Quickly Convert Ogg Theora to Flash Video

Encoding video from one format to another isn't generally considered the most fun job in the world.

One of the video encoding tasks we need to do here for FOSSwire video posts is converting recordMyDesktop Ogg Theora video files into Flash format for the inline player (unfortunately, a necessarily evil).

Traditionally, this would mean dropping to the command line and hand-feeding the encoding instructions to a program like ffmpeg ...

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Gnickr - Access Flickr through your Filesystem

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Advance warning: While this application does look like a cool program, I haven't been able to get it to actually work (everything is fine up until typing flickr:/// in Nautilus), on either Fedora 8 or Ubuntu Hardy. There have been reports of it working on older distros, for example you might have more luck if you are still running Ubuntu Edgy.

I'll leave this tutorial up in the ...

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Changing the GNOME File Manager to use Browser mode

A really quick look at how to switch the GNOME File Manager into a browser mode rather than its default spatial mode. The setting is quite hidden in menus and dialogues, so if you\'ve lost it - here\'s where it is!

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