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by Earl57
Sat May 05, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Documentation and videos
Topic: Capture video from camcorder
Replies: 7
Views: 447

Re: Capture video from camcorder

I use vlc to record anything I can view. To use the record button, go to View>Advanced Controls and click the box. Very useful for editing out the trailers, etc. and get down to the actual movie.
by Earl57
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: what was the first linux distro you used
Replies: 85
Views: 4832

Re: what was the first linux distro you used

I played around with Mandrake with limited success before I found Mepis 3.4. Here was a Linux that booted live, everything actually worked without spending hours searching for drivers, had all the software preinstalled that I needed to be productive at work(including Planner, which I still use). Bee...
by Earl57
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Meltodown
Replies: 3
Views: 409

Re: Meltodown

Check out the link in the blue welcome box at the top of the page. Some patched kernels are already available for 64 bit systems.
by Earl57
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: Regulars
Topic: copy dvd to HD playable
Replies: 31
Views: 4797

Re: copy dvd to HD playable

When I want to archive a dvd movie, I just open it with vlc, then when I'm past all the trailers I hit the record button. I get a nice .mpg file with very good resolution. If the .mpg file is too large for my needs, I use Handbrake to convert it to a different file format, like .m4v, which results i...
by Earl57
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Older Versions
Topic: Old Mepis Resurected
Replies: 7
Views: 1454

Re: Old Mepis Resurected

I'm still running M12 on my machines, too. This one on Wheezy, my others on debian 8.x. Still has that Mepis feel.
by Earl57
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: Firefox Depends on Pulseaudio?
Replies: 6
Views: 1220

Re: Firefox Depends on Pulseaudio?

Are you starting Firefox with apulse, as in

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apulse firefox
?
doesn't work for me. I don't know if it matters, I am using M12 here.
by Earl57
Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Software / Configuration
Topic: Firefox Depends on Pulseaudio?
Replies: 6
Views: 1220

Re: Firefox Depends on Pulseaudio?

Firefox requires pulseaudio since ver. 52, I think. I installed apulse, which allowed me to install 55.0.2 but when I load a page that has embedded youtube videos, firefox says I need pulseaudio to be installed for audio to work. I get around this by using Pale Moon or copy/pasting the url into anot...
by Earl57
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Is there any sofware which converts Text to Voice in Mx ??
Replies: 21
Views: 3221

Re: Is there any sofware which converts Text to Voice in Mx ??

I see I have Readplease and Readplease Plus installed in wine. I copy/paste text file into Readplease, grab the audio with Audacity or whatever sound editor you have installed.
by Earl57
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Is there any sofware which converts Text to Voice in Mx ??
Replies: 21
Views: 3221

Re: Is there any sofware which converts Text to Voice in Mx ??

I use a windows app called ReadPlease. It runs in wine very well--I've been using it for years. I think it is still out there for download. ReadPlease 2003 is the free version. Just google it.
by Earl57
Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: Can't make bootable Usb Stick (ISO tp USB)
Replies: 26
Views: 3992

Re: Can't make bootable Usb Stick (ISO tp USB)

I have used Unetbootin regularly with great sucess over the years, also used dd from the command line with equal success, so I thought I might try using both to see if it would work with Mint 18.x. Unetbootin will retrieve the .iso from the net if you want, but in this case it lists Mint up to 17, n...

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