How To Play Blu-ray on Ubuntu 13.10

Well I finally took the plunge and purchased a Blu-ray burner / Reader to my UbuntuStudio 13.10 system. Question was how can I play a few of the Blu-ray’s I own on the system. Well the answer is VLC and the aacs config files. In this post we will cover just how to accomplish this task. First install VLC $ sudo apt-get install vlc Next let’s install libbluray-bdj and libaacs0 $ sudo apt-get... read more

How to Install Handbrake on Ubuntu 13.10

Handbrake is an open-source tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs. For instance you have a movie and you want to convert it to MP4 format for viewing on your phone or other handheld device, then Handbrake is the tool for you. Installation is simple. First add the PPA to your system, type: $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-releases... read more

How To Enable AAC Encoder on Ubuntu and Fedora using NeroAAC

So you have a wav file that you want to convert on Linux to MP4 format (aka AAC) and want to know how to get the encoder installed so you can use your conversion program to complete the conversion. Well, thanks to Nero this is a possible task due to their generosity of the NeroAAC Encoder. the process we are going to use is the same for Ubuntu and Fedora. Also, we will need to install gpac: MPEG-4... read more

How to Install WinFF on Fedora

WinFF is an open source and cross platform GUI video converter that takes the power of command line conversions and puts a GUI front end on it. I have used this on Windows for many years and it has always done well for me. So why not put it on Fedora and see how it does? We can install the repository and install from the command line and have the ability to receive updates. Let’s install the... read more

How To Install Silicondust HDHomerun on Fedora 19

HDHomeRun is a TV tuner for computers – Ethernet attached. Once connected to your home router you can access the HDHomeRun Tuners from any computer, anywhere in your home. Watch / Record TV from anywhere you have a computer.First, you have to install some per-requisites to build the dvbhdhomerun drivers needed on Fedora. $ sudo yum -y install asciidoc binutils-devel cmake elfutils-devel gcc-c++ hdhomerun... read more

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