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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

Managing Your Collections with DataCrow Server

Introduction Let’s face it, we collect things, many different things. One issue we have is keeping track of them, but with technology and many computers we have options at our disposal. One of many programs is DataCrow. I have written about this program years back and feel it needs revisited with improvements. DataCrow can be run in several different ways, portable, standalone and also as a client /... 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

How To Install and Config PowerPath on RHEL

Introduction PowerPath is EMC licensed software for managing SAN attached storage on your systems. In this post we will cover how to install, license and scan for newly attached storage. Prerequisites Download the PowerPath software from EMC powerlink website. If you’ve purchased EMC support, you should have access to powerlink. For RHEL 4 EMCpower.LINUX-5.3.0.00.00-185.rhel.x86_64.rpm... 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

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