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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 Epson PC-Fax Linux Driver for WF-2540

Funny how it is with an system administrator at home. Gets a new toy and has to find out how to make all the features work. one feature that really gets missed is the fax feature of the all-in-one printers, I know it is one that I will miss from time to time. My latest toy is a Epson WF-2540 which I have had for sometime, but never have configured the fax portion until recently when it was discovered that... 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

Opening rar Files in Fedora and Ubuntu

There are many different file compression tools out there, one of them is RAR which is being used more frequently as of late. To open a rar compressed file you will need to install unrar. This is not installed by default and for Fedora but is available via RPMFusion. For Ubuntu nothing extra is needed. Fedora 17/18/19 Installation First let’s add the rpmfusion repository to our installation. Open a... read more

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