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Fedora, Linux and Stuff :: Multimedia

Archive for the 'Multimedia' Category

64-bit Linux

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

There was some discussion on the fedora-devel list about changing the default architecture for 32-bit Fedora. Which would mean that users running 32-bit Fedora with modern CPU’s will see some improvement, while older hardware will need to be supported by some secondary means or not at all.
There are some good points in the thread, […]

Xine Crashing in Fedora 10

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

If you are using Xine from RPMFusion and experiencing crashing immediately after loading in Fedora 10, it is probably due to this bug.
Quick work-around is to use Alsa instead of PulseAudio. Open a shell and launch Xine as follows:
[mirandam@phoebe ~]$ xine -A alsa
To make this setting stick, do the following:
Right-Click in the Xine window […]

MPlayer compile on RedHat 8.0

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

I have a 4yr old Athlon-XP machine which I use as a Media Center/Home Theater PC. It is running RedHat 8.0 (heavily modified) with a Hauppauge PVR-250, MPlayer and some simple/buggy front end. Seeing as I designed it at the end of 2003, quite a bit of software is out of date.
The most critical componets […]

MPlayer RC2 Released

Monday, October 8th, 2007

The MPlayer team released RC2 of the multimedia package. The last release RC1 was almost 12 months ago. The changes are typical: newer support of less significant codecs, major optimizations and improvements on more popular codecs. This release has a great deal of work done on streaming (Live555).
I don’t know if we […]

Curious Multimedia Dependancies

Friday, March 30th, 2007

The jokes made about confusing Linux dependancies may at times seem funny, but they reflect a sad truth. After my previous complaint about gui nuisances in Rythmbox, I installed of copy of FC6 - 64bit to a spare partition. Following my own FC6 Guide, I came upon the MP3 section.
Adding MP3 support to Rythmbox (GTK […]

From XMMS to Rhythmbox

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

Back in 2000, xmms was the hot MP3 player for Linux that everybody loved. Most likely due to it’s near perfect match in design and functionality to Winamp. Well time makes you bolder and MP3 players get older. And with no major updates (not even a port to GTK2), xmms just sits around. Recently some […]

Creative Zen Vision M in Linux

Sunday, January 7th, 2007

Well I normally don’t get too many gifts or exchange too many gifts during Christmas. But this year I got an MP3 player. I got the Zen Vision M from Creative. And I was very much impressed. Outside of MP3 playback. It has video playback for MPEG, Divx, Xvid and Windows Media. It also has […]

Flash Plugin Security Update

Sunday, September 17th, 2006

While Adobe is hard at work at version 9 of the Flash plugin for Linux, there was a critical security update that affected version 7 for Linux.
It is recommended everyone update their flash plugin. Users of the macromedia.repo who have configured yum, should run:
# su -c ‘yum update flash-plugin’