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s6k
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 1:02 am    Post subject: suggestions for replacing old windows programs Reply with quote

i am looking for a few programs to replace the ones i used before I deleted XP. I used magic dvd to create dvd video from AVI source i was looking for a few suggestions on "free" programs that can get the job done
Thanks
//sunny//

wabash
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been a while since I've done it, but mencoder (the encoding utility part of mplayer) from the command line works very well. Check sites like these

http://wiki.clug.org.za/wiki/Making_DVD/SVCD/VCD's_under_Linux

(You'll have to copy and paste that first link--can't get it to work normally.)

http://web.njit.edu/all_topics/Prog_Lang_Docs/html/mplayer/encoding.html

or google for info. The commands can be long but you might find you can just copy and paste them with minor edits. There's also a list of packages for dvd creation here:

http://womble.decadent.org.uk/talks/dvd-ukuug06/dvd-talk-ukuug06-paper.html

Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the list.

noldrin
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:23 am    Post subject: Re: suggestions for replacing old windows programs Reply with quote

s6k wrote:
i am looking for a few programs to replace the ones i used before I deleted XP. I used magic dvd to create dvd video from AVI source i was looking for a few suggestions on "free" programs that can get the job done
Thanks
//sunny//


I use DeVeDe, although it doesn't give you menus.

http://www.rastersoft.com/programas/devede.html

contents
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use DeVeDe, too, though it's not in the blag repos. Maybe this could be put in the repo for blag 80k?
jebba
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

qdvdauthor and dvd-styler
contents
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't install dvdstyler. It says it depends on xine, which it won't let me install. I'm using blag 70k. There's some foul up, it seems with xine, xine-libs, and xine-lib-moles:

Code:
xine-lib-moles:
 Depends: xine-lib (= 1.1.7)


my xine-lib is version 1.1.10-1.fc7

jebba
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2008 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I added devede to the repo. Should be apt/yumable within 24 hours. Let me know if all the deps aren't there.
Saint of Killers
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you. I was missing this program. Thank you. :)
s6k
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 2:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks i got it but i have a small problem I cant get the window to resize and i have to login as root to see the bottom of the window when devede opens. thanks again for the kick a program
//sunny//

extraspecialbitter
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In general, http://www.osalt.com/ seems a good resource for Open Source alternatives to Windoze applications.
jebba
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

s6k wrote:
thanks i got it but i have a small problem I cant get the window to resize and i have to login as root to see the bottom of the window when devede opens. thanks again for the kick a program
//sunny//


You can move the window around by holding down Alt and clicking on it if it is too big for your screen.

s6k
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 3:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried to holding alt and clicking but it still will not move to access the bottom
//sunny//

jebba
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

s6k wrote:
I tried to holding alt and clicking but it still will not move to access the bottom


Just to clarify, i did mean hold down alt and drag anywhere on the window. This will allow you to move the whole window around.

s6k
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2008 3:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jebba wrote:
s6k wrote:
I tried to holding alt and clicking but it still will not move to access the bottom


Just to clarify, i did mean hold down alt and drag anywhere on the window. This will allow you to move the whole window around.

i tried to move the whole window but cant seem to move it above the top menu panel to access the the quit and forward buttons on the program i also have this problem with QDVDAuthor. I click the resize button in the top right of the screen but it doesn't resize the window.
//sunny//

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