Amarok is the best mp3 player for Ubuntu 10.10/10.04/9.10 or any other Linux Based operating systems such as Linux Mint,Fedora,OpenSuse..So this post is aimed to help novice users in installing Amarok on Ubuntu 10.10(Maverick Meerkat) but actually the procedure is almost same for other platforms.Amarok has lot of features like Dynamic Playlists,Context View,scripts,database importing…. with an intuitive user interface(UI). Continue reading
This post will give an overview of the best multimedia (audio,video..) player,that you can use on Ubuntu 10.10(Maverick Meerkat)/10.04(Lucid Lynx)/9.10..Actually the Ubuntu comes with a default media player which works well after installing some restricted audio and video codecs,but it doesn’t have that much sophisticated features expected by a music lover.That’s why I spent a lot of time in searching/installing/playing other media players and finally I came up with one player for each – one for audio(e.g for .mp3 files) and other for video file(e.g for .avi,mp4..). Continue reading
Banshee Media Player for Ubuntu 10.04 lucid lynx
Banshee is a media management and playback application for the GNOME desktop with some important features like – importing audio from CD,creating and searching library,synchronizing music files from computer from/to ipods or other media devices,burning selected audio files to CD..etc.playing video files.Banshee can be installed on Ubuntu 10.04 lucid lynx..just in few clicks by using Ubuntu Software Center or Synaptic Package Manager;other wise you can also use terminal to install.
Install Banshee from Command Line
$ sudo apt-get install banshee
[sudo] password for rkjha:
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
Install Banshee from Ubuntu Software Center(OR Synaptic Package Manager)
#1. Open Ubuntu Software Center and search for ‘banshee‘.
#2. Then click on install to begin installation(In Synaptic Package Manager first check the box,then click on apply to begin installation).
#3. Wait… until the installation is complete.to open it go to Applications->Sound & Video->Banshee Media Player.
#4. End of the FUN!
Ubuntu 10.04 comes with a default CD and DVD burning application – Brasero,which is best for creating and copying CDs and DVDs.If it is not installed then you can install it from Ubuntu Software Center or Synaptic Package Manager.
Brasero is an open source application and available free;It is very simple to use with nice GUI.It can be used to create audio,video or data CDs and DVDs.It has a lot of features and one important point is that you can increase its features and functionalities by using plugins such as support for encrypted DVDs and CDs can be added by installing libdvdcss2.
Create CDs and DVDs for home DVD player :
You may like to use DeVeDe for creating dvds or cds for simple dvd player.
CDs and DVDs for home DVD player
Video Format Conversion Tool for Ubuntu 10.04
For Ubuntu 10.04(Lucid Lynx), the recommended video converter is Transmageddon Video Transcoder.The main purposes of this software is to help peoples in creating different formats of files so that they can play on their mobile devices without much effort.Transmageddon is very easy to use with a simple and easy to use user interface(GUI). It has support for almost all common files formats and you can directly choose the mobile devices(i.e for Sony PSP or Nokia OR Apple Ipod Nano or Sony Playstation3 or Motorola KRZR K1v) from the options and it will automatically geneate the required format.The full list of supported Codecs(Containers,Audio and Video encoders) are
- MPEG TS
- Quick Time
Install video converter-Transmageddon Video Transcoder on Ubuntu
- Open Ubuntu Software Center(USC) from Aplications.
- Search for “Transmageddon” or “Video Transcoder” in the quick search bar.
- Click on install button to proceed for installation;it may ask you to enter your login password(Ubuntu 10.04 user account) if so then enter.
- Downloading and installing process will finish within few minutes.
- That’s All…Now open it from Applications->Sound & Video->Transmageddon Video Transcoder…..
Also visit https://xpstopdf.net for converting *.xps documents to *.pdf format. It’s a free web based tool.