Debian install - Step 3

Netinstall >

Media players

 

that's two video players that can handle all you need, and a winamp-style music player. I don't install gnome-mplayer now, as mplayer2 comes with mpv.


Audacious Qt


download the latest stable from http://audacious-media-player.org/download

get the dependencies
 

unpack the player, and run
 
or you can have both qt/gtk if you like

then,
 

with the plugins, just ./configure, make, sudo make install




Media encoders


Handbrake

get it from the repo's - the venerable, quality video encoder
 


Avidemux

Without sourcing the deb-multimedia repository, you can find the great video cutter Avidemux here videmux.org/nightly/appImage/

run app image with /dir../avidemux*.app

Recently, after a system upgrade, the app wouldn't run and I needed to provide a symlink to a library, a fake file 'libva-drm.so.1' linking to libva-drm.so.2,
 



Bombono

An easy dvd creator. download from pkgs.org/download/bombono

then do..
 


Audio editors

 

that's a quality sound recorder and audio editor. To record with ardour you'll need to open a line with Jack




Media rippers

for audio CD


 

The CLI way, using cdparanoia to rip the audio cd and lame or oggenc (vorbis-tools) to encode -see linux-ripping-and-encoding-audio-files

Bashburn is straight forward, it uses cdparanoia to rip wav files, converts ogg or mp3 (although adding track info might be tedious).
Abcde is much simpler to use (just hit the command `abcde` after you've made a conf file for the type of rip you want to do - see this guide).

GUI ripping: there's K3b, which is big and clumsy, sound juicer (need gvfs-backends) or asunder, which rip and convert on the fly, without first making error-reduced wav files.

Others: rubyripper, ripperx, and grip which you have to build from source (download sourceforge.net)
lame is needed for mp3 encoding.


for movie DVD

with the deb-multimedia repo, you can..
 

otherwise you need to look for packages elsewhere.

get libdvdcss from pkgs.org/download/libdvdcss2


k9copy and dvdrip are both graphical, and you can select which title to rip.
dvdbackup is command-line, and it rips the DVD to hdd in its entirety.
With libdvdcss2 installed you can play and possibly rip a DVD encrypted with CSS (Content Scramble System), e.g. it enables Handbrake to rip encrypted dvd titles to mp4, but there is still other encrypion it can't deal with.

To rip with dvdbackup, cd to the dir to store the dvd and run dvdbackup -i /dev/dvd -M -o movie

furiusisomount and acetoneiso are two useful apps but only available in testing.




Desktop apps

 

that gets you... a light-weight a pdf viewer, basic x11 tools, clipboard manager, download manager, virus scanner, id3 tag writer, graphical disk map, kde screenshot taker, character map, data backup utility, file/directory comparison app, file text search/replace, system cleanup app, torrent downloader, help agent, Gnome's desktop colours editor, KDE's control panel, x-selection tools, dictionary, gnome webcam app, grouped sticky notes, html editor, ftp manager, terminal dvd writer

transmission gets permissions error - right click on a torrent and > Set Location, select the actual download location.

for a fully functional DVD burner, there's xfburn (basic) or k3b (unless you'd prefer an easy command-line tool like bashburn)
 

the last two packages there are to enable conversion of wav to mp3 or mp3 to wav (and other formats) -ie ripping an audio cd or making an audio cd in K3b...

Xfce stuff and panel plugins
 


xfce plugins http://goodies.xfce.org/... recommends for xfce http://wiki.xfce.org/...




ClamTK virus scanner

FAQ page A GUI frontend for Clamav - mainly it's used for scanning potentially infected files received from Windows machines to prevent sending on infected files etc.

Latest version can be installed from .deb file from clamtk website - from repository it may report out-dated GUI and virus definitions.

depends: libnet-dns-perl


To update clamav virus definitions, run
 

It's possible to update multiple machines remotely if you download the main.cvd and daily.cvd file (from the Upgading links at http://www.clamav.net/...) and copy it to /var/lib/clamav
 


Note: you must select options in Preferences in order to scan anything!




Anti rootkit

these are Linux-specific anti-trojan programs
 


To run them use these commands as root:
 

run an update with
 

 
I'm not exactly sure what this shows!

http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/




Hosts file

add web sites to the /etc/hosts file to block them - literally to drop any request that looks them up

http://someonewhocares.org/hosts/
and here http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.txt


 

when done adding to the list of blocked sites, run
 


or you can try hostsblock http://gaenserich.github.io/hostsblock/




optional

 

evince, geekie - gui pdf and image viewers
pyrenamer, catfish - batch rename and file search gui tools cheese, hasciicam - webcam apps
docky - app launcher dock flush or transmission -bit torrent handlers
xfburn - dvd burner
xpad - make notes
geany - powerful text editor
axel-kapt -download accelerator
tucan -upload-downloader for file share sites



 

gnome configuration editor - sets things in gnome app's
gnome system tools - enables user management
kdemultimedia-kio-plugins - enables reading and conversion of audio from CD's in KDE app's
mscorefonts - includes Times, Tahoma, Verdana, Ariel etc.



Edu-games for learners
 



Tips:
to enable transparency of the Xfce roxterm terminal emulator, check "enable display compositing" in Xfce Settings manager > Windows Tweaks.

clipit: set automatic paste


problems:
gnome mplayer resizes to full size on every play (bad for HD video on a low res screen)
-enable playlist, or try in Pref's >Interface >only allow one instance, >remember window location and size, >uncheck "resize window when new video is loaded" and Alt-F8 drag smaller on the first video.

bluetooth mouse doesn't get detected or doesn't pair
note: connecting via bluetooth manager (i.e. the system's own bluetooth adapter) might be more tricky, but not impossible, while using the mouse's own USB adapter will be sweet and instant.
-replace mouse battery! click on pair (not set up) in bluetooth manager and enter 0000, and if it doesn't connect switch off the mouse for a minute or two and back on, e voila, it's connected.

network manager gives this message: "system policy prevents modification of network settings" and asks for root key to logon to network

 
search for org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.settings.modify.system

at the end of that section change <allow_active>auth_admin_keep</allow_active>
to <allow_active>yes</allow_active>



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