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webcam applications for capture photos, videos, multiple photos, and security cameras
One of the most common application located on gnome project, first it was written by google summer code project. really liked effects you can add using cheese ” noir, edge,warp,dice,hulk,….
also you can use this applications for talking multiple photos or videos, customize to specific resolution you want, working in many different distributions you can find many download options for debian based distributions, fedora, ubuntu, mint, …..
2. Camera Monitor
simple tool notify you if your camera is on or off. designed to work on gnome desktop work as well on KDE and Xfce
simply you can install it by terminal
sudo apt-get install cameramonitor
camorama is a program i wrote to learn gtk and v4l. as you can see, i am still learning . it is pretty simple at the moment, and i hope to make it much more complete. i also plan to make it more generic, as i initially wrote it with only my own creative webcam 3 in mind. hopefully it will work with other cameras. i will test on anything i can get my hands on, but that might take a while. right now you can change the video settings using the gui and apply some crappy filters i wrote to mess around with. it runs at a reasonable speed, but i would like to get the fps up as high as possible. still figuring that out. as for requirements, you will need at least gnome 2 and v4l. i haven’t used anything else crazy, and that should do it.
4. Gnome Security Camera “Gspy”
Gspy retrieves images from a video4linux device and processes these into a daily mpeg movie on the disk drive. Each image is recorded with a time stamp to insure accurate real world correlation. Special motion detection algorithms are used to reduce the size of the daily movies by eliminating pictures with similar content as well as the normal compression obtained via the mpeg process. The result is a time lapse video per day with nonlinear time compression using only the images of interest. This program will only run on Linux machines which support a video4linux-device in 640×480 capture size. This software has been tested with the 2.4.0-test1 kernel, 2.4.0-test4 and the 2.2.16 kernel with the usb backport patch. You should have the Berkeley MPEG Tools installed if you wish to generate the MPEG files. Gspy can be used without the MPEG tools, as it will fill a directory with jpg images that can be processed or viewed at a later time. Versions from 0.1.6 include a user defined command that is executed on each alarm. This command string can include a token(s) “%f%” that will get replaced with the alarm picture filename. Typical uses would be to copy the alarm picture to a remote site using ftp or scp, email the picture to someone, play a sound annoucement… “Step away from the keyboard!”, turn on lights using a parallel port or X10 interface, or ???. Have FUN
My favorite webcam application for KDE, support many webcams, able to capture photos, videos, multiple photos. you can easily share your photos and videos directly from the application to facebook and twitter.
that’s it for now.
Android operating system become really popular, a lot of new applications released everyday, android market place contain many free applications, and other paid applications.
Many applications will list it here will help you a lot with multimedia files, system files, internet, Browser, phone book, PDF reader, Ringtones, Twitter app, IM messenger,……..
10 free android applications
so here we go,
1. Documents To Go
really good applications to open document files, excel files, PDF, and a lot of other formats (doc, docx, xls, xlsx, ppt, pptx & pdf)
also you easily edit files formated for microsoft office 2007
really easy to access this application don’t take a lot of time, also really easy to use for regular day use.
2. mVideoPlayer v1.6.2
This is really good application for playing multimedia files and the good thing multimedia files support mp4, m4v and 3gp
The good part about this application it’s support subtitles .srt extension.
other features with version 1.6.2
- Full screen
- Auto rotate
- IMDb info scraper to view movie information from Imdb.com
-On screen information: Time, Battery Status, Elapsed Time
3. ASTRO File Manager 2.3.1
simple applications to access your files with really good interface, can read zip, tgz files.also backup, restore files, searching inside for specific file or folder
4. Steel version 0.1.9
Simple web browser application, light and quick access, work really good if you are on the run and you want a quick access for website
5. Phonebook 2.0
Inspired by instant messaging, social networks and life streaming applications, Voxmobili combined them into an all-in-one, easy to use application, Phonebook 2.0. It secures contacts, notifies end-users when they are online, displays birthday reminders and helps centralize all communications.
Phonebook 2.0 is a white label product for mobile operators. They can customize it, brand it as they wish and create a mobile social network from their subscriber base. This application is ideally suited to teenagers who always want to be in touch with their friends and businesses to help their employees keep valuable contacts secure and up-to-date.
6. Ringdroid 2.2
Awesome applications for modifying media files for making quick ringtones.
Supported file formats:
- AAC/MP4 (including unprotected iTunes music)
- 3GPP/AMR (this is the format used when you record sounds directly on the handset)
7. Opera mini 5
Popular applications for internet web browser, really quick access for websites, working in full screen browsing.
great access for bookmark, zooming features, manage download for files through opera mini
Awesome Twitter client, easy to access your last twittes, your followers twittes, posting photos to twittes, access lists maded by you or or other friends.
video posting inside twittes, this applications comes with two version free version and other one paid with extra features
one of the most popular IM messenger applications , really good interface, and awesome way to chat with your friends all the time.
Log into all your IM accounts and send messages for free! With Meebo for Android, you’ll never miss a message. Available now from the Android Market for all Android devices.
10. Quick Settings v1.8.5
Really handy applications to get a quick access to many settings and easily to change this options such as Brightness, Ringer type, Volume control, WiFi, Network data (on/off & 2G/3G setting shortcut), Bluetooth, GPS (shortcut), Screen Timeout, Airplane mode, Auto-sync, Auto rotation, and Lock pattern
will post more soon
That’s it for now.
Already reviewed ubuntu 10.04 alpha 3 here, as you will see in this post a big difference between ubuntu 10.04 alpha 3 and beta 1 version, New default theme that mentioned on ubuntu fresh look post ….
this is the hardware specification used to run this version of ubuntu 10.04
- 1 core processor 2.1 Ghz
- 1 GB of ram
- 12 Mb of video memory
with this hardware spec it was working great guys, so i believe if you have a decent machine it will work better.
Installation process :
Installed on Virtual machine “sun virtualbox”
First Boot after completing the installation
“Close, minimize, maximize” button in the left side of the title bar
More option added to right click menu for sharing to ubuntu one, moving to and copy to even it’s a file or folder
Pitivi default video editor
New look for Ubuntu software center
Yahoo is the default search engine for firefox 3.6, but it’s up to you can change it later to any other search engine
Terminal background color looks really good specially with this theme, also it’s up to you can change it later.
New menu to control your chat account what ever it’s ” pidgin or empathy” , controlling Gwibber, and ubuntu one
Gwibber works really good here , I faced many problem with using it on ubuntu 10.04 alpha 3 version. but it’s working great now even it’s a development version till now.
Sound preference with better control access menu.
Overall after the installation:
It was working really good, much better than the older version “alpha 3″
Ubuntu 10.04 beta 2 will release at 8th of April, and the final version will release 29th of April.
with first installation on virtualbox with 16 mb of video memory it was working a little bit slower.
Please guys leave your feedback, try to install it in your machine and report any bugs you faced so the development community able to fix many bugs for next release.
Destroy Twitter 1.7.2 Beta
This application built using Adobe AIR, many features to access you twitter account for you tweet, upcoming twitte, massages, replies, also you access search and groups.
I was using Gwibber for a while for multi using for different social network such as ” FaceBook, Friendfeed, Twitter,…”
But I liked Twitter on “Destroy Twitter” more than Gwibber, also there are many application for Twitter Social Network.
Also you can customize your own themes for Destroy Twitter.
Here some screenshots for it and Downloading instruction
Before Downloading you will need to install Adobe AIR Package Here