Posts tagged video

The never ending problems with Fedora Updates.

June 19, 2009, 2:14 a.m. video

Updated my media server which was previously running Fedora 10 to Fedora 11. A whole floor separates this from my usual perch. So to avoid, running up and downstairs I did a remote install using VNC. The installation guide suggests starting up with vncconnect=hostname as a command line parameter. Wh ...

Fixing VLC does not support the audio or video format error

June 16, 2009, 2:16 a.m. video

When you try to run VLC does it give you this disheartening error message? No suitable decoder module: VLC does not support the audio or video format "MP42". Unfortunately there is no way for you to fix this. Have no fear. This is something that is quite easily fixed! First step is to run VLC in v ...

Starting up VLC on Fedora 11

May 28, 2009, 7:39 a.m. video

Since updating to Fedora 11 a few days ago, this is what I have been seen when ever trying to use VLC (the system completely freezes up if I try to use totem!) VLC media player 1.0.0-rc2 Goldeneye Bus error Trying updating, tried removing and re-installing. Tried jugging the repositories to see if ...

Fedora 11 woes

May 21, 2009, 6:49 a.m. lame , video

Like with Fedora 10 playing videos is not easy on Fedora 11 either. VLC player simply will not start. VLC media player 1.0.0-rc1 Goldeneye Bus error Tried to do a yum update hoping that this is a bug that has been fixed. Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit Setting up Update Process Resolving Depende ...

Is that a Wordpress Bug?

Jan. 21, 2009, 1:56 a.m. Ajax , video , Wordpress

All of a sudden Wordpress refused to let me add a new post. It would take me to the add new page but would almost immediately make an XMLHtttpRequest and after that the TinyMCE editor just breaks up. ...

LAN Speed Test

Jan. 5, 2009, 2:27 p.m. video

What you see here is a speed test carried out using a free tool by Speedtest.net. It's rather predictably named as speedtest mini. At first glance these results are impressive it shows that I have a very fast Local Area Network (184 mbps down and 277 mbps up) but it's a lie. I do have a very fast LA ...

Bush Video Censored?

Dec. 16, 2008, 5:22 a.m. video , weird

Someone threw a shoe at George W Bush and when I tried to check it out the video wouldn't play. Firefox just gave me a gray box. Has the Sri Lankan government started censoring the web as  they have being threatening to? Perhaps it's the US government that's doing it. Apparently it's not censorship ...

Sound and Flash Movies.

Dec. 12, 2008, 6:08 a.m. video

Having sorted out the problem with sounds on MythTv it's time to turn my attention to flash movies - they are playing fine on my Fedora 10 installation but with out the sound. Before upgrading to F10 I had flash setup correctly. I did so by adding the adobe repository to YUM, installing the RPM and ...

Linux Desktop Recording.

Dec. 6, 2008, 2:09 a.m. video

Until a couple of weeks ago, I had never posted a video on Youtube and thought I would make my debut with a video of the Fedora 10 bootup. I had seen a few choppy videos that were generated by someone holding a camera at their monitor. Surely even I can do better than that. All that's needed is to c ...

Video Howto : Fedora 10 Installation

Dec. 5, 2008, 1:19 a.m. video , virtualization

I am ashamed to say this but some of my best friends and even my own mother still uses windows. Even those friends and relatives who are fed up with Windows are strangely reluctant to switch. They are asking whether it's possible to dual boot windows and linux. Dual boot is the stone age way of doi ...

MythTv

Dec. 4, 2008, 1:46 a.m. quadruple play , video

My Desktop's menu says mythtv is installed. I can even run it and watch TV. But it doesn't have any sounds. Mythtv has been muted. I reckoned updating it ought to fix it ( F9 -> F10 upgrade will leave this behind because it comes from third party repositories). YUM  has it's own ideas and tells ...

Mythical Sounds

July 16, 2008, 12:14 a.m. quadruple play , video

The webserver and the web browser aren't the only things that caused trouble. Alsa also played it's part. Sound on Fedora has always been one big headache. They kept making too many changes too often. We had to change from OSS to ALSA and then to Pulse Audio, a real pain in the ear. Apparently Debia ...

MythTv Working at last

Jan. 17, 2008, 10 p.m. quadruple play , video

After sorting out all the RPM dependencies for MythTV In finally managed to get the it installed on my media center. No I didn't use LinuxMCE, I just installed all the RPMs using yum. Unfortunately I couldn't get any audio or video out of it. This was purely a configuration issue but I didn't know i ...