Episode 86: Movie-Making Magic
- Steve Jobs has passed away at age 56 (nytimes.com)
- Libre Office turns one year old (arstechnica.com)
- Clem spruces up the Linux Mint Donation page (blog.linuxmint.com)
- Kernel.org is back online (slashdot.org)
- The Humble Synapse Bundle has added yet another game (humblebundle.com)
- KDE is turning 15 (ostatic.com)
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS gets the nickname “Precise Pangolin” (markshuttleworth.com)
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HandBrake (handbrake.fr) is a GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder.
HandBrake is not a ripper. It converts video, it does not rip it byte by byte. It does not crack the latest DVD copy protection schemes hatched by the studios.
It converts video from nearly any format to a handful of modern ones—that’s it.
HandBrake is not everything for everyone for every need. When you desire a ChickenSandwich, search out a local purveyor of prepared foodstuffs. When you desire an über-tool for all your video encoding needs, learn how to use the command line and seek out projects like mencoder.
Install zramswap-enabler for increased performance in Linux. It’s virtual swap space compressed in RAM and is integrated in the Linux kernel.
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Podcast Entry and exit music provided by Mark Blasco (podcastthemes.com). The podcast’s bumpers were provided by Oscar.