Download and convert YouTube video online and offline

VideoDownloader is the a service that allows to download online video from YouTube, Google Video, iFilm and MANY other into FLV files. Saved files can be easily converted into different video formats by the following online video converters (some of them allows to save and convert online video in one step instead of two). Online tools Vixy.net: allows you convert a Flash Video / FLV file (YouTube’s videos, etc) to […]

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Video conference between Linux and Windows users

There are two solutions to perform video conferencing between two completely different operating systems Linux and Windows: they are OpenWengo project and Ekiga.org. Both provide client software for Linux and Windows. OpenWengo project also offers client for Mac OS X. OpenWengo is a community of enthusiasts and developers, creating free software products related to communication over IP. The flagship product of the OpenWengo project is a softphone which allows you […]

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Web server oneliner with bash

It’s amazing but it’s possible to write little web server on bash shell script. Here is it’s source code: :;while [ $? -eq 0 ];do nc -vlp 8080 -c’(r=read;e=echo;$r a b c;z=$r;while [ ${#z} -gt 2 ];do $r z;done;f=`$e $b|sed ‘s/[^a-z0-9_.-]//gi’`;h=”HTTP/1.0″;o=”$h 200 OK\r\n”;c=”Content”;if [ -z $f ];then($e $o;ls|(while $r n;do if [ -f "$n" ]; then $e “`ls -gh $n`”;fi;done););elif [ -f $f ];then $e “$o$c-Type: `file -ib $f`\n$c-Length: `stat […]

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Get suspend/hibernate working fast in Ubuntu Feisty Fawn (7.04) and Edgy Eft (6.10)

After I upgraded to Ubuntu Feisty Fawn 7.04 Linux distribution I noticed that one of my favorite laptop features suspend/hibernate worked quite baldly and slowly. It took up to few minutes to get laptop sleeping and then awake it. Both default suspend and hibernate features are cheesy in this Ubuntu version. The worst thing I faced was that after I got laptop sleeping and put it into my bag it […]

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Ubuntu Linux and your Apple iPod

This article is from a new book published by No Starch Press: Ubuntu Linux for Non-Geeks: A Pain-Free, Project-Based, Get-Things-Done Guidebook by Rickford Grant. Well, you will be happy to know that Ubuntu does iPods, even Nanos. You will also be happy to know that using your iPod on your Ubuntu system is quite easy. All you have to do is plug your iPod into one of your computer’s USB […]

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