Categotry Archives: DVD

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How to fix audio cd in Linux (unable to open mrl)

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When I tried to play an audio cd I recently got from the library in vlc, I got the error:

VLC is unable to open the MRL

And it told me to see the logs. So I tried dmesg, and niente. Nothing. Yeah that helps!

So I went into vlc tools/preferences/Audio and changed the output module to pulse audio output. So it looks like:

VLC Audio Output Options

Who knew?

Wayno

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Debian DVD with missing device drivers and non-free software installed

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Let’s face it. Debian != Ubuntu. It can be difficult to configure. But this DVD may help!

Debian DVD

BOTH 32 and 64 BIT SYSTEMS on the DVD (under $5)

The main advantages to this DVD over this free ones you can at the Debian Site are:

1. Comes with the non-free software already on the dvd.

2. Comes with drivers you’d have to hunt up, like the atheros wireless driver.

Order it here

Thanks Joe!

Wayno

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Mounting an iso9660 iso file in Linux (ubuntu/debian)

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In a previous article, I showed how to install the FBReader programme.

I download the April 2010 Dual Layer iso torrent from the Project Gutenberg Site.

I opened the torrent in Bit Tornado (Ubuntu 10.10 comes with this), and downloaded the iso. Took about 6.5 hours on a 3 meg connection. The file is a little over 8 gig.

Once I downloaded the file, I did:


sudo mount -t iso9660 pgdvd042010.iso /mnt -o loop

What does it mean?

the -t tells us the filetype is an iso9660 image (ready to burn to a cd/dvd). It uses the archaic Microsoft 8×3 (i.e. filename.ext) filename format, in all CAPITALS.

The pgdvd042010.iso is the name of the file we downloaded.

/mnt is the mount point.

-o loop tells Linux it is a loopback device. This allows us to mount the iso, so we can access the contents of the iso.


df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda3 50G 21G 26G 45% /
/dev/loop0 7.8G 7.8G 0 100% /mnt

It makes sense to mount the iso image (sorry Windows users), since not all computers have optical disc (cd/dvd) readers. My netbook does NOT have an optical disc, but I could put iso image file there, and access it. Look MA! No CD/DVD Burning required!

Navigate to /mnt (cd /mnt) and launch index.html in this case.

Project Gutenberg on Wayno's Machine

Thanks Joe and Terry

Wayno

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installing ubuntu-restricted-extras under wubi

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From: Jose B 28 April at 01:49

When installing Linux on your Windows machine using Wubi, your Linux installation will not have access through the synaptic package manager to the Ubuntu Restricted Extras; also you will not be able to install them through the web page either.

What I did to get around this is:

1. I opened the terminal (Applications-Accessories-Terminal)
2. At the prompt type: $ sudo aptget ubuntu-restricted-extras
– This will install the restricted extras packages
3. type: sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh
– This will install dvd support to your linux system that was installed through Wubi

Now you will have a fully functional Linux system. This was tried on a Windows 7 machine.