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  1. [SOLVED] Re: mplayer: "no stream found to handle url dvdnav://"

    If I understand this, the new build of mplayer will use its own version of ffmpeg, which may be different than the version I previously built. And if I had checked "no", it would have used the...
  2. [SOLVED] Re: mplayer: "no stream found to handle url dvdnav://"

    Thank you again. Successfully used the guide in http://www.andrews-corner.org/ubuntu/mplayer.html to install and compile a version of mplayer that displays and interacts with dvd menus. (Did not...
  3. [SOLVED] Re: mplayer: "no stream found to handle url dvdnav://"

    Thanks to both of you for your assistance.



    Read to the end of the thread, and saw that Andrew.46 is now advising readers to go to a more up-to-date guide at...
  4. [SOLVED] Re: mplayer: "no stream found to handle url dvdnav://"

    Thank you for your reply.

    Created an actual image file with
    genisoimage -dvd-video -o image.iso iso-image/.
    Using the first of your suggestions gives the same result as before:

    $ mplayer...
  5. [SOLVED] mplayer: "no stream found to handle url dvdnav://"

    Since my upgrade to 14.04 LTS, mplayer with dvdnav option completely fails. Using the command I frequently used in the past to test iso images before writing them to disc, the result is now:


    $...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Launcher can't unlock

    What do function the "zeitgeist" folder and the "activity.sqlite" database serve?

    Today in the middle of a browser session, computer froze whilst making a lot of fan and disk noise, had to power...
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    Re: HOWTO: Install and use the latest FFmpeg and x264

    Here is what I've found out so far. On System A, Compiled a working ffmpeg about 30 days ago:



    Copied ~/bin/ffmpeg from System A to System B. (Both systems have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, updated...
  8. [SOLVED] Re: command-line access to a USB-mounted camera

    Thank you, that was exactly what I needed. I saw the gvfs directory from "mount" (must have been there before), I have 14.04, so cd'd to /run/user/<uid>/gvfs, found the camera, was able to access...
  9. [SOLVED] Re: command-line access to a USB-mounted camera

    bump. eight weeks, no responses. is there another forum that would be better to post to?
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    Re: HOWTO: Install and use the latest FFmpeg and x264

    First, thanks to Fake O. for maintaining this great tutorial - have used it several times now.

    QUESTION: Assuming you've got three non-networked systems with the same version of the same OS...
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    [SOLVED] Re: tweaking the keyboard driver

    To disable CapsLock in 14.04, see http://askubuntu.com/questions/462021/how-do-i-turn-caps-lock-into-an-extra-contrl-key
  12. [SOLVED] Re: command-line access to a USB-mounted camera

    bump. tried connecting the Nikon to another computer with 14.04 LTS, virtually identical results. The new system does not have gphoto2 installed. Here's the output from /var/log/sysog:


    Sep 23...
  13. [SOLVED] command-line access to a USB-mounted camera

    Have worked with several cameras over the years and usually, to access the photos, I attach the camera cable to a USB port on my system. After a few seconds, running "mount" will give a message like...
  14. Re: Weird error: "cdrdao simulate" makes an audio CD unplayable

    Thank you for your reply. It was especially useful to get confirmation that the reading function and the burning function are separate, and
    that one may work even if the other doesn't. I will keep...
  15. Re: Weird error: "cdrdao simulate" makes an audio CD unplayable

    Tried using wodim to write a set of ten audio files to CD on the same writer. Tracks 1-8 seemed to burn normally, then:


    $ wodim -dev=/dev/sr1 -v -audio -pad *.wav
    ...
    Starting new track at...
  16. Weird error: "cdrdao simulate" makes an audio CD unplayable

    Have been running cdrdao for years to created audio CDs, never had a problem until yesterday.
    Using cdrdao 1.2.3 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
    Inserted the disk into the writer (/dev/sr1). Here is the...
  17. [SOLVED] Re: error trying to build a menu with dvdauthor spumux 0.7.0

    Posted this message to the dvdauthor forums; a reply there suggested that the input video "menu.mpg" might not be in a suitable format.

    Recreated menu.mpg from an old static image...
  18. [SOLVED] error trying to build a menu with dvdauthor spumux 0.7.0

    Trying to create a simple DVD menu with:

    spumux "menu_buttons.xml" < "menu.mpg" > "menu2.mpg"

    Output and information on the input listed below
    What does the error mean?
    Appreciate any clues,...
  19. [SOLVED] Re: making special characters visible in a terminal

    Thanks, Impavidus. It looks like there is extensive documentation at
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Character_encoding.

    The page for Windows-1252 lists the "smart quotes" at 0x82 and 0x84 as...
  20. [SOLVED] Re: making special characters visible in a terminal

    Steeldriver, thank you for the hint. Had heard of iconv before but never used it.
    First I tried


    iconv -f ASCII -c [file]

    which deleted the non-ascii characters in the file.

    Then tried
  21. [SOLVED] Re: making special characters visible in a terminal

    Haven't yet figured out how to set the terminal to a legacy 8-bit encoding, but as a workaround, put together a python script that replaces all bytes>0xFF with a "MARKER" character:

    with...
  22. [SOLVED] making special characters visible in a terminal

    Trying to use a text editor (using vim 7.3, but could be convinced to try something else) to extract some text from a file and put it on a website.
    I don't want the whole file, just a few sentences...
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    [kubuntu] installing sagemath from repository

    Hello -
    Using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.
    The launchpad site (https://launchpad.net/~aims/+archive/sagemath) gives the following instructions for installing the Ubuntu version of sage 6.0:


    sudo...
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    [SOLVED] Re: tweaking the keyboard driver

    After a bit of research I was able to successfully remap the keyboard.

    It turns out that Xwindows has its own key mapping, entirely different from the mapping in the kernel. So the solution...
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    [SOLVED] Re: tweaking the keyboard driver

    In Unity Desktop, under "System Settings/Keyboard Layout/Options", there are a large number of settings to control keyboard behaviour, including "Disable Caps Lock". I am still looking for a way to...
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