Oct 25

Capture MiniDV Video Via USB on Linux (Howto)

I’ve got a Panasonic PV-GS320 MiniDV camcorder I bought a few years back to try my hands on making some cool travel videos. Forward a few years and the travel video idea has gone wayside, be it because more important things have happened in my life or just because I just flat out do not have the time. However, although time has passed, something has always bothered me and never went away is the fact my camera has both firewire and usb ports and my laptop doesn’t have a firewire port so I can’t grab the few videos I did make. No problem, right? Here’s the raw video:

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Aug 12

How to Install Handbrake on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multi-platform, multi-threaded video trans-coder, available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows. In this tutorial I’ll walk you through setting up the latest version of HandBrake on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, it is rather easy.
Unfortunately, however, as of Ubuntu 9.10 they no longer have their latest version of the installer available for Ubuntu on their website — “HandBrake 0.9.4 is no longer available due to compatibility issues with the newer version of gnome”. Continue reading

Jul 19

Samsung Galaxy S Review, Sample Pictures and Video

Finally, it has arrived !!! After much wait the Samsung Galaxy S is here.

I got mine on the 15th (thanks to T-Mobile pushing their launch date a week from the July 21st originally scheduled date) and although I love the device, I don’t understand why T-Mobile hasn’t made much of its release (maybe this is why they are the #4 US wireless carrier afterall). Continue reading

Apr 23

How to embed Vimeo videos on selfhosted WordPress blog

Embedding videos on your blog is a nice way to attract traffic and add great content. I haven’t had the chance to load some of the videos I’ve shot, since I haven’t had time to edit them in cinelerra, but I’ll get to them someday.
I’ve done some searches and most of the howtos (1, 2, 3 and 4) out there and wordpress instructions are for those who have their blog hosted on wordpress.com servers. But what if you have your own server and host your own blog? Do the same instructions work?
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