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 save YouTube videos on Linux

Have you ever found interesting videos on YouTube, and wanted to download and save them on your hard drive (for offline access or archiving purpose)? There is a handy open-source Linux tool that does exactly that: download YouTube videos. A tool called youtube-dl is a command-line program written in Python that downloads videos from various […]
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How to install Adobe Flash Player on Linux

Adobe Flash Player is a run-time environment freely distributed by Adobe for streaming rich media and executing rich Internet applications. Adobe separately maintains a Linux version of Adobe Flash Player. Here is how to install Adobe Flash Player on Linux, and how to run Adobe Flash Player on your browser via its plugin. First, download […]
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How to convert wmv to avi on Linux

Windows Media Video (WMV) is a media container and compression format used for Microsoft’s proprietary codecs. As such, there are not many software tools that support the playback of WMV files, besides Microsoft’s own products such as Windows Media Player and Windows Movie Maker. Audio Video Interleaved (AVI), on the other hand, is a container […]
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How to convert mts to mp4 for free

My 3-year old camcorder is Canon Vixia HF100. It delivers excellent quality videos via optically stabilized 12X zoom lens. One caveat of the camcorder, however, is that video files are saved in AVCHD format, which is a HD video format developed by Sony and Panasonic. AVCHD videos typically have .mts or .m2ts file extensions. Since […]
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