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  1. [SOLVED] Re: No subtitles in mplayer when using -sid or -slang

    Having exactly the same problem on mint and debian, the svn version seems to be ok but only uses a bitmap font for the subtitles and seems to ignore ~/.mplayer/subfont.ttf

    Any ideas?
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    Re: HOWTO: Install and use the latest FFmpeg and x264

    Excellent howto I have always used a compiled ffmpeg but after the last couple of updates from svn I was having a lot of compile errors but this worked great!
    I just built this on Debian Lenny and...
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    [ubuntu] Re: how to open OpenOffice .bak files

    change the file extension to .odt (or whatever you are saving the original as) or right-click on the file select Properties->Open With click on the "Add" button scroll down thw list and select...
  4. [SOLVED] Re: creating a nice list of files in a directory

    try
    ls -R --hide "*.jpg" -1 as a start, my movie files have a similar hierarchy and gives this
    .:
    Action
    Comedy
    Drama
    Horror
    Musicals
    Mythology
    Other
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    [ubuntu] Re: Renaming sudo

    Renaming sudo probably not a good idea as lots of scripts use it, if you are worried about security make sure you have a properly configured firewall and a strong password and you should be ok.
  6. [gnome] Re: Best way to mount an image from inside Nautilus?

    Archive mounter is also in Jaunty but is hidden in one of the menus (other) I dragged it to the desktop and use it to mount archives I didn't know it would mount iso too, well spotted!
  7. [gnome] Re: Best way to mount an image from inside Nautilus?

    Same again but call this script:
    #!/bin/bash

    FULLPATH=$(echo "$NAUTILUS_SCRIPT_SELECTED_FILE_PATHS" | sed 's/\n//g' )
    foo=$(gksudo -u root -k -m "Enter Your Admin Password" /bin/echo "got...
  8. [gnome] Re: Best way to mount an image from inside Nautilus?

    put this:
    #!/bin/bash

    DIRNAME=$(echo $NAUTILUS_SCRIPT_CURRENT_URI | cut -d'/' -f3- | sed 's/%20/ /g')
    FILENAME=$1
    if [ ! -f "$DIRNAME/$FILENAME" ];then
    zenity --error...
  9. [ubuntu] Re: Launching programs from Command Prompt

    just a point of interest you really should not be launching firefox as root! in fact its best not to use a root shell at all just use sudo if you need to use root privileges for a particular command
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    [ubuntu] Re: New download Manager for Llinux

    this is just a page full of adverts!
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    [ubuntu] Re: Cant boot ubuntu on my ibook g3!

    yeah 32 bit ppc and if I remember correctly you have to hold down the c key to force a boot from cd or you can hold down the "option" key to get a list of bootable disks ( handy if you screw up the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Cant boot ubuntu on my ibook g3!

    Burn the iso to disk then reboot with the disk in and hold down the c key to boot from cd
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    [ubuntu] Re: automatic shutdown

    I maybe wrong but I don't think you can 'wake on lan' from a complete shutdown only from sleep, as a complete shutdown is a hardware thing whereas sleep is a software thing.
    Anyway to do a complete...
  14. [ubuntu] Re: Connecting old iPod Nano to Ubuntu box

    until my old iPod photo died I used rockbox on it which is much better than the apple software, no annoying itunes database, just drag and drop.
  15. Re: Which music player for a fairly big library?

    I've got some 6000 song files in my library and I use quod libet (it's in the repos), I've found it very stable and capable
  16. [ubuntu] Re: none of my music plays anymore, nor dvds

    Flacs are not a restricted format so should play ok, what does totem say when you try to play them, have you tried a different player ( quod libet,rhythmbox etc )? Have you tried reinstalling totem...
  17. [ubuntu] Re: *facepalm* Installing Windows MBR Without Original Recovery Disk

    Use super grub to fix mbr problems, see my sig for the address
  18. Re: Anyone know of any open source screen annotation software?

    Compiz has an annotate pligin, don't know if its available for windows, if not switch to linux:P
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    [SOLVED] Re: Encode video for xbox with 5.1 audio

    Tried h264enc, horrendous to use! the script falls over when it doesn't like an input and you have to start again, then mencoder fell over ( never had much luck with mencoder, I prefer ffmpeg )....
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    [SOLVED] Re: Encode video for xbox with 5.1 audio

    Tried both of these ways and no joy, I'm using vob files from a dvd ripper that are encoded with 5.1.
    any one else?
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    [SOLVED] Encode video for xbox with 5.1 audio

    Hi every one I hope someone can help.
    I want to encode some ripped dvd's to play on my xbox360 but I want to keep the 5.1 surround sound, I can easily create a wmv or mp4 file that plays ok, but the...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Starting new company, can i use Ubuntu?

    Don't forget Ubuntu comes with open office which will let you read and write windows formated text files/spread sheets etc
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    [ubuntu] Re: something strange with my usb drive

    If you have removed everything you need from the stick why not just re-format it?
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    [ubuntu] Re: Video conversion software

    If you are OK with the command line install ffmpeg it will convert just about anything to anything and there are plenty of tips and tutorials on the forums to help you out
  25. Re: Simple little Ubuntu tricks others may not know about

    Right click on the Applications menu and select "Edit Menus" to add delete or hide menu items there are also some nice hidden menu items there, especially in the "System Tools" section (varies from...
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