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I upgraded Ubuntu to the latest version, Jaunty Jackalope, and suddenly sound stops working. All of the physical connections are valid, the music is there, the volume is not muted - I keep it set at 80% or it overdrives the speakers no matter what the mixer is set on.

So, where did my sound go? If this was Windows, I could probably track in down. Linux? I don't even know where to start.
mapsedge: Me at Stone Bridge Coffee House (Default)
I upgraded Ubuntu to the latest version, Jaunty Jackalope, and suddenly sound stops working. All of the physical connections are valid, the music is there, the volume is not muted - I keep it set at 80% or it overdrives the speakers no matter what the mixer is set on.

So, where did my sound go? If this was Windows, I could probably track in down. Linux? I don't even know where to start.

Finally.

Apr. 10th, 2009 10:02 pm
mapsedge: Me at Stone Bridge Coffee House (Default)

After more issues that I care to deal with again, I’m burning DVDs. As it turns out, I have to split the video between two discs since the whole three hour session came to just over 9gb, and I don’t have any double-sided discs.

That’s okay though. I’m seeing the end of this project, finally.

TMPGEnc was just the software I needed, though after first use it started throwing errors - or rather, vsfilter.dll started throwing errors. I haven’t had time to really investigate and a cursory Google search turned up - surpise! - nothing. Okay, next to nothing. The only "solution" I found wasn't really a solution, insofar as it didn't work. Again, that’s okay. When this project is over, I'll have time to investigate further.

The summary is that by tomorrow morning's Easter festivities at church, I'll have two discs - the second is in the burner right this minute - to give the pastor, and we can call this one done.  I need to invoice the church, even if it's all donated: I want to know, come year's end, exactly what I did this year.


Thoughts on the Linux box

Through this whole project, the Linux box has been a real trooper, allowing me to do day-job work while the primary box was rendering - or even blog entries like this one. I can't work as fast or efficiently, but some of that can be attributed to unfamiliar software and workflow.

Not ALL, mind you: some of it is that the box is eight years old and software for Linux is sorely trailing behind what's available for Windows. I've only found one code editor that allows remote open/save, Komodo, but it functions no better than Notepad in a lot of ways: no tag completion, no syntax hilighting (at least for classic ASP/VBscript), no Intellisense. Thankfully, I have most of VBScript, CSS and javascript syntaxes memorized, but I'm still typing a lot of stuff longhand and that slows a chap down.

Can't do video on this box; it's just too old and can't handle the throughput. There are precious few offerings anyway.  (Kino? Please. It's shit.) I got to thinking, though, that it would probably work just fine for audio recording, and there are good options for that for Linux. My first love is still the Windows box, but when it's busy and I have a hankerin' to lay down some tracks, why not plug in to ol' Tux and go?

I need some additional cabling and I think I can make a go of it. It's worth a try.





 

Finally.

Apr. 10th, 2009 10:02 pm
mapsedge: Me at Stone Bridge Coffee House (Default)

After more issues that I care to deal with again, I’m burning DVDs. As it turns out, I have to split the video between two discs since the whole three hour session came to just over 9gb, and I don’t have any double-sided discs.

That’s okay though. I’m seeing the end of this project, finally.

TMPGEnc was just the software I needed, though after first use it started throwing errors - or rather, vsfilter.dll started throwing errors. I haven’t had time to really investigate and a cursory Google search turned up - surpise! - nothing. Okay, next to nothing. The only "solution" I found wasn't really a solution, insofar as it didn't work. Again, that’s okay. When this project is over, I'll have time to investigate further.

The summary is that by tomorrow morning's Easter festivities at church, I'll have two discs - the second is in the burner right this minute - to give the pastor, and we can call this one done.  I need to invoice the church, even if it's all donated: I want to know, come year's end, exactly what I did this year.


Thoughts on the Linux box

Through this whole project, the Linux box has been a real trooper, allowing me to do day-job work while the primary box was rendering - or even blog entries like this one. I can't work as fast or efficiently, but some of that can be attributed to unfamiliar software and workflow.

Not ALL, mind you: some of it is that the box is eight years old and software for Linux is sorely trailing behind what's available for Windows. I've only found one code editor that allows remote open/save, Komodo, but it functions no better than Notepad in a lot of ways: no tag completion, no syntax hilighting (at least for classic ASP/VBscript), no Intellisense. Thankfully, I have most of VBScript, CSS and javascript syntaxes memorized, but I'm still typing a lot of stuff longhand and that slows a chap down.

Can't do video on this box; it's just too old and can't handle the throughput. There are precious few offerings anyway.  (Kino? Please. It's shit.) I got to thinking, though, that it would probably work just fine for audio recording, and there are good options for that for Linux. My first love is still the Windows box, but when it's busy and I have a hankerin' to lay down some tracks, why not plug in to ol' Tux and go?

I need some additional cabling and I think I can make a go of it. It's worth a try.





 

mapsedge: Me at Stone Bridge Coffee House (Mr. Director)
Quote for the day:

Using Linux gives me a satisfying sense of “sticking it to the man,” although at times I get the feeling that the person I’m sticking it to ends up being me.
 
Amen, bro.  My Linux box stopped connecting to the network this weekend, and I have no idea how to begin to fix it.
Courtesy snip... )
mapsedge: Me at Stone Bridge Coffee House (Mr. Director)
Quote for the day:

Using Linux gives me a satisfying sense of “sticking it to the man,” although at times I get the feeling that the person I’m sticking it to ends up being me.
 
Amen, bro.  My Linux box stopped connecting to the network this weekend, and I have no idea how to begin to fix it.
Courtesy snip... )
mapsedge: Me at Stone Bridge Coffee House (Default)
Not long after posting about my Ubuntu challenges with multimedia, I Stumbled across this article:

Open Source Living - Video

Featuring, among other things:

LiVES

Vivia

Jahshaka

More investigation is needed. More free time is needed.
mapsedge: Me at Stone Bridge Coffee House (Default)
Not long after posting about my Ubuntu challenges with multimedia, I Stumbled across this article:

Open Source Living - Video

Featuring, among other things:

LiVES

Vivia

Jahshaka

More investigation is needed. More free time is needed.

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