Very good Android Music Player Rocket Player

If you ever need a good music player on your Android device, Rocket Player is one such good player available at http://www.jrtstudio.com/Rocket-Player-Android-Media-Player. The best feature is the ability to play music from a folder. Most of us mortals segregate our music collection into folders and apart from VLC player, this is the only one I . . . → Read More: Very good Android Music Player Rocket Player

How to connect laptop to TV with HDMI in Xubuntu

Connect the HDMI cable – one end to PC and one end to laptop. Then switch on TV and select the Video Input as HDMIx where x is the HDMI port you have connected your laptop or computer to the TV.

Select Settings Manager -> Display and you will see HDMI as one of the . . . → Read More: How to connect laptop to TV with HDMI in Xubuntu

How to play VCDs in Linux with Mplayer

VLC does not play all VCDs in Linux. You can play VCDs using Mplayer instead. Open a terminal window in Linux and type the following command to do so:

$ mplayer vcd:://4 -cdrom-device /dev/sr0 <enter>

If you notice the //4, that is the track on the VCD. Change it if the VCD does not play . . . → Read More: How to play VCDs in Linux with Mplayer

How to read DVDs in Xubuntu

From this version of Ubuntu/Xubuntu, medibuntu repository does not exist. Therefore, you cannot get the libdvdcss4 package to install and watch DVDs on Xubuntu / Ubuntu 13.04.

To watch DVDs on this version of Ubuntu / Xubuntu, download the libdvdcss2 package from http://www.videolan.org/developers/libdvdcss.html and install it.

The above steps can be replaced with the following . . . → Read More: How to read DVDs in Xubuntu

Play MKV file in Linux

A MKV format video file can be played back on Linux using VLC. You can get VLC from your distribution’s package repository or you can download it from http://www.videolan.org/vlc. VLC is also available for Windows, and is one of the best swiss-army knife kind of media players available.

Handbrake and VLC overheats laptop – Core 2 Duo

Handbrake / VLC overheats the CPU. To overcome this problem, make the program use 1 thread. In VLC, there is option in the GUI to do so. In Handbrake, you need to add thread=1 to the manual options.

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