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

How to Watch Netflix on Ubuntu 13.10

Well everyone else is watching Netflix, how about Ubuntu users? This is possible thanks to Netflix Desktop App available through the PPA. The Netflix Desktop App has updated to version 0.8.0 and supports UbuntuĀ 13.10, 13.04, 12.10, 12.04 and 10.04. Installation is simple. Open a terminal and type: $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ehoover/compholio Now let’s update the repository and install the... read more

How To Setup Your Own Camera Security with ZoneMinder on Ubuntu 10

You know how it is, we need some kind of security in out homes but the camera security systems that are out there are expensive and use proprietary software. Being the geeks we are how about an open source solution that works with cameras out there and allows you to have your own DVR security system. In this post we will cover using ZoneMinder on Ubuntu 10.04. ZoneMinder is an integrated set of... read more

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