The ramblings of a Linux geek

Mar 6, 2009 - 3 minute read - Comments - Linux

Mencoder auto-crop Script

A video converter script I built using mencoder

In my Last Post I took a look at HyperVC and WinFF which were frontends for FFMPEG. HyperVC is also a frontend for Mencoder for people who prefer to use that.

One thing I found they both lacked was the ability to auto-crop the files in batch mode. So far the only Rip/Converting program I’ve seen that will allow that is the AcidRip – but it won’t auto-detect the crop sizes for Vob Files.

Mar 3, 2009 - 5 minute read - Comments - Linux

Welcome back!

In this post I’m going to take a look at WinFF and Hyper Video Converter.  In my Arch Linux post I detailed my many problems getting a decent video converter to work right in Arch Linux and on the Acer Aspire One.

In all of the big all-in-one packages: OGMRip, dvd::rip, AcidRip, HandBrake, etc.  I ran into one problem after the other.

Mar 1, 2009 - 4 minute read - Comments - Linux

Arch Linux on Acer Aspire One

Talk about speedy!

How’s it going everybody?? Few days ago a friend of mine got me to throw on Arch Linux and give it a whirl, again.  So, I been away getting Arch Linux setup and running and remembering why I liked it the first time :).

Feb 23, 2009 - 4 minute read - Comments - Linux

Adventures of an Acer Aspire One

Just some more rambling.

So, after making my last post on my new Acer Aspire One I went to bed :).

Then this morning I started really testing this thing out.  I did realize that at the “Step By Step” tutorial that I linked in my previous post they recommended an Intrepid Backports driver for the wireless card.  This did appear to work too.. but when trying to copy over a ton of data from one of the home machines to this tablet it kept dying on me.

Feb 22, 2009 - 2 minute read - Comments - Linux

Acer Aspire One

Sweet!  Finally got one!

So, if you’ve been reading my blog you’ve probably figured out I have a Nokia N810 Internet Tablet… and that I love it!  It’s a great little device that you can load a full debian or Ubuntu linux on, and be on the move.

Feb 13, 2009 - 2 minute read - Comments - Linux

Linux for my Kids

Welcome back!

I decided recently I wanted to give my kids back a computer… I had configured an Ubuntu box for them before but we ended up selling the laptop we were using for them so they were left without.  They are only 7 and 4 years so it wasn’t a big deal.. only the 7 year old was old enough to figure anything out.