Archive for the ‘Tv and movies’ Category



Backing up/Ripping and Transcoding DVDs in Linux

Ripping and transcoding DVDs in Linux is very easy, but there are many ways of doing it. Personally, I prefer combining the command line tool dvdbackup with Handbrake. The reason I why I do this is to be able to rip a number of DVDs to my hard drive, and then to transcode them over […]

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The Olympics: NRK, Linux, Firefox, and Silverlight/Moonlight

I have previously written about my efforts to see tv (NRK) over the Internet on Linux. While working on my thesis I had to watch a bit of the Olympics (as a distraction). Luckily, NRK streams most of the events over the Internet. Unfortunately, they have decided to use Silverlight version 3 to stream content […]

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Why are digitally distributed products so expensive?

Recently I complained about Canal Plus’ C Sports awfully high prices. Paying close to €20 for streaming a Premiere League game, is in my eyes way too expensive. While I am a very big fan of digital distribution I wonder why so many digitally distributed products have to be so expensive. Digitally distributed products are […]

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Playing Youtube videos in Movie Player on Ubuntu 9.04

Apparently there is a bug in the Movie Player Youtube-plugin, distributed with Ubuntu 9.04.This bug gives you a message saying Could not open location; you might not have permission to open the file, when you try to open a Youtube video. Fixing it was rather easy. Have a look at the solution provided by M.Srinivasaverman […]

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