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

How To Install Additional Desktop Managers on Fedora 21

So you have Fedora 21 / 22 Workstation running and you would like to see what other Desktop Managers are available besides GNOME 3 and KDE but do not know how to go about getting them installed. Well, no problem as with Linux there are many choices and such is the case with Fedora. But what is there and what are my choices? First, decide which graphical desktop you want to use. You can get the available... read more

How To Build Media Server with Emby on Fedora 21

Now for a fun post, we are going to build a Media Server on Fedora 21 using Emby (aka Media Browser) to serve up all those movies and music to your systems and all your devices (iPad’s, iPhones, Android, Roku and PC’s / Mac’s). Like many others I have procrastinated to get this done for my own collection and have wanted to convert my DVD’s into files to stream to ant of my devices.... read more

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