Make VLC Automatically Save / Restore Playback Position With Srpos Plugin

VLC is a great media player but it lacks a minor, yet pretty important feature, some would say: an option to resume playback from where you left off.However, VLC supports plugins and there is one called Srpos (available for Linux and Windows) which does just that: it allows VLC to automatically save the playback position […]

Create Classy Slow Motion Videos In Linux With slowmoVideo

slowmoVideo is a Qt application for Linux and Windows that can be used to create beautiful slow motion videos. But don’t think all it does is change the video playback speed! The tool can smoothly slow down and speed up the video with optional motion blur.The application is not new and is actually quite popular, […]

Video Downloader `youtube-dl` Gets Support For Separate Audio And Video YouTube DASH Streams

YouTube uses Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH) for delivering videos and along with that, it serves the audio and video in two separate streams for some resolutions/formats. For instance, resolutions like 1080p and 480p are available only with separate audio and video streams.youtube-dl, a popular command line tool for downloading videos from YouTube and […]

Pipelight Brings Widevine Support For Linux Web Browsers

Pipelight, a project that allows you to install Silverlight to any Linux browser that supports the Netscape Plugin API (Firefox, Chrome, Midori), allowing you to use video streaming websites such as Neflix, has been updated yesterday, getting Widevine support and Linux windowless mode.For those not familiar with Pipelight, this is a WINE browser plugin that […]

Let’s Play Permissions for Open Source Games With Free Art

Let’s Play (LP) is an uprising form of previewing and experiencing video games.While a review summarizes the experience, a LP allows to look a player over their shoulder and indirectly experience the game from one perspective in its entirety …

Pipelight: Use Silverlight In Your Linux Browser To Watch Netflix, Maxdome Videos And More

Pipelight is project that brings Silverlight to any Linux browser that supports the Netscape Plugin API. Using it, you can use services that require Silverlight, such as Netflix, in native Linux web browsers like Firefox, Chrome or Midori.Pipelight combines the effort by Erich E. Hoover (the Netflix Desktop developer) with a new browser plugin which […]

Command Line Video Download Tool `youtube-dl` Gets Support For 17 New Websites

Youtube-dl is a command line tool that allows downloading videos from YouTube and other similar websites. Recently, youtube-dl has received support for 17 new websites: hotnewhiphop.com, auengine.com, gamespot.com, RingTV, wat.tv, traileraddict.com, tu.tv, instagram.com, Statigr.am, break.com, tudou.com, Jukebox, Wimp.com, CSpan, 3sat, brightcove.com and archive.org.Compared to the version available in the Ubuntu repositories (13.04, 12.10 or 12.04), [...]

Convert Audio, Video, Image And Document Files With FF Multi Converter

FF Multi Converter is a utility that allows you to convert audio, video, image and document files between various formats, using tools such as FFmpeg, unoconv and PythonMagick.FF Multi Converter supports the following formats:audio/video: aac, ac3, afc, aiff, amr, asf, au, avi, dvd, flac, flv, mka, mkv, mmf, mov, mp3, mp4, mpg, ogg, ogv, psp, [...]

Smplayer 0.8.4 Released with YouTube fixes, Install it in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Install SMPlayer 0.8.4 with YouTube and Mplayer support in Ubuntu 12.10/Ubuntu 12.04/11.10/11.04/10.10/10.04/9.10/9.04/All Linux Mint versions SMPlayer is a complete media player for Windows and Linux. It uses the award-winning MPlayer as playback engine which is capable of playing most video and audio formats (avi, mkv, wmv, mp4, mpeg… see list). It uses its own codecs, [...]

Watch LOVEFiLM And RedBox Videos In Ubuntu Using The Netflix Desktop PPA

The Netflix Desktop Ubuntu PPA has been updated with separate packages for LOVEFiLM and RedBox, two video streaming services similar to Netflix.LOVEFiLM and RedBox, like Netflix, are on demand TV shows and movie streaming services that require Microsoft’s Silverlight plugin to play so they don’t work natively under Linux, but thanks to Erich Hoover’s custom [...]

How To Use Netflix In Ubuntu Through Wine (PPA Available)

Netflix is finally working on Linux! No, there’s no native Linux Netflix application, but with a patched Wine build, you can now use Netflix under Linux.Thanks to a campaign by IHeartUbuntu to get Netflix running on Ubuntu and the work of Erich Hoover, Ubuntu users can now use Netflix through Wine (with some patches) and [...]

XBMC Media Center 12.0 Beta 1 Released With Raspberry PI And Android Support

XBMC Media Center, a free, open source digital media hub and HTPC (Home theatre PC) software has reached version 12.0 beta 1.  Besides new features and improvements, the latest XBMC 12.0 beta 1 codenamed “Frodo” is now available on some new platforms like Raspberry PI or Android.Here’s what’s new in the latest XBMC 12.0 beta [...]

Kazam Screencaster 1.3.2 Gets New UI, Screenshots Support

A new Kazam Screencaster version has been released today, which brings a complete UI overhaul, support for taking screenshots and other new features.Kazam is a screen recording tool – or better said, it was, because with the latest 1.3.2 version, it’s not just for screencasts and it can be used to take screenshots as well: [...]

How To Enable Intel SNA Acceleration In Ubuntu

SNA is a 2D acceleration architecture for the open source Intel Linux graphics driver that provides improved X.Org driver performance, and thus, better desktop user experience. The name stands for “Sandy Bridge New Acceleration” and contrary to its name, it not just for Sandy Bridge but for previous Intel graphics generations as well.Here’s how to [...]

Alternative YouTube Video Lens Updated With Previews, More [Ubuntu 12.10]

A while back, Lorenzo has created an alternative video lens and YouTube scope for Unity, which can be used to easily search and play YouTube videos using an external player of your choice.Unity in Ubuntu 12.10 does have its own video lens, but it only supports YouTube Shows, Movies and Educations, so most YouTube results [...]

Easily Create Animated GIF Images From Videos With Video2Gif

There are various ways of creating animated GIF images from video files under Linux, but most require cutting the video into images, then combining the images using GIMP or some other tools, but here’s an easy way that only requires selecting the video, and optionally, changing the frame rate: Video 2 Gif.Video 2 Gif is [...]

Get HDMI Working With Nvidia Optimus On Ubuntu By Using Bumblebee And Synergy

HDMI doesn’t work with Optimus hybrid graphics chipsets under Linux for most laptops, even if you use Bumblebee, but there is a way to get HDMI to work: by using a separate session.Using the instructions below, you’ll get an LXDE session (you can use XFCE or others, but the instructions below are for LXDE) to [...]