How to convert image, audio and video formats on Ubuntu

If you need to work with a variety of image, audio and video files encoded in all sorts of different formats, you are probably using more than one tools to convert among all those heterogeneous media formats. If there is a versatile all-in-one media conversion tool that is capable of dealing with all different image/audio/video […]
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How to listen to Internet radio from the command line on Linux

For those of you system admins and Linux aficionados who spend a great deal of your time in front of Linux screen, do you know that ambient noise from online/local radio station can actually be a productivity booster? Believe or not, it is known that moderate level of ambient sound such as music or chatter […]
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How to access SoundCloud from the command line in Linux

If you enjoy music streaming and originally-created sounds, you cannot have missed SoundCloud. Based in Germany, this cloud streaming service is now famous and well-established for any music adventurer. And naturally, as a Linux enthusiast, you might wonder how to join your passion for Linux with your love for music. As a solution, I advise […]
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How to watch free online TV on Linux

Wanted to watch TV on your Linux box, and preferably for free? FreetuxTV is an online TV player which was originally developed to let the subscribers of French ISPs (e.g., Free, Orange, SFR) watch live TV channels streamed by those ISPs. Over time, FreetuxTV has added additional free online TV, web radio and webcam channels […]
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How to live stream video from webcam on Linux

Have you ever wanted to live stream a video feed from your webcam for someone else? You could use any existing video chat software such as Skype, Google+ Hangouts. However, if you do not want to rely on any third-party streaming infrastructure, you can set up your own webcam streaming server in house. In this […]
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How to install HandBrake on Linux

HandBrake is one of the most popular open-source video transcoder software available on multiple platforms including MacOS, Windows and Linux. It can convert video of nearly any format to a wide range of video codecs. HandBrake is available for free with GNU GPLv2+ license, but proprietary license applies to the FAAC encoder used by HandBrake. […]
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How to install FFmpeg on Linux

FFmpeg is cross-platform free software that can record, transcode, filter and stream audio and video data. FFmpeg builds are available for Linux, Windows and MacOS X platforms. While FFmpeg itself is a versatile multimedia tool for end-users, it also provides audio/video codec library with which many multimedia applications are built. If you want to install […]
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How to capture microphone input to wav format file

If you want to capture input from microphone connected to your Linux computer, there is a simple way to do it. But prior to recording, you probably want to adjust the input volume of your microphone for optimal quality recording. With low input volume, your microphone may not pick up your voice properly, while too […]
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