DVDs with DeVeDe

One would think that since Linux users have to jump through hoops to play restricted DVDs, that it would be difficult to make a DVD.

Welcome DeVeDe.

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DeVeDe is a full-scale application to convert your movies to DVDs, (S)VCDs, CVDs, and DIVX formats. In a general sense, it is a GUI frontend to Mplayer's "mencoder" which is able to convert between various formats.

DeVeDe keeps it simple with ...

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Yakuake - a drop-down terminal for KDE

There are plenty of different terminal programs out there for all different desktops. Yakuake is one such KDE-based terminal emulator with a difference.

It basically gives you a Quake-style drop-down terminal at the top of the screen, which you can access with a single keystroke. Installing Yakuake is extremely simple, especially if the application is your repositories. In the case of my Kubuntu system, a simple:

$ sudo apt-get install yakuake ...

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Capturing your screen with Istanbul

Making video recordings of your screen can be very useful. If you're trying to demo something to someone or just want to record something on your desktop, it can be an invaluable tool.

One such program for recording your Linux (or other X11-based) desktop is Istanbul.

Istanbul is very easy to use and creates open standard Ogg Theora files that will play back on any modern Linux distribution (you ...

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