Posted by: pererik87 | January 1, 2010

01 Intro

Ubuntu the easy OS

This site suits less advanced users, new beginners and experts. It uses the Graphical interface as much as possible and images to explain.

Other recommended sites, The Official Ubuntu help pages or the UBUNTU MANUAL.

Why Ubuntu?

Ubuntu is getting more and more famous and the reasons for choosing it is usually: Innovation, Social support, price, speed, simplicity, boot time, moral, driver support, OBQ(out of the box qualities) the easy interface and interests for freedom etc…

Good luck :)

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Im a new user:

What is an OS —->

What version of Ubuntu do i choose—->

Posted by: pererik87 | February 26, 2012

Webcam Studio / Live Editing / What you want it to be

WebcamStudio

The single most cool free webcamstudio out there in the Personal Computer world. Stream Youtube videos and your webcam at the same time to Ustream or anywhere else.

Some features:

  • Irc chat
  • Chroma key
  • Animation
  • Pipelining
  • Cool effects
  • Stream across anything

Since you clicked on this you are probably a person using a webcam, or a person creating youtube videos(or similar) or maybe you are doing something else related to video streaming and video recording. The software i am talking about is called webcam studio. It is currently the only one of its kind when it comes to functionality, possibilities and style. The software creates a false stream from your edited version in the program. You can select the false cam/stream in other software(due to private questions i need to mark this and elaborate more. If you want to use webcamstudio in a different program and it does not appear automatically you need to select a different source in the settings of the different program) thus removing any compatibility issues or needs of modules and so on. In other word the program uses a smart workaround so you can use this on Msn and Skype or any other ‘randominity';)

Id like to show you some videos from youtube showing you how this software works.

  • Forget about after editing
  • Forget about paying for crap
  • Forget about boring youtube videos and endless editing

Webcam studio lets you do almost everything live. It makes you the master of the webcam or camera, you have the same if not more power than the tv channel you are watching have. blabla….. This program is great, lets stop it there so you can see for yourself.

NB: The system requirements are a bit stiff because your asking the computer to do some seriously demanding tasks. You should have about 2 Ghz processor if your thinking about doing some serious effects.

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Posted by: pererik87 | February 26, 2012

Kdenlive

Kdenlive

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Kdenlive a extensive video editor for Linux and Mac. Has much if not all of the features required by a official commercial video editor. The main difference is that Kdenlive is lacking in developer power as its free and may have some quirks. I only recommend Kdenlive for personal use. Always get the latest version, developing is continiously ongoing and new versions are released a couple of times a year.

To install open a terminal and paste the line below(terminal= ‘ctrl+alt+t’ OR Super(known as windows key) -> terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sunab/kdenlive-release && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install kdenlive

You have to hit enter sometimes, confirm with your password and when/if prompted (y/n) type y and hit the enter key.

Posted by: pererik87 | February 20, 2012

Native Spotify in Ubuntu 11.10 (Linux Preview)

Native Spotify in Ubuntu 11.10 (Linux Preview)

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1. Install

2. Local files

3. Common bugs and fixing them

To install Spotify native Linux client paste the following line into the terminal(ctrl+alt+t or Super(known as Windows key) -> terminal) and confirm with your password.

echo “deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free” | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list && sudo apt-key adv –keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com –recv-keys 4E9CFF4E && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install spotify-client-qt

Thats all there should be to it. More information and help is under.

NB: Spotify freezes during ads sometimes. click frantic on the next song button so you get a voice ad. To show Spotify their welcome you might consider paying for premium, it makes the bug go away as well. :)

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Add application launcer:

Super key (known as windows key) drag into unity launcher

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Local files

This will allow you to use local files in spotify.

If you don’t know what architecture you have you can use “uname -m” in terminal, it should output some letters like i386 that i have put in the brackets. Download the file, it should go to your download folder, if not make sure it does or move it there.

32 Bit Packages (i386/i486/i586/i686)

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B7zekYZwRKjRZjIyZWU2NDEtMDEzNC00MjgxLThjYjEtNTAxZGM4MTE4YzI1/edit

Then in Terminal run:

cd Downloads && tar -zxvf '32 Bit Packages.tar.gz' && sudo dpkg -i *.deb && sudo apt-get install -f

64 Bit Packages (x86_64 GNU/Linux)

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B7zekYZwRKjRZjNiZDFiNzYtMzg4ZC00MTI2LThhYzctZDg4NmJmZTZiMzgy/edit?pli=1

Then in Terminal run:
cd Downloads && tar -zxvf '64 Bit Packages.tar.gz' && sudo dpkg -i *.deb && sudo apt-get install -f

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Fixing the “InRelease” bug

Symptoms:

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Terminal update (sudo apt-get update)

W: Failed to fetch http://repository.spotify.com/dists/stable/InRelease Unable to find expected entry ‘non-free/source/Sources’ in Release file (Wrong sources.list entry or malformed file)

E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

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Failed to download repository information

Check your Internet connection.

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A triangle in the notification area that looks as if your computer is about to die !!!

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THE FIX

Super key(known as windows key) –> Software Sources –> Other software –> Remove the check/tick for the source code –> password –> Run Update Manager again

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What does the install script do

sudo sh -c ‘echo “deb http://repository.spotify.com/ stable non-free” >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.sources.list’           —- ads repository into your list

&& adv –keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com –recv-keys 4E9CFF4E  —- Security clearance dude!! confirms the repo and sets permissions

&& sudo apt-get update   —- updates package list

&& apt-get install spotify-client-qt  —- Installs Spotify

Sources:

1. http://www.spotify.com/

2. Bug -> myself  :) :D

3. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1870376

Posted by: pererik87 | October 4, 2010

Review of Youtube channel: OSGUI tech show

OSGUI Tech show

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OSGUI tech show(osgui) is run by a Tim which is a tech interested guy located in Australia. OSGUI Tech show is a very good channel. It’s mostly Ubuntu directed on the Linux side, but it has a pretty wide variety.  One think i really like about This show is the on scene video. Example there was a open source arrangement in Melbourne related to the open source freedom day, that was covered. And it’s good to to get to know a bit about these events because there is none near me and going to Australia is out of the question.

OSGUI covers Linux reviews, software reviews, tech reviews, some talks, howtos(not only software but also a bit hardware) and some random stuff.

Youtube  – http://www.youtube.com/user/OSGUIShow

Website – http://www.osgui.com/

Open source freedom day Melbourne – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWpgPJCpO2w

Posted by: pererik87 | September 18, 2010

Review of Youtube channel: Thisweekinlinux

Review of Youtube channel: Thisweekinlinux

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This week in linux (thisweekinlinux) is a well established channel on youtube that is run by a guy called Jodan. There is usually a weekly news update plus some reviews and how-tos. The videos from this guy appears very well planned and professional. His news are about linux in general and very much of it is Ubuntu relevant. On the how-to’s side he currently has a very good section on kdenlive video editing that is very well executed and explained.

This channel is especially useful as entertainment, as a news source and also has high educational value.

Youtube – http://www.youtube.com/user/thisweekinlinux

Website – http://www.thisweekinlinux.com

Posted by: pererik87 | September 18, 2010

Liferea a RSS feed reader

Liferea a RSS feed reader

A RSS feed is a collection of summary files that websites can publish from their site. A RSS feed normally contains a small description of a post, but can also contain the entire text and images. Using a RSS feed reader can be quite similar to using twitter where you ad feeders(a link to a directory that contains feeds) to your list. Then you can update your feed reader which in this case is Liferea to see all the latest posts from different sites.

To install Liferea open the software center and type Liferea. Click install and wait for the install to finish. You can find Liferea in Applications -> Internet -> Liferea. When you open Liferea you can see that it already contains some sample feeds. Most these feeds are feeds about Linux or Ubuntu. To remove feeds you don’t want, use the folder navigation as a normal file manager. Right click and select delete.

Mostly Liferea will find the feeds itself. You just have to copy the link. To find feeds that are not auto detected you have to look around on the website you want to have the feed from. Some feeds are easy to guess. Example wordpress feeds which is url/feed which makes this blogs feed http://ubuntuper.wordpress.com/feed and another worpress blog will be http://<THE USER>.wordpress.com/feed. Normally on public sites the feed is linked in the bottom of the page, then it usually says RSS, one example of a site that does this (at the time i wrote this) is OMGUbuntu. When you have found your feed and want to add it to Liferea all you need to do is copy the link. Go in Liferea and click new subscription-> paste the feed link and click ok.

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Tip: as booklover206 said in the comments below: “you can also have services like google reader feed into your liferea.”

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