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 Post subject: Linux Mint/Ubuntu questions
PostPosted: Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:42 pm 
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I just installed Linux Mint and love it. There are questions though. I have a MP3 data cd and when I transfer the files onto the desktop they are locked. How do I allow the computer to "own" these files, so to say (what I read in forums and stuff).
Also, what are some good replacements for Windows programs....just from every corner and type of program there is.

I tried to add a file from a particular folder into a burn project...and it just freezes. Completely. I thought these OSs are supposed to be more stable? Everyone says that it deals with the codecs and stuff....

So I guess I would like to know what type of codecs I should get for my OS. Also, I installed VLC...pretty nice, actually plays movies....only the ones I copied as a file.
DVDs won't play...yet.

I don't want to drag this on, so I'll wait for answers.


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Right-click on a file to change the file settings, including read/write permissions.

For app replacements, please read the stickies and existing threads.

What burning software are you using?

VLC should play DVDs just fine. So long as you have a 'net connection, it will also go out and grab the necessary codecs when you open a file.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:39 am 
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I used Brasero and that KcD....those two. Both froze up on particular folders.

For file permissions I saw something but it said nothing about being able to read AND write.....also, the locks were still showing on the folders when I changed the settings.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:08 am 
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Jipstyle wrote:
VLC should play DVDs just fine. So long as you have a 'net connection, it will also go out and grab the necessary codecs when you open a file.


Maybe I'm not using the right geritol...I've never had this occur in 'nix. Is this distro specific maybe or is there something that can be configured.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:18 am 
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Jipstyle wrote:
VLC should play DVDs just fine. So long as you have a 'net connection, it will also go out and grab the necessary codecs when you open a file.


Maybe I'm not using the right geritol...I've never had this occur in 'nix. Is this distro specific maybe or is there something that can be configured.


Really? VLC 0.9 played DVDs for me 'out of the box'.

I wonder if I had already installed a dvd-decrypt codec and VLC simply picked it up? I'm not sure .. this box has been going for about 3 years now and I don't keep a changelog. I have enough of that shit at work. ;)


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:21 am 
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I thought VLC came with the libdvdcss library when you installed it. Install VLC and play DVD's; doesn't get much easier than that.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 10:02 am 
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Jipstyle wrote:
Really? VLC 0.9 played DVDs for me 'out of the box'.

I wonder if I had already installed a dvd-decrypt codec and VLC simply picked it up? I'm not sure .. this box has been going for about 3 years now and I don't keep a changelog. I have enough of that shit at work. ;)


yea..I had to install things like win32, dvdcss separately. I'll add that at one time, I had to get modified versions of players like totem or mplayer for that to work there (VLC wasn't around then)

Mostly everything I run is RPM and I would doubt that there's a forced dependency for this to be loaded because of the legalities that hovered over this for a while, so that may explain why I never saw it and while I still need to load that.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:39 pm 
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Well it worked for an .mp4.
Will update when I try out other movies.....
How do you rip CDs into Amarok. There is nothing about CDs, except to play them, from what I see.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:11 pm 
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Amarok is noting more then a player.

I don't use Amarok enough, but I beleive it does interface with K3B for this purpose. This should steer you somewhere on that..

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/ubuntu/w ... in-ubuntu/


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:51 pm 
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Thanks. I'll have to read that tomorrow morning. Videos work, finally. Must be a combination of Mint and VLC with their pro-codec way.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre worked well. Good movie, the classic.

Edit: I thought this was just the background but I can actually see the "scan lines"...I thought this was only supposed to happen on CRTs? Is it the driver, maybe? I have integrated Intel on a G31, Gigabyte model.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:09 am 
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I can't burn using Brasero or K3d. Says I don't have the codecs...yet I can play all my songs fine and I burned before, on Ubuntu a long time back but now they don't want to do a thing.


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What KIND of files are you trying to burn and kind KIND of files are you turning them into?

If you were burning a data CD or DVD, the app does not need a codec .. it is just burning 1s and 0s. It only needs a codec if it is trying to convert from one file format to another.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:12 am 
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VLC sucks...

o wait. You don't have much of a choice with *nix. Never mind. :)


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:26 am 
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-Crash-
Why does VLC suck? I liked it, but lately it hasn't worked..but it is fine on Mint.

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I am trying to burn MP3s onto a disc as an "audio disc" for playing music in my car. It says they need to be in .wave . Where would I get the codec so I can just rip and not have to convert myself, then burn it?
This is the first time this has happened in Ubuntu/Mint, where it actually had a problem burning as an audio cd. Last year, when I used Ubuntu (temporarily) it never said anything about converting it.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:31 am 
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I am just not a fan of it. I am sure it works just fine under linux. In Windows? Meh I don't bother. It was buggy and gave me BSODs and choppy playback.


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CrashTECH wrote:
VLC sucks...

o wait. You don't have much of a choice with *nix. Never mind. :)


Hehehe ... while VLC is my player of choice for XP, I don't use it in linux. Go figure. :P

Maniacmonkey: http://www.wikihow.com/Burn-a-CD-in-Ubuntu-Linux

If you follow those instructions and it still doesn't work, we'll dig deeper.


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With Ubuntu you can auto load almost all of the codecs you need by:
Open Add/Remove...
Change the top drop down to say:
All Available applications

In the left box click on:
Other

In the right box scroll down to:
Ubuntu restricted extras

Check the box and hit:
Apply Changes

This will install:
flashplugin-nonfree [i386]
Adobe Flash Player plugin installer

rec: gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg
FFmpeg plugin for GStreamer

rec: gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad
GStreamer plugins from the "bad" set

rec: gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse
GStreamer plugins from the "bad" set (Multiverse Variant)

rec: gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly
GStreamer plugins from the "ugly" set

rec: gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse
GStreamer plugins from the "ugly" set (Multiverse Variant)

rec: libdvdread3
library for reading DVDs

rec: liblame0
LAME Ain't an MP3 Encoder

rec: msttcorefonts
Installer for Microsoft TrueType core fonts

rec: sun-java6-jre [amd64]
Sun Java(TM) Runtime Environment (JRE) 6 (architecture independent files)

rec: sun-java6-plugin [i386]
The Java(TM) Plug-in, Java SE 6

rec: unrar
Unarchiver for .rar files (non-free version)


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:10 am 
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GnomeBaker will add one song, then the whole program will close.
I checked, all of those libraries and flash, and everything else is already installed.
Stuck....still.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:10 pm 
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maniacm0nk3y wrote:
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I am trying to burn MP3s onto a disc as an "audio disc" for playing music in my car. It says they need to be in .wave . Where would I get the codec so I can just rip and not have to convert myself, then burn it?
This is the first time this has happened in Ubuntu/Mint, where it actually had a problem burning as an audio cd. Last year, when I used Ubuntu (temporarily) it never said anything about converting it.



I only use K3B, it works so I have no reason to switch. That being said. To make a cd for playing in the car the songs need to be in .cda format not .wav (unless they are the same and I don't know it)

You mentioned K3B does not like mp3 files. Do you have the libk3b3-extracodecs package installed? That will enable mp3 support. It does the conversion on the fly; you just drag the .mp3 files to the project and burn when full.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:39 pm 
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I finally burned my 1st AudioCD. Thank you Lodis4.
I could easily use Mint over Windows if it wasn't for PC Games, and broken Flash in Mint.


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