Adding Multimedia support on CentOS 5.5

Recently I have been building a new Home server as a Home Digital Server. In the process of using CentOS 5.5 as the Linux distro I ran into the need to Multimedia support. Here is how I accomplished the task. Add the rpmforge repos if not already installed. Type the following commands in the console/terminal For 32-bit installations (i.e. CentOS 5.x 32-bit installed), enter the following into your... read more

Installing Win32 Codecs on Linux

The following is an example way to install the “all” pack as root and will work on Ubuntu and Fedora. cd /tmp wget tar -jxvf all-20100303.tar.bz2 su -c 'mkdir -p /usr/local/lib/codecs' su -c 'cp all-20100303/* /usr/local/lib/codecs' rm -rf... read more

Downloading YouTube Videos and Extracting Audio on Ubuntu

Have you ever had a YouTube video that you just wanted to have on your PC in-case you were not online to watch it or you wanted the audio extracted from one of those videos to listen to on your PC or iPod? With Firefox addons  that is a reality. I had a friend who had found a very, very old German song and found it on YouTube put to a slideshow and was asked how to download the video and extract the... read more

Adding DVD Support Ubuntu Karmic 9.10

Due to licensing on encrypted DVD you are unable to watch your movies on Ubuntu. To remedy this you can add the support needed to Ubuntu 9.10. $ sudo wget --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list$(lsb_release -cs).list && sudo apt-get --quiet update && sudo apt-get --yes --quiet --allow-unauthenticated install medibuntu-keyring... read more

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