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How To Get Broadcom 4312 Wireless working on Fedora 23

Introduction Recently had the opportunity to Install Fedora 23 on a Dell Inspiron 1545. Installation went smooth for all except the wireless card was not detected. Doing a bit of digging was able to determine it was a Broadcon 4312 Wireless card. Process Here is how you can get the Broadcom BCM4312 to work. First you will need to install rpmfusion non-free repository as Fedora does not include the needed... read more

How To Create Ftp Yum Repository On Fedora

Introduction There comes a time when you cannot connect to the internet to your favorite repository for installation of packages. Thankfully we can create our own YUM repositories to have them available locally on our networks. YUM stands for  Yellow Dog Modifier and is the Red Hat package manager that is able to query for information about available packages, fetch packages from repositories, install and... read more

How To Convert M2TS to MKV Using MKVtoolNIX

Introduction So you are in process of building a Media Server in your home to move your collection from DVD / Blu-Ray to your drive to stream to your TV’s and other devices. While transferring and you have run into a file on the Blu-Ray that has the m2ts file extension. The question is how do we make this available for streaming? Simple answer and solution is to convert to another format. In this... read more

FFmpeg Basic Audio and Video Commands

Introduction FFmpeg is a very powerful and great command line tool used for performing various conversion operations on audio and video files. FFmpeg is absolutely free to use. It is available for Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems. In this post we will be running ffmpeg on Fedora 21 (Linux) to cover some basic commands. Video specific commands Extracting Video While Muting Audio In the command... read more

How to Install and Use HandBrake on Fedora 21 / 22

Introduction The situation is you have a great DVD and you want to view this on your Fedora installation but not by playing the the DVD, but to have it on the drive so you can play it when you are traveling or really do not want to carry the DVD with you. This is assuming this is your personally owned DVD. Well no fear HandBrake is here to the rescue. HandBrake is easy to use, it’s available for Windows,... read more

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