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how to install adobe flash player in Ubuntu 10.10

Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat has just Released and after the completion  of download and installation procedure of Ubuntu 10.10 you must install adobe flash player because most of the web pages on the World Wide Web(www) contains flash content.That’s why A flash player is required and adobe flash player is the ultimate choice.In Ubuntu 10.10 many things has changed as compare to it’s predecessor version Ubuntu 10.04 – Lucid Lynx,e.g you will notice some changes in ubuntu software center,in beginning itself the installation options and interface has changed.

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You can Install Adobe Flash Player in many ways –

1. By Directly Downloading it from it’s official website

Go here and download Adobe Flash Player,then open the file with debian package installer.Then the installation will complete within few minutes.If you are still not sure then go here “Steps in Installing Adobe Flash player” for stepwise details.

2. From Ubuntu Software Center OR Synaptic Package Manager

Open USC or SPM and search for ‘adobe flash player’; click on install(In case of USC) or mark the package and Apply(In case on SPM) to install the adobe flash player packages.You may have to authenticate before installing,if so then enter your ubuntu 10.10 login password to proceed.

how to install adobe flash player in Mozilla Firefox

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Do you know that …Most(probably more than 66%) of the web pages on the Internet have Flash Content.Some have little or some have less flash contents;some of them are totally based on Flash.So if you want to have fun watching videos on YouTube(Although YouTube has planned to use HTML 5,in that case you can enjoy videos without any need of flash player;but at least 5 years is required to implement this plan) or surfing websites on the web,a flash player is needed at the client end i.e browser.So after reading this post you can easily install firefox with a couple of clicks.Adobe Flash player is available for windows,Linux and Mac OSX,Solaris,Windows Mobile,Symbian and Android.

Steps for installing Adobe Flash Player on Firefox 3.*/4.0

#1 : Download Adobe Flash from it’s official Website(Click on the link given below and select your operating system).

        Download Adobe Flash Player

#2 : Click on Agree and Install Button to begin the installation procedure.It will hardly take a couple of minutes.

#3 : After completion of installation,restart your browser.

#4 : That’s all …To verify go to YouTube and play a video.

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how to download YouTube videos in Ubuntu 10.04

download youtube video in ubuntu

This post will explain about some simple methods to Download YouTube videos on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx.You can do it either from command line or Terminal or in graphical interface by using some plugins in Firefox.Two common methods are explained here,which surely works in Ubuntu 10.04.

Method #1 : From Command Line

It’s very simple and fast.There is a simple utility called youtube-dl for downloading videos from terminal.So install the youtube-dl package.

First open the terminal(CTRL+ALT+T) and install youtube-dl package by typing the command(=>Password)-

$ sudo apt-get install youtube-dl

Then you can open youtube and copy the url of the video you want to download.Enter the url with the command to download the video.

youtube-dl "URL"

e.g

youtube-dl "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWevG2BlH3k"

Method #2 : Firefox Plugin

If you don’t want to mess with command line then surely you will go with this method.What you have to do is to install a plugin which will automatically indicate a link when any videos are available to download in youtube or any other sites.

Plugin Name : Flash and Video Download

Download Youtube videos

Install it from Firefox Plugin Directory or from Firefox Add on Manager.

After installing the plugin,open youtube and play the video you want to download.Then you will notice an arrow link in Bottom Right Corner of the Browser.Just click on that,it will allow you you to download any flash files available on youtube or any other website,simple by clicking on the selected video files.

convert video to ipod format

convert video to ipod format in linux

Video Converter tools or softwares are very demanded thesedays due to the ipods craze.So this post will explain about a free video converter software,so that GNU/Linux users(e.g Ubuntu 9.10/10.04/10.10 desktop users) can convert videos to various ipod formats.The name of that application is TLF(Thin Liquid Film).

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Thin Liquid Film(TLF) : Ipod Video Converter

By using Thin Liquid Film software,you can convert your video files into ipod file formats very quickly on Linux based operating system.It’s is written in pyqt so it works seamlessly on KDE desktops,but you can also use it on Gnome(or other desktops) Desktop after installing its dependencies.Hence it works well as a free and efficient video converter for Linux based os.
Features of TLF

  • Display Details about source video files
  • Options to configure output quality settings
  • show a preview of encoded video
  • easy way to change output settings for file(s).
  • It uses ffmpeg as the encoding engine
  • direct upload(to ipod) is very simple and fast

Requirements for TLF(Thin Liquid Film) applications

  • pyqt
  • ffmpeg
  • libgpod python bindings
  • mplayer

Download TLF

Install TLF
#1. To install TLF,first extract the downloaded(Link is given above ) package(*.bz2(how to extract rar/bz2 in Ubuntu)) by using commands or in GUI mode.(Assuming that you have installed all the dependencies as described in Requirements,if not then first install those dependencies from package manager(e.g from synaptic package manager in ubuntu 10.04/9.10 or earlier))

tar -jxpf *.tar.bz2     //for extracting archive file

#2. Then go to the directory where you see install.py file(script),and run the command –

sudo ./install.py

then enter your login password .Wait…for the installation to complete.

how to play encrypted dvd in ubuntu 10.04

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After installing the Ubuntu 10.04,some extra softwares i.e is not installed by default(Due to license problem) is necessary to install.. like adobe flash player, and library for playing encrypted dvd.

In general all the commercial DVDs use CSS(Content Scramble System),a digital right management(DRM) scheme which uses a proprietary 40 bit stream cypher algorithm.The CSS key sets are licensed by DVD copy control association to manufacturers so that they can incorporate them into their products like DVD movie releases,players and driver softwares.CSS key is nothing but a combine term for all the keys such as authentication keys,disc keys,player keys,title keys etc.

Due to this reason ubuntu can’t ship css library so it is not able to play encrypted DVD by default.
Hence in order to play dvd you have to install the libdvdcss2 or libdvdcss library(A free software library,part of Video Lan project for accessing and unscrambling DVD;encrypted with CSS).In ubuntu 10.04 you have to install libdvdread4 package.you can to install it by either command line or using synaptic manager.

Using Command Line
step1 : Open the terminal(CTRL+ALT+T).

step2 : First, run the command

sudo apt-get install libdvdread4 (It may be installed,if so then move to next step).
step3 : Next, run this command :

sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.sh
step4 : Now remove the dvd fr0m the tray and insert it again.Now Mplayer will open it automatically(If no then check the options).You can also play with VLC player.
step5 : That’s all…enjoy.I hope you are playing your dvd..if no then you may leave a comment about the problem.

Using Synaptic Package Manager(Recommended for older version)
step1 : Go to System->Administration->Synaptic Package Manager.
step2 : search for ubuntu restricted extras.
step3 : check the box for installation.
step4 : Install the restricted packages by clicking on Apply changes.
step5 : Installation will complete and then you would be able to play you dvd well.
step6 : that’s all…