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Those cool, fancy images are all over the Internet. Many people call them HDRI (High Dynamic Range Images), although they usually are not, at least not originally.


If all application would use sound-systems like Arts things could be so much easier.


One of my Christmas-gifts was a sweet new hard-disk. A 250GB SATA2-drive made by Hitachi (made right around the corner in Shenzhen...).

My new music-player


Today I got myself a new music-player, because my old MP3-stick had three big problems:

  1. No support for OGG/Vorbis

For quite some time creating proper video-tutorials with Linux wasn't very comfortable.
I tried it with Cinelerra before, but since it's a fully featured video-editor it's too blown up for this simple task. Other solutions, like for example VNC2SWF only record video, but no sound.


Tried Ogle? Try it if you didn't and are looking for a simple and rather painless ways to play your DVD's on your PC almost as if you plugged them in a standalone DVD player (for a TV set) without having to do alot of tweaking just to get it playing right and without anomalies and with subtitles working (if you need them).

Ogle supports DVD menu and seems to tune in to any DVD without a problem.

I have added it to my ~/.xinitrc file (by default commented) like this:

#gksudo ogle /dev/hdd

So when I want to play a DVD I just insert it in my DVD player, go out of GNOME (or whatever I may be using in X) to console (killing X in the process of course), modify my ~/.xinitrc file to comment out the mentioned command and comment the one that usually starts GNOME (exec gnome-session) and then just startx to start playing a DVD.