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    [ubuntu] Re: Which is the best video encorder ?

    WinFF is a good GUI for ffmpeg, but I don't know if it does MKV. I know you can convert from ISO or VOB to AVI (DivX, XViD, x264, etc) with k9copy, and you can set it to use either ffmpeg or mencoder.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Which is the best video encorder ?

    I'm gonna put in another vote for Handbrake.

    I use k9copy to back up my DVD to the hard drive as an ISO. Then I use Handbrake to convert to an x264 codec in an MKV container with either AAC or AC3...
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    [ubuntu] Re: .mkv BluRay conversion

    You should be able to use ToVid or DeVeDe. They're both in the Ubuntu repositories.
  4. [ubuntu] Re: Samba issue: Not detected by networked media player

    I figured out that the semicolons may act as a comment signifier, like the hash tag. I've tried uncommenting, I've tried changing the permissions of the shared folders to 755, nothing seems to be...
  5. [ubuntu] Samba issue: Not detected by networked media player

    I've tried using the in-built Simple File Sharing options, both as my regular user and root. I've tried adding the shares through the samba-config gui. I've edited my smb.conf file. For some reason...
  6. [all variants] Home "shared folder" server for complete newbies?

    I want to start with a warning: I'm a complete ignoramus when it comes to servers. I don't know any of the terminology - phrases like "headless", "NAS" and so on just fly right over my head. I'm...
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    [SOLVED] Plasma crashes after login

    Running kubuntu karmic. Geforce 9800GT graphics card. About a second after login plasma crashes. Tried restarting plasma but it just crashes again.

    No error message appears after the crash. I'm...
  8. [kubuntu] Re: Brother DCP-165c printing problem - image scaling, cut off

    SOLVED.

    Previously I simply altered the configuration files after the Karmic upgrade. This left the multifunction working, but for some reason the printing misaligned.

    I did a complete removal...
  9. [kubuntu] Brother DCP-165c printing problem - image scaling, cut off

    I picked up a pack of DVD labels at ALDI and I've been trying to set up a template I can use to print onto them. It doesn't have any bundled software as far as I can tell, so this is the only way.
    ...
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    [kubuntu] Re: Telstra Phone - USb connect to Ubuntu?

    Just a quick update for those few who may be interested:

    I recently purchased a USB micro bluetooth adapter. I don't have the full functionality I would have under Windows (backing up phone-book...
  11. Adour open source equivalent for Windows?

    I used to use Acid on Windows many years ago. I decided to get bck into making music and was delighted to find Ardour. My brother is interested in getting into making music with samples and loops,...
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    [ubuntu] Re: join mp3's simply

    Adding to Sealbhach's reply:

    If your MP3's are all numerically named and zero padded (eg: 01.mp3, 02.mp3 etc) you can navigate to the directory

    cd /path/to/directory
    and combine them all at...
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    [ubuntu] Re: HandBrake takes too long

    I opened up System Monitor while running Handbrake (not using Exhaustive Motion Estimation any more - I saw no discernible difference between it and the much faster Uneven Multi-Hexagon mode).

    It...
  14. [all variants] Re: Tor/Privoxy newbie - Proxy refusing connections?

    Thanks! TOR is now up and running perfectly.
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    [ubuntu] Re: HandBrake takes too long

    Another related question: Will I need to change my swap memory from 4GB to 8GB? If so, is there a way to do resize the partitions without losing data?

    Edit: I just noticed the guide for resizing...
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    [ubuntu] Re: HandBrake takes too long

    Bumping to ask related question --

    I've been trying to back up my DVDs to small-size MKVs, but I think the encoding speed is getting a bit slower, probably because I'm using settings like...
  17. [all variants] Re: SoundKonverter/k3b problems - Ripping audio CDs, CDDB track data wrong

    Additional: I've tried this as my regular user account and as root. Either way, k3b will not save the settings. What the ☢⚡⚙☹ is going on?!
  18. [all variants] Re: SoundKonverter/k3b problems - Ripping audio CDs, CDDB track data wrong

    I thought I found a fix...

    I went into Settings/Configure K3b/Plugins/Audio Encoder/External Audio Encoder/Configure/MP3 Lame/EDIT and ticked the Swap Byte Order and Write Wave Header boxes. From...
  19. [all variants] Re: SoundKonverter/k3b problems - Ripping audio CDs, CDDB track data wrong

    17 hours later bump?
  20. [all variants] Re: Convert to small formats (eg rmvb) for external media player

    Excellent! Thanks for the help. Sorry I didn't reply earlier - I forgot to subscribe to the thread ^_^'
  21. [all variants] SoundKonverter/k3b problems - Ripping audio CDs, CDDB track data wrong

    I'd like to use k3b to rip some Audiobook CDs (specifically the Ricky Gervais podcasts I bought from Audible - I had to burn them off on a Windows PC to enjoy them on my kUbuntu desktop thanks to...
  22. [all variants] Re: Convert to small formats (eg rmvb) for external media player

    Any hints at all?
  23. [all variants] Convert to small formats (eg rmvb) for external media player

    I bought an external media player from Aldi that takes SD cards , flash drives and USB hard drives. It's compatible with the following : MPEG4, AVI, DivX, XviD, WMV, RM, RMVB, MPEG2, VOB, MPEG1, DAT...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Rapidshare downloader ??????

    There's also a Firefox extension called Rdown that's pretty useful for Rapidshare free users. You copy-paste your links into it and it'll do all the waiting and button clicking for you.
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    [all variants] Re: Split rar files won't extract

    Cool, I didn't know that tab trick. Thanks!
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