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by all41
Fri May 29, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: VLC Broken - Is There a Workaround?
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: VLC Broken - Is There a Workaround?

Can't help with VLC but would highly recommend testing that "Celluloid" thing before throwing it away. I kind of agree with @makita regarding Celluloid, was strange at first--but lately I have been liking it. The only downside is that is has a problem showing dvd menus which vlc handles perfectly
by all41
Fri May 29, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: VLC Broken - Is There a Workaround?
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: VLC Broken - Is There a Workaround?

I just checked this out also--no problems at all. Something is wonky with your vlc configs. Open your home folder and show hidden files, then open .config. Find the vlc folder and delete it (it will get freshly generated when you reopen vlc). Then you will have fresh out of the box vlc configs---ret...
by all41
Fri May 29, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: how to completely wipe laptop without pw
Replies: 11
Views: 405

Re: how to completely wipe laptop without pw

Depending on the personal file contents, and if "bringing the laptop away" means it may wind up in untrusted hands, then the sledge hammer method is even more secure than dd, shred and secure erase. This is one of the reasons you find many systems available on ebay without a hard drive.
by all41
Fri May 29, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] youtube to mp3 and mp3 from m4a
Replies: 12
Views: 246

Re: youtube to mp3

The latest youtube-dl was released today---version 2020.05.29
by all41
Wed May 27, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: record sound on desktop
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: record sound on desktop

I use vlc player to stream. In the toolbar, click on View,
and then select Advanced Controls. That will enable a record button in the player controls.
by all41
Wed May 27, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Full disk encryption
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Full disk encryption

I have but a few files needing encryption for laptop use, one of which contains website login username and passwords I might need on the go. I have been using ccrypt for that purpose. Is this secure enough? As far as theft one could just replace the ssd (inexpensive nowdays) and regain use of the co...
by all41
Tue May 26, 2020 1:22 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Should Mint be Put on Other Devices?
Replies: 26
Views: 695

Re: Should Mint be Put on Other Devices?

I would love a Mint phone-top. Just thinking of the billions of targets. But, after all,
we would be just a flea climbing an elephant's rump with lecherous intentions
by all41
Tue May 26, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: Full disk encryption
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Full disk encryption

Just wondering who does this and why.
As opposed to encrypting personal files only, and what are the drawbacks of
both strategies?
by all41
Sat May 23, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Your Software Suggestion for Making Bootable USB's
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: Your Software Suggestion for Making Bootable USB's

Hello, Anyone have any suggestions for software to make a USB bootable from an ISO image. Or maybe there is some way to do this within Linux Mint. I prefer to use software in the software manager (less security concerns) but I didn't see anything in there. I will use this to make a bootable USB, to...
by all41
Sat May 23, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [Solved] Your Software Suggestion for Making Bootable USB's
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: Your Software Suggestion for Making Bootable USB's

Hello, Anyone have any suggestions for software to make a USB bootable from an ISO image. Or maybe there is some way to do this within Linux Mint. I prefer to use software in the software manager (less security concerns) but I didn't see anything in there. I will use this to make a bootable USB, to...
by all41
Sat May 23, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Nothing to do with LINUX
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: Nothing to do with LINUX

Perhaps they get a different view of the topics down there.
by all41
Sat May 23, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Which particular add on you cant live without?
Replies: 13
Views: 267

Re: Which particular add on you cant live without?

Not a matter of life and death, but I like the FF add-on Dark Reader. Perfect for anti eye fatigue, especially at night. You can set different looks for each website. Here are examples for how it can change the look of the forum: dark reader1.png dark2.png dark3.png It's especially cool in combinati...
by all41
Sat May 23, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Tutorials
Topic: What to do if Timeshift screwed over your system? | Login Loop | No Disk Space
Replies: 22
Views: 676

Re: What to do if Timeshift screwed over your system? | Login Loop | No Disk Space

For me the best part of Timeshift is never having the occasion to restore from it, except once to verify it's ability. Best to have the files and never need, though--as opposed to needing and not having. Timeshift is still rewriting system files on an internal hd once daily, keeping but one daily in...
by all41
Sat May 23, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello! From a teenager
Replies: 7
Views: 176

Re: Hello! From a teenager

Hi @BG04PF,
Fresh perspectives are always appreciated, good to have you join.
Welcome to the forums
by all41
Sat May 23, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Can’t play MGM DVDs
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: Can’t play MGM DVDs

The Multi Media Codecs Package must be installed in LinuxMint when you want to use Vlc This is inaccurate. VLC installs it's own set of codecs. The libdvdcss2 package is not installed for reasons similar to what was mentioned. Even Celluloid will play dvds needing nothing more than libdvdcss2 . The...
by all41
Sat May 23, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Can’t play MGM DVDs
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: Can’t play MGM DVDs

Make sure you have the package libdvdcss2
Look in the Synaptic package manager list
by all41
Fri May 22, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Too many updates
Replies: 17
Views: 392

Re: Too many updates

cliffcoggin wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 5:59 pm
What's your objection to updates? Even kernel updates take no more than three minutes to install, others less than a minute.
+1
I see updated packages as operational and security improvements.
by all41
Wed May 20, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] .mkv media player?
Replies: 40
Views: 777

Re: .mkv media player?

Do you have your install .iso to try in the live desktop mode. They should work there
without needing anything additional.
My .mkv were created by youtube-dl--perhaps that is the difference
by all41
Wed May 20, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] .mkv media player?
Replies: 40
Views: 777

Re: .mkv media player?

.mkv works fine here--even Celluloid plays them booted to a live desktop.
Handbrake, SM, VLC all ok as well. Must be a corrupted file

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