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yogibbear
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Re: Must Have Programs!

Fri Aug 19, 2016 1:31 pm

http://www.makemkv.com/

RIP your entire Blu-ray / DVD / whatever collection to your HDD to play on HTPC or Smart TV or NAS or XBMC/Kodi or Android box. Then pack all those DVDs and Blurays into the garage or attic or wherever out of the way.

https://handbrake.fr/

Compress those rips down to manageable sizes, edit a million things you want to. Also useful for reencoding into MP4 for playback on iPad or whatever your family member wants.
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Re: Must Have Programs!

Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:10 pm

 Back from the dead several times. My old post still stands.

 Bash, Midnight Commander and a web browser. MC does all my entertainment, it's hooked into all the file types, and invokes whatever in needed when that Enter button gets hit. Mplayer, I finally looked at the GUI on my new install to get the version, does all the video and some of the sound. I surf to a video file, for instance, very fast in good ol MC, and hit enter. Mplayer plays the video, almost any damn video, on my big screen. My last mc.ext is from 2012, it was copied from an earlier mc.ext with a few changes. I have to do far less fooling these days around as most stuff is set up well.

 Firefox for surfing on the small screen and Chrome for entertainment on the big screen.

 I just play games in win 10 and have done almost nothing to it. Install Steam, video drivers, ... we are done.
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Re: Must Have Programs!

Fri Aug 19, 2016 3:14 pm

PenGun wrote:
Firefox for surfing on the small screen and Chrome for entertainment on the big screen.

Shouldn't that be Cyberfox?
It would take you... 2233 continuous hours or 93 days, 1 hour, and 20 minutes of gameplay to complete your Steam library.
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Re: Must Have Programs!

Fri Aug 19, 2016 3:51 pm

biffzinker wrote:
PenGun wrote:
Firefox for surfing on the small screen and Chrome for entertainment on the big screen.

Shouldn't that be Cyberfox?

 I dunno, downloading it now. Chrome on Linux is just better at video than the fox.
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Re: Must Have Programs!

Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:56 pm

biffzinker wrote:
PenGun wrote:
Firefox for surfing on the small screen and Chrome for entertainment on the big screen.

Shouldn't that be Cyberfox?

 No sound, it's not picking up ALSA I guess. I may or may not fool with it some more. ;)
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