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

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

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