Ubuntu Multimedia :: Tool For Pausing/rewinding Live TV From Dish Network?
Jun 10, 2010
I have an old Hauppauge card of some kind that I use to pull in my Dish Network stream to my PC in my office. I use mplayer or sometimes VLC to view it, but with the World Cup coming up I anticipate the need to pause Live TV or replay certain situations. What's is the best lightweight solution to accomplish this? Do I need MythTV, Xine, Freevo?
I setup an ssh server that works fine when using the terminal, but trying to run programs like firefox fails. It will open partially and then simply hang. Less complicated programs can open successfully and run fine, but cause my remote computer to pause every 5 seconds for about a second.
It seems to slip or pause and I miss moments of action on video files. I have to rewind back to view it again. It only happens for a moment but if it a quick action scene, I can miss what actually happened which becomes annoying. Is there anyway i can correct the stream. It happens with any video player and any type of file. It even occurs in a live stream on a web browser.
Play a song in Amarok and then press the space bar to pause. Press the space bar again to resume and Amarok starts playing again with the status bar moving and the timer counting down, but no sound. If I move to the next song, sound starts working again. Or if I double click on a different song, sound works. If I use the xine backend, the problem goes away. I'm using Amarok-2.4 and KDE 4.6.1.
I have a basic question regarding how to clean up linux disk space. I use "df" to check my disk and found out usage is 100%. SO I use "du -b | sort -r -n > tmp.txt" and found out that /var/spoon/clientmqueue/ has taken the biggest disk space. I deleted the file in that directory using "rm". But after that, I run "df" again, still got 100% usage.
I've seen some tools available for taking image backups (amanda, bacula, ...) of the O/S. I have a nas drive and want to back up the the entire disk to it (while running preferrably). Can someone recommend what tool would be best to use (free of course) and hopefully not too complex.
When I was looking for a tool that analyzes iptables log files I couldn't find anything suitable for me. So I wrote a python script that does the job. Now I'd like to have some feedback (questions, comments, bugs, wishes etc.). You have to set up some things manually. You need a MySQL table for example. And if you want to have reverse DNS (can be disabled) it is greatly recommended to install pdnsd as a local dns (caching) server for better results. (easy setup). If you do, it will take some time (depending on the log size) to receive the hostnames. The tool saves the DNS hostnames, so next time an identical IP is found, the lookup will be instant. All needed options can be configured in the config file or via command line parameter. A feature overview and more detailed information is included in the tarball README and INSTALL file. [URL]
The Ultimate Bootable CD (UBCD) is a great live CD with a host of great tools and utlilities, useful to anyone interested in making a broken system bootable again. It is a good idea to familiarise yourself with this CD by having a look through it often,so that when you need to use it you know where things are...learning the command line syntax is better but this is a very useful stop gap while that process is ongoing...
You can have a look at it from here[URL]..download [URL].. burn at 8x I use CD-RW discs to save wasting Cd's...boot the CD up using function key or BIOS set for CD/DVD as first boot device. To navigate the disc...Esc, use Ctrl Alt Delete if you get stuck,Space Bar to insert a tick,Tab to change field,arrow keys to navigate the choices.
I'm running rtorrent 0.8.6/0.12.6 with the rtorrent.rc below. I have watch directories set up and all the torrents picked up from the watch directory will automatically resume after a few seconds if I try to pause them. This is not a problem with manually added torrents. Everybody that uses rtorrent uses watch directories why should mine be a problem?
I am running the latest kubuntu and just lately I have been having a problem with the hard drive.When I am running a program such as Thunderbird, XSane, or GIMP and I ask for the program to access the hard drive to get or write a file, the system will just sit there for about 20 or 30 seconds before it will do anything. Once it has accessed the hard drive from within a program then it is OK for a while. A bit later and the behaviour will recur.I ran smartctl as I saw in another thread that this could show problems and the output from that seemed to show that all was fairly normal.
While booting Slackware 13.1 it stops to check sda4 It says something about discrepancies. This started today after leaving the system up overnight. The system was suspended and wouldn't respond. I ended up have to do a hard reboot. The system seems to be working fine, but it does this every time I start Linux. The sda4 partition is Windows XP. XP also is working fine. While Linux is checking sda4 there is a statement that I need to run fsck without options. When I ran fsck I got the following message.
root@b-bhome:~# fsck fsck from util-linux-ng 2.17.2 e2fsck 1.41.11 (14-Mar-2010)
First time trying anything like this. I'm running a Abit NF7 with a silicon image 3112 that's support was broken in 2.6.35. I get a kernel panic when VFS can't find the root partition, I can't remember the exact line (can't log it, root isn't mounted yet) but it says something like sata1: link down (sstatus 0 scontrol 0). I think there might be a more telling error message before, but it flies by too fast to see or capture with my camera video recorder.
There's a patch that reverts back to when there was a delay in /drivers/ata/libata-sff.c in the function ata_sff_tf_load, by calling ata_wait_idle(ap) which fixes the issue for some people but not my system. I don't know anything about what I'm doing, but I thought I'd go through and add printk's in each function in sata_sil and see how far the device was initialized. I did this but they all happen early in the boot that flies by. Is there any way to add a pause like the "more" command? [URL]
i am using mtr as a network diagnostic tool and i have a basic doubt that whether the intermediate switches or router ping the next switch/router on behalf of the original machine and report it back the route and corresponding response and packet loss to it or it itself identifies the route and pings the individual machines and get the response time and packet loss.
Often after using the network tool, making changes, saving changes, closing the tool, and running a 'service network restart'; the tool will not open again unless I reboot. This is the case both via System --> Administration --> Network and system-config-network (from the command line). I am in runlevel 5, as an uprivileged user when this happens.
I am new to using OpenLDAP on OpenSUSE with the yast configure tool. I have used Openldap on Fedora before and there was a slapd.conf file that I could modify. It appears that the yast does something different. Anyway I need to find out what the rootdn password is, but I cannot find it since there is no slapd.conf file.
Does anyone know of a tool to find the fastest mirrors for the repos? I know some distros have something called "fastest mirrors" or something equivalent. The fastest I can get updates is around 238 kB/s and normally, on other distros I get 10 times that speed.btw, like all the other distros, speedtest.net gives me an avg download speed of 43Mbs
I have looked for and found several tools to show a system's total network usage. I have not, however, been able to find any that show this information in the context of individual processes. Do any such tools for linux exist?
I have few Windows and Linux Machines and am in verse to monitor what upload and download is being performed as the network system are running in slow pace.Any one who can recommend a tool or utility which can track uploads and download in a network.If it can track who is downloading or uploading with what size of data could really benefit.
i have done most of the setup for MRTG network monitor tool.
But i m stuck at configuration part.
the actual MRTG guide says following.
I m little confused about what should i put inplace of firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next step is to configure mrtg for monitoring a network device. This is done by creating an mrtg.cfg file which defines what you want to monitor. Luckily, you don't have to dive straight in and start writing your own configuration file all by yourself. Together with mrtg you also got a copy of cfgmaker. This is a script you can point at a router of your choice; it will create a mrtg configuration file for you. You can find the script in the bin subdirectory.
This example above will create an mrtg config file in /home/mrtg/cfg assuming this is a directory visible on your webserver. You can read all about cfgmaker in cfgmaker. One area you might want to look at is the possibility of using --ifref=ip to prevent interface renumbering troubles from catching you.
If you want to start rolling your own mrtg configuration files, make sure you read mrtg-reference to learn all about the possible configuration options.
Any easy to install/configure network/server monitoring tool? PLease note I'm looking for something of little lightweight here (Not something like zenoss) But I'd still like to get performance graphs and event notifying alerts. Also note this is to monitor less than 50 servers and perhaps a firewall or 2.
i m trying to implement wireless sensor network in omnet++ 4.1 simulation tool but that tool is not supported.so i m installing framework mixim 1.2 in omnet++ that support wireless and mobility feature.now i have problem that how to create sensor network in omnet++4.1 using mixim 1.2?if any body
I am demo'ing Kubuntu 9.04 workstation to a customer. He has a CentOS 5.3 server (my doing). On it is our CUPS Network file server. Everyone (65 of them) print to our network printer through it using LPR/LPD (and sometimes Samba).
Problem: when Kubuntu's Print Configuration Tool went looking for printers, it found every network printer's IP address, but missed my CUPS printer server. What did I do wrong on one or both ends (I have control over both).
I have a few '.flv's now and most are small enough to upload to my Joomla web site and play with AllVideos (extension) but a few are over the 10M limit, I have one that is actually 50M! Is there something I can use to either splice the videos (make 2 or 3 out of one, upload seperately) or to compress down to 10M- w/o wrecking the quality?
I use an online screencasting java applet called screencast-o-matic to record my screen. While recording, I use Compiz's annotation tool. Normally this tool works great, but for some reason while I'm recording, it gets very laggy (drawing is way behind the mouse movements) and less smooth. For example, drawing a circle at a quicker pace not only causes lag, but also makes the circle look more like a polygon with straight lines. While this is happening, my CPU also spikes, with large strains showing up on the java process. I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 with an intel i7 processor. Any ideas as to why annotation lags badly while screencasting, and any ways to fix it.
SMplayer plays every .mkv i have but i cant seem to hide the top gui bar when it goes full screen. smplayer seem to be the only player that i know plays any .mkv. while others i get a 264h errors and vlc can play most .mkv files but not all the ones i have.(tried Banshee,wine, totem) So i'm just looking for a quick fix Are there any other players that can play .mkv files (fullscreen with no annoying bars)or how do i hide the tool bar in smplayer when it goes fullscreen? (because i can't seem to find a hide option for the gui)
I don't really want to fix the 264h.errors it just.. bleh i've been surfing the web for a few hours trying to find a fix and it's been very time consuming.