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 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 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

How To Install Nvidia Drivers on Fedora 20 Dell M1530

This post covers how to install the latest nvidia drivers on a Dell M1530 laptop running Fedora 20. Find out what chipset you are running. $ lspci | grep VGA 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation G84M [GeForce 8600M GT] (rev a1) Update to the latest kernel and SELinux and reboot $ sudo yum update kernel* selinux-policy* $ reboot Install RPMFusion $ su -c ‘yum localinstall... read more

How To Convert M4A to MP3 on Linux

There are many different formats out there for music and many different players out there, one of the most popular on Windows and MAC OSX is iTunes due to the iPod. The issue that we run into is being able to play the music you paid for on Linux without iTunes or another player. One such way to make the music universally play on  anything is to convert it to MP3 format. This post explains how to convert... read more

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