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Capturing Video using Firewire and dvgrab on Fedora 25

Introduction In this post we will explore how to capture video with a firewire card. We will use dvgrab along with a GrassValley ADVC 110 firewire interface. To start we will need to make a few system changes and user id changes to make this happen on Fedora 25 or any other version of Fedora. Getting Details We can see what Fedora detected in several ways. One way is to use dmesg command and look for... read more

Install Kdenlive on Fedora 14/15 64 bit

Recently I rebuilt a system to run Fedora 14. One of the many jobs I plan to use it for is for video editing and one of best Linux editors in development is Kdenlive. According to the site, Kdenlive is an intuitive and powerful multi-track video editor, including most recent video technologies. So let’s move on to the install. Part of the issue with installing Kdenlive is that it is not in the... read more

Tracking Movie Collection with Griffith

Have you ever had one of those times that you were looking for a movieĀ  and didn’t know if you had it or just had no idea what movies you had? Well in comes a nice little application called Griffith. Griffith is a media collection manager application. Adding items to the collection is as quick and easy as typing the film title and selecting a supported source. Griffith will then try to fetch all the... read more

Installing NVIDIA drivers on CentOS 5.5

After you have installed CentOS, you see that your Desktop is running quite a bit slower than you expected, resolution is 800×600 and a bit jerky. What is needed is to install the drivers for your graphics card. CentOS does not have these drivers available in its default yum repository, so you will first need to add a repository to make the drivers available for installation. First, you will need to... read more

Adding Multimedia support on CentOS 5.5

Recently I have been building a new Home server as a Home Digital Server. In the process of using CentOS 5.5 as the Linux distro I ran into the need to Multimedia support. Here is how I accomplished the task. Add the rpmforge repos if not already installed. Type the following commands in the console/terminal For 32-bit installations (i.e. CentOS 5.x 32-bit installed), enter the following into your... read more

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