Posts with the tag multimedia
With Python Standard Library Methods
from struct import pack from math import sin, pi import wave import random RATE=44100 ## GENERATE MONO FILE ## wv = wave.open('test_mono.wav', <span...
digiKam is a great software to manage your digital photographs. I like it especially because it does not depend that much on a database / proprietary ways to store information about the photos as it saves most information directly to the files.
sudo aptitude install digikam digikam-doc
installation of povray itself:
sudo aptitude install povray povray-includes povray-examples povray-doc
as well as the graphical modeler:
sudo aptitude install kpovmodeler
A file created by POV-Ray: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datei:Mug_and_Torus_morph.gif
General command line to render a scene (still has to be adopted for the file in question):
A lowpass filter can be applied using the command line tool
sox. It tool can be installed like this on Ubuntu:
sudo aptitude install pacpl sox
Convert the audiofile to wave first (using Perl Audio Converter as sox has no mp3 support compiled in on Ubuntu systems):
use the option -clone!
readom dev=/dev/sr0 -clone f=audio-loops.iso
sudo alsa force-reload
sudo apt-get install noteedit
commercial Windows software
good supplement: halion player with complete halion 3 sound database...
may need libxine1-ffmpeg and/or libavcodec-unstripped-52 to work:
sudo aptitude install libxine1-ffmpeg libavcodec-unstripped-52
Also check out my older blog post on the Nova-T USB2....
The Medibuntu repository offers you a coolection of software that is not free and can therefore not be shipped with the standard distribution of Ubuntu linux. This example shows you how you can use Medibuntu to install google earth.
Add Medibuntu to your repositories (this is just one line!):
Requirements: Having the executables
I haven't done it myself yet, but this seems to be a nice and quick way to do a conversion and set the ID3 tags in the newly created MP3:
#!/bin/bash echo "Artist name?" a= <span...
To get my cherry G85 to work properly including the additional audio keys I have to do the following:
To change the channels which your MM keys control, go to your main Gnome menu and find:
Applications → System Tools → Configuration Editor (
- Set the value of
As I thought there were general problems I reinstalled skype from medibuntu repo:
sudo dpkg -r skype sudo -i echo "deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ jaunty free non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list apt-get update apt-get install medibuntu-keyring apt-get update apt-get install skype
effectively just the settings were wrong: and set Skype Options → Sound Devices to:
- SoundIn: QuickCam (plughw)
- SoundOut: pulse
- Ringing: pulse
First we want to find out something about the hardware.
Using dmesg we find:
dib0700: loaded with support for 8 different device-types dvb-usb: found a 'Hauppauge Nova-T Stick' in <span...
Rhythmbox DLNA/UPnP sharing and Control plugin
to get this plugin to work I had to do:
sudo apt-get install python-coherence
Rhythmbox XSLT - convert Rhythmbox xml library file to xhtml
- XML::LibXSLT Perl module
install like this:
sudo aptitude install libxml-libxslt-perl cd ~/Downloads wget http://downloads.dub.webdez.net/rbxml2html-0.03.tar.gz tar -xf rbxml2html-0.03.tar.gz
usage: the pearl...
get lib CSS to work properly (encryption of encoded DVDs)
http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:Intrepid#DVD_Playback_Capability → install "Restricted Extras"
rip VOB files and VIDEO_TS folder and make ISO image
install vobcopy and mkisofs:
sudo apt-get install vobcopy mkisofs
rip using vobcopy and create iso using mkisofs:
cd Desktop vobcopy -v -m...
jutter free playback wanted as well as the capability to load subtitles and additional sound tracks (languages)
mplayer movie.avi -audiofile italian.ac3 -audio-demuxer 20 -rawaudio format=0x2000
- open additional audio file:
- tell mplayer which track to play with the ’-vid’ and ’-aid’ parameters. These are 0-based and do not...