added info about adding the gpu configuration device to the container, for hardware acceleration to work (required for some users). Update #2: Added info about setting the permissions for the gpu device. Wine lets you run Windows programs on your GNU/Linux distribution. When you install Wine, it adds all sort of packages, including 32-bit …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: https://blog.simos.info/how-to-run-wine-graphics-accelerated-in-an-lxd-container-on-ubuntu/

Oct 03 2014

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) …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: https://blog.simos.info/google-speech-api-now-supports-greek-in-speech-recognition/

May 23 2009

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 …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: https://blog.simos.info/try-firefox-35-pre-with-in-built-video-support-subtitles/

Feb 18 2008

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 …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: https://blog.simos.info/create-flash-videos-of-your-desktop-with-recordmydesktop/

Dec 11 2007

ert-archives.gr: “Linux/Unix operating systems are not supported”

ERT (Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation) is the national radio/television organisation of Greece. ERT recently made available online part of its audio and video archive, at the website http://www.ert-archives.gr/ When browsing the website from Linux, you were blocked with a message that Linux/Unix operating systems are not supported. This message was appearing due to User-Agent filtering. Even …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: https://blog.simos.info/654/

Jun 08 2007

Οδηγοί βίντεο για εγκατάσταση/χρήση Ubuntu Linux

Πριν από μερικές μέρες, ο Sergios Tsabolov έφτιαξε μια σειρά από οδηγούς στα ελληνικά, σε μορφή βίντεο για την εγκατάσταση και χρήση του Ubuntu Linux. Τα βίντεο αυτά είναι μορφής screencast και ενσωματώνουν και φωνή· περιγραφή της διαδικασίας από τον ίδιο το Σέργιο. Το φορμά (format) των αρχείων είναι OGG οπότε χρειάζεστε μια εφαρμογή όπως …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: https://blog.simos.info/%ce%9f%ce%b4%ce%b7%ce%b3%ce%bf%ce%af-%ce%b2%ce%af%ce%bd%cf%84%ce%b5%ce%bf-%ce%b3%ce%b9%ce%b1-%ce%b5%ce%b3%ce%ba%ce%b1%cf%84%ce%ac%cf%83%cf%84%ce%b1%cf%83%ce%b7%cf%87%cf%81%ce%ae%cf%83%ce%b7-ubuntu-li/

Apr 18 2007

Connecting to Bluetooth devices between Linux and Windows

A common issue that arises when you connect your laptop to your Bluetooth device (such as mobile phone), is that the device forges a unique authentication with the Bluetooth stack of the operating system. What that means is that if I pair my laptop with my phone in Linux, the pairing works only in Linux. …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: https://blog.simos.info/connecting-to-bluetooth-devices-between-linux-and-windows/

Apr 05 2007

Re: 11 Things You Haven’t Seen Yet in Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

Άρθρο του John Reese για τις βελτιώσεις του Ubuntu. Από τα πιο σημαντικά: 1. Θα δουλεύει το 3D όπως είναι διαθέσιμο από τη διανομή Fedora Core 6. Δηλαδή θα είναι μια επιλογή στις Προτιμήσεις με το όνομα Desktop Effects. Ελπίζω να το μεταφράσαμε 🙂 Αν έχετε κάρτα γραφικών Intel, τότε το 3D desktop θα δουλεύει …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: https://blog.simos.info/re-11-things-you-havent-seen-yet-in-ubuntu-feisty-fawn/

Mar 25 2007

Multimedia support in Ubuntu Linux 6.10

This is a follow-up to the article Multimedia support in Ubuntu Linux 6.06 on how to add extended multimedia support to the Ubuntu Linux distribution. The new version of Ubuntu Linux, 7.04, has a new functionality to help add multimedia support in a seamless way; when you try to play a media file that requires …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: https://blog.simos.info/multimedia-support-in-ubuntu-linux-610/

Feb 23 2007

Video playback problems (black) after installing Beryl (or Compiz)

Note: Here we describe a workaround. The proper solution is to fix the graphics drivers and the X.Org X server. Such work is taking place, and for several cases you do not need this workaround. Especially with newer versions of Linux. You just installed your 3D Linux desktop and you are really enthusiastic about it. …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: https://blog.simos.info/video-playback-problems-after-installing-beryl-or-compiz/

Nov 29 2006

International Call for Artists’ film and video

AT HOME IN EUROPE Generous European Culture2000 funding enables ISIS Arts (UK) and it’s international project partners BEK (Norway), InterSpace (Bulgaria) and RIXC (Latvia) to curate a NEW SCREENING PROGRAMME around the theme of European Identity for the Big M, ISIS Art’s inflatable touring space. Daily, more and more European people decide to live in …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: https://blog.simos.info/international-call-for-artists%e2%80%99-film-and-video/

Jul 06 2006

Multimedia support in Ubuntu Linux 6.06

With Ubuntu Linux 6.06, it is much clear how to install those codecs in order to get broad multimedia file support. In Ubuntu, the multimedia infrastructure is handled by GStreamer; you install GStreamer plugins and any application that uses GStreamer can immediately benefit from the new codec support. A typical installation of Ubuntu will bring …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: https://blog.simos.info/multimedia-support-in-ubuntu-linux-606/

%d bloggers like this: