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ffmpeg Cheat Sheet - 19 Best Practices

ffmpeg is a multiplatform, open-source library for video and audio files. It is usualy available in your distribution repositories, so search for it and install it.

This article will present 19 ffmpeg very useful commands.

Share Your Firefox Profile Between 2 Operating Systems on the Same Computer [Linux & Windows]

Let’s face it, no matter which operating system you are using, you got to surf the web. It seems like a good idea if your browser automatically knew what you had bookmarked on the other operating system and you don’t have to customize your settings, passwords, search pages and even addons all over again. Well if you use Firefox, and want to achieve something like this, then read on.

0 A.D (Zero Anno Domini) Game - How To Install It In Ubuntu

0 A.D (Zero Anno Domini) is a real-time strategy game developed by Wildfire Games which has recently released the source code, thus allowing us to enjoy the game without having to pay anything. The game has excellent graphics which are unfortunately quite rare in the Linux world.

Create Movies Out Of Pictures: PhotoFilmStrip

PhotoFilmStrip is an open-source application (works on both Linux and Windows) which you can use to creates movies out of your pictures in just 3 steps. First select your photos, customize the motion path and render the video. There are several output possibilities for VCD, SVCD, DVD up to FULL-HD.

Easy To Use Gnome Audio Conversion Application Based on GStreamer: Gnac

Gnac is an easy to use audio conversion program for the Gnome desktop. It is designed to be powerful but simple! It provides easy audio files conversion between all GStreamer supported audio formats.

Iptables Graphical Front End: Vuurmuur

Vuurmuur is graphical front end for famous firewall software iptables. You can make complex firewall rules in simple steps. Vuurmuur supports traffic shaping, has powerful monitoring features, which allow the administrator to look at the logs, connections and bandwidth usage in real-time.

Task Dock Applet for Gnome Organizes Open Windows in Icons

Task Dock Applet for gnome-panel organizes open windows in icons, just like Windows 7. To see what I mean, take a look at the screenshot below:

Speedy Gnome Menu: Cairo Menu [Ubuntu Download]

Cairo Menu is a fast and functional menu for the Gnome desktop that focuses on speed, efficiency and delivering what you want in the least number of clicks or keystrokes. Even though it somewhat resembles Gnomenu, the author claims Cairo Menu is much faster and brings a number of new concepts and features for this new menu.

Google Chrome For Linux Adds Plug-ins Support [Ubuntu Downloads & How To Enable Flash]

If a lack of third-party plug-in support (i.e. Flash) kept you from trying out Chrome on your Linux system, then avoid no longer. The "early developer version" now supports many plug-ins, and they seem to work pretty well.

Chromium is the open-source project behind Google Chrome so do not mix them.

OpenOffice Prototype User Interface

The prototyping phase, to create a new user interface for OpenOffice.org, has ended last week.

Adobe Released An Alpha Version Of Flash Player 10 for Linux x86_64 (64 bit)

Yesterday, Adobe released an alpha version of Flash Player plug-in version 10 for x86_64 architecture. This is a prerelease version of the Adobe® Flash® Player 10 software 64-bit Linux platforms.

Integrate Google Calendar Into Your Gnome Calendar

To integrate Google Calendar events into your Gnome desktop, go to Google Calendar, click on "Settings", then on the "Calendars" tab and then on your calendar's name:

A New Debian Version Every Two Years

Where most time-based distributions have a schedule of round and about six months, Debian takes another approach, obviously because Debian is more about stability and longevity than about the latest and greatest features in each release.

Speed Up Flash and Firefox in Ubuntu Jaunty [Tips & Tricks]

The post describes 2 tricks for optimizing Firefox and Flash in Linux. Read on for details...

Advanced Gmail Notifier for Linux - CheckGmail - Lets You Control Emails From The Notification Area

Remember Highly Ubuntu Integrated Gmail Notifier? What if you could click the notification bubble to delete, open or mark an email as spam?

How To Recover Your Linux Root Password

Let's face it: you can sometimes forget a password, because well... it happens! I can't help you with all of them, but I can tell you how to recover your lost Linux root password thanks to Tips4Linux. Just follow the below steps to recover it:

Deep Freeze-Like Software for Ubuntu / Debian

Lethe is a Deep Freeze-like partition freezing software for Debian GNU/Linux and Lihuen GNU/Linux (May work on other Debian-based GNU/Linux distributions).

How to Change Processes Priority In Linux

Linux starts many processes with priority 0, which is the highest priority (as the rule of thumb is that the lower the number, the greater the priority). If you are running any resource hungry application then this priority mechanism causes some problems.

Simple Linux Audio Player With a Nice Set Of Features: Gejengel

Gejengel is an Linux audio player which focuses on performance and simplicity, yet with a nice set of features.

Some key features:

* Easy to use
* Properly handles compilation albums (even if album artist tag is not set)
* Lean and fast (low on dependencies)

SMPlayer: Complete Front-end for MPlayer

SMPlayer intends to be a complete front-end for MPlayer (video player), from basic features like playing videos, DVDs, and VCDs to more advanced features like support for MPlayer filters and more.

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