Category: Multimedia


# should work as simple as ffmpeg -i “input.mkv” “output.mp4” # tested on hostnamectl; Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster) Kernel: Linux 4.19.0-13-amd64 Architecture: x86-64 ffmpeg -version ffmpeg version 4.1.6-1~deb10u1 Copyright (c) 2000-2020 the FFmpeg developers built with gcc 8 […]

recompress video with ffmpeg to save disk space

recompressing mobile phone videos can save significant amount of (precious ssd) disk space. it is very cpu intense – so either bring massive amounts of cpu power or massive amounts of runtime 🙂 on 4x threads Core(TM) i5-4200U CPU the […]

scanning with linux – brother and epson

interesting but untested app under CentOS MATE Gnome2 it was successfully tested with a Brother 9460 CDN under Debian 8. Brother is shipping it’s own brsane config tool. this should work for Ubuntu as well. epson via usb: if […]


it is as easy as: dd if=/dev/cdrom of=~/cdrom_image.iso in my case the dvd-drive was sr0 not cdrom. dd if=/dev/sr0 of=/mnt/sda4/DVD/filename.iso # to identify your dvd-drive you can use: inxi -d; # inxi = Command line system information script for console […]


works like this: # tested with uname -a Linux debian 3.16.0-4-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt25-2+deb8u3 (2016-07-02) i686 GNU/Linux cat /etc/debian_version 8.5 # compile ffmpeg from source apt-get -y install autoconf automake build-essential libass-dev libfreetype6-dev libsdl1.2-dev libtheora-dev libtool libva-dev libvdpau-dev libvorbis-dev […]

GNU Linux -> Debian -> Recording WebRadio Stations under CentOS7 UPDATED

All GUI programs are based/use streamripper. no gui/bash/terminal version: hostnamectl; # tested with Operating System: Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster) Kernel: Linux 4.19.0-8-amd64 Architecture: x86-64 su – root; # become root apt update; apt install streamripper; Ctrl+D; # logoff root # […]


usually iphones/smartphones take pictures with 2-3-4-5MByte which can fill your harddisk/webserver pretty fast. It is wiser to shrink them down before upload. While under Windows i would recommend you Under Linux you can do that with ease 😀 apt-get […]


It’s as simple as cool as linux… the “player” software VLC is also a recorder or a streaming-station 😀 you can try to automate this process: This one-liner worked for me, with audio and video: cvlc v4l2:// :input-slave=alsa:// :v4l-vdev="/dev/video0" :v4l-norm=3 […]


Howtos & Tutorials: “I have found my new, open source video editor: Blender! It’s not Avid, FCP, or Premiere, but it’s more than that. It’s a true suite of tools that I would say can go head to head […]


you will need to install ffmpeg first! 😀 (which can be cumbersome) 1. use vokoscreen: THANKS A LOT Michael Kohaupt 🙂 Rock steady. install procedure is a little cumbersome… you might need to install ffmpeg first. # this was […]