Screencasting has been a general pain in Linux. No more. The new application RecordItNow solves many screencasting issues and best of all, it really does ‘just’ work. It’s easy to use and it’s free. Here is my first screencast using RecordItNow about screencasting in linux. Let me know what you think in the comments below.
XBMC has finally hit it’s latest milestone release: 9.11 Camelot. This release marks a great step forward in the media world. Why? Because this release offers plenty of space to create plugins, skins and plenty more. If you are using Ubuntu or any variant of it, you will already have the update ready in your
TweetDeck is a favorite Twitter application of many users. Why? Because of it’s grouping features, functionality, customizability, great looks and it runs on just about any major OS. For us linux users, there is a version which you can pick up from TweetDeck.com. Though, to my dismay, you need to install the Adobe AIR plugin
A few people been wondering how to easily enable or install XBMC on Ubuntu. It’s rather easy and I have said how to do it before. BUT Ubuntu Karmic makes life a bit easier if the repository used the PPA system. The old way to add a repository to your source list was to go
Rejoice! The newest latest and greatest version of XBMC is almost out. Their latest release, which hit the repo’s early today morning (for you us in the EU) or late last night for ya’ll back West, is the Beta 2 release. What is in this glorious Beta 2 release? Well, just like in the Beta
Dropbox is a wonderful website. Syncing your file automagically over the net. It even supports the iPhone AND linux. Now how many applications can say that they actually do support all major/popular operating systems? The dropbox software is rather easy to install in the Linux flavors of Ubuntu (not Kubuntu), Fedora 9 and 10. There
NVIDIA CUDA SDK Gcc 4.4 Problems Solved in Kubuntu/Ubuntu Jaunty 9.10: “/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lglut” And __signbit/__signbitf/__signbitl/__signbitd “cannot be declared weak”
Nvidia’s CUDA is a great technology though it’s not without it’s problem. I’m not here to talk about CUDA and it’s up’s and down’s. The issue at hand today is installing the SDK in Kubuntu Jaunty 9.10.
See, the main issues here are that a) Jaunty is rather fresh and tries to use new technology b) Jaunty isn’t exactly the best coded OS out there, they have plenty of ‘quality’ bugs to iron out c) CUDA isn’t made for the latest and greatest, it’s made from stable sources!
Google being the lovely and gracious corporation came out with a wonderful idea: Google Chrome. Based off the Chromium, Google Chrome has the potential for great things. Though, seems they forgot about us Linux users.
So the wonderful people at Chromium didn’t. Neither are we neglected by the Ubuntu community. There exist many scripts and what not to install Chromium in Ubuntu, though none are really needed. All you need is the add the PPA repositories of Chromium-daily to your list of repos and you’re all set! Here’s how to add the repositories and install Chromium on any Ubuntu or Kubuntu Karmic:
In Linux … we have RecordMyDesktop and XVidCap. Both programs are, suffice it to say well behind the commercial competition. Though they can do the job well enough assuming you can get everything to work right. So lets get started into getting RecordMyDesktop to record sound perfectly for you!
We’ll get rid of the pesky “Broken pipe: Overrun occurred” which is the source of broken, choppy and incorrectly timed audio while recording. There aren’t too many setting which you have to change, and once you have it working I recommend tweaking the setting up to your quality standards. The fixing idea here goes back from my old computer repair days: start simple and then add on.
If you’re looking for the solution, skip past the next section of my analysis as to why the problem occurs.