The maintenance release of VLC “Twoflower” multimedia player version 2.0.1 is available to install on Fedora 16 Verne and Fedora 15 Lovelock. A few weeks ago, we have seen the changelog and installation instructions for Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot Using PPA in this post. Continue reading
VideoLAN organization just announced the latest stable release VLC 2.0 with codename “Twoflower”. Twoflower release comes with several enhancements to the user interface, better hardware decoding for H.264, MPEG-4, Xvid and WebM using multi-core CPU and GPU, also brings support for many new multimedia file formats. Check the release notes for further information and installation instructions for VLC 2.0 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin and Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot using “PPA” down below.
VLC 1.1.12 free and open-source multimedia player has been released. Latest stable release of VLC brings many bugs fixes and Audio output enhancements. Continue reading
VLC is free opensource applications for playing multimedia files and working as server for streaming. and there a really cool feature available on this application to convert multimedia files with different extensions. Before I go any further Download VLC from here if you don’t have check the compatible version for your operating system.
Open media then convert/save or press ctrl+R
1. select the multimedia file you want to convert
2. select convert or press Alt+c
select the output destination and and the file the extension you want to convert to.
If you want to convert with specific scale, different “video, audio” codecs, or adding subtitles to this videos press the small settings button beside the profile menu.
then it will take some time to convert the file.
That’s it for Now.
Element 1.1 just released today march 28, 2010
Element is an Ubuntu-based distribution for home theatre or media-centre personal computers featuring a ten-foot user interface and designed to be connected to a HDTV for a digital media and Internet experience within the comforts of a living room or entertainment area. Element comes pre-loaded with dozens of applications that will allow listening to, viewing, and managing music, videos, photos, and Internet media.
LinuxNov Review for Element 1.1
Used it on virtual machine “virtual box” as a live session with this hardware specifications
- single core processor 2.1 Ghz
- 1 GB of Ram
- 12 MB of video memory
- with extended hard driver space in case installed it
Booting time was really good, I didn’t expect a quick booting time for live session, I believe it will be much better if you installed on machine not on virtual machine.
A lot of people are really big fans with media centers applications, this one it awesome it’s using xbmc my favorite media center application, it’s really customizable with a lot of themes and extra plugin follow these links for plugins and scripts for xbmc 1 2 .
xbmc website Follow this link
xbmc skins Follow this link
Versions of most important packages:
linux 2.6.31, glibc 2.10.1, gcc 4.4.1, python 2.6.4, pidgin 2.6.5, gtk+ 2.18.3, xfce 4.6.1, xbmc 9.11, firefox 3.5.8, transmission 1.83, decibel-audio-player 1.01, vlc 1.0.2, brasero 2.28.2, element-app-finder 1.0
Using Desktop environment Xfce 4.6.1 awesome modifications for the desktop. for easy access for main applications on the distribution itself such as ” firefox, Home directory, VLC, Xbmc, …”
It’s Awesome distributions specially for multimedia files, watching many movies with different extensions using xbmc and vlc, and for sure it’s customizable to download extra packages or multimedia applications, “maybe you will need to install extra codecs”
Really liked the Xfce desktop environment with this customizations “ middle dock for main applications”
Awesome booting Time
Many windows don’t fit on the screen, maybe cause I am using it on virtual machine with 800X600 resolution
Not all applications are up to date.
Screenshots time :
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