Sunday, October 28, 2012

How to merge avi files from: Ubuntu How To's

HOW TO merge avi files

This is a simple howto explaining how to merge two (or more) avi into one. First get the necessary software. Open terminal (alt+f2 then type gnome-terminal) and type:

sudo apt-get install mencoder

Next navigate to the folder where your video is located (for simplicity keep all of the files you want to merge in the same folder) and type:

mencoder -ovc copy -oac copy video1.avi video2.avi -o completevideos.avi

Replace video1.avi video2.avi with original videos you want to merge and replace completevideos.avi with whatever you want your merged video to be called.

Here's a little explanation of what mencoder do:

-ovc copy - tells the mencoder to keep the original type of video, no encoding
-oac copy - tells the mencoder to keep the original type of audio, no encoding
-o - specifies the output file name (and location if writen as /location/of/the/merged/video/merged.avi)

Note. All credit to Ubuntu How To's website.Content coppied from Ubuntu How To's site here:

Monday, November 1, 2010

Testing Windows Live Writer from WinXP SP3 in VirtualBox guest on Ubuntu 10.04 host.

This is a test using Windows Live Writer to post to Blogger since all the Linux blogging clients totally suck ass. Yeah, I know, what do you want for free, with limited resources, blah, blah, blah…

Looks like it got the blog text and layout okay? Maybe? Kind of cool to see the WYSIWYG editor in action. I haven’t posted a blog here in ages, since upgrading from Jaunty, to Karmic, to Lucid. Now on the Ubuntu LTS everything is running smooth after a few fixes.

I’ll have to go over those another time. Since I started using Tomboy to save all my fixes, tweaks, and hacks, I haven’t really needed to post them here. So, we’ll see what’s going on in the real world, which is not here.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

How to Install the Brother MFC-210C Pirnter/Scanner in Karmic

I needed to remember how to install this printer and where I found the information to do it. TODO: edit this post with proper kudos to the original posters who figured this one out.
I. Brother MFC-210C printer in Karmic:
...found on post #271 here. Thans to amano!
"1) Turn off your printer
2) Open Synaptic
3) Search for the package brother-lpr-drivers-extra and install it and all its dependencies (the dependencies should be installed automatically)
4) Turn on the printer
5) The print wizard comes up
6) It doesn't find your printer automatically
7) Look for the manual printer list in the wizard and open the brother printer section
8) Choose the MFC-210C printer (yes, even for the DCP-115C)
9) Done. "
II. Brother MFC-210C scanner in Karmic:
...found on post #29 here. Thanks to Dave Grape!
"I search the i-net and found on!/msg503627/ the following for my scanner.
We are going to ajust the file /lib/udev/rules.d/40-libsane.rules with the editor nano. Don't use gedit because it left a backup file. We don't want that.
sudo nano /lib/udev/rules.d/40-libsane.rules
Go all the way down en add the following rule under "Dell 1600n and before "The following rule will disalbe USB autosuspend for the device"
# Brother scanners
ATTRS{idVendor}=="04f9", ENV{libsane_matched}="yes"
# The following rule will disable USB autosuspend for the device
ENV{libsane_matched}=="yes", RUN+="/bin/sh -c 'test -e /sys/$env{DEVPATH}/power$
Save the file by CTRL + x, then Y or J, (Related to your langeauge) then hit Enter.
I restarted my system and the scanner works without have to use root. I use Ubuntu 9.10 with a Brother DCP 357c. I also lsusb let me see the printer without the use of sudo."
III. ...and finally,
Thanks to: ...posted on his blog here: 
"xsane “Failed to create file: Permission Denied” error" after scanning something and closing xsane.
Quick and dirty fix:
cd get’s you back to your home dir
sudo rm -rf .sane
Then rerun xsane
The original .sane is re-created with the proper permissions.

Monday, January 4, 2010

The Letter C

Why do we use the letter C it just makes things komplikated?

I think we should just use K it's much more obligated.

Words look so much kooler with K's and don't kall this over rated.

The only use for C in the alphabet is to make things flow.

Without the letter C the alphabet would blow.

I really hope you understand what I'm trying to say.

We would all be happier just using the letter K.

~~~Kai May 2009~~~

Saturday, January 2, 2010

kai's enchiladas!!!

He ate the whole plate full of enchiladas.

Holy carp! 

Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

CPU Freqency Scaling Monitor Asks For Password

I added the CPU frequency applet to my top Panel in Karmic and it kept on requesting a password every time I wanted to change the CPU frequency (for example when watching a movie or playing a game).

I did some research and found that it is a bug. Post #5 here shows how to fix it but it may get over written after an update.

The bug is listed for Ubuntu on Launchpad as
CPU Frequency Scaling Monitor asks for authentication all the time

An overview of mc4man's workaround is to:

Carefully edit the file:
gksudo gedit /usr/share/polkit-1/actions/org.gnome.cpufreqselector.policy

Scroll to the bottom of the file and change only the parts in red:


Thanks for the workaround mc4man!