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In this article, we provide tutorials on how to install some of the most popular multi-media applications on Chromebooks.
Disney Plus is super popular, and it's not wonder. The service is loaded with Disney, Marvel, and Star Wars streaming content, including original series. There's one problem for Linux users, though. The operating system isn't officially supported. That's alright, though, it's still popular to stream your favorite shows and movies.
There are plenty of applications that you can use to create a playlist on Linux, but Clementine is a longstanding favourite media player that plenty of Linux users already rely on to play their music libraries.
Add-ons and external repositories are essential for getting the most out of Kodi. The media player has everything you need built in to the add-on management interface, making it very simple to enable external repositories.
Kodi's support for DRM in version 18 and beyond opened the doors to streaming services like Sling TV. It's simple enough to get it running within Kodi and start watching live TV legally.
MP3 is still easily the most widly used and widely supported digital audio file format. As a result, working with MP3 tends to be simple, especially on Linux. There was a time when it was still a proprietary format, and required additional packages, but now, converting your MP3 files is a breeze.
You can control the Clementine media player on your Linux computer from anywhere on your local network via an official Android remote app. You only need that app and to switch a few settings to get started.
I’ve reviewed a smorgasbord of open source music players. But there’s still quite a few I’ve yet to put through their paces. For this review, I’m looking at Deepin Music. The software bills itself as a “beautiful and simple music player that plays local audio. It supports viewing lyrics during playback, playing lossless audio, and playlist customization”.
Vokoscreen is a screen recording tool that can be used to record educational videos, do live recordings of the browser, installation, and video conferences. You can capture a video with (via ALSA or PulseAudio) or without sound.
If you have a Wacom-style graphic tablet and you need a simple and distraction-free painting program, MyPaint seems like it could be a really good fit.
Given the multimedia strengths of the RPI4, I’ve spent a few weeks covering video streaming, then examining the viability of the RPI4 to play locally stored video, before turning to examining the RPI4 as a home theater. Continuing this theme, for this week’s blog I look at the RPI4 as a screencaster.
This week, I’ve been exploring LXMusic. It’s a minimalist music player for LXDE, a lightweight desktop environment. LXMusic is written in the C programming language, and uses GTK+, a highly usable, feature rich toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces. LXMusic is based on xmms2, using xmms2d, a daemon through which XMMS2 clients playback and manage music.
Mozilla released today the second maintenance update to the latest Firefox 72 open-source and cross-platform web browser for all supported platforms, including Linux, Mac, and Windows, to address various issues.
elementary OS is a distribution based on Ubuntu that focuses mainly on non-technical users. That pretty much describes me. I’ve been meaning to try elementary OS for a while. Before doing so, I’m going to explore some apps designed for it, starting with Melody. Melody is a music player designed for elementary OS but runs on other Linux distributions. Luke puts Melody under the microscope.
Managing a messy music library can be a serious pain. Even if you ripped all of your music yourself, there's still a pretty good chance that your ripping application got at least a few things wrong.
Kid3 is a simple graphical meta tag editor for music files that can help you get everything straightened out.
This is a weekly blog about the Raspberry Pi 4 (“RPI4”), the latest product in the popular Raspberry Pi range of computers. In this week's blog, we put Kodi through its paces on the RPI4. Kodi is free, open-source software for managing your local collection of movies, television shows, music, and photos. It’s the finest free home theater software available, although it’s interface isn’t the most intuitive. It can even play games.
Audacious is a free advanced audio player for Linux and many other UNIX-compatible systems. It focuses on low resource usage, high audio quality, and support for a wide range of audio formats.
Using a combination of the youtube-dl script and FFMPEG, you can easily rip audio from YouTube videos and instantly convert it to MP3, OGG, or any other audio format that you prefer for your music library.
Viewnior is an image viewer application, created to be simple, fast and elegant. Its minimalistic interface provides more screen space for your images. In this tutorial, we will explain how to install Viewnoir to your Debian, both through the command line and the Software Manager. We will also tell you how you can configure Debian to use Viewnior as the default image/photos viewing application.
In this article, we will explain how you can install the ALSA utilities package if it is already not installed on your Debian. We will also explain how you can control the audio properties of your sound cards through Alsamixer-the graphical interface for ALSA and Amixer-the command based utility for ALSA.
MKVToolNix, a free and open source set of tools for creating, editing and inspecting Matroska (MKV, MK3D, MKA, and MKS) files, has seen a new release which brings support for reading Opus audio and VP9 video from MP4 files for mkvmerge, improvements for predefined track names, and more.
REAPER, a digital audio workstation and MIDI sequencer software for Windows, macOS and Linux, was updated to version 6.0 recently, getting support for embedding small versions of some plugins into the tracks and mixer panels, new auto-stretch timebase, improved support for Retina / HiDPI displays, and more.
What I use for editing audio, regardless of operating system or distribution, is Audacity. It's completely free and it's everything you need to put together a professional sounding podcast.
I’ve been writing reviews of Linux music players discovering a raft of gems along the way, together with a fair few turkeys. That’s the nature of open source software. It’s not necessarily an indication of quality or maturity. But with a mesmerizing selection on offer, there’s almost always free software that meets my specific requirements. For this review, I’m looking at Gemini, an audio player that sports an integrated wallpaper changer.
A howto and review of a new Logitech C922x Webcam on Peppermint OS Linux 10, doing green screen (chroma key) on OBS Studio.
nuclear lets you stream music over the internet. It offers easy access to YouTube, SoundCloud, and Jamendo (the latter with partial support), and there’s a plugin system to add additional services. It therefore seeks to offer a unified music environment for managing music content.
This is a weekly blog about the Raspberry Pi 4 (“RPI4”), the latest product in the popular Raspberry Pi range of computers.
This article explains how to use FFmpeg to extract the audio stream from a video, either without re-encoding (keeping the original format), or converting the resulting audio file to CBR (constant bitrate) or VBR (variable bitrate) MP3 or Ogg Vorbis.
This is a weekly blog about the Raspberry Pi 4 (“RPI4”), the latest product in the popular Raspberry Pi range of computers. For this week, we survey open source music players for the RPI4.
Siren is a text-based audio player with one of the lowest system footprints. Luke Baker reviews this free and open source music player.
In today’s digital world, we often need graphic contents that are visually appealing to the eye. Whether they will be used in a website, advertisement poster or other purposes, eye-catching graphics can pay big dividends can make viewers more attracted to the content. All the stunning graphic work is done by graphic design software these days.
The objective is to install the NVIDIA drivers on Ubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine Linux. Perform an automatic Nvidia driver installation using standard Ubuntu Repository, PPA repository or manually using driver from nvidia.com.
There are many flash players available, but for today’s article, we will use Pepper Flash that is maintained by Google and it is newer than the Adobe Flash player. In this article, we will see how to install pepper flash for chromium and Firefox browsers. We will use Ubuntu 18.04 LTS OS for describing the procedure mentioned in this article.
The NVIDIA Driver is a program needed for your NVIDIA Graphics GPU to function with better performance. It communicates between your Linux operating system, in this case CentOS 8, and your hardware, the NVIDIA Graphics GPU. The NVIDIA drivers can be installed by using the bash command after stopping the GUI and disabling the nouveau driver by modifying the GRUB boot menu.
When it comes to console-based music software, I really admire musikcube, a wonderful audio engine, library, player and server written in C++. This review looks at an alternative to musikcube. It’s called cmus.
There are a few ways to convert video files on Linux. If you're a fan of command line tools, check out our FFMPEG video conversion guide. This guide is going to focus on HandBrake, a powerful graphical video conversion tool to covert video from and to many formats such as MP4, AVI, WebM and many more.
Okay, not exactly gaming news but good to see anyway. Krita, the high quality FOSS painting program now has a Linux version available on Steam.
One of the traits I love about Linux is the breadth of open source available. And music players are no exception. There’s many excellent open source music players available ranging from sublime GUI software like Tauon Music Player to terminal based software such as musikcube. They are two of my favorite audio apps. But there’s always room for more.
Continuing my series, here’s a further graphical music player. Bearing the handle Musicalypse, it’s cross-platform software that offers both an audio player and server functionality.
The KDE Community has spoken! On the first day of Akademy 2019, Lydia Pintscher, President of KDE e.V., announced the three new goals we will prioritize over the next 2 years. The goals were selected by community vote from a dozen proposals, all created by community members. Read on to learn more details about each of the new goals.
Release the GIMP: Glimpse project founded to avoid branding that some find offensive. Glimpse is a fork of the popular open source image editor, GIMP, created primarily to offer the software under an alternative name.…
Most Linux users are at least familiar with VLC, and a good portion of them have it installed. What many don't know is that VLC can handle much more than just playing your videos. In addition to its many other options, VLC can easily stream a video over your network.
There’s a new music player on the block. It’s called Violin, seeing its first release in March this year. The author bills his multimedia app as “… fast, lightweight, and minimalistic desktop music player”.
cli-visualizer is a command-line visualizer. Music visualization generates animated imagery based on a piece of music. The imagery is generated and rendered in real time and in a way synchronized with the music as it is played. Good music visualization seeks a high degree of visual correlation between a musical track’s spectral characteristics such as frequency and amplitude.
Open source images are images that are licensed under one of the open source licenses, such as Creative Commons and other licenses. In today’s article, we’ll introduce 5 image hosting platforms that can provide you with open source and royalty-free images.
LyricPad is a free and open source lyrics viewer written in C++ and uses Qt, a free and open-source widget toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces. LyricPad relies on Python code and back-end.
With the arrival of Kodi 18 Leia also came the ability to access DRM restricted content from servies like Netflix. As of now, the Netflix add-on isn't in the official Kodi repositories, but it's easy enough to install and set up on Debian and Ubuntu, and that includes installations on the Raspberry Pi.
The Linux platform has matured into an excellent way of listening to streaming music services. There are clients available for most of the popular music streaming services. But what if you want a single app that covers the very popular ones without straying away from the Linux terminal. Step forward Tizonia.
Raspberry Pi 4, Ubuntu Keeps 32bit Libs, Steam Summer Sale, Firefox, Kodi, Drawpile, Microsoft wants access to private Linux mailing list, PS3 Emulator for Linux, Humble Bundle & more on TWinL 72!
If you are someone who’s interested in creating 2D animation, whether as a hobby or part of your job, then you would be glad to know that there are many open source 2D animation software to use.
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