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comment How do I view an Outlook .msg file?
Great, this did the job for me.
Mar
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awarded  Curious
Mar
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comment How to I parse a file and only keep certain words?
Sure, I did forget that one.
Mar
17
comment How to I parse a file and only keep certain words?
The grep version of the answer does not work: substrings match (for example first will match if firstname is in the file being searched). I am not overly versed in Python, but this seems to do it right, I would have offered a similar solution with awk.
Mar
17
comment How to read/rip audio tracks from a malformed CD?
Makes sense, I am also unable to create DVDs on this drive (I used to be able to).
Mar
17
accepted How to read/rip audio tracks from a malformed CD?
Mar
17
comment How to read/rip audio tracks from a malformed CD?
The audio CDs that do not work are brand new (2014), commercial CDs, so I have no idea on what technology they were created (old or new). Also, I tried different CDs from the same box set, some work others don't on my newer drive, all work on the older one. I'm leaning strongly towards Fabby's (second) answer.
Mar
16
comment How to read/rip audio tracks from a malformed CD?
@Fabby, I tried cleaning, no effect. But I eventually got around to trying a CD drive on a different (older) box and it works. So mine must be partially defunct. Strange because it gets most CDs perfectly fine, just not all.
Mar
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revised Having trouble mounting CDs (even music CDs) - Ubuntu 10.04
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Jan
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comment How do I download a YouTube video?
Savefrom made my day :-) all the other alternatives were somehow blocked, thank you for sharing.
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May
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accepted Having trouble mounting CDs (even music CDs) - Ubuntu 10.04
May
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answered Having trouble mounting CDs (even music CDs) - Ubuntu 10.04
May
31
comment Having trouble mounting CDs (even music CDs) - Ubuntu 10.04
Tried another method for finalising the disk, this method did not work, so started again with fresh CDs. It now works. I think my OS was in a weird state and something was corrupted along the way.
May
28
comment Having trouble mounting CDs (even music CDs) - Ubuntu 10.04
Done, edited. I created two CDs, one with wodim, the other with the standard GUI CD Creator (on a Gnome system). I tried both CDs on a Windows machine. One shows content (I thin the GUI created one), the other seems empty (blank). I tried on my Ubuntu 10.04 machine again after a reboot and both CDs are viewed as blanks and can now listen to the audio CD (albeit with lots of errors of the type main input error: ES_OUT_SET_(GROUP_)PCR is called too late, increasing pts_delay to...). I believe something got corrupted and neither session got closed at the end of the creation.