Making fedora better

Getting back to Fedora (yes agafolks with hatsin) I recenlty found something called fedy at folks with hats. This installs a few new repos (fedely as well as the rpm fusion sites.) and gives you a nice UI to manage alot of additions that make Fedora much more useable.

This is an open source project that can be found on github.

Have fun!

HDMI over IP finaly !!

This is realy cool and what I have been waiting for – I think. Basicaly it is a transmitter-recevier solution for HD over IP. From the video it looks like it actualy does multicast. The only thing that I need to figure out is it ends up being pretty expensive to setup at the start, 250 per receiver and 300 per x-miter -it may be cheaper to just get another cable box.

The bigest advantage I currently see would be the need to only have a single media PC for any point in the house, instead of some additional local solution. I would still have the multi channel issue – but we are only 2 in the house.



Rotating video with mencoder

This is something that has been bugging me ever since I got a digital camera that could do video – how do you rotate a “portrait” video back to “landscape”. Recently a friend asked me to do this for something important – a video she took for “The children’s wish foundation” so I looked a little more. I finaly found how to do it with mencoder at Scott Hanselman’s site.

He even goes into describing the flags for the tool – which is always good. As well, to make things cleaner, how to get the aspect ratio back to 4:3. I now have a few videos to rotate.