Installing Audacity MP3 export support on Linux

Audacity icon Audacity is a very good free and open source audio editing application for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

Unfortunately, due to patent restrictions, it is unable to import, export and manipulate MP3 files in the default install and this problem is usually present in the Linux version.

It is quite easy however to get the MP3 support up and running however, with a simple install of the LAME MP3 ...

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Dealing with Mac-formatted drives on Linux

If you deal with Macs at all, you might be curious as to whether Linux is capable of dealing with disks and drives formatted for Mac OS X. The answer is - yes, in most cases, and it is actually quite easy to get your Mac-formatted stuff mounted on your Linux system with read-only, and in most cases read-and-write, support.

In most modern distributions, the capabilities for mounting media formatted with ...

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BBC Trust to meet with Open Source Consortium over iPlayer

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Slashdot is reporting that the BBC Trust are going to be meeting with the Open Source Consortium over the BBC's new on-demand iPlayer video service. The service is currently planned to utilise Microsoft DRM technology, which of course will be a problem for anyone wanting to enjoy the content somewhere other than Windows.

"With the Launch of the BBC's iPlayer imminent, the BBC trust has agreed to hear ...

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