Ubuntu – how to move databases

I recently wanted to move a database from one computer to another. Fortunately I found a welcome guide at linuxjournal.com. Moving the files is not really difficult, you can use FTP. Moving the database is a bit more challenging however. Continue reading Ubuntu – how to move databases

Ubuntu – Create Flash video from DVD (DVD to FLV)

All the steps below are valid for any Linux, not just Debian and Ubuntu. Simply use your distro’s package manager (YaST, Yum, Rpm, etc.) to install the necessary packages. Creating a flash video from a DVD will allow you to Continue reading Ubuntu – Create Flash video from DVD (DVD to FLV)

Ubuntu – Convert Quicktime Movies to AVI encoded with MPEG-4 (MOV to AVI)

A lot of camcorders record in the .mov (Quicktime) format. It has high quality video and depending on the underlying codec it provides a good compression, but it is too proprietary and very often you might not be able to Continue reading Ubuntu – Convert Quicktime Movies to AVI encoded with MPEG-4 (MOV to AVI)

Kubuntu – How to Test Your Hard Disk Drive

Modern hard disk drives incorporate Self-Monitoring Analysis and Recording Technology, aka SMART. Basically they have a degree of self-test capability that the user can access to help determine the health and life expectancy of a hard disk drive. The tool Continue reading Kubuntu – How to Test Your Hard Disk Drive

Ubuntu – Extract audio mp3 from Video Files Like .flv, .mov, .avi

It is very easy to extract the audio track from video files using Linux. All you need is ffmpeg and some codecs. 1. Add the Medibuntu’s repository to your sources.list: 2. Install ffmpeg: 3. Let’s get the restricted packages and Continue reading Ubuntu – Extract audio mp3 from Video Files Like .flv, .mov, .avi