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I've been an Ubuntu user since Dapper and Ubuntu has been my only or main OS since Lucid. My PC is not powerful enough to run Unity so I use Gnome Classic and since Precise I've started fiddling with LXDE too. My favourite release thus far is Maverick though Precise built up from a minimum install with LXDE is a close second.

A very big thank you to all who contribute to Ubuntu.

Before Ubuntu (and during) I often fiddle with Fedora and I've sampled a few other distros. My first Linux use was in the late 90s with Red Hat and then Suse.


Jun
12
comment How to convert mpeg to mp4?
Yes via FileExplorer over wifi and also transfered with iTunes. The video stutters and there is no sound. I used this profile: "Video - H.264 + MP3 (MP4)". I can provide a short clip if wanted ~10MB.
Jun
11
comment How to convert mpeg to mp4?
/usr/bin/avconv -y -i "/home/magnus/one.mpg" -f mp4 -r 29.97 -vcodec libx264 -preset slow -filter:v scale=704:384 -b:v 1000k -aspect 16:9 -flags +loop -cmp chroma -b:v 1250k -maxrate 1500k -bufsize 4M -bt 256k -refs 1 -bf 3 -coder 1 -me_method umh -me_range 16 -subq 7 -partitions +parti4x4+parti8x8+partp8x8+partb8x8 -g 250 -keyint_min 25 -level 30 -qmin 10 -qmax 51 -qcomp 0.6 -trellis 2 -sc_threshold 40 -i_qfactor 0.71 -acodec aac -strict experimental -b:a 112k -ar 48000 -ac 2 "/home/magnus/one.mp4"
Jun
11
comment How to convert mpeg to mp4?
I spent some hours reading various solutions in myriad places so it is difficult to say exactly what I did to get it working but typing the following in to the terminal works (where one.mpg in my home folder is the file to be converted) and it works on iDevices too:
Jun
11
comment How to convert mpeg to mp4?
Doesn't this cause problems in removing libavcodec54?
Jun
11
comment How to convert mpeg to mp4?
While this did work, the resulting mp4 file didn't play correctly on an iPad.
Apr
15
comment How to convert mpeg to mp4?
Thanks, I was just about to try Handbrake which I have used before but find a bit complicated when I tried the VLC method described below.
Apr
15
comment How to convert mpeg to mp4?
Worked exactly as per your instructions. Thank you!
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15
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comment How to restore Ubuntu login screen after lubuntu install?
lightDM.conf was empty so I opened it sudo gedit /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf and added this: [SeatDefaults] greeter-session=unity-greeter user-session=ubuntu Sorry but not for a lack of trying and despite reading (askubuntu.com/editing-help#comment-formatting) I am unable to format the comment - it should be on 3 lines. I then removed lightdm sudo apt-get purge lightdm and reinstalled it sudo apt-get install lightdm and after rebooting it worked. What a drama! And a waste of 2 hours of my life!
Nov
6
comment How to restore Ubuntu login screen after lubuntu install?
sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm worked after I installed gdm.
Nov
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comment How to restore Ubuntu login screen after lubuntu install?
I have tried sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm but nothing happens.
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