Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Sound Juicer


Sound Juicer is a clean, mean, and lean CD ripper for GNOME 2.

It sports a clean interface and simple preferences, aiming to do The Right Thing and What You Mean all of the time. It requires GNOME and GStreamer.

It can be installed in Ubuntu Software Center, by searching "Sound Juicer".

A CD ripper for GNOME which aims to have a simple, clean, easy to use interface.

The package includes support by default for Vorbis and FLAC formats. For other supports you need the following packages:
  • gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly to encode to MP2,

  • gstreamer0.10-lame (not available in the Debian archive) to encode to MP3,

  • gstreamer0.10-plugins-really-bad (not available in Debian) to encode to AAC.

Rip CD to MP3 in Ubuntu


Ubuntu Documentation have a good document describe about CDRipping:

- https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CDRipping

Xubuntu


Xubuntu is a community developed, Ubuntu-based Linux operating system that is well-suited for both laptops and desktops. It contains all the applications you need - a web browser, document and spreadsheet editing software, instant messaging and much more.

Xubuntu 11.04 is now available!

http://www.xubuntu.org/

Monday, September 26, 2011

Install GTK+ on Ubuntu

The GTK+ is a multi-platform toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces. Offering a complete set of widgets, the GTK+ is suitable for projects ranging from small one-off tools to complete application suites.

The package contains the header files and static libraries which is needed for developing the GTK+ applications.

To install GTK+ on Ubuntu 11.04
- Start Synaptic Package Manager, in System -> Administration -> Synaptic Package Manager.
- Search "libgtk-3-dev".
- Mark to instal, and also the required components.
- Click Apply.

Anjuta DevStudio: GNOME Integrated Development Environment

anjuta
Anjuta DevStudio is a versatile software development studio featuring a number of advanced programming facilities including project management, application wizard, interactive debugger, source editor, version control, GUI designer, profiler and many more tools. It focuses on providing simple and usable user interface, yet powerful for efficient development.

web site: http://www.anjuta.org/

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Kdenlive: a free and open-source video editor for Linux

Kdenlive is a free open-source video editor for GNU/Linux and FreeBSD, which supports DV, AVCHD and HDV editing. Kdenlive relies on several other open source projects, such as FFmpeg, the MLT video framework and Frei0r effects.

Powerful features

Kdenlive is the most versatile video editor available today:

  • Support for a wide range of camcorders and cameras, including:
    1. Low resolution camcorder (Raw and AVI DV editing).
    2. Mpeg2, mpeg4 and h264 AVCHD (small cameras and camcorders).
    3. High resolution camcorder files, including HDV and AVCHD camcorders.
    4. Professional camcorders, including XDCAM-HD™ streams, IMX™ (D10) streams, DVCAM (D10) , DVCAM, DVCPRO™, DVCPRO50™ streams and DNxHD™ streams (decoding only, encoding untested). Please note that Kdenlive does not offer the original codecs, but only that we use FFmpeg free software codecs, which can read original streams and sometimes export as well. When you own a camcorder, there is no reason why you should not be able to read your own films.
  • Multitrack edition with a timeline and unlimited number of video and audio tracks.
  • Video and audio tracks organized in layers.
  • Tools to create, move, crop and delete video clips, audio clips, text clips and image clips.
  • Configurable keyboard shortcuts and interface layouts.
  • A wide range of effects and transitions. Ability to add custom effects and transitions.
  • Non-blocking rendering using a rendering separate application. Stop, pause and restart rendering. Continue to work on your project without any possible loss of data.
  • Export to standard formats:
    1. DV (PAL and NTSC).
    2. Mpeg2 (PAL, NTSC and HDV) and AVCHD (HDV).
    3. High quality h264.
    4. Non-destructive formats.


Link: - http://www.kdenlive.org/

Photivo, handle RAW on Linux

Photivo is a free and open source (GPL3) photo processor. It handles your RAW files as well as your bitmap files (TIFF, JPEG, BMP, PNG and many more) in a non-destructive 16 bit processing pipe with gimp workflow integration and batch mode.

Features

  • 16-bit internal processing, color managed with LCMS2.
  • Gimp workflow integration (import and export)
  • Works with RAWs and Bitmaps (8 bit bitmaps are transformed and processed with 16 bit, which usually gives better results).
  • CA correction, Green equilibration, line denoise, badpixel reduction, wavelet denoise, median filters on RAW data.
  • Perspective correction (tilt and turn), distorsion and geometry (also defish) correction
  • Demosaicing: Bilinear, VNG, VNG4, PPG, AHD, DCB, mod. AHD, VCD, LMMSE, AMaZE (needs work!).
  • RGB, R, G, B, L*, a*, b*, Texture, Detail, Denoise, Hue, Saturation, L* by Hue, Base curve.
  • Tonemapping (Reinhard 05 (RGB Brighten), Fattal et al. (Dynamic range compress)).
  • Several local contrast filters (HiRaLoAm (Local contrast), texture contrast, local contrast stretch).
  • Sharpen (Edge avoiding wavlets, USM, Highpass, Inverse diffusion, Wiener filter, Gradient sharpen).
  • Denoise, seperately on Luminance and Color (Edge avoiding wavelets, GreyCStoration, Wavelet, Masked bilateral, Pyramid) and via a hue or luminance sensitive denoise curve.
  • Adaptive saturation.
  • Film grain simulation.
  • Black and white conversion.
  • (Split) Toning.
  • Cross processing.
  • Gradual overlay (like Cokin(R) GND filters).
  • Vignetting.
  • Softglow / Orton.
  • Texture overlay (external texture)
  • Fake tilt/shift, toy effect
  • Batch mode
  • Translations: Dutch, French, German, Italian and Russian.



link: - http://photivo.org/