02 April 2007


I am beginning to like this Steve Jobs. After proposing something, he actually follows it up by acting on it.

There is a wild thought inside me that he may have actually prepared the ground work for acting on it, and then proposed it. Possible, you know.


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Posted by Shyam Krishnaswamy at 8:39 PM


  1. Blogger The Talkative Man posted at Thursday, April 5, 2007 at 8:34:00 PM GMT+5:30  
    important kosteen thala. Media player classic(which comes with Klite codec pack) lets you play any kind of audio/video file including region-free DVDs. Andha maari which player is good for linux?

    PS: Is the playing of region-specific DVDs(locking after 3 plays) a hardware issue or a software one?
  2. Blogger K.Shyam posted at Thursday, April 5, 2007 at 9:02:00 PM GMT+5:30  
    machi talkative man;

    mplayer ;-) http://www.mplayerhq.hu/

    also install libdvdcss and libdvdread. These eliminate the region specific shit that is hard coded in each cd drive.I suggest you use kubuntu/ubuntu

    then all you need to do is :
    apt-get install libdvdcss
    apt-get install libdvdread
    apt-get install mplayer*

    playing region specific dvd is a hardware/software combined issue.

    the cd hardware is set to a specific region with the ability to change it for a maximum of 5 times. when you insert a different region dvd into the drive, the player software will change it for a maximum of 5 times.

    libdvdcss is an abstraction software layer that bypasses this restriction.

    mplayer irukkum bodhu yenna kavalai ;-)

  3. Blogger The Talkative Man posted at Friday, April 6, 2007 at 1:54:00 AM GMT+5:30  
    thanks thala :)

    I switched completely to Neruppunari, complete with a max-screen extension and all favorites on toolbar. Planning to switch to Linux on my new laptop (will take 1/2 months). Will avoid dual-boot if Linux has all our thiruttu tools..

    I just need these equivalent software:
    1. Freerecorder(record all outgoing audio as mp3 file - for capturing BGMs of ilayaraja films)
    2. IrfanView(for resizing and cutting images)
    3. Does mplayer let you pause a DVD and save the image as jpg?
    4. appram does mplayer play .flv files too?(videos downloaded from youtube)

    Idhellaam irundha i will switch 100% to linux, thanks for the info :)
  4. Blogger K.Shyam posted at Friday, April 6, 2007 at 4:18:00 PM GMT+5:30  
    naalu perukku nalladhu pannuvom. linuxku mathuvom ;-)

    1. recording software from the internet: check these links:

    2. dont even think anything beyond gimp. it can do all those you want and more. In fact, it is almost equivalent to photoshop

    3. Yes. You can use any screen capture program to save that screen image as jpeg.

    4. out of the box flv support !! What's more, the software comes along with another program called mencoder which is basically anything to anything converter and a free dvd ripper ;-)

    check this site for more such software ;-)

  5. Blogger siva posted at Monday, August 11, 2008 at 6:19:00 PM GMT+5:30  
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