Tag: video

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 …

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Jan 07 2009

Playing with Git

Git is a version control system (VCS) software that is used for source code management (SCM). There are several examples of VCS software, such as CVS and SVN. What makes Git different is that it is a distributed VCS, that is, a DVCS. Being a DVCS, when you use Git you create fully capable local …

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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 …

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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 …

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Dec 06 2007

OpenOffice Writer training notes (request: make training video plz!)

OpenOffice.org is one of the most important layers of the open-source stack. Although it does a superb job, we really need to make effort to get more users working on it. Here we present training notes for the use of Writer, the word processor component of OpenOffice.org. We aim to make the best use of …

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Nov 11 2007

Localisation issues in home directory folders (xdg-user-dirs)

In new distributions such as Ubuntu 7.10 there is now support for folder names of personal data in your local language. What this means is that ~/Desktop can now be called ~/Επιφάνεια εργασίας. You also get a few more default folders, including ~/Music, ~/Documents, ~/Pictures and so on. This functionality of localised home folders has …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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Feb 28 2006

The IT Crowd

The IT Crowd is a popular TV show, broadcast by Channel 4 (UK). The main theme is the life of the people manning the IT department of a company. It hits a soft spot of many geeks around the world and has become very popular. It is available from the Channel 4 Website, though there …

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Oct 23 2005

The return

I just arrived back home. I was flying with Ali. The trip was quite tiring but we managed to pull through. Rustam was really helpfull, he picked us up on time at midnight (there was an city electricity cut) and we reached the airport swiftly. There, we waited a bit at the queue to check …

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