Whilst trying out new Conky config files on Crunchbang Linux (wiki to follow about this) I had a few problems that turned out to be fonts that were needed that I did not have installed.
A quick web search later and the fonts were downloaded, but how do I install them so the system knows about them??
Espeak A Very Easy and Powerful Festival Alternative
Festival for many years has been the mother of all vocabulary text to speech systems available however it is complex to install especially if you need other voices. Espeak takes the pain out of installation that can challenge the most accomplished or seasoned Linux user. Ubuntu comes with Espeak pre-installed and even if this is not installed it only takes seconds to do so, unlike festival which takes many minutes.
Compressed Files and Image MountingBurn any Bootable CD from a file and you may come across something called an ISO it can also be known by other format types such as one or more of the following, this by know means is a definitive list.
* BWT, BWI, BWS, BWA
* CIF from Adaptec Easy CD Creator
* CSO (.cso)
* DAA (.daa)
* LCD from CDSpace
* MDF/MDS (.mdf)
* NRG (.nrg) (Nero Disk Image)
* DMG (Apple disk image) (.dmg)
* UIF (Universal Image Format) (.uif)
* IMA (.ima)
Console Commands and the Command Line
Did you know that, and unlike M$ systems almost everything you can run using a GUI '''(Graphical User Interface)''' you can replicate using the command line and believe it or not from the command line things start to speed up. Why would you use scripting how could you benefit from using it, well say you had a web site most people have one or more that they and others contribute to.
FLV file converter in Linux
Using "mencoder" to create "flv" from "3gp" video format files
Many website nowdays are using swf and flv file formats to play videos hosted on there site or sites, it's advantage is clear in that the file itself is often in comparison to regular video format files smaller and easier ti upload so the the site is able to hold and run more video content with much less bandwidth than would normally be required.
Howto Merge two or more Mpg or Avi Video's Together
Below are examples of command line tools that concatenate or append Video formats together, the merging is accomplished using the command called cat. This common unix tool is extremely versatile with many uses not related to the function we intend for it. The easiest way to demonstrate a use for cat is a practical application of it's use.
How to convert YouTube videos to DivX or XviD
We wanted to be able to play flv's on a standalone player, however as you can not stream the video backwards or forwards when playing through a site's Flash videos or with a standalone player, it was though preferable to convert the flv's videos into formats that would allow a greater degree of file manipulation.
FLV file converter in Linux
Using "mencoder" to create "flv" from "avi" video format files
Many website nowdays are using swf and flv file formats to play videos hosted on there site or sites, it's advantage is clear in that the file itself is often in comparison to regular video format files smaller and easier to upload so the the site is able to hold and run more video content with much less bandwidth than would normally be required.